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Scott Wright
11-21-2011, 03:51 PM
This thread has always been fun in the past so let's keep it going!

If you see an article with verification of a Senior Bowl invite just post it in this thread.

Please be sure to only post links from reputable news sources, not rumors.

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Coaching Staffs

North - Minnesota Vikings | South - Washington Redskins
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=335

Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan St.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/senior-bowl-quarterbacks-in-place/

Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
http://tucsoncitizen.com/wildcatreport/2011/12/30/second-rounder-arizonas-nick-foles-will-show-his-skills-at-senior-bowl/

Ryan Lindley, QB, San Diego St.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/senior-bowl-quarterbacks-in-place/

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise St.
http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2011/12/06/ccripe/senior_bowl_invites_boise_state_qb_kellen_moore_rb _doug_martin_s

Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma St.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/senior-bowl-quarterbacks-in-place/

Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/135624418.html


Running Backs / Fullbacks

Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi St.
http://blogs.clarionledger.com/msu/2011/12/19/russell-playing-through-mcl-sprain-and-other-notes/

Chad Diehl, FB, Clemson
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158690281628246016

Bradie Ewing, FB, Wisconsin
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=342

Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=329

Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=339

Boom Herron, RB, Ohio St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/156473036386742272

Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.
http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2011/12/06/ccripe/senior_bowl_invites_boise_state_qb_kellen_moore_rb _doug_martin_s

Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
http://www.gobearcats.com/blog/2011/12/bearcats-breakfast-12611-1.html

Chris Polk, RB, Washington
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159784682748256256

Chris Rainey, RB, Florida
http://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/154669871064555521


Wide Receivers

Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas
http://arkansasnews.com/2012/01/03/cotton-bowl-notes-arkansas-offense-seeks-better-bowl-start/

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159781607610392576

Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
http://www.statesman.com/sports/aggies/aggies-hope-a-bowl-win-can-erase-a-2069690.html

T.J. Graham, WR, North Carolina St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158695173633748992

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/08/2491714/fius-ty-hilton-invited-to-senior.html

Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158693840193204225

Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada
http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Matthews-Johnson-Invited-to-Senior-Bowl/TST9QklPBkGwwMU3_u2ldQ.cspx

Marquis Maze, WR, Alabama
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/12/courtney_upshaw_and_william_vl.html

Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=343

DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/156473036386742272

Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian St.
http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/fcs/fcs-news-/6-fcs-news-/2243-app-state-duo-invited-to-all-star-games

Gerell Robinson, WR, Arizona St.
http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011812aaa.html

Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/135624418.html

Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=329


Tight Ends

Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/draftcountdown/2012/01/11/draft-countdown

Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
http://www.pnj.com/article/20111219/SPORTS/112190308/Washington-High-grad-Green-headed-Senior-Bowl?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Emil Igwenagu, TE, Massachusetts
https://twitter.com/#!/TonyPauline/status/159998491836428289

Brian Linthicum, TE, Michigan St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159414114542825473

Deangelo Peterson, TE, L.S.U.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/157927815457685504

Brad Smelley, TE, Alabama
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159756539161354241


Offensive Linemen

Mike Adams, OT, Ohio St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/156473036386742272

Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159038425541001218

Tony Bergstrom, OT, Utah
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214775/Utah-football-Bergstrom-to-play-in-Senior-Bowl.html

Will Blackwell, OG, L.S.U.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/157927815457685504

Philip Blake, C, Baylor
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=329

Mike Brewster, C, Ohio St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/156473036386742272

James Brown, OT, Troy
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20111119/SPORTS02/111190346/Troy-seniors-careers-coming-disappointing-end

Garth Gerhart, C, Arizona St.
http://arizona.sbnation.com/arizona-st-sun-devils/2012/1/11/2700143/2012-senior-bowl-asu-garth-gerhart-accepts-invitation-to-play

Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
http://twitter.com/#!/SethEmerson/status/153124314357579777

Ben Jones, C, Georgia
http://twitter.com/#!/SethEmerson/status/153124314357579777

Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington
http://coachsark.com/blog/2012/01/senior-acknowledgement/

Matt McCants, OT, U.A.B.
http://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/152847952510058496

David Molk, C, Michigan
http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/colleges/michigan/post?id=819

Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/01/auburns_brandon_mosley_josh_ha.html

Kelechi Osemele, OT / OG, Iowa St.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-ap-fbc-iowast-seniorbow,0,1420372.story

Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158691555648086017

Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159783091378978816

Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern St.
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2011/dec/28/msus-silatolu-runner-up-for-upshaw-award/

Johnnie Troutman, OG, Penn St.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11363/1199915-143-2.stm

William Vlachos, C, Alabama
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/12/courtney_upshaw_and_william_vl.html

Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/135624418.html


Defensive Linemen

Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
http://arkansasnews.com/2012/01/03/cotton-bowl-notes-arkansas-offense-seeks-better-bowl-start/

Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158690281628246016

Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158693840193204225

Jack Crawford, DE, Penn St.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11363/1199915-143-2.stm

Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
http://www.wowktv.com/story/15959925/marshalls-vinny-curry-invited-to-senior-bowl

Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=343

Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
http://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/154669871064555521

Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
http://www.seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=334

Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158696888273600513

Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/colleges/michigan/post?id=819

Shea McClellin, DE, Boise St.
http://www.idahopress.com/blogs/sports/dave/mcclellin-four-others-bound-for-senior-bowl/article_e2b05102-3c27-11e1-af2b-001871e3ce6c.html

Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158693840193204225

Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
http://www.statesman.com/sports/longhorns/mack-brown-qa-on-ash-vs-mccoy-injured-2069789.html

Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/160065511214940161

Devon Still, DT, Penn St.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11363/1199915-143-2.stm

Alameda Ta’amu, DT, Washington
http://coachsark.com/blog/2012/01/senior-acknowledgement/

Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
http://draftcountdown.com/interviews/Brandon-Thompson/Brandon-Thompson.php

Billy Winn, DT, Boise St.
http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2011/12/06/ccripe/senior_bowl_invites_boise_state_qb_kellen_moore_rb _doug_martin_s


Linebackers

Emmanuel Acho, ILB, Texas
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159042884589465602

Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida St.
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_fsu/2011/12/checking-up-on-florida-states-ahem-busy-weekend.html

Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158693840193204225

Audie Cole, ILB, North Carolina St.
http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120104/SPORTS/701049999

Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
http://huskerextra.com/litr/article_6567eb61-001c-59b9-be3c-4298bbe17d83.html

James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Matthews-Johnson-Invited-to-Senior-Bowl/TST9QklPBkGwwMU3_u2ldQ.cspx

Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159783091378978816

Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas
http://www.statesman.com/sports/longhorns/mack-brown-qa-on-ash-vs-mccoy-injured-2069789.html

Sean Spence, OLB, Miami (FL)
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-qb-jacory-harris-linebacker-sean-spence-2006813.html

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/12/courtney_upshaw_and_william_vl.html

Bobby Wagner, ILB, Utah St.
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/13682485/33990323


Defensive Backs


Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
http://www.seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=334

Mark Barron, S, Alabama
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=349

Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/160150869533409280

Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
http://twitter.com/#!/SethEmerson/status/153124314357579777

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
http://huskerextra.com/litr/article_6567eb61-001c-59b9-be3c-4298bbe17d83.html

Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159044298896183297

Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/158688954974089219

Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010912aaa.html

George Iloka, S, Boise St.
http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2011/12/06/ccripe/senior_bowl_invites_boise_state_qb_kellen_moore_rb _doug_martin_s

Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly
http://www.ksby.com/news/mustangs-asa-jackson-accepts-invite-to-senior-bowl/

Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/160475132794642433

Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa St.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-ap-fbc-iowast-seniorbow,0,1420372.story

D'Anton Lynn, CB, Penn St.
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010512aaa.html

Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma St.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159038425541001218

DeQuan McKenzie, CB, Alabama
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=349

Trenton Robinson, S, Michigan St.
http://www.mlive.com/sports/bay-city/index.ssf/2012/01/michigan_state_standout_trento.html

Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/160131765585985536

Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/fcs/fcs-news-/6-fcs-news-/2242-furman-corner-accepts-senior-bowl-invite

Brandon Taylor, S, L.S.U.
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/157927815457685504


Kickers / Punters / Long-Snappers

Randy Bullock, K, Texas A&M
http://www.statesman.com/sports/aggies/aggies-hope-a-bowl-win-can-erase-a-2069690.html

Drew Butler, P, Georgia
http://twitter.com/#!/SethEmerson/status/153124314357579777

Josh Harris, LS, Auburn
https://twitter.com/#!/C_Parkey36/status/139232342639255552

Brad Nortman, P, Wisconsin
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=342

Carson Wiggs, K, Purdue
https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl/status/159407012470456320

Kyle Wojta, LS, Wisconsin
http://seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=342

niel89
11-21-2011, 07:38 PM
Vinny Curry & T.Y. Hilton have invites.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/15959925/marshalls-vinny-curry-invited-to-senior-bowl

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/08/2491714/fius-ty-hilton-invited-to-senior.html

ElectricEye
11-21-2011, 07:41 PM
Bit surprised by Hilton. Thought he would fly under the radar and go to the Shrine game. That's exciting though, I could easily see him blowing it up in Mobile and raising his stock significantly.

49erNation85
11-21-2011, 07:42 PM
My favorite time of the year. Who is in and who out for this fun event down in Bama . I really hope that Kellen Moore goes and shows what he has for pro scouts. When do peeps usually get there invites scott ?

Scott Wright
11-21-2011, 08:11 PM
Vinny Curry & T.Y. Hilton have invites.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/15959925/marshalls-vinny-curry-invited-to-senior-bowl

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/08/2491714/fius-ty-hilton-invited-to-senior.html

Nice finds, I've added Hilton and Curry to the list!

holt_bruce81
11-21-2011, 09:06 PM
Bit surprised by Hilton. Thought he would fly under the radar and go to the Shrine game. That's exciting though, I could easily see him blowing it up in Mobile and raising his stock significantly.

Agreed, I think he's a 2nd round pick.

Brent
11-21-2011, 09:07 PM
Anyone who has watched Hilton has to be a fan, dude is a flat-out playmaker.

holt_bruce81
11-21-2011, 09:09 PM
Anyone who has watched Hilton has to be a fan, dude is a flat-out playmaker.

Who would you compare him to?

Brent
11-21-2011, 09:20 PM
Who would you compare him to?
Well, I am biased because all his biggest games happened to be the ones which were on ESPN3 (UNT & Louisville), but frankly, I dont even know who he compares to.

TACKLE
11-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Well, I am biased because all his biggest games happened to be the ones which were on ESPN3 (UNT & Louisville), but frankly, I dont even know who he compares to.

Antonio Brown?

SolidGold
11-22-2011, 08:33 AM
I hope Kendall Wright gets an invite...he is criminally underrated.

AntoinCD
11-22-2011, 08:37 AM
I hope they get Curry to do some LB drills

Spaceboy1
11-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Saw Curry when Marshall played at Houston. Wasn't impressed, he looks the part but he didn't lay a finger on Keenum.

princefielder28
11-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Who would you compare him to?

Antonio Brown?

I don't think I'd compare Hilton to Antonio Brown as a prospect...Brown at Central Michigan did eveything for them and was such a threat on special teams and any time he got the ball in his hands (was such an underrated prospect). I'm not saying T.Y. isn't a threat with the ball but I think he's more of a strict vertical threat that a guy who's gonna make significant plays on screens or short routes. I think T.Y. is pretty comparable to DeSean Jackson.

rawdawg
11-22-2011, 05:26 PM
I hope Kendall Wright gets an invite...he is criminally underrated.

I think he'll go early 2nd as the 4th WR off the board, around the same time Titus Young went to Detroit.

critesy
11-23-2011, 07:57 PM
https://twitter.com/#!/C_Parkey36/status/139232342639255552

nothing official outside of twitter i can find but..

auburns long snapper josh harris has been invited.

Scott Wright
12-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Miami (FL) OLB Sean Spence is the latest addition.

Scott Wright
12-07-2011, 04:30 PM
Broke a little news myself as Brandon Thompson told me he plans to play in the Senior Bowl.

thebow305
12-08-2011, 10:47 AM
I hope Kendall Wright gets an invite...he is criminally underrated.

Couldn't agree more.

jayceheathman
12-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Taveon Rogers, WR, New Mexico State got an invite. He is second in the nation in return yards although Isaiah Burse had one extra game. The kid is a beast.

Scott Wright
12-08-2011, 06:11 PM
Taveon Rogers, WR, New Mexico State got an invite. He is second in the nation in return yards although Isaiah Burse had one extra game. The kid is a beast.

This one would surprise me, got a link?

Scott Wright
12-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Just added four Boise St. Broncos to the list!

Before this there were only five prospects selected for the game in the history of the program.

asdf1223
12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Just added four Boise St. Broncos to the list!

Before this there were only five prospects selected for the game in the history of the program.

Thats a great stat. Especially when 3 out of 5 came in the last 2 years.

jayceheathman
12-09-2011, 12:00 AM
This one would surprise me, got a link?

He posted about going to a bowl game on his facebook page so I assumed it was the Senior Bowl since NMSU isn't bowl qualified. He responded back saying it was to something different. Sorry.

fischbowl
12-09-2011, 12:16 AM
Nfldc Party In Mobile!?

Shane P. Hallam
12-09-2011, 08:03 AM
Nfldc Party In Mobile!?

For sure. If you guys are down there Sunday night before the week starts, we can meet up! Diab came down last year, so feel free!

Scott Wright
12-10-2011, 08:50 AM
The latest additions were Kelechi Osemele and Leonard Johnson of Iowa St.

McGahee
12-10-2011, 09:21 AM
Is the Senior Bowl and all of its practices going to air on NFL Network?

niel89
12-10-2011, 04:43 PM
Is the Senior Bowl and all of its practices going to air on NFL Network?

They've been doing the past years so I don't see why they wouldn't continue. I love me some Senior Bowl coverage on NFLN

Shane P. Hallam
12-11-2011, 05:23 PM
Ryan Steed has accepted an invite. Brian Quick has been invited as well.

www.jbscouting.com

CMR#20
12-12-2011, 07:21 AM
http://www.gobearcats.com/blog/2011/12/bearcats-breakfast-12611-1.html

Shane P. Hallam
12-14-2011, 08:16 PM
Nick Toon, Russell Wilson, and Kevin Zeitler invited

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/135624418.html

stlouisfan37
12-15-2011, 01:41 AM
"I don't think I'd compare Hilton to Antonio Brown as a prospect...Brown at Central Michigan did eveything for them and was such a threat on special teams and any time he got the ball in his hands (was such an underrated prospect). I'm not saying T.Y. isn't a threat with the ball but I think he's more of a strict vertical threat that a guy who's gonna make significant plays on screens or short routes. I think T.Y. is pretty comparable to DeSean Jackson."

I couldn't agree more. When I saw him play against Louisville Desean Jackson was exactly who came to mind. If you get a chance, go check out the highlights from the Louisville game on Youtube and see what kind of separation he gets. This guy has the kind of special speed that offensive coordinators drool over. A bit injury prone, and plays with abandon, but definitely has a huge upside. And I love the nickname..."Goodbye, Hilton!"

ryno626
12-16-2011, 05:29 PM
Mike Martin and David Molk received their invites!

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/colleges/michigan/tag?name=david-molk&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fblo g%2fcolleges%2fmichigan%2ftag%3fname%3ddavid-molk

49erNation85
12-16-2011, 08:08 PM
Moore is gonna light it up at bowl and move into the 2/3rd round just watch...

Scott Wright
12-16-2011, 11:16 PM
A couple members of the Nevada Wolfpack were the latest additions.

underscore
12-17-2011, 07:06 AM
Johnny Troutman, OG, Penn State gets an invite

https://twitter.com/#!/J_Trout74/status/147843450316918784

He's a guy that never really put it all together in college, but has all the tools to do so.

holt_bruce81
12-19-2011, 02:23 AM
I'm excited to see Leonard Johnson. I think he could be a steal for some team, but hey I'm a homer toward Big 12 guys.

NotRickJames
12-19-2011, 02:25 AM
Tannehill invited?

Scott Wright
12-19-2011, 04:30 AM
Tannehill invited?

Most likely, just no official confirmation yet.

Shane P. Hallam
12-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Ladarius Green gets an invite:
http://www.pnj.com/article/20111219/SPORTS/112190308/Washington-High-grad-Green-headed-Senior-Bowl

MassNole
12-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Apparently Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders have been telling people they have invites. I'd be surprised (and highly disappointed) if Shawn Powell doesn't land one, and Mike Harris would seem to warrant one as well.

ATLDirtyBirds
12-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Nick Toon, Russell Wilson, and Kevin Zeitler invited

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/135624418.html


Nice. I'm not sure what it is, but I still like Russell Wilson as a nice #2 down the road. Watching him Senior Bowl week will really help me confirm/dispose that opinion


Ladarius Green gets an invite:
http://www.pnj.com/article/20111219/SPORTS/112190308/Washington-High-grad-Green-headed-Senior-Bowl

Very big fan of his.

Scott Wright
12-19-2011, 07:04 PM
Ladarius Green gets an invite:
http://www.pnj.com/article/20111219/SPORTS/112190308/Washington-High-grad-Green-headed-Senior-Bowl

I hate to say it, but they are going to struggle to find six quality senior tight end's this year.

MassNole
12-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Apparently Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders have been telling people they have invites. I'd be surprised (and highly disappointed) if Shawn Powell doesn't land one, and Mike Harris would seem to warrant one as well.
http://floridastate.247sports.com/Article/Bradham-headed-to-the-Senior-Bowl-53680

Link for Bradham's invite.

coach's collectibles
12-20-2011, 11:44 AM
Apparently Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders have been telling people they have invites. I'd be surprised (and highly disappointed) if Shawn Powell doesn't land one, and Mike Harris would seem to warrant one as well.

I talked with Shawn Powell last week and he told me he was going to play in the East/West Shrine Game..not the Senior Bowl. Regardless he'll be playing on Sundays next year.

Shane P. Hallam
12-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Reportedly Bruce Irvin got an invite:

www.twitter.com/Irvin4Heisman

Big Bird
12-21-2011, 03:13 PM
Vick Ballard
http://blogs.clarionledger.com/msu/2011/12/19/russell-playing-through-mcl-sprain-and-other-notes/

Ryan Tannehill
http://www.statesman.com/sports/aggies/aggies-try-to-remain-focused-on-bowl-despite-2043939.html

Scott Wright
12-22-2011, 12:25 PM
Pleasantly surprised to see Bobby Wagner got an invite!

Wagner has been the ILB on my "Underrated" list for a while now.

Ozzy
12-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Scott Wright

I hate to say it, but they are going to struggle to find six quality senior tight end's this year.
I disagree with that one, sure if you are talking elite players but I think of few of the senior tight ends are very solid prospects. If one considers redshirt JR Rhett Ellison a senior academically, then he is one heck of a H-back/ blocking tight end prospect I feel. Same can go with Brad Smelley. Then you got Koger who has really had a fine senior season and has great size. Green has the most upside but one could argue he is a wide receiver in the NFL like Plaxico Burress, not a tight end. Then you got huge potential guys with DC Jefferson, Evan Rodriguez, Beau Reliford and Kavario Middleton. All of them could be real breakout players in the NFL potentially if they bring the proper attitude. Then you got the seniors who have underachieved but still have room to grow and talent in George Bryan, James Hanna, Brad Herman, Eric Lair, Deangelo Peterson, Joe Halahuni and Andrew Szczerba.

Not a bad group at all, sure underclassmen in Allen and Eifert are the top guys but I feel this group has great depth and one of those lower ranked tight ends will be a steal in the lower part of the draft. Not great elite talent but very solid from top to bottom and one has a lot of variety to pick from as well.


TE
Coby Fleener Stanford
Ladarius Green Lousiana Lafayette
Michael Egnew Missouri
Brian Linthicum Michigan State
David Paulson Oregon
Rhett Ellison USC RS JR
Kevin Koger Michigan
Brad Smelley Alabama
Nick Provo Syracuse
George Bryan NC State
James Hanna Oklahoma
DC Jefferson Rutgers
Evan Rodriguez Temple
Beau Reliford Florida State
Drake Dunsmore Northwestern
Brad Herman Iowa
Eric Lair Minnesota
Deangelo Peterson LSU
Joe Halahuni Oregon State
Andrew Szczerba Penn State
Adrien Robinson Cincinnati
Kavario Middleton Montana
Josh Chichester Louisville
Morkeith Brown Temple
Lansford Watson Maryland

Caulibflower
12-22-2011, 07:14 PM
Little surprised, but happy to see Hilton got an invite. I think the Senior Bowl is my favorite offseason event for comparing prospects. The combine is fun to watch, but I like seeing how the players looks against other top prospects in contact drills. Also pretty stoked to see what Tannehill looks like. Other guys I'll be looking for: I expect Doug Martin and Nick Toon to perhaps not look spectacular, but look really solid. I expect them to be guys who don't really blow it up, but look like they belong and make the plays they're supposed to.

Caulibflower
12-22-2011, 07:16 PM
But then again, after last year's Senior Bowl I was convinced Cameron Jordan was the second coming of Richard Seymour... but that remains to be seen. ;-)

A Perfect Score
12-22-2011, 08:33 PM
But then again, after last year's Senior Bowl I was convinced Cameron Jordan was the second coming of Richard Seymour... but that remains to be seen. ;-)

You weren't the only one, he was my favorite prospect in the entire draft. He probably shouldn't be playing in a 4-3 scheme though.

Caulibflower
12-26-2011, 07:23 PM
What small-school players have been invited?

Shane P. Hallam
12-26-2011, 07:26 PM
It's all in the first post. Quick and Steed.

Shane P. Hallam
12-27-2011, 10:48 AM
Alabama DT Josh Chapman:

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2011/12/23/1868334/alabama-football-nose-guard-josh.html

A Perfect Score
12-27-2011, 02:39 PM
I hope we get to see Bruce Irvin do at least someone 1-on-1's as a DE though I expect him to be a LB for that week.

I think he's going to have himself a big week at the Senior Bowl, but I'd love to see him get some snaps with his hand down too.

underscore
12-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Devon Still and Jack Crawford also invited:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11363/1199915-143-2.stm

Crawford looks like Tarzan, but unfortunately has shown more Jane on the field than Tarzan.

ElectricEye
12-29-2011, 11:47 AM
Hasn't Crawford had some tough breaks with injuries? I know he has a wrap for playing soft, but he seems to be a high level athlete from what I've seen of him and from his reputation. Interesting guy to get an invite and someone who could help himself more than anyone there. I had him pegged as an UDFA type. With a big week, he could work his way into the later rounds.

Shane P. Hallam
12-29-2011, 12:05 PM
I think he's going to have himself a big week at the Senior Bowl, but I'd love to see him get some snaps with his hand down too.

I imagine he will get plenty at both positions as the LBs do some of the pit drills at times too.

underscore
12-29-2011, 05:47 PM
Hasn't Crawford had some tough breaks with injuries? I know he has a wrap for playing soft, but he seems to be a high level athlete from what I've seen of him and from his reputation. Interesting guy to get an invite and someone who could help himself more than anyone there. I had him pegged as an UDFA type. With a big week, he could work his way into the later rounds.


I think he'll do great on the combine circuit. He's definitely got things down athletically.

JHL6719
12-31-2011, 04:29 AM
I wonder if Louisville linebacker Dexter Heyman will get an invite? Shouldn't he deserve one?

Scott Wright
12-31-2011, 09:38 AM
We have our fourth confirmed quarterback with Nick Foles.

Also, three Texas A&M Aggies have been invited, but apparently Cyrus Gray isn't one of them.

Joe Everett
12-31-2011, 11:14 AM
It looks like a slew of Georgia players have been invited but I don't have a story, just a twitter feed.

http://twitter.com/SethEmerson/status/153124314357579777

Joe Everett
12-31-2011, 11:21 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Courtney Upshaw and William Vlachos became the latest Alabama players to confirm Friday their intent to play in the Senior Bowl. The duo will join wide receiver Marquis Maze, who confirmed Wednesday that he would also play in the game.


http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/12/courtney_upshaw_and_william_vl.html

Scott Wright
12-31-2011, 11:22 AM
Mr. Everett coming through as always!

Gonna be raiding the ice cream freezer in the media room again this year Joe? :o)

Joe Everett
12-31-2011, 11:56 AM
Mr. Everett coming through as always!

Gonna be raiding the ice cream freezer in the media room again this year Joe? :o)

Making reservations at the Red Roof as we speak... that ice cream is all mine! ;)

CMR#20
12-31-2011, 03:53 PM
Its probably going to be Kellen Moore, Russell Wilson, and Kirk Cousins for the North team. The South should feature Ryan Tannehill, Nick Foles, and one of the Conference USA quarterbacks. Keenum, Davis, Kinnie, or Dominque Davis could all end up being that final quarterback for the South thoughts?

Scott Wright
01-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Its probably going to be Kellen Moore, Russell Wilson, and Kirk Cousins for the North team. The South should feature Ryan Tannehill, Nick Foles, and one of the Conference USA quarterbacks. Keenum, Davis, Kinnie, or Dominque Davis could all end up being that final quarterback for the South thoughts?

I am sure Brandon Weeden will get one of the two remaining slots.

Shane P. Hallam
01-02-2012, 11:36 AM
Baylor's Phillip Blake and Terrence Ganaway going as well.

https://twitter.com/#!/seniorbowl

asdf1223
01-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Senio Kelemete, Alameda Ta’amu and Chris Polk for some reason get invited to the Senior Bowl.
http://coachsark.com/blog/2012/01/senior-acknowledgement/

Scott Wright
01-02-2012, 07:53 PM
Senio Kelemete, Alameda Ta’amu and Chris Polk for some reason get invited to the Senior Bowl.
http://coachsark.com/blog/2012/01/senior-acknowledgement/

Strange...

Polk did play a couple of games as a true freshman.

Perhaps he never officially applied for a redshirt and is considered a senior? I don't know...

I am mildly surprised Jermaine Kearse didn't get an invite too.

ChiFan24
01-02-2012, 08:08 PM
I demand B.J. Cunningham.

critesy
01-03-2012, 08:08 AM
brandon mosley, OT, and josh harris, LS, both from auburn. accept invites for the sr bowl.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/01/auburns_brandon_mosley_josh_ha.html

DcmRulz
01-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Strange...

Polk did play a couple of games as a true freshman.

Perhaps he never officially applied for a redshirt and is considered a senior? I don't know...

I am mildly surprised Jermaine Kearse didn't get an invite too.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskyfootball/2017146936_polk03.html

Apparently, Polk's in the Sr. Bowl because he declared early?

If so, why doesn't others, like Kalil get invited?

Shane P. Hallam
01-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Strange...

Polk did play a couple of games as a true freshman.

Perhaps he never officially applied for a redshirt and is considered a senior? I don't know...

I am mildly surprised Jermaine Kearse didn't get an invite too.

Loaded WR class. I'm sure Kearse may end up there ultimately if an injury happens.

As for Polk, it is confusing. Heck, on twitter, Kevin even mentioned awhile that he hoped Polk would stay another year. Very strange.

JHL6719
01-03-2012, 01:50 PM
This Chris Polk to the Senior Bowl thing might be the most puzzling thing I've ever seen. Definitely interesting.

Anybody got this figured out yet...

keylime_5
01-03-2012, 02:07 PM
The Polk thing is simple to explain.

He was a senior this year. If he wanted to he could have applied and got a medical redshirt for his freshman season's injury and been a redshirt senior next year. You don't get medshirt until after your 4th year of eligibility is up. Common misconception. He didn't redshirt b/c of injury, but he was eligible for the 5th year b/c of it. (you don't officially get the title or redshirt senior for medical reshirts until after your 4th year)

ElectricEye
01-03-2012, 03:04 PM
Polk the the Senior Bowl is certainly interesting. He's got a chance to be the best back down there this year as well, which certainly has shown to count for something in way of draft position before.

Shane P. Hallam
01-03-2012, 05:33 PM
The Polk thing is simple to explain.

He was a senior this year. If he wanted to he could have applied and got a medical redshirt for his freshman season's injury and been a redshirt senior next year. You don't get medshirt until after your 4th year of eligibility is up. Common misconception. He didn't redshirt b/c of injury, but he was eligible for the 5th year b/c of it. (you don't officially get the title or redshirt senior for medical reshirts until after your 4th year)

It's just interesting that the Washington page would still list him as a junior.

underscore
01-03-2012, 06:30 PM
The Polk thing is simple to explain.

He was a senior this year. If he wanted to he could have applied and got a medical redshirt for his freshman season's injury and been a redshirt senior next year. You don't get medshirt until after your 4th year of eligibility is up. Common misconception. He didn't redshirt b/c of injury, but he was eligible for the 5th year b/c of it. (you don't officially get the title or redshirt senior for medical reshirts until after your 4th year)

That's not really true either.

Washington listed him as a junior this year, which means he got the medical redshirt/medical hardship waiver (which are reviewed and granted by the conferences annually). Most conferences require you to submit for the waiver within a certain amount of time after the season ends.

It's the 5 year window waiver that can't be granted (by the NCAA) until after a player has used up his 5 years to play 4.

Now, how he's eligible for the Senior Bowl? I have no idea.

Either he never did submit the hardship or there's some loophole to undo the waiver and have your eligibility deemed "exhausted"

AlexDunlap
01-04-2012, 12:08 PM
I think it is safe to add Joe Adams (Arkansas WR/KR) at this point.

I have also seen reports surface this morning that Ohio State will be sending Dan Herron, Mike Adams and Mike Brewster.

I have since spoke with the Buckeye SID Director for football, and he told me that he had no knowledge of any of them accepting invites, but admitted that these are things he sometimes deals with on the back end. Said he hoped to "have a few players in that game, but the only (thing like that) we've had in this office was sending a photo of DeVier Posey for the Shrine Game."

I'll bet all three get officially announced soon.

Scott Wright
01-04-2012, 12:27 PM
Certainly not a shocker, but NC St. LB Audie Cole will be in Mobile.

Larry
01-04-2012, 12:41 PM
I wish Crick didn't get hurt. I was looking forward to watching him the most.

Scott Wright
01-04-2012, 12:49 PM
Joe Adams and Jake Bequette of Arkansas are confirmed.

That means no invite for Shane P. Hallam favorite and my cousin Jarius Wright, which is a mild surprise. According to the same article. Wright is going to be at the East / West Shrine Game.

keylime_5
01-04-2012, 12:52 PM
It's just interesting that the Washington page would still list him as a junior.

they sometimes list them as their eligibility indicates in that case. When the injury happens before their senior year they usually do. But you can't technically apply for the medical waiver until after your 4 years are up, so Polk leaving this year means he didn't apply for it and in hindsight he was technically a senior instead of a junior. It is very weird and hasn't happened before, but it makes sense if you consider the waiver rules I guess.

keylime_5
01-04-2012, 12:54 PM
I think it is safe to add Joe Adams (Arkansas WR/KR) at this point.

I have also seen reports surface this morning that Ohio State will be sending Dan Herron, Mike Adams and Mike Brewster.

I have since spoke with the Buckeye SID Director for football, and he told me that he had no knowledge of any of them accepting invites, but admitted that these are things he sometimes deals with on the back end. Said he hoped to "have a few players in that game, but the only (thing like that) we've had in this office was sending a photo of DeVier Posey for the Shrine Game."

I'll bet all three get officially announced soon.

It's a shame, Posey would be a sure thing for the senior bowl if he played more than 3 games this year...though the Shrine bowl is pretty much senior bowl light.

Shane P. Hallam
01-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Joe Adams and Jake Bequette of Arkansas are confirmed.

That means no invite for Shane P. Hallam favorite and my cousin Jarius Wright, which is a mild surprise. According to the same article. Wright is going to be at the East / West Shrine Game.

Between Wright and Posey and Kearse, I'll be watching the WRs in the Shrine Game for sure, haha.

Scott Wright
01-04-2012, 03:19 PM
A couple of Florida Gators added in RB Chris Rainey and DT Jaye Howard.

Why no Jeff Demps?!?

Caulibflower
01-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Why no Jeff Demps?!?

He might be too fast.

49erNation85
01-04-2012, 04:46 PM
About time some Gators are added. I'm surprised Demps hasn't gotten his invite yet he would explore on that field given a chance.

ChiFan24
01-04-2012, 06:45 PM
Not sure why my B.J. Cunningham demands haven't been granted yet, but I'm glad my guy Joe Adams is going as well.

Caulibflower
01-04-2012, 07:01 PM
Not sure why my B.J. Cunningham demands haven't been granted yet, but I'm glad my guy Joe Adams is going as well.

"My guys" at the Senior Bowl: Tannehill, Doug Martin (Reaaally like the way he runs), T.Y. Hilton (More to see how he plays against All-Stars), Nick Toon, Kendall Wright, and Alameda Ta’amu.

AlexDunlap
01-05-2012, 12:17 PM
I can confirm Notre Dame S Harrison Smith has received an invite, and will be attending the Senior Bowl.

I can also confirm that WR Michael Floyd has received an invite, but is still on the fence about whether he will be participating in the game. I spoke with Brian Hardin, Director of Football Communications at Notre Dame minutes ago, and he said that he would be seeking further information on Floyd's decision today, and that we may know more by tomorrow. Apparently he is contemplating whether it may or may not be necessary in elevating his stock.

MI_Buckeye
01-05-2012, 01:13 PM
I can confirm Notre Dame S Harrison Smith has received an invite, and will be attending the Senior Bowl.

I can also confirm that WR Michael Floyd has received an invite, but is still on the fence about whether he will be participating in the game. I spoke with Brian Hardin, Director of Football Communications at Notre Dame minutes ago, and he said that he would be seeking further information on Floyd's decision today, and that we may know more by tomorrow. Apparently he is contemplating whether it may or may not be necessary in elevating his stock.

Floyd shouldn't think twice; he's got to play. With all the negative pub he has received through his career, he needs to take every opportunity to prove he is committed to being the best player he can be. His draft stock is hardly secure, and a great week in Mobile could be just the momentum boost he needs.

JHL6719
01-05-2012, 01:56 PM
Why no Jeff Demps?!?



I wouldn't have invited him either to be honest. Not impressed with Demps at all.

rawdawg
01-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Floyd shouldn't think twice; he's got to play. With all the negative pub he has received through his career, he needs to take every opportunity to prove he is committed to being the best player he can be. His draft stock is hardly secure, and a great week in Mobile could be just the momentum boost he needs.

No. Michael don't play! Come on down to #19!

Scott Wright
01-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Official confirmation on four Nittany Lions: http://www.seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=333

Already knew about Still, Crawford and Troutman but Lynn is a new name.

underscore
01-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Official confirmation on four Nittany Lions: http://www.seniorbowl.com/article.asp?articleID=333

Already knew about Still, Crawford and Troutman but Lynn is a new name.

I'd think Lynn is a safety in the NFL. Probably should have been a safety at PSU, too, though he was an adequate college corner.

Brown Leader
01-06-2012, 12:43 AM
Stars of Senior week in Mobile-Chris Rainey and Kendall Wright.

AlexDunlap
01-06-2012, 12:52 PM
I think it is safe to add QB Kirk Cousins and TE Brian Linthicum of Michigan State judging on these reports and others.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20111230/GW01/112300320/MSU-football-Spartans-get-surprise-visit-from-an-alligator

http://www.freep.com/article/20120101/SPORTS07/201010522/Kirk-Cousins-hopeful-he-ll-finish-Spartans-career-with-win-then-play-in-NFL?odyssey=nav%7Chead

I spoke this morning with Ben Phlegar, Associate AD for Football Media at Michigan State, and he said that he would neither confirm nor deny reports involving the Senior Bowl as they had not announced their official roster. The vibe I got is that the writing is on the wall, and that the University is not interested in stealing the Senior Bowl's thunder with any formal announcements or confirmations.

AlexDunlap
01-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Longhorn Defenders DL Kheeston Randall and LB Keenan Robinson have received invitations per Mack Brown to the Austin-American-Statesman.

http://www.statesman.com/sports/longhorns/mack-brown-qa-on-ash-vs-mccoy-injured-2069789.html

Shane P. Hallam
01-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Antonio Allen and Melvin Ingram have accepted invites

ncst8fan83
01-06-2012, 03:57 PM
If a RS-JR declares for the draft, are they eligible for the Senior Bowl?

Scott Wright
01-06-2012, 04:05 PM
If a RS-JR declares for the draft, are they eligible for the Senior Bowl?

No.

They are eligible for the new NFLPA game though.

djp
01-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Vikings coach the North, Redskins coach the South.

don't see anyone that either would take in the first round, but lots and lots of players to consider for rounds 2-7 obviously. (Nick Toon being one that I know the Vikings will probably look at hard)

kalbears13
01-07-2012, 04:50 PM
No.

They are eligible for the new NFLPA game though.

Is that NFLPA game still happening in LA? I haven't heard much about it since they announced it in November.

dannyz
01-07-2012, 11:31 PM
Is that NFLPA game still happening in LA? I haven't heard much about it since they announced it in November.

Yeah I know it won't be that big but I wonder if any Underclassmen will actually go to that game?

kalbears13
01-08-2012, 03:33 AM
Yeah I know it won't be that big but I wonder if any Underclassmen will actually go to that game?

It seems like most underclassmen that declare, do so knowing that they will be going early on in the draft, so I'm wondering if they're still going to get a good showing?

Shane P. Hallam
01-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Cyrus Gray also going from A&M

Coryell Judie was going to go, but has a wrist injury.

VUBlacknGold
01-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Casey Hayward has been invited

http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010912aaa.html

Scott Wright
01-09-2012, 02:40 PM
Four Buckeyes Confirmed: Mike Adams, Mike Brewster, DeVier Posey & Boom Herron

rawdawg
01-09-2012, 02:46 PM
Four Buckeyes Confirmed: Mike Adams, Mike Brewster, DeVier Posey & Boom Herron

Nice. It was speculated earlier in this thread that Posey didn't/wouldn't get an invite.

Shane P. Hallam
01-09-2012, 04:35 PM
Four Buckeyes Confirmed: Mike Adams, Mike Brewster, DeVier Posey & Boom Herron

Nice! I'm pumped!

AlexDunlap
01-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Nice. It was speculated earlier in this thread that Posey didn't/wouldn't get an invite.

No, I said that Jerry Emig told me he had sent a photo to the Shrine Game of Posey, but nothing from Senior Bowl.

AlexDunlap
01-09-2012, 04:47 PM
Reporting on behalf of Austin Chronicle Sports, I spoke today with a University of Washington AD regarding Chris Polk’s reported participation in the 2012 Senior Bowl. He said the Senior Bowl generally handles their official announcement process, but someone apparently put a comment on Coach Sarkisian’s blog which was then picked up by the Seattle Times.

He said that Polk, a Junior, is eligible because he is a fourth year Junior, and has graduated. He reminded me that Polk played in 2 games before his season was lost to injury in 2008 , and he has played every game for three years since.

He will be playing in the Senior Bowl.

rawdawg
01-09-2012, 09:00 PM
No, I said that Jerry Emig told me he had sent a photo to the Shrine Game of Posey, but nothing from Senior Bowl.

I was talking about a post by Scott Wright and others. I don't even remember any posts by you, no offense.

underscore
01-10-2012, 05:44 AM
Reporting on behalf of Austin Chronicle Sports, I spoke today with a University of Washington AD regarding Chris Polk’s reported participation in the 2012 Senior Bowl. He said the Senior Bowl generally handles their official announcement process, but someone apparently put a comment on Coach Sarkisian’s blog which was then picked up by the Seattle Times.

He said that Polk, a Junior, is eligible because he is a fourth year Junior, and has graduated. He reminded me that Polk played in 2 games before his season was lost to injury in 2008 , and he has played every game for three years since.

He will be playing in the Senior Bowl.

The only way this works is if he never submitted the paperwork for a medical redshirt. Otherwise, I don't understand why this situation hasn't come up before.

AlexDunlap
01-10-2012, 11:49 AM
I was talking about a post by Scott Wright and others. I don't even remember any posts by you, no offense.

My apologies. I thought you were referring to my post regarding my conversation with the Ohio State AD in which he told me the only All-Star activity that had come thru his office was sending a photo of Posey to the Shrine Game. I, too, thought that would surely indicate his attendance there. My best guess is that he was holding out for the Senior Bowl invite.

The fact that Posey is now going makes me wonder if Michael Floyd may have turned down the invite that I confirmed that he has indeed received.

-ad

Shane P. Hallam
01-10-2012, 11:53 AM
Tony Pauline reporting that Ryan Tannehill AND Nick Toon have suffered significant foot injuries in practice, likely not to play in the Senior Bowl.

SolidGold
01-10-2012, 02:58 PM
With Tannehill now out it leaves three spots open...I wonder who they will invite. I am guessing Cousins, Lindley and Harnish.

critesy
01-10-2012, 03:08 PM
im actually so amped the skins got to coach in this. kinda gives you an inside look at who they might draft in the later rounds.

Scott Wright
01-10-2012, 03:25 PM
With Tannehill now out it leaves three spots open...I wonder who they will invite. I am guessing Cousins, Lindley and Harnish.

I would say Brandon Weeden is a lock to get one of the spots.

So that leaves two. My guess is Kirk Cousins gets one too.

mriforgot
01-10-2012, 03:40 PM
With Tannehill now out it leaves three spots open...I wonder who they will invite. I am guessing Cousins, Lindley and Harnish.

Lindley and Harnish are already set to play in the Shrine Game. I think it's going to be Cousins, Weeden, and Keenum who get invited.

Scott Wright
01-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Lindley and Harnish are already set to play in the Shrine Game. I think it's going to be Cousins, Weeden, and Keenum who get invited.

Keep in mind that there is usually some overlap between games. In other words guys can and often do play in both the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl.

SolidGold
01-10-2012, 04:17 PM
Weeden is totally down on my board...I can't get over the age thing. The Tannehill injury took some of the excitement out of the Senior Bowl QBs.

Scott Wright
01-10-2012, 08:28 PM
It's not exactly a surprise, but I confirmed on the podcast that Missouri TE Michael Egnew will indeed be at the Senior Bowl. Here is a link to that show if anyone is interested:

Draft Countdown Podcast - January 10, 2012
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/draftcountdown/2012/01/11/draft-countdown
Note: Egnew Interview is Around the 30 Minute Mark

Matthew Jones
01-10-2012, 09:06 PM
Weeden is totally down on my board...I can't get over the age thing. The Tannehill injury took some of the excitement out of the Senior Bowl QBs.

Weeden's age is concerning but his maturity and intangibles are impressive; most coaches and general managers in the league operate on a short leash and the prospect of landing even a short-term fix at quarterback is attractive. Keep in mind that many draft prospects also move on from their teams upon fulfilling their rookie contracts.

Scott Wright
01-10-2012, 09:10 PM
In the interview with Egnew I asked about Weeden since they are doing pre-draft training together. I particularly asked how the age difference affects him. Some interesting stuff.

Mitchell
01-10-2012, 10:12 PM
Does anyone know which QBs will be on the south team? I'm a Redskins fan and with Tannehill "injured", I'm hoping Shanahan gets to work with Foles.

Shane P. Hallam
01-11-2012, 07:07 AM
The Oklahoman reporting Brandon Weeden will play in the Senior Bowl.

www.twitter.com/ginamizell

Shane P. Hallam
01-11-2012, 07:14 AM
Does anyone know which QBs will be on the south team? I'm a Redskins fan and with Tannehill "injured", I'm hoping Shanahan gets to work with Foles.

My guess would be:

South:
Brandon Weeden
Nick Foles
Ryan Lindley

North:
Kirk Cousins
Russell Wilson
Kellen Moore

With Lindley replacing Tannehill and no other SDSU player, I imagine he'll be put on South. Boise has always been on the North squad, don't see that changing.

Don't think we have officially put Cousins on the list yet, but he was invited:
http://www.freep.com/article/20120101/SPORTS07/201010522/Kirk-Cousins-hopeful-he-ll-finish-Spartans-career-with-win-then-play-in-NFL?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Mitchell
01-11-2012, 09:57 AM
My guess would be:

South:
Brandon Weeden
Nick Foles
Ryan Lindley

North:
Kirk Cousins
Russell Wilson
Kellen Moore

With Lindley replacing Tannehill and no other SDSU player, I imagine he'll be put on South. Boise has always been on the North squad, don't see that changing.

Don't think we have officially put Cousins on the list yet, but he was invited:
http://www.freep.com/article/20120101/SPORTS07/201010522/Kirk-Cousins-hopeful-he-ll-finish-Spartans-career-with-win-then-play-in-NFL?odyssey=nav%7Chead
Awesome, thank you.

BeerBaron
01-11-2012, 10:28 AM
My guess would be:

South:
Brandon Weeden
Nick Foles
Ryan Lindley

North:
Kirk Cousins
Russell Wilson
Kellen Moore

With Lindley replacing Tannehill and no other SDSU player, I imagine he'll be put on South. Boise has always been on the North squad, don't see that changing.

Don't think we have officially put Cousins on the list yet, but he was invited:
http://www.freep.com/article/20120101/SPORTS07/201010522/Kirk-Cousins-hopeful-he-ll-finish-Spartans-career-with-win-then-play-in-NFL?odyssey=nav%7Chead

You got all 6 of them right:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/senior-bowl-quarterbacks-in-place/

I turn my nose up to everyone but Lindley. Moore isn't draftable to me, grossly undersized with a worse-than Ken Dorsey arm.

I also struggle getting passed Weeden's age. I'd consider him as a late rounder but I don't view him as a long term starter. He'll be past 30 before his 3rd year.

Wilson might be a slightly better Seneca Wallace at best. If Troy Smith and Tyrod Taylor found work as short, athletic backups, he probably can. Late-rounder to me.

Cousins, limited upside, meh. Late rounder.

Foles. No thanks. Another Blaine Gabbert if he's lucky. Comes from a simple offense where his completion percentage was inflated by screens and his receivers were called for him. He'll end up being overdrafted and hopefully not by a team that I like.

So that leaves me with Lindley who has plenty of flaws, but looks the part of an NFL QB more than any of those other guys.

Mitchell
01-11-2012, 10:35 AM
You got all 6 of them right:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/senior-bowl-quarterbacks-in-place/

I turn my nose up to everyone but Lindley. Moore isn't draftable to me, grossly undersized with a worse-than Ken Dorsey arm.

I also struggle getting passed Weeden's age. I'd consider him as a late rounder but I don't view him as a long term starter. He'll be past 30 before his 3rd year.

Wilson might be a slightly better Seneca Wallace at best. If Troy Smith and Tyrod Taylor found work as short, athletic backups, he probably can. Late-rounder to me.

Cousins, limited upside, meh. Late rounder.

Foles. No thanks. Another Blaine Gabbert if he's lucky. Comes from a simple offense where his completion percentage was inflated by screens and his receivers were called for him. He'll end up being overdrafted and hopefully not by a team that I like.

So that leaves me with Lindley who has plenty of flaws, but looks the part of an NFL QB more than any of those other guys.
100% Disagree. Blaine Gabbert was a bust that I could see coming from 10 miles away. I was actually dumbfounded that he got a 1st round draft grade. Nick Foles has a better arm, doesn't look awkward in the pocket. Had a much worse supporting cast, had two FRESHMAN tackles blocking for him, and completed 70% of his passes? Watch the film, it defends Nick Foles. He's Jay Cutler all over again.

EDIT: Ryan Lindley looks the part of an NFL QB more than the other guys? Um... oh

ElectricEye
01-11-2012, 10:38 AM
I like Lindley quite a bit too. I really felt he played far better than the numbers indicated this year. They were breaking in some young receivers because of graduations....and then like three of the guys they were planning on playing a lot blew out their knees. So he was really throwing to the bottom of the barrel below the previous barrel. In the three occasions I saw him on the year, there were more than a few dropped passes.I don't thin he's accurate enough to play in the NFL right now either, but that completion percentage might be a little deceptive.


100% Disagree. Blaine Gabbert was a bust that I could see coming from 10 miles away. I was actually dumbfounded that he got a 1st round draft grade. Nick Foles has a better arm, doesn't look awkward in the pocket. Had a much worse supporting cast, had two FRESHMAN tackles blocking for him, and completed 70% of his passes? Watch the film, it defends Nick Foles. He's Jay Cutler all over again.

EDIT: Ryan Lindley looks the part of an NFL QB more than the other guys? Um... oh
Foles film is actually pretty ugly if you ask me. His arm strength is greatly exaggerated. People assume that since he's 6'5 he automatically has a cannon, but that's not the case. His accuracy is greatly inflated by that Arizona spread attack too. Combine that with the fact his footwork is terrible and you've got a non-prospect who just happens to be big.

BeerBaron
01-11-2012, 10:56 AM
100% Disagree. Blaine Gabbert was a bust that I could see coming from 10 miles away. I was actually dumbfounded that he got a 1st round draft grade. Nick Foles has a better arm, doesn't look awkward in the pocket. Had a much worse supporting cast, had two FRESHMAN tackles blocking for him, and completed 70% of his passes? Watch the film, it defends Nick Foles. He's Jay Cutler all over again.

EDIT: Ryan Lindley looks the part of an NFL QB more than the other guys? Um... oh

"Ha!" to that last part.

I see umpteen million quick screens inflating his completion percentage and when he does go further downfield, everything is called for him. Make one read, if not open, check down.

People are blinded by his size and perceived arm strength. If he makes a rise up draft boards, he'll basically be Gabbert 2.0. Pocket breakdowns will lead to bad throws and the fetal position for Foles.

I like Lindley quite a bit too. I really felt he played far better than the numbers indicated this year. They were breaking in some young receivers because of graduations....and then like three of the guys they were planning on playing a lot blew out their knees. So he was really throwing to the bottom of the barrel below the previous barrel. In the three occasions I saw him on the year, there were more than a few dropped passes.I don't thin he's accurate enough to play in the NFL right now either, but that completion percentage might be a little deceptive.

Overall, I'm on the fence with Lindley but I really like him in comparison to the rest of this ugly group.

Mitchell
01-11-2012, 11:26 AM
Foles film is actually pretty ugly if you ask me. His arm strength is greatly exaggerated. People assume that since he's 6'5 he automatically has a cannon, but that's not the case. His accuracy is greatly inflated by that Arizona spread attack too. Combine that with the fact his footwork is terrible and you've got a non-prospect who just happens to be big.
His arm strength is exaggerated? Not a chance, ElectricEye. I'm not "assuming" anything, I've seen enough film of all the guys just like you have (I'm assuming). The Arizona spread offense is a mirror image of what Baylor runs, people don't discredit RG3's accuracy and he actually has a running game. Foles accuracy is not one of his strong suits, but don't try to use it against him and say it's one of his flaws. His footwork isn't terrible, you're wrong. Please explain to me what's terrible about his footwork? Ryan Tannehill looks AWKWARD in the pocket, his footwork is everywhere, Foles won't run for a first down, but he'll make plays under pressure.
"Ha!" to that last part.

I see umpteen million quick screens inflating his completion percentage and when he does go further downfield, everything is called for him. Make one read, if not open, check down.

People are blinded by his size and perceived arm strength. If he makes a rise up draft boards, he'll basically be Gabbert 2.0. Pocket breakdowns will lead to bad throws and the fetal position for Foles.


Overall, I'm on the fence with Lindley but I really like him in comparison to the rest of this ugly group.
Nick Foles is Jay Cutler at Vandy. Watch the tape, I'm comparing college quarterbacks, not giving him an NFL ceiling.

You just defined Ryan Tannehill, this guy can't read the defense. You're just pulling out the classic "spread offense" arguments. Foles could work on looking at his 3rd options, but he is not locked into one receiver like Ryan Tannehill.

I'm not blinded by his size, I see an ELITE college arm. He's the second best deep thrower in this draft and it's going to translate to the NFL. Blaine Gabbert ran a spread offense, threw for 60% of Foles yards and completed 10%+ less of his passes. Not to mention Gabbert was the one who people were blinded by his "perceived arm strength".

Pocket breakdowns? Andrew Luck will face pocket breakdowns and end up in the fetal position, it's part of being an NFL quarterback, but you absolutely cannot teach Foles' arm. You can try to teach him how to work the middle ranged throws that he's lacking.

I stand by my comparison 100%, he is Jay Cutler at Vandy. Watch the tape and feel free to use it.

You'll see him skyrocket into a top 20 pick when it's all said and done, and Ryan Lindley will be begging to play in the CFL in two years.

Shane P. Hallam
01-11-2012, 01:34 PM
Marvin McNutt and Mike Daniels in.

www.seniorbowl.com

ElectricEye
01-11-2012, 03:38 PM
His arm strength is exaggerated? Not a chance, ElectricEye. I'm not "assuming" anything, I've seen enough film of all the guys just like you have (I'm assuming). The Arizona spread offense is a mirror image of what Baylor runs, people don't discredit RG3's accuracy and he actually has a running game. Foles accuracy is not one of his strong suits, but don't try to use it against him and say it's one of his flaws. His footwork isn't terrible, you're wrong. Please explain to me what's terrible about his footwork? Ryan Tannehill looks AWKWARD in the pocket, his footwork is everywhere, Foles won't run for a first down, but he'll make plays under pressure.

Well, I certainly don't see it. I think the velocity on his ball has gotten a little bit better this year compared to years past, but I just don't see anything more than an average type arm. He throws an inconsistent, wobbly football that takes way too long to get where it needs to be down the field. Not sure how you can say his accuracy can't be used to knock him either; I see inconsistent ball placement on the mid-range throws and a lack of a feel for the deep ball. People don't have the same questions about Griffin because he routinely hits out routes and receivers running the post in stride. He can hit the bubble screens all day long, but you can find guys who can do that off the street.

There's a lot wrong with his footwork. You try to look for guys who can get away from sacks, even if it's within the pocket. Foles' slow feet creates sacks. You make him move and adjust whatsoever and his accuracy and velocity leaves him. On top of that, he doesn't step into his throws the way he should either.

I've said it before, but he reminds me a ton of Tony Pike from a few years ago. Great height and statistics, but there's not a whole lot more to go on for me.

Mitchell
01-11-2012, 08:39 PM
Well, I certainly don't see it. I think the velocity on his ball has gotten a little bit better this year compared to years past, but I just don't see anything more than an average type arm. He throws an inconsistent, wobbly football that takes way too long to get where it needs to be down the field. Not sure how you can say his accuracy can't be used to knock him either; I see inconsistent ball placement on the mid-range throws and a lack of a feel for the deep ball. People don't have the same questions about Griffin because he routinely hits out routes and receivers running the post in stride. He can hit the bubble screens all day long, but you can find guys who can do that off the street.

There's a lot wrong with his footwork. You try to look for guys who can get away from sacks, even if it's within the pocket. Foles' slow feet creates sacks. You make him move and adjust whatsoever and his accuracy and velocity leaves him. On top of that, he doesn't step into his throws the way he should either.

I've said it before, but he reminds me a ton of Tony Pike from a few years ago. Great height and statistics, but there's not a whole lot more to go on for me.

Agree to disagree.

dannyz
01-11-2012, 08:47 PM
I think Alfonzo Dennard and Lavonte David will be playing in this Game.

SchizophrenicBatman
01-12-2012, 10:31 AM
If you asked me to compare QBs to Jay Cutler, Nick Foles would be one of the last names that came to my mind.

I mean, I guess if you're looking for the complete antithesis of him as a prospect you'd get Kellen Moore. But as far as the most random name that I would never guess - Foles would be it

His arm strength is mediocre. It's not a pea shooter that will limit him in the NFL but it's certainly no rocket worthy of comparison to Cutler. I do think he has some technical and delivery issues that could be fixed and improve it, though.

Cutler has decent mobility. Dude isn't taking off anywhere but he can scramble and throw on the run. Foles belongs to the dying breed of statue QBs.

Then you have the size - Cutler has a thick build at 6'3. Foles is a thin 6'5 with the body structure more reminiscent of Brady.

Pretty much the only thing they have in common is losing a lot in college

BeerBaron
01-12-2012, 10:52 AM
If you asked me to compare QBs to Jay Cutler, Nick Foles would be one of the last names that came to my mind.

I mean, I guess if you're looking for the complete antithesis of him as a prospect you'd get Kellen Moore. But as far as the most random name that I would never guess - Foles would be it

His arm strength is mediocre. It's not a pea shooter that will limit him in the NFL but it's certainly no rocket worthy of comparison to Cutler. I do think he has some technical and delivery issues that could be fixed and improve it, though.

Cutler has decent mobility. Dude isn't taking off anywhere but he can scramble and throw on the run. Foles belongs to the dying breed of statue QBs.

Then you have the size - Cutler has a thick build at 6'3. Foles is a thin 6'5 with the body structure more reminiscent of Brady.

Pretty much the only thing they have in common is losing a lot in college

You sum it up quite well, though I'd say that Cutler is probably above average as a QB when he decides to take off. That was one of his biggest strengths in Denver was bootlegs and throwing on the run, things that Martz allowed him to do very little. So the last few years, the only running we saw out of him was when he was running for his life.

So while he's no Vick, I don't think he's far behind someone like Rodgers as a runner, and he's definitely ahead of guys like Brady or Brees when it comes to just taking off and running.

Mitchell
01-12-2012, 10:58 AM
If you asked me to compare QBs to Jay Cutler, Nick Foles would be one of the last names that came to my mind.

I mean, I guess if you're looking for the complete antithesis of him as a prospect you'd get Kellen Moore. But as far as the most random name that I would never guess - Foles would be it

His arm strength is mediocre. It's not a pea shooter that will limit him in the NFL but it's certainly no rocket worthy of comparison to Cutler. I do think he has some technical and delivery issues that could be fixed and improve it, though.

Cutler has decent mobility. Dude isn't taking off anywhere but he can scramble and throw on the run. Foles belongs to the dying breed of statue QBs.

Then you have the size - Cutler has a thick build at 6'3. Foles is a thin 6'5 with the body structure more reminiscent of Brady.

Pretty much the only thing they have in common is losing a lot in college
Foles doesn't have mediocre arm strength, it's the second best in this draft.

Foles is a statue QB? Wrong, Ryan Mallett was a statue QB, not Foles.

Brady build or not, he plays like Jay Cutler.

ElectricEye
01-12-2012, 11:05 AM
I can think about ten guys off the top of my head who have stronger arms in the class than Foles, and that's not even digging into the small school(such as BJ Coleman) and prospects at the bottom of the draft.

Matthew Jones
01-12-2012, 11:07 AM
Nick Foles does not have a playing style remotely similar to Jay Cutler's and certainly not one of the strongest arms in the draft; Foles' arm strength is average at best. His strengths are his short and intermediate accuracy and ability to operate a short passing game.

Mitchell
01-12-2012, 11:08 AM
I really can't defend him anymore than I already have. I just know that based off of what I have seen from him, and what I have seen from guys in recent drafts that he's going to sky rocket post Senior Bowl and post Pro Day. The combine won't show off any of his strengths.

Maybe I'm totally off base, nothings for sure.. But I will say that Ryan Tannehill is nothing in my eyes if you take the bootleg out of his game, and I'm an MSU fan who has little faith in Cousins at the next level. I'm usually critical, but with Foles.. There's something he has.

Mitchell
01-12-2012, 11:11 AM
Nick Foles does not have a playing style remotely similar to Jay Cutler's and certainly not one of the strongest arms in the draft; Foles' arm strength is average at best. His strengths are his short and intermediate accuracy and ability to operate a short passing game.
See, I find his biggest weakness is the intermediate passing game. The Wildcats offense essentially recreates the running game with short passes (we see this a lot), and it opens up a lot of deep throws that Foles excelled in this year. Last year, I only watched him once or twice.

BeerBaron
01-12-2012, 11:12 AM
Nick Foles does not have a playing style remotely similar to Jay Cutler's and certainly not one of the strongest arms in the draft; Foles' arm strength is average at best. His strengths are his short and intermediate accuracy and ability to operate a short passing game.

That's the polite way of saying he threw a LOT of screens. LOT.

And like I said before, when he wasn't throwing a screen, it was a read that was called for him and if that guy wasn't open, check down.

I think he's going to be Blaine Gabbert all over again.

Mitchell
01-12-2012, 11:16 AM
That's the polite way of saying he threw a LOT of screens. LOT.

And like I said before, when he wasn't throwing a screen, it was a read that was called for him and if that guy wasn't open, check down.

I think he's going to be Blaine Gabbert all over again.

Ugh.... I don't think that's fair whatsoever. Do you not remember how godawful Blaine was last year? The biggest scouting blunder at QB I have ever seen in a draft class. He had no arm, he had no movement, he came from a spread where they dropped a total of 10 times all year, he had a good supporting cast that was held back by himself and most importantly he had absolutely no sense of awareness in the pocket. If he felt pressure 99 times out of 100 it was going to be an ugly play for the Tigers.

BeerBaron
01-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Ugh.... I don't think that's fair whatsoever. Do you not remember how godawful Blaine was last year? The biggest scouting blunder at QB I have ever seen in a draft class. He had no arm, he had no movement, he came from a spread where they dropped a total of 10 times all year, he had a good supporting cast that was held back by himself and most importantly he had absolutely no sense of awareness in the pocket. If he felt pressure 99 times out of 100 it was going to be an ugly play for the Tigers.

Gabbert was absolutely terrible. I thought there was some kind of running joke going on as to why he was flying up draft boards. Nope.

The "he's big and throws a lot!" argument got him drafted high in the first round despite the fact that he lacked nearly every other required skill of being an NFL passer. "Spiking the ball in the middle of the pocket with pressure on you then curling up in the fetal position as you get hit all whilst drawing a flag for intentional grounding" is only below "throw directly to the opposition" on things an NFL QB should never, ever do. I was embarrassed as an NFL fan when he did that.

But if Foles launches up boards because "he's big and throws a lot!" it's going to be the same thing. You'll be taking a guy whose college offense was "screens, screens, throw deep if the guy is open or check down if he isn't, screen, screen, slant, screen...." and shove him into a pro offense, likely behind a lousy o-line and very little supporting talent. You'll ask him to read the defense and then go through more than one progression all with 300 pound lineman bearing down on him.

He should not be a high draft pick, at all. That is my point and why I compare him to Gabbert.

Mitchell
01-12-2012, 11:42 AM
Gabbert was absolutely terrible. I thought there was some kind of running joke going on as to why he was flying up draft boards. Nope.

The "he's big and throws a lot!" argument got him drafted high in the first round despite the fact that he lacked nearly every other required skill of being an NFL passer. "Spiking the ball in the middle of the pocket with pressure on you then curling up in the fetal position as you get hit all whilst drawing a flag for intentional grounding" is only below "throw directly to the opposition" on things an NFL QB should never, ever do. I was embarrassed as an NFL fan when he did that.

But if Foles launches up boards because "he's big and throws a lot!" it's going to be the same thing. You'll be taking a guy whose college offense was "screens, screens, throw deep if the guy is open or check down if he isn't, screen, screen, slant, screen...." and shove him into a pro offense, likely behind a lousy o-line and very little supporting talent. You'll ask him to read the defense and then go through more than one progression all with 300 pound lineman bearing down on him.

He should not be a high draft pick, at all. That is my point and why I compare him to Gabbert.
Fair enough!

My only issue is, Gabbert couldn't throw the football. Foles can, and is the reason why I think he'll succeed at the next level.

Scott Wright
01-12-2012, 03:02 PM
Figured I would chime in on the Nick Foles arm strength debate.

Foles definitely has enough arm to make all of the throws, but it isn't a cannon a la Ryan Mallett. That becomes especially obvious when he is under duress. When Foles has a clean pocket and can step into his throws he can wing it pretty good, but he certainly doesn't flick it down the field like a Cutler or Mallett do. On a scale of one to ten, I would probably call it a 7.5 or 8.

MidwayMonster31
01-12-2012, 03:08 PM
The only thing that made Foles hard to evaluate was that he was in such a dink and dunk offense that he never really worked on the deep ball. I think his arm strength is average, probably close to Andy Dalton. The thing I'm worried about with Foles is if he's going to be a checkdown artist, since he was coached that way at Arizona.

Mitchell
01-12-2012, 03:22 PM
Figured I would chime in on the Nick Foles arm strength debate.

Foles definitely has enough arm to make all of the throws, but it isn't a cannon a la Ryan Mallett. That becomes especially obvious when he is under duress. When Foles has a clean pocket and can step into his throws he can wing it pretty good, but he certainly doesn't flick it down the field like a Cutler or Mallett do. On a scale of one to ten, I would probably call it a 7.5 or 8.
Thank you.

The only thing that made Foles hard to evaluate was that he was in such a dink and dunk offense that he never really worked on the deep ball. I think his arm strength is average, probably close to Andy Dalton. The thing I'm worried about with Foles is if he's going to be a checkdown artist, since he was coached that way at Arizona.
He has a better arm than Dalton, but I can see this being an issue. I will give some benefit of the doubt though since Andrew Luck loves the checkdown's as well.

Scott Wright
01-12-2012, 04:23 PM
The latest additions to the roster are Nebraska CB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska OLB Lavonte David, Boise St. DE Shea Shea McClellin, Michigan St. S Trenton Robinson and Utah OT Tony Bergstrom and Arizona St. C Garth Gerhart. We're now up to 78 confirmed named and counting!

ChiFan24
01-12-2012, 05:11 PM
No B.J. :(

Scott Wright
01-12-2012, 08:04 PM
Found confirmation that Midwestern St. OG Amini Silatolu has been invited.

Glad to see one of the top small school kids invited.

Still waiting on Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson...

AlexDunlap
01-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Martin McNutt WR Iowa will be playing for the North Team in the Senior Bowl.

Scott Wright
01-13-2012, 03:02 PM
3 L.S.U. Players Added: Deangelo Peterson, Brandon Taylor & Will Blackwell

AlexDunlap
01-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Just texted w/ football communications AD at UNC. He was told a few weeks ago that Dwight Jones would be playing in the Senior Bowl.
Hasn't had any update since then. Looks like he's coming. My God this Senior Bowl is stacked at WR. Can't wait to see em in action.

AlexDunlap
01-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Scott and Shane, I am unaware of your rules regarding links, because I am new on your forum. If it is not allowed, my apologies.

Instead of writing it all out, here is where we are with Chris Polk and Dwight Jones.

The Senior Bowl section is right after the first section about Hue Jackson.
peace-alex

http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/sports/2012-01-13/the-nfl-beat-you-re-fired/

Shane P. Hallam
01-15-2012, 05:36 PM
Quinton Coples has accepted an invite.

Same with Zach Brown, Tydreke Powell, and Dwight Jones.

Donnie Fletcher has too.

www.seniorbowl.com

Shane P. Hallam
01-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Cam Johnson as well.

www.seniorbowl.com

Scott Wright
01-15-2012, 06:01 PM
Some impressive names added today, now hopefully they will all show up in Mobile.

I am talking to you Quinton Coples!

rawdawg
01-15-2012, 08:25 PM
Is it me or is this a pretty good senior class? Senior bowl should be pretty good.

Mitchell
01-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Is it me or is this a pretty good senior class? Senior bowl should be pretty good.

Very good, the wide receiver position is going to be one of the best in recent memory.

ElectricEye
01-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Those are some big gets. I'm real interested to see how Dwight Jones does.

I know a lot of people like Cam Johnson as well, even though I've just never see it. Curious to see if there really is anything there.

will99890
01-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Can't wait to see the qbs. Real good grouP for both teams

SchizophrenicBatman
01-16-2012, 02:35 PM
TJ Graham will be joining Audie Cole (who was already confirmed iirc) at the Senior Bowl for NC State

If Graham doesn't drop a ton of passes in Mobile and runs a good time at the combine he could climb up into the mid rounds. Bad performance and a mid 4.4+ and he's looking at day 3

rawdawg
01-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Those are some big gets. I'm real interested to see how Dwight Jones does.

I know a lot of people like Cam Johnson as well, even though I've just never see it. Curious to see if there really is anything there.

Johnson definitely looks the part, that's what's intriguing about him. Good size at 6'3"-6'4", 270 lbs. Good athlete with some freakishly long arms. I think he may be more of a guy that shines in 1-on-1 drills than the game.

Scott Wright
01-16-2012, 04:35 PM
The Senior Bowl is announcing Big 12 invites today. Follow on Twitter (@SeniorBowl).

So far Levy Adcock and Markelle Martin of Oklahoma St. are the new names.

Scott Wright
01-16-2012, 05:21 PM
Oklahoma CB Jamell Fleming added as well.

Also, found an article confirming that Cal Poly CB Asa Jackson will be in Mobile.

49erNation85
01-17-2012, 01:07 AM
Not sure if any one has read or heard but Michael Floyd has pulled out of the senior bowl...Via Face book Senior bowl coverage page. Now why would he do that ? Such a big thing NOT to go to this and raise your stock unless you already know your going in the top ten maybe.

Dangermouse
01-17-2012, 04:26 AM
Not sure if any one has read or heard but Michael Floyd has pulled out of the senior bowl...Via Face book Senior bowl coverage page. Now why would he do that ? Such a big thing NOT to go to this and raise your stock unless you already know your going in the top ten maybe.

Apparently he got hurt in the bowl and wants to rest for the combine.

SolidGold
01-17-2012, 06:59 AM
6 Centers...that seems pretty high for that position (I realize they play these guys everywhere). It will be interesting to see how all these centers are used and how they do at the other o-line positions.

Shane P. Hallam
01-17-2012, 01:09 PM
Arizona State C Garth Gerhart is replacing David Molk, so you can remove Molk.

www.twitter.com/TonyPauline

Scott Wright
01-17-2012, 04:13 PM
Michael Floyd better have a REAL good reason for not playing in the Senior Bowl because he certainly has plenty to prove and gain from the experience. At this point Floyd is a late first rounder and it wouldn't be a shock if he fell out of the first round all together. However, a big week in Mobile could push him clearly ahead of Alshon Jeffery and back into contention with Kendall Wright to be the second wideout off the board after Justin Blackmon. Apparently that opportunity will go wasted though. As you can tell, these situations frustrate me.

In my opinion, every single senior has something to gain from being at the Senior Bowl. I could see if Mark Barron passed since he is head and shoulders on top of the safety rankings, but even Barron could move up even further in Round 1 with a big week.

rawdawg
01-17-2012, 05:14 PM
Michael Floyd better have a REAL good reason for not playing in the Senior Bowl because he certainly has plenty to prove and gain from the experience. At this point Floyd is a late first rounder and it wouldn't be a shock if he fell out of the first round all together. However, a big week in Mobile could push him clearly ahead of Alshon Jeffery and back into contention with Kendall Wright to be the second wideout off the board after Justin Blackmon. Apparently that opportunity will go wasted though. As you can tell, these situations frustrate me.

In my opinion, every single senior has something to gain from being at the Senior Bowl. I could see if Mark Barron passed since he is head and shoulders on top of the safety rankings, but even Barron could move up even further in Round 1 with a big week.

Agree. Especially for a guy with character concerns and a past injury history. If he doesn't have a good reason, it's another red flag. If it's because of an injury, that frankly looked pretty harmless live, it's a red flag. This is the ultimate job interview. The best on-the-job training available. And if it's perceived that he blew it off....he's in trouble.

Finsfan79
01-17-2012, 05:35 PM
any thoughts on Chandler Harnish? I think he could be a nice project Quarterback in the 3rd-4th round.

ATLDirtyBirds
01-17-2012, 05:51 PM
any thoughts on Chandler Harnish? I think he could be a nice project Quarterback in the 3rd-4th round.


If I'm taking a project around that time, I want BJ Coleman.

keylime_5
01-17-2012, 06:31 PM
any thoughts on Chandler Harnish? I think he could be a nice project Quarterback in the 3rd-4th round.

yes! I really love his potential, esp. in a WCO type system. Would be a perfect pick for a team like Seattle or Green Bay to take and develop. Seattle could use him as a potential future replacement for Jackson; Green Bay could use him as a replacement for Matt Flynn and developmental/future trade piece. Kinda a boom or bust type coming out of the MAC, but he certainly has looked outstanding this year and will be a hot name for teams in rounds 3-6 i think.

asu2100
01-18-2012, 11:43 AM
ASU WR Gerrell Robinson has accepted an invite

http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011812aaa.html

Shane P. Hallam
01-18-2012, 11:44 AM
any thoughts on Chandler Harnish? I think he could be a nice project Quarterback in the 3rd-4th round.

3rd-4th would be a bit high for him or Coleman. Late rounder with some upside.

Dangermouse
01-18-2012, 02:29 PM
3rd-4th would be a bit high for him or Coleman. Late rounder with some upside.

This. Third round is for guys like Moore, Lindley, maybe Kirk Cousins

Scott Wright
01-18-2012, 06:13 PM
Some new Pac 12 invites today that we didn't previously have confirmed:

Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Mychal Kendricks, ILB, Cal

Mitchell Schwartz, OT, Cal

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Gerell Robinson, WR, Arizona St.

ElectricEye
01-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Kendricks is one of my favorites. I've really come away impressed with him every time I watched Cal. Really like his skillset. Compact guy who can deliver a punch and can rush the passer some too.

ugner
01-19-2012, 03:24 AM
Some new Pac 12 invites today that we didn't previously have confirmed:

Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Mychal Kendricks, ILB, Cal

Mitchell Schwartz, OT, Cal

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Gerell Robinson, WR, Arizona St.

is Fleener elegible?

Scott Wright
01-19-2012, 05:16 PM
A couple of potential Top 100 picks were added today in Kendall Reyes & Harrison Smith.

Scott Wright
01-19-2012, 06:14 PM
Louisiana-Lafayette CB Dwight Bentley got an invite!

Really psyched about this one. I've been calling Bentley one of the most underrated prospects in this class all year long. Glad to see the kid get a shot to showcase his talent and shine.

Lil Quip
01-20-2012, 03:58 AM
A couple of potential Top 100 picks were added today in Kendall Reyes & Harrison Smith.

Nice. I think both can have so so weeks and still solidify their draft status.

Even if they bomb, the ability to be coached can have a positive effect on both, as Reyes can be a 3-4 DE in any system and Smith is the midst of an underwhelming safety class.

Shane P. Hallam
01-20-2012, 03:45 PM
UMass TE Emil Igwenagu will be attending. Guess I need to do my homework there, haha.

Black Bolt
01-23-2012, 12:13 PM
that Kelechi Osemele has the largest wingspan at over 85"!! Love this guy.