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2015 Senior Bowl Day 2 Report: Practice Notes and Player Quotes

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Ladd-Peebles Stadium was host to both Senior Bowl practices Wednesday. (Photo: Dan Hope)

Ladd-Peebles Stadium was host to both Senior Bowl practices Wednesday. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Full pads came on Wednesday as the North and South squads for this year’s Senior Bowl took the field at Ladd-Peebles Stadium for their second of three days of practice.

While there were some top prospects who continued to underwhelm on Wednesday, many other players had performances on Day 2 that should help bolster their stocks for the 2015 NFL draft.

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2015 Senior Bowl Day 1 Report: Practice Notes, Player Quotes and Weigh-in Results

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
The Senior Bowl kicked off Monday with practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (pictured) and Fairhope Municipal Stadium. (Photo: Dan Hope)

The Senior Bowl kicked off Monday with practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (pictured) and Fairhope Municipal Stadium. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Within the sprint that is the new Senior Bowl schedule, as players have just three days of practices to learn new concepts and impress NFL scouts and coaches, Tuesday is the marathon. From early morning weigh-ins to media night, and practices in between, there were numerous opportunities to get a closer look at each player participating in this year’s game.

The second and third days of practice will be more intense than Tuesday’s opening sessions, as both days will feature players in full pads, but the new, condensed schedule leaves no time for players to waste making an impression, so the first day of practices was certainly an important one.

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Scouting Reports for 2015 Senior Bowl Participants

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Danny Shelton is among the players NFL scouts will be watching at the 2015 Senior Bowl. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

Danny Shelton is among the players NFL scouts will be watching at the 2015 Senior Bowl. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

The 2015 Senior Bowl begins Tuesday with weigh-ins and the first day of practices in Mobile, Alabama.

There are more than 100 draft prospects set to participate in this year’s game. For a look at the full rosters, you can visit SeniorBowl.com. For in-depth looks at some of the prospects playing in Tuesday’s game, check out the links below.

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2015 NFL Draft Prospect To Watch: Eric Rowe, CB, Utah

Monday, January 19th, 2015
A Senior Bowl participant, Utah's Eric Rowe could emerge as the top cornerback in the 2015 draft class. (Photo: Chris Nicoll — USA Today Sports)

A Senior Bowl participant, Utah’s Eric Rowe could emerge as the top cornerback in the 2015 draft class. (Photo: Chris Nicoll — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

The class of cornerbacks for the 2015 NFL Draft is one, thus far, that is very undetermined. Many top players have faced injury or off-the-field concerns, and up to this point, there is no definitive No. 1 cornerback for this class. Now that the season has wrapped up for college football, events like the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine are where rankings can fluctuate, and prospects look to separate themselves from the other competition.

Eric Rowe, a lesser-known and seldom-discussed cornerback out of Utah, has a strong chance to not only be selected on day one of the 2015 NFL Draft but be the first secondary player off the board. A converted safety, Rowe will have a chance to show off his physical and instinctive skills at the Senior Bowl.

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12 NFL Draft Prospects Who Should Make Money at 2015 Senior Bowl

Monday, January 19th, 2015
Tyler Lockett could be among the standouts at this year's Senior Bowl. (Photo: Reese Strickland — USA Today Sports)

Tyler Lockett could be among the standouts at this year’s Senior Bowl. (Photo: Reese Strickland — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

From eventual No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher in 2013 to Aaron Donald and Zack Martin last year, there are annual examples of top college football players parlaying a strong week at the Senior Bowl into a higher selection in the NFL draft.

More than 100 prospects will have that opportunity again this year, as Senior Bowl participants will practice in front of scouts, media and fans on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, then play in the game Saturday.

All of the draft candidates among them have a chance to elevate their stocks this week—that’s what Senior Bowl participation is all about. The following 12 players, however, are among those taking part in this week’s festivities who look to be among the most likely to turn heads and work their ways up boards as they compete against their peers in Mobile, Alabama.

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