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Senior Bowl 2017 Watch List - Defensive Players - Michigan Heads Team List With 15 Invitees - SEC Leads in Total Prospects

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Michigan leads Senior Bowl with 15 Invitees on 2017 Watch List

Four-hundred players make up the 2016-17 Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List. That may sound like a lot of players, but there are more than 1,200 players who are eligible to play in the 2017 game, not counting potential fourth-year junior graduates.

“The release of our watch list signifies the opening kickoff for the Reese’s Senior Bowl,” said Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage. “We are looking forward to evaluating these prospects over the next several months in trying to find the best 110 players in America.”

Photo - DL Chris Wormley - Michigan

Among the standouts in this year's group: Michigan DL Chris Wormley and tight end Jake Butt, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, USC tackle Zach Banner, Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks, Iowa QB C.J. Beathard and CB Desmond King and standouts from Alabama: defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, tight end OJ Howard and LBers Reuben Foster and Tim Williams.

"If a player is not on this list, it doesn't mean they can't play in our game,'" said Reese's Senior Bowl Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo, who worked hand-in-hand with Savage, Reese's Senior Bowl regional scouts and countless NFL scouts to form the list. "The players on our radar are not strictly limited to this list. This provides a starting point for us and NFL clubs. We look forward to finding the very best and bringing them to Mobile."
Last year, 17 players who made the North/South rosters were not on the initial watch list released in the summer. This year's group includes 209 defensive players and 191 offensive players. Specialists were not included in this year's watch list and will form their own list later this season.

The Southeastern Conference leads the way with 69 players on this year's list, making up about 17% of the 400. The SEC is followed closely by the Big Ten's 60 players, 15 of those coming from the University of Michigan. The Wolverines have more 'watch listers' than any other school, by a wide margin. Utah has the second-most with nine, while Alabama, Houston and Louisville each have eight players on the list.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (56), Pac-12 (43), Big 12 (28) and FCS/D2 (41) are also well represented on the watch list. By position, safeties (49), wide receivers (49) and cornerbacks (44) lead the way.

This year's group also includes some players with some outstanding athletic bloodlines. USC's Banner is the son of former NFL standout Lincoln Kennedy. Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey is the son of baseball great Ken Griffey Jr., Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders, Jr., is the son of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders and Ole Miss' Kelly is the nephew of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

The 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl week officially begins on Tuesday, January 24 and concludes with the 68th game on January 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Ala. The practices are televised live by ESPN and the game is broadcast live on NFL Network at 2:30pm ET.

Go to www.SeniorBowl.com for year round coverage of the Senior Bowl
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Senior Bowl 2017 Watch List – Defense

Defensive Ends
Name/ Position / Conference

Jonathan Allen - Alabama
DE 6-3 291 SEC
Tarell Basham - Ohio
DE 6-4 260 MAC
Fadol Brown - Ole Miss
DE 6-4 273 SEC
Johnathan Calvin - Mississippi State
DE 6-3 272 SEC
Josh Carraway - TCU
DE 6-4 250 Big 12
Taco Charlton - Michigan
DE 6-6 272 Big Ten
Bryan Cox, Jr. - Florida
DE 6-3 269 SEC
Keionta Davis - UT-Chattanooga
DE 6-4 270 FCS
Hunter Dimick - Utah
DE 6-3 272 Pac-12
Ken Ekanem - Virginia Tech
DE 6-3 260 ACC
Kylie Fitts - Utah
DE 6-4 265 Pac-12
Daeshon Hall - Texas A&M
DE 6-6 260 SEC
Trey Hendrickson - Florida Atlantic
DE 6-4 270 C-USA
A.J. Jefferson - Mississippi State
DE 6-3 280 SEC
Tanoh Kpassagnon - Villanova
DE 6-7 290 FCS
Cameron Malveaux - Houston
DE 6-6 270 AAC
James McFarland - TCU
DE 6-2 250 Big 12
Takkarist McKinley - UCLA
DE 6-2 265 Pac-12
Lewis Neal - LSU
DE 6-2 272 SEC
Noble Nwachuku - West Virginia
DE 6-2 275 Big 12
Pat O'Connor - Eastern Michigan
DE 6-4 270 MAC
Evan Panfil - Purdue
DE 6-5 270 Big Ten
Derek Rivers - Youngstown State
DE 6-5 255 FCS
Isaac Rochell - Notre Dame
DE 6-4 290 IND
Joby Saint Fleur - Northwestern Oklahoma
DE 6-5 245 Division II
Gabe Sherrod - Michigan State
DE 6-3 250 Big Ten
Dawuane Smoot - Illinois
DE 6-3 255 Big Ten
Gary Thompson - Marshall
DE 6-2 260 C-USA
Corey Vereen - Tennessee
DE 6-2 249 SEC
DeMarcus Walker - Florida State
DE 6-4 280 ACC
Jordan Willis - Kansas State
DE 6-5 258 Big 12
Deatrich Wise, Jr. - Arkansas
DE 6-5 272 SEC
Chris Wormley - Michigan

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Garrett, King & McDowell Head 2016 Bronko Nagurski Watch List

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Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List announced
88 Players On Defensive Player of the Year List

Photo - DE Myles Garrett - Texas A&M

Myles Garrett of Texas A&M, Desmond King of Iowa and Malik McDowell of Michigan State headline the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List that includes 88 defensive standouts from all 10 Division I FBS conferences. King, Lurry and Garrett are the returning first-team Football Writers Association of America All-Americans.

The watch list also includes a pair of returning second-team FWAA All-Americans, Eddie Jackson from Alabama and Jourdan Lewis from Michigan.

The Southeastern Conference led all conferences with 27 players, followed by the Big Ten (13), Pac-12 (13), ACC (11), Big 12 (10), Mid-American (4), Mountain West (3), American Athletic (2), Conference USA (2), Sun Belt (1) and Independents (2). Alabama and LSU each had five players on the list, which included 31 backs, 29 linebackers, 21 ends and seven tackles.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. Once again, the FWAA will announce a National Defensive Player of the Week from early September through mid November. If not already on the watch list, the honored player will be added at that time. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thurs., Nov. 17.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2016 FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association’s entire membership, selects a 26-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski Trophy finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner, the best defensive player in college football.

The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet, presented by ACN, will be held on Mon., Dec. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte. In addition to the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner’s announcement, the banquet will also celebrate the recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, sponsored by the CTC and Florida East Coast Railway. Navy’s Chet Moeller, a member of the FWAA’s 1975 All-America Team and a College Football Hall of Famer, will be honored. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.

2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy 2016 Season Watch List (88)
Montravius Adams, Auburn, DT
Jamal Adams, LSU, DB
Jonathan Allen, Alabama, DE
Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado, DB
Budda Baker, Washington, DB
Dante Barnett, Kansas State, DB
Derek Barnett, Tennessee, DE
Kendell Beckwith, LSU, LB
Vince Biegel, Wisconsin, LB
Quin Blanding, Virginia, DB
Ben Boulware, Clemson, LB
Richie Brown, Mississippi State, LB
Riley Bullough, Michigan State, LB
Josh Carraway, TCU, DE
Lorenzo Carter, Georgia, LB
Tony Conner, Ole Miss, DB
Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, LB
Jarrad Davis, Florida, LB
Hunter Dimick, Utah, DE
Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech, DE
Devonte Fields, Louisville, DE
Salamo Fiso, Arizona State, LB
Kylie Fitts, Utah, DE
Reuben Foster, Alabama, LB
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, DE
Davon Godchaux, LSU, DT
Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M, DE
Charles Harris, Missouri, DE
Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville, DB
Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss, DE
Treyvon Hester, Toledo, DT
Travin Howard, TCU, LB
Shane Huber, Massachusetts, LB
Marlon Humphrey, Alabama, DB
Adoreé Jackson, USC, DB
Eddie Jackson, Alabama
Derwin James, Florida State, DB
Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB
Josey Jewell, Iowa, LB
Sidney Jones, Washington, DB
Andrew King, Army, LB
Desmond King, Iowa, DB
Micah Kiser, Virginia, LB
Carl Lawson, Auburn, DE
Elijah Lee, Kansas State, LB
Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, DB
Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, DE
William Likely, Maryland, DB
Lowell Lotulelei, Utah, DT
Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois, DB
Jamal Marcus, Akron, DE
Marcus Maye, Florida, DB
Malik McDowell, Michigan State, DT
Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State

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McCaffrey and Peppers Head 2016 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

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2016 Paul Hornung Award Watch List
Watch list players (43) accounted for 46,000 all-purpose yards, 552 tackles and 216 TDs in 2015

The Louisville Sports Commission today named 43 multi-talented college football players to the 2016 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

Photo - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its seventh season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in February 2017. The Paul Hornung Award recently was named an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association.

The 2016 Paul Hornung Award Watch List contains three of the four 2015 Paul Hornung Award finalists: Adoree' Jackson from Southern California, Jabrill Peppers from Michigan and Christian McCaffrey from Stanford. McCaffrey won the Paul Hornung Award in 2015 after amassing 3,496 all-purpose yards, breaking Barry Sanders' record of 3,520 set in 1988. The Watch List also includes 16 of the top-100 all-purpose players from 2015 according to yards-per-game average from ncaa.com.

This year's Watch List is comprised of 21 seniors, 13 juniors and nine sophomores who start at a total of seven different positions, and represent 42 universities and all 10 conferences that are part of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Pac-12 leads the conferences with eight players followed by the ACC and SEC with seven players and the Big Ten with six players.

Players on the Watch List accounted for 9,257 rushing yards, 15,787 receiving yards, 17,332 kickoff return yards, 3,676 punt return yards and 552 total tackles in 2015. Reminiscent of Hornung during his playing days, members of the Watch List demonstrated a knack for scoring numerous ways. Last season the Watch List players combined for 216 total touchdowns in seven different ways - passing, rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, interception and fumble recovery/fumble return.

"I'm ecstatic that the Paul Hornung Award has gained national prominence in such a short time," said Paul Hornung, the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner who played every position in the offensive backfield during his Notre Dame career and was a triple threat halfback for the title town Green Bay Packers of the early 1960s. "During the past six years the quality of our winners, finalists and weekly honorees has been impressive, and I'm pleased that we are able to acknowledge outstanding players who contribute any way possible to help their teams win the way I did."

"I enjoy following the players on our Watch List and watching many of our winners and finalists from the first six years as they make their marks in the NFL," continued Hornung who maintains an office in downtown Louisville. Hornung won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback and earned NFL MVP honors for the Green Bay Packers in 1961, setting a single-season NFL scoring record rushing, receiving, passing and kicking that stood 46 years. He is a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, and Vince Lombardi once called him, "The most versatile man ever to play the game."

The 2016 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2015 statistics, career performance, SID recommendations and expectations heading into the 2016 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found here. Players will be added to the Watch List during the 2016 regular season based on performance.

2016 Watch List Selections
Ishmael Adams, UCLA
Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State
Antonio Callaway, Florida
Seth Collins, Oregon State
Jared Cornelius, Arkansas
Tim Crawley, San Jose State
DeVon Edwards, Duke
Brisly Estime, Syracuse
Johnathan Ford, Auburn
Janarion Grant, Rutgers
Nyheim Hines, NC State
Brandon Holloway, Mississippi State
Adoree' Jackson, USC
D'Ernest Johnson, South Florida
Quay Johnson, East Carolina
Xavier Johnson, South Alabama
Corey Jones, Toledo
Desmond King, Iowa
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
Donovan Lee, Colorado
William Likely, Maryland
Jalen McCleskey, Oklahoma State
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Elijah McGuire, Louisiana Lafayette
Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia
Charles Nelson, Oregon
Zach Pascal, Old Dominion
Rashaad Penny, San Diego State
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
Darius Phillips, Western Michigan
Trevor Ryen, Iowa State
Artavis Scott, Clemson
R.J. Shelton, Michigan State
Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
Ryan Switzer, North Carolina
Jahad Thomas, Temple
Aregeros Turner, Northern Illinois
KaVontae Turpin, TCU
Tim White, Arizona State
Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh
Brandon Wilson, Houston
Dontre Wilson, Ohio State
Olamide Zaccheaus, Virginia

A panel of college football experts selects players for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll based on performance each week during the season. A national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award finalists and the winner, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 17th vote. Regional accounting firm Dean Dorton independently tabulates all votes. The winner is honored at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health in late February in downtown Louisville.

The Louisville Sports Commission successfully launched the Paul Hornung Award in 2010 to honor its namesake and native son, and to promote outstanding performances by versatile college football players who often go unnoticed. Owen Marecic of Stanford, a two-way starter and All Pac-10 performer at fullback and linebacker, won the inaugural Paul Hornung Award in 2010; Brandon Boykin of Georgia won the award in 2011 after excelling on defense, offense and special teams; Tavon Austin of West Virginia won the award in 2012 as one of two players in the nation with more than 500 yards in three different categories (rushing, receiving and kick returns); Odell Beckham Jr. of LSU won the award in 2013 after finishing the season ranked second in the nation and first in the SEC with 2,222 all-purpose yards and 185.2 average yards per game; Shaq Thompson of Washington won the award in 2014 as a two-way player, earning first team All-America honors at linebacker and finishing as the Husky's second-leading rusher at tailback; and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford won in 2015 after amassing 3,496 all-purpose yards with 1,847 rushing, 540 receiving and 1,109 return, breaking Barry Sanders record of 3,250 set in 1988.

North Dakota St. Beats #13 Iowa - Ranked #1 in FCS Polls

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Football Championship Subdivision - Top 25 Rankings

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#1 pick Philadelphia Eagles

Team of Week - North Dakota St

North Dakota State’s 23-21 scored another huge win over a division one opponent when they beat #13 Iowa on Saturday in Iowa City. Bison fans are familiar with beating D1 programs. North Dakota State, a Football Championship Subdivision (used to be Division I-AA) power, has won six consecutive games against top-level opponents since 2010.

And the Bisons received a check for $500,000 for beating the ranked Hawkeyes on their home field.
North Dakota State has won five consecutive FCS titles and is top ranked again this season. They hope to match the FCS record for six consecutive titles held by Georgia Southern. They keep reloading every season despite losing top talent like QB Carson Wentz who lead the Bison for their most recent two titles. Wentz is currently a rookie starting QB for the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bison’s last five wins over Football Bowl Subdivision teams weren’t exactly powerhouses. Those opponents finished with combined records of 20-41. North Dakota State’s first two wins this season came in overtime, vs Charleston Southern and Eastern Washington. They continued their dramatics against Iowa. The Bison won on a 37-yard field goal by Cam Pedersen as time expired. North Dakota State beat Iowa at its own smash-mouth game, rushing for 239 yards and holding the Hawkeyes to just 34 yards in 25 carries.

In the meantime, QB Easton Stick, who guided the Bison to eight wins last season when Wentz was injured, ran his college career record to 11-0 by completing 11 of 19 passes for 124 yards and 1 TD and running for 35 yards.

FCS Coaches Poll - Sept. 19, 2016
Team (First-Place Votes), Points, Record

1. North Dakota State (26), 650 - 3-0
2. Sam Houston State, 605 - 2-0
3. Chattanooga, 583 - 3-0
4. Jacksonville State, 558 - 2-1
5. Eastern Washington, 556 - 2-1
6. Montana, 509 - 2-0
7. James Madison, 429 - 2-1
8. William & Mary, 426 - 2-1
9. Richmond, 419 - 2-1
10. The Citadel, 372 - 3-0
11. Charleston Southern, 368 - 1-2
12. Illinois State, 363 - 2-1
13. Western Illinois, 326 - 2-0
14. Northern Iowa, 310 - 1-2
15. Villanova, 250 - 2-1
16. Eastern Illinois 206 - 2-1
17. Youngstown State, 187 - 2-1
18. South Dakota State, 184 - 1-2
19. Harvard, 127 - 1-0
20. McNeese State, 123 - 1-2
21. Colgate, 119 - 1-1
22. North Carolina A&T, 118 - 2-1
23. Albany, 110 - 3-0
24. Stony Brook, 109 - 2-1
25. Portland State, 93 - 1-2
25. Northern Arizona, 93 - 1-2

Others receiving votes: Southern Utah 62, Cal Poly 37, North Dakota 25, Samford 24, Liberty 22, Stephen F. Austin 14, Grambling State 12, Jackson State 11, Fordham 10, Wofford 9, Southeast Missouri State 8, Eastern Kentucky 6, Dartmouth 4, Monmouth 3, Tennessee Tech 3, Towson 2, Montana State 2, New Hampshire 1, Delaware 1, Southeastern Louisiana 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Draft Insiders' /AP/Coaches - Top 25 Rankings

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 4 Sept, 19

Alabama comes back to defeat Ole Miss and holds #1 ranking. Ohio St. blasts Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma solidifies #2 spot while Louisville destroys highly regarded Florida St. to move into #3 overall spot. Clemson and Michigan impress to round out the top five in all major polls.

Team of Week - Louisville

Offensive Player of Week - QB Lamar Jackson - Louisville
Defensive Player of Week - DB Jabrill Peppers - Michigan

Photo - DB Jabrill Peppers - Michigan

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama - 3-0
2 Ohio St - 3-0
3 Louisville - 3-0
4 Clemson - 3-0
5 Michigan - 3-0
6 Houston - 3-0
7 Stanford - 2-0
8 Washington - 3-0
9 Georgia - 3-0
10 Wisconsin - 3-0
11 Texas - 3-0
12 Michigan St - 2-0
13 Florida St - 2-1
14 Nebraska - 3-0
15 Texas A&M - 3-0
16 Florida - 3-0
17 Iowa - 2-1
18 Tennessee - 3-0
19 Miami - 3-0
20 LSU - 2-1
21 Arkansas - 3-0
22 Baylor - 3-0
23 San Diego State - 3-0
24 Ole Miss - 1-2
25 Utah - 3-0

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (50) - 3-0 - 1510
2 Ohio State (4) - 3-0 - 1442
3 Louisville (6) - 3-0 - 1406
4 Michigan (1) - 3-0 - 1277
5 Clemson - 3-0 - 1258
6 Houston - 3-0 - 1245
7 Stanford - 2-0 - 1195
8 Michigan State - 2-0 - 1084
9 Washington - 3-0 - 1040
10 Texas A&M - 3-0 - 890
11 Wisconsin - 3-0 - 828
12 Georgia - 3-0 - 726
13 Florida State - 2-1 - 722
14 Tennessee - 3-0 - 707
15 Miami - 3-0 - 565
16 Baylor - 3-0 - 529
17 Arkansas - 3-0 - 528
18 LSU - 2-1 - 517
19 Florida - 3-0 - 479
20 Nebraska - 3-0 - 420
21 Texas - 2-1 - 196
22 San Diego State - 3-0 - 183
23 Ole Miss - 1-2 - 172
24 Utah - 3-0 - 154
25 Oklahoma - 1-2 - 139

Dropped from rankings: Iowa 13, Notre Dame 18, Oregon 22

Others receiving votes: TCU 132, North Dakota State 74, UCLA 74, Boise State 69, Iowa 47, California 44, Oklahoma State 42, Notre Dame 32, Oregon 23, Georgia Tech 17, North Carolina 17, Central Michigan 16, South Florida 7, Toledo 6, Western Michigan 6, Arizona State 3, Maryland 3, Virginia Tech 1

Coaches Poll
Rank / Team /Rec /Pts

1 Alabama - (59) 3-0 - 1571
2 Ohio State - (3) 3-0 - 1482
3 Clemson - (1) 3-0 - 1405
4 Louisville - 3-0 - 1331
5 Michigan - 3-0 - 1302
6 Stanford - 2-0 - 1273
7 Houston - 3-0 - 1235
8 Michigan State - 2-0 - 1156
9 Washington - 3-0 - 1065
10 Wisconsin - 3-0 - 872
11 Georgia - 3-0 - 847
12 Tennessee - 3-0 - 805
13 Texas A&M - 3-0 - 791
14 Florida State - 2-1 - 742
15 Baylor - 3-0 - 658
16 Florida - 3-0 - 598
17 LSU - 2-1 - 522
18 Arkansas - 3-0 - 500
19 Miami 3-0 - 441
20 Nebraska - 3-0 - 373
21 Ole Miss - 1-2 - 166
TCU - 2-1 - 166
23 Utah - 3-0 - 155
24 Texas - 2-1 - 143
25 Iowa - 2-1 - 140

Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma 14, Notre Dame 18, Oregon 21

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 106, North Carolina 95, San Diego State 87, UCLA 81, Boise State 62, Oregon 50, Oklahoma State 46, Arizona State 34, South Florida 32, Georgia Tech 28, Notre Dame 23, West Virginia 19, Western Michigan 16, Minnesota 11, Navy 10, Toledo 6, Central Michigan 6, California 6, Maryland 4, Memphis 4, Kansas State 4, Army 2, Auburn 2, Western Kentucky 2

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Senior Bowl 2017 Watch List - Offensive Players

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Senior Bowl 2017 Watch List
Offensive Players

Photo - QB Chad Kelly - Ole Miss

Quarterbacks
Name/Position/Conference

C.J. Beathard - Iowa
QB 6-2 215 Big Ten
Josh Dobbs - Tennessee
QB 6-3 210 SEC
Brady Gustafson - Montana
QB 6-7 230 FCS
Taysom Hill - Brigham Young
QB 6-2 230 IND
Chad Kelly - Ole Miss
QB 6-2 224 SEC
Trevor Knight - Texas A&M
QB 6-1 215 SEC
Mitch Leidner - Minnesota
QB 6-4 230 Big Ten
Wes Lunt - Illinois
QB 6-5 225 Big Ten
Nick Mullens - Southern Mississippi
QB 6-1 196 C-USA
Peter Pujals - Holy Cross
QB 6-2 213 FCS
Cooper Rush - Central Michigan
QB 6-3 230 MAC
Seth Russell - Baylor
QB 6-3 220 Big 12
Patrick Towles - Boston College
QB 6-5 253 ACC
Greg Ward, Jr. - Houston
QB 5-11 185 AAC
Davis Webb -California
QB 6-5 230 Pac-12
QB Jordan West - Eastern Washington
QB 6-4 220 FCS

Running Backs
Name/Position /Conference

Joel Bouagnon - Northern Illinois
RB 6-2 228 MAC
Matt Breida - Georgia Southern
RB 5-11 190 Sun Belt
Wes Brown - Maryland
RB 6-0 217 Big Ten
Corey Clement - Wisconsin
RB 5-11 227 Big Ten
Tarik Cohen - North Carolina A&T
RB 5-6 179 FCS
Marcus Cox - Appalachian State
RB 5-10 205 Sun Belt
LeShun Daniels - Iowa
RB 6-0 225 Big Ten
Justin Davis - USC
RB 6-1 200 Pac-12
Matt Dayes - North Carolina State
RB 5-9 203 ACC
Tarean Folston - Notre Dame
RB 5-9 214 IND
De'Angelo Henderson - Coastal Carolina
RB 5-8 208 Sun Belt
Kareem Hunt - Toledo
RB 6-0 225 MAC
De'Shawn Jones - Campbell
RB 6-0 215 FCS
Jojo Kemp - Kentucky
RB 5-10 200 SEC
Shock Linwood - Baylor
RB 5-9 200 Big 12
T.J. Logan - North Carolina
RB 5-10 190 ACC
Devante Mays - Utah State
RB 5-11 230 MW
Elijah McGuire - Louisiana Lafayette
RB 5-11 209 Sun Belt
Taquan Mizzell - Virginia
RB 5-10 195 ACC
Terrell Newby - Nebraska
RB 5-10 200 Big Ten
Dare Ogunbowale - Wisconsin
RB 5-11 203 Big Ten
Kalif Phillips - Charlotte
RB 5-10 221 C-USA
Donnel Pumphrey - San Diego State
RB 5-9 180 MW
Alex Ross - Missouri
RB 6-1 220 SEC
Barry Sanders - Oklahoma State
RB 5-10 198 Big 12
Rushel Shell - West Virginia
RB 5-10 225 Big 12
De'Veon Smith - Michigan
RB 5-11 228 Big Ten
Tyvis Smith - Northern Iowa
RB 6-1 226 FCS
Jahad Thomas - Temple
RB 5-10 188 AAC
Kody Walker - Arkansas
RB 6-2 240 SEC
Conley Wilkins - Drake
RB 5-10 201 FCS
Jamaal Williams - Brigham Young
RB 6-2 220 IND
Joe Williams - Utah
RB 5-11 205 Pac-12

Tight Ends
Name/Position/Conference

Pharaoh Brown - Oregon
TE 6-6 250 Pac-12
Jake Butt - Michigan
TE 6-6 250 Big Ten
Darrell Daniels - Washington
TE 6-4 237 Pac-12
Evan Engram - Ole Miss
TE 6-3 227 SEC
Gerald Everett - South Alabama
TE 6-4 240 Sun Belt
Cole Hikutini - Louisville
TE 6-5 248 ACC
O.J. Howard - Alabama
TE 6-6 251 SEC
Blake Jarwin - Oklahoma State
TE 6-5 248 Big 12
George Kittle - Iowa
TE 6-4 250 Big Ten
Jordan Leggett - Clemson
TE 6-5 260 ACC
Taylor McNamara - USC
TE 6-5 245 Pac-12
Phazahn Odom - Fordham
TE 6-8 245 FCS
Josiah Price - Michigan State
TE 6-4 248 Big Ten
Michael Roberts - Toledo
TE 6-5 270 MAC
Eric Saubert - Drake
TE 6-5 251 FCS
Mason Schreck - Buffalo
TE 6-4 258 MAC
Jonnu Smith - Florida International
TE 6-3 232 C-USA
Jeremy Sprinkle - Arkansas
TE 6-6 256 SEC
Keith Towbridge - Louisville
TE 6-5 265 ACC

For Wideouts & Offensive Line Senior Bowl Watch List – go to next page

Draft Insiders' /AP - Top 25 Rankings

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings

Photo - RB James Conner - Pittsburgh

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 3 Sept, 14

Team of Week - Pittsburgh
Player of Week - RB James Conner - Pittsburgh

RK/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama) - 2-0
2 Ohio St - 2-0
3 Florida St - 2-0
4 Clemson - 2-0
5 Michigan - 2-0
6 Houston - 2-0
7 Stanford - 1-0
8 Washington - 2-0
9 Georgia - 2-0
10 Wisconsin - 2-0
11 Texas - 2-0
12 Michigan St - 1-0
13 Louisville - 2-0
14 Oklahoma - 1-1
15 Notre Dame - 1-1
16 Texas A&M - 2-0
17 Florida - 2-0
18 Iowa - 2-0
19 Tennessee - 2-0
20 Ole Miss - 1-1
21 LSU - 1-1
22 Arkansas - 2-0
23 Baylor - 2-0
24 Oregon - 2-0
25 Miami - 2-0

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (56) 2-0 - 1520
2 Florida State (4) 2-0 - 1437
3 Ohio State 2-0 - 1359
4 Michigan (1) 2-0 - 1298
5 Clemson 2-0 - 1284
6 Houston 2-0 - 1264
7 Stanford 1-0 - 1137
8 Washington 2-0 - 983
9 Wisconsin 2-0 - 893
10 Louisville 2-0 - 890
11 Texas 2-0 - 872
12 Michigan State 1-0 - 747
13 Iowa 2-0 - 694
14 Oklahoma 1-1 - 686
15 Tennessee 2-0 - 665
16 Georgia 2-0 - 584
17 Texas A&M 2-0 - 564
18 Notre Dame 1-1 - 526
19 Ole Miss 1-1 - 473
20 LSU 1-1 - 391
21 Baylor 2-0 - 305
22 Oregon 2-0 - 292
23 Florida 2-0 - 205
24 Arkansas 2-0 - 198
25 Miami 2-0 - 197

Dropped from rankings: TCU 15, Oklahoma State 22

Others receiving votes: Utah 62, TCU 62, San Diego State 51, UCLA 47, Boise State 42, Pittsburgh 39, Oklahoma State 22, Nebraska 11, North Carolina 10, Auburn 7, Central Michigan 4, Colorado 2, Arizona State 1, Cincinnati 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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