Besides Pro Day and Combine Training, NFL Contract Advisors are also focusing on the college football all-star games. They could be trying to figure out how to get their clients into one of the games and/or focusing on getting their accepted clients into the best shape possible prior to the playing of the games. Just because a player has not yet been invited to one of the games does not mean that he will not get an invite due to a player injury.
The Senior Bowl is the best all-star game invite for a player to receive. The next best game is the Shrine Game. After the Shrine Game is the Texas vs. The Nation Game, which has a new name this year. It is now called the NFLPA Game, and will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in 2011. Am I the only person who finds it odd that the NFL Player Association is spending money to sponsor one of these games?
Even though the official name of the game has changed, it will still have the same format – some of the best seniors from Texas taking on some of the best seniors from the rest of the United States. While it is the third best game behind the Senior Bowl and Shrine Game, it is still an honor to receive an invite. It will take place on February 5, 2011