Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list includes 9 Florida Gators

The 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list was released on Wednesday, and this year’s lineup included nine members of the Florida football program.

The nine Gators to make the cut are center Kingsley Eguakun, cornerback Jaydon Hill, defensive lineman Cam Jackson, quarterback Graham Mertz, inside linebacker Teradja Mitchell, safety R.J. Moten, wide receiver Ricky Pearsall, defensive end Princely Umanmielen and tight end Dante Zanders.

Most notably, Umanmielen has been named to two other prestigious watch lists — the Lombardi Award and Chuck Bednarik Award – as well as the coaches’ All-SEC third team. Eguakun was also named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List while Pearsall was listed among the Maxwell Award Watch List contenders.

A total of 114 members of the Orange and Blue have participated in the annual event, with Richard Gouraige and O’Cyrus Torrence — members of one of the best offensive lines in the country — getting the nod last season.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is the longest-running all-star game, having taken place for 74 contiguous years in Mobile, Alabama. It is also considered the opening salvo of the NFL draft’s evaluation process after all of the games have been played.

This season’s game will be played at the University of South Alabama’s venue, Hancock Whitney Stadium, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Kickoff time is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST and the action can be followed on the NFL Network.

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