Senior Bowl wrap: Phil Savage gives his NFL draft review

North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.

North Carolina defensive lineman Quinton Coples runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.

BIRDLAND — This is for all of my draftniks out there.

Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage has put together his “official” review of this year’s draft class on a round-by-round basis.

Savage, who spent 20 years in the NFL as a coach, scout, personnel director and general manager, discusses the Senior Bowl prospects and their quest to make an impact in the NFL.

Savage, 47 and a native of Mobile, was selected as the new director in May and took over on June 1.

“The Senior Bowl is a nugget on the timeline of the NFL and the draft process,” Savage said in a statement. “ I think we can expand that nugget, I think we can turn it into a golden nugget, in terms of starting in mid-August and do some things that are going to promote the game all the way until that last week in January and then even after it.”

Of the 109 players who played in the game on Jan. 28, 82 were drafted by 29 NFL teams. Eight players of the Senior Bowl players were selected in the first round.

North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples was the first Senior Bowl player selected in the draft. He was picked 16th by the New York Jets.

The 2013 Senior Bowl is set for Saturday, January 26 in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.

So far Savage has reviewed the first, second and third rounds:

Review of the first round.

Review of the second round.

Review of the third round.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the reviews:

Monday, June 11th – Fourth round.

Wednesday, June 13th – Fifth round.

Friday, June 15th — Sixth round.

Monday, June 18th – Seventh round and undrafted free agents.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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27 comments Add your comment

The Real FAlcon

June 8th, 2012
12:35 pm

Did Konz play?

Dr. Warren

June 8th, 2012
12:50 pm

Looks like Coples was involved in some serious fraternity hazing. Wow.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 8th, 2012
12:53 pm

Dr. Warren – No such thing as frat hazing. Myth.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 8th, 2012
12:55 pm

The Real FAlcon — He came out after his junior year and was not eligible to play in the Senior Bowl.

BOB

June 8th, 2012
1:14 pm

Mr Couples is a member of the same fraternity as Mr. Ledbetter.

That Ain't Right...

June 8th, 2012
1:29 pm

Maybe it’s just me…but I just can’t see the sense in branding yourself like the brand on Mr. Coples’s arm.

And D-Led, if you believe that frat hazing is a myth, then I have some oceanfront property in New Mexico that you might also be interested in.

Paddy

June 8th, 2012
3:32 pm

That Ain’t Right…..I’ll take a little of that property action. I have been looking for waterfront in NM for a long time.

Falcon Jim's stalker should be BANNED

June 8th, 2012
4:39 pm

“No more eggcuses” has really stated the definitive evaluation. Sometimes brilliance is hidden. Do not allow colloquialism to tarnish the luster of these shining prognostications. Hats off…………..you are about as smart as Joe Tess.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 9th, 2012
12:36 am

That Ain’t Right… – That’s my story and I”m sticking to it.

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Delbert D.

June 9th, 2012
12:05 pm

Phil Savage might be a candidate for the playoff committee, since he is the head of all-star bowl rather than one of the money-grubbing BCS organizations.

Delbert D.

June 9th, 2012
12:09 pm

There will be oceanfront property in Mew Mexico eventually. Invest a few dollars at a really good rate right now.

That Ain't Right...

June 9th, 2012
4:21 pm

Whoever you are at 11:45am, I’m flattered by the name-jacking…

D-Led – must be nice to live in a perfect world. The rest of us will hang out here in reality.

Ban the HOMO poster................

June 9th, 2012
7:08 pm

Enter your comments here

JSS

June 9th, 2012
8:27 pm

So Ledbetter, I see that you’ve encountered the joys of the AJC Blog world still stuck in 1960s telling “bathhouse” jokes!

aints=Dung

June 9th, 2012
11:24 pm

Looking forward to the next installment

DavidGilmour

June 10th, 2012
10:19 am

Fact:

Saints fans = Turds

aints=Dung

June 10th, 2012
11:42 am

Falcon Jim’s stalker should be BANNED

If you were SeenthisB4 DOL would take care of your stalker for you…………..I’m not sure of the relationship there. Either DOL is Seen, or is a closet Saints fan…..doesn’t make sense to protect the little _other _ucker.

SeenThisB4

June 10th, 2012
12:52 pm

That won-loss advantage is as shaky as Matt Ryan in the playoffs.

hiramsaint

June 10th, 2012
4:42 pm

now that was funny and yet true at the same time . GEAUX SAINTS !!!

Falcon Jim's stalker should be BANNED

June 10th, 2012
5:08 pm

It’s………………inexplicable.

Falcon Jim's stalker should be BANNED

June 10th, 2012
5:11 pm

That is, a lot of things on this blog are unaccountable and mystifying.

DavidGilmour

June 11th, 2012
8:00 am

Saints fans can look forward to the fact that Sean Payton won’t lose a game this year. He will get to watch them all from afar but at least he won’t lose any.

Geaux Turds!

Michael M.

June 11th, 2012
4:50 pm

That was ^^^^^^ hilarious ! ! !

hiramsaint

June 11th, 2012
9:44 pm

and also a bit of jealousy could be detected-10 of 12 is it ?

Steve1

June 14th, 2012
1:18 pm

DOL – Complete and total myth. The Bruhz don’t condone that.

Roo