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Duke WR Jamison Crowder Stands Tall at Senior Bowl

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Mobile, Ala. – One of the biggest impact players at the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl is also one of the smallest players in attendance.

Meet a 5-foot-8, 174-pound wide receiver who re-wrote both school and conference record books in his productive four-year run at Duke.

Jamison Crowder is a player everyone keeps talking, and tweeting about, at the college all-star showcase.

"Everyone knows I'm not the biggest," the heavily targeted receiver said on Wednesday. "My speed and quickness are my greatest advantages. I'm trying to put it on display."

Crowder is certainly doing that, continuing the high level of play he showed for a school known mostly for its basketball team.  Crowder, who posted three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons in college, has been the most noticeable receiver on the North team in Mobile. He's shown crisp route-running skills, sticky hands and quick footwork off of the line of scrimmage.

Prior to suiting up for the North team, Crowder helped the Blue Devils reach back-to-back bowl games. He also set the ACC record with 283 career receptions and is third all-time in receiving yards with 3,641. Crowder has added to his value with his special teams experience. He led the ACC with a 12.7 yards per punt return average.

"The more you show is an easy way to get on the field," Crowder said. "Through special teams, whether it's being a gunner or punt returner, I feel like being versatile is always an advantage. I'm just trying to display my talents at any position they put me at."

This year's draft class features several 6-foot-2 wide receivers, who figure to be third-down and red-zone targets at the next level. Crowder could be a different type of weapon. He has experience on the perimeter and in the slot.

Crowder is not shying away from his body type either. He embraces the questions that come with his size.

"It's been that way ever since I was little," he said. "I never won anybody over by the eye test. I had to come in and compete and play hard. That's the way I proved myself. It's been that way pretty much all my life."

Crowder looks to be the next addition to the NFL's growing fraternity of sub 6-foot receivers. He pointed to Indianapolis Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, Baltimore Ravens veteran Steve Smith and Arizona Cardinals rookie John Brown, as players he looks to emulate.

"The one thing about those smaller guys is not only their speed and quickness," Crowder said," but they have that competitive edge. They go out and grind and play hard as if they're 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3.

"I think that's the main thing that can't be coached; that competitiveness inside."

Crowder will look to add to his growing resume with more solid game film in Saturday's Senior Bowl game.

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