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Lorenzo Mauldin Earns Senior Bowl Invite

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According to his Instagram account, Lorenzo Mauldin has received an invitation to participate in this year's Senior Bowl.

U of L defensive end Marcus Smith played in the game last season before winding up being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the NFL Draft. Former Cards Bilal Powell and Johnny Patrick were also participants back in 2010.

The week-long practice that precedes the Senior Bowl is generally more significant than the game itself. The practices are attended by key NFL personnel (coaches, general managers, scouts, etc.), who oversee the players as possible prospects for pro football, as well as members of the media who keep tabs on the winners and losers from the week.

Roughly thirty percent of the NFL is made up of players who competed in the Senior Bowl, a remarkably high number when you consider that underclassmen are prohibited from participating.

This is a terrific honor and opportunity for Lorenzo. Well deserved.