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ArcticNorseman


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: College All-Star Bowls . . . Just Breathe Deeply . . . Reply with quote

A brief search of the wonderful web shows 6 college All-Star bowl games:

1. The Senior Bowl
Jan 24th

2. The East-West Shrine Game
Jan 17th

3. National Bowl Game (Played Dec 14)

4. FCS Bowl (already played)

5. NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Jan 17th

6. Medal of Honor Bowl
Jan 10th


To be honest, I had no idea there are 6 of these (with 2 played last month). One of them was the old North-South and another was Texas vs the Nation.

Certainly the two most recognized are the Senior and Shrine games.

Lots of draft prospects at these . . . so, who are you going to watch?

After watching . . . who's your falling/climbing prospects?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all for ratings. The Senior Bowl is the important one. Sometimes the East-West Shrine game offers some mid round prospects to look at.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SemperFeist wrote:
It's all for ratings. The Senior Bowl is the important one. Sometimes the East-West Shrine game offers some mid round prospects to look at.


Ratings? I can see that, I mean the NFL's in playoff mode, college hoops is going ok, but a month from hysteria . . . the NBA or NHL? Yeah, I could see the networks, the NFL and NCAA trying to capitalize on lean times.

Like I said, I know the Senior and Shrine games . . . but take a look at the rosters for the NFLPA rosters . . . very interesting crop of players.

The other thing that can happen is what Garapollo went through last year . . . tore up the Shrine game and got invited to the Senior bowl based on that. Of course his stock skyrocketed . . . and the Pats dealt their problem child QB.

The best thing about these is the "equal footing" for the participants. Remember Aaron Donald last year and how he tore up every O-line prospect at Senior Bowl Week? And now where's he stand?

It's a big deal to do well in these games . . . heck Jerry Rice was MVP of the Blue-Gray Football Classic of 1984 . . . yeah, he didn't get invited to the Senior Bowl. So, although rare, the other All-star games can produce some gems . . . big time!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always interesting to see which prospects climb. Some guys from the NFLPA bowl or Shrine game will end up in mobile at the senior bowl.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: College All-Star Bowls . . . Just Breathe Deeply . . . Reply with quote

ArcticNorseman wrote:
After watching . . . who's your falling/climbing prospects?


Rising:
DE Owa Odighizuwa
DE Markus Golden
ILB Stephone Anthony
OLB/DE Zach Hodges
OT T.J. Clemmings
OT La'el Collins
OG Jamil Douglas
WR Devin Smith


Falling:
OT Ty Sambrailo
WR Kevin White
DE Bud Dupree
DE/OLB Lorenzo Mauldin
DE/OLB Nate Orchard
LB Eric Kendricks
DE Trey Flowers
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two All-Star games this weekend.

Good reviews on some Shrine players including one of Teddy's former guards.

Sounds like McBride, Hill and Waller are climbing WR boards.

Not sure about Lbs.

Any word from prospects in the NFLPA game?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling that Owa Odighizuwa is going to end up being a 1st round pick.

I also expect TJ Clemmings to be a 1st round pick too. I think he has all the physical tools to be great.

Devin Smith from OSU is an interesting prospect.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both NFLPA and Shrine games are on.

John Miller from Louisville touted as best online an this week.

Gotta wish the Jackrabbit good runs . . . Play fast Zach Zenner!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrance Magee, RB from LSU having a nice start.

Waller looks like a giant . . . Being critiqued for not fighting on tight coverage . . Mmmmmm, not a good thing.
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Looks like Josh Shaw is the first player moving up to the senior bowl from either of the games today.
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rpmwr19 wrote:
Looks like Josh Shaw is the first player moving up to the senior bowl from either of the games today.


Hope John Miller joins him. Interested to see him versus better competition.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miller being used as a "strong side" guard was a very interesting story. Moving from left to right depending on the strength of he formation.

Definitely made himself some money this week and could crack the top 100; especially if he gets the senior bowl call.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NFL Network coverage of Senior Bowl (all times Central)

Tuesday
2 p.m. - Senior Bowl preview (30 minutes)
2:30 p.m. - Senior Bowl practice (90 minutes)
9:30 p.m. - Senior Bowl recap (30 minutes)

Wednesday
2 p.m. - Senior Bowl practice (120 minutes)

Thursday
2 p.m. - Senior Bowl practice (120 minutes)
9:30 p.m. - Senior Bowl recap (30 minutes)

Friday
9:30 p.m. - Senior Bowl week recap (30 minutes)

Saturday
2 p.m. - Senior Bowl week recap (30 minutes)
2:30 p.m. - Senior Bowl pregame (30 minutes)
3 p.m. - 2015 Senior Bowl
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Preview show was on last night too. Watching the recording right now.
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Probably not for us, but it'll be cool to watch another Concordia-St. Paul player go through the draft circuit.

This time it's Tom Obarski, who's considered one of the best kickers in this draft class. Apple Valley HS graduate.
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