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Top Prospects Missing, Depth Abundant

Quinton Coples (Kevin Carden/

Because the Senior Bowl doesn't invite underclassmen and some of the top prospects decline invitations, the college all-star week is more about scouting the second round and lower prospects than finding blue-chip talent. But other recent top-10 picks have helped their stock by attending the Senior Bowl.

With two weeks off between the NFL's conference championship games and the Super Bowl, the hype of the week – especially for teams desperate to rebuild through April's draft – surrounds the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The reality, however, likely won't transcend the hype or even come close to equaling it because of a lack of top prospects participating. This year, an NFL-record 65 underclassmen... Recommended Stories