Northwestern senior safety Ibraheim Campbell has been selected to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl, an annual showcase game for the top NFL draft prospects in the upcoming class.
The Senior Bowl, which will take place at 3 p.m. CT on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala., is widely considered to be the top game for future pros.
Campbell, a four-year starter at Northwestern, is projected by CBS Sports as a 4th or 5th round pick in April's draft. Other sites have graded him similarly.
The Senior Bowl will not only give Campbell a chance to promote his talents to hundreds of NFL scouts, talent evaluators and general mangers, it will also give him a week to be taught by NFL coaches. This year, the staffs of the Jacksonville Jaguars, led by Gus Bradley, and Tennessee Titans, led by Ken Whisenhunt, will run Senior Bowl practices and the game itself.
Kain Colter was the only Northwestern player selected to play in last year's senior bowl, but had to pull out of the game after a few days of practice because of injury. He eventually went undrafted and signed with the Vikings as a free agent.
Among the other Big Ten player selected for the Senior Bowl are Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, Ohio State's Devin Smith and Michigan State's Tony Lippett.
The game, along with the week of practices that precede it, will be televised by the NFL Network.