Thursday, January 3, 2013
Big 12 sending six (so far) to Senior Bowl
By David Ubben
The Senior Bowl, hosted each year in Mobile, Ala., is the biggest postseason showcase for upperclassmen to be noticed by NFL scouts in advance of the pre-draft combine.
Six players from the Big 12 have been invited and accepted so far, with later additions still possible. The bowl made some headlines earlier this offseason when a report surfaced that Kansas State's Collin Klein wouldn't be invited, but here's who's going to Mobile from the Big 12.
- Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
- Quinn Sharp, K, Oklahoma State
- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
- Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
- Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
- Lane Johnson, OL, Oklahoma
That's a pretty solid group. As the name suggests, only seniors are eligible. Okafor is coming off a strong bowl showing, and Harper, Brown and Jones all have big games still ahead to get some buzz going before building their draft stock.