The Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama presents an opportunity for invited players to work with NFL coaching staffs, and show scouts and executives how they respond to that coaching and translate it to success on the field during the game itself. Each year, a few players stand out during the week of practices and in the game, and leave the Senior Bowl having improved their chances of getting invited to the NFL Combine and ultimately being selected a few months later in the NFL Draft.
This year was no different, as D.J. Chark, WR LSU impressed, making play after play in practice and having a monster game that included a 63-yard reception and a 75-yard touchdown catch. Chark finished the game with five catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. If he wasn’t on the radar for teams prior to the Senior Bowl, he was certainly a player who teams would be watching at the Combine a month later. Chark didn’t disappoint, but we’ll get to that later.