2014 National Football League Draft

NFL Draft

Draft Candidates

Shamar Stephen
Stephen
Defensive Tackle
Brookville, N.Y.
Long Island Lutheran
DRAFTED: Minnesota Vikings - 7th Round
220th Pick Overall (Fifth Pick In Round)

UConn Bio

2013: Started all 12 games at defensive tackle...named a team captain prior to the season and Team MVP at its conclusion...All-American Athletic Conference Second Team...participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl following the season

Yawin Smallwood
Smallwood
Lineback
Worcester, Mass.
Doherty
DRAFTED: Atlanta Falcons - 7th Round
253rd Pick Overall (38th Pick In Round)

UConn Bio

2013: Started all 12 games at linebacker...All-American Athletic Conference First Team...ECAC FBS All-Star...Butkus Award Semifinalist...led UConn with 118 tackles, was second with 9.5 TFL and first with four sacks...recorded double-digit tackles six times, and at least seven in 10 games...had a career-high 16 stops vs. Towson (Aug. 29)...recorded 14 tackles vs. Maryland (Sept. 14)...notched 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL, a sack and a forced fumble vs. No. 14 Michigan (Sept. 21) earning CBSSports.com Defensive Player Of The Week honors...had 12 tackles at Buffalo (Sept. 28)...posted 13 tackles at Cincinnati (Oct. 19)...had 10 tackles vs. No. 18 Louisville (Nov. 8)

Jimmy Bennett
Jimmy Bennett
Offensive Tackle
Alexandria, Virginia
West Potomac
DRAFTED:
TBD

UConn Bio

2013: Started all 12 games at left tackle for the Huskies for the second-straight season...participated in the 2013 Medal Of Honor Bowl following the season...named to The American All-Academic team.

Ryan Donohue
Ryan Donohue
Linebacker
Montvale, N.J.
St. Joseph Regional
DRAFTED:
TBD

UConn Bio

2013: Played in 11 games, starting seven at linebacker...finished the year with 28 tackles...had a career-high 10 stops in the season opener vs. Towson (Aug. 29)...had four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Maryland (Sept. 14)...made five tackles at Buffalo (Sept. 28)...posted three tackles, including 0.5 TFL, vs. Memphis (Dec. 7).

Steve Greene
Steve Greene
Offensive Guard
Edbensburg, Pa.
Bishop Carroll
DRAFTED:
TBD

UConn Bio

2013: Was a mainstay on the offensive line, starting all 12 games at left guard...closed his career with 32 straight starts...named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.

Jesse Joseph
Jesse Joseph
Defensive End
Laval, Que.
Vanier Prep
DRAFTED:
TBD

UConn Bio

2013: Was a consistent presence in the defensive line rotation, playing in all 12 games and starting eight at defensive end...finished the year with 40 tackles, six TFL and a sack...had six tackles vs. Towson (Aug. 29)...had four tackles, one TFL and two quarterback hits vs. No. 14 Michigan (Sept. 21)...recorded five tackles and 1.5 TFL at Buffalo (Sept. 28)...had six tackles at Cincinnati (Oct. 19)...notched three tackles and a sack vs. No. 18 Louisville (Nov. 8)...posted five tackles, including one for loss, vs. Memphis (Dec. 7)...played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl following the season.

Taylor Mack
Taylor Mack
Cornerback
Powder Springs, Ga.
The Lovett School
DRAFTED:
TBD

UConn Bio

2013: Battled injuries early in the season but still played in nine games, starting seven at cornerback...finished the year with 39 tackles and tied for the team-high with three interceptions...had 10 tackles against Towson (Aug. 29)...had four tackles, a forced fumble and an interception vs. Maryland (Sept. 14)...recorded seven tackles and two interceptions vs. Rutgers (Nov. 30), earning American Athletic Conference Defensive Player Of The Week honors...had seven tackles and three pass breakups vs. Memphis (Dec. 7).

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