New Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watched Senior Bowl workouts on Monday, as did dozens of other coaches and talent men. (Ralph Freso/Reuters/Files)
MOBILE, ALA. - A day after the combatants for Super Bowl XLVII were determined, the NFL began turning its attention to the 2013 season in earnest.
Hundreds of club talent evaluators -- GMs, head coaches, assistant coaches, player-personnel directors and scouts -- have been jamming flights into this gulf-coast city since Saturday, all to be present for the first few days of Senior Bowl week.
From Sunday night through Wednesday, this is the traditional kick-off event for evaluating first-hand the draft-eligible players coming out of college.
The Senior Bowl game isn't played until Saturday, but hardly any NFL types wait around for that.
They just want to scout the first few practices. Oh, and begin conducting one-on-one interviews before really putting prospects through the paces at the scouting combine late next month in Indianapolis.