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Blitzing the prospects, picking winners, draft rumors, game of chicken – The Athletic

MOBILE, AL — They do on-field interviews differently at the Senior Bowl.

We’re not talking about the standard fare of perfunctory questions from perfectly coiffed television types moments after the big game concludes. We’re also not talking about a game — have to wait until Saturday for that — but, yes Allen Iverson, practice.

Accessibility to the 110-odd players helps make the annual pre-draft event for many of the nation’s top seniors a quaint affair combined with professional speed dating.

Part of Senior Bowl week for teams involves formal interviews — indoors — with prospects. There’s not enough time for 32 teams to kick all desired tires, which is why they use these 15-minute, post-practice windows to blitz the prospects.

The NFL circus visiting the Gulf Coast region means autographs or picture-taking opportunities at Ladd-Peebles Stadium with future stars. Guest appearances by Alabama’s Nick Saban and…

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