Scouting the Fiesta Bowl for NFL Talent

Pittsburgh

Princell Brockenbrough/WR/8/5Sr: Size/speed guy who missed the entire season.  Must petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.

Vince Crochunis/DT/96/5Sr: Highly rated coming into the season but did not have the campaign expected.  Works hard yet must develop more pass rush moves.  Possesses size potential and may get a look late in the draft.

Rob Petitti/T/78/5Sr: Big, smart blocker that's started on the blind side since his freshman campaign.  Makes effective use of blocking angles and body positioning to protect the quarterback.  Solid run blocker.  Needs to pick up the intensity in all aspects.  Possesses great potential and upside for the next level if he hits on all cylinders.

Malcolm Postell/OLB/6/5Sr: Nice sized linebacker who improved his game as a senior.  Active against the run and looked much better in pass coverage.  Solid weak side prospect for the next level and could get selected in the late rounds.

Dan Stephens/DT/94/5Sr: Hard working lineman who stuffs the middle in run defense.  Limited upside and a marginal athlete yet could get a look as a backup.

Utah

Jonathan Fanene/DE/91/5Sr: Explosive lineman that can be used in a variety of positions up front.  Makes plays defending the run, rushing the passer and even in coverage.  Late riser whose breakout season has moved him into the middle frames. 

Marty Johnson/RB/1/6Sr: Big, tough interior ball carrier with a burst of speed.  Breaks tackles, picks up yardage off initial contact and works runs.  Marginal skills as a pass catcher coupled with his former injury problems and off the field issues makes Johnson a late round selection at best. 

Chris Kemoeatu/G/68/4Sr: Mauling run blocker who plays with a nasty disposition.  Strong at the point of attack, drives opponents off the line or engulfs then buries defenders.  Anchors in pass protection.  Limited skills on the move.  Solid late round pick for a running offense.

Sione Pouha/DT/90/5Sr: Explosive, interior tackle that works hard until the whistle blows.  Overaged, missed time with injury this season and though huge, does not always play to his size.  Should be given consideration as a two gap lineman on the nose.

Steven Savoy/WR/86/3So: Explosive skill player with a nose for the end zone.  Solid receiver who gets separation from opponents and consistently comes away with the ball.  Effective running the reverse and dangerous whenever the ball's in his hands.  Lacks top size and may never be anything more than a number two receiver at the next level.  Seriously considering entering the draft.

Alex Smith/QB/11/3Jr: Outstanding passer who combines physical skills and the mental intangibles to command the offense.  Always in control of the situation, displays great awareness and seamlessly executes game plans.  Very accurate in the short and intermediate field. Does not show a great deep arm but a natural fit for a west coast offense and a potential late round selection if he enters the draft.

Paris Warren/WR/82/5Sr: Nice sized wide out with a consistent hands.  Effective over the middle in traffic, plays to his size and comes away with the difficult grab.  Not fast or a receiver that wins out in foot races yet a potential possession receiver at the next level that could develop into a starter.


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