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20 NFL Players Who Saw Their Draft Stock Rise Thanks to the Senior Bowl

Current New York Giant and former Duke QB Daniel Jones is one of many NFL prospects who benefitted greatly from their appearance at the Senior Bowl. With this year’s top prospects heading to Mobile, Ala., next week, here’s a look back at 20 NFL players — two each from the last 10 years — who saw their draft stock rise after their time at the Senior Bowl:

2011

Nate Solder, Colorado

○ Round 1 / Pick 17

○ 130 games played, 127 games started, 44 career penalties

○ 2x Super Bowl champion; highest-paid offensive lineman in 2018

Andy Dalton, TCU

○ Round 2 / Pick 35

○ 144 games, 33,764 YDS, 62.2 CMP %, 218 TDS, 126 INTS

○ 3x Pro Bowl

2012

Lavonte David, Nebraska

○ Round 2 / Pick 58

○ 137 games, 24.0 sacks, 1,125 total tackles, 24 FFS, 12 INTS

○ 3x All-Pro, 1x Pro Bowl

Bobby Wagner, Utah State

○ Round 2 / Pick 47

○ 135 games, 1,143 total tackles, 22.5 sacks, 55 PDS, 10 INTS, 5 FFS, 4 TDS

○ 1x Super Bowl Champion, 7x All-Pro, 7x Pro Bowl, 2x NFL Tackles Leader, NFL 2010s All-Decade Team

2013

Jamie Collins, Southern Miss

○ Round 2 / Pick 52

○ 110 games, 676 total tackles, 25.5 sacks, 19 FFS, 36 PDS, 11 INTS, 1 TD

○ 1x Super Bowl champion, 1x Pro Bowl, 1x All-Pro

Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard

○ Round 4 / Pick 130

○ 122 games, 42 CAR, 157 YDS, 3 TDS, 199 REC, 1,849 YDS, 12 TDS

○ 5x Pro Bowl

2014

Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

○ Round 2 / Pick 62

○ 48 games, 8,042 YDS, 51 TDS, 26 INTS, 67.5 CMP %

○ 2x Super Bowl champion

Kyle Van Noy, BYU

○ Round 2 / Pick 40

○ 95 games, 344 total tackles, 23.5 sacks, 7 FFS, 2 INTS, 15 PDS, 2 TDS

○ 2x Super Bowl champion, New England Patriots 2010s All-Decade Team, 4 YRS, $51 M contract with Miami

2015

Za’Darius Smith, Kentucky

○ Round 4 / Pick 122

○ 2x Pro Bowler

○ 90 games, 7 PDs, 8 FFs, 44.5 sacks, 226 tackles, 53 TFLs, 112 QB hits

Shaq Mason, Georgia Tech

○ Round 4 / Pick 131

○ 88 games, 83 games started, 13 career penalties

2016

Dak Prescott, Miss St

○ Round 4 / Pick 135

○ 2x Pro Bowler, 2016 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

○ 69 gms, 66% comp percentage, 17634 yds, 106 tds, 40 ints, 15 game winning drives

James Bradberry, Samford

○ Round 2 / Pick 62

○ 1x Pro Bowl

○ 75 games, 11 ints, 65 pds, 333 tackles

2017

Zay Jones, East Carolina

○ Buffalo Bills 2nd round 37th overall

○ 62 games: 124 receptions, 1338 yards, 10 TD

Kareem Hunt, Toledo

○ Kansas City Chiefs 3rd round 86th overall

○ 1x pro bowl

○ 51 games: 694 rushes for 3171 yards rushing, 23 rushing TD

○ 154 receptions for 1422 yards, 16 receiving TD

2018

Isaiah Wynn, Georgia

○ Round 1 / Pick 23

○ 18 games played, 18 games started, 1 career penalty

○ 1x Super Bowl champion

Darius Leonard, South Carolina State

○ Round 2 / Pick 36

○ 42 games, 416 total tackles, 15.0 sacks, 8 FFS, 7 INTS, 22 PDS, 1 TD

○ 3x All-Pro, 2x Pro Bowl, NFL Tackles Leader in 2018, 2018 NFL DROY

2019

Daniel Jones, Duke

○ New York Giants 1st round 6th overall

○ 27 games: 62.2 cmp%, 5970 yards, 35 TD, 22 Int

Andy Isabella, UMass

○ Arizona Cardinals 2nd round 62nd overall

○ 28 games: 30 receptions, 413 yards, 3 TD

2020

Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

○ Round 1 / Pick 14

○ 14 games, 33 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 TD

Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois

○ Round 2 / Pick 64

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