Yesterday I explained how an influx in underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft has added significance to the annual Senior Bowl. Today I thought I’d pass along a few interesting facts provided by the Senior Bowl that further illustrate the influence of this week and this game on the draft process.
– A total of 12 first-round draft choices played in the 2011 game and 83 players off of last year’s roster were drafted.
— The 2011 Senior Bowl featured two Top 10 picks (Von Miller and Jake Locker).
— The Senior Bowl has had a Top 10 pick for 15 straight years and double-digit 1st-rounders for 7 consecutive years.
— The 2012 Senior Bowl rosters include 20 All-American selections and countless All-Conference picks.
— The South won the 2011 contest 24-10 behind Florida State QB Christian Ponder, who was named the game’s MVP after throwing for 132 yards and 2 TDs.
— More than 250 media members have been approved for credentials to cover the week’s events and the Senior Bowl game.
— The South leads the all-time series in this matchup 30-26-3.
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