Senior Bowl 2014: Prepped for draft season, North and South rosters

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The 2014 Senior Bowl is here and thus begins the point that many cite as the start of the predraft process.

Since Marvin Lewis took over as the team's head coach in 2003, Cincinnati's coaching staff have coached in three Senior Bowls, most recently in 2011. He coached the North team while future Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and offensive guard Clint Boling played for the South.

Cincinnati coached the North team in 2009, where four players that played in that game would eventually be drafted by the Bengals; linebacker Rey Maualuga, center Jonathan Luigs, punter Kevin Huber, cornerback Morgan Trent -- only Huber and Trent were on the North team with Lewis; only Maualuga and Huber remain. Cincinnati also coached the '04 Senior Bowl that featured defensive backs Keiwan Ratliff, Madieu Williams and Greg Brooks. None remain.

However, coaching a squad isn't the only opportunity for coaches. Many of Cincinnati's coaching staff and front office personnel are in Mobile, Alabama this week, scouting the Senior Bowl.

"The all-star games are just another step in the draft process," says Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin, the Bengals via Bengals.com. "The Senior Bowl is an important step because it's the first exposure our coaches have to the players. It's a lot of people's first exposure to these guys and you have only one chance to make a first impression. Our scouts have already done a lot of work on the guys in this game, so the early work with campus visits in the fall by the scouts, along with the exposure of the coaches to the guys in this game are a big part of our effort to reach a consensus when it comes time to draft."

As Geoff Hobson points out, it's where players like Marvin Jones, overshadowed at Cal, can really make their mark for the predraft process.

"You could see on tape that Marv didn't get many opportunities, but he made the most of what he got," Tobin says. "And the way people talked about him at Cal, it really made you appreciate him and it gave him a higher profile than his production. But you needed to see more and (the Senior Bowl) is a great place to see a guy who plays a position that relies on another position. Seeing a receiver with a higher cut of quarterback is very important. The biggest things are looking at how he runs a different set of routes, running a broader route tree, and getting opportunities from a different quarterback."

TOO MANY!

When the NFL announced that 98 underclassman, and 102 total players with eligibility remaining in college, were approved for the 2014 NFL draft, one Senior Bowl executive thought it was a bit much.

"I think it’s an issue and something for the good of the game, both at the college level and the NFL level, that’s going to have to be addressed, one way or the other," Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage told the Charlotte Observer. "When you see almost 100 underclassmen come into the draft, and there are 250-some odd slots, there’s going to be a lot of kids that have been sold a bill of goods come the first week of May. Personally I think it’s bad for college football and I think it’s bad for the NFL, because players are coming into the league after three years of college and they’re not ready."

While some columnists will probably berate Savage's perspective that there are "too many" underclassmen that have declared for the NFL draft, there is some truth. One, seniors will have a bigger obstacle reaching the NFL. Two, some underclassmen just aren't ready and probably won't get drafted at all (bad advice?) -- whereas staying in the NFL would help their eventual draft status for comparative monetary compensation. However, if those players are good, they'll find a way into the league as an undrafted free agents.

Senior Bowl roster with measurements:

POS PLAYER SCHOOL HT WT Hand Arm Wing
WR Abbrederis, Jared Wisconsin 6'0 7/8 189 9 5/8 30 3/4 75 1/8
CB Aikens, Walt Liberty 6'0 5/8 205 9 3/8 32 1/4 79 1/2
RB Andrews, Antonio Western Kentucky 5'10 1/8 225 9 1/4 30 5/8 73 7/8
LB Attaochu, Jerry Georgia Tech 6'3 1/4 252 9 3/8 32 7/8 81 1/4
LB Barrow, Lamin LSU 6'1 1/4 229 9 7/8 33 79
OG Bitonio, Joel Nevada 6'4 307 9 7/8 33 80 7/8
LB Borland, Chris Wisconsin 5'11 3/8 245 9 3/4 28 7/8 73 3/8
K Boswell, Chris Rice 6'2 183 8 1/2 31 1/2 76
QB Boyd, Tajh Clemson 6'0 3/4 222 9 3/8 30 1/2 75 1/2
S Brooks, Terrence FSU 5'11 197 8 1/2 30 1/4 74 3/8
LB Brown, Jonathan Illinois 6'0 1/2 224 9 1/4 32 1/2 78 7/8
S Bucannon, Deone Washington State 6'0 7/8 216 9 1/2 31 3/4 78
WR Campanaro, Michael Wake Forest 5'9 3/8 191 9 3/4 28 5/8 69 1/2
QB Carr, Derek Fresno St 6'2 1/8 215 9 1/8 31 1/4 75 1/8
DE Clarke, Will West Virginia 6'6 1/8 271 9 1/2 33 3/8 79 1/2
DT Coleman, Deandre California 6'5 315 10 1/4 34 81 1/2
WR Colter, Kain Northwestern 5'10 3/4 199 10 30 3/4 73 1/4
CB Colvin, Aaron Oklahoma 5'11 3/8 186 9 1/4 31 75 1/2
CB Davis, Chris Auburn 5'9 3/4 201 9 3/8 30 1/2 74
WR Davis, Mike Texas 6'0 1/4 193 10 1/8 32 77 1/4
CB Desir, Pierre Lindenwood 6'1 1/8 195 9 1/4 32 3/4 77 1/2
S Dixon, Ahmad Baylor 5'11 1/2 205 9 5/8 32 76 5/8
DT Donald, Aaron Pittsburgh 6'0 7/8 288 9 7/8 31 3/4 77 3/8
OG Edwards, Kadeem Tennessee State 6'4 1/8 309 9 5/8 34 1/2 83 1/2
DT Ellis, Justin Louisiana Tech 6'1 7/8 342 9 7/8 32 1/4 78 3/4
WR Evans, Shaq UCLA 6'0 3/4 210 9 3/8 31 7/8 76 3/4
QB Fales, David San Jose St 6'1 3/8 220 9 1/4 31 1/8 75 1/2
TE Fiedorowicz, CJ Iowa 6'5 5/8 262 10 5/8 32 1/4 79 1/4
RB Fluellen, David Toledo 5'11 1/4 226 9 1/4 32 1/8 78 1/4
DE Ford, Dee Auburn 6'2 1/8 243 10 32 3/4 77 1/8
QB Garoppolo, Jimmy Eastern Illinois 6'2 1/4 219 9 30 1/4 75 1/4
DE Gayle, James Virginia Tech 6'3 5/8 255 9 5/8 32 3/8 77 3/4
WR Grant, Ryan Tulane 6'0 1/4 197 9 5/8 30 7/8 74 1/2
DT Hageman, Ra'Shede Minnesota 6'6 318 9 5/8 33 3/4 81 3/4
OG Halapio, Jon Florida 6'3 1/2 320 10 1/4 32 3/4 80 1/8
OT Henderson, Seantrel Miami (FL) 6'6 7/8 331 10 3/8 34 1/4 84
WR Herron, Robert Wyoming 5'8 7/8 193 9 5/8 29 7/8 73 3/8
RB Hewitt, Ryan Stanford 6'4 246 9 1/8 30 3/4 76 1/4
WR Hoffman, Cody BYU 6'3 7/8 218 9 7/8 33 78 1/4
TE Hoskins, Gator Marshall 6'1 1/8 244 9 7/8 32 5/8 79 3/8
LB Hubbard, Adrian Alabama 6'5 7/8 255 9 1/8 33 7/8 81 3/8
CB Huff, Marqueston Wyoming 5'11 198 8 1/4 31 74 1/2
WR Huff, Josh Oregon 5'11 201 9 1/8 30 1/2 74 1/8
C Ikard, Gabe Oklahoma 6'3 1/4 302 9 3/4 32 3/4 79 1/4
OG Jackson, Gabe Mississippi State 6'3 3/8 339 9 3/4 32 3/4 79 1/4
OT James, Ja'Wuan Tennessee 6'6 1/8 315 9 5/8 33 3/8 82 1/4
WR Janis, Jeff Saginaw Valley St. 6'2 1/4 212 8 7/8 32 1/4 78 1/8
CB Jean-Baptiste, Stan Nebraska 6'2 3/8 215 8 1/2 32 3/8 78 3/8
TE Jensen, Marcel Fresno State 6'5 3/8 264 10 1/8 34 1/4 83 7/8
CB Johnson, Dontae North Carolina State 6'2 199 8 7/8 31 1/2 77
OG Johnson, Wesley Vanderbilt 6'5 1/4 290 10 1/8 32 1/2 79 7/8
DT Jones, Daquan Penn State 6'3 1/2 323 9 3/8 32 3/4 78 1/4
LB Jones, Christian Florida State 6'3 3/8 234 9 5/8 32 7/8 80 3/4
LB Kirksey, Chris Iowa 6'1 3/4 234 8 5/8 32 3/8 78
S Ladler, Kenny Vanderbilt 6'0 1/8 200 9 1/8 31 3/8 75 3/4
C Larsen, Tyler Utah State 6'3 1/2 317 9 3/8 30 1/2 74 1/8
CB Lawson, Nevin Utah State 5'9 7/8 184 8 7/8 31 3/4 75 5/8
S Lewis, Isaiah Michigan Satte 5'10 205 9 7/8 30 7/8 74
OG Linder, Brandon Miami (FL) 6'5 3/8 316 10 1/4 33 1/4 81
S Loston, Craig LSU 6'0 3/8 214 10 1/8 30 3/4 75 1/4
TE Lynch, Arthur Georgia 6'4 1/2 258 10 1/8 31 75 7/8
K Mandell, Cody Alabama 6'2 1/4 216 9 7/8 30 3/8 76 1/8
DE Martin, Kareem North Carolina 6'5 7/8 272 10 34 3/8 84 1/4
OT Martin, Zack Notre Dame 6'4 1/8 305 9 3/4 32 1/4 76 7/8
WR Matthews, Jordan Vanderbilt 6'2 5/8 209 10 1/2 32 5/8 80 1/8
DT McCullers, Dan Tennessee 6'6 7/8 348 10 5/8 35 5/8 85 1/2
CB McGill, Keith Utah 6'3 214 10 1/4 33 80 7/8
RB McKinnon, Jerick Georgia Southern 5'9 209 8 3/8 29 1/2 71
OT Mewhort, Jack Ohio State 6'5 5/8 306 10 1/8 33 80 1/4
QB Morris, Stephen Miami (FL) 6'1 3/4 208 10 1/8 31 7/8 77 1/2
OT Moses, Morgan Virginia 6'6 1/8 325 9 3/4 34 3/4 83 7/8
DE Murphy, Trent Stanford 6'5 3/8 252 10 7/8 33 1/8 80 3/8
QB Murray, Aaron Georgia 6'0 3/8 201 9 1/8 29 3/4 72
WR Norwood, Kevin Alabama 6'2 197 10 1/8 31 3/8 74 1/4
TE Ott, Tyler Harvard 6'2 3/4 252 9 3/8 31 76 1/4
K Parkey, Cody Auburn 6'0 1/4 189 9 3/4 29 5/8 73 1/8
WR Patton, Solomon Florida 5'8 1/2 179 9 1/4 29 7/8 70 3/8
TE Pederson, Jake Wisconsin 6'3 1/8 242 9 1/4 31 1/8 76 3/4
RB Prosch, Jay Auburn 6'0 3/4 256 10 30 1/8 74 1/8
DT Reid, Caraun Princeton 6'2 1/8 301 10 1/4 32 5/8 79 1/8
OG Richardson, Cyril Baylor 6'4 1/2 343 9 3/4 33 7/8 81 1/8
C Richburg, Weston Colorado State 6'3 1/2 300 9 31 3/4 78 1/4
LB Sam, Michael Missouri 6'1 5/8 260 9 1/8 33 1/4 80 1/4
WR Saunders, Jalen Oklahoma 5'8 3/4 164 8 3/4 28 7/8 70 7/8
OG Schofield, Michael Michigan 6'6 5/8 303 9 3/4 33 1/2 81 3/8
RB Sims, Charles West Virginia 5'11 7/8 214 8 1/4 30 1/2 74 3/4
DE Smith, Chris Arkansas 6'1 1/8 266 9 5/8 34 1/8 82 1/2
LB Smith, Marcus Louisville 6'3 1/2 258 9 5/8 33 1/4 80 1/4
LB Smith, Telvin Florida State 6'2 7/8 218 10 1/2 32 3/4 79 3/8
CB Southward, Dez Wisconsin 6'0 1/8 206 10 31 5/8 77
DT Stephen, Shamar UConn 6'4 5/8 308 9 7/8 33 80 1/8
DE Stinson, Ed Alabama 6'3 1/8 292 9 1/4 32 7/8 78 3/4
C Stork, Bryan Florida State 6'3 1/2 306 10 1/8 31 77
DT Sutton, Will Arizona State 6'0 3/4 315 9 5/8 30 5/8 76 1/8
C Swanson, Travis Arkansas 6'5 310 10 32 7/8 79 1/2
RB Taliaferro, Lorenzo Coastal Carolina 6'0 3/8 231 8 1/2 31 3/8 75 5/8
CB Thomas, Jemea Georgia Tech 5'9 1/2 190 9 7/8 33 5/8 80 3/4
OT Thomas, Brandon Clemson 6'3 1/2 316 10 3/4 34 3/8 83 1/8
QB Thomas, Logan Virginia Tech 6'5 3/4 250 10 3/4 33 79 3/8
LB Tripp, Jordie Montana 6'2 3/4 237 9 5/8 30 7/8 75 1/4
OT Turner, Billy North Dakota State 6'5 316 10 1/4 33 1/4 81 3/4
DT Urban, Brent Virginia 6'6 3/4 298 9 7/8 33 5/8 80 3/4
P Van Der Camp, Kirby Iowa State 6'3 3/4 202 9 3/8 31 5/8 76 1/4
LB Van Noy, Kyle BYU 6'3 1/4 244 9 1/2 32 78
S Ward, Jimmie Northern Illinois 5'10 3/8 191 9 1/2 31 1/2 77 1/8
CB Watkins, Jaylen Florida 5'11 3/8 194 9 5/8 30 5/8 75
CB Westbrooks, Lavelle Georgia Southern 5'11 3/8 195 9 7.8 31 7/8 77 1/8
RB White, James Wisconsin 5'9 206 8 3/8 28 5/8 69 1/4
C Woodside-Heit, Marcus Kansas State 6'2 5/8 252 10 1/4 30 3/4 76 7/8
LB Zumwalt, Jordan UCLA 6'4 231 8 1/2 31 1/8 75 1/8
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