By now, most of you have probably heard that Chan Gailey and the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff will be coaching the South squad at the 2011 Senior Bowl. Buffalo's coaching staff has not had the opportunity to do this since 1984, when Kay Stephenson was still coaching the team. Though all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to take in practices, Gailey and the Bills - along with Marvin Lewis and the Bengals - get a little extra first-hand knowledge, as they'll be working directly with the players in a hands-on manner.
As far as we can tell, official Senior Bowl rosters have not been set. The official site of the game lists confirmed players in the game, but does not differentiate between North and South squads. However, a couple of reports have named players that Gailey will get a long look at on the South squad.
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports that the South squad quarterbacks will be Christian Ponder (Florida State), Greg McElroy (Alabama) and Andy Dalton (TCU). Ponder is the best prospect of the bunch, and could go as high as the second round if teams aren't too worried about a myriad of injuries he sustained in 2010. McElroy and Dalton, who capably headed up elite programs, are viewed as heady mid-rounders.
The Buffalo News also reports that star players such as Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, Florida guard Mike Pouncey, and USC wideout Ronald Johnson will be on the South squad. Clayborn and Kerrigan will be of particular interest, as both are 'tweener-type defensive linemen that may or may not fit into a 3-4 defense. Gailey and George Edwards will have a better idea of whether or not they're fits for this team by early February.