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January 23, 2016

Eagles draft more players competing at Senior Bowl than any other team

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Lane Johnson used to paint his face, apparently.

The Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., is an annual football event that has grown in popularity over the last few years, as fan interest in the NFL Draft has become nearly as popular as the actual NFL season itself. It is an all-star game featuring college football's best senior draft prospects, occurring this year on Saturday, Jan. 30th. But the real appeal of the Senior Bowl to NFL personnel people and NFL media is the week of practices leading up to the game, with the first practice kicking off on Tuesday.

Senior Bowl week should be of particular interest to Eagles fans, as the Eagles have drafted more players competing at the Senior Bowl since 2010 than any other team in the NFL:

 TeamSenior Bowl draftees Team Senior Bowl draftees 
 Eagles24 Chargers 14 
 Patriots23 Raiders14 
 Ravens22 Titans 14 
 Browns22  Texans 13 
 Jets20  Panthers13 
 Dolphins19  Packers13 
 Bengals19  Lions13 
 Redskins19  Buccaneers12 
 Broncos18  Saints12 
 Cardinals17  Seahawks11 
 49ers17  Giants11 
 Bills16  Jaguars11 
 Steelers16  Bears11 
 Vikings15  Falcons10 
 Rams15  Colts
 Chiefs14  Cowboys

Here are the 24 former Senior Bowl attendees who were drafted by the Eagles:

Year Player Position Round Overall 
 2010Brandon Graham DE 13 
 2010Nate Allen 37 
 2010Trevard Lindley CB 105 
 2010Riley Cooper WR 159 
 2010Jamar Chaney LB 220 
 2010Jeff Owens DT 243 
 2010Kurt Coleman 244 
 2011Danny Watkins OG 23 
 2011Jaiqauwn Jarrett 54 
 2011Curtis Marsh CB 90 
 2011Casey Matthews LB 116 
 2011Alex Henery 120 
 2012Vinny Curry DE 59 
 2012Nick Foles QB 88 
 2012Brandon Boykin CB 123 
 2012Marvin McNutt WR 194 
 2013Lane Johnson OT 
 2013Jordan Poyer CB 218 
 2014Marcus Smith LB 26 
 2014Jordan Matthews WR 42 
 2014Josh Huff WR 86 
 2014Jaylen Watkins CB 101 
 2015Eric Rowe CB 47 
 2015Jordan Hicks LB 84 

The above list includes some good, some bad, and some really bad. The Senior Bowl rosters can be found here. If history is any indication, a few of those players will be Eagles when the NFL Draft wraps on April 30th. On Monday, we'll preview players competing at the Senior Bowl who could be of particular interest to the Eagles.

PhillyVoice will be in Mobile, Ala., to cover the Senior Bowl all week. 

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