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UPDATED: Check Out Who's Going To The Senior Bowl


With Senior Bowl week inching closer, will provide a look at the prospects heading down to Mobile, Ala., before the playing in the game on Jan. 30.

While the immediate focus is on the rest of the regular season and hopefully a potential playoff run for the Washington Redskins, the team's scouting staff has, for months, been hard at work preparing for a busy offseason.

And one of the marquee prospect events, the 2016 Senior Bowl, is right around the corner, as college seniors from across the country will be participating in the event on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Mobile, Ala.

The week-long endeavor gives seniors the opportunity to showcase their talents against seasoned completion before possibility being selected in the NFL Draft.

Last year, Redskins second-round pick Preston Smith, fourth round picks Jamison Crowder and Arie Kouandjio and fifth round-pick Matrell Spaight all participated in Senior Bowl activities.

Current practice squad linebacker Lynden Trail also was a participant.

While it isn't necessarily a guarantee that Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan will always lean towards seniors in the draft, he says he prefers players who stayed in school.

"It's very important," McCloughan said after his first draft with the team. "I learned this when I was young – I was with Mike Holmgren and he says, 'Go back and do me a study. Look at the quarterbacks that made a commitment to a university and graduated and their success in the league, and do the underclassmen who did not fulfill their commitment to the university.' And at first I kind of thought, 'Well, what's it really matter?' And he told me, he says, 'I want guys – they tell you something, they finish it.' And that's very important. I'm not saying there hasn't been underclassmen who didn't get their degree who aren't really food football players, and there always will be, but I think when it comes down to getting close to it, I'll take the guy that committed to something and finished it."

Although more seniors will commit as the weeks go on, here are the players who have accepted invites as of Dec. 22 based on position.


--Jacob Brissett, North Carolina State

--Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech

--Kevin Hogan, Stanford

--Cody Kessler, USC

--Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

--Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

Running Backs

--Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

--Kenyan Drake, Alabama

--Tyler Ervin, San Jose State

Check out these photos of Mississippi State linebacker Preston Smith, the Redskins' 38th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

--Jonathan Williams, Arkansas


--Chris Swain, Navy

--Soma Vainuku, USC

--Dan Vitale, Northwestern

Wide Receivers

--Leonte Carroo, Rutgers

--Josh Doctson, TCU

--Jay Lee, Baylor

--Kolby Listenbee, TCU

--Braxton Miller, Ohio State

--Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

--Chris Moore, Cincinnati

--Jordan Payton, UCLA

--Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma

Tight Ends

--Jerell Adams, South Carolina

--Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky

--Henry Krieger Coble, Iowa

--Jake McGee, Florida

--Nick Vannett, Ohio State

--Bryce Williams, East Carolina

Offensive Tackle

--Vadal Alexander, LSU

--Willie Beavers, Western Michigan

--Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech

--Joe Dahl, Washington State

--Taylor Decker, Ohio State

--Spencer Drango, Baylor

--Kyle Murphy, Stanford

--Jason Spriggs, Indiana

--John Theus, Georgia

--Cole Toner, Harvard


--Josh Garnett, Stanford

--Connor McGovern, Missouri

--Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas

--Christian Westerman, Arizona State

--Cody Whitehair, Kansas State


--Jack Allen, Michigan State

--Evan Boehm, Missouri

--Nick Martin, Notre Dame

Defensive End

--Sheldon Day, Notre Dame

--Jason Fanaika, Utah

--Carlos Nassib, Penn State

--Dadi Nicolas, Virginia Tech

--Shawn Oakman, Baylor

--Sheldon Rankins, Louisville

--Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky

--Charles Tapper, Oklahoma

--Jihad Ward, Illinois

Defensive Tackle

--Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech

--Matt Ioannidis, Temple

--Adolphus Washington, Ohio State


Check out these photos of Arkansas linebacker Martrell Spaight, the 141st-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Outside Linebackers**

--Kyler Fackrell, Utah State

--Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

--Deion Jones, LSU

--Josh Perry, Ohio State

--Joe Schobert, Wisconsin

--Eric Striker, Oklahoma

Inside Linebackers

--Kentrell Brothers, Missouri

--Josh Forrest, Kentucky

--Nick Kwiatkowski, West Virginia

--Blake Martinez, Stanford

--Tyler Matakevich, Temple

--Antonio Morrison, Florida

--Jared Norris, Utah


--James Bradberry, Samford

--Maurice Canady, Virginia

--Sean Davis, Maryland

--Deiondre' Hall, Northern Iowa

--DeAndre Houston-Carson, William & Mary

--William Jackson III, Houston

--Jonathan Jones, Auburn

--Harlan Miller, SE Louisiana

--Eric Murray, Minnesota

--Kevin Peterson, Oklahoma State

--Tavon Young, Temple


--Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee State

--Jeremy Cash, Duke

--Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah

--Jordan Lucas, Penn State

--Jalen Mills, LSU

--Darian Thompson, Boise State


--Riley Dixon, Syracuse

--Alex Kinal, Wake Forest


--Ka'imi Fairbairn, UCLA

Stay tuned to for all the latest on the 2016 NFL Draft, including mock drafts, prospect visits, NFL Scouting Combine updates and much, much more.




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