NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It's become sort of the NFL's version of career day, as several of the country's top seniors and redshirt juniors and representatives from all 32 NFL teams descend upon Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl. Two of those players are from LSU - offensive tackle Lael Collins and fullback Connor neighbors.
While the NFL Draft may beckon them in May, for now, both are soaking up the Senior Bowl experience.
"I think it's a great process, a great opportunity for each and every individual to showcase their talent an their ability," Collins said of preparing for Wednesday's game. "I feel real prepared, real confident in everything I've done and everything I've been coached to do. I just look forward to put that on tape this week and show these scouts everything they need to see."
Collins has been a fixture on the left side of the LSU offensive line since the day he set foot on campus. A product of Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge, Collins capped off his decorated collegiate career by winning the 2014 Jacobs Blocking Trophy and picking up Second Team AP All-American honors.
Most services have him getting taken in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.
As a fullback, Neighbors' prospects are quite different in that it is not a given that he will hear his name called at all over the course of the draft's three days. However, he plans to show his worth on Wednesday where many NFL scouts will be in attendance.
"It's very important for me, I can show some things off tape, leadership skills, communication and learning the playbook," said Neighbors on playing in the Senior Bowl. "They gave us the whole playbook last night, we've got to learn the terminology, snap count, cadence all sorts of stuff. So just showing them that I can absorb the information they are giving me and relay that on to the field."