Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad running back Mike James (32) celebrates after a touchdown against the Senior Bowl north squad during the second half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The South squad defeated the North squad 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Senior Bowl announces first round of invitations accepted


The Senior Bowl headed by Phil Savage has announced the first round of names that have accepted their invitations to participate in this year’s event.  This event showcases some of the country’s best senior college talent, but have also made the change to include fourth year juniors that have met certain conditions including graduating and getting the approval from their coaching staff.  The Senior Bowl has developed an impeccable track record when it comes to selecting talent that projects forward to the NFL and in the NFL Draft.

The weeklong event gives players the opportunity to practice against the best in the country and really works to show who can really play.  It has been great for players from smaller schools getting an opportunity to show their talents against bigger schools.  The event also makes it easy for teams to interview players and gives unprecedented access to the media in an organized manner that gives players plenty of exposure.

The list of players who have accepted invitations to this point:

Jared Abbredaris, WR Wisconsin
Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB Georgia Tech
Joel Bitonio, OT Nevada
Chris Boswell, K Rice
Derek Carr, QB Fresno State
Kain Colter, QB/WR Northwestern
Darqueze Dennard, CB Michigan State
Cody Hoffman, WR BYU
Arthur Lynch, TE Georgia
Chris Smith, DE Arkansas
Travis Swanson, Arkansas
Brent Urban, DT Virginia

The up to date list can be found here

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