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2018 Senior Bowl roster: Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen lead big list of NFL prospects

NFL scouts will be well represented at college football’s biggest All-Star Game.

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For an NFL team at the top of the 2018 NFL draft, there is only one game left to pay attention to this winter — and it’s not the Super Bowl. Scouts and executives alike will be focused on the 2018 Senior Bowl thanks to a lineup of star prospects like Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, and Da’Shawn Hand.

This year’s crop of quarterbacks is Saturday’s headliner in Mobile, Ala. Mayfield, the Heisman winner, was watched closely throughout the week of practice as teams try to judge whether his prodigious playmaking will translate from the Big 12 to the NFL. Despite speculation that he wouldn’t play Saturday, Mayfield is expected to be out there on the field.

Allen has even more questions to answer — while his 6’5 frame and big arm have made him a favorite among draft prognosticators, his 16-11 record at Wyoming and inability to perform against Power 5 competition raise doubt about his ability to lead a franchise.

Washington State’s Luke Falk was at practice all week, but he withdrew from the Senior Bowl to attend the funeral of teammate Tyler Hilinski.

Other familiar passers Nebraska’s Tanner Lee and Virginia’s Kurt Benkert used this week to try to state their cases as potential draftees as well.

Saturday’s game will also provide an opportunity for some smaller-school standouts to prove they belong. UTSA pass rusher Marcus Davenport has been projected as a mid-first-round pick, but a strong performance against the nation’s top blockers could be his ticket into the top 10. Cornerbacks like Dubuque’s Michael Joseph and Weber State’s Taron Johnson will look to prove they have the strength and athleticism to hang with a higher level of competition.

And then there are the proven stars who have to show they’re more than just top-tier NCAA athletes. San Diego State tailback Rashaad Penny led the FBS in rushing yards this season and will try to show scouts he’s just as dangerous as Saquon Barkley or Derrius Guice. Other standouts like Troy Fumagalli, Harrison Phillips, James Washington, and Dewey Jarvis will look to have a similarly productive day.

North Team

Coaching staff: Denver Broncos


Josh Allen, Wyoming

Luke Falk, Washington State (withdrew)

Tanner Lee, Nebraska

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Running backs

Kalen Ballage, Arizona State

Dimitri Flowers (FB), Oklahoma

Jaylen Samuels, NC State

Akrum Wadley, Iowa

Wide receivers

Braxton Berrios, Miami

Michael Gallup, Colorado State

DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

Allen Lazard, Iowa State

Jaleel Scott, New Mexico State

Justin Watson, Penn

Cedrick Wilson, Boise State

Tight ends

Tyler Conklin, Central Michigan

Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

Mike Gesicki, Penn State

Durham Smythe, Notre Dame

Offensive linemen

Mason Cole (C), Michigan

Tyrell Crosby (OT), Oregon

Jamil Demby (OT), Maine

Will Hernandez (OG), UTEP

Cole Madison (OT), Washington State

Brian O’Neill (OT), Pittsburgh

Scott Quessenberry (C), UCLA

Wyatt Teller (OG), Virginia Tech

Brett Toth (OT), Army

Sean Welsh (OG), Iowa

Defensive linemen

B.J. Hill (DT), NC State

Jalyn Holmes (DE), Ohio State

Justin Jones (DT), NC State

Tyquan Lewis (DE), Ohio State

Bilal Nichols (DT), Delaware

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (DE), Oklahoma

Harrison Phillips (DT), Stanford


Ja’Whaun Bentley (OLB), Purdue

Nick DeLuca (ILB), North Dakota State

Garrett Dooley (OLB), Wisconsin

Dewey Jarvis (OLB), Brown

Mike McCray (ILB), Michigan

Myles Pierce (ILB), The Citadel

Kemoko Turay (OLB), Rutgers

Fred Warner (OLB), BYU

Defensive backs

Marcus Allen (S), Penn State

Christian Campbell (CB), Penn State

Secdrick Cooper (S), Louisiana Tech

Duke Dawson (CB), Florida

Trayvon Henderson (S), Hawaii

JaMarcus King (CB), South Carolina

Taron Johnson (CB), Weber State

Michael Joseph (CB), Dubuque

Armani Watts (S), Texas A&M

Kyzir White (S), West Virginia

Isaac Yiadom (CB), Boston College


Michael Badgley (K), Miami

Tanner Carew (LS), Oregon

Johnny Townsend (P), Florida


Coaching staff: Houston Texans


Kurt Benkert, Virginia

Kyle Lauletta, Richmond

Brandon Silvers, Troy

Mike White, Western Kentucky

Running backs

Nick Bawden (FB), San Diego State

Rashaad Penny, San Diego State

Ito Smith, Southern Mississippi

Darrel Williams, LSU

Wide receivers

Marcell Ateman, Oklahoma State

D.J. Chark, LSU

J’Mon Moore, Missouri

Byron Pringle, Kansas State

Tre’Quan Smith, UCF

James Washington, Oklahoma State

Tight ends

Jordan Akins, UCF

Ian Thomas, Indiana

Deon Yelder, Western Kentucky

Offensive linemen

Bradley Bozeman (C), Alabama

Alex Cappa (OT), Humboldt State

Austin Corbett (C), Nevada

Austin Golson (C), Auburn

Colby Gossett (OG), Appalachian State

Taylor Hearn (OG), Clemson

Joseph Noteboom (OT), TCU

Brandon Parker (OT), North Carolina A&T

Skyler Phillips (OG), Idaho State

Isaiah Wynn (OG), Georgia

Defensive linemen

Andrew Brown (DT), Virginia

Kylie Fitts (DE), Utah

Poona Ford (DT), Texas

Marcus Davenport (DE), UTSA

Greg Gilmore (DT), LSU

Da’Shawn Hand (DE), Alabama

Christian LaCouture (DT), LSU


Oren Burks, Vanderbilt

Shaquem Griffin (OLB), UCF

Marquis Haynes (OLB), Ole Miss

Darius Leonard (ILB), South Carolina State

Uchenna Nwosu (OLB), USC

Dorian O’Daniel (ILB), Clemson

Tre’ Williams (ILB), Auburn

Defensive backs

Nate Andrews (S), Florida State

Quin Blanding (S), Virginia

Danny Johnson (CB), Southern

Kameron Kelly (CB), San Diego State

Tray Matthews (S), Auburn

Siran Neal (CB), Jacksonville State

Jeremy Reaves (S), South Alabama

M.J. Stewart (CB), North Carolina

Chandon Sullivan (CB), Georgia State

D’Montre Wade (CB), Murray State

Levi Wallace (CB), Alabama


Daniel Carlson (K), Auburn

Ike Powell (LS), Auburn

JK Scott (P), Alabama