2014 Senior Bowl prospects for Bears fans to watch

2014 Senior Bowl prospects for Bears fans to watch
January 25, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

NFL hopefuls will look to improve their draft stock in Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The 65th annual postseason college football All-Star game showcases the best collegiate players who have fulfilled their college eligibility.

With the NFL season winding down, and the scouting combine just around the corner, here's a look at some prospects Bears fans should keep an eye on this weekend:

Jonathan Brown, OLB (Illinois)

2013 stats: 119 tackles, 15 TFL, 5 sacks

Early draft projection: seventh-round

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Aaron Donald, DT (Pittsburgh)

2013 stats: 59 tackles, 28.5 TFL, 11 sacks, 16 QB hurries, 4 FF

Early draft projection: second-round

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (Eastern Illinois)

2013 stats: 66.0 %, 5,050 YDS, 53 TD, 9 INT

Early draft projection: third-round

Ra'Shede Hageman, DT (Minnesota)

2013 stats: 38 tackles, 13 TFL, 2 sacks

Early draft projection: first-round

Adrian Hubbard, OLB (Alabama)

2013 stats: 33 tackles, 3 sacks

Early draft projection: fifth-round

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Marqueston Huff, CB (Wyoming)

2013 stats: 127 tackles, 2 INT, 6 PD

Early draft projection: fifth-round

DaQuan Jones, DT (Penn State)

2013 stats: 56 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3 sacks

Early draft projection: second-round

Christian Kirksey, OLB (Iowa)

2013 stats: 104 tackles, 5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, INT

Early draft projection: fourth-round

Trent Murphy, DE (Stanford)

2013 stats: 62 tackles, 23.5 TFL, 15 sacks, 2 FF, INT, TD

Early draft projection: second-round

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Weston Richburg, C (Colorado State)

2013 stats: 49 career starts 

Early draft projection: third-round

Michael Sam, OLB (Missouri)

2013 stats: 48 tackles, 19 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 2 FF

Early draft projection: second-round

Telvin Smith, OLB (Florida State)

2013 stats: 69 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 INT, 2 TD

Early draft projection: third-round

Will Sutton, DT (Arizona State)

2013 stats: 48 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 4 sacks, INT

Early draft projection: second-round

Kyle Van Noy, OLB (Brigham Young)

2013 stats: 67 tackles, 17 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 INT, TD

Early draft projection: second-round

Jimmie Ward, S (Northern Illinois)

2013 stats: 95 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack, 7 INT, TD, FF

Early draft projection: third-round

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