For the second Saturday in a row, the NFL will be televising a college All-Star game. This will be the second opportunity for the public to start their scouting for the 2017 NFL Draft. After a fairly quiet East-West Shrine game last week, the much more anticipated Senior Bowl will take the stage on Saturday.
Every year the Senior Bowl tends to get the better prospects to attend and this year is no different. Several first and second day prospects have been practicing in Mobile all week and will take the field on Saturday. There will be several local talents, including six players from the University of Michigan.
But this event isn’t about where you played in college, but where these kids could be playing in 2017.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Senior Bowl prospect are you most eager to see play on Saturday?
My answer: I’m still in the very early stages of my draft research, so I haven’t seen many of these prospects at all. That being said, I’m buying into the weekly hype that Villanova defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon has been producing. The 22-year-old defender has been described as a physical freak, specifically with his unbelievable 84.5-inch wingspan. But according to MLive’s Kyle Meinke, Kpassagnon has been just as impressive on the field during the week of practice.
With the Lions desperately needing a defensive end to add to the roster, Kpassagnon could be a great second or third day option, especially if he can hold his own on Saturday. Plus, who doesn’t want to see how far Kpassagnon would go in our 2017 Name Bracket Tournament?