The 2012 Senior Bowl is just a day away but players from major universities all across the nation have been practicing in front of NFL coaches and scouts for the past week in Mobile, Alabama. The senior bowl is a great chance for college players to showcase their abilities to scouts and improve their draft stock. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way though. Sometimes, a player's draft stock falls and the Senior Bowl becomes something that hurts a player more than it helps.
That could be the case for Missouri Tigers tight end Michael Egnew, who, according to The National Football Post's Wes Bunting, hurt his draft stock due to his performance in Senior Bowl practices throughout the week.
He didn’t look real explosive in any area of the game this week and was tighter in the hips when trying to get out of his breaks. Now, he’s a big kid who can go get the football, but didn’t possess the range I expected to see from him on tape. Looks more like a mid/later round pick.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end is ranked by ESPN as this year's draft class's fourth-best tight end, but if coaches and scouts throughout the NFL feel the same that Bunting does, his draft stock could plummet in the coming weeks.
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