Draft season is slowly creeping upon us; first up is the Senior Bowl set to take place this Saturday, February 5th.
The NFL playoffs are well underway while we are under two weeks away from the Super Bowl, and most teams have already begun preparing for the offseason. The Senior Bowl will take place the weekend before the Super Bowl this year and will feature one of College Football’s deepest senior classes in quite some time.
From top QB prospect Kenny Pickett from Pittsburgh to North Dakota State’s rising star Christian Watson who has been flying up teams draft boards in a very deep WR class. Let’s take a look at five prospects competing in this year’s Senior Bowl game.
Houston Texans should keep their eyes on Jeremy Ruckert of TE Ohio State
Jeremy Ruckert is a 6’5 250 pound tight end out of Ohio State; Ruckert is currently projected to be a 3rd round draft pick. Although he only had 26 catches for 309 yards and three touchdowns, Ruckert set career highs in both catches and yards.
It didn’t help that Ruckert had to share targets with Chris Olave and Garret Wilson, who are both expected to hear their names called in the 1st round this upcoming spring.
Ruckert is a big-body tight end that would add another red-zone weapon for the Houston Texans’ offense next season. Although Houston fans may not be thrilled to use yet another draft pick on a tight end, it would give them two young tight ends to build around in Brevin Jordan.