Chase Goodbread Evaluates Alabama’s Players in the Senior Bowl [Audio]
Saturday afternoon, the best seniors from around college football will showcase their skills to fans and NFL personnel in the 69th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl.
For the Alabama Crimson Tide, Bradley Bozeman, Levi Wallace, JK Scott and Da’Shawn Hand will suit up for the South team.
During Friday’s edition of The Gary Harris Show, NFL.com draft contributor and host of WVUA 23’s Crimson Cover TV Chase Goodbread analyzed Alabama’s contingent of seniors in this weekend’s Senior Bowl.
The first player that Goodbread analyzed was Da’Shawn Hand. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native finished his Crimson Tide career with 64 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.
After summarizing Hand’s career at Alabama and the competition he’s facing in Mobile, Goodbread offered his thoughts on Hand’s performance during the Senior Bowl practices this week.
“For him to be able to come down and perform at a high level against guys that are going to be right in the mix with him as far as where they get selected. I thought he definitely made some money.” Goodbread said.
Concerning cornerback Levi Wallace, the NFL.com draft analyst detailed his thoughts of Wallace as a prospective defensive back at the professional level.
“I definitely think he’s a straight corner. I don’t think he’s a nickel guy or a safety guy. He’s just not built that way. He does need to put some weight on. He’s pretty narrow but he can run. He’s got instincts. He’s a smart guy and I think the arrow on him is definitely pointing up.” Goodbread said.
Denver native JK Scott left Tuscaloosa as one of the Crimson Tide’s best punters in program history by averaging almost 45 yards per punt. While describing Scott’s week in Mobile, Goodbread dissected the Alabama punter’s potential to be taken in the 2018 NFL Draft.
“I do think he’s draftable. That’s not quite the same thing as predicting that he will be drafted because it’s a sticky situation for all these specialists when it comes to the NFL Draft. A lot of clubs are more than fine with just free agents or what not.” Goodbread said.
When it comes to center Alabama center Bradley Bozeman, Goodbread talked about where Bozeman could go in the draft as well as whether his week in Mobile helped or hurt his draft prospects.
“I think he’s probably a third day draft pick toward the back half of the draft.” Goodbread said. “I didn’t necessarily think he helped or hurt himself this week. I don’t think he had a bad week, not sure that he necessarily stood out either.” Goodbread said.
Later in the conversation, Goodbread addressed the concerns that NFL scouts have for Shaun Dion Hamilton’s injury history, the NFL prospects for Troy University quarterback Brandon Silvers and Alabama’s potential coaching staff for the 2018 season.
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