NFL Lands In Mobile For Senior Bowl Week

From Mobile, Alabama

It’s the NFL coaching and scouting annual convention. That would be Senior Bowl week here in the lovely city of Mobile.

Arriving NFL types were greeted by fog and muggy conditions, but the temperature was in the mid 70s, so for many of those league types from up north it felt very good. (Same for internet hacks, by the way!)

There will be some 800 NFL personnel credentialed for the week of practices and meetings. Few will stay for Saturday’s game, as they’ll leave town after Thursday’s practices.

That group of 800 would include general managers, head coaches, coordinators, assistant coaches, position coaches, player personnel department types and various others that have a stake in evaluating and selecting talent for the 32 NFL teams.

Ground Zero for Senior Bowl week is the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel and the adjoining Mobile Convention Center. Players were to report by dinner time Sunday night where they will find out if they are working with the staff of the Washington Redskins led by head coach Mike Shanahan or the staff of the Minnesota Vikings, led by head coach Leslie Frazier.

Here’s a list of the players that will take part in the game. We’ll have more detailed information on what teams they are working with on Monday. That’s the day the players will be measured and weighed and when they will hold their first practices.

Only one local player identified through Sunday evening as taking part in the Senior Bowl.

  • Tight end Michael Egnew, 6-6, 245 pounds, Missouri

A consensus All-America tight end as a junior, Egnew’s senior season did not live up to expectations as he caught 50 passes for 523 yards and 3 TDs. He had only one breakout game, when he caught 6 passes for 105 yards against Iowa State. Over his career with the Tigers, Egnew caught 147 passes for 1,285 yards and 8 TDs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management in December, finishing his course work in 3.5 years.

2 Responses to “NFL Lands In Mobile For Senior Bowl Week”

  • January 23, 2012  - Chuck says:

    Why don’t they stay for the game??? Thats like coming over for the snacks and then leave before the meal is served.

  • January 23, 2012  - el cid says:

    Hopefully they have reviewed the players they are interested in for an entire college career. This is sort of a meet and greet, also spot a guy who slipped thru un-noticed. Scouts need to spend so much time looking at individuals, might not know a football game broke out.

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