Cougar signal-caller Anthony Gordon has been named to the Reece’s Senior Bowl roster becoming the third straight WSU quarterback to do so. Following in the footsteps of Jacksonville starter Gardner Minshew and New York Jet backup Luke Falk, Gordon has been named to the premier all-star game of collegiate senior draft prospects. Not only that but you could make an argument that every WSU quarterback in the Leach era had some level of pro experience with Jeff Tuel getting some run with Buffalo and Conor Halliday retiring before getting the chance to show off his cannon arm. It’s good to see WSU getting back to the roots of the Thompson/Rosenbach/Bledsoe/Leaf legacy.
Gordon was the first quarterback to be selected to this year’s game in Mobile, Alabama. Making the roster is huge because it is a pretty good indication that a player will be taken in the NFL draft. Theo Lawson of the Spokesman-Review notes that all 8 quarterbacks who participated in last year’s game were selected for example. The entire NFL scouting community will descend on Mobile for the week’s practices to evaluate Gordon. Impressive Senior Bowl practices were big reasons for Andre Dillard and Cole Madison boosting their NFL draft stock.
Gordon concluded his one season as a starter by breaking the Pac-12 records for passing yardage (5228) and touchdowns (45). His size and quick release are sure to catch scouts eyes in the coming months. The rosters have not been set yet so we will have to wait and see if seniors such as Easop Winston and Dez Patmon will be included as well. Center Fred Mauigoa accepted a spot in the East West Shrine Bowl this week.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl will be on ESPN on January 25th at 10:30 am. Good luck Gordo!
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