Week in Review: 10-11

A look at the stories and events from last week that will directly impact the 2005 NFL Draft.

  • Antonio Perkins could miss a fews weeks after spraining knee in Saturday's victory over Texas. Junior Eric Bassey and Chijioke Onyenegecha would start this week at corner while highly rated receiver Mark Clayton would return punts. 
  • Southern Miss junior quarterback Dustin Almond is expected to be out two to three weeks after straining his hamstring  in the Golden victory over Houston last Thursday.
  • California wide receiver Chase Lyman, the teams leading pass catcher this year, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. Lyman, a tall, strong wide out, was seemingly putting it together in 2004 and starting to get looks from NFL teams as a prototypical "possession receiver".
  • Alabama running back Ray Hudson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. Hudson, the SEC's second-leading rusher, fractured his right knee during the third quarter of Saturday's 45-17 victory at Kentucky. A back-up most of his career with the Tide, NFL-scouts considered him a high priority free agent after next April's draft.
  • Oklahoma cornerback Antonio Perkins, one of the nations most dangerous punt returners, will miss at least three weeks after straining the MCL in his left knee after last weekends victoryy over Texas.  Perkins is considered a fringe first round choice in next April's NFL draft.
  • Former USC Wide receiver Mike Williams has hired Impact Sports Management to represent him as he prepares for April's NFL draft.  According to a statement, Williams is currently attending classes and preparing for the 2005 combine.  He previously was represented by Tampa based agent Mike Azzarelli.
  • Washington offensive tackle Khalif Barnes, considered the Huskies' top senior NFL prospect, has a broken wrist that  requires surgery. Barnes was hurt Tuesday in practice and is now likely is lost for the remainder of the season.  A potential late first day pick, Barnes will now fall into the middle rounds.
  • Georgia linebacker Arnold Harrison has been cleared to play Saturday after being sidelined with a pinched nerve in his left shoulder.  A tremendous athlete that's played several linebacker positions, NFL-scouts were hoping for a big year from Harrison, whom they considered a fringe first day pick.
  • Purdue wide receiver Taylor Stubblefield has scored a touchdown in every game this season.  He also became the Big Ten's all-time leader in receptions last weekend against Penn State, breaking the record formerly held by fellow Boilermaker John Sandeford.  Stubblefield's combination of consistent hands and game breaking punt return skills has many thinking he will sneak into the top 75 selections in next April's draft.
  • Ohio State defensive back Dustin Fox returns this week after suffering a broken arm against Marshall during the second game of the season.


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