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2021 Senior Bowl: Practice updates, news and open thread

The 2021 Senior Bowl is underway, and pro scouts are in Mobile to watch the latest crop of prospects battle it out. We discuss practices and news that is going down.

Prairie View A&M v Houston Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is set to take place on Saturday at 2:30pm on the NFL Network. One of the best parts about the actual game are the practices leading up to the game itself. The practices are set to air on ESPNU today and run through Friday and this is the place to discuss what is happening in those practices. According to reports, this may be the last we get to see of some of this year’s prospects. The Shrine game has been canceled, and the NFL Scouting Combine will have a different look with more of a Pro Day set up. It seems the COVID-19 virus will not let up.

Earlier in the week I gave a Watch List of some of the more known prospects, but I would like to add to that and give a few sleeper prospects, or just lesser known prospects.

National Team

Divine Deablo Safety, Va Tech - A possible hybrid linebacker/safety prospect that has size, tackling ability and some coverage skills.

Ben Mason FB, Michigan - Whoa, who put him here. Great as a blocker and has special teams ability but it’s not like we know how to use one. Still questions remain on what he can offer other than his blocking skills. We need a running game.

Quinn Meinerz OL, Wisconsin Whitewater - Always looking to add to the offensive line. This guy’s strengths lie in the run department. Being a Division lll prospect, the level of competition is automatically questioned. Many wondered who Kevin Dotson was.

American Team

Aaron Robinson CB, UCF - We are in an era where the slot/nickel/dime corner has undeniable value. The Steelers may lose two guys to Free Agency. This guy has the demeanor and play ability to fill a possible need. I love his closing ability.

Payton Turner IDL, Houston - The guy has some intriguing tools, the question remains were does he fit. personally I see him as a 5 Tech similar to the bearded one Brett Keisel.

So jump into the conversation and tell us what is on your mind concerning the practices and the Black and Gold.