It was initially reported by Jim Nagy, executive director of the Reese's Senior Bowl, that Georgia safety Richard LeCounte would be in attendance and have the opportunity to showcase his talents to NFL scouts and executives. It appears however that LeCounte is not at the event in Mobile, Ala. We are under the impression that LeCounte is still not 100 percent recovered from the motorcycle accident he was involved in on Halloween night following a win over Kentucky.
This is significant to LeCounte for a number of reasons. For one, the NFL Scouting Combine will be held virtually this spring, meaning that there will be no on-field drills for players to participate. While LeCounte would not have blown anyone away with his measurables, there was a good chance he would have stood out among the safety group as a versatile playmaker with elite instincts.
That meant that the Senior Bowl was his big opportunity to perform in front of scouts. He will still have the opportunity to meet with teams in the process leading up to the draft and participate in Georgia's Pro Day.
LeCounte does have an abundance of tape at Georgia, so not participating in the Senior Bowl is not as big of a blow to his evaluation as it would be to other prospects. It is almost a certainty that an organization has liked what they have seen on tape from LeCounte and are planning to use a mid-round flyer on him.
For now, Richard won't be able to put pads on again until NFL training camps begin during the summer. Dawgs Daily will keep readers updated as we learn more about Richard's Senior Bowl situation.
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