has been a consistent performer the past two seasons and is one of the more
complete tight ends in the nation. An
imposing looking prospect, he is a fluid and natural pass catcher who runs well
and consistently finds the open spot in the defense.
Making a lot of athletic plays, Day has a penchant for sneaking it down
the field to make receptions in the defensive secondary.
A strong blocker, he stays square and easily rides opponents out from the
action, all along bending his knees and playing with leverage.
Lacking top body control and balance, he occasionally over extends into
blocks which hurts his ability to finish. Day
does not possess the top playing speed and will never be considered a true
downfield threat. Solid pre-draft
workouts will easily throw him into the initial 60 selections next April.
Quarterback Kellen Clemens is a nifty signal caller who gets
outside pocket and easily makes the pass on the move.
Possessing a fluid delivery, he eludes the rush and produces
carrying the ball. Patient, Clemens
goes through receiver progressions, reading the defense and making proper
choices remaining poised under pressure. More
of a short yardage passer, Clemens lacks accuracy more then 10-to-15 yards down
the field and misses open receivers in the vertical game. Running back Terrence Whitehead is a productive
north\south runner on the college level. Possessing
outstanding instincts and vision, he has the speed to turn the corner yet at the
same time finds the cut back lanes and open space on the field.
A quick-footed runner with the ability to bounce it to the outside and
keep plays alive, Whitehead follows
blocks anywhere on the field. Needing
to improve the details of his game, he is a solid second day pick in 2006.
Center Enoka Lucas is a blocker on the pivot to keep an eye, and
the same can be said about receiver Demetrius Williams.
Using his frame to shield opponents away, Williams is a solid pass
catcher who looks the ball into his hands and easily contorts to catch the
throw. A solid route runner,
Williams runs well laterally yet lacks the soft hands and must polish his game.
Fullback Dante Rosario is a nice sized athlete for his position
and good ball handler. Unfortunately
Rosario looks almost passive at times when called upon to be a lead blocker and
must become more physical.
The main focus on defense is junior tackle Haloti Ngata. A king-sized lineman, Ngata plays with good lean, leverage and possesses great power. Focused on by opponents and consistently doubled, Ngata gets a lot of upfield push, collapsing the pocket. Relatively athletic, he flashes skills making plays laterally or getting his hands up to bat away the pass. Not light on his feet or nimble, Ngata is more a space eater and lacks a burst of speed in any direction. He must also improve his hand technique, developing moves to keep opponents away and become quicker disengaging from blocks at the point of attack. Ngata made a solid return last year after missing the '03 campaign with a knee injury. He has already stated his desire to enter the draft and looks like a top 25 selection. A speedy edge rusher Devan Long keeps his pads low to the ground and is fast moving laterally with the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack. Displaying solid hand technique, Long has an array of moves to stay off blocks and goes very hard. Undersized, he is easily knocked off balance or removed from his angle of attack by the first block and presently looks like a nickel pass rusher for the next level.