2018 NFLPA Collegiate Game Watch List

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kicks off at 1 P.M. PST on Sat. Jan. 20 from the Rose Bowl. This is a big stage for some day two, three and undrafted prospects who are beginning the process of earning a roster spot on an NFL team.

Although the NFLPA doesn’t have the same recognition as the Senior Bowl or East-West Shrine game, NFL players like Tarik Cohen and Trevone Boykin are some notable players who played in this game. Many overlooked players from smaller schools and lesser-known players from bigger schools will use this game to propel themselves up NFL Draft boards.

Since 2012, this premiere Bowl Game takes players through training about becoming a professional player. The American team is coached by Darrell Green, while Mark Martz will try to keep his undefeated record as he leads the National Team. Both coaching staffs are filled with former NFL players at the coordinator positions.

This game features players with some name, production and school recognition who could end up in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here are 50 prospects, in no particular order, from both rosters to watch on Saturday.

National Team

Abdullah Anderson, DT, Bucknell

Tae Davis, ILB, Chattanooga

Jamil Demby, OT, Maine

Justin Evans, OG, South Carolina State

Darius Jackson, DE, Jacksonville State

Anthony Philyaw, RB,  Howard

Brandon Hodges, OL, Pittsburgh

Alex Officer, C, Pittsburgh

Detrez Newsome, RB, Western Carolina

Brandon Powell, WR, Florida

Russell Gage, WR, L.S.U.

Alvin Howard,  DB, App. State  

Austin Allen, QB, Arkansas  

Austin Proehl, WR, North Carolina  

Beau Nunn, OL, App State

David Bright, OT, Stanford  

Frank Herron, DT, L.S.U.

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Justin Martin, CB, Tennessee 

Kalib Woods, WR, Florida Atlantic 

Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State

DeAndre Goolsby, TE, Florida

Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane 

Adre Chachere, CB, San Jose State

DeMarquis Gates, LB, Mississippi

Sean Chandler, DB, Temple 

Frank Luvu, LB, Washington State

American Team

Dontez Byrd, WR, Tennessee Tech 

Martez Carter, RB, Grambling 

Sione Teuhema, LB, Southeastern Louisiana

Jonathan Petersen, DE, San Diego

Ed Shockley, LB, Villanova

Aaron Tiller, DE, Southern

Bruce Hector, DT, South Forida

Chris Covington, LB, Indiana

Kenny Hill, QB, T.C.U.

Dalyn Dawkins, RB, Colorado State

D.J. Calhoun, LB, Arizona State

Devin Abraham, DB, South Florida 

Demario Richard, RB, Arizona State

Diocemy Saint-Juste, RB, Hawaii  

Jaleel Wadood, S, U.C.L.A.

Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, DL, U.C.L.A.

Lavon Coleman, RB, Washington 

Kyle Queiro, DB, Northwestern

Ezekiel Turner, S, Washington

Amari Coleman, CB, Central Michigan 

Korey Cunningham, OT, Cincinatti

Chris Hawkins, S, USC

Jaylen Dunlap, CB, Illinois

Davon Grayson, WR, East Carolina

David Steinmetz, OT, Purdue

Rico Gafford, CB, Wyoming

David Steinmetz, OT, Purdue

Ebenezer Ogundeko, DE, Tennessee State

NFL scouts will flock to Southern California to see check out these names and the entire rosters on Saturday. You can catch the game on Fox Sports 1.

Pete D. Camarillo will attend and cover the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl live. Tweet him any players he missed. This was updated Jan. 19.

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Pete D. Camarillo is currently a Raiders writer for FullPressCoverage and co-host of the weekly Touchdowns and Tangents podcast. Pete enjoys creating content about music, life and West Coast Sports, specifically the NBA and NFL. He has published more than 1,000 articles across various publications including ClutchPoints, SportsOutWest, TheSportsDaily, Fansided and Inquistr. Pete is also currently a full-time media relations professional for Business Wire and he is active in ONA, SPJ, NABJ and AAJA organizations in Los Angeles. The 2015 CSUN Journalism grad volunteers on his Journalism Alumni Association Board of Directors now. His background includes community relations with the L.A. Clippers during the 2014-15 season. studying sports management, football coaching and earning a fellowship for his entrepreneurship ventures. Follow him on Twitter @petecertified.

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