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Join the conversation in Battle Red Blog's live open thread for the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Tajh Boyd in action.
Tajh Boyd in action.
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Who will shine the brightest in this year's Senior Bowl? Will it translate into raised draft stock? Will that translate into success in the NFL? More importantly, will the Texans benefit from any of this talent on display? Join the conversation in Battle Red Blog's live open thread for the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Kickoff is at 3 p.m. CST and the game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.

Awards From Practice:

Aaron Donald (Defensive Tackle - Pittsburgh) was named the Most Outstanding Overall Player

Position Winners:

Most Outstanding Running Back: Charles Sims, West Virginia

Most Outstanding Receiver: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Zach Martin, Notre Dame

Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Dee Ford, Auburn

Most Outstanding Defensive Back: Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois

Most Outstanding Linebacker: Chris Borland, Wisconsin

Most Outstanding Specialist: Cody Parkey, Auburn

Coaches and Quarterbacks:

The Atlanta Falcons coaching staff, led by Mike Smith, will coach the North team.

Mike Smith on the Quarterbacks of the North team:

I think that all three have very good skillsets and I've been very impressed by Tajh Boyd's athleticism. He's very athletic and he can extend plays. In an all-star game, we're going to get an opportunity to see that. Logan Thomas is a big, strong, more of the prototypical drop-back type of quarterback. I like his presence in the huddle. And then Stephen Morris is kind of a guy that's in-between those two guys. He can throw the ball and he has some athleticism and can run the ball as well.

The Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff, led by Gus Bradley, will guide the South team.

Quarterbacks Derek Carr, David Fales, and Jimmy Garoppolo will play for the South. Garoppolo received an invite when A.J. McCarron turned down his invitation, even though he lives just down the road from the site of the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL. McCarron is said to be taking advice from his doctors and agent to focus on resting and recovering a banged up body. A.J. is preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine at the end of February.

Share your thoughts in this thread, as these players give their best effort at increasing their chances for employment in a few months. Which of these players do you want to see on the Texans' roster?