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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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.


» 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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