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Amba Etta-Tawo starts strong at Senior Bowl, moving up NFL Draft boards

Good news for the fifth-year senior after a standout campaign.

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl-North Practice Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

As Senior Bowl practices get underway in Mobile, Ala., former Syracuse Orange wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo has been turning some heads.

That’s no surprise to Orange fans after a season in which the Maryland transfer broke and tied school records with 94 catches, 1,482 yards and 14 touchdown catches. But just the same, it’s good to see Etta-Tawo excelling against the top senior talent available as he gets ready to go pro.

According to’s Nate Mink, it seems that he’s been steadily moving up draft boards, too. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. now sees him as a third round pick. He could still have room to climb if he meets some of his goals stated to Mink from Mobile.

"I just want to solidify the fact that I'm a speed threat down the field to play the ball but also show some other things that I've been working on in the offseason such as top of the route, creating separation, releases, stacking the DB right off the line and things like that."

Etta-Tawo and the North team take on the South team in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. We’ll be hearing plenty more about his NFL quest afterward as well with the Scouting Combine and more.