Underclassmen & Senior Bowl Update

Less then a week before final decisions must be made by draft eligible underclassmen as to where they'll be playing football next year. And just ten days before we start off our big week of Senior Bowl coverage. Here's a brief update on both.

Several underclassmen are still rumored to be leaving for the NFL.

In Lincoln sources have told us running back Brandon Jackson, who rushed for just over 1000-yards while catching 33-passes, is likely on his way to the big league.  Coming off a solid season, Jackson possesses average size and grades as a second day pick.

San Jose State cornerback Dwight Lowery, who shared the national lead for interceptions this season, is likely headed back to school.  One of the better cover men in the nation, Lowery had a breakout campaign after transferring to San Jose State from Cabrillo College.  He heads towards the 2008 draft as a potential first round pick.

The good news for the Senior Bowl is most of the top upperclassmen are ready to take part in one of the year's most important scouting event.

Sources alerted us tonight that as of now Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny plans to participate in the week of practice.  Posluszny finished the year strong after a slow start in '06.  It will be interesting to see if the coaches in Mobile use the Penn State star at multiple linebacker spots.

A late entry to the game and a name gaining steam in scouting circles is Georgia Tech offensive tackle Mansfield Wrotto.  A former reserve on the defensive line, Wrotto started every game at right tackle for the Yellow Jackets this season, his first year on the offensive side of the ball.

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