Senior Bowl Prospects (at Positions of Need) Who Have Stood Out

Left: Alabama's Terrell Lewis (24) works out for scouts during practice for the Senior Bowl. Right: Wisconsin's Zack Baun (56) runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl.
Left: Alabama's Terrell Lewis (24) works out for scouts during practice for the Senior Bowl. Right: Wisconsin's Zack Baun (56) runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl.

While a dozen Ravens and the entire coaching staff are at the Pro Bowl, Baltimore's scouts are at the Senior Bowl working to get to the Super Bowl.

The Ravens have a rich history of drafting Senior Bowl participants. Last year, they liked what they saw from pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson, quarterback Trace McSorley, defensive back Iman Marshall, guard Ben Powers and defensive tackle Daylon Mack.

This year presents a new, interesting crop of players at positions of need. Head Coach John Harbaugh was clear that the Ravens will focus on improving their front seven this offseason, and the wide receiver spot could get some love too.

The Ravens have drafted more players from the Senior Bowl in recent years than any other NFL team. Take a look at some players the team evaluated in the past during the senior all-star game.

Here's a list of players that have stood out in practices this week, with the Senior Bowl game to be played Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama

Lewis is a physical freak at 6-foot-5, 258 pounds. He looks the part of a bonafide elite pass rusher. A year after tearing his ACL, he returned to post six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. According to reports, he was one of the most impressive players in Senior Bowl practices this week.

EDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah

Anae had big-time production, finishing his career as Utah's all-time sacks leader (30). He had 13 in 2019 and was named a consensus All-American and winner of the Pac-12's Morris Trophy, given to the conference's best defensive lineman. The Hawaii native, who likes to swim with sharks in his spare time, displayed his excellent technique this week.

EDGE Joshua Uche, Michigan

Any player recruited and coached by Jim Harbaugh has something going for him. Uche ranked second among all FBS edge rushers in pressure percentage, according to PFF.

LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin

Baun was on the edge in college, where his high motor and athleticism led to 12.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss his senior year. His size (6-foot-2, 240 pounds), however, makes living on the edge more difficult in the NFL. Baun has told reporters this week that he sees himself as an off-the-ball linebacker moving forward, but he'll need some time to adjust. At the same time, that kind of versatility could work to his advantage.

LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State

What he lacks in size at 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, Davis-Gaither more than makes up for in quickness. He's a blur on the field who logged 104 tackles (including 14.5 for loss), five sacks, eight pass breakups, six quarterback hits, and an interception this season.

DL Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

The Ravens could use some more interior pass rushers and Gallimore has looked the part in Mobile. He logged seven sacks over the past two seasons. He's one of the most athletically-gifted defensive linemen in the class, standing in at 6-foot-2, 304 pounds with excellent agility and power.

WR Denzel Mims, Baylor

Mims has a big build at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and big-time production with 2,901 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns over his past three seasons. He excelled in Senior Bowl practices, showing an assortment of moves.

WR Van Jefferson, Florida

Another good-sized receiver at 6-foot-2, 197 pounds, Jefferson showed his excellent route-running at the Senior Bowl practices. He transferred from Ole Miss to Florida, but never put up huge numbes in college (career-high 657 yards and six touchdowns this season).

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