The 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl week officially kicked off on Tuesday morning in Mobile, Alabama. The Senior Bowl is an annual postseason college football all-star game. It showcases the top NFL Draft prospects among those players who have completed their college eligibility.
And on Tuesday, the North and South squads completed their first practices of the week. Check out the top storylines from Day 1 of the Senior Bowl:
ALL EYES ON THE QUARTERBACKS:
As they'll likely be all week, the quarterbacks were the top story on Tuesday as both teams took the field for their first practices. Specifically, scouts were likely keeping their eyes on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Wyoming standout Josh Allen.
Allen started 27 games while at Wyoming, finishing off his career with 5,066 yards, 44 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. While he has flown relatively under the radar in comparison to other 2018 quarterback prospects — like Mayfield, Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold — Allen's size and arm strength have impressed scouts all year.
On Monday, addressed the media and delivered some interesting statements regarding the Browns, who are expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 pick this spring.
Mayfield, on the other hand, arrived in Mobile just in time for the North team's practice. Although he was dealing with a family incident at home — missing both the press conferences and weigh-ins happening on Monday and Tuesday — he was on field for Tuesday's drills.
Mayfield finished his college career with 14,607 yards passing with 131 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions through three years at Oklahoma and one year at Texas Tech. This week should prove valuable to the signal caller, giving him both an opportunity to show that he can play under center and a chance to impress NFL team personnel through meetings.
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
— Biggest Weigh-In Winner:
Allen was among the biggest winners in this regard, coming in at 6-5, 237 pounds, with his hand size at just over 10 inches. With size being an important factor for quarterbacks, Allen had plenty to be happy about when he weighed in on Tuesday.
— Biggest Weigh-In Loser:
Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Washington has been one of the most consistent vertical threats in college football for the past three seasons. But while he was listed at 6-1, 205 pounds heading into the Senior Bowl, his measurements were cut down to under 5-11 and 210 pounds after the official weigh in. That shorter size could be a concern for some teams moving forward.
GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL'S TOP THREE TO WATCH:
There are plenty of potential top-tier draft prospects who will be competing in this year's Senior Bowl. From this year's Heisman Trophy Winner to last year's Biletnikoff Award recipient, this years roster is loaded with talent.
But this morning, the Good Morning Football crew went through the roster and broke down its top three players to watch this week:
- University of Texas San Antonio, DE Marcus Davenport
- University of Central Florida, LB Shaquem Griffin
- Colorado State University, WR Michael Gallup