Oregon State senior cornerback Jordan Poyer has been invited to the Senior Bowl and plans to accept.
The Senior Bowl is the highest level postseason all-star game that showcases players who are eligible for the NFL draft in April. Only top prospects are invited.
“I got the letter (Wednesday) and I was pretty excited about it,” Poyer said. “It was one of those things that hasn’t sunk in yet, and it won’t until I actually go.”
The Senior Bowl will be Jan. 26 in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The teams are coached by NFL coaches and practices are attended by more than 800 front office personnel.
Poyer, a 6-foot, 190-pounder who runs a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, is the second-ranked cornerback available in the coming draft, according to NFL Draft Countdown.
He leads the nation in interceptions with 0.71 a game and has five in seven games. He’s also a standout special teams player on coverage and as a returner.
“It’s nice to see that I’ll be in that game and have that opportunity, but I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes,” Poyer said. “We still have a lot of work to do.”