'06 NFL Draft Watch: Nevada

Coming off a campaign of 6-7 last year, expectations are higher for Nevada in 2005. The team possesses several solid NFL prospects from both sides of the ball.

Scouting the WAC:  Nevada

Highly rated by several scouting services, receiver Nichiren Flowers is a natural pass catcher who consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame. Following the quarterback across the field, Flowers always works to make himself an available target. Quick top speed, he is a solid route runner yet not a true burner and possesses just marginal size. Flowers has character concerns and presently sits as a fringe first-day selection. Junior Celeb Spencer is another sure handed wide out who consistently comes up with the reception during the important moments of the game. Tackle Adam Kiefer is a solid position blocker and athletic offensive lineman. Quick pulling across the line of scrimmage, he displays footwork in pass protection and plays with a nasty attitude. Needing to improve his blocking strength, Kiefer gets minimal movement at the point of attack.

On defense end J.J. Milan is an explosive player in the front seven. Displaying speed off the age, Milan quickly changes direction and has the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack. Breaking down and playing with leverage, Milan displays solid range and may be best suited at outside linebacker in a 34 defense. Kevin Stanley is a defensive back with solid ball skills and best facing the action. Possessing a closing burst of speed, he struggles in man coverage. Junior Nick Hawthrone is another defensive back best when the play is in front of him. Quickly diagnosing the action, Hawthorne is a tough secondary player who likes to mix it up yet like his teammate, possesses marginal skills in man-to-man coverage.

Nevada Prospect List

Name Pos # Yr
Craig Bailey DE 90 5Sr
Nichiren Flowers WR 84 5Sr
Nick Hawthrone S 28 4Jr
Adam Kiefer T 68 5Sr
J.J. Milan DE 91 4Sr
Caleb Spencer WR 87 3Jr
Roderick Stallings S 29 4Sr
Kevin Stanley CB 33 5Sr


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