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MOBILE, Ala. — NFL teams turned their attention to the Senior Bowl this week with all 32 organizations having scouts and front-office personnel taking over Mobile, Alabama, ahead of next month’s combine and April’s 2020 NFL draft. Potential first-round picks Justin Herbert (Oregon quarterback) and Javon Kinlaw (South Carolina defensive tackle) attended, along with other intriguing prospects like Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma quarterback) and Van Jefferson (Florida wide receiver).
After a week of evaluation at practices — the Senior Bowl itself is Saturday at 2: 30 p.m. ET (NFL Network) — several under-the-radar prospects created buzz among teams. ESPN NFL Nation reporters Turron Davenport, Courtney Cronin, Vaughn McClure and Lindsey Thiry talked to scouts and personnel people throughout the week and asked them to pick the prospects who could rise up draft boards.
Here are their picks for the most underrated prospects at the Senior Bowl:
Scout No. 1’s pick: Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
HT: 6-foot-5 | WT: 242
2019 stats: 65 catches for 1,004 yards and seven TDs
Where Kiper ranks him: No. 3 TE