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Winners from Day 1 of 2024 Senior Bowl practices

With scouts, coaches, and decision-makers all in Mobile, Ala., draft season kicked off Tuesday with the first practices ahead of the 2024 Senior Bowl.

While star players like quarterbacks Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Drake Maye aren’t among the participants, there’s no shortage of top prospects and potential future Jacksonville Jaguars players on the Senior Bowl rosters.

The game won’t happen until Saturday, but the practices are just as, if not more, important — especially for linemen, wide receivers, and cornerbacks, who all get a chance to show what they can do in one-on-one drills against fellow prospects. That’s perfect for the Jaguars, who have needs at those positions.

With one day of practices in the books, these 11 players stood out most Tuesday:

Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor

Hall, who measured in at 6’6, 290 pounds Monday, was a dominant force in the National Team practice. Opposing offensive linemen looked silly trying to block him in one-on-one drills, and Hall made plays in the team portion too.

Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

Powers-Johnson earned the Rimington Trophy in 2023, recognizing the best center in college football. On Tuesday, he looked the part. His ability to anchor and out-leverage defensive linemen who tried to overpower him stood out.

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Mitchell has a chance at being the first cornerback drafted, but will have to overcome criticisms that he didn’t face top competition in the MAC. Against a receiving corps that included UNC’s Devontez Walker and the aforementioned Pearsall, Mitchell locked down everybody.

Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

National Team cornerbacks had a tough time defending Pearsall in the one-on-one drills. The former Gators receiver was too quick off the line to be jammed and his smooth route-running kept leaving defensive backs in the dust.

Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Fuaga is projected to be a first-round pick in April and looked like one Thursday. The 6’6, 332-pound tackle was quick enough in his pass sets to leave opposing pass rushers no choice but to try to go through him. Even UCLA’s Laiatu Latu, arguably the top edge rusher of the class, couldn’t do much with that.

Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

Wilson isn’t the biggest receiver at 5’11, 186 pounds, but he looked like a shifty deep threat Tuesday. Cornerbacks struggled to stick with him in coverage and Wilson made a few big plays deep.

Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

McConkey couldn’t be covered in one-on-one drills. The Georgia wide receiver was way too sharp in and out of his breaks for the American Team cornerbacks to keep up.

Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Guyton has a chance at being a first round pick and used his mammoth 6’7, 330 frame well Tuesday. While he’s a tall player, Guyton wasn’t out-leveraged by opposing linemen and handled bull rushes well. He was beat pretty cleanly by Houston’s Nelson Caesar on one rep, though.

Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

At 5’11, 173 pounds, Abrams-Draine may need to find a home as a nickel cornerback in the NFL. On Tuesday, he looked up for the task as an über competitive player in coverage who wasn’t afraid to get physical.

Christian Jones, OT, Texas

Jones is one of the most experienced players of the class after spending six years at Texas and he showed off that polish. The 6’5, 318-pound tackle was cool, calm, and collected as he handled opposing rushers in drills.

Javon Foster, OT, Missouri

On more than a few reps, Foster managed to take an American Team defensive lineman and bring them to almost a complete stop. Once he had his hands on a rusher, Foster anchored down and there was nowhere left to go for his opposition.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire