NFL Draft: HBCU Legacy Bowl Day One Practice Recap – Team Robinson
Day one of the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, kicks off with approximately 20 NFL scouts in attendance and a handful of media. Tulane University is hosting the event in New Orleans at Yulman Stadium, featuring the top NFL Draft-eligible football players from historically black colleges and universities.
With the partnership of the Black College Football Hall of Fame, the HBCU Legacy Bowl enjoys the support of gridiron legends such as Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams. The practice week will be combined with the petanque game on Saturday February 19and at 4:00 p.m. EST on NFL Network.
Stay tuned for continued coverage here at NFL Draft Bible as we bring you the names you need to know. Below are the highlights of Team Robinson’s first practice:
#4 Aqeel Glass | Alabama A&M | QC
Height: 6036 | Weight: 233 | Main: 858 | Arm: 3238 | Wingspan: 7900 (verified NFLPA Collegiate Bowl measurements)
The heavily armed caller arrived in New Orleans fresh off his NFLPA Collegiate Bowl performance, where he made a strong bid for MVP honors. Glass clearly stood above all other quarterbacks during the first group, connecting on several lasers to Alabama A&M teammate Dee Anderson; keep an eye out for this combo during Saturday’s game, they’re bound to connect. A talented deep ball thrower, Glass also demonstrated his ability to work the short-to-middle end of the field, connecting with highly touted running back Ezra Gray on another dazzling pass. For Glass, he will look to build on that momentum on his pro day on March 9. after failing to receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. He is currently projecting as a late third day/UDFA type prospect.
#8 Skeleton of Ladarius | South | QB/RB
Height: 6013 | Weight: 226 | Main: 0928 | Arm: 3178 | Wingspan: 7448 | Forty: 4.99 | Vertical: 27.5″ | Wide: 9-3 | Shuttle: 4.47 | Three-taper: 7.69 (verified measurements and HBCU combine test counts)
One of the true dual-threat prospects in this event, Skelton took reps in both his collegiate quarterback position but caught the eye of pro scouts with his out-of-back plays as a carry. of balloon. The change in position could be beneficial for his ability to stay at the next level for the long term. The HBCU Legacy Bowl was designed to give players like Skelton that opportunity: to show off their skills at a new position. Although his timed speed may be questioned during the judging processSkelton showed the kind of flurry and change of direction that deserves serious consideration at the next level.
#29 Al Young | Jackson State | BC
Height: 5110 (school site) | Weight: 195 (school site) | (Verified measurements unknown)
A disciple of the “Prime U,” Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders would be proud of his cornerback protege. Young was the defensive star on day one, making two interceptions, including a dart from the aforementioned glass that bounced off the chest of Joshua Wilkes wide at Arkansas Pine Bluff. Young would later make another choice, demonstrating the kind of instinct and anticipation that would make his mentor proud. Now that he’s caught the eye of the watchers in attendance, Young will need to continue putting on a strong performance, in order to propel his draft stock to priority free agent status.
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