2021 Senior Bowl Standouts
Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB/S, Syracue
The younger brother of former-raider Obi Melifonwu, Ifeatu began to carve out a name for himself at the Senior Bowl. The younger Melifonwu has not shown to be the athletic freak his brother is, but he displays a natural instinct for the game of football. Ifeatu is fluid in his movement skills and plays with a physical edge in coverage. Some speculated that Melifonwu may end up playing safety, but Ifeatu showed the skills at the Senior Bowl to potentially be a starting NFL cornerback.
Quinn Meinerz, G/C, Wisconsin-Whitewater
I listed Meinerz as a prospect to watch heading into the game, and the Division III prospect exceeded my expectations. Quinn Meinerz entered the Senior Bowl week as a relative unknown and is now being projected as a day two selection. The Wisconsin-Whitewater product stole the show from the jump and ended up being recognized by fellow prospects as an outstanding player throughout the week. Meinerz would be an excellent addition to a Kansas City offensive line that has found itself in shambles recently.
Janarius Robinson, DE, Florida State
Robinson helped himself before ever putting the pads on in Mobile, measuring in at 6’5, 266 pounds with 11-inch hands, and an 87-inch wingspan. While the former Seminole was not a dominant collegiate force, he had flashes of utilizing his length and strength that almost certainly caught the eye of Kansas City scouts. Beyond the impressive measurables, Robinson had an impressive week of practice and even registered a sack in the Senior Bowl. Janarius Robinson has room to develop but has the measurables that Kansas City covets at the defensive end position.
Kedarius Toney, WR, Florida
I have to confess that I have been hesitant to buy into the Kedarius Toney stock. Furthermore, I found myself resistant to the pairing of Toney and Kansas City. Based on Toney’s size and skill set, I wrote him off as another sub-6 foot fast receiver who could not play the “X” position that Sammy Watkins (sometimes, when healthy) occupies. While I’m not sold on Toney as an “X” receiver, his abilities are too dominant to ignore. Toney is fast, but his short-area quickness, body control, and agility leaves defenders looking absolutely foolish. Toney continued to help his stock this week, and I would be surprised if the former Gator makes it outside the top-25.
Dillon Radunz, OT/G, North Dakota State
I might have been wrong about Radunz. While the North Dakota State prospect had some early hype, I had concerns about his functional strength and foot speed against tougher competition. Radunz showed up to Mobile and may have been the most consistent lineman on the field. He showed a willingness to play at both guard and tackle, but got the start at left tackle during the game and had a good day. Radunz has found his stock rebounding and could be a first-round selection after an impressive Senior Bowl.
Other Players Who Stood Out
- Richie Grant, S, UCF
- Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
- Michael Carter, RB, UNC
- Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville
- Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee
- David Moore, G, Grambling State
- Cam Sample, DE, Tulane
- Keith Taylor, CB, Washington