2011 NFL Draft: Senior Bowl Week Risers and the Latest Draft Buzz

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2011 NFL Draft: Senior Bowl Week Risers and the Latest Draft Buzz
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It may be the week before the Super Bowl, but it's never too early to start thinking about the NFL Draft. The big boards are starting the fill up, the first Mock Drafts are coming off the presses and some of the higher-profile seniors in college football have converged in Mobile, AL for the Senior Bowl.

The game is Saturday, but already during the practices this week, some players' draft stocks are going through the roof, while others continue to struggle in front of scouts. Players who haven't been named as hot prospects are also getting a lot of ink here as they get exposure from scouts and media. 

Obviously practice is one thing and the actual game is another, but so far there have been a couple of players who have either hurt or helped their draft stock this week and we haven't gotten to the game yet.

This will be the place to get the latest NFL Draft news, whether it's statuses on some of the higher-profile prospects or players you should be watching for leading up to the game. We'll also give updates on who might need a strong performance (see Locker, Jake) this week to help themselves, or to move back into the first round.

All that and more is coming up, so keep reading. Besides, when it comes to football this weekend, it's either this or the Pro Bowl.

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