Senior Bowl Risers - Day 3

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Chris Tripodi

Draft Analyst Writer

Senior Bowl practices were back outside Thursday after some inclement weather Wednesday, and several players impressed Chris Tripodi and Tony Pauline during the final two practices of the week.

Keelan Doss/WR/UC-Davis: If we had a risers article for Wednesday's indoor practice, Doss could have easily found himself on the list, but he kept his momentum going Thursday and improved for the third consecutive day. He wastes little motion at the top of his route, displays excellent foot quickness and is sudden changing direction out of his breaks. Doss shows the ability to come away with contested catches, extends to catch the ball away from his frame and adjusts nicely to passes in the air, and he made himself some money with his performance in Mobile this week.

Travis Fulgham/WR/Old Dominion: After two nondescript days of practice Tuesday and Wednesday, Fulgham was much improved at Thursday's practice. He excelled in red-zone drills, a must for the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder's NFL future, consistently found ways to get open and showed the suddenness to get open in the short and intermediate field. His week on the whole left something to be desired, but he stepped up at the right time Thursday and heads into Saturday's game with some momentum.

Andre Dillard/OT/Washington State: Dillard was good on Wednesday but took it to another level Thursday. He had the best footwork of any offensive tackle in attendance at the Senior Bowl and showed the ability to quickly get off the edge. He blocks with great fundamentals and uses his hands extremely well. Dillard lined up on both the left and right sides, and while he must improve his run-blocking strength, he showed the stuff of a potential next-level starter.

Khalen Saunders/DT/Western Illinois: Saunders was another who improved over the course of the week and was dominant as Senior Bowl practices closed out. He’s a sawed-off defensive tackle with great quickness, explosion and lower-body power. Though he's more of a three-technique tackle, creative defensive coordinators will find ways to use his talents to stop the run or rush the passer.

Byron Cowart/DL/Maryland: The Auburn transfer had to feel he had a home-field advantage at the Senior Bowl, and he played like it. He was not as quick as Saunders but was much more powerful and had a nasty streak in his game. Cowart showed scheme versatility and the potential to line up in three or four-man fronts at the next level.

Jimmy Moreland/CB/James Madison: Moreland was a late callup from last week's East-West Shrine Game and didn't arrive until Wednesday, but he quickly made up for lost time after arriving in Mobile. Deebo Samuel said Moreland was the best corner he faced after his first practice, and the Dukes star dominated Hunter Renfrow on Thursday. He had a few issues moving in reverse, but he showed off excellent closing speed and lateral agility against one of the better route runners at the Senior Bowl and continues to rise as we head towards the draft.