Senior Bowl 2013: 5 players to watch on offense

Kirk Irwin

There will be some interesting players to watch on the offensive side of the ball in the 2013 Senior Bowl.

The 2013 Senior Bowl gets kicked off today and while I won't be attending it this year, I'll still have my eye on the game with a Jacksonville Jaguars focus. To start things off I'm going give you five players on the offensive side of the ball you should keep an eye on, because the Jaguars could have their eye on them.

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Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH): The MAC quarterback is one of my favorites in the draft, and if you follow me on Twitter you already know this. Dysert could be that quarterback who sneaks into the first-round this year, as he doesn't have near the amount of questions some of the other quarterbacks have. Dysert has good size, good enough arm, and excels at throwing on the run. He's not afraid to challenge downfield and is about as "scheme diverse" as you can get as a quarterback.

Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn: Lutz, as we'll call him for shot, is an interesting player to watch at the Senior Bowl. At Auburn he wasn't really utilized much except for in the redzone. I'm interested to see what he does in a completely different offensive set and how much of a real receiving option he can be.

Denard Robinson, ATH, Michigan: I list Robinson as an "athlete" because it sounds like he's going to play all over the field during the week, as he should. Robinson in my opinion compares favorably to someone like Randall Cobb, as he can run the football out of the backfield, catch it out of the backfield, and potentially as a slot receiver or kick returner. The Jaguars could definitely use a player in that mold, so watching his transition will be key.

E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State: This is probably more purely personal interest, but I'm very curious to see how Manuel performs outside of Jimbo Fisher's offense. Manuel has a lot of tools for the quarterback position, including the athleticism to possibly run some pistol and/or read-option, but his throwing ability in a more traditional offense during the week will be key.

Kenyon Barner, RB, Oregon: The Jaguars will likely be looking to address the running back position in some form or fashion, and the Senior Bowl is a game that has a slew of interesting guys. Barner, who was ultra productive at Oregon, came in a bit smaller than I thought he would. I'm curious to see how he performs in a more traditions running set and how he does in pass protection.

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