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Sun Belt Puts 11 — including a kicker — on Senior Bowl Watch List

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The annual game in Mobile, Alabama will be played on January 24, 2015. Invitations will be sent out throughout the season

Attention around the Senior Bowl has increased significantly in recent years.
Attention around the Senior Bowl has increased significantly in recent years.
Stacy Revere

'Tis the season of college football watch lists — but this one might actually have some legitimate clout.

The Senior Bowl — the annual showcase game for the best seniors and NFL-bound underclassmen in the nation — released a 350-man watch list this week. The typically ballyhooed names were on it: — Mariota, Hundley, 75 SEC players — but 11 Sun Belt Conference players also made the cut.

That's an impressive number when you consider the importance of the Senior Bowl's list — compared to those of the Manning or Thorpe award — is that it is a viable parsing of college football's best talent ahead of the college football season and the 2015 NFL Draft, the latter of which has made the Senior Bowl a critical, and highly publicized scouting tool over recent years. It's even more impressive when you consider that the Sun Belt only had four draft picks last season.

Below are the #FunBelt players who were recognized. Note that inclusion this doesn't guarantee an invitation to the game, just as exclusion from this list doesn't mean a player can't be invited to Mobile.

Sterling Young

S

Arkansas State

Darion Griswold

TE

Arkansas State

Qushaun Lee

LB

Arkansas State

Garrett Frye

OT

Georgia Southern

Daniel Quave

OG

Louisiana

Terrance Broadway

QB

Louisiana

Justin Manton

PK

Louisiana-Monroe

Ray Stovall

LB

Louisiana-Monroe

Brandon Bridge

QB

South Alabama

Wes Saxton

TE

South Alabama

Michael Orakpo

LB

Texas State

Is there anyone that the Senior Bowl missed? Anyone that you guarantee will make it in 2015? Let us know below, we'll relay the message — promise.