Now that the Senior Bowl workouts are over and most of the NFL scouts have left—the cadre of professional scouts are much more interested in workouts than watching games as they prepare for the draft—it’s time for the rest of the football-watching world to check out players and the game.
These are players who will be playing in the NFL next season, and their performances will be of more than passing interest to the NFL-watching public. This is a job fair played out on national television.
And while it’s true that the word "senior"’ in the name "Senior Bowl" precludes players who will come out of college early, there is plenty to like as the North and the South kick off in Mobile Saturday afternoon.
Here is a sampling: