The Reese’s Senior Bowl announced the two teams that will be in charge of coaching this year’s top senior prospects, and as usual, it’s two clubs picking in the top five of the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Detroit Lions (No. 2 overall) and New York Jets (No. 4 & No. 10 overall) will make the trek to Mobile, Alabama.
“The Senior Bowl greatly appreciates our longstanding relationship with the National Football League and we thank NFL Football Operations Executive Vice President Troy Vincent for again providing our game with full coaching staffs,” Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy said. “Dan Campbell and Robert Saleh’s staffs will bring great intensity to our game week and our players will undoubtedly get better during their time in Mobile. Our leadership is committed to using our game’s unique platform to inspire change and we are excited about opportunities the new staffing model will create.”
Campbell, who’s known for a good soundbite or two since becoming the Lions head coach, said Detroit is excited about the opportunity to coach the game. “My staff and I welcome this unique opportunity,” he said. “I know Jim Nagy and his staff will put on a first-class event and we look forward to a fun week in Mobile.”
Saleh, whose first season in New York had its fair share of ups and downs, has a chance to bolster his team’s roster with two picks in the top 10 of the 2022 draft. Coaching the Senior Bowl will give the Jets unique insight into this year’s top players.
“We are very thankful to Jim Nagy and his team for the chance to work with some of the best young players in the nation this week,” he said. “The New York Jets are fired up for the opportunity to engage with these young men and be a part of everything at the Senior Bowl.”
The 73rd annual Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama.