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January 22, 2017

Eagles, Ravens draft more players competing at Senior Bowl than any other teams

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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 (with a few select juniors), occurring this year on Saturday, Jan. 28th. 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 and Ravens (and the Browns) have drafted more players competing at the Senior Bowl since 2010 than any other team in the NFL. Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas was of course previously employed by the Ravens for 16 years:

Team Senior Bowl draftees Team Senior Bowl draftees
Ravens 27 Titans 17
Eagles 26 Packers 17
Browns 26 Lions 17
Patriots 25 Rams 16
Jets 22 Raiders 16
49ers 21 Panthers 15
Dolphins 20 Bears 15
Bengals 20 Chargers 14
Redskins 20 Buccaneers 14
Cardinals 20 Giants 14
Broncos 19 Seahawks 13
Steelers 19 Jaguars 13
Bills 18 Saints 12
Texans 18 Colts 12
Vikings 17 Falcons 11
Chiefs 17 Cowboys 9

Here are the 26 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 
 2016Carson Wentz QB 
 2016Jalen Mills CB 233 

The above list includes some good, some bad, and some really bad. If history is any indication, a few of those players will be Eagles when the NFL Draft wraps on April 29th. 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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