The College Gridiron Showcase kicked off on Tuesday with practices that allowed NFL prospects like Colorado State RB Dee Hart to audition in front of the few dozen scouts, including two NFL general managers, in attendance
If the Buccaneers decide that Jameis Winston's off-field issues are a result of immature decisions that will develop over time, Tampa should draft him No. 1 overall and keep him in the state of Florida.
Jameis Winston may come up with plenty of off-field concerns but in a division boasting the likes of Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, Tampa Bay doesn't have much choice but to gamble on the best quarterback in the draft.
A sprained AC joint suffered in the national championship game loss to Ohio State could keep the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from throwing at the combine. That could put the pressure on Mariota to excel during his pro day in March, while giving NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated passer, Jameis Winston, an opportunity to build momentum as the draft approaches.
Scouts value Senior Bowl practices more than the contest itself, but don't fool yourself -- talent evaluators want to see players perform well in the game too. Here are 10 who have scouts talking ... for better or worse.
A year ago, former TCU cornerback Jason Verrett was unable to participate in Mobile due to his injured shoulder, but he was still a first round draft pick. This year, Kevin White entered the week without much buzz, but he leaves Mobile as the talk of the town.
Orchard culminated an impressive week of practice with big plays against the run and pass, alike, proving in the North's final 'important' day of practice that he is much more than just a pass-rusher. Orchard wasn't the only player to impress, however.
Among the South team's standouts Wednesday were LSU's La'el Collins, Oklahoma's Daryl Williams and Georgia Tech's Shaq Mason -- and that was just along the offensive line. The defensive line was even better.