Posts Tagged ‘2014 Senior Bowl’

2014 Senior Bowl Wrap-Up: Mock Draft, Rankings, All-Senior Bowl Team

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Notre Dame OT Zack Martin ends Senior Bowl week as the Top Prospect.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

At the beginning of the week I put together my list of the top 32 Senior Bowl prospects of 2014, now that the game is officially behind us it’s time to re-evaluate the list and see whose risen or fallen. Also, included in this post are my picks for the 2014 All-Senior Bowl teams and a few other notes as we put this part of the draft process behind us. Now it’s on to the combine.

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2014 Senior Bowl: Day 3 North Practice Notes (1 on 1′s)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort had a strong day in 1 on 1s.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

After three practices things are starting to take shape on both teams. I’ve gotten a lot of questions and comments on a bunch of players that are down in Mobile. Instead of doing a traditional notes and listing the winners and losers, I’ve tried to come up with some notes on each player on the North Squad. Here is a quick run down on today’s practice, including 1 on 1 results, and a thought on each player through three days at the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

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2014 Senior Bowl: North Practice Notes from Day Two

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Christian Kirksey

Christian Kirksey is making a name for himself at the Senior Bowl. (Photo: CR Gazette)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

North Practice took place in windy conditions and it definitely didn’t help the Quarterback prospects improve on shaky day one performances. From this perspective the offensive and defensive lines continue to showcase the most impactful players on the North squad, with a few skill position guys catching my attention.

Here’s everything that went down at this morning’s North Practice, the players that stood out and the players that performed poorly.

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2014 Senior Bowl: Day One Practice Notes

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Aaron Donald impressed on day one of the Senior Bowl.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

A crazy day at the Senior Bowl is in the books. Prospects were busy all day trying to impress coaches and media, both on the field and in interviews. The day started with a weigh-in, transitioned to a physical South Practice run by Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, moved onto a North Practice that lacked intensity and flow, finally the day wrapped up with media night.

At the end of such a busy day, it’s clear some players stood out from the rest for being a cut above the rest. These are my practice notes and thoughts on day one at the Senior Bowl.

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2014 Senior Bowl: Defensive Preview, Rankings, and Predictions

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Kyle Van Noy BYU

Kyle Van Noy was an under the radar linebacker prospect… not anymore. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Earlier in the week I previewed the offensive players expected to play in the Senior Bowl next week. Now it’s time to evaluate the defensive players and find out which ones may leave Mobile with their draft stock on the rise.

Even though nearly 30 top Senior prospects decided to turn down or drop out of the Senior Bowl this year, greatly diminishing the talent level, there are still plenty of players that will turn into impact NFL players.

Which defensive players have the most to gain, which player is most likely to be a Patriot, and who are the most overrated prospects in the Senior Bowl? Take a look:

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2014 Senior Bowl: Offensive Rankings, Previews, and Predictions

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz will be a focus of New England scouts at the Senior Bowl.(USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Last year Eric Fisher flew down to Mobile, Alabama to compete in the Senior Bowl as a likely first round selection. By the time he boarded his plane to fly home he was a surefire top ten pick and ultimately ended up as the #1 selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Senior Bowl is the ultimate showcase for NFL Draft prospects to showcase their ability against the best competition in fully padded, max effort drills. Each year players dramatically improve their draft stock, rise up draft boards, and make themselves money.

Conversely, other players get exposed, overmatched, or outplayed in front of the entire NFL. It’s sure to happen again this year when the 2014 Senior Bowl kicks off next week.

In this Senior Bowl preview I break down the positional groupings, rank the prospects, and make some predictions as to who I believe will leave Mobile a star, like Eric Fisher did last year.

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