The 2021 Senior Bowl shall be completely different throughout a number of sides, most of which have been introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What will not change is the truth that this is among the final alternatives for faculty seniors — and fourth-year juniors — to make an impression on NFL groups. In truth, that portion of the occasion shall be heightened this yr because of the lack of an NFL mix. However not everybody who attends the Senior Bowl is there to play. Some, akin to Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith, projected by Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer as going No. 2 general within the 2021 NFL Draft, shall be there merely to interview with groups.
Regardless, this recreation — coupled with particular person professional days — shall be an enormous think about whether or not a staff drafts a sure participant, and at what place within the draft.
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Amongst a number of adjustments necessitated by the pandemic, security protocols in place imply attendance shall be severely restricted for the sport and followers will not be allowed to attend game-week practices in any respect.
Sporting Information has you coated on what you should know to look at the 2021 Senior Bowl, together with time, date, TV channels, rosters and gamers who can profit from their week in Cellular, Ala.:
What time is the Senior Bowl 2020?
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 30
- Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Kickoff for this yr’s recreation — the 72nd version — is scheduled for two:30 p.m. ET.
Whereas the sport will proceed to happen in Cellular, Ala., it’s going to see a brand new venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, which in 2020 changed Ladd-Peebles Stadium because the South Alabama Jaguars’ residence stadium. The sport follows three days of follow on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
What channel is the Senior Bowl on?
The Senior Bowl shall be broadcast on NFL Community, which may also be reside streamed on fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Viewers in Canada can sign up for DAZN to look at NFL Community.
Senior Bowl follow schedule
The gamers practiced earlier than Saturday’s recreation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. ESPNU broadcast practices for each groups on Wednesday and Thursday, whereas the NFL Community broadcast a one-hour recap for day-after-day of follow at 8 p.m. ET. Under is the total follow broadcast schedule:
All occasions Japanese
Tuesday, Jan. 26
- 12:30-2:30 p.m: Nationwide Workforce
- 3-5 p.m.: American Workforce
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Jan. 28
Senior Bowl 2020 rosters
Participant listings mirror official Senior Bowl rosters however don’t embrace the total record of attendees.
|Quarterbacks||Kellen Mond||Texas A&M|
|Jamie Newman||Wake Forest|
|Working backs||Larry Rountree III||Missouri|
|Kylin Hill||Michigan State|
|Huge receivers||Racey McMath||LSU|
|Austin Watkins Jr.||UAB|
|Shi Smith||South Carolina|
|Tight ends||Tre McKitty||Georgia|
|Quintin Morris||Bowling Inexperienced|
|Offensive tackles||Alaric Jackson||Iowa|
|Dan Moore Jr.||Texas A&M|
|Jaylon Moore||Western Michigan|
|David Moore||Grambling State|
|Jack Anderson||Texas A&M|
|Defensive linemen||Marvin Wilson||Florida State|
|Wyatt Hubert||Kansas State|
|Carlos Basham Jr.||Wake Forest|
|Edge rushers||Janarius Robinson||Florida State|
|Riley Cole||South Alabama|
|Bryan Mills||N.C. Central|
|Robert Rochell||Central Arkansas|
|Hamsah Nasirildeen||Florida State|
|Ian E book||Notre Dame|
|Working backs||Rhamondre Stevenson||Oklahoma|
|Michael Carter||North Carolina|
|Khalil Herbert||Virginia Tech|
|Huge receivers||Ben Skowronek||Notre Dame|
|D’Wayne Eskridge||Western Michigan|
|Cade Johnson||South Dakota State|
|Tylan Wallace||Oklahoma State|
|Frank Darby||Arizona State|
|Sage Surratt||Wake Forest|
|Tight ends||Tony Poljan||Virginia|
|Kenny Yeboah||Ole Miss|
|Hunter Lengthy||Boston School|
|Offensive tackles||Brenden Jaimes||Nebraska|
|Spencer Brown||Northern Iowa|
|Dillon Radunz||North Dakota State|
|James Hudson III||Cincinnati|
|Guards/facilities||Robert Hainsey||Notre Dame|
|Robert Jones||Center Tennessee State|
|Aaron Banks||Notre Dame|
|Defensive linemen||Jonathon Cooper||Ohio State|
|Patrick Jones II||Pitt|
|Adetokunbo Ogundeji||Notre Dame|
|Daelin Hayes||Notre Dame|
|Tarron Jackson||Coastal Carolina|
|Elerson Smith||Northern Iowa|
|Edge rushers||Shaka Toney||Penn State|
|Hamilcar Rashed Jr.||Oregon State|
|Justin Hilliard||Ohio State|
|Baron Browning||Ohio State|
|Tuf Borland||Ohio State|
|Chazz Surratt||North Carolina|
|Tony Fields II||West Virginia|
|Thomas Graham Jr.||Oregon|
|Rodarius Williams||Oklahoma State|
|Darren Corridor||San Diego State|
|Safeties||Divine Deablo||Virginia Tech|
NFL staffs teaching the 2020 Senior Bowl
Brian Flores and the Dolphins’ employees — who maintain the Nos. 3 and 18 general picks — will coach the Nationwide Workforce.
Matt Rhule and the Panthers’ employees — who maintain the No. 8 general choose — will coach the American Workforce. That roster consists of projected first-round picks Kadarius Toney and Kyle Trask, receiver and quarterback at Florida, respectively.
2020 NFL Draft prospects with most to show at Senior Bowl
Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Jones’ lone season as a starter at Alabama was prolific sufficient to warrant an SN projection as a first-round choice. However many pundits have puzzled aloud whether or not his unimaginable season was extra the results of his supporting forged — which incorporates Smith, Harris and a Joe Moore Award-winning offensive line — and the play-calling brilliance of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Jones can present as soon as and for all his passing acuity is not owed completely to exterior components.
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
Like Jones, Trask loved an unimaginable season in 2020. However he threw 5 interceptions over his final three video games, together with a number of turnovers towards LSU and Oklahoma within the Sugar Bowl. The widespread think about these two video games is that he performed with out a number of of his offensive playmakers, together with receiver Kadarius Toney and Mackey Award-winning tight finish Kyle Pitts. An excellent week of follow can erase doubts these subpar video games could have created.
Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forest
Newman made waves when he transferred to Georgia after his 2019 season with the Demon Deacons, wherein the 6-4, 230-pound twin menace threw for two,800-plus yards and 26 touchdowns whereas operating for greater than 500 yards and 6 extra scores. He opted out of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier than he may play, nevertheless. Nobody will fault him — nor ought to they — for taking his security and future into his fingers, and every week of fine follow and interviews will cement him among the many high second-tier quarterbacks of the draft.
Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
Collins is a big-bodied receiver at 6-4, 215 kilos, however is yet one more pass-catcher from Michigan whose stats do not recommend a prolific school profession. Collins, who opted out of the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has a profession stat line of 78 catches, 1,388 yards and 13 touchdowns. He could make a giant soar up draft boards on the Senior Bowl, in lieu of a ultimate season in 2020.
Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee
Smith — all 6-6, 330 kilos of him — has proven NFL-caliber traits throughout his three years at Tennessee. Groups could also be cautious of choosing him with a excessive draft choose, nevertheless, because of the reality he was identified with blood clots in 2018. He performed seven video games that season earlier than getting shut down to handle the clots. He performed two full seasons in 2019 and ’20 with no points. If Smith can dominate in Cellular, it is perhaps sufficient to persuade a staff to take an opportunity on him.
Tarron Jackson, DL, Coastal Carolina
Jackson loved a powerful profession for the Chanticleers, ending with double-digit tackles for loss in every of the final three seasons and 18 mixed sacks over his ultimate two years. Now the 6-2, 260-pound pass-rushing specialist can use the Senior Bowl as a stage to indicate he can compete with a few of the finest competitors the faculty recreation has to supply.
Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State
Hill, the SEC’s high returning again from the 2019 season, was anticipated to indicate off his versatility in first-year coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. As a substitute, the senior again performed in solely three video games earlier than opting out; he rushed 15 occasions for 57 yards and caught 23 passes for 237 yards and a rating for the 1-2 Bulldogs. How that affected his draft inventory stays to be seen, however he may have used an all-around season to show his price at a place that continues to lose worth within the NFL. He can do this in Cellular.
Liam Eichenberg, OL, Notre Dame
Eichenberg’s was an excellent profession for the Combating Irish, who’ve a famous historical past of manufacturing top-flight offensive line expertise. Eichenberg — listed at 6-6, 302 kilos — is a large candidate, in each sense of the phrase, to maintain that manufacturing unit line going. He is essentially sound and performed towards elite expertise, however was sometimes beat by proficient gamers akin to Clemson defensive sort out Bryan Bresee and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson. Some draft retailers already think about Eichenberg a plug-and-play candidate on the NFL, but when he can produce wonderful ends in go safety in Cellular, it could possibly be sufficient to make sure he is a first-round choose.