The 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl kicked off practices Tuesday and the week’s activities will conclude with the game Saturday. The players are busy throughout the week, both with their own North and South teammates as well as with NFL scouts and general managers on the prowl for interviews. With everything that goes on, one must wonder if all the activities might ultimately effect where a player is drafted. Regardless, along with the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl is THE event that kicks off the NFL’s draft process.
With over 100 underclassmen declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft, an event like this gives top seniors a greater spotlight in which to boost their draft stock and is an opportunity for these players to learn from the NFL coaching staffs.
The Senior Bowl takes place before the scouting combine and players’ pro days. Even though the week leading up to it is fairly short, all the players involved will take away valuable information that can help improve their overall game.
The pre-draft NFL events will shape and re-shape the upcoming draft including ongoing changes to team’s draft boards. The Senior Bowl is but one huge event that starts the journey these young players’ may take on their way to the National Football League.