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Senior CLASS Award names 30 players who will do a club proud


NFL clubs spend all sorts of time, resources and money evaluating potential draftees not just as players, but as people, as well. Picking the wrong person can make picking the right player a moot point.

Well, here are 30 that could not only be good citizens, but ambassadors, as well.

The Senior CLASS Award -- which goes to seniors displaying the award's core values of community, classroom, character and competition -- had quite a few well-regarded NFL prospects on its watch list. Among them were Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, and LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow.

The award's official web site named these 30 to its watch list. Here they are, divided by position:

Derek Carr, Fresno State

AJ McCarron, Alabama

Jacob Karam, Memphis

Eric Soza, Texas-San Antonio

Nathan Scheelhaas, Illinois

Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

Offensive linemen

Dave Harding, Duke

Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

Travis Swanson, Arkansas

John Urschel, Penn State

Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

Will Jackson, Georgia Tech

Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Defensive linemen

Alex Page, South Alabama

Will Sutton, Arizona State


Lamin Barrow, LSU

Chris Borland, Wisconsin

Avery Williamson, Kentucky

Kyle Van Noy, BYU

Jake Fischer, Arizona

Defensive backs

Ross Cockrell, Duke

Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State

Greg Heban, Indiana

Alden Darby, Arizona State


Steven Clark, Auburn

Cairo Santos, Tulane

Carey Spear, Vanderbilt

Vincenzo D'Amato

Andrew Furney, Washington State

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