MOBILE, Ala. -- Before the weigh-in portion of the Reese's Senior Bowl got underway Tuesday morning, the event's organizer (and former Browns general manager and ESPN analyst), Phil Savage, ran through the list of 29 players who received invitations but are not in attendance this week. Fourteen of those players were unable to attend due to injury and six, including Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, opted not to attend but informed Savage and his staff that they wouldn't be making it.
That left nine players who, according to Savage, did not handle their business with regard to turning down their invites, a list that included UCLA QB Brett Hundley. Setting aside how or why Hundley didn't communicate with the Senior Bowl about his decision not to attend, the fact that he turned down the chance to participate in the practices and game this week qualifies as a big missed opportunity for him.
We'll begin our wrap-up of Day 1 of practices with a look at why Hundley could have missed out on a chance to boost his draft stock in a less-than-stellar QB class, and then go over the prospects who stood out for their play on Tuesday.