2014 Senior Bowl Players to Watch: Team North

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The 2014 Senior Bowl goes underway this afternoon as the best seniors in the country look to make a name for themselves and boost their NFL Draft stock in the annual showcase. Need to know who to watch this afternoon? Just Blog Baby has you covered with a list of who to watch on Team North and Team South starting with the prospects closest to the Canadian border on Team North.

Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Aaron Donald (97) reacts after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Heinz Field. PITT won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Donald, DE/DT Pittsburgh

Aaron Donald has been the name that has gained the most value during the Senior Bowl practices this week, as the undersized defensive tackle who can also play on the outside has shown that despite lacking height his lightning fast hands and high motor make him a special prospect.

Special enough that Vaughn McClure, who covers the Atlanta Falcons for ESPN.com, reports that a “respected” group of scouts named Donald the Most Outstanding Overall Practice Player and says “Donald’s motor is as impressive as any defensive tackle you’ll see.”

Donald, who had 11 sacks in his senior year for the Panthers should be a first round pick come draft day. Already accomplishing the job of improving his stock at Senior Bowl practices, expect Donald to be looking to make big plays Saturday as he looks to turn even more doubters into believers and prove that sometimes size can be overvalued.


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