The NFL Scouting Combine is just around the corner, but before the official invite list is posted, 104 seniors—and for the first time, a pair of four-year juniors—will have one last opportunity to impress pro scouts. The 2013 Senior Bowl is an opportunity for a few players to secure their draft positions, but others will be using their last on-field display to earn that coveted combine invite.
Players like Oregon's Kenjon Barner and Florida State's E.J. Manuel don't need help finding their way to the combine. But what about the lesser known talents around the nation? Don't forget about the talented seniors from the lower divisions (seven FCS and two Division II players will participate).
Which of these unlikely stars can earn a trip to the combine with standout performances in the 2013 Senior Bowl?
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