University of Tennessee Canadian receiver Josh Palmer accepts invite to 2021 Senior Bowl

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Canadian receiver Josh Palmer has accepted an invite to attend the 2021 Senior Bowl.

Photo courtesy: Tennessee Athletics

The Senior Bowl is the top United States all-star game for senior NFL draft prospects. The week starts on Monday, January 25 and ends with the game live on NFL Network Saturday, January 30. Many of the league’s general managers, scouts and coaches attend the event.

Entering his final year at the University of Tennessee, the Brampton native had back-to-back 400-plus yard receiving seasons on his resume. Palmer is on pace for single-season career-highs in receptions and yards while boosting his stock for the NFL draft in the process.

Through eight games, Palmer has 26 receptions for 367 yards and four touchdowns. He had three NCAA touchdowns prior to the 2020 season.

The six-foot-two, 210-pounder scored the only touchdown University of Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II has given up this season. That’s the son of former NFL All-Pro cover man Patrick Surtain, who is projected as a high pick in the 2021 draft.

Palmer was rated as a three-star prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at prep powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He helped the program win the Florida 7A state title in 2016, collecting 32 catches for 506 yards and eight scores as a senior and earning second-team All-State honours.

Fellow Canadian and rising NFL star Chase Claypool moved up the draft board with his performance in Mobile, Alabama and Palmer will be trying to do the same.