'06 NFL-draft Watch: Baylor

Still working to earn respectability in the Big 12, Baylor's tough haul back to competitiveness continues. The team offers several potential late round selections from the defensive side in the ball. 

Scouting the Big 12: Baylor 

Offense guard LeQualan McDonald is a king sized blocker with excellent strength at the point of attack.  Getting movement from run blocks, he engulfs defenders or seals them from the action with good body positioning.  Not light on his feet, McDonald lacks balance, awareness and at times seems to lose a sense of where he is on the field.  Needing a big senior campaign, McDonald is a size prospect but must fight to find a spot in the late rounds.  Junior Dominique Zeigler is a productive pass catcher who was the programs go-to receiver last year.  Sized well, he has potential as a fourth wide out at the next level. 

Senior defensive end Montez Murphy is a talented prospect with minimal production.  A good edge rusher, Murphy possesses size as well as growth potential yet needs to pull together a big senior year and meet the expectations of NFL scouts.  Baylor has a pair of complimentary safeties, who must be gauged.  Maurice Lane is a hard-hitting run defender who quickly fills gaps up the field or takes good angles to the action.  Diagnosing plays, he shows ability in zone yet is best playing downhill.  Willie Andrews is an explosive defensive back who flies around the football supporting the run and also displays ability in man-to-man coverage.  Undersized, he is a late round pick who could be used as a dime back\special teams player at the next level.  Junior punter Daniel Sepulveda is one of the best in college football and a definite prospect for the next level.

Baylor Prospect List

Name Pos # Yr
Willie Andrews S 18 5Sr
Maurice Lane S 21 4Sr
LeQualan McDonald G 77 4Sr
Montez Murphy DE 95 4Sr
Daniel Sepulveda P 37 3Jr
Dominique Zeigler WR 7 4Jr

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