Scouting the M-West: BYU
One player who
stands above the rest and a prospect that could break into the top 75 selections
next April is receiver Todd Watkins.
An explosive pass catcher with the speed to sneak behind defenses and
stretch the field, Watkins can switch it to the catch the deep pass.
Possessing good eye/hand coordination, he
extends to make the reception away from his frame.
Watkins has a slight build and will have difficulty beating the jam at
the next level. And though he does
not time well in the forty, scouts must rely on game film as Watkins plays
exceptionally fast. Naufahu Tahi is a little used lead blocker with solid size\speed
numbers and a potential triple threat fullback.
Quarterback Matt Berry resides on the second team yet is a well
sized pocket passer with an NFL arm. Center
Lance Reynolds is an explosive blocker on the pivot who gets movement at
the initial point of attack. Solid
in pass protection and excellent with the shotgun snaps, Reynolds must learn to
finish blocks and add bulk to his frame.
The majority of BYU's
defensive talent is of the free agent variety.
Lineman Manaia Brown is a strong interior player who gets push up
the field. Keeping his pads low the ground, Brown is tenacious and plays
hard for sixty minutes. Out of
position at end in BYU's 34 defense, he has potential as a rotational tackle in
the NFL. Vince Feula moves
into the starting lineup and is an explosive lineman on the nose who could move
into the late rounds with a good senior campaign.
Junior Cameron Jenson is a hard working, intelligent inside
linebacker who could be a top rated prospect moving towards the 2007 draft.
At one time Paul Walkenhorst looked like a solid prospect yet
injuries have ravaged him the past two seasons and now make the linebacker a medical
BYU Prospect List