Senior Bowl 2014: Full Roster and Players to Watch

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Senior Bowl 2014: Full Roster and Players to Watch
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With the 2014 East-West Shrine Game in the books, the path to the 2014 NFL draft now turns its attention to the 2014 Senior Bowl.

At this event, the nation's top seniors will hit Mobile, Ala. for an all-star affair that does much every year to help top prospects separate themselves from the rest of the draft class.

The game has a significant impact for a variety of different talents. For some well-known names, it is yet another chance to solidify their status as a top prospect. For small-school players, it is a chance to prove that gaudy statistics and performances against lesser-known competition were the real deal.

Several names have much more to prove than others in the big game, but here is a look at who to watch out for.

 

 

2014 Senior Bowl South Roster
Name School Position
Derek Carr Fresno State QB
Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB
David Fales San Jose State QB
Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky RB
Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern RB
Lorenzo Taliaferro Coastal Carolina RB
Jay Prosch Auburn FB
Mike Davis Texas WR
Ryan Grant, Tulane WR
Cody Hoffman BYU WR
Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt WR
Solomon Patton Florida WR
Kevin Norwood Alabama WR
Jalen Saunders Oklahoma WR
Marcel Jensen Fresno State TE
Arthur Lynch Georgia TE
Bryan Stork Florida State OL
Travis Swanson Arkansas OL
Gabe Ikard Oklahoma OL
Joel Bitonio Nevada OL
Jon Halapio Florida OL
Gabe Jackson Mississippi State OL
Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt OL
Ja'Wuan James Tennessee OL
Morgan Moses Virginia OL
Billy Turner North Dakota State OL
Deandre Coleman California DL
Justin Ellis Louisiana Tech DL
Daniel McCullers Tennessee DL
Caraun Reid Princeton DL
Will Sutton Arizona State DL
Dee Ford Auburn DL
Chris Smith Arkansas DL
Ed Stinson Alabama DL
Brent Urban Virginia DL
Lamin Barrow LSU LB
Christian Jones Florida State LB
Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech LB
Adrian Hubbard Alabama LB
Telvin Smith Florida State LB
Jordan Tripp Montana LB
Kyle Van Noy BYU LB
Walt Aikens Liberty DB
Aaron Colvin Oklahoma DB
Chris Davis Auburn DB
Keith McGill Utah DB
Jaylen Watkins Florida DB
Lavelle Westbrooks Georgia Southern DB
Terrence Brooks Florida State DB
Jemea Thomas Georgia Tech DB
Kenny Ladler Vanderbilt DB
Craig Loston LSU DB
Marcus Heit Kansas State LS
Cody Mandell Alabama P
Cody Parkey Auburn K

Senior Bowl Official Website

 

2014 Senior Bowl North Roster
Name School Position
Tajh Boyd Clemson QB
Stephen Morris Miami QB
Logan Thomas Virginia Tech QB
Charles Sims West Virginia RB
James White Wisconsin RB
Ryan Hewitt Stanford FB
Jared Abbrederis , Wisconsin WR
Michael Campanaro Wake Forest WR
Kain Colter Northwestern WR
Shaquelle Evans UCLA WR
Robert Herron Wyoming WR
Josh Huff Oregon WR
Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley St. WR
C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa TE
Jacob Pedersen Wisconsin TE
Tyler Larsen Utah State OL
Weston Richburg Colorado State OL
Kadeem Edwards Tennessee St. OL
Brandon Linder Miami OL
Cyril Richardson Baylor OL
Michael Schofield Michigan OL
Seantrel Henderson Miami OL
Zack Martin Notre Dame OL
Jack Mewhort Ohio State OL
Brandon Thomas Clemson OL
Aaron Donald Pittsburgh DL
Ra'Shede Hageman Minnesota DL
DaQuan Jones Penn State DL
Shamar Stephen Connecticut DL
Will Clarke West Virginia DL
James Gayle Virginia Tech DL
Taylor Hart Oregon DL
Kareem Martin North Carolina DL
Trent Murphy Stanford DL
Chris Borland Wisconsin LB
Jordan Zumwalt UCLA LB
Jonathan Brown Illinois LB
Christian Kirksey Iowa LB
Michael Sam Missouri LB
Marcus Smith Louisville LB
Pierre Desir Lindenwood DB
Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska DB
Nevin Lawson Utah State DB
Marqueston Huff Wyoming DB
Deone Bucannon Washington State DB
Ahmad Dixon Baylor DB
Dontae Johnson North Carolina State DB
Dez Southward Wisconsin DB
Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois DB
Chris Boswell Rice K
Tyler Ott Harvard LS
Kirby Van Der Kamp Iowa State P

Senior Bowl Official Website

 

Note: Rosters and pertinent info courtesy of SeniorBowl.com. Projected grades courtesy of CBS Sports.

 

Josh Huff, WR, Oregon

The 2014 wide receiver class is one of the deepest in recent memory, so the Senior Bowl serves as an opportunity for some perceived mid-round talents to break free of the logjam.

One such player with this unique chance is Oregon's Josh Huff, who is already seeing expectations rise in the week leading up to the game by names such as Rotoworld's Josh Norris and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler:

Standing at 5'11" and 202 pounds, Huff was one of the main targets in Oregon's high-flying attack this year, as he hauled in 62 catches for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns. Despite the stellar year, the gurus over at CBS Sports have Huff pegged with a fifth- to sixth-round grade.

But given what fans have seen in the past from Huff, there is a chance that he can take the game over on his own and boost his stock in a major way.

 

Chris Davis, CB, Auburn

Fans may have heard about Auburn's Chris Davisthe defensive back who took a kick back 108 yards for a touchdown in this season's infamous Iron Bowl, as the Tigers upset the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The 5'11", 200-pound senior has plenty to prove despite the career-defining moment, especially if he is to boost his stock at another deep position this year.

Davis is stout in man coverage, and as CBS Sports' Rob Rang writes, he is an unheralded prospect who compares to Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans:

Stout (if somewhat short) frame, physicality and versatile coverage ability make the underrated Davis a potential early-round pick and future starter in the NFL, just as Jackson was from rival Alabama in 2010.

Despite the praise, CBS Sports still has Davis as just a third- or fourth-round pick, behind big names such as Darqueze Dennard, Justin Gilbert and others.

Lining up opposite of guys like Huff, Davis has a big chance to improve his draft outlook in Mobile.

 

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr is one of those names who could go anywhere from No. 1 overall to completely out of the first round on draft day.

Carr has a lot of ground to make up, as other top names such as Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles are all more than capable of being selected ahead of him. But Brugler gives Carr plenty of credit for competing in the Senior Bowl at all:

As NFL.com captures, Carr wants to take the opportunity to prove to critics that he is worthy of being in the conversation for the top pick:

After a season in which he threw for 5,082 yards with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions, Carr simply has to show evaluators that he can play at a similar level against college football's best.

Expect a pretty display of passing from Carr as he enters the game with a chip on his shoulder and countless millions on the line.

 

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