Day 1 of the Senior Bowl is almost surreal if one hasn't been in Mobile before for the event—for players and media alike.
It's already a who's who kind of event with cameos by almost every general manager and most of the head coaches. Super-agents are ubiquitous and love to shake hands if they ever find time between texting on one phone, checking Twitter on another and talking in their bluetooth headset. On the first morning, everyone stumbles in together, starved of sleep and deprived of caffeine.
One by one, the players arrive, strip down and walk across a stage clad only in spandex in front of hundreds of NFL personnel, coaches and media members. Whispers about physiques—good and bad—trickle throughout the crowd as notes are taken and tweets are sent out.
2013 has brought some changes, however, as longtime NFL personnel maven Phil Savage has taken over the reins of the Senior Bowl. He's brought a personal touch to the proceedings with ideas drawn from his years on the other side of the podium.
In the afternoon, the players split up for the practices as the South team heads outside of town to Fairhope Stadium, while the North team sets up shop at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in downtown Mobile.
So, which players did the most to help and hurt their stock on Day 1?