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NFL Draft Prospect Staying At Senior Bowl As Fiancee Goes Into Labor

a wide shot of the senior bowl in alabama

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 24: Blake Sims #6 of the South team calls a play against the North team during the third quarter of the Reese's Senior Bowl at Ladd Peebles stadium on January 24, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

We reportedly have some "drama" at the Senior Bowl as the 2019 NFL Draft showcase begins in Mobile, Alabama.

A Western Illinois defensive tackle has opted to stay at the Senior Bowl as his wife goes into labor in Chicago.

The player, Khaalen Saunders, reportedly discussed this possibility with his fiancee, as she was due at the end of January.

The couple apparently agreed that it was in their best interests for Saunders to stay at the Senior Bowl.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero had the details.

"Western Illinois DT Khalen Saunders (AKA 320-pound backflip guy) just found out his fiancée went into labor in Chicago, I’m told. They’d discussed the possibility (she’s due Jan. 31) and agreed he needs to stay. Huge opportunity. Laser locked," he tweeted.

Saunders is an extremely athletic defensive tackle prospect. Hopefully he'll be able to impress NFL teams with his play this week like he did social media with this crazy backflip.

Saunders is considered to be one of the top 15 defensive tackle prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Senior Bowl runs all week in Mobile, Ala., with the NFL Draft set to take place from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27.

Stay tuned for more updates.