NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 2014 rosters: Connor Shaw has a chance to impress

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The South Carolina quarterback headlines a list of players hoping to hear their names called in May.

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl returns to Carson, Calif., for the third time since being established in 2012. It's a chance for lesser-known college prospects to catch the eyes of scouts before the NFL Draft in May.

One player who will try to make the most of the chance is South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, projected to be a late-round pick. He had an extremely efficient 2013 season, completing 63 percent of his passes and throwing for 24 touchdowns and one interception, but questions linger about whether he's maximized his potential, which could hold him back on draft day.

Shaw will quarterback the National Team, which is unbeaten since the Collegiate Bowl was established. He and his teammates will be led by former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil. The American Team will be coached by Dennis Green, who's making his NFLPA Collegiate Bowl debut.

Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton also has a chance to surprise. Analysts don't expect Guiton to be selected in May's draft, but the potential is there to surprise some scouts and improve his standing.

Guiton played in nine games in 2013, finishing with 749 passing yards, 330 rushing yards and a total of 19 touchdowns. There's no illusions of Guiton being a future franchise quarterback, but a team could believe he's worth a late-round flier and see if he can develop further.

Here are the full rosters courtesy of the NFLPA:

American offense
Number First Last Position School
1 James Franklin QB Missouri
4 Corey Washington WR Newberry
7 Sean Schroeder QB Hawaii
8 Caleb Herring QB UNLV
13 Kenny Guiton QB Ohio State
16 Tony Washington WR Appalachian State
17 Gerald Ford WR Valdosta State
18 Eric Ward WR Texas Tech
19 Alex Neutz WR Buffalo
21 Roy Finch RB Oklahoma
28 Franklyn Quiteh RB Bloomsburg
36 Kiero Small FB Arkansas
40 Chad Young FB San Diego State
60 Ryan McGrath OL Ohio
65 Matt Paradis OL Boise State
66 Kevin Danser OL Stanford
74 Karim Barton OL Morgan State
75 Trey Hopkins OL Texas
76 Brent Qvale OL Nebraska
77 Brian Clarke OL Bloomsburg
78 Erle (Jr.) Ladson OL Delaware
79 Cornelius Lucas OL Kansas State
81 Chris Gant WR Hawaii
83 Terrence Miller TE Arizona
84 Greg Hardin WR North Dakota
85 Brian Wozniak TE Wisconsin
88 Chris Coyle TE Arizona State

American defense
Number First Last Position School
20 Demetrius Wright DB Southern California
23 Jerry Gates DB Bowling Green
24 CJ Barnett DB Ohio State
25 Ciante Evans DB Nebraska
26 Brandon Dixon DB NW Missouri State
29 Brian Dixon DB NW Missouri State
34 Jabari Price DB North Carolina
35 Charles (III) Sawyer DB Mississippi
37 Sammy Seamster DB Middle Tennessee State
45 Nick Williams DB North Alabama
50 Nate Askew DE Texas A&M
51 Brandon Watts LB Georgia Tech
52 Jeremiah George LB Iowa State
53 Mike Marry LB Mississippi
54 Kevin Pierre-Louis LB Boston College
55 Andrew Wilson LB Missouri
56 Brock Coyle LB Montana
59 Avery Williamson LB Kentucky
90 Jimmy Staten DL Middle Tennessee State
91 Kasim Edebali DL Boston College
92 Lawrence Virgil DL Valdosta State
93 Seali'i Epenesa DL UCLA
95 Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe DL Boise State
96 Donnie Owens DL Winston-Salem
97 Jake Metz DL Shippensburg

American special teams
Number First Last Position School
6 Vincenzo D'Amato K California
12 Tyler Campbell P Mississippi
67 Chris Maikranz LS Lamar

National offense
Number First Last Position School
3 Eric Thomas WR Troy
10 Dustin Vaughan QB West Texas A&M
12 Brendon Kay QB Cincinnati
14 Connor Shaw QB South Carolina
15 Kolton Browning QB Louisiana-Monroe
16 Albert (II) Wilson WR Georgia State
21 Martin (Jr.) Bayless WR Central Methodist
22 Julius "Trey" Watts RB Tulsa
29 James Sims RB Kansas
32 Anthony Wilkerson RB Stanford
44 J.C. Copeland FB LSU
46 Ray (Jr.) Agnew FB Southern Illinois
63 D.J. Morrell OG Old Dominion
64 Dallas Lee OL Georgia
66 Josh Allen OL Louisiana-Monroe
68 Kenarious Gates OL Georgia
69 Jared Biard OL Colorado State
70 Will Simmons OL East Carolina
71 Josh Wells OL James Madison
72 Jonotthan Harrison-Nelson OL Florida
73 Jared Wheeler OL Miami
80 Isaiah Burse WR Fresno State
81 Asa Watson TE North Carolina State
82 Asante Cleveland TE Miami
85 Kadron Boone WR LSU
86 Je'Ron Hamm WR Louisiana-Monroe
87 Darryl Surgent WR Louisiana-Lafayette

National defense
Number First Last Position School
23 Lonnie Ballentine DB Memphis
25 Jimmy Legree DB South Carolina
27 Kendall James DB Maine
30 AJ Highsmith DB Miami
31 T.J. (III) Lee DB Eastern Washington
33 Tyree Mills DB Southern Utah
38 Kenneth Acker DB SMU
39 Abdul Smith DB Temple
41 Kavon "Mark" Joyce DB Southern Florida
42 Jordan Love DB Towson
50 Keenan Graham DL UCLA
52 Jesse Joseph LB Connecticut
54 Marquis Spruill LB Syracuse
55 Stephon Robertson LB James Madison
56 Deontae Skinner LB Mississippi State
57 Shaun Lewis LB Oklahoma State
58 Brad Daly LB Montana State
67 Jamie Meder DL Ashland
78 Johnnie Farms DL Memphis
90 Denico Autry DL Mississippi State
91 David Gilbert DE Miami
92 Howard Jones DL Shepherd
94 Chris Davenport DL Tulane
98 Khyri Thornton DL Southern Mississippi
99 Rakim Cox DL Villanova

National special teams
Number First Last Position School
9 Cairo Santos K Tulane
11 Tom Hornsey P Memphis
53 Trevor Gillette LS Rice

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