This past week of practice and today's Senior Bowl game is one of the many opportunities NFL draft prospects have to impress scouts. A strong finish to the week could potentially mean the difference between coming off the board in the first or second round. So much of the NFL draft process is about impressions and hype.
The results of today's game will make an impact, but only a minor one.
Evaluators want to see effort, a feel for the game and aggressiveness. The players who come out, give it their all and show explosiveness will help their stock the most. Poor decisions and sloppy play will result in negative impressions.