Senior Bowl Roster 2014: Full Rosters and Players to Watch

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Senior Bowl Roster 2014: Full Rosters and Players to Watch
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The 2014 Senior Bowl is almost upon us. On Saturday (4:00 p.m. ET, NFL Network) some of the best NFL prospects that college football has to offer will be on display in live-game action. Yes, there are players who will not participate due to injury or declined invitations, but there is still plenty of talent left to take the field.

Performances from these players in drills and practices throughout the week and in the culminating game that follows are some of the biggest ways that they can bolster draft stock leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Players who are currently flying under the radar will be trying desperately to get onto NFL scouts' "watch lists."

Let's take a look at the full rosters from both the North and South teams and highlight some players who have already been deemed "must-watch prospects."

 

North Roster

2014 Senior Bowl: North Roster
Name Position School Height Weight
Jared Abbrederis WR Wisconsin 6' 7/8" 189
Chris Borland ILB Wisconsin 5'11 3/8" 245
Chris Boswell K Rice 6'2" 183
Tajh Boyd QB Clemson 6' 3/4" 222
Jonathan Brown LB Illinois 6' 1/2" 224
Deone Bucannon SS Washington State 6' 7/8" 216
Michael Campanaro WR Wake Forest 5'9 3/8" 191
Will Clarke DE West Virginia 6'6 1/8" 271
Kain Colter WR Northwestern 5' 10 3/4" 199
Pierre Desir CB Lindenwood 6'1 1/8" 195
Ahmad Dixon SS Baylor 5' 11 1/2" 205
Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh 6' 7/8" 288
Kadeem Edwards G Tennessee State 6'4 1/8" 309
Shaq Evans WR UCLA 6' 3/4" 210
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa 6'5 5/8" 262
David Fluellen RB Toledo 5'11 1/4" 226
James Gayle DE Virginia Tech 6'3 5/8" 255
Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota 6'6" 318
Seantrel Henderson OT Miami (Fla.) 6'6 7/8" 331
Robert Herron WR Wyoming 5'8 7/8" 193
Ryan Hewitt FB Stanford 6'4" 246
Gator Hoskins TE Marshall 6'1 1/8" 244
Josh Huff WR Oregon 5'11" 210
Marqueston Huff FS Wyoming 5'11" 198
Jeff Janis WR Saginaw Valley State 6'2 1/4" 212
Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska 6'2 3/8" 215
Dontae Johnson CB North Carolina State 6'2" 199
DaQuan Jones DT Penn State 6'3 1/2" 323
Christian Kirksey LB Iowa 6'1 3/4" 234
Tyler Larsen C Utah State 6'3 1/2" 317
Nevin Lawson CB Utah State 5'9 7/8" 184
Isaiah Lewis SS Michigan State 5'10" 205
Brandon Linder G Miami (Fla.) 6'5 3/8" 316
Kareem Martin DE North Carolina 6'5 7/8" 272
Zack Martin OT Notre Dame 6'4 1/8" 305
Jack Mewhort OT Ohio State 6'5 5/8" 306
Stephen Morris QB Miami 6'1 3/4" 208
Trent Murphy DE Stanford 6'5 3/8" 252
Tyler Ott LS Harvard 6'2 3/4" 252
Jake Pedersen TE Wisconsin 6'3 1/8" 242
Cyril Richardson G Baylor 6'4 1/2" 343
Weston Richburg C Colorado State 6'3 1/2" 300
Michael Sam OLB Missouri 6'1 5/8" 260
Michael Schofield G Michigan 6'6 5/8" 303
Charles Sims RB West Virginia 5'11 7/8" 214
Marcus Smith OLB Louisville 6'3 1/2" 258
Dez Southward CB Wisconsin 6' 1/8" 206
Shamar Stephen DT Connecticut 6'4 5/8" 308
Brandon Thomas OT Clemson 6'3 1/2" 316
Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech 6'5 3/4" 250
Kirby Van Der Kamp P Iowa State 6'3 3/4" 202
Jimmie Ward S Northern Illinois 5' 10 3/8" 191
James White RB Wisconsin 5'9 3/4" 206
Jordan Zumwalt LB UCLA 6'4" 231

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North: Players to Watch

Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson

After a fine performance during the Discover Orange Bowl, Boyd has dug himself into a bit of a hole with scouts of late. Tony Pauline of Draft Insider tweeted that Boyd has not looked at all accurate during the week of Senior Bowl practices. This could lead to speculation that some scouts are becoming weary of the quarterback.

Boyd will need to produce a mistake-free showing during the Senior Bowl if he intends to right the ship.

 

Michael Sam, OLB, Missouri

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Sam's bread and butter while at Missouri was his ability to use his speed to get into the backfield. He quickly became one of the nation's best pass-rushers from the left defensive end position.

This week, however, he has been moved to outside linebacker—a position that he is very unfamiliar with. Throughout the week of practices, Sam has struggled to find his bearings in this new position. He will have to begin to impress on Saturday, or his draft stock could begin to plummet.

 

Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

According to Bleacher Report's own Matt Miller, Martin has been "dominant in individual and team drills throughout the week." With plenty of teams looking to add strong offensive linemen in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, a good showing during the Senior Bowl should set things in motion for the former member of the Fighting Irish.

 

South Roster

2014 Senior Bowl: South Roster
Player Position School Height Weight
Walt Aikens CB Liberty 6' 5/8" 205
Antonio Andrews RB Western Kentucky 5'10 1/8" 225
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech 6'3 1/4" 252
Lamin Barrow ILB LSU 6'1 1/4" 229
Joel Bitonio OG Nevada 6'4" 307
Terrence Brooks FS Florida State 5'11" 197
Derek Carr QB Fresno State 6'2 1/8" 215
Deandre Coleman DT California 6'5" 315
Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma 5'11 3/8" 186
Chris Davis CB Auburn 5'9 3/4" 201
Mike Davis WR Texas 6' 1/4" 193
Justin Ellis DT Louisiana Tech 6'1 7/8" 342
David Fales QB San Jose State 6'1 3/8" 220
Dee Ford DE Auburn 6'2 1/8" 243
Jimmy Garoppolo QB Eastern Illinois 6'2 1/4" 219
Ryan Grant WR Tulane 6' 1/4" 197
Jon Halapio G Florida 6'3 1/2" 320
Cody Hoffman WR Brigham Young 6'3 7/8" 218
Adrian Hubbard OLB Alabama 6'5 7/8" 255
Gabe Ikard C Oklahoma 6'3 1/4" 302
Gabe Jackson G Mississippi State 6'3 3/8" 339
Ja'Wuan James OT Tennessee 6'6 1/8" 315
Marcel Jensen TE Florida State 6'5 3/8" 264
Wesley Johnson OT Vanderbilt 6'5 1/4" 290
Christian Jones OLB Florida State 6'3 3/8" 234
Kenny Ladler FS Vanderbilt 6' 1/8" 200
Craig Loston SS LSU 6' 3/8" 214
Arthur Lynch TE Georgia 6'4 1/2" 258
Cody Mandell P Alabama 6'2 1/4" 216
Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt 6'2 5/8" 209
Daniel McCullers DT Tennessee 6'6 7/8" 348
Keith McGill CB Utah 6'3" 214
Jerick McKinnon RB Georgia Southern 5'9" 209
Morgan Moses OT Virginia 6'6 1/8" 325
Aaron Murray QB Georgia 6' 3/8" 201
Kevin Norwood WR Alabama 6'2" 197
Cody Parkey K Auburn 6' 1/4" 189
Solomon Patton WR Florida 5'8 1/2" 179
Jay Prosch FB Auburn 6' 3/4" 256
Caraun Reid DT Princeton 6'2 1/8" 301
Jalen Saunders WR Oklahoma 5'8 3/4" 164
Chris Smith DE Arkansas 6'1 1/8" 266
Telvin Smith LB Florida State 6'2 7/8" 218
Ed Stinson DE Alabama 6'3 1/8" 292
Bryan Stork C Florida State 6'3 1/2" 306
Will Sutton DT Arizona State 6' 3/4" 315
Travis Swanson C Arkansas 6'5" 310
Lorenzo Taliaferro RB Coastal Carolina 6' 3/8" 210
Jemea Thomas CB Georgia Tech 5'9 1/2" 190
Jordie Tripp OLB Montana 6'2 3/4" 237
Billy Turner OT North Dakota State 6'5" 316
Brent Urban DE Virginia 6'6 3/4" 298
Kyle Van Noy OLB Brigham Young 6'3 1/4" 244
Jaylen Watkins CB Florida 5'11 3/8" 194
Lavelle Westbrooks CB Georgia Southern 5'11 3/8" 195
Marcus Woodside-Heit LS Kansas State 6'2 5/8" 252

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South: Players to Watch

Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young

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Van Noy has been impressing scouts with his versatility throughout the week of practices. According to Fansided.com, Van Noy was able to produce both at his usual outside linebacker position in a 3-4 base defense, but also spend time at defensive end in a 4-3 scheme.

His ability to pick up both positions quickly should really do him well in the long run. This will give him the chance to showcase his talents for every NFL team on Saturday, being that he is no longer restricted by scheme.

 

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

After a devastating performance against USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, Carr has apparently turned things around in dramatic fashion during the week of Senior Bowl practices. Charles Davis of NFL.com called Carr the "most impressive quarterback in Senior Bowl practices."

Carr's arm strength, accuracy and intelligence have shown through this week, and the quarterback looks to have put his poor bowl performance behind him. A good Senior Bowl performance this week could solidify him as one of the most coveted quarterbacks in this year's draft class.

 

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

Garoppolo began to increase his hype when he threw for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns during the 2013 regular season. That was only the beginning. His East-West Shrine Game performance was impressive enough to earn him an invite to the Senior Bowl.

If Garoppolo can put together another fine showing during the Senior Bowl this week, he will certainly begin to be a household name in draft circles going forward.

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