Prospect Watch: Tues-Weds Games

Greg Mastin offers his take on who to watch during the mid-week games.


Toledo at Miami, Ohio (7:30, ESPN 2)

If you can drag yourself away, or just need a break, from election returns, check out this tilt between two quality MAC programs. Toledo has a solid quarterback prospect in Bruce Gradkowski, a junior who will probably remain in school but could go on the first day if he comes out. He should be helped by the success of Ben Roethlisberger, who has put a damper on the idea that kids from lesser conferences are somehow less ready to play in the NFL. Offensive tackle Nick Kaczur is a another first day talent along with tight end Andrew Clarke.

These aren't Roethlisberger's Redhawks anymore, but they still play good football. They are, however, an underclass driven team as they turn over their talent from the previous era. One holdover, junior wide receiver Martin Nance has the talent to be a first day pick, although it seems likely he will stay in school for another year.


South Florida at Alabama-Birmingham (7:30, ESPN 2)

If you can drag yourself away, or just need a break, from coverage of the post-election lawsuits, you can catch this tilt between two mediocre Conference USA teams. Seriously, there isn't much going on as far as prospects go. Alabama-Birmingham has a couple of guys, defensive tackle Shamar Abrams and Linebacker Zac Woodfin who could get drafted, but anyone else is on the fringe.

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