Tag: Senior Bowl Practices

  • 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 Offensive Wrap

    Senior Bowl Offensive Wrap

    What Waldman learned about each offensive skill player after three Senior Bowl practices.  The Mobile Mardi Gras parade derailed our opportunity to reveal the tape for extra nuggets to share with you, but missing out on practice tape is far from a devastating development. The takeaways I seek from the Senior Bowl practices are basic: […]

  • Senior Bowl Defensive Wrap

    Senior Bowl Defensive Wrap

    There’s really no sugar coating it; it was a weird Senior Bowl week. The North practices were strong, but there weren’t any clear difference makers among the front seven prospects. The South roster was strong, but their practice sessions were light on full speed drills. And it didn’t help that there were 17 front seven […]

  • Defenders I’ll Be Watching In Mobile

    Defenders I’ll Be Watching In Mobile

    Bramel shares where practice helps analysts value defensive prospects and who he’ll be watching perform these drills in Mobile. Some argue the limited playbook and lack of full contact during team drills prevent a full reckoning of a defensive player’s talent during Senior Bowl practices. I always counter that there’s much to see in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thoughts on Day 1 of the Senior Bowl

    Thoughts on Day 1 of the Senior Bowl

    I’ve grown to view the first day of the practice as a stage-setter for the rest of the week. With new teammates, new coaches, and a new city with a schedule packed with team and media events, expect players to be thinking a little more and maximizing their athleticism a little less when they take […]

  • Senior Bowl: Day Three

    Senior Bowl: Day Three

    This is going to be a reasonably quick take of Day Three, because morning will be here sooner for us than many others staying in Mobile or flying out of here. As opposed to the detailed, player-by-player highlights I gave the first two days, here are the takes I think everyone needs to know based […]

  • Senior Bowl: Day Two Skill Player Notables

    Senior Bowl: Day Two Skill Player Notables

    Day Two of the Senior Bowl was packed with observations from both practices. This morning’s report covers wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs, and tight ends. There are also some thoughts about drills and the Senior Bowl selection process. Plenty of highlights today, most notably a football roundtable with Rotoworld’s Josh Norris, CBS’s Rob Rang, Football […]

  • Senior Bowl First Impressions

    Day 1 Impressions By Jene Bramel Under the mentorship (and light hazing) of Matt and Cecil Lammey, I’m credentialed to cover the Senior Bowl for the first time and getting a crash course in the world of pre-draft scouting in Mobile this week. You can read our detailed scouting observations from Day 1 and check […]