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Senior Bowl Week Begins with Five Notable Players to Watch

We kick off our week of 2016 Senior Bowl coverage with a look at five notable players who will be featured in Saturday's game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Braxton Miller | WR | Ohio State

The one-time starting quarterback for the Buckeyes, Miller rebounded from a major injury that cost him the quarterback job to become an open-field threat at wide receiver. The 6'2", 215-pound Huber Heights, Ohio,-native caught 26 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and carried the ball 42 times for 281 yards and a touchdown during the 2015 season.

Carl Nassib | DE | Penn State

Much of the attention regarding pass rushers available in the 2016 NFL Draft will be focused on Ohio State's Joey Bosa, and rightfully so. However, this week could be a big one for Penn State's Carl Nassib. In his first year as a starter, he won both the Lombardi Award and the Ted Hendricks Award, and was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year after chalking up a school-record 15.5 sacks on the season. He also forced six fumbles during the 2015 season.

Cyrus Jones | CB | Alabama

The 5'10", 196-pound Baltimore-native's real value in the NFL could lie on special teams. Jones was named All-SEC in 2014 and had a good year in 2015 with two interceptions and 37 tackles. However, he returned four punts for touchdowns in 2015, setting an Alabama single-season school record in the process. Mel Kiper Jr., projects him as a nickel corner in the NFL. He'll need to put his full suite of skills on display Saturday.

Kentrell Brothers | LB | Missouri

Alabama's Reggie Ragland is probably the top inside linebacker available in the Draft, but Brothers, who might be a little undersized to play middle linebacker in a 4-3 scheme in the NFL, led the nation with 152 tackles in 2015. The 6'1", 235-pound Guthrie, Oklahoma,-native was named All-SEC First Team after an impressive 2015 campaign.

Dak Prescott | QB | Mississippi State

A one-time Heisman Trophy candidate, Prescott is a two-time All-American and two-time All-SEC quarterback who is one of only four players to throw for more than 60 touchdowns and rush for 40. The 6'2", Haughton, Louisiana,-native threw for more than 8,500 yards during his career and he owns 38 school records.

The game is set for Saturday with kickoff at 11:30 a.m. PT on NFL Network.

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