Senior Bowl primer: Redskins looking for talent in Mobile

Senior Bowl primer: Redskins looking for talent in Mobile
January 20, 2014, 1:30 pm
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MOBILE, Ala.—Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen, members of the team's scouting staff and a handful of coaches will spend the next several days here at the annual Senior Bowl, getting acquainted with many of the top prospects available in next May’s draft.

New head coach Jay Gruden is not expected to attend.

The North and South teams—led by the Jaguars’ and Falcons’ coaching staffs—will practice each day Monday-Friday as representatives from all 32 NFL teams gather at Ladd-Peebles Stadium to evaluate players’ physical ability as well as key intangibles, traits such as coachability and ability to quickly grasp new concepts. Team officials will also have the opportunity to interview players.  

Redskins safeties Phillip Thomas (fourth round) and Bacarri Rambo (sixth round) participated in last year’s game.

In the coming months, Allen and Co. must address a host of weaknesses, ranging from the offensive line and wide receiver to inside linebacker and the defensive secondary. While a handful of those holes will addressed in free agency, others will be filled via the draft, where the Redskins hold a pick in rounds 2-7. The Senior Bowl is an important part of the draft process.

The game is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m.

Follow this week for interviews with Redskins’ personnel as well as Senior Bowl participants.