The 2017 Senior Bowl is set for Saturday afternoon, and just like every other player participating, Matt Dayes will be trying to make a strong impression. He is one of three running backs on the South team so I’d imagine he’ll get a good amount of playing time.
These all-star games always create some odd teammate-pairing situations—for instance, Ryan Switzer is also on the South team, which, gross. They better not high five or anything, I don’t need the nightmares. There are 13 players from the ACC on the South team, and seven more playing for the North squad. Dayes is the Wolfpack’s lone representative in the game.
The rules of the Senior Bowl boil it down to an extremely basic scrimmage, in an effort to reduce injury risk. Offenses and defenses are limited to only a few different looks, there’s no blitzing, no blocks below the waist, etc.
Once this game is in the books, players will begin prepping for pro days at their school or the NFL Combine, which starts the first week of March.
2017 Senior Bowl
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 28
Location: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
TV: NFL Network