I know you are dying to watch the Senior Bowl today (3 p.m. ET, NFL Network). Hey, it is football. And it is a chance to judge some of the draft prospects.
Here is a list of 10 players you might want to pay attention to today.
- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin: One of several highly-regarded offensive tackle prospects in the game. Carimi, 6-foot-7, 315 pounds, has had an excellent week and could be on the Giants radar as an offensive line upgrade. Prospect Profile
- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College: Another player connected to the Giants, who should be looking to inject some youth into their offensive line. Castonzo has also received a lot of praise this week, and as a potential left tackle is a player worth watching. Prospect Profile
- Mason Foster, OLB, Washington: Foster’s stock has been rising quickly throughout the offseason, and his work this week at the Senior Bowl has impressed observers. Right now he is looked at as a second-round type pick. Prospect Profile
- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado: Another of the intriguing offensive tackle prospects in the Senior Bowl. Solder is a 6-foot-9, 315-pounder with the reputation of being able to handle speed rushers off the edge. Prospect Profile
- Mark Herzlich, OLB, Boston College: ACC Defensive Player of the Year a couple of seasons ago, lost the 2009 season to a battle with bone cancer. Herzlich is on the comeback trail, and how early a team is willing to gamble on him will be fascinating to wathch. Prospect Profile
- Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia: A small player at 5-foot-7, 160 pounds and did not have a great week of practice this week. He is, however, a speed guy and maybe he would be a late-round possibility as a kick returner or change-of-pace back.
- Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee: I profiled him earlier today. A tight end who has drawn a lot of positive attention this week. We know good tight ends are hard to find, so keep an eye on him.
- Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State: Another of the many offensive tackle prospects likely to go in the first round. He will probably be off the board by the time the Giants pick at 19, but take a look anyway.
- Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor: A guy who has taken advantage of Senior Bowl week to dramatically improve his draft position. He is a guard, which means he most likely is not a first-round choice. Intriguing option in the second or third round, however. Prospect Profile
- Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon: He is a Matthews, he is a linebacker and the Giants need linebackers. I'm curious.