Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and Stanford cornerback Richard Sherman got the call every prospect is hoping for -- a late invitation to the Senior Bowl.
The Buckeye and Cardinal athletes get an opportunity to come into Mobile and significantly boost their stock after injuries to Troy's Jerrel Jernigan and Utah State cornerback Curtis Marsh (among others) limited the rosters.
The 5-11, 182 pound Sanzenbacher started all 13 games for the Buckeyes this season, leading the team with 55 catches for 948 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is known as a savvy route-runner with good hands. Scouts want to see if he'll be able to shake free of quality coverage, as there are questions about his straight-line speed.
Sherman, 6-2 and 192 pounds, started 12 of 13 games for Stanford this season. He posted 50 tackles and led The Cardinal with 13 passes broken up, including four interceptions. The lanky Sherman has the height teams are looking for in a press corner, but has struggled, at times, in coverage.
Monday's practices were split with the North practicing at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile and the South practicing in nearby Fairhope.
The rest of the practices will all occur at Ladd-Peebles with the North team starting off this morning and the South this afternoon.
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