Notre Dame football: Martin heading to Senior Bowl

Staff reports
ND Insider

Notre Dame fifth-year senior Zack Martin on Monday accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Four other Irish seniors accepted invites to the East-West Shrine Game.

Martin, a 6-foot-4, 308-pound four-year starter, joins Irish offensive guard Chris Watt on the roster in the premier senior showcase for NFL Draft hopefuls. Martin is projected as a late first-round or early second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, to be held in May.

This year’s Senior Bowl will be played Jan. 25 (4 p.m. EST; NFL Network) in Mobile, Ala. Both the game and the practices leading up to it are heavily attended by NFL scouts and personnel types .

Meanwhile, cornerback Bennett Jackson, wide receiver TJ Jones, quarterback Tommy Rees and outside linebacker Prince Shembo have all made the East-West Shrine Game roster.

The game will be played Jan. 18 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.