Scouting C-USA: TCU

"Silent Assassins"; a good way to describe TCU. Since Dennis Franchione turned the program around, then passed it on to assistant Gary Patterson, TCU has quietly been consistently competitive on the field and in the NFL Draft.

And though they may not have a first day pick in 2004, there are plenty of quality players in the TCU pipeline. One would be junior tackle Anthony Alabi, an athletic blind side protector who blocks with solid fundamentals. Alabi has a solid overall game with a good amount of upside for the next level. Lonta Hobbs reminds many of the other great back to come out of Fort Worth, LaDainian Tomlinson. Hobbs has size, moves and will potentially be a high pick in the future.

Defensively the next Schobel brother coming from TCU is Bo Schobel, an undersized yet explosive pass rusher just like his older brother. A long, lean athlete, Schobel gets up the field with speed and creates a lot of havoc in the opponent's backfield. Lacking bulk, he has problems if teams run in his direction. Schobel is the single TCU senior with a chance of moving into the first day. Chad Pugh is a hard working interior lineman that gives top effort but also lacks size and gets pushed around. He has some potential as a back-up. Junior Marvin Godbolt has flashed skill at safety but needs to show more consistency.

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