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Falcons’ North Senior Bowl roster features Michael Sam, Marcus Smith

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Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) puts pressure on Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) as Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Kolton Houston (75) attempts to block during their game at Sanford Stadium Saturday afternoon in Athens, Ga., October 12, 2013. Missouri defeated Georgia 41-26. Murray threw for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and had a fumble returned for a touchdown in the loss. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) puts pressure on Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) as Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Kolton Houston (75) attempts to block during their game at Sanford Stadium Saturday afternoon in Athens, Ga., October 12, 2013. Missouri defeated Georgia 41-26. Murray threw for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and had a fumble returned for a touchdown in the loss. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Falcons head coach Mike Smith and his staff will lead the North Team in the Senior Bowl, with practice set to start Monday and the game set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

The North and South team rosters were released today. The rosters will be tweaked leading up to the game.

Baylor guard Cyril Richardson, Missouri defensive end/outside linebacker Michael Sam and Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith are the most celebrated players on the North Roster.

Last season, the Falcons scouted cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford at the Senior Bowl. Before the 2009 draft, they heavily scout safety William Moore at the Senior Bowl.

Richardson in a massive road-grader at 6-foot-5 and 340 pounds. There are questions about his athleticism. He’s the No. 1 rated guard in the draft by NFL.Com analyst Bucky Brooks.

The Falcons likely won’t have a shot at Richardson although they have a need for a right guard. The sixth spot is too high to take a guard and he won’t be around when the Falcons pick in the second round.

Sam was the SEC’s defensive player of the year. Sam led the SEC in sacks with 10 1/2 and tackles for loss with 18 during the regular season.

Sam is projected as a second-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com and as the 5th outside linebacker (3-4).

Marcus Smith is projected as a second/third-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com and is the 5th rated defensive end.

Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas, Clemson’s Tajh Boyd and Miami’s Stephen Morris are the quarterbacks for the North.

NORTH TEAM as of Jan 15,2014

• 1 Josh Huff WR 5’11” 205 Oregon Pac-12

• 3 Logan Thomas QB 6’6″ 254 Virginia Tech ACC

• 4 Marqueston Huff DC 6’0″ 195 Wyoming MWC

• 6 Ahmad Dixon S 6’0″ 205 Baylor Big 12

• 9 Chris Boswell PK 6’2″ 200 Rice C-USA

• 10 Tajh Boyd QB 6’1″ 225 Clemson ACC

• 13 Kirby Van Der Kamp PT 6’4″ 211 Iowa State Big 12

• 14 Dez Southward S 6’2″ 210 Wisconsin Big Ten

• 15 Jimmie Ward S 5’11” 192 Northern Illinois MAC

• 16 Michael Campanaro WR 5’11” 190 Wake Forest ACC

• 16 Stanley Jean-Baptiste DC 6’3″ 220 Nebraska Big Ten

• 17 Stephen Morris QB 6’2″ 218 Miami ACC

• 20 Deone Bucannon S 6’1″ 198 Washington State Pac-12

• 20 James White RB 5’10” 195 Wisconsin Big Ten

• 22 Kain Colter WR 6’0″ 190 Northwestern Big Ten

• 23 Dontae Johnson S 6’2″ 195 North Carolina State ACC

• 31 Darqueze Dennard DC 5’11” 197 Michigan State Big Ten

• 33 Charles Sims RB 6’0″ 213 West Virginia Big 12

• 34 Carlos Hyde RB 6’0″ 242 Ohio State Big Ten

• 44 Chris Borland ILB 5’11” 246 Wisconsin Big Ten

• 45 Christian Kirksey OLB 6’2″ 235 Iowa Big Ten

• 46 Jonathan Brown OLB 6’1″ 235 Illinois Big Ten

• 55 Michael Sam OLB 6”2″ 255 Missouri SEC

• 56 Jordan Zumwalt ILB 6’4″ 235 UCLA Pac-12

• 58 Tyler Larsen OC 6’4″ 312 Utah State MWC

• 59 Shamar Stephen DT 6’5″ 313 Connecticut AAC

• 63 Tyler Ott LS 6’3″ 245 Harvard Ivy League

• 65 Brandon Linder OG 6’6″ 319 Miami ACC

• 66 Taylor Hart DE 6’6″ 292 Oregon Pac-12

• 68 Cyril Richardson OG 6’5″ 335 Baylor Big 12

• 70 Weston Richburg OC 6’4″ 300 Colorado State MWC

• 72 Zack Martin OT 6’4″ 308 Notre Dame IND

• 74 Jack Mewhort OT 6’7″ 308 Ohio State Big Ten

• 75 Brandon Thomas OT 6’3″ 305 Clemson ACC

• 76 Seantrel Henderson OT 6’8″ 345 Miami ACC

• 78 Michael Schofield OG 6’7″ 304 Michigan Big Ten

• 79 Kadeem Edwards OG 6’3″ 315 Tennessee St. FCS

• 80 Shaquelle Evans WR 6’1″ 204 UCLA Pac-12

• 82 Jeff Janis WR 6’3″ 205 Saginaw Valley St. Division II

• 84 Jared Abbrederis WR 6’2″ 190 Wisconsin Big Ten

• 85 Ryan Hewitt FB 6’4″ 245 Stanford Pac-12

• 86 Jacob Pedersen TE 6’5″ 240 Wisconsin Big Ten

• 87 C.J. Fiedorowicz TE 6’7″ 265 Iowa Big Ten

• 88 Robert Herron WR 5’10” 187 Wyoming MWC

• 90 Marcus Smith OLB 6’3″ 252 Louisville AAC

• 91 DaQuan Jones DT 6’3″ 318 Penn State Big Ten

• 93 Trent Murphy DE 6’6″ 261 Stanford Pac-12

• 95 Kareem Martin DE 6’6″ 265 North Carolina ACC

• 97 Aaron Donald DT 6’0″ 285 Pittsburgh ACC

• 98 James Gayle DE 6’4″ 255 Virginia Tech ACC

• 99 Ra’Shede Hageman DT 6’6″ 311 Minnesota Big Te

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