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20 prospects to watch at 2021 Senior Bowl: Defense

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2020 Senior Bowl practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama

Team practices for the 2021 Senior Bowl kicked off today.

With the offseason schedule still unclear due to the ongoing pandemic, the Senior Bowl will likely have some added importance this year. Participants will get an opportunity to interview with the decision-makers from all 32 teams while showcasing their athletic abilities on the field.

This year's Senior Bowl will take place Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.

We took a look yesterday at some of the offensive prospects who various media outlets have identified as players to keep an eye on this week. Today, we will preview the defensive side of the ball.

Defensive linemen:

Levi Onwuzurike, Washington

6-foot-3, 293 pounds

2019 stats: 13 games, 45 total tackles (20 solo), two sacks, six tackles for loss, and one blocked kick

Marvin Wilson, Florida State

6-foot-5, 305 pounds

2020 stats: 6 games, 17 total tackles (11 solo), one sack, two tackles for loss, and three blocked kicks

Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA

6-foot-2, 279 pounds

2020 stats: 7 games, 30 total tackles (12 solo), four sacks, six tackles for loss, and one pass defended

Edge defenders:

Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh

6-foot-5, 260 pounds

2020 stats: 11 games, 44 total tackles (23 solo), nine sacks, 13 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and three passes defended

Quincy Roche, Miami

6-foot-3, 245 pounds

2020 stats: 10 games, 45 total tackles (27 solo), 4.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one pass defended

Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh

6-foot-5, 270 pounds

2020 stats: 35 tackles (19 solo), 7.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two passes defended

Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest

6-foot-5, 285 pounds

2020 stats: 7 games, 28 tackles (20 solo), five sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and one pass defended

Jordan Smith, UAB (Redshirt junior)

6-foot-7, 255 pounds

2020 stats: 43 total tackles (24 solo), 4.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and one pass defended

Payton Turner, Houston

6-foot-6, 270 pounds

2020 stats: 5 games, 25 total tackles (17 solo), five sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and one blocked kick

View photos of players to accept an invite to the 2021 Senior Bowl.

Linebackers:

Jabril Cox, LSU

6-foot-4, 231 pounds

2020 stats: 58 tackles (37 solo), one sack, 6.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, three interceptions, and five passes defended

Chazz Surratt, North Carolina

6-foot-2, 225 pounds

2020 stats: 91 total tackles (49 solo), six tackes, 7.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception, and three passes defended

Baron Browning, Ohio State

6-foot-3, 240 pounds

2020 stats: 7 games, 30 tackles (20 solo), one sack, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two passes defended

Hamilcar Rashed, Oregon State

6-foot-4, 245 pounds

2020 stats: 7 games, 23 tackles (15 solo), two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one blocked kick, and one pass defended

Cornerbacks:

Elijah Molden, Washington

5-foot-10, 190 pounds

2020 stats: 4 games, 26 tackles (21 solo), one tackle for loss, one interception, and two passes defended

Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas

6-foot-2, 195 pounds

2020 stats: 7 games, 27 tackles (19 solo), one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and three passes defensed

Bryan Mills, North Carolina Central

6-foot-2, 170 pounds

2019 stats: 12 games, 22 total tackles (17 solo), 0.5 sacks, 0.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, and 13 passes defended

Camryn Bynum, Cal

6-foot-0, 200 pounds

2020 stats: 4 games, 19 total tackles (14 solo), two tackles for loss, one interception, and three passes defended

Safeties:

Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State

6-foot-4, 220 pounds

2020 stats: 2 games, 13 total tackles (five solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and one pass defended

Tyree Gillespie, Missouri

6-foot-0, 210 pounds

2020 stats: 9 games, 46 total tackles (36 solo), one tackle for loss, and four passes defended

Richard LeCounte III, Georgia

5-foot-11, 190 pounds

2020 stats: 6 games, 26 total tackles (16 solo), one tackle for loss, three interceptions, seven passes defended and one fumble recovery

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