Today there were seniors playing that are likely on the Dallas Cowboys list of players to consider drafting. Of course there are underclassmen on the list as well, but today was a day to look at some seniors that may help the Cowboys next season.
Based on the game today, these guys stock may be rising:
Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati: This dude can return punts. He had 98 yards on 2 returns which set a Senior Bowl record. He was also the leading rusher in the game with 31 yards. Pead is small but very quick and displays nice instincts. I would compare his style to Cowboy great Tony Dorsett.
The Cowboys need depth at running back and Pead would be a nice pick up. They also need a punt returner and Pead can add excitement for sure. Projected to go in the 3rd but I think his stock could rise after the show he put on today. With a 4.42 time in the 40, Pead is one of the fastest RBs in the draft.
Joe Adams WR Arkansas: Slow start with a fumble after catch but he played well after that fumble. He had 6 catches for 116 yards to lead all receivers. Adams runs nice routes and is a play maker. Put this guy in the right offense and he will surely be fun to watch on Sundays. Adams is smallish at only 5-11 but he runs a 4.38/40 to draw interest. By far looked like the quickest guy on the field today. He was projected around the 5th round but he is likely going to go sooner than that after today.
If the Cowboys sign Robinson, I doubt they draft a WR but if they do, Adams would be fun to watch!
Quniton Coples DE UNC: Coples showed me, and a lot of others, that he can play when he decides to. At times Coples looked like a man playing amongst boys as he had a sack and tipped two passes at the line of scrimmage. Coples is a perplexing player to figure out and decide if he should go in the top 10.
He has everything you are looking for, great size at 6-6, good quickness and strength. When he wants to he can take over a game but at times he just fades away and appears to take plays off. The Cowboys must be considering drafting Coples if he is still there at #14. May be a great player in NFL if he improves work ethic and plays with intensity each play.
Vinny Curry DE Marshall: I was impressed with this guy today. He can become a pass rush specialist at the next level. Had a sack and hurried the QB on one play that resulted in an interception. If the Cowboys draft a CB in the first then Curry would likely be around in the 2nd round for them to consider. Curry appears to have a good motor when he plays relentlessly pursuing the QB.
Upshaw and Ingram were solid today but not spectacular however they both had good weeks and will be considered as 1st round picks at OLB. Ingram was lined up at DT some today but I think he will thrive at the next level as a 3-4 OLB where he can use his nice quickness.
Stock may dip?
Janoris Jenkins CB N. Alabama: I thought Jenkins had a tough day. He gave up a TD pass down in the red zone and flat out got caught with his pants down on a stop and go pattern that lucky for him wasn’t caught. Senior Bowl rules don’t allow CBs to press up at the line so maybe Jenkins felt awkward playing off the line more than usual. Anyway I just didn’t like the way he tackled or covered and am not impressed with him. Curious to see what the Cowboys leadership thinks of Jenkins after the game. He comes with character red flags as well.
For me Jenkins stock takes a dip.