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Chargers Draft Stock Watch: Senior Bowl edition

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Denzel Mims #5 of the Baylor Bears reacts after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 01, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Denzel Mims #5 of the Baylor Bears reacts after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 01, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 30: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a first-quarter pass over Antwuan Jackson #52 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 30: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a first-quarter pass over Antwuan Jackson #52 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Stock Up: Damien Lewis

LSU guard Damien Lewis received various rave reviews throughout this week. Lewis was a bit of a surprise this week and it’s fairly easy to be overshadowed as a guard on one of the best college football teams ever.

Lewis has a strong reputation as a pass blocker, showing off quick feet and a strong anchor. This week, he also showed off he is strong in the run game too.

He shows excellent mobility for a man of his size. As I said above, the interior offensive line group is weak in comparison to the group of tackles in this draft. So the strong performances from Cushenberry and Lewis throughout the week should be enough to vault them to the higher portion of the rankings.

Stock Down: Shea Patterson

The reviews for Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson were all over the place, he was perceived as a winner on the first day of practice and then struggled the rest of the week.  As a guy who profiles as a late-round quarterback anyway, that is not what you wanted to see.

There is a lot up for grabs in terms of the late-round quarterbacks and Patterson really needed a strong week to cement his status heading into April’s draft. He is a strong athlete with good pocket presence but his main concern is accuracy and apparently that was an area he really struggled with down in Mobile.

He played throughout the second quarter in the game and his decision making was not great. He threw an interception and probably should have thrown at least one other one. His footwork can be quite erratic at times which leads to a lot of errant throws.

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Stock Up: Bradlee Anae

The former Utah standout reportedly had a very solid week in practice and he dominated this game. He had two sacks back to back and forced an interception in the second quarter.

He is a bit undersized but he has the most sacks in Utah history. He has done it with elite quickness and hand techniques. He was looked as a borderline tier two edge rusher heading into this week but he has firmly entrenched himself in that second tier and could be a sneaky second-round pick this year.

The only real concern is his size, and he’ll need to prove he can consistently handle the physicality of NFL run games. But in a league where you can never have enough pass rushers, Anae has all the goods to have a solid career.

Bradlee Anae is terrorizing the South offensive line at the #SeniorBowl

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— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 25, 2020

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