Believe it or not, the pre-design process is already here.
Practice for the 2023 Senior Bowl begins Tuesday, with the US and national teams participating in their respective two-hour practice sessions.
Practice takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before the game begins on Saturday.
This year's celebration will feature more than 100 of the nation's top college football players, many of whom will be selected for this year's NFL Draft.
NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reutersrecently ranked its top 10 Senior Bowl prospects to be featured in Mobile this week. As Reuter wrote, "I expect the following people to shine in Mobile, get early ratings from teams, and finish in the top 100 when the 2023 NFL Draft rolls around."
Here are Reuters' top 10 Senior Bowl prospects to watch:
10. McClendon Curtis, OL, Chattanooga (6ft 6, 328lbs)
“North Dakota State offensive tackle Cody Mauch is already considered a valuable draft day or two pick, so Curtis is my pick among non-FBS prospects to make a name for himself in Mobile. His former Chattanooga teammate Cole Strange McClendon did well in the Senior Bowl last year and was picked by the New England Patriots in the first round, but McClendon is a different guy as he uses sheer volume to smash his opponents in the running game Boost Agility on second tier blocks is good enough for teams that rely primarily on power play to appreciate as a starter.
9. Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina (6-2, 200)
"JuniorCam Smith is making all the headlines in this draft class as South Carolina's elite CB nominee, but Rush is no dimwit! A tall and long cornerback, this redshirt senior has the ball skills to make quarterbacks pay for bad calls and the physical strength to take on him if Rush can show the foot speed and recovery speed to man-up duties at the Hancock Whitney Stadium, NFL teams will look to him as a future starter.
8. Daniel Scott, S., California (6-2, 215)
"Not many people outside of the Pac-12 Network audience saw Scott play for the 4-8 Bears last season, but he's an all-around defenseman who's capable of plugging holes on the fly and covering ground for cover bring. Scott has very good spotting skills and he's also a reliable tackler, which means he can do what every team demands of his security: stop explosive plays.
7. Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas (6-2, 222)
“Johnson finally escapes the shadow of Bijan Robinson in Mobile. Could two running backs from the same school be selected in the top 100? It's happened in three of the last seven drafts: Alabama's Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris in 2019; Michel and Sony Georgia Nick Chubbout in 2018; Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake left 'Bama in 2016. Johnson will be quick to look for his size during Senior Bowl practice, cutting hard and moving quickly across the field. When time comes, he'll drop the pads and balance to keep the chains moving, much like 2022 third-round picks Tyrion Davis-Price and Brian Robinson Jr.
6. Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati (6-0, 235)
“Pace moved to Cincinnati from Miami, Ohio and reunited with his brother Deshawn, who had been a star in the Bearcats' 2021 College Football Playoff run. Ivan became the Defensive Player of the Year for the American Athletic Conference as a senior player who outruns offensive linemen with power and speed despite not being the ideal height or length for the position. The line-to-line defender will make an impression on next-level special teams before hitting ball carriers on defense like Dre Greenlaw does for the San Francisco 49ers."
Check out the top 20 draft prospects heading into the 2023 Senior Bowl, according to NFL.com.
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20) S. JL Skinner - Boise State
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19) DT Tyler Davis-Clemson
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18) RB Eric Gray - Oklahoma
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17) TE Luke Musgrave - State of Oregon
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16) OL Matthew Bergeron - Syracuse
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15) OLB Derick Hall - Maroon
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14) OT Dawand Jones – Ohio Bundesliga
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13) LB Henry To'oTo'o - Alabama
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12) DE Zach Harrison – State of Ohio
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11) CB Devon Witherspoon - Illinois
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10) OT Blake Freeland – BYU
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9) G. Andrew Vorhees – USC
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8) OT Cody Mauch - State of North Dakota
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7) GO'Cyrus Torrence - Florida
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6) Arroz Rashee WR – SMU
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5) OLB Andre Carter II - Army
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4) DL Isaías Foskey - Our Lady
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3) DL Siaki Ika - Baylor
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2) QB Will Levis – Kentucky
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1) OLB Tyree Wilson – Texas Tech
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5. Karl Brooks, DL, Bowling Green (6-4, 300)
"It's almost comical to see a 300-pound player play from a standing start with remarkable speed and frantic pace like Brooks did for the Falcons. Just wait for him to take on the guards and focus on one-on-one drills at the Senior Bowl. His first step and violent hands could convince teams to project him to the next level as a starting 3 or 5 tech.
4. Nick Saldiveri, OL, Old Dominion (6-6, 316)
“Saldiveri has played mostly right tackle for the Monarchs for the past four years, but he looked good when he slid to the right last season because of his intelligence and mobility. While Saldiveri honed his pass protection skills in 2022, he showed the natural curvature and anchoring ability that could earn him an NFL tackle opportunity, and playing with leverage and tenacity on the inside ... could lead to a top 100 draft pick. Think: Luke Goedeke, the Central Michigan product picked in the second round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year.
3. Jaren Hall, Mariscal de Campo, BYU (6-1, 205)
"Hall left school with remaining eligibility, but he is a mature 24-year-old (who served a two-year Mormon mission before joining the Cougars) who has the physical tools to succeed in the league. Hall's speed and close ball exit from Die Taschen allows him to deliver his first, second or third read, while also showing touch when needed. Hall is also a magician on the move, finding targets on the field or fighting for big wins. If the ball's placement is on point in mobile, his name will appear on many promotion lists after the event."
2. Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue (6-0, 188)
"I hope Jones puts on a show at the Senior Bowl like Cooper Kupp did six years ago when he came from east Washington. The speed and sharpness of Jones' routes, the strength of his hands and his elusive post-catch ability are amazing.” to the assistants. He may not have elite speed, but he'll be a workhorse in the passing game, whether from the slot or from the outside. Jones should also have opportunities throughout the week to demonstrate his return skills."
1. Keion White, DL, Georgia Tech (6-5, 286)
The last two Georgia Tech players to be named in the top 100 overall picks: Defensive back seven forwards Adam Gotsis (a runner-up ranked 63rd overall in 2016) and Jeremiah Attaochu (also a runner-up ranked 63rd overall in the 2016 Saldiveri's former Old Dominion teammate has the combination of size and athleticism to handle offensive tackles in mobile field, both as a pass rusher and run defender with a chance to win over fans across the league, by proving he has the curve to turn corners and the agility to turn in on takedowns."
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