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5 Players to Watch at 2016 Senior Bowl

Posted Jan 29, 2016

The Reese's Senior Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 30th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Here are five players to keep your eye on in this year's all-star game.

Noah Spence
Position: Outside Linebacker

College: Eastern Kentucky

Scouting Report:
According to most pundits, OLB Noah Spence was the most dominating edge rusher at Senior Bowl practices. Prior to the Senior Bowl, Spence was already listed as one of the top players in this year’s draft class, but he has some question marks due to his off-the-field issues. Spence originally began his college career at Ohio State, where he had eight sacks as a sophomore. After getting into a significant amount of trouble, he transferred to Eastern Kentucky for a chance to start over. Spence finished the 2015 season with 22.5 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks to become an AP FCS All-American.

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Braxton Miller
Position: Wide Receiver
College: Ohio State

Scouting Report:
Braxton Miller was the talk of the week in Mobile, Ala. for many reasons. Miller, an accomplished player at Ohio State, is still adjusting to a position change. His ability to undertake this change has actually helped his stock. His athleticism showed all week, especially his change of direction. It’s understood amongst many that Miller is very much still a raw receiver who has a lot to learn, but his future looks promising due to his work ethic and his natural talent. In his senior season, he logged 26 catches for 341 yards and three touchdowns, while adding to the Buckeye’s ground attack rushing for 260 yards and one touchdown on 42 carries.

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Cody Whitehair
Position: Offensive Guard
College: Kansas State

Scouting Report:
After 50 starts at Kansas State; Whitehair is regarded as one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the 2016 Draft class. Whitehair played tackle in college, but envisions himself as a guard in the NFL. He’s impressed at the Senior Bowl, repeatedly holding his own against a group of talented defensive linemen. The former team captain is praised for his intelligence, anticipation and strong stature.

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Jerrell Adams
Position: Tight End

College: South Carolina

Scouting Report
: Jerrell Adams put on a show at Thursday’s Senior Bowl practice. The 6-foot-5 tight end proved that he has the ability to go up and grab the ball with ease. Despite his 244-pound frame, he's effective the run game. Adams recorded 66 catches for 977 yards and seven touchdowns during his career at South Carolina. 

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Adolphus Washington
Position: Defensive Tackle
College: Ohio State
Scouting Report: In the 2015 season, Washington finished his career with his best season at Ohio State, notching four sacks and 7 tackles for loss and 49 total tackles. Washington’s production earned him the second highest pass-rush grade in the nation among draft-eligible defensive tackles. The only knock on Washington is his off-the-field judgment, as he was suspended for Ohio State's bowl game.

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