Scouting the Houston Bowl

TCU ran roughshod over the competition during its' initial campaign in the Mountain West Conference and deserves to be in a better bowl game. For the second consecutive year a late season upset cost Iowa State a trip to the Big 12 title game.


Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Tommy Blake DE 2 3So 1\2 Good looking defensive end for the future.
Quincy Butler CB 4 4Sr FA
Flashes skill and a potential dime back in the NFL.
Drew Coleman CB 11 5Sr FA  
Stephen Culp C 69 5Sr FA Limited athlete with marginal potential.
Tye Gunn QB 15 5Sr FA  
Lonta Hobbs RB 30 4Sr FA  
Robert Merrill RB 33 4Jr 6\7
Solid interior runner.  Could move up boards with a big senior campaign in '06.
Ranorris Ray DE 88 5Sr FA
Possible two-gap lineman coming off a poor senior season.
Cory Rodgers WR 17 4Jr 4\5 Big player receiver who could make a big jump up draft boards in '07.
Shane Simms G 62 5Sr FA Powerful, small area run blocker.
Herbert Taylor T 78 4Jr
Athletic, strong side tackle who must add size.
Michael Toudouze T 72 5Sr 5\6 Moved into a full-time starting position as a senior at left tackle and played well.  Moving up draft boards.

Iowa State

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Todd Blythe WR 1 3So 4\5 Good sized wide out who controls the game.
Aaron Brant T 75 3Jr 3\4 King sized right tackle that dominates the opposition.
Tim Dobbins ILB 44 4Sr 6\7
Strong linebacker who could be used at a number of positions.
Stevie Hicks RB 27 4Jr 7th Tough interior ball carrier.
Nick Leaders DT 66 4Sr 6\7 Workman-like, slug-it-out lineman.
Nik Moser S 9 5Sr FA  
Steve Paris S N 5Sr FA



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