Scouting the Las Vegas Bowl

BYU finally makes it back to the post-season while Cal once again returns to a bowl game under coach Tedford. Several interesting prospects along the lines of scrimmage and one terrific underclassman tight end.

BYU

 Name Pos # Yr Rd Report
Matt Berry QB 8 4Sr FA Physically talented prospect who sits on the bench.  Could get an invite to camp.
Manaia Brown DT 99 5Sr
4\5
A physical specimen out of position in the Cougars defense.  Could make a move up draft boards in February.
Johny Harline TE 89 3So 3 Outstanding young pass-catching tight end.
Cameron Jensen ILB 35 3Jr 6 Solid run defender on the inside.
Lance Reynolds C 54 4Sr FA
Hard working blocker yet limited athlete.
Nathan Soelberg CB 13 4Sr FA
Naufahu Tahi FB 3 4Sr 4\5 Quite possibly the most underrated fullback in the country.  A true triple threat player (blocker\ball carrier\pass catcher).
Paul Walkenhorst OLB 47 5Sr FA
Once promising prospect whose career was riddled with injury.
Todd Watkins WR 1 4Sr 4\5 Field stretching receiver coming off a disappointing campaign.  Offers a lot of upside for the next level and could develop into a dangerous number three wide out.

California

Name Pos # Yr Rd Report
Andrew Cameron T 71 4Jr 3\4 Top junior prospect who now has injury questions.
Tosh Lupoi DE 94 5Sr FA Hard working lineman with marginal size and durability.
Chris Manderino FB 27 5Sr FA Aggressive lead blocker yet marginal athlete with limited upside.
Donnie McCleskey S 21 4Sr 6\7 Instinctive safety with good cover skills yet marginal size\speed numbers.
Aaron Merz G 65 5Sr FA King sized blocker who must better condition himself.
Tim Mixon CB 22 3Jr 3\4 Developing young cornerback with terrific upside.
Ryan O'Callaghan T 61 5Sr 6\7 Mammoth lineman who dominates the opposition.  Shoulder injuries are a concern.
Marvin Philip C 54 6Sr 6\7 Explosive blocker on the inside with limited upside.
Harrison Smith CB 11 5Sr 5\6 Nice sized defensive back with potential at corner or safety in a zone system.


 

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