2019 Senior Bowl: Notes for the Baltimore Ravens 1-21-19
With the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl set to be underway Tuesday January 22nd, Ebony Bird’s Richard Bradshaw is on scene keeping you updated for the Ravens.
The Senior Bowl will be entering its 70th year as an annual event for the NFL Draft in Mobile, Alabama. In 2019, the Senior Bowl is as important as it’s ever been before, due to a lackluster draft class. Finding some diamonds in the rough is important for every team, but the Baltimore Ravens could surely use some more young talent to a solid squad.
The players are split into the North and South teams, as this is a widely attended event. The teams are coached by Head Coaches on teams who are picking in the top of the draft, usually one AFC coach and one NFC coach. This year, the teams will be coached by San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan (South squad) and Oakland Raiders’ Jon Gruden (North squad).
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In recent years, the Senior Bowl has seen their top-tier players drop out from attending practices to preserve their health. Those with something to prove, or who even want their name to be known, should always take the opportunity to come down to Mobile and show their worth.
Monday in Mobile is a laid back day. Media members come into town to receive their credentials and attend media night. Typically, the Senior Bowl director leads the opening press conference, followed by 2-3 big-name players stepping up to the podium to answer questions.
Here will be the speakers tonight:
Jim Nagy, the director of the Senior Bowl (his first year as the top-dog)
Drew Lock, quarterback for the Missouri Tigers
Deshaun Davis, linebacker for the Auburn Tigers
Players I’ll be watching:
Montez Sweat, edge rusher for the Mississippi State Bulldogs
Jaylon Ferguson, edge rusher for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Michael Deiter and Beau Benzschawel, offensive linemen for the Wisconsin Badgers
Sweat has a chance to come out of Mobile as the biggest winner from the Senior Bowl practices. After Nick Bosa and Josh Allen, the title of EDGE-3 is up in the air. Clelin Ferrell, Jachai Polite, and Brian Burns are names to monitor, but Sweat could emerge as the next-best guy. Wide receivers will also be monitored, but with the team’s wide receiver position up in the air currently, the emphasis won’t be as crucial as year’s past for Baltimore.
The Senior Bowl is a fluid process, but the practices are far more important the the actual game itself. Baltimore Ravens fans who want to stay in the loop should keep their notifications on for Ebony Bird articles, as we’ll be keeping you posted throughout the week. Keep it plugged in here for daily updates, must-knows, insider talk, and more! In the meantime… Go Ravens!