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Senior Bowl Includes Several Mountaineers on Watch List Before Season



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NFL Draft hopefuls know earning an invitation to the Senior Bowl is a big opportunity to boost their value to pro scouts.

On Wednesday, a number of WVU players were placed on the 11th Annual Senior Bowl Watch List.

The staff at the Senior Bowl has been working since February to identify the top talent for the 2024 NFL Draft. Keep in mind, their list does not include true or redshirt juniors who could become eligible as December 2023 (or earlier) graduates.

Zach Frazier

Frazier is not only considered West Virginia’s top NFL prospect, but one of the best centers in the entire country. He’s been placed on every watch list and All-America list imaginable and could even get himself into the first round at next year’s draft if he has a big season and then impresses throughout the draft process.

Ja’Quay Hubbard

Unlike Frazier, Hubbard being on this list may come as somewhat of a surprise and is mostly a projection. He’s in the best shape of his life and will be relied upon as a key member of WVU’s strong offensive line. After mostly earring time at tackle, Hubbard is moving to guard in 2023.

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Lee Kpogba

Defensive coaches have pointed to Kpogba as a player who could be poised for a big season. He will also need to step as the most experienced linebacker of a group lacking much individual success entering the 2023 season.

Sean Martin

With Dante Stills in the NFL, Martin will now have an opportunity to be best player and leader on the West Virginia defensive line.

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Doug Nester

While he doesn’t get the publicity of Frazier, Nester is also viewed as an NFL type player. Nester decided to return to Morgantown for one final season and another season should only help improve his draft stock.

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