The Senior Bowl is a place for players to shine when gearing up for the NFL draft, and this year’s game has some surprises in store for scouts. This year? The top player was, hands down, Mardy Gilyard, who led the North to their 31-13 victory over the South. Suck on that, SEC.
Gilyard was named the offensive player of the game with 103 yards receiving, but wasn’t the only one to have a great day on the field. On the defensive side of things, Brandon Graham was name the MVP and Jamar Chaney was named defensive player of the game. Quarterback Dan LeFevour was the North’s most outstanding player, setting up Gilyard for a touchdown and sneaking the ball into endzone on his own for another. On the South side, Jeremy Williams was named most outstanding player, with six catches for 82 yards. Zac Robinson also had a great night, throwing for 176 yards and one touchdown.
Absent from the “great night” lineup? Tim Tebow. He played a few snaps during the first half and was cheered back to the field in the third quarter. His performance, though, was lackluster. He fumbled the ball twice and only had 50 yards in passing and 4 in rushing. Overall, it was very “meh,” proving once again that he may not be as valuable in the NFL as he was in college.