I have not been on your board in a long time and if you have noticed I'm not really active on Twitter and not putting anything in print. I have been hired by the NFLPA Bowl as part of their revamped scouting staff with former NFL executives. I wanted you all to know that after our game I am going to put out small school rankings. I know that nobody really does any legit ones out there that show what it's looking like inside the NFL generally speaking.
I wanted to say that I still read DC and Scott is a great friend of mine! Below are some facts for you all to know.
The Senior Bowl and NFLPA Bowl are definitely the top 2 all-star games now. There is a new game in Charleston but the new pecking order is no doubt the Senior Bowl, NFLPA Bowl, and then Shrine and Medal of Honor Game.
A. NFLPA assembled two top professional football coaching staff’s led by head coaches Dick Vermeil & Denny Green & a group of HOF coaches / Former players on staff. http://collegiate.nflpa.com
B. ESPN will televise the week of practice “ LIVE” – Game televised on ESPN - Three (3) days of national exposure.
C. More than 100 NFL & CFL scouts will be at the daily practices.
D. NFL GM’s will be attending the week of practice.
E. NFLPA recruiting department is the only bowl game that has a former NFL VP of player personnel and director of college scouting Evaluating players that will be selected to play in the game along with three former NFL scouts that have over 60 years of experience with Identifying, evaluating, selecting, and recruiting players. This brings instant creditability to the CBG recruiting department and is unmatched by no other game on this planet.
F. NFLPA Bowl Presenting sponsor Panini American Inc. The largest exclusive trading card company in the world will be engaging with future NFLPA players on business opportunities.
G. Top facilities for practice and game – Stub Hub Center, Carson CA.
I. Access to NFLPA members, (Current & former players onsite) priceless exposure to help you transition to professional football.
The Senior Bowl can say that B, C, D, and H are true for them. The Shrine can only claim that C is definitely true for them. Outside of that the Shrine isn’t even close to what we have and we are just as good or better than Mobile in many ways. I know perception is not what the facts show but perception will change over the next year. We have many decision makers coming and sending more staff to us than the Shrine. This game is growing by leaps and bounds.
Hope you all are doing well and I really look forward to sharing the small school rankings next month!