Offensive tackle- Wanya Morris (6-5, 317)
The best group at the Senior Bowl was the offensive line, this goes for both the American and National rosters. Picking out just one offensive tackle as the biggest riser isn’t easy and Ohio State’s Dawand Jones looked like he’d be the biggest, quite literally, after a dominant first day of practice, but Jones didn’t take the field again.
With Jones out for the second and third practice, a few offensive tackles took advantage of the stage and drew the attention of the draft world. Oklahoma’s Wanya Morris stood out in particular for how he looked in one-on-one pass rush drills.
Morris, one of the best athletes at the position in the class, had arguably the smoothest pass sets in Mobile. His kick step was effortless and though his hand placement could use some work, his feet and hands were on the same page and everything was well timed.
Mirroring pass rushers seemed so easy for Morris, who showed a stronger anchor than expected, and nobody could beat him outside. His athleticism also showed up in the run game where he looked good working to the second level; he’s well-suited for a zone scheme.
With this offensive tackle class lacking depth, Morris, Jones, Tennessee’s Darnell Wright, Maryland’s Jaelyn Duncan, and Syracuse’s Matthew Bergeron all helped themselves towards being early to mid-Day 2 picks, if not higher, in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Honorable mention: Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland (6-6, 298)