Jets, Lions will coach Senior Bowl

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The coaching staffs for the Jets and Lions will get some extra time to work with a number of this year’s draft prospects.

The Senior Bowl announced that the two teams will provide the coaches for this year’s event. They’ll run several practices in Mobile, Alabama before the game is played on February 5.

Head coaches Robert Saleh and Dan Campbell will be in Mobile, but the announcement from the Senior Bowl includes word that they will work in advisory capacities while assistants take on bigger roles over the course of the week.

It hasn’t been long since the Lions did the honors as they were there two years ago. The Jets last provided coaches for the event in 1979 and they wound up drafting defensive linemen Marty Lyons and Mark Gastineau after seeing them at the Senior Bowl.

Both players enjoyed successful runs with the Jets and discoveries like that are the hope for teams who get the additional access to prospects that comes with working the game.

8 responses to “Jets, Lions will coach Senior Bowl

  1. I think Saleh and Campbell are perfect for this game. Most college kids would love the enthusiasm from Campbell and Saleh, make them excited to maybe get to the next level.

  2. Senior bowl is actually part of the lions offseason program, offering free on-the-job training for all regional Detroit staff in tropical Alabama.

  3. I hope the Lions can find a QB…and the Jets should be looking for a kicker…

  4. As a Lions fan this is great! We had six rookies start games this year, (obviously some by COVID necessity), but we are showing that we know how to teach young talent (Sewell, Amon-Ra, etc) not just Veteran players. I hope this chance yields a couple good late round picks and undrafted priority free agents.

  5. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    January 11, 2022 at 2:24 pm
    I hope the Lions can find a QB…and the Jets should be looking for a kicker…

    PLEASE. This is like having a roll over accident and and saying you just need a new rear view mirror.

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