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Rutgers Football: Kemoko Turay Shines At Senior Bowl, NFL Future Looks Bright

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He received high praise for his performance last week

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Kemoko Turay had an up and down career at Rutgers, as shoulder injuries hindered him for a good portion of his time on the banks. However, his enormous potential was always evident. During his senior season in 2017, Turay was clearly the best edge rushing threat on the team. He led the team in tackles for a loss (7), quarterback hits (6), sacks (4), fumble recoveries (2) and was third on the team in total tackles with 65. Turay showed he had become a more complete player and the hope for him to have a chance to make it in the NFL was alive.

After Turay’s performances throughout the week during practices for the Senior Bowl, as well as a few moments during the game itself, it’s now a matter of how high he will be selected in April’s NFL Draft. The praise from draft analysts has been universal and Turay’s name is now on the radar of every NFL front office. Here is a summary of all that took place with Turay at last week’s Senior Bowl.

Here are several clips of what analysts were saying on the NFL Network broadcasts during practices.

There were plenty of updates on twitter as well.

With all the praise being heaped on the now healthy shoulders of Turay, it made sense that he was named the top linebacker for the practice awards handed out by the Senior Bowl personnel.

While Turay only registered 1 tackle during the Senior Bowl, here are three clips showed how close he came to making a bigger impact.

Here is detailed scouting report on Turay and delves into why his skill set has the attention of scouts and NFL personnel.

And now, here are many positive comments from throughout the week from various NFL draft analysts via twitter:

Bleacher Report included Turay in their list of biggest winners from Senior Bowl week here.

The best part of Turay getting all of this positive attention has been the fact that he is a class act and has represented himself and Rutgers so well over the years. He shared his appreciation and thanks this past week from his twitter account.

While Rutgers fans will always wonder “what if” with Turay if he had remained healthy during his college career, it is also satisfying to have seen him make the most of the opportunity that the Senior Bowl provided him. He’ll have another chance in February, as Turay received a coveted invitation to the NFL combine, which will be another great opportunity to showcase his talents in front of league personnel.

We will continue to follow Turay’s journey during the NFL draft process and look forward to seeing him have a successful career on Sunday’s in the near future.