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Everything you need to know to get ready for today’s 2018 Senior Bowl

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We highlight and profile the 2017 NFL draft-eligible prospects from the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 27.

The 2017 college football regular season and bowl season are behind us, and we are officially on the road to the 2018 NFL Draft. The Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl took place last week, and this week, we have the premier collegiate all-star game, the Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl practice week is what really counts, but the game itself will be worth a watch. Throughout this week, we have run down the top prospects for both teams on both sides of the ball. You can review all that in these four links:

Plenty of current 49ers players took part in the Senior Bowl after their final year in college. Here are those who have graced the field in Mobile.

Elvis Dumervil, DE - 2006
Joe Staley, OT - 2007
Zane Beadles, OG - 2010
Kyle Juszczyk, FB - 2013
Marquise Goodwin, WR - 2013
Jimmie Ward, DB - 2014
Dontae Johnson, CB - 2014
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB - 2014
Trent Brown, OT - 2015
Jaquiski Tartt, S - 2015
Laken Tomlinson, OG - 2015
Aaron Burbridge, WR - 2016
Josh Garnett, OG - 2016
Sheldon Day, DT - 2016
C.J. Beathard, QB - 2017
Trent Taylor, WR - 2017

The Senior Bowl is a scouting haven where NFL talent evaluators, draft analysts, and couch GM's decipher the best of the best senior prospects in this years' class. For those selected few seniors, it's their last chance to play collegiate football competitively against quality talent, where iron sharpens iron in hopes of increasing a players' draft stock or create a memorable and lasting blip on an NFL teams' radar.

Below is a rundown of how to watch the game, and some top prospects that fit the 49ers needs. A few players who took part in practice week will not be playing. Most notable are guard Isaiah Wynn and quarterback Luke Falk.

Reese's Senior Bowl

North vs. South
Location: Mobile, AL | Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Game time: 11:30 AM PT
Channel: NFL Network
North Coach: Vance Joseph and the Denver Broncos
South Coach: Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans

Top offensive players that fit 49ers needs

James Washington, WR - Oklahoma State
Rashaad Penny, RB - San Diego State
D.J. Chark, WR - LSU
Mason Cole, C - Michigan
Alex Cappa, OG/OT - Humboldt State
Dallas Goedert, TE - South Dakota State

Top defensive players that fit 49ers needs

Marcus Davenport, DE/OLB - UT San Antonio
Harrison Phillips, DT - Stanford
Da’Shawn Hand, DE - Alabama
Uchenna Nwosu, OLB - USC
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/OLB