Sun, Apr 30, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 29)-- Eighty-five players from the Reese's Senior Bowl were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft over the past three days in Philadelphia, PA, marking the 11th time in the last 12 years the game has had at least 82 players selected.
After having four players selected in the first round on a Thursday night dominated by juniors, the Reese's Senior Bowl was a huge factor in the next three rounds, accounting for 47% of all selections (53 of 113) including an amazing 26 selections in the third round.
Temple linebacker Haason Reddick was the first Senior Bowler off the board, going 13th overall to the Arizona Cardinals. He was followed by Alabama tight end O.J. Howard (Bucs - 19th), Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram (NY Giants - 23rd) and LSU cornerback Tre'Davius White (Bills - 27th).
Thirty one of the 32 NFL clubs selected at least one player from the Reese's Senior Bowl and all but six teams picked at least two Senior Bowlers. The Los Angeles Rams selected the most players (six), followed by the Arizona Cardinals (five).
Overall, the Reese's Senior Bowl accounted for one-third of the players drafted.