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The 64th edition of the Senior Bowl got underway this morning as over 100 future NFL players individually stepped onto a stage in Mobile, Alabama to be measured and weighed in front off all 32 franchises. Later in the afternoon it was time for practice as college prospects were run through NFL formations on the field and asked to display their skills. Here's a breakdown of who did well on the first day for the South team, as well as the players who disappointed.
2013 Senior Bowl Preview - NYTimes.com
When you study college football players year-round, the Senior Bowl is not the introduction to pro prospects that it is for many fans. The all-star game in Mobile, Ala., is a chance to watch players on a theoretically even playing field: the teams will play in a vanilla scheme; the players are all processing new information; and the prospects get an even number of repetitions against top competition in practice. It’s a chance to watch how players react to coaching, improve the fine points of their craft, and handle the scrutiny while competing against some of the best college football has to offer.
2013 Senior Bowl: Weigh-in | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Savage’s opening statement covered a number of topics that I think reflect the NFL’s desire to upgrade the Senior Bowl experience and the former Browns GM has acted upon this feedback with a sense of urgency:
Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu says goodbye to the 'Honey Badger'
Tyrann Mathieu is no longer the "Honey Badger," just a former college football player hoping to get a shot at the NFL.
2013 Senior Bowl: King stands out among 'strong' South receivers - CBSSports
For one day at least, Georgia wideout Tavarres King played up to his surname, repeatedly making big plays to stand out among a talented group of receivers for the South Team during Monday's initial Senior Bowl practice.
2013 Senior Bowl: Monday North practice - CBSSports
Monday started well for the quarterbacks at the weigh-in portion of the day, but the afternoon practice was a different story for the signal callers on the North squad. Mike Glennon (NC State), Ryan Nassib (Syracuse) and Zac Dysert (Miami, Ohio) all struggled through practice on day one, battling issues with timing, ball placement and touch. With some hiccups expected on the first day, their inconsistencies weren't entirely unexpected, but with Geno Smith and Matt Barkley not participating, this year's Senior Bowl is where one of these three quarterbacks (and Tyler Wilson on the South squad) could shine and vault up draft boards.
2013 Senior Bowl: The search for quarterback clarity - CBSSports
One of the developing storylines as the draft gets closer involves the quarterback class and how there isn't a far-and-away premier option in the draft. As such, we could be looking at the first NFL Draft since 2008 where a quarterback won't be taken first overall.
Senior Bowl notes and observations: CB Leon McFadden shines on first day | MLive.com
Monday marked the first day of practice leading up to the the 2013 Senior Bowl.
2013 Senior Bowl Interviews: Alex Okafor, Datone Jones, Margus Hunt and More | NEPatriotsDraft.com - 2013 NFL Draft
NEPD Editor Mike Loyko was able to interview some of the top prospects at the 2013 Senior Bowl and ask them some great questions. Listen in now – he’s got more interviews coming shortly.
Senior Bowl: South Practice Page
A daily breakdown of Senior Bowl practice from the South squad.
Senior Bowl: North Squad WRs Day 1 | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Every NFL team that conducts a Senior Bowl practice has a different style and process. The Oakland Raiders began and ended with special teams and utilized a lot of scrimmaging in a variety of 1-on-1, 5-on-7, and 11-on-11 situations. The drills I tend to get the most from feature wide receivers and the Raiders practice was no different.
2013 Senior Bowl: North Monday Practice Notes
In the first day of split practices, I personally was at North to watch the best three quarterbacks throw, as well as get the first look at talents like Eric Fisher, Denard Robinson and more.
2013 Senior Bowl Weigh In: South Roster
Notes from the South Roster
2013 Senior Bowl Weigh In: North Roster
Notes on the North Roster:
Gus Bradley keeping a pair of Mularkey’s assistants | ProFootballTalk
Prior to firing coach Mike Mularkey or bringing in his replacement Gus Bradley, the Jaguars opened the door for all their assistants to seek other jobs.
Another Dolphin heads to the Pro Bowl | ProFootballTalk
Between the injured players from the conference finalists who lost and the Pro Bowlers from the teams that won, replacements will be needed for the Pro Bowl. The latest is Dolphins defensive lineman Randy Starks, who is replacing Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.
NFL conference title game viewership down from last year - NFL.com
Television viewing figures for the AFC and NFC championship games have taken a hit over last year's numbers.
Mike Mayock: Three or four QBs will go in first round - NFL.com
The 2013 quarterback rookie class is wide open. But that doesn't mean quarterbacks won't get takent early, according to NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.
Seahawks.com Blog | Russell Wilson added to NFC Pro Bowl squad
Add another item to Russell Wilson’s already impressive rookie-season resume: Pro Bowl quarterback. Wilson was added to the NFC squad today when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was forced to drop out after injuring his left shoulder during Sunday’s loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Wilson was the third alternate at his position when the team was named last month.
Mike Glennon, Ezekiel Ansah among hot Senior Bowl prospects - NFL.com
The Senior Bowl (Sat., 4 p.m. ET, NFL Network) is the premier game on the college football all-star circuit. NFL scouts marvel over the collection of talent in Mobile, Ala., for the week, knowing that several unheralded players at this game will eventually become stars at the next level. In fact, the two starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco and San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, rose to prominence in the NFL scouting community after turning in strong performances at the Senior Bowl.
Sunday Spotlight: San Francisco 49ers defense - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson joins Kurt Warner to break down the San Francisco 49ers defense against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco beating the New England Patriots' secondary - NFL Videos
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Can Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stop New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez? - NFL Videos
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How to read the zone-read option - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey join "NFL GameDay Morning" to demonstrate how to defend the zone-read option.
Championship Sunday: Keys to victory - NFL Videos
NFL Network's Deion Sanders and Willie McGinest join Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to talk about their playoff runs and the keys to victory on Championship Sunday.