The rosters have been released for the 2014 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge and it includes some star college players that are expected to go in the first round of the NFL draft in May.
Jake Matthews - a possible fifth overall pick according to SBNation - is set to compete in the Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge. The former Texas A&M Aggie will be going against Rashede Hageman of Minnesota, SB's 29th pick, and Louis Nix III.
Alabama's dead cert first rounders CJ Mosley and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will feature in the Eckrich Obstacle Course and the Skechers Hands Competition respectively. Safety Clinton-Dix will face off against Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State whom SB have set to go 10th overall.
The event with the least star players is unfortunately the Quarterback accuracy competition. The ever-tumbling Tajh Boyd, a Heisman contender at the start of the season but now a fifth rounder at best, will try and gain some credibility along with David Fales of San Jose State who failed to impress scouts at the Senior Bowl along with Logan Thomas.
The full line-up is:
Quicken Loans QB Accuracy
Tajh Boyd - Clemson
David Fales - San Jose State
Logan Thomas - Virginia Tech
Eckrich Obstacle Course
Lache Seastrunk - RB - Baylor
CJ Mosley - LB - Alabama
Kyle Van Noy - LB - BYU
Skechers Hands Competition
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama
Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma State
Marcus Roberson - CB - Florida
Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio State
Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Ra'Shede Hageman - DL - Minnesota
Jake Matthews - OL - Texas A&M
Louis Nix III - DL - Notre Dame
TD Ameritrade Speed Kick
Chris Boswell - Rice
Anthony Fera - Texas
Cairo Santos - Tulane
Last year, EJ Manuel, Giovani Bernard and Cordarelle Patterson all won the competitions they entered at the Challenge and all went on to become starters in the NFL this season. Bernard and Patterson both had excellent rookie seasons for the Bengals and Vikings respectively.
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