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Senior Bowl Day 3 Social Roundup: It was a good week for 5 former Buckeyes

Ohio State had just one player in last year's Senior Bowl, and he certainly made the most of it.

This year, it's five, and all seem to have made the most of the three days of practice in Mobile.

We're going player by player with what we've seen around the Internet throughout the week.

WR K.J. Hill

We spent a good chunk of our Wednesday roundup on Hill. He wasn't just a one-day wonder. Hill was among seven players included on's list of the biggest winners from the week.

The Hill game tape that I watched was just OK. There weren't a bunch of reps that allowed him to stand out as anything more than a solid slot receiver, but the Senior Bowl was a much different story for him. You know who was in a similar position at this same event in 2019? None other than Hill's former teammate, Terry McLaurin, who burst onto the scene a year ago with a big Senior Bowl week before his fantastic rookie season with the Washington Redskins. Like McLaurin, Hill consistently put cornerbacks in the spin cycle with great releases and well-disguised routes. His footwork was crisp getting in and out of breaks. Hill doesn't have McLaurin's speed, so he may not see the exact same climb that McLaurin did, but he clearly put himself on the map.

Hill was one of two Buckeyes to be named Practice Players of the Week at their respective positions. The other being ...

DT DaVon Hamilton

Hamilton appeared to be among those who improved his draft stock with a big week in Mobile. He came into the week already ranked in the top 10 by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. at defensive tackle, so this could mean Hamilton has solidified his status as a Day 2 prospect.

OG Jonah Jackson

Jackson was a captain at Rutgers before transferring to Ohio State for his senior season. He won the job at left guard and played a key role on an Ohio State offense that was absolutely dominant on the way to another appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Jackson might be the only offensive lineman in attendance this week to not have a convincing loss in the one-on-ones. His independent hand usage has been nothing short of elite this week. The ability to latch and not let go is something that you love to see from an interior lineman. His build may not be the most impressive, but the tape is. Pro Football Focus

LB Malik Harrison

Harrison is considered by Kiper to be the No. 6 inside linebacker in this year's draft class. He lived up to that distinction this week.

ESPN's Todd McShay singled out Harrison as a prospect who intrigued him and would require more film study.

I love when a player stands out when I'm actually focusing on another position group. Multiple times this week, Harrison made plays while I even wasn't studying the linebackers and forced my attention. He was good in coverage, and man, was he around the ball a lot. He is really intriguing, and I'll be opening up his tape a bit more after this week. ESPN's Todd McShay

WR Austin Mack

Mack was a late addition to the Senior Bowl rosters after a season in which he caught 27 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns. His stats in the previous two seasons were similar, but he's still very much considered an NFL prospect.

Saturday's game is set for 2:30 p.m. and can be seen on NFL Network.

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