Washington Commanders Scout Prospects at Senior Bowl

COLLEGE PARK, MD - DECEMBER 12: Elorm Lumor #23 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Jaelyn Duncan #71 of the Maryland Terrapins on December 12, 2020 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, MD - DECEMBER 12: Elorm Lumor #23 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Jaelyn Duncan #71 of the Maryland Terrapins on December 12, 2020 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) /

The Senior Bowl is drawing closer and the Commanders coaches, front office, and scouts should focus on these twelve prospects.

The offseason is now in fast-forward mode with three college all-star games in the books already (Hula Bowl, Tropical Bowl, NFLPA Bowl) and the Senior Bowl will take place in Mobile, AL on Saturday afternoon (February 4th). The Commanders have already met with several players at the three previous all-star games and they are likely to meet many more at the Senior Bowl. Fans should pay attention to this bowl game. Five players that were drafted by Washington in 2022 and one added on waivers played in the Senior Bowl last year. Cole Turner, Jahan Dotson, Brian Robinson, Sam Howell, Tariq Castro-Fields, and Phidarian “Phil” Mathis made quite an impression.

Today, we have a list of 12 players at this year’s Senior Bowl that should receive attention from the Burgundy and Gold. We will zero in on team needs and the players that could fit in with the Commanders. Six players on offense and six on defense will be highlighted here, but the front office will undoubtedly examine each player closely at the Senior Bowl. Again, this is the collegiate all-star game to focus on for your own analysis and scouting. Let’s take a closer look at these twelve players.

Senior Bowl – Offense

  • Jaelyn Duncan, Offensive Tackle, Maryland

We have featured Duncan several times over the last few months in our numbered mock drafts.

  • John Michael Schmitz, Center, Minnesota

Schmitz has risen rapidly from an obscure prospect last summer to the highest-rated center in this year’s draft.

  • Darnell Wright, Offensive Tackle, Tennessee

Wright is one of the best right tackles in the draft and will not last beyond the second round.

  • Cody Mauch, Offensive Guard, North Dakota State

FCS powerhouse North Dakota State played in another national championship game this season and Mauch is one of their best prospects in April’s draft.

  • O’Cyrus Torrence, Offensive Guard, Florida

Torrence is one of the best guards in the draft and has been a fixture in several of our mock drafts recently.

  • McClendon Curtis, Offensive Guard, Tennessee-Chattanooga

McClendon Curtis is another small college prospect that has been generating a lot of buzz since early last fall.

Senior Bowl – Defense

  • Julius Brents, Cornerback, Kansas State

Brents is a very tall and talented corner. While he is not a first rounder, the cornerback class is very deep this year and Brents is one of the best.

  • DeMarvion Overshown, Linebacker, Texas

The Commanders can’t overlook (see what I did there?) this position any longer. Depth is needed and Overshown is a good middle round prospect.

  • Keidron Smith, Cornerback, Mississippi and Kentucky (Grad Transfer)

Smith is a middle to late-round prospect that has drawn the attention of the Commanders. They met with him informally at the NFLPA Bowl. He could switch to safety at the next level.

  • Andre Carter, Linebacker, Army

Carter’s status as a pro changed again in late December and his future in the NFL is looking bright. He is a legitimate second-day pick in the draft.

  • Tyrique Stevenson, Cornerback/Hybrid, Miami

If you are looking at slot cornerbacks and hybrid types like Kamern Curl, then Stevenson is your guy. He is a possible late second-day or early third-day possibility in the draft.

  • Henry To’oTo’o, Linebacker, Alabama

To’oTo’o is an underrated inside linebacker and could provide much-needed depth at the position. Some reports suggest that he could be a fourth or fifth-round prospect, but could slip into the third-round.

There is your list of twelve players to watch in this year’s Senior Bowl. Many other players are worthy of being on this list, but we’re trying to look at the best fits for the Commanders.

Yes, the offense focused on linemen only in today’s analysis. Don’t be surprised if the Commanders select three or four offensive linemen in this draft.

The draft is now three months away. The Combine is drawing closer and the team meetings will be here before you know it. See you as we go along.

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