The Reese’s Senior Bowl is a major opportunity for the top seniors of the draft class to showcase their talents against each other.
This is especially true for prospects with questions that surround their evaluation. Whether it be the level of competition they faced, what they were asked to do in college not translating, etc., no prospect is perfect.
The playing field is much more leveled at the Senior Bowl. Prospects will be facing off against some of the best talents in the class and being coached to perform NFL translatable skills by NFL coaches.
There are many prospects at this event that the Chicago Bears could target
Now, there may not be anyone the Bears will be targeting at number 1 overall at this event but this is where they will find their mid-round starters/depth.
You know, the Braxton Jones and Dominque Robinson-type players of the world who were at this very same event last year.
Seeing what the Bears will do with the number 1 pick will be the focus of the offseason but if this regime wants to turn this thing around as fast as they say they do. They need to nail all aspects of this draft.
That’s why they should use the Senior Bowl to answer some questions about these guys because I know I have a few.
At the end of the day, football is a game of matchups. Draft evaluation is how well prospects win their matchup on a snap-to-snap basis. There isn’t a better place to watch how well a prospect does that than here.
That said, I will go through and preview some of the top prospects at positions of need for the Bears and outline what they can prove at the Senior Bowl: