2022 Senior Bowl: What They Are Saying About Mountain West Players

2022 Senior Bowl: What They Are Saying About Mountain West Players

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2022 Senior Bowl: What They Are Saying About Mountain West Players

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Chad Muma, Wyoming, LB

A possible Patriot?

Senior Bowl Press conference

Cameron Thomas, San Diego State, DL

The most versatile defender?

When lining up inside he can be very effective at eating up blocks in the run game, but he can also power through and win on passing downs. When watching Cameron Thomas what stands out is his ability to be consistently disruptive. You never go through long stretches of time when watching the Aztecs where Thomas isn’t making an impact of some sorts.

Ravens like Thomas

“The Ravens also seem to do a great job of maximizing the talent of their rookies year in and year out, which leads me to believe a player like Cameron Thomas could thrive in their program, even if Wink Martindale is no longer calling the plays defensively.”

Khalil Shakr, Boise State, WR

Shakir is flying up the draft boards and is getting compared to Cooper Kupp who played college ball at Eastern Washington and just had one of the best seasons ever for a wide receiver in the NFL.

Here is a Strong to Shakir connection.

Pro Football Network on Shakir:

“Chief among Shakir’s operational strengths is his work at the catch point. At the catch, Shakir shows off absurd instincts. The Boise State WR can track the ball and make challenging adjustments with little strain. He’s able to control and contort his body with rare, natural comfort in the air. And his near-elite coordination ties it all together. Shakir actively guides the ball in with his hands and positions himself to maximize his reach. He can make acrobatic catches even amidst contact.”

The Draft Network is reconsidering its ranking:

Shakir entered the Senior Bowl as a somewhat under-the-radar prospect who TDN’s Drae Harris issued a fifth-round grade. He’s No. 110 on TDN’s current 2022 NFL Draft rankings, too. It’s a fair grade and ranking for a player whose low-cut frame and 29-inch arms don’t profile as a top-tier wide receiver in the NFL, but he proved over the last two days of practices that his film warrants a second look.


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