Beavers

How Hamilcar Rashed Jr. is showing out at the 2021 Senior Bowl

Beavers

The Reese’s Senior Bowl brings in “elite draft prospects from around the country are selected to showcase their talent and connect with coaches and decision-makers from all 32 NFL teams.”

It’s another opportunity to raise draft stock ahead of the NFL Draft. 

One of those players invited this year was Hamilcar Rashed Jr. 

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The former Oregon State 6’4”, 245-pound outside linebacker finished his long, esteemed career in Corvallis, Oregon sixth in Oregon State’s career record book with 36 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks and the single-season sack record-holder (14 in 2019).

This week at Senior Bowl practices, Rashed Jr. is doing more of what he did so well at Oregon State: getting to the opposing quarterback. 

You can catch Rashed Jr. in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. (ET) in Mobile, Alabama and you can watch the game on NFL Network.

Here’s what Pro Football Network draft analyst Ian Cummings had to say on his performance so far and where he stands in the future draft:

“There’s still an enticing upside with Hamilcar Rashed Jr. In an NFL that increasingly values pass rushers, he at least has the physical tools to find a role early on. Above all else, Rashed is an impressive athlete, with exceptional explosiveness, twitch, and flexibility at the line. He has room to play more controlled with his traits, but he has the initial burst to get around the edge and the lateral suddenness to get linemen off balance.

 

“Rashed also has good length at 6-foot-4, 245. This length allows him to get his hands on linemen early, and while he’s still very much a work in progress with his hands, he’s flashed the ability to use quick, powerful swipes to open up lanes for himself. Additionally, he uses this length to disrupt the passing lane when in position, as evidenced by his six career pass deflections.”

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