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Senior Bowl: 5 Offensive Players to Watch

The Buccaneers only have one first-round pick and one second-round pick, so instead of listing five of the Senior Bowl's top players that will all be drafted in rounds one and two, we decided to pick five players projected to be available throughout the draft's seven rounds.


Five offensive players to keep an eye on during Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

1. T.J. Clemmings, T – Pittsburgh
Projected round: 1
Clemmings is the highest-rated offensive tackle playing in Saturday's Senior Bowl and is considered to be among the three best tackles in this year's draft class. He began his college career at defensive end flipped to tackle his redshirt junior season. Clemmings started every game of his final two seasons at Pittsburgh at right tackle. He is an exceptional run blocker and gets to the second level well.

*Other tackles to watch: Ty Sambrailo (Colorado State), La'el Collins (LSU), Daryl Williams (Oklahoma).

2. Ameer Abdullah, RB – Nebraska
Projected round: 2
Abdullah, who ran for 1,000 yards in each of his final three seasons at Nebraska, is considered to be one of the draft's top running back prospects. The value for running backs has been falling in recent years and he's projected to be taken in the second round. Abdullah ran for 200 yards in four games, a Nebraska record, and 19 touchdowns in 2014. He's also valuable because of his versatility; he caught 22 passes out of the backfield for three touchdowns in 2014 and is an excellent kick returner.

*Other running backs to watch: Cameron Artis-Payne (Auburn), David Cobb (Minnesota), Jeremy Langford (Michigan State).

3. Bryce Petty, QB – Baylor
Projected round: 3
Petty owns 17 Baylor records, most of which were previously owned by RG3. Among them were consecutive games throwing a touchdown (25), touchdowns to interception ratio (6.2) and yards per attempt (9.71). He was a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2013 and finished seventh in voting. Petty has a strong arm and is very accurate, including passes downfield. Despite being labeled as a pocket passer, Petty has the ability to extend play with his legs and run if needed.

*Other quarterbacks to watch: Garrett Grayson (Colorado State), Shane Carden (East Carolina), Blake Sims (Alabama).

4. Phillip Dorsett, WR – Miami
Projected round: 4

Dorsett is dangerously fast and could be an excellent compliment to big-bodied wide receivers. He claims to been clocked as fast as 4.19 seconds in the 40-yard dash and could run the fastest 40 time at this year's NFL Combine. After watching Dorsett practice at the Senior Bowl, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah said, "He has what I call 'easy speed'. It's not much effort and you see him roll by people. He is probably going to be the fastest player in this entire draft class."

*Other wide receivers to watch: Sammie Coates (Auburn), Justin Hardy (East Carolina), Josh Harper (Fresno State).

5. Jamil Douglas, G – Arizona State
Projected round: 5-6
Douglas' versatility and experience make him an attractive later-round prospect. He started every game of 2013 and guard and every game of 2014 at tackle, in addition to playing on special teams. He is better in pass protection than run blocking.

*Other guards to watch: Arie Kouandjio (Alabama), Laken Tomlinson (Duke), Robert Myers (Tennessee State).

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