The 2023 Senior Bowl practices have wrapped up for the week in Mobile, AL and the game is set for Saturday afternoon. This has been a chance for players to make a good first impression on NFL teams as they hope to move up draft boards and improve their draft stock for the 2023 NFL Draft.
There have been a number of standout performances this week during practice and these are five players worth noting heading into the Senior Bowl on Saturday to see if they continue this high level of play.
NFL Draft: 5 players who impressed during 2023 Senior Bowl practices
John Michael Schmitz
One of the top centers in this draft class is believed to be John Michael Schmitz out of the University of Minnesota. Schmitz has done nothing but confirm that and ESPN’s Jordan Reid tweeted that he believes he has made the case to be the best player at the Senior Bowl.
John Michael Schmitz has started 25 games at center over the past two years for the University of Minnesota and was named first-team All-America this past season. While he may not have moved up in terms of position rankings, he shouldn’t have to wait long to hear his name called and likely will be drafted somewhere around Round 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft.