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Senior Bowl Game Day - Players to Watch

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Senior Bowl Game Day - Players to Watch for NFL Draft 2015

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now
February 2015 Newsletter - Special Senior Bowl & East-West Practices /Game Reports available next week

Photo – RB David Johnson - Northern Iowa

The Senior Bowl practices are in the book with the critical game performances the final part of this week’s evaluation process. Several players elevated his status significantly while others quietly disappointed NFL brass. The All-star game will be viewed over the next few months as important scouting information with one on one battles the most vital part of the entire week’s events.

Senior Bowl Game - Players to Watch

Quarterbacks
Bryce Petty - Baylor - 6-3, 230
Maybe the player with the most to gain or lose today.

Sean Mannion - Oregon State - 6-5, 230
Displayed an NFL arm during practices and rising prospect.

Running Backs
Ameer Abdullah - Nebraska - 5-8.2 198
Maybe the most complete back at this event.

David Johnson - Northern Iowa - 6-2, 230
Big back gets prime time event to show his skills.

Wideouts
* Sammie Coates - Auburn - 6-2, 200
Chiseled raw athlete displays huge upside as a pro.

Phillip Dorsett - Miami (Fla.) - 5-10, 185
Speedster had an impressive week.

Devin Smith - Ohio State - 6-1, 195
Deep threat gets center stage today.

Dezmin Lewis - Central Arkansas - 6-3.4 215
Impressive small college prospect hopes to backup a strong week with a solid game performance.

Tight Ends
Clive Walford - Miami (Fla.) - 6-4, 265
Developed prospect had an outstanding week of practice.

Casey Pierce - Kent State - 6-3.4 244
Mobile athlete showcased developed receiving skills at practices.

Centers & Guards
Arie Kouandjio - Alabama - 6-5, 320
Massive guard improved nicely over the week.

Laken Tomlinson - Duke - 6-3, 320
Developed technician drew raves from scouts.

Shaq Mason - Georgia Tech - 6-1.5 310
Squatty blocker had a surprisingly strong performance at practices.

Tackles
La'el Collins - LSU 6-4.5 308
Strong versatile blocker showcased a high level of development.

Ty Sambrailo - Colorado State - 6-5, 315
Sound technician needs a strong game vs top talent.

Defense
Ends

Za'Darius Smith - Kentucky - 6-5, 265
Continued his strong East-West performance with a solid effort in Mobile.

Preston Smith - Mississippi State - 6-6, 290
Aggressive end displays impressive power and quickness.

Owamagbe Odighizuwa - UCLA - 6-3, 270
Maybe the fastest rising defender since September.

Tackles
Danny Shelton - Washington - 6-2, 335
This guy guaranteed a high first round selection off practices.

Carl Davis - Iowa - 6-5, 315
Strong interior defender had an impressive performance over week’s event.

Grady Jarrett - Clemson - 6-1, 288
Quick three technique tackle flashed disruptive skills on the interior.

Linebackers
Hauoli Kikaha - Washington - 6-3, 250
Tweener had a ton of eyeballs on his every move this week.

Zach Hodges - Harvard - 6-3, 235
Small college talent showed he belonged.

Stephone Anthony - Clemson - 6-2, 245
Fast rising defender has the physical package to start at the next level.

Cornerbacks
Quinten Rollins - Miami (Oh.) - 6-0, 195
One year wonder was exposed for his limited experience, but an intriguing prospect.

Kevin White - TCU - 5-9, 175
Quick instinctive cover man matches up well with burners.

Ladarius Gunter - Miami (Fla.) - 6-2, 195
Long corner helped his cause this week.

Steve Nelson - Oregon State - 5-10.0 199
Quick defender has quietly impressed DC this week.

Safeties
Cody Prewitt - Ole Miss - 6-2, 215
Savvy veteran matched up well in coverage in practices.

Jaquiski Tartt - Samford - 6-1, 215
Physical defender must show he can cover in game to elevate his status.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl Week - Players to Watch

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Senior Bowl Week - Premier All-Star Game for NFL Draft 2015

The premier All-Star event week is underway with two practices daily midweek in preparation for the Senior Bowl kicking off Saturday.

The practices and game heads the postseason schedule that will have a huge effect in determining the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. Draft Insiders’ has scouts at each event, practices and game. We will have special emails to full subscribers related to rising prospects and breaking news.

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now

Photo - DE Za'Darius Smith - Kentucky

Senior Bowl Week - Players to Watch

Quarterbacks
Bryce Petty - Baylor - 6-3, 230
Sean Mannion - Oregon State - 6-5, 230

Running Backs
Cameron Artis-Payne - Auburn - 5-10, 210
David Johnson - Northern Iowa - 6-2, 230

Wideouts
Ty Montgomery - Stanford -6-2, 215
* Sammie Coates - Auburn - 6-2, 200
Phillip Dorsett - Miami (Fla.) - 5-10, 185
Devin Smith - Ohio State - 6-1, 195

Tight Ends
Clive Walford - Miami (Fla.) - 6-4, 265
Nick O'Leary - Florida State - 6-3, 244
Ben Koyack - Notre Dame - 6-4, 260

Centers & Guards
Reese Dismukes - Auburn - 6-3, 300
Dillon Day - Mississippi State - 6-3, 300
Arie Kouandjio - Alabama - 6-5, 320
Laken Tomlinson - Duke - 6-3, 320

Tackles
T.J. Clemmings - Pittsburgh - 6-5, 310
Ty Sambrailo - Colorado State - 6-5, 315
Daryl Williams - Oklahoma - 6-6, 330
Austin Shepherd - Alabama - 6-5, 315
Donovan Smith - Penn State - 6-5, 330

Defense
Ends

Za'Darius Smith - Kentucky - 6-5, 265
Lorenzo Mauldin - Louisville - 6-4, 245
Trey Flowers - Arkansas - 6-4, 265
Preston Smith - Mississippi State - 6-6, 290
Owamagbe Odighizuwa - UCLA - 6-3, 270
Deion Barnes - Penn State - 6-4, 255

Tackles
Carl Davis - Iowa - 6-5, 315
Danny Shelton - Washington - 6-2, 335
Joey Mbu - Houston - 6-3, 310

Linebackers
Hauoli Kikaha - Washington - 6-3, 250
Lynden Trail - Norfolk State - 6-6, 260
Zach Hodges - Harvard - 6-3, 235
Geneo Grissom - Oklahoma - 6-4, 250
Stephone Anthony - Clemson - 6-2, 245
Denzel Perryman - Miami (Fla.) - 6-0, 245
Hayes Pullard - Southern California - 6-1, 235

Cornerbacks
Quinten Rollins - Miami (Oh.) - 6-0, 195
D’Joun Smith - Florida Atlantic - 5-11, 190
Eric Rowe - Utah - 6-1, 200
Senquez Golson - Ole Miss - 5-9, 180
Kevin White - TCU - 5-10, 175
Ladarius Gunter - Miami (Fla.) - 6-2, 195

Safeties
Cody Prewitt - Ole Miss - 6-2, 215
Jaquiski Tartt - Samford - 6-1, 215
Kurtis Drummond - Michigan State - 6-1, 200
Ibraheim Campbell - Northwestern - 5-11, 205

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl Week Schedule of Events

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Senior Bowl Week - Premier All-Star Game for NFL Draft 2015

The premier All-Star event week is here with the Senior Bowl kicking off Sunday.
The practices and game heads the postseason schedule that will have a huge effect in determining the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. Draft Insiders’ has scouts at each event, practices and game. We will have special emails to full subscribers related to rising prospects and breaking news.

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now

Senior Bowl Week Schedule
Mobile, Alabama - January 18-24 - NFL Network
Rosters –http://www.seniorbowl.com/rosters-2015.php

Photo - QB Bryce Petty - Baylor

2015 Media Schedule

Sunday, January 18
PLAYERS ARRIVE
3:00pm-7:00pm
Player Check-In

Monday, January 19
PLAYERS ARRIVE

10:00am-5:00pm - Player Check-In
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

4:00pm - Introductory Press Conference
Renaissance Riverview Plaza
Mobile Bay II (2nd floor)

Tuesday, January 20 - 8:30am-10:00am
National Football Scouting Weigh-In
Mobile Convention Center

12:15pm-2:15pm - North Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

2:30pm-4:30pm - South Team Practice
Fairhope Stadium

6:00pm-8:00pm - Media Night
Mobile Cruise Terminal

Wednesday, January 21 - 9:30am-11:30am
North Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

1:30pm-3:30pm - South Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

5:00pm - News Conference
COACHES/SELECTED PLAYER
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

Thursday, January 22 - 9:30am-11:30am
North Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

1:30pm-3:30pm - South Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

5:00pm - News Conference
COACHES/SELECTED PLAYER
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

Friday, January 23 - 8:30am-11:30am - Players Community Service Project
Selected Schools/Hospitals

1:00pm-2:00pm - North/South Walk-throughs
Mobile Convention Center

3:30pm-6:30pm - Meet the Players
Mobile Convention Center

Saturday, January 24 - 1:00pm - Stadium Gates Open
Ladd-Peebles Stadium - PRESS BOX OPENS

2:30pm - Pre-Game Show Begins
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

3:00pm - KICKOFF Reese’s Senior Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Post Game - Postgame interviews

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl 2015 – Titan & Jaguar Staffs To Coach All-Star Rosters

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Senior Bowl 2015 – Titans & Jaguars Staffs To Coach Game

The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars have been selected to coach the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl next month in Mobile, Ala.

Draft Insiders' Staff will provide extensive coverage of Senior Bowl Practices and Game Via Twitter and Special Subscriber Emails

"It's always an honor and a privilege for the Reese's Senior Bowl to have our game coached by NFL staffs and 2015 will be no exception,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage.

The Titans, led by their first-year head coach Ken Whisenhunt, will coach the North team, while second-year Jaguars coach Gus Bradley and his staff will guide the South. Tennessee finished the 2014 season with a record of 2-14 and owns the second pick in next year’s NFL Draft.

Traditionally, the two teams with the worst records and returning coaching staffs coach the Senior Bowl. Tampa Bay has the #1 pick overall and would normally be one of the staffs at the All-Star event, however, the Bucs have declined because they do not have an offensive coordinator currently. Jacksonville was 3-13 this season and will pick third in the draft. The Jaguars, who coached the South team to a 20-10 victory in last year’s game, jumped at the opportunity to coach again after Tampa Bay (2-14) declined.

“I have known Ken Whisenhunt since we worked together with the Baltimore Ravens back in the late 1990's,” Savage said. “As a former NFL player himself and now head coach, he knows exactly what it takes to be successful in professional football and that knowledge should really benefit the prospects he and his staff will work with in Mobile.”

“We are very excited to be one of the coaching staffs at this year’s Senior Bowl," said Whisenhunt, who coached in the Senior Bowl as an assistant with the Baltimore Ravens in 1998. "It is a great opportunity for our organization, but we also understand it is a showcase for these college players and an important week of evaluation for the entire league. I have had the good fortune to coach in this game as an assistant coach before and I really enjoyed that experience and the ability to get to know the players and work with them through the week.”

“We are looking forward to coaching the Senior Bowl in 2015,” said Bradley, whose club selected four players from last year’s game in the NFL Draft. ”Our staff really enjoyed the time we had last year in Mobile. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the players on a personal level and watch them compete on and off the field for an entire week. It proved to be a valuable asset in our pre-draft process last year. The Senior Bowl staff does a great job of taking care of the players and coaches and making it a very enjoyable week.”

“Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Gus Bradley did an outstanding job in coaching the South team,” Savage said. “Gus has an infectious enthusiasm for competition that really resonates with the players in an event like the Reese's Senior Bowl."

Bradley, who has nine years of NFL coaching experience, was hired by Jacksonville two years ago to guide the Jaguars through a rebuilding process. Before joining the Jaguars organization, Bradley spent four seasons (2009-12) with the Seattle Seahawks as defensive coordinator and three years (2006-08) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, serving the last two as linebackers coach after joining the Bucs in 2006 as their defensive quality control coach.

Whisenhunt has 17 seasons of NFL coaching experience, including six years (2007-12) as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. As head coach of the Cardinals, he won a franchise-record 49 games, including an appearance in Super Bowl XLIII after a team-record 12-win season in 2008. In 2013, as offensive coordinator for San Diego, he led the Chargers offense to the fifth most yards in the NFL and the league’s top ranking in third-down offense.

Tennessee previously coached in the Senior Bowl in 2006 when Jeff Fisher led the North to a 31-14 victory. Jacksonville coached the game in 2009 and 2014, leading the South to victories in both games.

The 66th Reese’s Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 24, 2015 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT. The NFL Network will televise the practices during the week and the game.

Senior Bowl 2014 Roster Changes

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Senior Bowl 2014 Roster Changes

Injured Players – out for practices and game
OT Ja’Wuan Jones - Tennessee / knee sprain
TE Marcel Jensen - Fresno St / abdominal strain
DE Ed Stinson - Alabama / groin pull
CB Aaron Colvin - Oklahoma / knee ACL
WR Kain Colter - Northwestern / ankle
WR Shaq Evans – UCLA
DE James Gayle - Virginia Tech /
CB Jaylen Watkins - Florida /
LB Jordan Zumwalt - UCLA / questionable

Photo - LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo

Replacement Players
Michigan St - WR - Bennie Fowler
Troy St - WR - Eric Thomas
Missouri - WR - L’Damian Washington
Colorado State - TE - Crockett Gilmore
UMass - TE - Rob Blanchflower
Florida - OT - Matt Patchan
Louisiana Tech - DE - IK Enemkpali
Louisiana-Lafayette - LB - Justin Anderson
Jackson State - CB - Qua Cox

Players Who Did not attend Senior Bowl
A.J. McCarron/QB/ALABAMA
Carlos Hyde/RB/OHIO STATE
Jake Matthews/OT/TEXAS A&M
Khalil Mack/LB/BUFFALO
C.J. Mosley/LB/ALABAMA
Shayne Skov/LB/STANFORD
Darqueze Dennard/ CB/MICHIGAN STATE
Justin Gilbert/CB/OKLAHOMA STATE
Larmarcus Joyner/DB/FLORIDA STATE

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

2014 Senior Bowl Week Peaks With Double Practices

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2014 Senior Bowl Week Begins with Weigh-in and Practices
Senior Bowl 2014 – Falcons & Jaguars Staffs Direct All-Star Classic

The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams.

The 2014 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014, in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The contest will be nationally-televised by NFL Network. Kickoff is set for 3:00 pm CST. The coaching staffs of the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars were selected by the NFL to coach the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

With the weigh-in measureables in the book, the Senior Bowl practices are in process. Every year the practices on Tuesday and Wednesday are the most critical to the evaluation process. The midweek practices are in full pads in front of hundreds of NFL scouts, GM and personnel directors. These practices with an emphasis on one on one drills are essential parts of the scouting system for NFL readiness.
Here are a dozen of players to watch

Draft Insiders Digest will have an extensive Senior Bowl Weigh-in and Practice Reports in Newsletter and Subscriber Emails - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Senior Bowl Prospects to Watch

Offense
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - Eastern Illinois
Rising small college QB looking to enter the top 5 passers with a strong week.

David Carr - QB - Fresno St.
Excellent prospect hopes to recover from suspect bowl performance.

Robert Herron - WR - Wyoming
Fast vertical threat will get attention with impact ability.

Seantrel Henderson - OT - Miami
Massive tackle hopes to show consistency after an erratic career.

Weston Richburg - OL - Colorado St.
Tough pivotman can shine in these drills.

Kadeem Edwards - OG - Tennessee St.
Wide body mauler looks to impress vs the big boys.

Defense
Trent Murphy - DE - Stanford
Rising versatile defender hopes to show he can play up and down here.

Dee Ford - DE - Auburn
Explosive edge rusher looks to impress the 3-4 defensive clubs this week

Ra’Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota
Massive athlete has the talent and motor to be the best player here.

Justin Ellis - DL - Louisiana Tech
Wide body tackle hopes to parlay an E-W week into super Senior Bowl effort.

Walt Aikens - CB - Liberty
Tall defender faces big time talent and hopes to impress in one on one matchups.

Keith McGill - CB - Utah
Versatile defender hopes to prove he can matchup with speedy deep threats.

Week Schedule
Monday
Weigh-In - 9:30 am - 11:30 am cst
Practice Schedule - 2:30-4:40 pm cst

Tuesday – Thursday Practices
9:30 - 11:30 am
2:30 - 4:40 pm

Senior Bowl Game - Saturday - Ladd Peebles Stadium 4 pm est
Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game.

2013 Senior Bowl Week Begins with Weigh-in and Practices

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Senior Bowl Classic Heads All-Star Game Postseason

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2013 Senior Bowl Week Begins with Weigh-in and Practices

The 2013 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2013, in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The contest will be nationally-televised by NFL Network. Kickoff is set for 3:00 pm CST.

The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams.

Week Schedule
Monday
Weigh-In - 9:30 am - 11:30 am cst
Practice Schedule - 2:30-4:40 pm cst

Tuesday – Thursday Practices
9:30 - 11:30 am
2:30 - 4:40 pm

Senior Bowl Game - Saturday - Ladd Peebles Stadium 3 pm

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game.

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