No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
14 QB Andy Dalton 6-2 220 Texas Christian
9 QB Bryce Young 5-10 204 Alabama
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
6 RB Miles Sanders 5-11 210 Penn State
3 RB Raheem Blackshear 5-9 190 Virginia Tech
30 RB Chuba Hubbard 6-1 210 Oklahoma State
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
17 WR DJ Chark Jr. 6-3 200 Louisiana State
86 WR Mike Strachan 6-5 225 Charleston
80 TE Ian Thomas 6-4 260 Indiana
88 WR Terrace Marshall Jr. 6-2 200 Louisiana State
19 WR Adam Thielen 6-2 195 Minnesota State-Mankato
82 TE Tommy Tremble 6-4 250 Notre Dame
11 WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette 6-1 185 Iowa
84 TE Stephen Sullivan 6-5 245 Louisiana State
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
56 C Bradley Bozeman 6-5 325 Alabama
61 OT Ricky Lee 6-5 289 North Carolina A&T
72 OT Taylor Moton 6-5 325 Western Michigan
65 OT J.D. DiRenzo 6-6 315 Rutgers
69 OG Gabe Jackson 6-3 336 Mississippi State
74 OT David Sharpe 6-6 343 Florida
79 OT Ikem Ekwonu 6-4 320 North Carolina State
67 OG Nash Jensen 6-4 328 North Dakota State
73 OT Ilm Manning 6-2 294 Hawaii
66 OT Cade Mays 6-6 325 Tennessee
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
58 I Tae Davis 6-0 222 Chattanooga
52 OLB DJ Johnson 6-4 260 Oregon
53 I Deion Jones 6-1 222 Louisiana State
46 OLB Eku Leota 6-3 252 Auburn
53 OLB Brian Burns 6-5 250 Florida State
97 OLB Yetur Gross-Matos 6-5 265 Penn State
54 OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill 6-2 220 Eastern Illinois
98 OLB Marquis Haynes Sr. 6-2 235 Mississippi
49 I Frankie Luvu 6-3 235 Washington State
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
27 S Alex Cook 6-1 196 Washington
42 S Sam Franklin Jr. 6-3 210 Temple
26 CB Donte Jackson 5-10 180 Louisiana State
29 CB D'Shawn Jamison 5-9 185 Texas
20 CB Shaquill Griffin 6-0 198 Central Florida
24 S Vonn Bell 5-11 205 Ohio State
21 S Jeremy Chinn 6-3 220 Soutern Illinois
33 CB Troy Hill 5-11 180 Oregon
22 S Jammie Robinson 5-11 190 Florida State
25 S Xavier Woods 5-11 200 Louisiana Tech
23 CB C.J. Henderson 6-1 205 Florida
8 CB Jaycee Horn 6-1 200 South Carolina
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
95 DE Derrick Brown 6-5 320 Auburn
67 DE LaBryan Ray 6-4 290 Alabama
99 NT Shy Tuttle 6-3 300 Tennessee
96 DE DeShawn Williams 6-1 295 Clemson
76 DT Nick Thurman 6-4 295 Houston
71 DE Chris Wormley 6-5 300 Michigan
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
4 K Eddy Pineiro 5-11 190 Florida
10 P Johnny Hekker 6-5 225 Oregon State
44 LS JJ Jansen 6-2 235 Notre Dame
No Pos. Name Ht. Wt. College
53 LB Claudin Cherelus 6-2 230 Alcorn State
90 OLB Amare Barno 6-6 245 Virginia Tech
67 OG Justin McCray 6-3 320 Central Florida
63 OG Austin Corbett 6-4 305 Nevada
94 DE Henry Anderson 6-6 300 Stanford
32 CB Dicaprio Bootle 5-10 180 Nebraska
70 OG Brady Christensen 6-6 300 Brigham Young
81 TE Hayden Hurst 6-4 245 South Carolina
15 WR Jonathan Mingo 6-2 220 Mississippi
5 WR Laviska Shenault Jr. 6-1 220 Colorado
7 ILB Shaq Thompson 6-0 230 Washington
43 OLB Luiji Vilain 6-4 252 Wake Forest
50 ILB Chandler Wooten 6-3 230 Auburn
45 TE Giovanni Ricci 6-3 240 Western Michigan
62 OG Chandler Zavala 6-3 322 North Carolina State

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