ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter says Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, who led the Wildcats to a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, is unlikely to receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where NFL scouts congregate each year to evaluate the highest-rated seniors prior to the NFL draft. Do you agree that Klein doesn't have sufficient potential to deserve an invite? Would his absence at the Senior Bowl hurt his draft stock?
Sitting by the phone?
The Senior Bowl may sound like a fun reward for players, but in actuality it is big business for NFL scouting departments looking for pieces to fit a complex puzzle.
They invited him?
While debating the credentials of Klein many ESPN.com commenters brought up Florida State's EJ Manuel, who has received an invite, as a player less deserving than Klein.
Does it matter?
Many projected top picks will skip the Senior Bowl to avoid potentially hurting their draft stock. But for a projected low pick, the Senior Bowl can be a platform on which to shine.
Klein passed for 4,008 yards and 28 touchdowns in his past two seasons and nearly led the Wildcats to the BCS title game this season before they were blown out by Baylor.