MOBILE, AL (WSFA) - “It’s a big job interview,” said Alabama offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher. “The second you get off the plane, you’re being watched whether you know it or not.”
It’s a week long job interview for the players at the 70th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl. The state of Alabama is well represented with three players from Auburn (linebacker DeShaun Davis, defensive lineman Dontavius Russell, quarterback Jarrett Stidham), two from the Tide (Pierschbacher and defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs), BJ Autry from Jacksonville State, and lone Alabama State Hornet, offensive lineman Tytus Howard.
“This is a chance to get to play against the best of the best and prove that even though I come from a small school, that doesn’t mean I can’t play with the best of the best,” said Howard.
For several big names, they know where their draft stock stands, but for others, it’s a chance to move up the draft board.
“Everybody’s got an equal opportunity to be unequal,” said Stidham. “Whether or not they take advantage of that, that’s kind of up to them. I’m definitely going to try and take as much advantage of this opportunity as possible.”
“I’m passionate about what I do,” said Davis. “I walk around with a chip on my shoulder. I walk around with swag. I play with swag. That’s just me. I take pride in my performance. I take pride in making ten other guys around me on the football field better.”
The Reese’s Senior Bowl will take place this Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. and you can watch the game on the NFL Network.