Category Archives: Senior Bowl reports

Senior Bowl 2019 Attention Getters

Now let’s turn our attention back to the Senior Bowl and take a look at a half dozen players who certainly surprised me with their praise worthy efforts in Mobile. Game film from last season will still be the main influence in determining their value to perspective NFL teams, but getting extra attention at this time of year… Read More »

Senior Bowl Week All-Stars

SENIOR BOWL ALL-STAR Team 2019 It seems a bit strange to be posting an All-Star team from a bigger All-Star team but here goes. This year I am combining the practice week with the game performances, and making just a couple of positional transfers from the norm. QB #8 JARRETT STIDHAM AUBURN RB #2 DEXTER WILLIAMS NOTRE DAME… Read More »

Senior Bowl 2019 SOUTH Thursday Practice

Weather continues to be bright and crisp, near perfect for playing football. And that they did as the South squad came out for their final practice session. `After talking about lack of separation in the QB group in the North practice I feel like I finally have seen some based on this practice. And to be quite honest… Read More »

Senior Bowl 2019 Day One Practices

The football gods were teasing us as we began the first practice of the 2019 Senior Bowl, Tuesday afternoon with the SOUTH squad. The sky was overcast and the air was damp and cool and the omni-present Ladd-Peebles wind was picking up a bit. But the promised/threatened rain deluge had still not begun. I always like to look… Read More »


Tuesday now starts the week here in Mobile, and it begins bright and early with the player weigh-in process. You’ve been provided with all the numbers, via link to our friend Scott Wright’s website and weigh-in chart. Here are some numbers that caught my attention. There are still plenty of guys who tip the scales at 300 lbs+,… Read More »

2018 Senior Bowl Wednesday

We opened out action today with the NORTH practice at 12:30. As expected a bit more action and hitting today. I spent a good deal of the first hour with the DL group , which seems to be one of the more talented position groups on the team. And some of the work and constructive instruction OL Coach… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL 2018 Day 2

In the brave new world of the Senior Bowl the weigh-in now starts at 7:30 AM, but that is my problem not yours, dear reader. Here are some odds and ends observations from Pigskin Paul. It is my opinion that we are continuing to see the brave new world of college football players under the new, more aggressive… Read More »

Senior Bowl weigh-in review

Unfortunately, the main attraction at today’s measurement session at the Senior Bowl in Mobile wasn’t there as Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield’s arrival in Mobile has been delayed by an undisclosed family issue. NFL teams were hoping to finally get a read on just how tall Mayfield is as he is listed at 6-0, but nobody believes he’s quite… Read More »


Like any other sporting event that spans a full week of activities not everything that is observed and/or experienced fits into neat little categories like All-Practice teams. So I’d like to share with you some opinions and observations that came out of the weeklong extravaganza in Mobile. 1) The effort by PHIL SAVAGE, his staff and the army… Read More »


It somehow seems appropriate to name a final All-Star team for the nation’s elite All-Star Game. Not only was the game decided by 1-point, on a failed 2-point conversion play, but the South won despite losing the turnover battle 5-1. Teams are not supposed to win games where they post a turnover margin of -4. So the vast… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL All-Practice Team

Time to wrap up the week with my picks for the week’s All-Practice Team. With over 110 players here any endeavor of this type is a bit hit-or-miss. I plead guilty to not being able to watch all of those guys in detail, so to a great degree this team represents what I saw and I certainly could… Read More »


I am sad to say it but today was the last day of real practices and our last contact with the players until after the game. I am feeling melancholy already that my best two weeks of the year are almost over. The NORTH took the field first this afternoon, on a more typical Mobile weather day in… Read More »


Once again not too shabby on the weather front considering it’s January in Mobile. Cloudy and mild, with more wind than Tuesday. But the rain held out for both team practices. My Draftnik companions wanted to talk QB among other topics. So we tried to reach a consensus on the QB rank and failed miserably. So let me… Read More »


The week is off to a roaring start with multiple events to cover including the annual Weigh-in as conducted by National Scouting. As usual Director Phil Savage gave the NFL and Media folks a rundown on why certain players were not in Mobile for the week. Players who declined invites to the Senior Bowl. JONATHAN ALLEN/DL/ALABAMA TACO CHARLTON/DE/MICHIGAN… Read More »

Senior Bowl Game Report: LBs and DBs

by Grumpy Lindsay Because of the Senior Bowl rules limiting what defenses can and can’t do in the game itself, there isn’t a whole lot that one is going to learn from Saturday’s game tape about the LBs and DBs. However, one can always have observations so here goes with some passing thoughts on the defensive back 7… Read More »

Senior Bowl Game Report: Offensive Skill Positions

by Grumpy Lindsay Nothin’ much to see here folks … let’s just move along … College all-star games are usually tough venues for the offensive skill position players. As a general rule, they don’t get many reps and for the most part are playing in unfamiliar systems. So what made this year’s Senior Bowl game somewhat unusual is… Read More »

Senior Bowl Game Report: Offensive Line

by Grumpy Lindsay, GBN Editor and Publisher While the top storyline out of last week’s Senior Bowl revolved around the number of defensive linemen, and especially the defensive tackles, who have emerged as legitimate first and second day prospects for the 2016 draft, in part as a result of their solid performances in both the practices and game… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL Gameday thoughts & All-Game Team

Another Senior Bowl is in the record books and it’s now time to pour over 5 days worth of notes and replay the action in my dreams (I hope). After my 500 mile drive from Mobile back to Orlando Sunday I am now ready to present my Game All-Star team. QB DAK PRESCOTT/MISS STATE RB TYLER ERVIN/SAN JOSE… Read More »


Defensive line by Grumpy Lindsay Arguably, the top storyline to emerge at this year’s Senior Bowl, and maybe for the whole draft overall has been the emergence of the defensive line, and especially the defensive tackles, as one of, if not the best unit in this year’s draft class. The DTs dominated with their quickness and athleticism at… Read More »


Before they put the pads on and play for real it’s time to post my All-Practice Team. THis list is a combination of my own observations and opinions as well as some thoughts of others here in Mobile for the week. QB CARSON WENTZ/N Dakota State RB KENNY DIXON/Louisiana Tech FB DAN VITALE/Northwestern WR STERLING SHEPARD/Oklahoma WR BRAXTON… Read More »


Today was day three of team practices, and the final ones of the week. I was very surprised to see so few NFL personnel people in the stands this morning at LADD-PEEPLES Stadium. Given that these were full pad practices, I expected that NFL folks would stick around through today. Some teams still had a strong presence while… Read More »


We had an almost normal day of action here in Mobile. I say almost because practices didn’t begin until Noon. The plan to avoid the rain worked out pretty well but the skies never cleared. The high temperature never quite made 50 and 10-15 mph winds blew in from the Northwest. In other words a pretty normal January… Read More »


by GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette Under the new Senior Bowl setup today was really the first day of events open to the media and the public. Sorry for my late report, but the day began at 8 AM and I just got back to my hotel about 8:45 PM. Not complaining folks, just telling you the… Read More »