Scouting the WAC: San Jose State

The Spartans heartbreaking loss to Fresno State late last season cost them dearly. They bring back a competitive team in 2003 and though they'll be in the hunt for the post-season, SJSU has minimal draft prospects for next April.

Scott Rislov took over the quarterbacking duties last year, his first in a Spartan uniform, and went on to set several school records. A smart passer with a good feel for the position, Rislov is accurate and shows a nice sense of timing. He lacks the big arm and pocket stature but is a prospect that could find his way onto an NFL practice squad. A former defensive lineman, tight end Courtney Anderson has an excellent combination of size and athleticism, which enabled him to show flashes of dominance last year. He is one to keep a close eye on in 2003.

Defensively, Gerald Jones is a hard-hitting safety solid against the run but only ordinary covering the pass. His skills in coverage must improve if he's to have a shot at the next level. Junior Josh Powell has better coverage skills, size and explosion. He is definitely one to watch.

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