The Patriots coaching staff is already set to get a look at some of the top prospects in this year’s draft class when they coach the Shrine Bowl later this month. However, that won’t be the only showcase game they’ll have a major presence at.
On Wednesday, the Senior Bowl announced its coaching staff for this year’s game, and Patriots defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington is included. He’ll be the defensive coordinator for the American team (the Senior Bowl splits prospects into two teams, American and National).
At the Senior Bowl, NFL scouts get a chance to see the top prospects in the draft class compete against one another, offering a unique chance for up-close evaluation against top-tier talent. There are three days of practices, which tend to be the more valuable scouting periods, followed by the game later in the week.