7 Crimson Tide Players on 2022 Senior Bowl Watchlist
The Senior Bowl announced its 2022 watchlist Thursday morning, which included seven seniors from the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The seven Crimson Tide players named to the watchlist are:
- Josh Jobe, Cornerback
- LaBryan Ray, Interior Defensive Lineman
- Phidarian Mathis, Interior Defensive Lineman
- Daniel Wright, Safety
- Christopher Allen, Edge Linebacker
- Jaylen Moody, Linebacker
- Brian Robinson, Running Back
After having no defensive players represented at the 2021 Senior Bowl, it appears that Jim Nagy and the Senior Bowl scouts are counting on a big defensive presence from eh Crimson Tide in Mobile next February.
Five of the seven players are expected starters for Alabama in 2021, while Jalen Moody is expected to be a rotational linebacker with Christian Harris and Tennessee transfer Henry To'o To'o. Meanwhile, Daniel Wright rotates with Jordan Battle and DeMarcco Hellams in the defensive backfield.
Josh Jobe takes over as the number one cornerback following the departure of Patrick Surtain. Jobe has been named to several awards watchlists, including the Bednarik. Jim Nagy himself said he expects Jobe to be a top pick in next year's NFL Draft.
Though often injured (and currently dealing with a groin injury), LaBryan Ray is a Crimson Tide defensive front leader and has displayed NFL caliber play during his four years with Alabama. In 31 career games, Ray has 65 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Phidarian Mathis is a vocal leader for the Tide, having represented Alabama at the 2021 SEC Media Days in July. His play matches his personality: big. Mathis has 76 tackles in three seasons, 5.5 for a loss with 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Chris Allen is one of the top edge rushers in the SEC, leading the conference in 2020 with 13 tackles for loss. His six sacks ranked fourth in the SEC. With a double-digit sack season, Allen could skyrocket his draft stock for the 2022 NFL Draft.
The lone offensive player, Brian Robinson, is looking to take advantage of a depth chart that favored his veteran status on the roster. Robinson is a super senior, having played four seasons at The Capstone already. In his career, the Tuscaloosa native has 1,361 yards and 15 touchdowns on 274 carries.
The 2022 Senior Bowl is set for February 5, 2022, in Mobile, Alabama at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the University of South Alabama campus.
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