The Reese’s Senior Bowl has the tagline of “The Draft Starts in Mobile” and while that is a catchy saying, it is 100% true. The first major event of Draft Season takes place in Mobile Alabama were the top Seniors for the upcoming draft meet and compete against each other during a week long event that is coached by actual NFL teams. If you have a strong Senior Bowl that could really set you up for the the Draft.
We would like to OFFICIALLY welcome @HuskerFBNation OL Brenden Jaimes (@BrendenJaimes) to the 2021 @reeses Senior Bowl! #GBR #Huskers#TheDraftStartsInMOBILE #BestOfTheBest @JimNagy_SB @PaniniAmerica #RatedRookie pic.twitter.com/RnZoQ7koJ0— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) December 22, 2020
Getting invited to the Senior Bowl is a big accomplishment for Brenden Jaimes because that means he is viewed as one of the top senior offensive lineman in the nation and will get a chance to showcase his skills in front of all 32 NFL teams General Managers and Scouting Staffs.
A four year starter, Jaimes is loaded with experience and will look to use that to his advantage. He started off the season strong against Ohio State while also performing well against the talented Penn State duo of Shaka Toney and Jason Oweh. Looking to keep that momentum going, the practices will allow Jaimes to play both right and left tackle and highlight his versatility.
Jaimes will likely be put on the North team which also has a great list of pass rushers that he’ll be able to battle with each day in practice. We’ll see rematches against Ohio State’s Jonathan Cooper and Penn State’s Shaka Toney, but Pittsburgh’s Rashad Weaver, Virginia’s Charles Snowden and Oregon State’s Hamilcar Rashed Jr. will all be interesting.
Another benefit to this week is that the coaches will likely move Jaimes inside to guard to see what he can do. I’ve wondered if moving Jaimes inside to guard would be his best position and now we get to see how he would do. Without this chance NFL teams would just have to project.
Heading into the off season Jaimes was a prospect that I thought would be in the 5th round range viewed as a backup that could develop into a starter. But Jaimes does have starting traits and a strong week in Mobile could allow him to sneak up into the back end of the third round. Alex Lewis was drafted in the 4th round in 2016 and I feel Jaimes is a better prospect coming out.