Just Blog Baby will be keeping track of all the events surrounding the 2014 Senior Bowl. For more Senior Bowl coverage check out our flagship site Fansided.com.
Monday marks the first day of official Senior Bowl events at Mobile, Alabama as 2014 NFL Draft prospects look to improve their draft stock at the Senior Bowl. Although big names often opt to not attend, even ones that should (Looking at you AJ McCarron), the Senior Bowl offers a good chance to look at a wide variety of prospects before the NFL Combine.
The Senior Bowl’s first big event is the weigh ins of the prospects, and while it may or may not be a tad creepy obsessing over the weights and heights of prospects it is something that can make or break a prospects draft value. Not enough height at certain positions can be a killer, as can not enough weight at others. Like it or not, it is apart of the draft process and is something that NFL scouts and front offices value.
Weigh ins at the linebacker position are even more important as NFL scouts will be looking to see which prospects will be able to stack up to NFL athletes which are much bigger and stronger than the majority of college players. Making the 218 pound weigh in of Florida State’s Telvin Smith a concern.
The most notable height measurement came from Wisconsin’s Chris Borland, who came in at 5’11″ and three/eights which made him the only linebacker of the 2014 group to be under the six foot mark. It will be interesting to see what the scouts think of Borland’s height when putting him on their draft boards.
Following are the official weigh-ins courtesy of Fansided.com
|Kyle Van Noy|