Monday, January 9, 2012
Four Aggies sign up for the Senior Bowl
By David Ubben
Four Texas A&M players will suit up for the Senior Bowl on Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala.
Cornerback Coryell Judie was also invited and accepted, but he won't be able to participate after breaking his wrist in Texas A&M's 33-22 win over Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
They'll join three Baylor players in Mobile for the week.
The game is big, but really, the Senior Bowl week is most about the practices, while scouts flood to Alabama to see NFL draft talent go head-to-head in rep after rep for the week of practice. Those, like the game, are televised on the NFL Network.
Draft stocks can rise and fall during the week just as much as they can during the combine.
Their NFL futures offer even more reason to be disappointed with the 2011 season. The talent was obvious, especially in these four, who are just about as good as anyone at their position in the Big 12. The Aggies' 6-6 finish after warranted preseason hype cost Mike Sherman his job.
Tannehill, Gray, Fuller and Bullock will get a chance to show what they can do at the Senior Bowl, and I'd expect them all to have solid careers at the next level. Judie, too.
But there's no forgetting what could have been -- and wasn't -- in 2011.