Anthony Gordon had a big day in the Senior Bowl, completing 8-of-12 passes for 69 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions as his North team defeated the South, 34-17.
Fellow Pac-12 quarterback Justin Herbert took home the MVP award after completing 9-of-12 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, adding on 22 yards on three carries, even though it was Gordon’s team that won behind a huge third quarter led by Gordon.
Gordon, who certainly didn’t hurt his NFL Draft stock today, displayed all the qualities we got used to seeing this year: Poise in the pocket, quick release, and pinpoint accuracy. He had a couple of nice third down conversions, including this one:
Anthony Gordon is slowly moving up my draft board... #SeniorBowl— Christopher Reiss (@NFL_ChrisReiss) January 25, 2020
This, however, was probably the highlight for Gordon:
Anthony Gordon with a beautiful, fade-away throw to Antonio Gandy-Golden! pic.twitter.com/QcN8iMBric— NFL Warehouse (@NflWarehouse) January 25, 2020
He also had this throw, which didn’t count, but was awfully impressive:
Wasn’t in bounds but this off platform throw in the Senior Bowl from Anthony Gordon had me jump out of my chair. pic.twitter.com/fzd5krr7de— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) January 25, 2020
The biggest question, of course, is whether anything he did actually impressed NFL scouts enough to move the needle on his draft status. Who knows if he did enough to change any opinions, but he certainly didn’t hurt himself.
I’m intrigued by Anthony Gordon. Lot to work with there and everything I’ve heard is that he’s whip smart and a great worker. Not saying he’ll ever be a starter, but he could be a valuable QB2— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 25, 2020
One other quick note: Gordon wore No. 3 in honor of Tyler Hilinski. He certainly did the honor proud.
He’s our MVP too. So proud of you Gordo! What a game you had. Thank you for remembering Tyler, you are a true teammate❤️❤️❤️— Hilinski’s Hope (@HilinskisHope) January 25, 2020