Scouting the Cotton Bowl

The Red Raiders finally make it to a New Years bowl game, bringing one of the nations most explosive offenses to Dallas. Texas Tech will put three "next level" receivers on the field at any given time. The Alabama defense has as many as four first day draft picks.


 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Mark Anderson DE 47 5Sr 5\6 Athletic yet undersized end with plenty of potential for the next level.
J.B. Closner C 74 5Sr FA Hard working blocker with limited upside.
Brodie Croyle QB 12 4Sr 6\7 Solid collegiate quarterback with durability issues.  Needs to perform well at the Senior Bowl.
Kenneth Darby RB 34 4Jr 3\4 Good sized back with nice upside.
Rudy Griffin DT 90 5Sr FA  
Roman Harper S 41 5Sr 3\4 Smart, durable defensive back with average size\speed numbers.
Anthony Madison CB 9 5Sr 5\6 Undersized corner who could play dime in the NFL.
Charlie Peprah S 26 5Sr 2\3 Solid defensive back effective at either corner or safety.  Good size\speed numbers.
Freddie Roach ILB 8 5Sr 4\5 Versatile linebacker who likes to mix it up.
DeMeco Ryans OLB 35 4Sr 2nd
Playmaker coming off a sensational senior campaign.
Kyle Tatum T 58 4Jr 2\3 Outstanding lineman with great upside.

Texas Tech

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Joel Filani WR 8 3Jr 2\3
King sized receiver with reliable hands.  
Cody Fuller WR 24 5Sr FA ??
Taurean Henderson RB 19 5Sr 3\4 Potentially the nation's best third-down back prospect.
Jarrett Hicks WR 88 4Jr 3\4
Nice sized receiver slowly developing a consistent game.
Cody Hodges QB 10 5Sr 6\7 Quite possibly the Red Raiders best NFL-quarterback prospect the past decade.
Robert Johnson WR 9 4Jr 3\4
Made a huge impact his first season with the program and has scouts excited.
Vincent Meeks S 1 5Sr 6\7 Hard hitting safety with solid ball skills.
Khalid Naziruddin CB 26 5Sr FA Possesses solid size\speed numbers and a developing football player.
Bristol Olomua TE 33 5Sr 6\7
Solid pass catching threat and developing blocker.
Manny Ramirez G 63 4Jr 5\6 King sized lineman who dominates as a run blocker.
John Saldi OLB 5 5Sr FA  
Dwayne Slay S 3 5Sr FA  
Fred Thrweatt DT 97 5Sr FA
Massive space eater who needs to properly condition himself.
E.J. Whitley T 75 5Sr FA Versatile blocker who could find a home as a back-up.


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