The 2019 Senior Bowl is officially a wrap, with the North beating the South 34-24 in Mobile, Alabama. The Raiders coached the North, and head coach Jon Gruden took a moral victory in beating the 49ers-coached South roster.
"He beat my brains in during the regular season, at least I won the Senior Bowl.” - Gruden— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) January 26, 2019
On the victory over Kyle Shanahan in Mobile, Alabama.
Enjoy it, Jon!
The 49ers had a busy week assessing players, and one edge rusher in particular enjoyed his time working with 49ers coach Chris Kiffin. Oshane Ximines (Old Dominion) spoke with NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Chan, and appreciated the techniques he learned from Kiffin, and said, “I definitely got better in these three days.”
Ximines entered the Senior Bowl coming off a huge redshirt senior season at Old Dominion. He had 11.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss, to go along with two pass deflections and four forced fumbles. ODU is in FBS, but the level of competition is not the same as you’d see from Montez Sweat, Nick Bosa, and Josh Allen. The Senior Bowl gave Ximines a chance to stand out in facing a higher level of competition in practice. Derrik Klassen noted that Ximines “showed more natural feel for adjusting on the fly and getting by a tackle by any means necessary. Ximines has the speed, creativity, and ample power to be a really intriguing mid-round pass rushing project.”
Here’s a rundown of Saturday links following the Senior Bowl!
2019 Senior Bowl: What coaches, scouts are saying about NFL draft prospects (Maiocco, Chan, Bair)
2019 Senior Bowl Game Recap (Deep Fried Draft)
What We Learned About Every Senior Bowl Quarterback (The Draft Network)
10 Biggest Winners Of Senior Bowl Week (The Draft Network)
5 Prospects Who Hurt Their Stock In The Senior Bowl Game (The Draft Network)
5 Prospects Who Improved Their Stock In The Senior Bowl Game (The Draft Network)
Five Things We Learned At The Senior Bowl (RealGM Analysis)
10 Biggest Disappointments Of Senior Bowl Week (The Draft Network)
Three Senior Bowl Prospects Sending Me Back To The Tape (The Draft Network)
Senior Bowl Final: North Wins 34-24 (Bleeding Green Nation)