Shriners set to kick-off; Senior Bowl practices to wrap

February 2, 2023

Shriners set to kick-off tonite; Senior Bowl practices to wrap … The annual East-West Shrine All-Star Classic kicks off later tonight in Las Vegas at 8:30 PM ET on the NFL Network. And while the Shrine game still plays something of a second-fiddle to the Senior Bowl, the Shriners do have at least one legitimate first round prospect in rising Boston College WR Zay Flowers, who backed it up with an excellent wek of practice (although there is some question whether he will actually play in the game tonight.) Meanwhile other top 2023 prospects to watch include Minnesota RB Mo Ibrahim, Wake Forest WR A.T. Perry, Michigan TE Luke Schoonmaker, Washington OT Jaxson Kirkland, Arkansas C Ricky Stromberg, DEs Brenton Cox of Florida and Jose Ramirez of Eastern Michigan, Tennessee LB Jeremy Banks, and TCU CB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson. The QBs aren’t too shabby either with Aidan O’Connell of Purdue and UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson, one of the stars of the week during the 4 days of practice, likely to start for their respective teams, while Tim DeMorat of Fordham, along with DEs BJ Thompson of Stephen F Austin and Wagner’s Titus Leo head a representative small-school contingent. Here are the full rosters for the East and West teams at tonight’s Shrine game.

Meanwhile, practice sessions at this week’s Senior Bowl wrap up in Mobile today with sessions at 12:30 PM ET and 3 PM ET. The 12:30 practice is available on ESPNU while the 3 PM session will be covered live on ESPN2. The NFL Network concludes its rather spotty Senior Bowl coverage with a taped wrap-up hour at 5 AM ET on Friday morning. The Senior Bowl game itself is set for Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM ET on the NFL Network.