When it comes to postseason all-star games, the 'big three' are in January — the Senior Bowl, the Shrine Game and the NFLPA Game. And as of Dec. 13, the FCS has seen 32 players accept invitations to play in them, with more to come. This experience can go a long way in helping an FCS player improve his NFL Draft stock. The practices are even more important than the game.
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Below, we've listed the 32 FCS players who have accepted the invites, along with where they're projected to be taken in the NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com, the service we use to gauge FCS prospects.
Here's the schedule for January:
93rd Annual Shrine Game
Saturday, Jan. 20 – 3:30 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg (Fla.)[divider]
7th Annual NFLPA Game
Saturday, Jan. 20 – 4 p.m. ET
Rose Bowl, Pasadena (Calif.)[divider]
69th Annual Senior Bowl
Saturday, Jan. 27 – 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile (Ala.)[divider]
As mentioned before, the "PROJ. ROUND" is based where NFLDraftScout.com has placed them as of Dec. 13, 2017.
69th ANNUAL SENIOR BOWL
Below are FCS players who have accepted invited to the Senior Bowl in January.
|Nick DeLuca||North Dakota State||ILB||FA|
|Dallas Goedert||South Dakota State||TE||2nd to 3rd|
|Taron Johnson||Weber State||CB||3rd to 4th|
|Kyle Lauletta||Richmond||QB||7th to FA|
|Darius Leonard||South Carolina State||OLB||7th to FA|
|Siran Neal||Jacksonville State||SS||7th to FA|
|Brandon Parker||North Carolina A&T||OT||5th to 6th|
|Timon Parris||Stony Brook||OT||FA|
|Skyler Phillips||Idaho State||OG||5th rd|
|D'Montre Wade||Murray State||CB||FA|
93rd ANNUAL SHRINE GAME
Below are FCS players who have accepted invited to the Shrine Game in January.
|Davontae Harris||Illinois State||CB||5th to 6th|
|Dalton Keene||Illinois State||DT||FA|
|Jacob Ohnesorge||South Dakota State||C||FA|
|Cole Reyes||North Dakota||SS||6th to 7th|
|Jake Wieneke||South Dakota State||WR||3rd to 4th|
THE 7th ANNUAL NFLPA GAME
Below are FCS players who have accepted invited to the NFLPA game.
|Dontez Byrd||Tennessee Tech||WR||FA|
|Jordan Dascalo||Eastern Washington||P||FA|
|Chase Edmonds||Fordham||RB||7th to FA|
|John Franklin||Stephen F. Austin||DE||FA|
|Jordon Gandy||Murray State||WR||FA|
|P. J. Hall||Sam Houston State||DT||7th to FA|
|Darius Jackson||Jacksonville State||OLB||6th to 7th|
|Detrez Newsome||Western Carolina||RB||FA|
|Sione Teuhema||SE Louisiana||DE||FA|
|Jonathan Petersen||San Diego||DE||FA|