10 Best Represented Schools at the 2013 Senior Bowl
The Senior Bowl brings together the best pool of talent that college football has to offer and dumps it into the Mobile, Ala., All-Star game.
The game has a number of players from various schools, but 10 have multiple stars in the game representing their teams well.
The game will kick off on January 26 with NFL scouts and fans tuning in on the NFL Network and traveling to Ladd Peebles Stadium to take in the action. Here is a look at the 10 top represented schools in Mobile this week.
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The Longhorns were a talented team in 2012 that couldn’t put all the pieces together to find the big wins. Heading into the 2013 season, the Longhorns are looking to replace a number of players, but two very big keys are now gone.
The Senior Bowl will showcase two of the Longhorns' players. Receiver Marquise Lee and defensive end Alex Okafor will be in the game. The Longhorns are represented well by the two and should see them make some plays.
This Texas team hates to see talent go, but these players earned their shot now it's time to try and shine in the NFL.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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The Scarlet Knights were able to land multiple players in the Senior Bowl this season. Two of their star linebackers are now playing their final game in a Rutgers helmet.
Khaseem Green and Steve Beauharnais are the two seniors that will showcase their talents in Mobile and earn the Scarlet Knights a lot of respect along the way.
The duo has been good, and they have the chance to hop on the field together one last time. This will be a great game to watch if you keep your eyes on the linebackers. These two are dangerous and will make Rutgers shine after Saturday.
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The Oklahoma Sooners have a mix of players scattered throughout the Senior Bowl. Quarterback is leading the conversations heading into the new year with the departure of Landry Jones, the four-year starter for the Sooners.
Oklahoma also loses offensive lineman Lane Johnson, and will do its best to find replacements for two very crucial pieces of the offense next year. While Johnson and Jones have one last shot to shine, they picked a great game to do it in.
The Sooners are one of the most well-represented teams in the Senior Bowl with the two stars roaming the South sideline.
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Two Razorbacks have made it to Mobile, Ala., looking to take their shot at the national stage one final time.
Tyler Wilson will step in as quarterback, and Cobi Hamilton will be in the receiver corps.
The Razorbacks need something good to hold on to to finish the year. If their players perform well on Saturday, it will be something worth celebrating.
Wilson and Hamilton give Arkansas two of the best players on any roster in the game this weekend.
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The Georgia Bulldogs have six players in the Senior Bowl. It is the most of any single team.
The Bulldogs are represented well with John Jenkins, Cornelius Washington, Sanders Comings, Bacarri Rambo, Shawn Williams and Tavarres King.
This was a special senior season for the Bulldogs, and unfortunately they couldn’t finish with the big win. The team will still shine this weekend as six former players take the field in the nation's elite All-Star game for college football.
Florida State Seminoles
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Florida State is another team that has a heavy amount of former players in the Senior Bowl. The Seminoles placed four guys in the game.
E.J. Manuel, Dustin Hokins, Everett Dawkins and Vince Williams are the four players that are participating in the game for Florida State.
This is a great weekend for Florida State football as it lost four players, but it looks like it's on top of its game by putting so many seniors in this type of role. The Seminoles should be very happy with their representation in this game.
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Stepfan Taylor and Chase Thomas are the two seniors that will represent Stanford in the coming Senior Bowl.
Both players had huge careers for the Cardinal, and are looking to increase their draft stock on Saturday. Taylor is a big, physical runner and Thomas is a baller from middle linebacker.
This is one of the best tandems in the Senior Bowl from one team this year. This is a dangerous duo that should make Cardinal fans proud.
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Clemson has a load of talent in the Senior Bowl this year, landing three of its seniors in the game.
Andre Ellington, Dalton Freeman and Malliciah Goodman are all on the South squad roster heading into Saturday. Three stars present in the game gives Clemson something to be proud of as the game is getting ready to unfold.
The Tigers are trying to become a nationally elite program, and this may prove that it is happening. Having star players drafted and in All-Star games screams that there is something going right.
Texas A&M Aggies
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Not only did the Aggies have an amazing season inside the SEC, they also placed two players in the Senior Bowl. Ryan Swope and Sean Porter are the two Aggies that will take the field on Saturday.
Swope showed a lot during this past year with the Aggies, and Sean Porter helped the Texas A&M defense become one of the best in the country by season's end against the run.
There is a lot of receiver talent in the game, but Swope has a shot at separating himself. Look for the Aggies to have a strong day on Saturday.
Alabama Crimson Tide
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The Crimson Tide have the benefit of not only being and in-state team for the Senior Bowl, but they also are the defending national champions. The Tide has five players on the South squad.
The Alabama players are Michael Williams, D.J. Fluker, Carson Tinker, Nico Johnson and Robert Lester.
There is a wealth of talent that will be wearing crimson lids with white numbers on Saturday. The Tide’s staff has really pushed recruiting to a new level, and it shows by the talent that is beginning to cycle out of their four years in Tuscaloosa.
This is a great representation of the Tide in the Senior Bowl.