Big league scouts inspecting small school talent

This weekend we were on hand at the California-Pa./Monmouth game to check out a pair of underrated, small school prospects. In fact just about all the NFL teams have had representatives on hand at some time or another to check out these players.

Austin Miles is one of the highest rated non-Division IA receivers in the nation and we got a glimpse as to why on Saturday.  A natural and fluid receiver, Miles possesses soft hands and consistently displays the ability to create  yardage running after the reception.  On a number of occasions he beat the California-Pa. defense in the middle of the field for big third down catches.  Miles will draw comparisons to Vincent Jackson of Northern Colorado, selected by the San Diego Chargers in he second round of last April's draft after a tremendous combine.  Like Jackson, the final draft ranking for Miles could come down to his forty time and overall combine performance, should he be lucky enough to receive an invite.

Scouts from more then twenty NFL teams have been on hand to take in Miles at practice the past few weeks.  Most predominant have been the Carolina Panthers, who had scouts on hand at Saturday's game to watch the big receiver.

Also on scout's list was California-Pa. running back Antoine Bagwell. A smallish back, Bagwell was tough to catch Saturday and impressed many of the scouts on hand.  Very productive since transferring from Joliet Community College, most feel Bagwell is a third down/situational type of back at the next level.


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