Tag: Senior Bowl Defense

  • Senior Bowl Practice Wrap: Defense – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    Senior Bowl Practice Wrap: Defense – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    The week of Senior Bowl practices is a worthwhile evaluation period. NFL coaches take teaching drills seriously and are encouraging but demand improvement. Many of these players are facing the best competition they’ve seen all season. However, it’s important to understand the limitations of the week. Practices are non-contact and repetitions are limited. This year’s […]

  • Senior Bowl Day 2: Defensive Practice Report – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    Senior Bowl Day 2: Defensive Practice Report – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    The second day of Senior Bowl practice confirms first impressions and highlights the players who quickly grow comfortable with newer concepts and better competition. We’re still seeing limited repetitions in non-contact situations but, many players take a day to understand a drill they haven’t seen in college or fully assimilate the alignments and schemes they’ll […]

  • Senior Bowl Day 1: First Impressions, Defense

    Senior Bowl Day 1: First Impressions, Defense

    Prologue In reality, college players turned aspiring NFL athletes get many chances to make a positive impression. Teams evaluate multiple games on film and get access to players for interviews here in Mobile, at the combine, and at Pro Days. But Senior Bowl Week is the first time the NFL calendar and news cycle turns […]

  • Jene Bramel From the Trenches: Day 2

    Jene Bramel From the Trenches: Day 2

    Jene Bramel gives you his takes on the defensive side of the ball this week at the Senior Bowl.  Day 2 Defensive Notes Both teams were in full pads today and the practices were crisp and physical. That was a welcome contrast to the sometimes sloppy Day 1 North team practice, which left something to […]

  • Jene Bramel’s Reese’s Senior Bowl Defensive Practice Day 1 Notes

    Jene Bramel’s Reese’s Senior Bowl Defensive Practice Day 1 Notes

    Jene Bramel posts his takes on the North squad’s front seven on the opening day of practice.  By Jene Bramel The first day of practice in Mobile is a transitional practice of sorts. Each NFL team that I’ve seen coach in Mobile runs their practice a little differently. Players that assimilate concepts in drills and […]