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College football all-star game season

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For 28 NFL teams the focus this weekend will not be on the conference championship games but rather on a pair of college football all-star games that usually serve as the launching point for NFL Draft season.


With most of the draft order set and the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft behind us, teams will begin the process of stacking up the draft boards.  Tomorrow NFL general managers and personnel men (including Ted Thompson) will scout out the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.  The NFL world will then descend on Mobile, Alabama for next week's Senior Bowl.  Finally on the first Saturday of February comes the Texas vs. The Nation game.  


For the players, these all-star games represent the last chance to show off ability in game situations.  As the saying goes, money is made in Mobile based on a player's performance in practice as well as in the game.  Badgers fans will want to take note of the NFLPA game as cornerback Marcus Cromartie is on the American roster.  Tackle Rick Wagner will participate in the Senior Bowl.  Also cornerback Devin Smith is on the Texas roster in the Texas vs. The Nation game.


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