Fullback Brian Leonard is truly a triple
threat player who produces in a variety of ways.
A powerful ball carrier outstanding on the inside, Leonard breaks several
tackles during single run and carries the pile for several yards, picking up
plenty of yardage off initial contact. A solid pass catcher, Leonard is a reliable receiver.
Aggressive as a lead blocker, Leonard knocks defenders backwards, opening
holes for running backs. Not overly quick, Leonard does not display the speed or
agility to be effective outside of tackle yet does enough things well that he
fits into the late part of the draft's first day.
Junior Clark Harris is one of the better pass catching tight ends
in the nation and a prospect with great upside for the next level.
A natural receiver Harris displays good timing, anticipation and
consistently comes away with the important reception.
Creating mismatches in the defensive secondary, he displays the ability
to make receptions down the field on a consistent basis.
While he blocks with solid fundamentals, Harris must significantly
improve his playing strength. Two
more seasons on the football field and Harris could be a top tight end prospect
going towards the 2007 draft. Receiver
Tres Moses returns for a fifth year and is the squad's leading pass
catcher as well as an explosive return specialist.
Slight of size, Moses possesses reliable hands and consistently comes
away with the difficult reception. His
value at the next level is as a fourth receiver who must produce returning
punts. Shawn Tucker returns
after missing most of the 2004 season with a groin injury and is a nice sized
pass catcher with good potential for the next level.
Senior guard John Glass is also a prospect to watch on the
offensive line. Quarterback Ryan Hart is a solid short range passer with limited arm strength.
He'd fit nicely as a third signal caller in a WCO.
On defense senior end Ryan Neill creates a lot of havoc up the field, consistently pressuring opposing
quarterbacks. Fast off the edge, he
is undersized for the next level and may ultimately stand up over tackle in a 34
defense. Teammate Val Barnaby
is a good athlete with a fluid change of direction and the ability to make plays
up and down line of scrimmage. Needing
to improve his playing strength, Barnaby offers growth potential and could be a
late pick in next April's draft.