Michigan will be represented on both sides of the ball at the Senior Bowl on January 28, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. Reps from the Bowl announced that Michigan receiver Amara Darboh and defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow have accepted invitations to play yesterday.

Darboh was second team All-Big Ten and is thought to be a mid-round round pick in next year’s draft. The problem with his draft stock is that this draft is loaded with receivers. Elite prospects like Mike Williams (Clemson) and John Ross( Washington) will go in the first round and then there is a logjam of decent receivers like Noah Brown (Ohio State), Malachi Dupre (LSU) and Corey Davis (Western Michigan) along with Darboh that will go anywhere from the second to fifth rounds depending on where they are evaluated on NFL draft boards.

Glasgow was second team All-Big Ten this year after having his season cut short last year due to injury. He wasn’t always flashy but he did get four sacks on the year. Glasgow will need a good showing during Senior Bowl week to catch scout’s eyes. Glasgow is projected to be a late round draft pick but could go the undrafted free agent route to get in the league.

The Wolverine with all the hype heading into the draft is Jabrill Peppers. He will likely be a top ten pick but since he is only a sophomore he is not eligible to play in the Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl can do a lot for a prospect. Last year Dak Prescott was coached by Jason Garrett and the Cowboys coaching staff. Dallas wound up drafting him in the fourth round and now he is the starting QB and has the team in the playoffs.

The coaching staff has not been announced yet. The NFL will decide on which teams will coach the two squads after the regular season. It’s typically two teams that are at the top of the draft.

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