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Alabama with six players invited to 2016 Senior Bowl

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Six Alabama players will look to be at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium (Mobile, Ala.) on Jan. 30, 2016 for the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl. Phil Savage, executive director of the senior bowl, released all updates Tuesday afternoon. He said Alabama players “received their invitations on Tuesday and anticipates them playing.”

The Senior Bowl is the first rite of passage for collegiate athletes as they start a journey to the National Football League. A trip to the NFL combine and a workout on a team’s respected Pro Day would follow, but the Senior Bowl begins a search for talent in the minds of NFL scouts. Listed below are the six Crimson Tide players who received invites, two of them were recognized for SEC awards.

Alabama players invited to 2016 Senior Bowl

QB Jacob Coker

RB Kenyan Drake

OL Ryan Kelly, SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year

CB Cyrus Jones

LB Reggie Ragland, SEC Defensive Player of the Year

DL Jarran Reed

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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