Scouting the Big 12: Iowa
The top prospects on offense
come from the underclassmen ranks starting with receiver Todd Blythe. A tall receiver with reliable hands, Blythe is a smart player
who effectively uses the sidelines and shows good instincts on the field.
Shielding opponents away with his large frame he consistently makes the
reception and helps out as a downfield blocker.
A possession receiver, Blythe is a solid prospect for the future.
Tackle Aaron Brant is a strong and nasty lineman who controls
opponents at the point of attack. Jolting
defenders, Brant works hard throughout the action yet lacks adjustment and
lumbers about the field. Only a
junior, Brant could develop into one of the better strong side blockers for
2007. Running back Stevie Hicks
is a patient back who takes it North\South and consistently finds the running
lanes. Not a powerful runner, he
cannot quickly cut back in a small area or run to daylight.
He has potential as a number four back in the NFL.
Defensively there are several late frame selections starting with the tackle Nick Leaders. A hard working lineman, Leaders is quick off the snap and gives an honest days effort yet lacks size and upside for the next level. Tim Dobbins is another hard worker at middle linebacker and a defender with a good head for the ball. Firing up the field, he is explosive filling gaps but has marginal skill in space. Safety Nick Moser is a hard hitting, run defending defensive back, best playing downhill. Displaying some skill in zone, Moser is also a terrific special teams player.
Iowa State Prospect List