Oklahoma Football: Sooners to the Senior Bowl

This past weekend, the Senior Bowl was held. The Senior Bowl celebrates college football’s top players for the season. It comes to no surprise that five Oklahoma football seniors made the trip to Mobile, Alabama to represent the Sooners.

The Senior Bowl is a showcase game where multiple different NFL scouts and representatives come from all over the country to check out the nation’s top perspectives as the 2021 version of the NFL combine and draft are not too far away.

Sooner football is no stranger to the Senior Bowl as we have seen many of Oklahoma football’s top players featured in the bowl in past years. Some Sooner legends from years past who have visited the Senior Bowl include Jalen Hurts, Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepard just to name a few from the past five years.

This year, we saw five Sooner studs make their way to the Senior bowl and display their talents in hopes to secure a new home and team come draft day. The OU football alumni headed to Alabama were coach by the staff of the Miami Dolphins for the week.

Rhamondre Stevenson

It is no surprise that Rhamondre Stevenson caught the invite to Mobile this past week. After missing half of his senior season due to a failed drug test, Stevenson made a statement upon his return to the field, topping rushing and receiving yards almost every single week.

Stevenson showcased both his passing and rushing abilities this past week. After much speculation that Stevenson may return to school for another year due to his unique season, he had much to prove stepping onto the field this week.

Stevenson made the statement he was hoping for throughout the week as well as in the bowl game itself having Pro Football Network list him as the No. 2 running back to participate in the Senior Bowl this year.

Creed Humphrey

Senior captain and center Creed Humphrey was another former Sooner to showcase his talent this past week. It is no shock to anyone that Humphrey made his way to the Senior Bowl this past week as he has been one of Oklahoma’s top players for a few years running. Humphrey got to work doing what he does best, showcasing his strength and blocking abilities in hopes to land himself an early spot in the draft.

Between Humphrey’s more than impressive stats, amazing strength and quality leadership skills, some project Humphrey could potentially be heading to the Chargers for his rookie season in the NFL.

Tre Brown

Defensive back Tre Brown is the next Sooner on the list clinching a spot in the showcase from this past week. Brown really had his breakout season this year. Brown’s defensive glow up was a supplement to the complete defensive reboot that the Sooners saw halfway through the season this year. Brown shined above the rest of the OU defensive backs and made multiple clutch plays for OU football this season.

Brown started the week out strong in Alabama having a quality first two days and unfortunately had to sit out on day three due to an injury. However, Brown was still able to show off his defensive coverage in those first two days even picking off Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.

Adrian Ealy, Tre Norwood

The two final Sooners who made it to the Senior bowl were right tackle Adrian Ealy and Defensive back Tre Norwood. Ealy is a part of the notoriously talented Oklahoma offensive line while Norwood was a part of the new and Alex Grinch improved defense.

Norwood had a breakthrough season this year, and some Sooner fans were actually surprised when Norwood chose to declare for the draft this upcoming year, but really showed his improvement in the showcase this week.

Ealy was very highly praised this past week with some saying Ealy stood out and really helped raise his draft stock due to showing off his physicality and skill from being a part of one of the top offensive lines in the country.

Ealy and Norwood were even seen practicing against each other this week putting in major work for their respective teams.