For 61 years now, the annual Senior Bowl has been a vital scouting tool for NFL teams. For the last 60 years, Mobile, Alabama has become the unofficial home of the NFL for this week. Each year we have players who help their draft stock during this week, and then there are those who hurt their stock. The Senior Bowl week is the first exposure these prospects have to NFL coaching and an NFL style practice week and game. It is a very good way to evaluate these prospects against the highest level of competition they have ever seen.
Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
Gilyard came into Mobile underrated and overlooked by most in my opinion. Despite a solid career against quality opponents and a made for T.V. type of path to get where he now is, most had written Gilyard off. You often hear people go straight to talk about his size, his long speed, and the Brian Kelly "system." Gilyard did a lot to silence those critics a bit.