The Senior Bowl kicks off this afternoon at 1 p.m. PT, and will be broadcast from Mobile, Alabama on NFL Network. It will also air on NFLNetwork.com, but that usually requires some kind of subscription. Give it a look and see. And if you can't watch the game, Trevor Woods have a rundown of prospects on both sides of the ball in the next couple days.
Speaking of Trevor, he will be providing a rundown of prospects later in the day. I'll add that to this article when he gets them in, but he'll be providing a few names to look at during the game. Speaking of which, on Friday he broke down some of the notable names and how they have performed in practice.
Additionally, you can check out Mocking the Draft's extensive Senior Bowl coverage. Dan Kadar will be live-tweeting during the game. Dan spent the week down in Mobile, and he put together a stock report for the week of practice. He was a fan of what Miami players did, and had some good insight on potential day two and day three steals. He was not a fan of the quarterbacks work this past week.
The North will be lead by Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty. At one point this season, Petty was a Heisman candidate and will be looking to put together a solid performance today after an inconsistent week of practices. Petty will have plenty of good receivers to throw to and it would be nice to see a clinic transpire on the gridiron. Ohio State receiver Devin Smith, Eastern Carolina's Justin Hardy, Duke's Jamison Crowder, and Stanford's Ty Montgomery all are names to keep an eye on today. Smith and Crowder were especially impressive in practice this week, look for them to get open today and both make big plays. When it comes to running backs the North has three stout options. Minnesota running back David Cobb, Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, and Michigan State's Jeremy Langford all had 1,000 plus seasons rushing. Defensively, the PAC-12 leads the way for the North. Utah DE Nate Orchard and Washington DT Danny Shelton will both be disrupting the quarterback and limiting the run game for the South.
If I had to bet on this game I say the North runs away with it, as the roster appears to be a little more stacked. With that said, the South still have some good players. Alabama quarterback Blake Sims had a so-so week of practices. Looking to improve his stock behind him is Colorado State's QB Garrett Grayson, who the 49ers may have interest in. The Niners could use an upgrade over Blaine Gabbert. Kansas State all-time leading receiver Tyler Lockett will be a player to watch in this one, and Miami's WR Phillip Dorsett, who put together a good week of practices. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will be playing cornerback today. His technique improved throughout the week at the position, but he's still very raw and he should be challenged vertically today at some point. My favorite cornerback in the game is TCU standout Kevin White, a shut-down man corner who also has good awareness playing in zone. My favorite player on the team is the H-Back from Alabama, Jalston Fowler. He would be an asset in both pass protection and in the passing game, as he's strong while also agile.
We will have a game-recap for you Monday with a stock update. For now, who are you pumped to watch in the game? Many names to choose from. This should be a good game. Enjoy it and have a safe Saturday!