Written by Bryan Perez on January 18, 2016
Most major media outlets and NFL Draft analysts focus their time and all-star game coverage on the Senior Bowl, as many of the nation’s top senior prospects commit to the week of practices and interviews in Mobile, Alabama in an effort to enhance their already lofty draft stock. But those who cover the draft closely know that the real kickoff to the draft season is the East West Shrine Game, where many next-tier seniors put their skills on display in front of the same number of “NFL people” as that which will show up at the Senior Bowl. The biggest difference between the two games is the lack of media presence in Tampa versus the wave of humanity that makes the trip to Mobile.
We’re fortunate to have one of our Senior Draft Analysts, Jeff Risdon, on the ground in Tampa. He’ll be posting some pieces here on Draft Breakdown throughout (read more…)