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Nick Falato fills us in on the players who impressed this week at the Senior Bowl

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The best senior prospects in the country will be on the field today at Mobile, Ala. for the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

This week of practice is incredibly important to the draft process, with scouts, general managers, and coaches from around the NFL gathering to watch these prospects perform on the practice field. Fans of the New York Giants know how important the Senior Bowl is to the draft process, and this week will have huge repercussions over the coming months.

Big Blue View contributor Nick Falato was at the Senior Bowl this week, and he was kind enough to join the Chris and Joe Show to give us his view of the prospects after a week of practice. Nick filled us in on which prospects performed and which guys who might have been under the radar made themselves some money in Mobile.

TV: NFL Network, 2:30 pm, ET (1:30 CST)

Players to watch

Offensive Linemen

  • Lloyd Cushenberry III (C, LSU) - South
  • Matthew Peart (OT, UConn) - North
  • Ben Bartch (OT/G, Saint John’s) - South
  • Calvin Throckmorton (OT/G, Oregon) - South
  • Ben Bredeson (G, Michigan) - North
  • Logan Stenberg (G, Kentucky) - South
  • Damien Lewis (G, LSU) - South

Receivers

  • Denzel Mims (Baylor) - North
  • Michael Pittman Jr. (USC) - North
  • Van Jefferson (Florida) - South
  • James Proche (SMU) - North
  • K.J. Hill (Ohio State) - North
  • Chase Claypool (Notre Dame) - North
  • Antonio Gandy-Goldman (Liberty) - North
  • Adam Trautman (TE, Dayton) - North

Defensive line / EDGE

  • Terrell Lewis (Alabama) - South
  • Javon Kinlaw (South Carolina) - South
  • Jabari Zuniga (Florida) - South
  • Jonathan Greenard (Florida) - South
  • Joshua Uche (Michigan) - North
  • Kenny Willekes (Michigan State) - North
  • Zack Braun (Wisconsin) - North

Linebackers

  • Cameron Brown (Penn State) - South
  • Anfernee Jennings (Alabama) - South

Defensive Backs

  • Troy Pride Jr. (CB, Notre Dame) - North
  • Kyle Duggar (S/LB, Lenoir-Rhyne) - South
  • Jeremy Chinn (S/LB, Southern Illinois) - North
  • Antoine Brooks Jr. (S, Maryland) - South

Typically we see most of the NFL personnel leave Mobile after Thursday’s practice and few stick around for the game itself. In part that is due to the rules put in place for the Senior Bowl game — both to ensure a fair stage for all the players and to try and limit the potential for injury.

You can find a complete copy of some of the Senior Bowl rules here.

Here are some rules to be aware of:

  • Offensive formations must be balanced and “trips” formations aren’t allowed
  • All blocks below the waist are forbidden
  • Defensive sub-packages are limited, blitzes and pressure packages are forbidden
  • Zone coverages must be Cover 2 or Cover 3.
  • Kick-offs will only occur at the start of the first and third quarters - all other drives automatically start on the 25-yard line.
  • No fake punts.