The Senior Bowl would have seen two of the best Big 12 quarterbacks in recent history take the field next weekend, but that is now down to one.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport broke the news that Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph is a scratch from the game and won’t play due to a foot sprain.
Oklahoma St QB Mason Rudolph will have to sit out the Senior Bowl because of a left foot sprain that does not require surgery and is now stable, sources say doctors told him. One of the top QBs, Rudolph plans to attend the Senior Bowl for measurements & interviews.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2018
This is a tough break for Rudolph, who I believe could’ve raised his draft stock by playing in this game. Rudolph had a big season, statistically speaking, in Stillwater. Rudolph completed 65% of his passes, throwing for 4,904 yards and 37 touchdowns to nine interceptions.
But while the quarterback throws a great deep ball, Rudolph’s intermediate routes remain a concern to some. Getting a chance to see live bullets in front of tons of NFL scouts and against other NFL draft picks, would’ve been a good chance to Rudolph to show off his stuff and improvement.
The Cowboys finished off a 10-3 season with a 30-21 win over Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl.