The 2012 Senior Bowl has officially begun. Today players will meet with their respective coaches, go through physicals, and get equipment. It’s the beginning of the pre-draft process and can make or break their draft status. This week of practice is one of the most important weeks for prospects to either solidify themselves or move up or down team’s boards. The interview process for these future NFL players has began, so we take a look at who we’ll be watching as the week progresses for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a look at ten on the offense of both squads:
It’s no secret that I like Martin…a lot. After Trent Richardson there is a traffic jam of running backs vying to be the second back taken in the 2012 NFL Draft. Two of these players will be on display in the Senior Bowl (Chris Polk and Martin). Martin is short but thick in the lower body. He lacks elite quickness but could prove this week that he has enough to be a starter in the NFL. I think he’s the most complete back in the draft outside of Trent Richardson and he will look to prove that this week. With a solid week Martin could move to the second slot amongst a very good RB class.
Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern St.
Silatolu is a 6’3 322 pound guard prospect that has dominated competition at Midwestern St. Due to the lack of tape available on Silatolu we will be paying close attention to him. I was fortunate to catch a game against Abilene Christian this season in which Silatolu was dominant. He’s bull strong with surprising athleticism for a guy over 320 pounds. The Senior Bowl will give Silatolu a chance to prove he can play with top competition. He’s a late 2nd round prospect for us right now and I think he shows why this week. Read the rest of this entry » «2012 Senior Bowl: Ten to watch on offense»