7 Senior Bowl players for the Lions to watch out for on offense

Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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Mac Jones and Najee Harris, Alabama Crimson Tide
Mac Jones and Najee Harris, Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

What a whirlwind start to 2021 for the Detroit Lions. First, we had the general manager and coaching carousel. Then we had national coverage around head coach Dan Campbell’s knee cap biting. And now, we look at a future without the greatest quarterback in team history. 2021 certainly isn’t going to be “more of the same” for better, or worse.

Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes’ plan to “retool” the roster will have its first major step this week. With the NFL Combine gone, the best remaining scouting opportunity in the offseason will be happening in Mobile, Alabama.

The Senior Bowl has grown in stature over the past decade. Coverage has improved, the hype has increased, and on the field, there have been a number of top 10 picks too.

The presumptive Offensive Rookie of the Year, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback, Justin Herbert, was last year’s MVP. The previous year, it was New York Giants’ passer, Daniel Jones.

The year before the group was headlined by future first overall pick, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. And in 2014, I’m sure Holmes was watching Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald, destroy anyone in his path.

This year, it may be the best roster we have seen in a long time. With the combine being canceled and this being one of the few opportunities for players to showcase their skills and speak directly with teams, we’ve seen a number of high profile players added. Let’s take a look at the top players to look out for on the offensive side of the ball …