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25 Standouts, 15 Disappointments from the 2015 Senior Bowl

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Clive Walford was one of the stars of Senior Bowl week. (Photo: Dan Hope)

Clive Walford was one of the stars of Senior Bowl week. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Three days of practices and Saturday’s game later, the 2015 Senior Bowl is complete. More than 100 NFL draft hopefuls, including a number of players with a real chance to be first-round picks, participated in this year’s event in an effort to improve their draft stocks.

While the practices are considered to be more important than the game—and all the Senior Bowl activities still are not considered to be as important as what a player showed in his college career—this past week in Mobile will have a real effect on who goes where and when in the draft this April.

In the following rundown, we take a look at which players had the best and worst weeks in Mobile. Note that the following rankings are not a ranking of the order in which these players should be drafted—they are simply indicative of which players helped or hurt themselves the most with their performances at the Senior Bowl.

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2015 Senior Bowl Day 3 Report: Practice Notes and Player Quotes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Thursday was the final day of practices in front of NFL scouts for the 2015 Senior Bowl teams. (Photo: Dan Hope)

Thursday was the final day of practices in front of NFL scouts for the 2015 Senior Bowl teams. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The North and South teams returned to Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Thursday for one final day of Senior Bowl practice, and essentially the players’ final chances to make a good impression or change negative perceptions about them, as most NFL scouts, coaches and personnel executives will have left town long before the game is played on Saturday.

Many of Thursday’s standouts, including USC linebacker Hayes Pullard and Miami tight end Clive Walford, had already performed well on Tuesday and Wednesday and simply furthered their draft stock rises by capping off fantastic weeks. On the other end of the spectrum, Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson and East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden were among those who failed to take advantage of their opportunities to elevate their draft stocks.

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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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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: Auburn DT Gabe Wright

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Gabe Wright's quickness makes him an NFL prospect at defensive tackle. (Photo: Brett Davis — USA Today Sports)

Gabe Wright’s quickness makes him an NFL prospect at defensive tackle. (Photo: Brett Davis — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

The Auburn University football team, which made a run to the final BCS National Championship game last year, has had many players who have heavily contributed to that success and have the potential to do so in the NFL. Among the players drawing attention from scouts with the possibility of playing Sundays in the future is Gabe Wright, who plays defensive tackle for the Tigers.

A four-year player who was an AP All-SEC honorable mention in 2013, Wright has excellent skills that will translate to the next level.

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