Top five college football seniors by position

With an eye toward the 2014 NFL Draft, here is a position-by-position breakdown of the top seniors in college football.


» AJ McCarron: Done nothing but win at Alabama.
» Stephen Morris: Could be No. 1 QB prospect by season's end.
» Aaron Murray: Not real tall, but efficient passer.
» Casey Pachall: Must overcome off-the-field problems.
» Tajh Boyd: Likes to roll out and throw.
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Running backs

» Charles Sims: Should be great in WVU's system.
» Marion Grice: Posted 19 TDs despite rotational situation.
» Silas Redd: Productive after transfer from Penn State.
» James White: Will share time in Badgers' backfield.
» Trey Millard: Plays fullback, but can be a tailback.
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Wide receivers

» Mike Davis: Big-play WR with NFL size and speed.
» Robert Herron: Will have scouts going to Laramie, Wyo.
» Cody Hoffman: Can catch everything thrown to him.
» Devin Street: Production could fall off in 2013.
» Jordan Matthews: Outstanding receiver, lacks speed.
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Tight ends

» C.J. Fiedorowicz: Good blocker; big target with good hands.
» Marcel Jensen: Fresno State doesn't throw much to tight ends.
» Chris Coyle: Might be more of an H-back type.
» Kaneakua Friel: Comes from long line of tight ends at BYU.
» Rob Blanchflower: Very good player on a poor team.
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Offensive tackles

» Jake Matthews: Move to LT can only help draft stock.
» Taylor Lewan: Smart, athletic, opted to stay in school.
» Seantrel Henderson: Was highly touted in high school.
» Zack Martin: Three-year starter for Fighting Irish.
» Jack Mewhort: Has high character and intelligence.
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Guards and centers

» Gabe Jackson: Should have a long NFL career.
» Cyril Richardson: Very strong with long arms.
» Spencer Long: Best player on talented Huskers line.
» Bryan Stork: Anchors very good Seminoles o-line.
» Chris Watt: Has necessary strength to play guard.
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Defensive ends

» Jackson Jeffcoat: Following in father's footsteps.
» Ed Stinson: Has a lot of upside.
» Chris Smith: Was very good player for disappointing team.
» Jason Gayle: Brings outstanding speed, athleticism.
» Dee Ford: Might be better as 3-4 outside linebacker.
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Defensive tackles

» DaQuan Jones: A strong player with good speed.
» Daniel McCullers: "Shade Tree" nickname is very apt.
» Will Sutton: Has great quickness and strength for size.
» DeAndre Coleman: Developing prospect with upside.
» Demonte McAllister: Strong inside player for Seminoles.
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Outside linebackers

» Anthony Barr: Thriving after move from RB in 2012.
» Khalil Mack: Could be Buffalo's highest draft pick.
» Trent Murphy: Strong and explosive player.
» Kyle Van Noy: Burst onto scene in Cougars' bowl win.
» Trevor Reilly: DE projects as OLB in NFL.
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Inside linebackers

» C.J. Mosley: WILL LB projects inside in pros.
» Shayne Skov: Great vs. run, but what about pass coverage?
» Max Bullough: Comes from long lineage of Spartans.
» Lamin Barrow: Plays a lot like Kevin Minter.
» Andrew Jackson: Questions about his four-down ability.
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» Jason Verrett: Lacks ideal size, but has great ball skills.
» Darqueze Dennard: Will become a big-time player.
» Aaron Colvin: Physical force in the back end.
» Justin Gilbert: Also excels as a kick returner.
» Todd Washington: Small-school player has big-time talent.
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» Craig Loston: Possesses cover skills, toughness.
» Lamarcus Joyner: Might see more time as corner in 2013.
» Terrence Brooks: Has NFL-caliber toughness, speed, athleticism.
» Christian Bryant: Competitive player with quickness.
» Daniel Sorensen: Also brings leadership ability.
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