When you play in the Senior Bowl it is often as important, if not more important, what you do during the week in practice than even what you do in the game. The South won the 2017 Senior Bowl on Saturday in a game that I had to tape and view last night late with the coverage of the Oklahoma State-Arkansas hoops game in Stillwater, part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge and the Junior Day going on at Oklahoma State with the football program.
Jordan Sterns had a decent game and he would probably tell you that he'd loved to have had more opportunities, but that is the way it is in any all-star game. Sterns finished with two tackles, one unassisted and one assist. His assist likely was run play that he came up from safety and closed on and made a solid hit, although he was not the first defender to make contact. The North offense ran for 128 yards and passed for 177 yards with total offense of 305 yards. They fumbled four times but only lost one and there were no interceptions made by the South defense.
In the way of practice being as important, he had a stellar day of practice late in the week where The Buffalo News wrote him up for being all over the field and making play after play. Those practices are viewed in person by every NFL club by either their scout staff, coaching staff, or both. The video of practice and the game is also distributed to all NFL teams to keep on hand and review.
The invite list for the upcoming NFL Combine has not been released yet, but the hope is Sterns will be on it. Also, on the roster for the Senior Bowl was Blake Jarwin but he did not have any stats and I did not see him in the game
Again, the South won 16-15 and former Texas Tech and Cal quarterback Davis Webb was the MVP with an 11-for-16 passing day for 165 yards and a touchdown. The Player of the Game for the South was Kansas State defensive end Jordan Willis, who had two tackles, both unassisted, and both were sacks for a total of 20 yards in losses.