The Game: The 66th annual Reese's Senior Bowl, featuring 110 of "the country's best draft prospects" sorted into two teams (the North and the South) coached by two teams of selected NFL coaching staffs; this year, the staffs are from the Titans and the Jaguars.
Where: Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Time/TV: 4 pm ET/NFL Network
What to Watch For:
Adrian Amos, Deion Barnes, and Donovan Smith will take the field rocking the simple white helmet with the blue stripe this week. Mike Hull was also scheduled to be a part of the game, but won't be on the field due to his re-aggravated injury.
Some highlights from the days of practice:
Minnesota RB David Cobb is standing out again at Senior Bowl practice. Another player who has flashed: Penn State DE Deion Barnes.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) January 22, 2015
TJ Clemmings worked around the edge by Penn State Deion Barnes https://t.co/klu4wOI9hh— Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) January 22, 2015
Penn St. DE Deion Barnes doesn't have much pop at the point of attack. Using speed only. Teammate OT Donovan Smith looks strong/well-built.— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) January 21, 2015
Donovan Smith/OT/Penn State flashes dominance. So wish he would play at a high level on every snap.— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 22, 2015
Penn State OT Donovan Smith doing great things in 1 on1 dominating first 4 opponents.— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) January 21, 2015
Barnes had reps at LB as well as DE.
There've been a lot of Penn Staters who have participated in the Senior Bowl over the years, but the ones who have stood out the most were Blair Thomas (1990), Larry Johnson (2003), and Tony Hunt (2007), all of whom were named Senior Bowl MVPs in their respective years. Franco Harris (1972) was also named to the 50th Anniversary All-Senior Bowl All-Time team.
Senior Bowl Links:
The full North team roster.
The mothership has a complete Senior Bowl stock report.