The top draft-eligible college football players are coming to Mobile to prepare for the annual Reese's Senior Bowl.
This year's all-star game has more "star-power" than ever because of new eligibility rules, according to Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy. The NFL announced in November that in addition to seniors and underclassmen who graduated early, juniors who declared for the NFL Draft would be eligible for the Senior Bowl.
The game, which kicks off at noon on February 3 at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, will have 18 total players with Alabama connections. Ten played high school football in the same state they will get to showcase their skills for the upcoming NFL Draft.
The University of Alabama has six former stars in the game:
Will Reichard, kicker, Hoover High School
Justin Eboigbe, defensive line
Chris Braswell, linebacker
Javon Baker, wide receiver (transferred to UCF)
Javion Cohen, offensive line, Central High School (transferred to the University of Miami)
Khyree Jackson, defensive back (transferred to Oregon
Auburn University has five former players in the game:
Jaylin Simpson, defensive back
Nehemiah Pritchett, defensive back, Jackson High School
DJ James, defensive back, Spanish Fort High School (transferred from Oregon)
Marcus Harris, defensive line, Park Crossing High School (transferred from Kansas)
Bo Nix, quarterback, Pinson Valley High School(transferred to Oregon)
Troy University has two former players in the game:
Kimani Vidal, running back
Javon Solomon, defensive line
South Alabama has one former player in the game:
Carter Bradley, quarterback (transferred from Toledo)
The state of Alabama has four former prep stars in the game:
Cedric Johnson, defensive line, Davidson High School (Ole Miss)
Kris Abrams-Draine, defensive back, Spanish Fort High School (Missouri)
William Mote, long snapper, Spain Park High School (Georgia)
Nathaniel Watson, linebacker, Maplesville High School (Mississippi State)
Nix, Baker, Vidal, Solomon and Jackson will all play on the National Team, while Reichard, Eboigbe, Braswell, Cohen, Simpson, Pritchett, James, Harris, Johnson, Abrams-Draine, Mote and Watson will all play on the American Team.
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