It appears Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett has had a productive week in Mobile.
Senior Bowl director Phil Savage said Lockett has reinforced the positive impression people have taken from his game tape.
“I think Tyler Lockett has shown exactly what people thought of him during the season,” Savage said. “He can play in the slot, he’s very quick, he’s a return specialist as well. He’s a super-high-intangible person, so that’s going to be attractive to teams.”
As a senior at K-State, Lockett caught 106 passes for 1,515 yards and 11 touchdowns and also returned 21 punts for 402 yards (a 19.1 average) and two touchdowns.
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He checked in at 5 feet 9 and 181 pounds, which isn’t big, but Savage said there’s a place in the NFL for players like him.
“He’s got a nice skill set, and the way the league is going with more three and four wide receivers and getting out in space, he fits that profile.”
But Lockett isn’t the only local player who caught Savage’s eye. Missouri outside linebacker Markus Golden, who sat out Thursday because of a groin strain. has been impressive.
“He’s got quickness off the ball, he’s got extremely strong hands — he uses them pretty well for a college player — and he plays with effort,” Savage said. “Those are traits and tools that are going to make a coach say ‘I can work with him.’ ”
SENIOR BOWL NOTES
▪ Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd sat out Wednesday's and Thursday's practices because of a hamstring injury. The game is set for Saturday.
▪ Auburn defensive lineman Gabe Wright sat out practice because of a foot sprain.