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This week at the Senior Bowl: Part 3 - The Senior Bowl is for amateurs, but players can make themselves some money

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With the way rookie contracts are given out in today’s NFL, where you are drafted directly determines the amount of money you make. Long gone are the days of elongated holdouts by top rookie prospects hoping to squeeze more money out of their organizations. As a result, moving up, or down, the draft board of an NFL team equates directly to the addition or subtraction of dollars in a rookie’s bank account. Events like the Senior Bowl or the NFL Scouting Combine are unpaid functions, but each represents an outstanding opportunity for prospects to change the way teams across the league view them.