Ht: 6-6 Wt: 320 40: 5.38 Pos: T
Bio: Four year starter who saw most of his action at left tackle after playing sparingly on the right side as both a red-shirt freshman and sophomore.
Pos: Big, powerful blocker best in confined quarters. Squares into defenders, displays top overall body strength and gets movement from his run blocks or anchors at the point in pass protection. Relatively quick off the snap, works hard with his hands and uses good body positioning to wall-off defenders. Sets with a wide base, effective with his angles and a nasty lineman who attacks defenders and looks to finish the play. Keeps his feet moving throughout the action and easily rides opponents out of their angle of attack once engaged at the point.
Neg: Gets a bit straight legged, does not block with leverage and lacks balance. Stiff, has difficulty with nimble opponents and sustains his blocks for only a short period. Lacks lateral range and struggles with his foot work.
Analysis: Did a fine job in college on the blind side but a marginal athlete with limited skills to play in space, and the right side is a better fit for him where his area responsibilities will be kept to a minimum.
5-9.5 Wt: 182 40: 4.55 Pos: CB
All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 57 tackles, 6 interceptions and 17 pass
break-ups. Reserve cornerback the prior two seasons
after suffering the effects of a torn medial collateral ligament, originally injured in
August of 1999. C-USA All Freshman selection in '98
after starting four games recording 20 tackles and 4 interceptions.
Fine sized corner
with excellent cover skills coming off a solid senior campaign. Displays solid footwork moving off the line, fluid in
his hips and loses nothing transitioning to run with opponents. Reads the quarterback, times his pass defenses well and
quickly plants on the ball, showing a burst of closing speed. Keeps the play in front of him, comes up the field and
wraps up tackling the ball carrier in run support. Works
well with the safety, uses his body to box out opponents and good ball skills.
Does not time
well in the forty, slow turning back to the pass downfield and suffered a major knee
injury in 1999.
Analysis: Had a fine senior campaign last season and showed the cover skills he previously displayed as a true freshman. Gives one the idea he can play at the next level in either zone coverage or backed off the line of scrimmage, but the stability of his knee will be a big question.
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 195 40: 4.65 Pos: WR
Bio: Former starting quarterback who moved to receiver as a senior and proceeded to lead the team with 52 receptions for 672 yards and 5 scores, earning second team All-Conference honors. Passing totals as a junior were 54.8%/1,459/12/10.
Pos: Nice sized athlete who took well as a pass catcher last season. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, displays solid footwork in and out of his breaks and stays low exiting his routes. Shields away opponents with his large frame, extends his hands and adjusts backwards to the errant throw. Consistently catches the ball away from his body and works to keep the play in bounds running after the catch.
Neg: Must become more aware and make himself an available target coming back to the football. Lacks the top end speed and ability to make plays deep into the secondary.
Analysis: Flashed skill as a senior, yet at the same time built some consistency at his new position. Must refine his overall receiver techniques, but potentially a solid fourth receiver at the next level.