IRVING, Texas – Members of the DallasCowboys.com staff are hitting the road Sunday for the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
No fancy flights or charters await. I'll be making the voyage with Bryan Broaddus, David Helman, Ed Cahill, Mickey Spagnola and videographer/producer Chris Behm as we pile into an RV bus, which we'll drive a few states over to check out some of the best and brightest players from college football's senior class as they prepare for the NFL Draft.
Bryan, David, Ed and I will complete notes, features and videos throughout the week including a wrap-up after each day of practice, while Mickey and Chris will gather clips, info and features for television, as we attempt to keep everyone as well-informed as possible on players to look at.
In addition, with the Cowboys' coaching staff also in attendance in Mobile, any team-related information or happenings will be covered at length.
Last year, Cowboys draft picks Terrance Williams, J.J. Wilcox and B.W. Webb were all members of the South squad at the Senior Bowl. The event features a plethora of players who will undoubtedly be selected in the top few rounds of the upcoming draft. It's where tackle Eric Fisher helped his draft stock, eventually going as the first pick in the draft last year.
With needs across the defense and particularly on the defensive line, defensive tackles such as Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman, Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald, Arizona State's Will Sutton and Penn State's DaQuan Jones will all be players Cowboys fans should take note of.
Outside pass rushers such as Auburn's Dee Ford, North Carolina's Kareem Martin and Arkansas' Chris Smith will also garner a lot of attention, in addition to the quarterback class which features Fresno State's Derek Carr, Clemson's Tajh Boyd and San Jose State's David Fales, among other notable players. [embedded_ad]
There are sure to be more surprises in store and players that jump off the field and catch our eyes, and we'll make sure to report on all we see as we cover the Senior Bowl action through Thursday.
The full schedule for the week of the Senior Bowl, which culminates in the game Saturday, Jan. 25, can be found here. Players checked in during the weekend and player availability doesn't begin until Monday, which begins with a weigh-in and is followed by the North and South team practices. The teams will practice through Thursday before getting ready for the game with a walkthrough Friday.