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2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl: North Team Game Notes

2019 Reese's Senior Bowl
Jon Gruden led the North team to a 34-24 in the #seniorbowl Who else shined during the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl! (Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s finally here! The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl has come and gone and now it’s time to analyze who impressed during game action. After 3 long days of practice, the players really came out to play this year in the game. I thought it was funny how Jon Gruden slapped Raiders stickers on the players’ helmets any time they made a good play. That energy led to a North team victory. The final ended up being 34-24 and I seriously believe they may not win without those stickers. It fired the whole team up. Here’s who stood out for the North team during the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl!


Drew Lock was better than the stat line would show. Lock went 9/15 for just 3.9 yards per attempt. Lock was under fire. His offensive line did not protect him. The North wide receivers absolutely suck. Lock would have thrown a deep touchdown that was so pretty but it was dropped. Lock clearly stands above the rest.

It’s an absolute joke that Trace McSorley is even in this game. He had a better chance to miss than he did to throw an accurate ball. The Penn State QB went 6-12 for 55 yards but I can’t stress enough that he was much worse than that.

Daniel Jones won the MVP of the game after an okay 8-11 check down showing. I just continue to lose faith. He never makes a big time throw. Super raw and not nearly ready.

Running Backs:

Kiran Higdon was terrible as expected. 5 carries and 18 yards of total trash. Dexter Williams is such a rollercoaster. I just don’t ever see him make enough guys miss. 11 for 40 on the day for Williams. Tony Pollard was better than expected. Finally, someone that has some burst. The Memphis back rushed for 60 yards on 8 carries. Pollard capped off the day with a 21-yard touchdown. He’s nothing more than a third-down back but maybe you can be creative with him.

Wide Receivers:

I’m just not impressed with Andy Isabella. He’s just not good. He made a bonehead decision to not field a punt that cost the team a lot of yardage. He really never got open. Even the touchdown he caught was a dumb bubble screen. I’m just so out.

Terry McLaurin has serious drop issues. That’s super concerning. The only guy that did anything else was Keelan Doss. I’m not sure he’s athletic enough to make it.

Tight Ends:

Rough day for this group. Caleb Wilson fumbled and couldn’t hold onto the ball at all. Tommy Sweeney caught a ball for 7 yards if you’re interested in that. Just disappointing.

Offensive Line:

The North offensive line had it’s struggles. Not a ton of open holes in the run game. The Wisconsin duo is just so bad. They got bullied like children. However, I think some had their moments. I just love Nate Davis. His ass almost touches the ground in his stance. He plays with some much leverage and power. He’s the best of that group. I thought two tackles played well. Caleb McGary and Chuma Edoga pass protected well. I don’t think either allowed pressure.

Defensive Line:

Khalen Saunders is disruptive! I’m a fan. He found his way into the backfield notching a sack. L.J. Collier recorded 2 sacks. He’s just been dominant all week. Charles Omenihu recorded a strip sack on Jarrett Stidham. Those three guys were the best of the bunch. Omenihu has some serious arm length to him.

Byron Cowart was the disappointing one. He just had no impact. This was the type of game I needed Cowart to shine in. Underwhelming college career and failed to generate any sort of pass rush.


Te’Von Coney and Cameron Smith played the run better than any of the other linebackers. Both guys have good range and can cover adequately. That’s all your looking for. I think both can be productive pros. Don’t sleep on Dre Greenlaw, either. He flies to the football.


Kris Boyd just might be the worst cornerback I’ve ever seen. I really don’t know how this guy is even a D1 athlete. Boyd was either beaten nonstop while also getting called for THREE pass interference calls. I don’t love any of these North team corners.


Nasir Adderly. Boy, did he bail himself out. He was bad in this game. I don’t care what anyone says. The guy can’t cover. However, now I know what he can do. He can make plays on the ball. Adderly came away with an interception that saved his game. He also allowed about 800 completions in this one. I just don’t buy it.

Will Harris, the BC safety, helped himself. Harris breaks on the ball and swatted a pass away. He has better cover skills than I anticipated and showed real instincts in this game.

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