2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl: South Defeats North 45-16

2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl: South Defeats North 45-16

The 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl was dominated by the South team. They defeated the North 45-16 in an offensive showing. South quarterback Kyle Lauretta from Richmond was named MVP of the game. Future NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield only played two possessions and then left following his 3-of-7 showing. Mayfield finished with nine passing yards.

The South opened up the game in the second half and never looked back. LSU wide receiver DJ Chark put on a clinic catching passes. He caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White, who also had a solid showing in front of many NFL scouts. The Senior Bowl was stacked with talent, and the game itself proved that fact. Thus, many of the sought-after players got their valuable reps, some players didn’t. Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers only played the final four minutes of the game for the South team. UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin also had a huge day.


Draft Stocks Soar

Many players in this game had their draft stock soar. Though some players may go in later rounds of this year’s NFL Draft, other players could be taken in an earlier round than projected after what they showcased on Saturday.

LSU running back Darrel Williams had a monster game. Williams was shadowed as the backup to Derrius Guice while at LSU. Williams said that he “knew I would get more reps” during the Senior Bowl.

The North team was led by Josh Allen from Wyoming. Allen proved that he can be a top-two pick in the draft. He finished with 158 passing yards on 9-of-13 passing and accounted for two touchdowns. But once the South took the big lead in the third quarter, the North really had no chance of coming back. Allen tried to attempt a comeback rally for his team, but it wasn’t enough.

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