Day one of the 2024 Senior Bowl is in the books, and there were some noticeable standouts on the first day.
Below, I provide some of my day one Senior Bowl observations for the top performers.
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Taliese Fuaga, Offensive Tackle
FS365 BB Rk: 13, Mid-Level Starter Potential
Taliese Fuaga is as advertised. He had a great day one at the Senior Bowl, including some nice one-on-one wins vs Laiatu Latu. Known for his powerful run blocking and solid pass protection, his performance as a right tackle was dominant throughout the day.
Laiatu Latu, Edge, UCLA
FS365 BB Rk: 21, High-End Starter Potential
Laiatu Latu impressed with a variety of pass-rush moves and his exceptional burst off the line during the first day. His agility, power in the pass rush, and efforts in run defense showcased his well-rounded capabilities and high-end starter potential.
Michael Penix Jr., Quarterback, Washington
FS365 BB Rk: 27, Mid-Level Starter Potential
Michael Penix Jr. exhibited remarkable arm talent on Day 1, particularly noticeable on deep throws. His quick decision-making and poise under pressure suggested traits that could be advantageous in a pro-style offense.
Quinyon Mitchell, Cornerback, Toledo
FS365 BB Rk: 46, Mid-Level Starter Potential (We are moving his ranking up)
Quinyon Mitchell showcased his skills in both man and press coverage during the first day of the Senior Bowl. His competitive nature, excellent reaction times, and ability to quickly close on the ball were evident, reinforcing his potential effectiveness in various coverage schemes.
Tyler Guyton, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
FS365 BB Rk: 54, Under Review
Tyler Guyton stood out on Day 1 with his size and strength, effectively dominating in one-on-one drills. He displayed good footwork and balance in pass protection, suggesting his capability to handle speed rushers and maintain solid blocks.
Ladd McConkey, Wide Receiver, Georgia
FS365 BB Rk: 51, Mid-Level Starter Potential
Ladd McConkey's route-running abilities were on full display during the first day, where he consistently created separation from defenders. His excellent hands and understanding of leverage against defenders emphasized his adaptability and potential in various offensive setups.
Roman Wilson, Wide Receiver, Michigan
FS365 BB Rk: 80, Mid-Level Starter Potential
Roman Wilson made a strong impression on Day 1 of the Senior Bowl, showcasing his ability to create mismatches and make contested catches. He demonstrated quick acceleration and sharp route running, underscoring his potential in a vertical passing game.