While the Broncos and Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl, everyone else is preparing for the NFL Draft.
The Atlanta Falcons staff got a chance to scope out this year's talent, in the Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday. Falcons head coach Mike smith, along with Jacksonville Jaguars coach, Gus Bradley, coached the North and South squads in Mobile, Ala.
Among the impressive performers were Colorado State tight end, Crockett Gillmore (5 rec., 61 yds., 1 TD), and Auburn defensive end,, Dee Ford (2 sacks, one pass break-up).
The Falcons could use help at both of those positions in the draft, particularly at pass rush. Ford was the Senior Bowl's most valuable player. He said his performance will go a long way in the spring.
"I didn't put any pressure on myself," said Ford. "I made a little money, I would say that. I still have a lot of work to do."
Ford is referring to making more money in the draft based on his performance, not profiting from the Senior Bowl directly.
This year's NFL Draft begins on Thursday, May, 8th. The Atlanta Falcons have the sixth overall pick.