2015 Shrine Game

By: Alex Khvatov

 




1/19

Here are the players that have boosted their stock at the 2015 East/West Shrine Game. 

 

East WR Tre' McBride (William & Mary)

 

He was clearly the best receiver at the Shrine Game practices.  He is an athletic player with good route route running ability.  He displayed reliable hands and showed the ability to highpoint the ball.  McBride made contested catches in traffic and was also able to stretch the field.  He is more quick than fast.  But he was able to get consistent separation throughout the week.   

 

West WR Austin Hill (Arizona)

 

He was the second best receiver in St.Petersburg, FL.  After a disappointing senior campaign, Hill boosted his stock with a strong performance here.  He is a slot receiver with good size.  He displayed soft hands, crisp route running and tremendous body control.  He made a few acrobatic catches this week.     

 

East OG John Miller (Louisville)

 

He was the most impressive OL at the Shrine Game.  He is a mauler in the run game.  He is a tenacious, physical run blocker.  Miller showed good strength and knee bend.  He demonstrated a strong initial hand punch.  He overwhelmed defensive linemen at the point of attack.     

 

West DT Xavier Williams (Northern Iowa)

 

He was able to make disruptive plays behind the line of scrimmage this week.  His short area quickness and violent hands really stood out.  Williams has good size and he held his ground well at the point of attack.  He played with terrific leverage.      

 

East CB Craig Mager (Texas State)

 

This guy opened some eyes this week.  He was a four-year starter at Texas State.  He has good size and he excels in run support.  He showed quick feet and fluid movement.  Mager showed good awareness and held his own in man-to-man coverage.           

 

West C B.J. Finney (Kansas State)

 

Finney has good size and sustains his blocks well.  He got very good movement in the run game.  He was so technically sound with his footwork.  He demonstrated impressive hand placement.  This guy has a chance to start early at the next level.     

 

East CB Justin Coleman (Tennessee)

 

Coleman was able to make some splash plays in practice.  He showed a smooth backpedal and very good lateral quickness.  He was the only corner that had some success against McBride.  I was impressed with his technique in press coverage.  He also displayed good ball skills.   

 

East DE Za'Darius Smith (Kentucky)

 

He only played one-year of football in high school.  Smith went to a junior college and became one of the top recruits.  He has good size and strength.  He holds his ground well and is a terrific run defender.  He showed ability to rush the passer this week.  He was named the Defensive MVP during the game.       

 

East OT Sean Hickey (Syracuse)

 

I love his versatility.  He lined up at RT during practice and played LT during the game where he has started the past two years.  He has good size.  Hickey excels in pass pro.  He displayed quick feet and good balance.  His hand placement was outstanding.    

 

West RB John Crockett (North Dakota State)

 

He is a tough inside runner.  He can break arm tackles.  Crockett showed patience and let his blocks develop.  He displayed good vision.  He did a very good job in pass protection.  He was vocal and energetic this entire week.  He definitely raised his stock.     

 

 

 

1/16

 

East Team

 

Day Four

 

It was a fairly quiet day.  The players worked on different drills with their positional coaches.  Then they worked on special teams and did a redzone scrimmage. 

 

Quick Notes

 

RB Dominique Brown from Louisville ran very good routes and showed impressive hands out of the backfield.  He was getting separation against LB's in the one on one coverage drills.

 

I had the chance to interview two defensive backs from the East squad.  I asked them who the toughest WR in practice was.  Both of them told me that Keith Mumphery from Michigan State stood out.  They said that he was physical at the line of scrimmage and incredibly quick.  He talked trash and didn't back away from a challenge.  All of those things are true, but Mumphery has to improve his hands.   

 

TE Wes Saxton from South Alabama was Jameis Winston's high school teammate.  He ran good routes and got separation, but dropped two passes on Thursday. 

 

LB Jake Ryan from Michigan plays too high at times.  But he did a great job in pass coverage against TE's and RB's.  He recorded two pass breakups. 

 

LB Deiontrez Mount from Louisville got exposed in coverage.  He showed stiffness in his hips. 

 

Vols' CB Justin Coleman displayed a smooth backpedal, quick feet and good ball skills in DB drills. 

 

Western Kentucky's CB Cam Thomas has excelled in press coverage.  He came up with an INT today. 

 

West Team

 

Day Four

 

Most of the scouts, coaches and front office personnel people didn't stick around for the West practice on Thursday.  It was a cold afternoon with a light drizzle.  Players worked on individual drills, special teams and had a scrimmage.

 

Quick Notes

 

Rice's WR Jordan Taylor continued to use his big body and long arms to make catches in the scrimmage.  He was able to highpoint the ball on a couple of occasions. 

 

DE Martin Ifedi from Memphis showed a variety of pass rush moves throughout the week.  His hand usage has been good. 

 

Oregon's LB Tony Washington joined the West squad during Wednesday's practice.  He looked fluid in coverage today.  He changed directions well and looked effortless doing it. 

 

CB Bryce Callahan from Rice got physical and demonstrated good press technique.  He had a pass breakup during the 7 on 7.    

 

 

 

1/15

East Team

 

Day Three

 

The East team had a morning practice on Wednesday once again.  It was a cloudy day in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was checking out practice here on day three. 

 

Quarterbacks

 

Georgia's Hutson Mason was the best QB on the East squad today.  He looked in command of the offense.  He showed good, clean footwork on his drops.  He went through his progressions and was accurate in the scrimmage.  Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke missed some throws today especially on downfield passes.  He tried to force some balls into tight spots.  Overall, he has definitely been the best QB at the Shrine Game because of his quick release, outstanding ball placement and good decision-making.  Duke's Anthony Boone continued to struggle with his accuracy.  He threw two interceptions during Wednesday's practice.  

 

Running Backs/Fullbacks

 

Tigers' Terrence Magee reminded me of Zac Stacy this week.  He is quick to the hole and has showcased terrific vision.  He has also displayed soft hands.  

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

No one was able to cover Tre' McBride from William & Mary during Wednesday's practice.  He put on a clinic.  He showed great hand/eye coordination.  He located the ball well on downfield throws.  He made contested catches and was able to highpoint the ball.  He has also been returning kicks and punts throughout the week.  Wolverines' Devin Gardner had a good practice.  You want to see a player improve throughtout the week, and he did just that.  He showed reliable hands and made two big catches downfield.  Georgia Tech's Darren Waller took a step backwards today.  He had three drops.  Spartans' Keith Mumphery has good quickness.  He has shown the ability to get separation, but he has displayed inconsistent hands.  

 

Offensive Linemen

 

OT Sean Hickey from Syracuse has excelled in pass protection.  He is a technician.  He showed light feet, advanced hand placement and good knee bend.  He has demonstrated the ability to reset in pass pro.  OG John Miller from Louisville is very strong.  He got great movement in the run game.  He showed good footwork.  He has opened some eyes this week.  OT Darrian Miller from Kentucky plays too high.  He also needs to improve his hand placement.  C Sean McDermott from Miami showed a tendency to come out too high out of his stance.  He also got beat a couple of times in the one-on-one drill against the DL.        

 

Defensive Linemen

 

Miami's DE Anthony Chickillo shined today.  He is a good run defender.  He showed a variety of rush moves in the one-on-one's against the offensive linemen.  He played with good leverage, displayed solid instincts and a non-stop motor.  LSU's Jermauria Rasco had another tough day.  He is a one trick pony.  He relied mainly on a speed rush.  He struggled with his hand usage, couldn't shed blocks and failed to maintain his balance on a few occasions.   

 

Linebackers

 

Mike Singletary was teaching Michigan's Jake Ryan the nuances of playing the linebacker position.  Overall, Ryan did a better job in pass coverage today. 

 

Defensive Backs

 

CB Justin Coleman from Tennessee was the best corner on the East squad.  He showed good technique in press coverage.  He changed directions well.  He came up with an INT.  CB Damian Swann from Georgia had an interception as well during Wednesday's practice.


West Team

 

Day Three

 

The West team had an afternoon practice again on Wednesday.  The players brought a lot of energy today. 

 

Quarterbacks

 

Nevada's Cody Fajardo was accurate to all areas of the field today.  He had good command of the offense.  He made quicker decisions and threw well on the run.  Sun Devils' Taylor Kelly showed clean footwork.  He spread the ball around to different receivers, but he struggled with his deep ball accuracy.  He actually threw two INT's on Wednesday.  South Carolina's Dylan Thompson forced throws into coverage.  One of those passes resulted in an INT.  He struggled with his accuracy on intermediate throws.  

 

Running Backs/Fullbacks

 

John Crockett from North Dakota State continued his strong play.  He practices with a purpose.  He has been very vocal this week.  South Dakota State's Zach Zenner is just the second player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards in three different seasons.  He has impressed me with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.  

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Jordan Taylor from Rice had a great day.  He has outstanding size and a huge catching radius.  He uses his long arms and catches the ball away from his body.  He caught everything that was thrown his way.  He is a mismatch in the redzone.  He came up with a short TD at the end of practice.  Arizona's Austin Hill continued his strong play.  He made a diving catch when he was matched up against Stanford's S Jordan Richards.  Later on in practice, he made a tremendous catch near the sideline and got both feet in.  He is not afraid to mix it up and get physical.  His hands and outstanding body control were on full display.  Huskies' Kasen Williams bounced back on Wednesday.  He made a couple of highlight-reel catches.  The one-handed grab near the sideline was unbelievable.  He has also been working as a returner on kicks and punts.  TE MyCole Pruitt from Southern Illinois showed strong hands.  He made a number of contested catches in traffic. 

 

Offensive Linemen

 

Kansas State's B.J. Finney had a strong practice again.  His footwork is very sound.  He got a great push in the run game.  He showed the ability to get to the second level.  Aztecs' Terry Poole struggled with his assignments.  He played too tall when he came out of his stance.  He also needs to improve his hand placement.        

 

Defensive Linemen

 

DE Martin Ifedi from Memphis held up well at the point of attack.  He played with good leverage and proved to be a strong run defender.  

 

Linebackers

 

Utah State's Zach Vigil was all over the field today.  He is a reliable tackler with terrific instincts.  He took proper angles to the ball.  He came up with an INT in pass coverage.  He is a leader. 

 

Defensive Backs

 

S Sam Carter from TCU has been the most consistent player in the secondary for the West squad.  He has good size and instincts.  He has displayed very good closing speed.  He had a pass breakup in the scrimmage.

 

 


1/14

East Team

 

Day Two

 

The East team had a morning practice on Tuesday.  After a rainy day yesterday, we had a warm day in St. Petersburg, Florida today.  The East team was in full pads. 

 

Quarterbacks

 

Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke has separated himself from the rest of the quarterbacks at the East/West Shrine Game.  He was accurate to all areas of the field.  His ball placement was terrific.  He made quick decisions and demonstrated good field vision.  He showed good timing and anticipation on his throws.  Hutson Mason from Georgia displayed good timing and was accurate on short throws.  But he overthrew a number of intermediate and deep passes on Tuesday.  Duke's Anthony Boone holds on to the ball for too long and shows average field vision.     

 

Running Backs/Fullbacks

 

Tigers' Terrence Magee was once again the best RB on the East squad.  He is a compact runner that runs low to the ground.  He can push the pile and finishes his runs.  He displayed good vision and was able to find the cutback lanes.    

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Tre' McBride from William & Mary had another good day.  He is more quick than fast.  He is an athletic receiver with soft hands and good route running ability.  He wins at the top of his route.  He is able to adjust to poorly thrown balls.  Maryland's Deon Long really excelled on short and intermediate routes.  He was quick in and out of his breaks.  He showed better concentration today and didn't drop a single pass.  He extends his arms and catches the ball away from his body.  Georgia Tech's Darren Waller made plays today.  He has the size and the huge catching radius.  He showed soft hands and made a few over the shoulder catches downfield.  Wolverines' Devin Gardner continued to make his transition to receiver.  He had a tough time getting off press coverage, but he improved as practice progressed.  He made a couple of contested catches.  Andre Davis from South Florida displayed the ability to stretch the field vertically.  But he struggled making catches in traffic.  Spartans' Keith Mumphery was inconsistent.  He is quick in and out of his breaks.  However, he had a tough time against press coverage and had a few drops in constested situations.       

 

Offensive Linemen

 

OT Sean Hickey from Syracuse has been playing RT here.  He has displayed smooth, quick feet.  He played with good leverage and proper knee bend.  He sustained his blocks to the whistle.  OG John Miller from Louisville has a lot of starting experience.  He fired out of his stance.  He was a tenacious, physical run blocker.  He showed good strength and very good knee bend.  Georgia's C David Andrews struggled against quicker defensive tackles.  He also needs to work on his hand placement.        

 

Defensive Linemen

 

DE Za'Darius Smith from Kentucky and DT Leterrius Walton from Central Michigan are the defensive linemen that performed well.  Smith has good size and strength.  He is a strong run defender.  He showed some pass rushing ability on Tuesday.  He can easily add another 10-15 pounds to his frame.  He projects as a five-technique at the next level.  Walton is a big man, but he moves well for his size.  He is strong and has shown a good rip move.  LSU's Jermauria Rasco had a disappointing day.  He had a tough time changing directions and maintaining his balance in DL drills.  He struggled with his hand usage and couldn't get off blocks.  He needs to get stronger because he got washed out on a number of plays.             

 

Linebackers

 

Jake Ryan from Michigan continued to be a major presence against the run.  He stuffed a few running plays.  He is a tough, smart LB.  He showed the ability to get off blocks.  But he got exposed a bit in pass coverage.  He is a 3-4 ILB at the next level.  Maryland's Cole Farrand is a downhill LB that just finds the ball.  He shows good instincts.  He was praised by head coach Mike Singletary after making a tackle.       

 

Defensive Backs

 

CB Craig Mager from Texas State was the most impressive defensive back on the East squad.  He held his own against the receivers in the one-on-one matchups.  He is an athletic player with quick feet and fluid hips.  He was able to turn and run with receivers downfield.  S Dean Marlowe from James Madison has looked comfortable and fluid in pass coverage.  He has shown good lateral quickness.  S Ronald Martin from LSU has looked stiff in coverage.  He struggled changing directions and needs to improve his footwork. 

 

 

 

West Team

 

Day Two

 

The West team had an afternoon practice on Tuesday.  It was a perfect and warm day in St. Petersburg, Florida today.  The West team was in full pads again. 

 

Quarterbacks

 

None of the quarterbacks on the West team impressed me today.  It is actually difficult to find anything positive to say about them.  Nevada's Cody Fajardo was accurate on short throws and had good command of the offense.  However, he overthrew a couple of deep balls.  Sun Devils' Taylor Kelly lacks the arm strength and he struggled with his ball placement.  South Carolina's Dylan Thompson has a very good arm, but he was erratic with his accuracy throughout the day.            

 

Running Backs/Fullbacks

 

John Crockett from North Dakota State had another good day.  He is a tough inside runner.  He showed patience and good vision.  He has outplayed the more heralded Zach Zenner.  

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Arizona's Austin Hill was the star of the day.  No one could cover him.  He ran crisp routes, displayed soft hands and good body control.  He adjusted well to poorly thrown passes.  After a disappointing senior season, his stock is on the rise.  Aztecs' Ezell Ruffin also shined today.  He showed the ability to stretch the field vertically.  He displayed strong hands.  He made a couple of acrobatic catches.  He was quick in and out of his breaks.  However, I did see him struggle against press coverage.  Huskies' Kasen Williams had a bad day.  He had a couple of drops.  He ran sloppy routes and struggled coming out of his breaks.  His body language was terrible after things didn't go his way early on in practice. 

 

Offensive Linemen

 

Kansas State's B.J. Finney had another impressive practice.  He was a dominant force.  He showed terrific hand placement, got good movement in the run game and sustained his blocks well.  Bobby Hart from Florida State struggled once again.  He saw time at RT and guard.  He showed heavy feet in pass protection.  He has a tendency to get too high and needs to improve his hand placement. 

 

Defensive Linemen

 

DT Xavier Williams from Northern Iowa continues to impress.  He showed good short area quickness, power and violent hands.  He plays with good leverage.  Tyeler Davison from Fresno State is a powerful DT.  He is not flashy, but he is strong at the point of attack.  He is a very good bull rusher.  DE Martin Ifedi from Memphis flashed today after a quiet day on Monday.  He displayed active hands and showed good strength.  He was effective using the bull rush.  

 

Linebackers

 

Baylor's Bryce Hager flies around all over the field.  He is able to read and react quickly.  He displayed good closing speed.  He showed good tackling form as well.  Utah State's Zach Vigil was the vocal leader of the defense.  He demonstrated good lateral quickness and tremendous instincts.        

 

Defensive Backs

 

USC's CB Josh Shaw had an up and down day.  I was impressed with his press coverage technique.  He used his size and physical nature to push the WR's around.  But he was slow to react at times and showed a tendency to grab receivers downfield.  S Sam Carter from TCU has emerged as the leader in the secondary.  He is an athletic, physical player with good size.  On one particular play, he got burned by the WR on a double move.  But he has done a much better job in coverage here than I ever thought he would.

 

Specialists

 

Punter Darragh O'Neill from Colorado showed a strong leg and good hangtime.  He could be drafted in the later rounds.

 

 

 

1/13

Monday Practice:


West Team

 

Day One

 

The West team had a late afternoon practice on Monday.  The players had a lot of energy despite the heavy rainfall during the first 30 minutes of practice.  The West squad was led by the former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn.  The players were practicing in full pads. 

 

Quarterbacks

 

Sun Devils' Taylor Kelly was the best QB on the West team.  He was accurate especially on short throws.  He threw well on the run.  He showed good field vision.  He looked comfortable going through his progressions.  Gamecocks' Dylan Thompson has good size and a strong arm.  He can make all of the necessary throws at the next level.  But he struggled with his accuracy.  He needs to make quicker decisions.  Nevada's Cody Fajardo had a tough time completing intermediate and deep throws.  He has an awkward throwing motion and he struggles going through his progressions.  He showed average ball placement.           

 

Running Backs/Fullbacks

 

Despite the fumble during the team scrimmage, North Dakota State's John Crockett was the most consistent RB on Monday.  He is a tough, physical runner with good size.  He also showed good hands.  Zach Zenner from South Dakota State is the only player in FCS history to rush for over 2,000 yards in three straight seasons.  He displayed soft hands coming out of the backfield.  Malcolm Brown is a RB that never really lived up to the hype at Texas.  He is well-built and runs low to the ground.  But he displayed an average burst to the hole and didn't show good vision.  He also had a fumble.     

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Austin Hill from Arizona stood out during the first day of practice.  He had success operating from the slot.  He has good size.  He made a couple of acrobatic catches.  He ran sharp routes and showed soft hands.  TE Blake Bell from Oklahoma is an intriguing prospect with a lot of upside.  He has ideal size and good hands.                 

 

Offensive Linemen

 

C B.J. Finney from Kansas State looked like the most consistent lineman today.  He was so technically sound with his hand placement.  He played with good leverage and sustained his blocks well.  Seminoles' Bobby Hart was playing RT today and he struggled against speed rushers.  He looks like a guard prospect at the next level.  OG Adam Shead from Oklahoma had a tough time on Monday.  He has heavy feet.  He was slow off the ball.  He showed a tendency to overextend in pass protection.  

 

Defensive Linemen

 

The defensive line dominated the O-line especially in the one-on-one drills.  Stanford's David Parry was the star of the day.  No one could block him today in the pit drill.  He showed good strength and played with terrific leverage.  He displayed an impressive rip move and showed good short area quickness.  He lined up as a DE and as a DT.  DE Travis Raciti from San Jose State lined up as a DE.  He has good size and long arms.  He showed a strong initial hand punch.  He beat an OL with an inside move on one particular play.  DT Xavier Williams from Northern Iowa was impressive as well.  He showed a quick first step.  He played with good leverage and used his hands well.  TCU's DT Chucky Hunter struggled on Monday.  He is undersized and he had a tough time disengaging from blockers.  He needs to be more active with his hands instead of just relying on his quickness off the snap.            

 

Linebackers

 

Baylor's Bryce Hager won't wow you from a physical standpoint, but he makes plays all over the field.  He is a very active run defender.  He shows tremendous instincts and closes quickly.  He recovered a fumble during the team scrimmage.  He was by far the most impressive LB for the West team.  

 

Defensive Backs

 

USC's Josh Shaw and Colorado State's Bernard Blake are the two players that stood out to me in the secondary.  Shaw has good size.  He was physical and showed quick feet.  Bernard Blake got better as practice moved along.  He has good length.  He showed fluid hips and good closing speed.          

 

Other Notes:

 

TE A.J. Derby from Arkansas, OT Brett Boyko from UNLV and OG Miles Dieffenbach from Penn State will miss this week due to injury.  

 

 

East Team

 

Day One

 

The East team had an early afternoon practice on Monday.  The field was wet, and we had some rain in the beginning of practice.  The East squad was led by former Niners head coach Mike Singletary.  The team wore shoulder pads and shorts today. 

 

Quarterbacks

 

Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke was by far the most impressive signal caller on the East squad.  He lacks the size and the arm strength, but he was very accurate on short and intermediate throws.  I was impressed with his ball placement and anticipation  He hit his receivers in stride.  He made good reads and had success throwing on the run.  Hutson Mason from Georgia showed a nice touch and was fairly accurate to all areas of the field.  However, he lacked velocity on downfield throws.  He also needs to make quicker decisions.  He was late with a couple of his throws.  Anthony Boone from Duke had an up and down day.  He showed great touch as he completed a few downfield passes.  But he has a long delivery and struggles when he has go through his progressions.                    

 

Running Backs/Fullbacks

 

LSU's Terrance Magee  was the one RB that stood out to me during Monday's practice.  He is only about 5'9, but he is very well-built.  He displays a quick burst through the hole.  He is very shifty.     

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

William & Mary WR Tre' McBride was the best pass catcher during Monday's practice.  He got off to a slow start.  He kept losing his footing as he was coming out of his breaks due to the wet field.  But he came back strong.  He showed natural hands, athleticism and the ability to separate.  He made a few contested catches.  He also showed the ability to locate the ball on downfield throws.  Maryland's Deon Long is quick off the line and is a smooth route runner.  But he needs to improve his concentration.  He had a couple of drops during the first day of practice.  Darren Waller from Georgia Tech is a big target.  He is 6'6 and 243 pounds.  He showed strong hands and used his body to shield the defenders away from the ball.  He looks like a developmental TE at the next level.  Michigan's Devin Gardner had a tough day.  He is trying to make the transition to WR.  It is a position that he played early on in his career.  He had a couple of drops.  He failed to create much separation and struggled when corners got physical with him at the line of scrimmage.  TE Khari Lee from Bowie State was a pleasant surprise.  He displayed soft, natural hands.  He caught a number of passes in the middle of the field.   

 

Offensive Linemen

 

Mississippi State's C Dillon Day and OG Ben Beckwith were the two offensive linemen that stood out today.  Day showed a nasty streak and the ability to get movement in the run game.  Beckwith displayed good hand placement.  He also played with very good leverage.  I will focus on this group more tomorrow.    

 

Defensive Linemen

 

DT Darius Kilgo from Maryland caught my eye on Monday.  He showed terrific strength and good hand use.  He was stout against the run.  His best fit would be as a NT in a 3-4 defense.          

 

Linebackers

 

This group as a whole was impressive.  Jake Ryan from Michigan was a physical presence.  He was very active against the run.  Georgia's Amarlo Herrera showed athleticism and good instincts.  Cole Farrand from Maryland took good angles to the ball.  He also had a pass break-up. 

 

Defensive Backs

 

This group was a big disappointment.  Navy's Parrish Gaines struggled in press coverage.  He allowed a couple of big plays.  He also needs to improve his footwork.  Tennessee's Justin Coleman got burned on a couple of occasions in man coverage.  He struggled changing directions and failed to keep the WR in front of him.  

 

Other Notes:

 

TE Gerald Christian from Louisville and DE/LB Davis Tull from Tennessee – Chattanooga will miss this week due to injury.  

 

 

Final Rosters:

East Team West Team

Quarterbacks
 
Anthony Boone (Duke)
Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion)
Hutson Mason (Georgia)
 
Running Backs/ Fullbacks
 
Dominique Brown (Louisville)
Larry Dixon (Army)
Kenny Hilliard (LSU)
Terrence Magee (LSU)
 
Wide Receivers
 
Andre Davis (South Florida)
Devin Gardner (Michigan)
Deon Long (Maryland)
Tre McBride (William & Mary)
Keith Mumphery (Michigan State)
Darren Waller (Georgia Tech)
 
Tight Ends
 
Gerald Christian (Louisville)
MyCole Pruitt (Southern Illinois)
Wes Saxton (South Alabama)
 
Offensive Linemen
 
David Andrews (Georgia)
Ben Beckwith (Mississippi State)
Jamon Brown (Louisville)
Dillon Day (Mississippi State)
Jon Feliciano (Miami, FL)
Mark Glowinski (West Virginia)
Sean Hickey (Syracuse)
Shane McDermott (Miami, FL)
Darrian Miller (Kentucky)
John Miller (Louisville)
 
Defensive Linemen
 
Anthony Chickillo (Miami, FL)
B.J. Dubose (Louisville)
Darius Kilgo (Maryland)
Derrick Lott (Tennessee – Chattanooga)
Jermauria Rasco (LSU)
Za'Darius Smith (Kentucky)
Leterrius Walton (Central Michigan)
Daryl Waud (Western University – Ontario)
 
Linebackers
 
Cole Farrand (Maryland)
Curtis Grant (Ohio State)
Amarlo Herrera (Georgia)
Deiontrez Mount (Louisville)
Quayshawn Nealy (Georgia Tech)
Edmond Robinson (Newberry)
Jake Ryan (Michigan)
Davis Tull (Tennessee – Chattanooga)
 
Cornerbacks
 
Justin Coleman (Tennessee)
Craig Mager (Texas State)
Tye Smith (Towson)
Damian Swann (Georgia)
Cam Thomas (Western Kentucky)
 
Safeties
 
Detrick Bonner (Virginia Tech)
Parrish Gaines (Navy)
Dean Marlowe (James Madison)
Ronald Martin (LSU)
Damian Parms (Florida Atlantic)
 
Kickers/Punters/Long Snappers
 
Marvin Kloss (South Florida)
Spencer Roth (Baylor)
 
Head Coach
 
 
Mike Singletary 

 


Quarterbacks
 
Cody Fajardo (Nevada)
Taylor Kelly (Arizona State)
Dylan Thompson (South Carolina)
 
Running Backs/ Fullbacks
 
Malcolm Brown (Texas)
Johnathon Crockett (North Dakota State)
Aaron Ripkowski (Oklahoma)
Zach Zenner (South Dakota State)
 
Wide Receivers
 
Kenny Bell (Nebraska)
Austin Hill (Arizona)
Addison Richards (University of Regina)
Ezell Ruffin (San Diego State)
Jordan Taylor (Rice)
Kasen Williams (Washington)
 
Tight Ends
 
Blake Bell (Oklahoma)
A.J. Derby (Arkansas)
 
Offensive Linemen
 
Mickey Baucus (Arizona)
Brett Boyko (UNLV)
Cameron Clemmons (Western Kentucky)
Jamil Douglas (Arizona State)
B.J. Finney (Kansas State)
Greg Mancz (Toledo)
Terry Poole (San Diego State)
Collin Rahrig (Indiana)
Adam Shead (Oklahoma)
Brandon Vitabile (Northwestern)
 
Defensive Linemen
 
James Castleman (Oklahoma State)
Tyeler Davison (Fresno State)
Kyle Emanuel (North Dakota State)
Chucky Hunter (TCU)
Martin Ifedi (Memphis)
David Parry (Stanford)
Travis Raciti (San Jose State)
Ryan Russell (Purdue)
Xavier Williams (Northern Iowa)
 
Linebackers
 
Bryce Hager (Baylor)
Ben Heeney (Kansas)
Taiwan Jones (Michigan State)
A.J. Tarpley (Stanford)
James Vaughters (Stanford)
Zach Vigil (Utah State)
Tony Washington (Oregon)
 
Cornerbacks
 
Bernard Blake (Colorado State)
Bryce Callahan (Rice)
Greg Henderson (Colorado)
Bobby McCain (Memphis)
Curtis Riley (Fresno State)
Josh Shaw (USC)
 
Safeties
 
Sam Carter (TCU)
Corey Cooper (Nebraska)
Fritz Etienne (Memphis)
Tevin McDonald (Eastern Washington)
Jordan Richards (Stanford)
 
Kickers/Punters/Long Snappers
 
Darragh O'Neill (Colorado)
Niklas Sade (North Carolina State)
 
Head Coach
 
Jim Zorn

 

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