Senior Bowl 2013: Entertaining Players to Watch for in Mobile on Saturday

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04:  Andre Ellington #23 of the Clemson Tigers runs for a 68-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The 2013 Senior Bowl is set to kick off Saturday afternoon from Mobile, Alabama (3 p.m. ET, NFL Network), where some of the best college seniors will put their talents on display.

But only a few are sure to entertain scouts, fans and viewers from all over.

Below, we'll highlight a trio of entertaining players to watch for in Saturday's Senior Bowl.


Aaron Dobson, North, WR

Not many college football or NFL fans are familiar with Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson, but his name is certainly one to know.

The 6'3", 200-pound playmaker put up underwhelming numbers with the Thundering Herd this past season, catching 57 balls for 679 yards and only three touchdowns. But still, his talent and ability cannot be denied. 

You likely won't find a better pair of hands coming out of college this year, and few wide receiving prospects can contend with Dobson's durability and motor. He's a guy who wants to win on every play, and it shows.

Keep an eye out for Dobson in Mobile on Saturday, as the North coaching staff will likely look to get him involved downfield as well as across the middle, where he can operate in traffic.


Andre Ellington, South, RB

Clemson running back Andre Ellington rushed for over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season in 2012, averaging over five yards per carry and finding the end zone eight times on the ground.

At 5'9", 190 pounds, Ellington possesses a low center of gravity and the ideal size for an NFL running back. He's shifty coming out of the backfield, and although he doesn't always hit the big play when it's there, he's more than capable.

A top-five running back heading into April's 2013 NFL draft, Ellington will surely want to showcase his entire arsenal on Saturday. If there's one back set to break off a big run this weekend it's Ellington.


Jamar Taylor, North, DB

Jamar Taylor is a play-making defensive back who is incredibly fun to watch. Taylor led Boise State's secondary with four interceptions this past season. He has seven picks total for his college career.

In addition to picking off passes for the Broncos, Taylor finished fourth on the team in tackles, broke up nine passes and forced three fumbles in 2012, proving to be the team's most disruptive defensive force. Even if Taylor isn't forcing a turnover or altering momentum in some other way, simply watching him play his man in passing situations is almost every bit as entertaining. 

Taylor isn't intimidating from a physical standpoint at 5'11", 195 pounds, but he takes full advantage of his speed and his other physical attributes. 

If he gets his hands on an errant throw on Saturday, look for him to turn out an exciting return. 


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