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Notre Dame Football: Everything You Need To Know About The Senior Bowl

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The golden helmets really do stand out in a crowd.

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Te’von Coney and Drue Tranquill
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NFL Draft season is slowly, but surely, creeping into our lives. It starts with Draft declarations for underclassmen, and moves on to the next step — the Resse’s Senior Bowl. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are pretty well represented here, so let’s take a look at the game.

WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO WATCH

When: Saturday January 26 @ 12:30 EST
Where: Mobile, Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium
How to watch: NFL Network

PARTICIPANTS FROM NOTRE DAME

The Irish have three players in Mobile for the Senior Bowl:

  • #2 Dexter Williams Running Back (NORTH)
  • #9 Te’von Coney Inside Linebacker (NORTH)
  • #42 Drue Tranquill Outside Linebacker (NORTH)

Alize Mack had originally accepted an invite to play, but withdrew from the event last week.

WHO ARE THE IRISH PLAYERS COMPETING AGAINST?

While this all leads to a game, most of the action and the breakdown of players by the NFL teams will happen during practice. This means that teammates will be displaying the most competition per capita against one another. So, who are Dexter, Drue, and Te’von up against?

IS THERE SOME IRISH BUZZ?

Oh yes... Dexter Williams has been getting a lot of love this week for his play in practice. So much so, that he was awarded a trophy for Practice Player of the Week. Even if Dexter Williams wasn’t ranked in the top 10 for the running backs in the NFL Draft up to this point, he is certainly making the case in Alabama that he belongs with the best of them.

WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?

The Senior Bowl isn’t for those that are projected to be in the 1st or 2nd round (mostly anyways). It can, however, open the eyes of those making the picks. In doing so, these guys can significantly increase their draft stock before the next test comes in short time... the NFL Combine.