Scouting the M-West: UNLV

The Rebels now begin the post-Jason Thomas era and after the way the big armed passer performed the previous two seasons, that may not be a bad thing. The senior talent is of the free agent variety but junior class has one potential top prospect on defense.

Offensively its' wait and see as far as NFL prospects are concerned. Transfer running backs Larry Croom and Deon Burnett previously displayed skill at their former PAC Ten schools but are marginal prospects as of now. Junior wide out Earvin Johnson flashes skill and the ability to break the game open. He is sized well and must be watched. Teammate Michael Johnson should get an invite to camp and the Rebels number two receiver is practice squad material in the NFL.

Junior safety Jamaal Brimmer is a hard-hitting defender that likes to bring the wood. He lays out opposing ball carriers and works to take part in the action. Though not an outstanding cover-man, his skills are adequate in zone. His best position is strong safety, though he's built more like a deep centerfielder. Middle linebacker Adam Seward is another that likes contact and flies around the ball. Seward is best in the box or up the field and looks like a two-down defender.

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