Scouting C-USA: Cincinnati

A good campaign in the league last season was marred by a poor bowl performance and loss to North Texas State in the New Orleans Bowl. Presently the Bearcats have one high profile NFL prospect and not much else on the roster.

Quarterback Gino Guidugli is a pro-prospect that draws a lot of attention and debate. The big-armed pocket passer has effectively led UC since he was a freshman and for the most part, plays smart football. And while he possesses the physical skills to be effective at the next level, his accuracy, timing and general quarterback intangibles need a lot of work. Guidugli needs to improve from the ground up as improper fundamentals result in poor pass placement. Guidugli's ability to lead the team, as well as throw the ball, makes him attractive. Should he pull the pieces together Guidugli is an early draft pick in the future.

Defensively, corner Zach Norton has displayed cover skills in the past and may project nicely as a dime back/special teams player at the next level.

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