The 2013 edition of the Senior Bowl is geared up to be played this Saturday in Mobile, Ala. The game can be viewed on the NFL Network at 4 p.m. ET.
Every year, NFL executives, personnel, scouts and coaches descend upon the Gulf Coast to take in practices of the top-rated college All-Star Game. The Senior Bowl committee, headed by former NFL general manager Phil Savage, works to bring the best talent together.
There are numerous holdouts every year, but this year especially seemed to lack overall talent. Two top-tier quarterbacks, USC’s Matt Barkley and WVU’s Geno Smith, were notable no-shows.
Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, and Florida State’s defensive end Bjoern Werner, also chose not to participate.
Those seniors who decided against competing opened the door for players who were excited to showcase their talents and skills to NFL personnel.
Here is a list of the 10 players who helped themselves the most by taking part in the 2013 Senior Bowl. These are names that will stay in the headlines until the 2013 NFL draft in late April.