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Raisers and Shakers: Players who made an impact in 2014 Senior Bowl

It was the South defense that quickly established control and the entire South squad never looked back.

Stephen Dunn

In a game that was labeled as a game that was "missing elite talent" by one NFL general manager, players like Auburn defensive end Dee Ford was there to tell everyone to take a closer look.

South Team quarterback Derek Carr quickly helped his overall draft stock by completing 7 of 12 for 45 yards passing, including a 17-yard touchdown pass to Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore. Josh Morris with Roto World wrote after the game:

Nothing changed this week regarding Carr’s evaluation, as his exposure to interior pressure is still limited. We know he has an arm to hit every level of the field despite throwing plenty of screens in college. Carr doesn’t always throw from a balanced base, but he has improved willingness to take a hit on release. His footwork can be a mess, though, and that will frustrate the fanbase where he lands, similarly to Jay Cutler or Matthew Stafford. Carr has a great arm and he knows it.

David Fales threw a touchdown but also further proved that arm strength is a big question mark for him. However, overall accuracy and touch are above average, as is his foot placement and pocket presence. On the other hand, Tahj Boyd often looked confused, being off target throughout the game with one leading to an interception. Boyd's height seemed to be his biggest demon all game long... that and Dee Ford. Ford was all over place as the Senior Bowl MVP, he had two first half sacks, a batted pass and was impressively disruptive all game.

Kevin Norwood also put on a show posting four grabs for 53 yards receiving, including a 24-yard touchdown catch. If his quarterback was flushed out of the pocket, Norwood would find the soft coverage and expose it. Stanley Jean-Baptiste is another player who really stood out Saturday. Playing mostly in off-coverage, Jean-Baptiste was keeping the play in front of him and reading the quarterback's eyes.

With around seven minutes remaining in the game, the North's offense finally caught a spark with Wisconsin running back James White, who posted 20 yards rushing and a touchdown run. Alabama's own Kevin Norwood was selected as the South's Most Outstanding player Wisconsin running back James White was selected as the North's Most Outstanding player Dee Ford was names the Senior Bowl MVP