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.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 23, 2017
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.
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.
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
— Rose Bowl Stadium (@RoseBowlStadium) January 19, 2018
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
Pete D. Camarillo will attend and cover the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl live. Tweet him any players he missed. This was updated Jan. 19.