Many of you have asked about whether I was going to be in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. The answer is I will not. But we will have feet on the ground for the Senior Bowl. Cody Bauer, a long-time contributor to the site and latest addition, will be in Mobile all week with full access to all events during the week. Cody will be joined by NFL’s Future contributors, Jeff Risdon and Steve Shoup at the event as we hope to provide round the clock coverage.
With the 2013 Senior Bowl set to kickoff on January 26th most scouts will be heading down to Mobile the week before for their chance to watch the best college senior prospects participate in a week’s worth of events.
The week kicks off with weigh-ins on Monday, where players will be paraded out in their underwear to get weighed and have their height, arms, and hands measured. There will be practices everyday for both the North and South team Monday-Thursday. Throughout the week there will be chances to hear players speak at the podium as well as give interviews. This is a good opportunity to learn a little bit more about these young men. The game itself kicks off at 3:00pm on Saturday, January 26th.
This year the South team will be coached by Jim Schwartz and the Lions coaching staff while the North team will be coached by Dennis Allen and the Raiders coaching staff. Schwartz is no stranger to how the Senior Bowl week and game are run with having coached the North team in 2010 and being a part of the Titans staff in 2006. Allen, however, has never been a part of the Senior Bowl but has said that he is looking forward to the opportunity to get a better evaluation of players and learn more about their personalities. It will be an interesting clash in styles, but for the seniors participating it’s a great opportunity to soak in as much knowledge as possible from two NFL head coaches. Read the rest of this entry » «2013 Senior Bowl Preview»