The 2016 Senior Bowl was a terrific opportunity for NFL prospects to prove their talent among the nation’s best seniors and fourth-year juniors. Coming off an intense and critical week of practices, Saturday’s contest culminated in an exciting 27-16 victory for the South squad. More important than the score was how each individual competed and performed.
The Senior Bowl offers a unique opportunity to face the nation’s best players on a big stage. While there are key matchups that take place during the season, it is easier to see which players stand out the most in this setting. Participants that clearly pop out while among other All-Stars are the guys who will likely have an easier time transitioning to the NFL.
Throughout the Senior Bowl game, impact plays were made for each team. As players rotated, we had the chance to see 94 individuals earn playing time. From that, we have eight big takeaways from what happened in the game.
Tape from the 2016 Senior Bowl shouldn’t supersede what happened in the season, but it can be very useful. Watch for the players who excelled to receive more attention, and those who struggled to receive less hype.