Scouting C-USA: Louisville

Last season was a very tough campaign for the Cardinal's; a potential BCS team lost six games and their Heisman Trophy candidate fell far short of expectations. This year could be worse, and it will be reflected on draft day.

The top UL pro prospect is on the mend. Tight end Ronnie Ghent saw his 2002 campaign cut short by a gruesome knee injury. Prior to the incident, Ghent displayed good speed and the ability to make plays deep into the secondary or beat linebackers across the field. His blocking wasn't bad either. Unfortunately for Ghent, he is not a natural receiver and lacks the soft and strong hands. A lot of things must fall in place for Ghent if he's to be selected in the middle rounds.

Cornerback Roni Gallishaw displayed a lot of cover skills as a redshirt freshman but had a sub-par campaign last season. Gallishaw has excellent cover size and strength; he is best in press coverage and may have possibilities at safety. Weakside linebacker Rod Day has solid skills but must show more consistency to get any draft consideration.

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