The Senior Bowl is adding more Maize and Blue after a trio of Michigan Wolverines accepted invitations to the event.
Cornerback Jourdan Lewis, defensive tackle Chris Wormley and linebacker Ben Gedeon all will be heading to Mobile, Alabama to try and raise their NFL Draft stock.
Congrats to @UMichFootball CB @jourdanJD (Jourdan Lewis) for accepting his invitation to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl! (and nice pick!) pic.twitter.com/wn99pU3DKq— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 10, 2017
Congrats to @UMichFootball LB @bgedeon42 (Ben Gedeon) for accepting his invitation to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl! pic.twitter.com/xX7vbN1U50— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 10, 2017
Congrats to @UMichFootball DL @Chris_Wormley43 for accepting his invitation to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl! pic.twitter.com/QhT9T4IKfN— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 10, 2017
Lewis should be an early-round draft pick, Wormley is expected to go in the middle rounds and Gedeon will hope to sneak into the seventh round or make a pro team as an undrafted free agent. Lewis was an All-American in 2016, while Wormley and Gedeon were named All-Big Ten.
The three will be joined by Wolverines teammates Amara Darboh (wide receiver) and Ryan Glasgow (defensive tackle). Defensive end Taco Charlton also was invited but turned it down, which isn’t an uncommon decision among top prospects.
The Senior Bowl features 110 senior and graduated fourth-year junior draft prospects who play in front of NFL coaches, scouts and personnel executives in the week-long event.
The game will be televised by NFL Network Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. And you might as well watch because there is a long way to go until college football starts back up.