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The 70th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl kicks off on Saturday from Mobile http://www.thetitanslockerroom.com/authe...gan-jersey , Alabama, with its players hoping to build on the past week of practice in a live game setting in front of NFL scouts, coaches, and GMs. TV InfoWhen: Saturday, January 26, 2019Game start: 2:30pm EST / 1:30pm CSTBroadcast: NFL NetworkVenue: Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AlabamaTitans ConnectionsI touched on the importance of the college all-star circuit to Titans’ general manager Jon Robinson’s scouting process in my 2019 East-West Shrine Game preview last week.Here’s the list once again of Robinson’s selections from past Senior Bowls. Tennessee Titans Senior Bowl AlumniAustin Johnson, 2016Kevin Byard, 2016Tajae Sharpe, 2016 (invited but did not play due to injury)Sebastian Tretola, 2016Taywan Taylor, 2017Jonnu Smith, 2017Luke Falk, 2018The Titans have another important connection to the Senior Bowl outside of the players. In March of 2018, Jon Robinson hired Patrick Woo as a Titans’ scouting assistant. Woo had served as a Scouting Coordinator for the Reese’s Senior Bowl from 2014 to 2018, presumably scouting prospective invitees. You better believe the Senior Bowl will be an important date circled on the Titans’ scouting calendar. The PlayersOver 100 players from around the country, divided into two teams based regionally on where they played their college ball, have gathered in Mobile for the 2019 Senior Bowl.Here’s the full roster for the North team, and right here you can find the full South team roster.A few key players I’ll be watching closely in this game based on the Titans’ needseebo Samuel, Wide Receiver, South Carolina —Perhaps no single player was more dominant in the past week of practice than South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel. With a strong build and lightning-fast quickness, Samuel checks all the boxes and may wind up in the conversation for WR1 by the time the draft rolls around. His ability to line up in the slot or out wide is valuable, and he catches everything thrown in his vicinity. Samuel will be wearing #1 for the South team, and he’s already #1 in our hearts (ask Mike about Deebo). Garrett Bradbury, Center, North Carolina State -Garrett Bradbury is my favorite offensive lineman in this class. He was listed by countless sources as a “winner” in every day of practice this week, and his tape from North Carolina State supports his performance thus far in Mobile. His biggest strength is his athleticism; he profiles as an ideal fit for a zone blocking scheme.As a converted tight end, Bradbury still needs to work on his anchor in pass protection Rashaan Evans Jersey , but his ability to reach defensive linemen to open up holes in the run game could make the Rimington Trophy winner a first-round pick by April. Bradbury will be #65 for the North squad (ask SuperHorn about Bradbury).Montez Sweat, Defensive End, Mississippi State -Recently mocked to the Titans by Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox, Montez Sweat may have played his way into top-ten consideration with his dominant showings in practice. Showing off his length and power, Sweat was an unblockable force all week. If he’s still in the Titans’ range after the Senior Bowl, he would make a great power compliment across from Harold Landry’s speed. Look for Sweat wearing #9 for the South team.There are a handful of others receivers I’m also interested to see play in this game, particularly David Sills (WVU), Andy Isabella (UMass), Alex Wesley (Northern Colorado), and Terry McLaurin (Ohio State). There are some intriguing interior defensive line prospects, too, such as Daylon Mack (Texas A&M), who got the call up from the Shrine Game last week, Renell Wren (Arizona State), Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois) — who can easily do a backflip at 320 pounds — and Isaiah Buggs from Alabama. Other interior offensive linemen to watch include Chris Lindstrom (Boston College), Michael Deiter (Wisconsin), Elgton Jenkins (Mississippi State), and Nate Davis (Charlotte). There’s also a lot of buzz surrounding Dalton Risner, who mostly lined up at tackle for Kansas State but may have the ability to play all five positions on the line at a high level (and he hasn’t given up a sack since the 2016 season).A few more EDGE guys to keep an eye on are Charles Omenihu (Hook ‘Em), , Carl Granderson (Wyoming), and the NCAA’s record holder for career sacks, Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech). Of course the quarterbacks are always interesting, but the quarterback class is weak overall in 2019. Many in Mobile were not impressed with this year’s crop. Even so, multiple guys in the Senior Bowl could end up as first-round picks, like Duke’s Daniel Jones or Missouri’s Drew Lock.Interestingly, there are a few QB-WR duos who played together in college: the North has Ryan Finley and Jakobi Meyers (NC State), while the South has Tyree Jackson and Anthony Johnson (Buffalo). West Virginia QB Will Grier on the South team actually has two college receivers to throw to in David Sills and Gary Jennings. The PracticesAs I mentioned Womens Warren Moon Jersey , each of the two teams held practices on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week, consisting of individual drills, one-on-ones and other competition drills, as well as team practice periods, after the weigh-ins, measurements, and media appearances took place on Monday.Here’s a bunch of practice recaps from The Draft Network and NFL.com if you’re interested in catching up on the week-long scouting event (unfortunately due to weather, the Day Two practice was moved inside and general media were not able to view this session):Senior Bowl Day One Takeaways: North TeamSenior Bowl Day One Takeaways: South TeamSenior Bowl Notebook Day OneSenior Bowl Notebook Day TwoSenior Bowl Day Three Takeaways: North TeamSenior Bowl Day Three Takeaways: South TeamSenior Bowl Notebook Day ThreeThe GameThe Senior Bowl is the most significant scouting even between now and the NFL combine. This college all-star game is another chance for draft hopefuls to impress NFL scouts, although college seniors and graduated juniors are the only prospects eligible to participate.Stand-out alumni of past Senior Bowls include Von Miller, Aaron Donald, Russell Wilson, and Zack Martin, among many others. Just last year, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen turned heads on their road to becoming top 10 selections in the 2018 NFL Draft.Who will turn heads this year? Find out today, and use this thread to discuss the game... You may already know it, but there are a couple of podcasts that are done with people associated with this site. They are Locked on Titans and Football....and other F words. You can find both shows..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Tennessee Titans PodcastSome Titans podcast listening for youNew,3commentsCDTShareTweetShareShareSome Titans podcast listening for youSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsYou may already know it, but there are a couple of podcasts that are done with people associated with this site. They are Locked on Titans and Football....and other F words. You can find both shows on the podcast platform of your choosing. If you haven’t already, go out and subscribe to both shows. Terry and I host Locked on Titans. We have done a couple of episodes this past week. The first was reacting to the Paul Kuharsky report about all of the injuries Marcus Mariota suffered in 2018. You can listen to that episode here. We also talked about what the other AFC South teams have done in free agency here. Listen to that one here.The F words pod is hosted by Mike and his merry band of men. 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