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Senior Bowl Roster 2014: Full Rosters and Players to Watch

North Squad quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech (3) drops back with fellow quarterbacks Stephen Morris of Miami (17), middle, and Tajh Boyd of Clemson (10), right, during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Mobile, Ala.  (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)
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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIJanuary 25, 2014

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
NamePositionSchoolHeightWeight
Jared AbbrederisWRWisconsin6' 7/8"189
Chris BorlandILBWisconsin5'11 3/8"245
Chris BoswellKRice6'2"183
Tajh BoydQBClemson6' 3/4"222
Jonathan BrownLBIllinois6' 1/2"224
Deone BucannonSSWashington State6' 7/8"216
Michael CampanaroWRWake Forest5'9 3/8"191
Will ClarkeDEWest Virginia6'6 1/8"271
Kain ColterWRNorthwestern5' 10 3/4"199
Pierre DesirCBLindenwood6'1 1/8"195
Ahmad DixonSSBaylor5' 11 1/2"205
Aaron DonaldDTPittsburgh6' 7/8"288
Kadeem EdwardsGTennessee State6'4 1/8"309
Shaq EvansWRUCLA6' 3/4"210
C.J. FiedorowiczTEIowa6'5 5/8"262
David FluellenRBToledo5'11 1/4"226
James GayleDEVirginia Tech6'3 5/8"255
Ra'Shede HagemanDTMinnesota6'6"318
Seantrel HendersonOTMiami (Fla.)6'6 7/8"331
Robert HerronWRWyoming5'8 7/8"193
Ryan HewittFBStanford6'4"246
Gator HoskinsTEMarshall6'1 1/8"244
Josh HuffWROregon5'11"210
Marqueston HuffFSWyoming5'11"198
Jeff JanisWRSaginaw Valley State6'2 1/4"212
Stanley Jean-BaptisteCBNebraska6'2 3/8"215
Dontae JohnsonCBNorth Carolina State6'2"199
DaQuan JonesDTPenn State6'3 1/2"323
Christian KirkseyLBIowa6'1 3/4"234
Tyler LarsenCUtah State6'3 1/2"317
Nevin LawsonCBUtah State5'9 7/8"184
Isaiah LewisSSMichigan State5'10"205
Brandon LinderGMiami (Fla.)6'5 3/8"316
Kareem MartinDENorth Carolina6'5 7/8"272
Zack MartinOTNotre Dame6'4 1/8"305
Jack MewhortOTOhio State6'5 5/8"306
Stephen MorrisQBMiami6'1 3/4"208
Trent MurphyDEStanford6'5 3/8"252
Tyler OttLSHarvard6'2 3/4"252
Jake PedersenTEWisconsin6'3 1/8"242
Cyril RichardsonGBaylor6'4 1/2"343
Weston RichburgCColorado State6'3 1/2"300
Michael SamOLBMissouri6'1 5/8"260
Michael SchofieldGMichigan6'6 5/8"303
Charles SimsRBWest Virginia5'11 7/8"214
Marcus SmithOLBLouisville6'3 1/2"258
Dez SouthwardCBWisconsin6' 1/8"206
Shamar StephenDTConnecticut6'4 5/8"308
Brandon ThomasOTClemson6'3 1/2"316
Logan ThomasQBVirginia Tech6'5 3/4"250
Kirby Van Der KampPIowa State6'3 3/4"202
Jimmie WardSNorthern Illinois5' 10 3/8"191
James WhiteRBWisconsin5'9 3/4"206
Jordan ZumwaltLBUCLA6'4"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
PlayerPositionSchoolHeightWeight
Walt AikensCBLiberty6' 5/8"205
Antonio AndrewsRBWestern Kentucky5'10 1/8"225
Jeremiah AttaochuOLBGeorgia Tech6'3 1/4"252
Lamin BarrowILBLSU6'1 1/4"229
Joel BitonioOGNevada6'4"307
Terrence BrooksFSFlorida State5'11"197
Derek CarrQBFresno State6'2 1/8"215
Deandre ColemanDTCalifornia6'5"315
Aaron ColvinCBOklahoma5'11 3/8"186
Chris DavisCBAuburn5'9 3/4"201
Mike DavisWRTexas6' 1/4"193
Justin EllisDTLouisiana Tech6'1 7/8"342
David FalesQBSan Jose State6'1 3/8"220
Dee FordDEAuburn6'2 1/8"243
Jimmy GaroppoloQBEastern Illinois6'2 1/4"219
Ryan GrantWRTulane6' 1/4"197
Jon HalapioGFlorida6'3 1/2"320
Cody HoffmanWRBrigham Young6'3 7/8"218
Adrian HubbardOLBAlabama6'5 7/8"255
Gabe IkardCOklahoma6'3 1/4"302
Gabe JacksonGMississippi State6'3 3/8"339
Ja'Wuan JamesOTTennessee6'6 1/8"315
Marcel JensenTEFlorida State6'5 3/8"264
Wesley JohnsonOTVanderbilt6'5 1/4"290
Christian JonesOLBFlorida State6'3 3/8"234
Kenny LadlerFSVanderbilt6' 1/8"200
Craig LostonSSLSU6' 3/8"214
Arthur LynchTEGeorgia6'4 1/2"258
Cody MandellPAlabama6'2 1/4"216
Jordan MatthewsWRVanderbilt6'2 5/8"209
Daniel McCullersDTTennessee6'6 7/8"348
Keith McGillCBUtah6'3"214
Jerick McKinnonRBGeorgia Southern5'9"209
Morgan MosesOTVirginia6'6 1/8"325
Aaron MurrayQBGeorgia6' 3/8"201
Kevin NorwoodWRAlabama6'2"197
Cody ParkeyKAuburn6' 1/4"189
Solomon PattonWRFlorida5'8 1/2"179
Jay ProschFBAuburn6' 3/4"256
Caraun ReidDTPrinceton6'2 1/8"301
Jalen SaundersWROklahoma5'8 3/4"164
Chris SmithDEArkansas6'1 1/8"266
Telvin SmithLBFlorida State6'2 7/8"218
Ed StinsonDEAlabama6'3 1/8"292
Bryan StorkCFlorida State6'3 1/2"306
Will SuttonDTArizona State6' 3/4"315
Travis SwansonCArkansas6'5"310
Lorenzo TaliaferroRBCoastal Carolina6' 3/8"210
Jemea ThomasCBGeorgia Tech5'9 1/2"190
Jordie TrippOLBMontana6'2 3/4"237
Billy TurnerOTNorth Dakota State6'5"316
Brent UrbanDEVirginia6'6 3/4"298
Kyle Van NoyOLBBrigham Young6'3 1/4"244
Jaylen WatkinsCBFlorida5'11 3/8"194
Lavelle WestbrooksCBGeorgia Southern5'11 3/8"195
Marcus Woodside-HeitLSKansas State6'2 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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