Thanks to a third quarter explosion, the North team ended up pulling away from Zac Taylor’s South squad in the 2020 Senior Bowl for a final score of 34-17. The score of the game means little compared to how the individual players performed, and these seven players helped their respective draft stocks.
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: A great week was followed by a great first 20 minutes of the game which earned him the game’s MVP award. Herbert flashed his seamless arm strength and underrated mobility against the North. He exited the game with 83 yards on 9-12 passing with a touchdown to running back Lamical Perine.
Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah: As soon of Herbert left the game, Anae drank Mike’s Secret Stuff from Space Jam or something. He sacked Jalen Hurts twice, beating Texas Tech’s Terence Steele. On the next drive, beat Oregon’s Calvin Throckmorton and hit Hurts as he threw, causing an interception. While he wasn’t too noticeable during the week of practice, but A
Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU: It was a great week for the tight ends down in Mobile, and Bryant really stood out today in the ground game. Whether it was from an inline position or as an H-back in an offset formation, Bryant showcased great blocking, which surely caught the eyes of evaluators.
Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame: It was only fitting that arguably the best cornerback from practice ended up with an interception in the actual game. Pride picked off Steven Montez and tacked on 33 yards on the return. All week he showed a knack for feeling routes and anticipating the ball, and it paid off in front of all eyes to see.
Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State: One of the more underrated performers from practice, Gordon had himself the most productive days for all quarterbacks. His two touchdowns along with 8-12 passing helped verify his solid week with the North.
Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL, LSU: A likely mid-round pick entering the week, Cushenberry had himself a tremendous week and finished it with a solid game in both phases. Playing next to his former teammate Damien Lewis at right guard helped for sure, but Cushnenberry’s intriguing athleticism and hand strength will keep him in the top-75 conversation.
Joshua Kelly, RB, UCLA: All week, Kelly was working in tandem with the imposing interior blockers of the North and that translated well into the game. He quickly accumulated 60+ rushing yards on his first seven carries. He finished with 105 yards on 15 productive carries.