Because of the two week break between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, you may be starving for football this weekend. If you have the NFL Network, you can satisfy your hunger Saturday (2:30 p.m) by watching the Senior Bowl from Mobile, Alabama. The annual college all-star game will have a Buckeye feel to it, as five Ohio State players have been invited. Receivers K.J. Hill and Austin Mack, linebacker Malik Harrison, defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton and offensive guard Jonah Jackson are all on hand. Mack will play for the South team, the other four are on the North squad.
The Senior Bowl is one of the key evaluation tools for NFL teams looking ahead to the draft as scouts from every team are in attendance, checking out workouts during the week. It was during Senior Bowl week last year that Buckeye product Terry McLaurin began to gain some notice, eventually working his way up to a second round draft choice. McLaurin then parlayed that into a sensational rookie year for the Washington Redskins.
Practices for this year's Senior Bowl began Tuesday and according to reports, Hill made quite an impression. Ohio State's all-time leader in receptions was singled out by multiple scouts and reporters for starring in drills and excelling at route running. I've posted some of the reaction to Hill's first day below, as well as highlights or interviews from the other Buckeyes on hand this week in Mobile, Alabama.