Senior bowl gets underway

January 26, 2016

Senior Bowl gets underway … The final big post-season all-star game gets underway later this morning when the 100-plus 2016 draft prospects at the Senior Bowl in Mobile are weighed and measured. Both teams will then have light practices this afternoon with the real work to begin on Wednesday with the first of two days of full-pad workouts. The actual Senior Bowl game is set for Saturday with kick-off set for 2:30 PM ET on the NFL Network. Unfortunately, though, while the NFL Network provided extensive live coverage of the practice sessions in the past, it appears that all we’ll get on NFN this year is an hour-long hi-lite show at 8 PM ET each evening. The better news is that after a decade long absence, ESPN will televise practices of both the North and South teams on Wednesday and Thursday on ESPNU. Certainly, this year’s Senior Bowl doesn’t lack for storylines. In particular, the hottest guy in this year’s draft – North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz – will be in Mobile this week with a chance to establish himself as a potential top 5-10 prospect this coming April. And what makes the story that much more interesting is that Wentz is part of the North team in Mobile which is being coached by Jason Garrett and the Dallas staff. The Cowboys, which have the 4th pick this year, have made no secret about the fact that they would like to find a future successor to Tony Romo and Wentz is likely to be at least in the team’s discussions. In fact, there are a number of rising prospects for this year’s draft in Mobile this week including Utah State DE Kyler Fackrell, Southern Utah SS Miles Killebrew and DTs Austin Johnson of Penn State and Louisiana Tech’s Vernon Butler among other. For now here is the current roster of Senior Bowl players