The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl is officially in the books. This game has become extremely important as those who perform well in this game generally find themselves on the Final 53 roster in the fall. This game has also helped the Dallas Cowboys find the best new talent to fill their needs.
This week gives college prospects the ability to showcase their physical ability as well as their mental ability. Prospects get introduced to an NFL playbook and the professional way to go about one’s business. For some seniors, the bigger stage doesn’t phase them, while for others, it wrecks them.
Two of the 3 starting quarterbacks from the 2016 NFL Draft were Senior Bowl Alumni, one of those being the Dallas Cowboys very own, Rayne Dakota Prescott. In 2018, 2 of the 5 quarterbacks selected in the first round of the NFL Draft played in the Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl has never been more important.
Fortunately for Cowboys fans, the Cowboys do a good job of finding talent in this prestigious game and in return they’ve been gifted players who’ve started meaningful snaps for the team. This tweet from Dave Helman just about says it all:
It’s also worth noting he forgot to add QB Mike White’s name to the 2018 list.
With the holes that are on the Cowboys roster as I mentioned here, it wouldn’t be far fetched to see some of the players who played today on the Cowboys 2019 roster. This team is definitely heading into the off season better than they have in previous years. Much of the talent needed is depth, something the Senior Bowl is great at finding.
Knowing the Cowboys don’t have a pick until No.58, they don’t have opportunity to invest in one of the elite tackle and defensive linemen in this class but that shouldn’t stop the Cowboys from drafting legitimate talent as they’ve shown for quite some time.
Below are the prospects who shined on Saturday, followed up by people who did the opposite.