With the Reese’s Senior Bowl less than two months away, the list of accepted invites continues to grow. The initial list of 81 invites from a total of 45 schools was sent out on November 5th. More than 50 players have already pledged to play.
Recent Additions to the Senior Bowl
Alabama defensive back Jared Mayden is among the most recent accepted invites. The cornerback registered 48 tackles and four interceptions during his senior year.
Baylor wideout Denzel Mims joined the Senior Bowl roster yesterday. The preseason Biletnikoff award watch list member has 177 receptions, 2,393 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career.
University of Cincinnati tight end Josiah Deguara also accepted his invite recently. The leading receiver for UC has 30 receptions, 424 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Oregon offensive lineman Shane Lemiuex will represent the Ducks at the Senior Bowl. He’s one of the top interior linemen in the country and has started 38 consecutive games at left guard.
Penn State defensive lineman Robert Windsor accepted his invite on November 19th. The defensive tackle is on the Outland Trophy watch list and has 114 total tackles and 13 sacks in his career.
Utah linebacker Bradlee Anae joined five other Utes for the 2020 Senior Bowl. Anae led the Utes in sacks as a sophomore and junior. He’s registered 27 sacks in his career and is considered one of the top edge rushers in this year’s draft.
Small School Representatives
Appalachian State linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither accepted recently. The Bednarik and Butkus Award watch list player has racked up 236 total tackles, 16 passes defended and 6.5 sacks in his career.
Tulsa defensive back Reggie Robinson II joined the Senior Bowl roster as well. The cornerback has been productive this season with 35 tackles and four interceptions.
Tennessee State wideout Chris Rowland is expected to accept his invitation soon. Rowland is an FCS Walter Payton Award finalist and leads the FCS in receiving yards per game.
Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson also accepted his invite. He’s been Wyoming’s leading tackler the last two seasons and has 316 career tackles.
The Senior Bowl isn’t done adding talent
Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy took to Twitter recently to reassure everyone that not all of the invites have been sent.
The @seniorbowl hasn’t invited any specialists yet!!! Phone is blowing up with calls from agents that represent kickers/punters/snappers and all we can tell you is that we have formal calls with over half the NFL next week and the 32 teams will greatly determine who we invite. pic.twitter.com/m2e4SXM4yI— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) November 22, 2019
Arkansas State’s Omar Bayless might be the biggest Senior Bowl snub so far. The Red Wolves wideout leads the NCAA in receiving yards (1,375) and touchdowns (15). He’s No. 8 in receptions (80). While Bayless isn’t among the Top-5 receivers in this class, his production certainly merits an invite.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 25th in Mobile, Alabama. These players will hope to improve their draft stock. They might even make an appearance on an upcoming Mock Draft or the NFLDraftLounge.com’s Big Board.