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Jaylen Harrell accepts invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl

The senior led Michigan in sacks this season.

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Erik Bean Erik is a lifelong Wolverines fan born and raised in West Michigan. He covers a variety of topics related to Michigan football including game analysis and recruiting.

Michigan outside linebacker/edge rusher Jaylen Harrell seems NFL-bound, as he accepted an invitation to the Reece’s Senior Bowl on Thursday.

Harrell is the latest Wolverine to accept an invite to the Senior Bowl, as seven other Michigan players accepted their invites a couple days ago.

One of the Michigan Wolverines who made a big impact this season, Harrell compiled 31 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. Where Harrell really improved was his sack stats where he was utilized more as an edge rusher — he finished with 7.5 sacks, regularly putting pressure on the quarterback. He also forced two fumbles and had one pass deflection.

Accepting the invitation does not necessarily translate to Harrell declaring for the draft. While he very well could declare after a couple solid seasons in Ann Arbor, Harrell will still have the ability to come back to Michigan and back off his pledge for the Senior Bowl. We will know the intentions of Harrell and the rest of the Wolverines soon enough, as the deadline to declare for the draft is next Monday, Jan. 15.

The Reece’s Senior Bowl will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3 on the NFL Network.