Scouting the Outback Bowl

The Iowa Hawkeyes fell short of expectations this season while Florida were up-and-down. Except for a few defenders from both sides and one Gator receiver, this game features mostly mid-to-late round talent.


Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Antwan Allen CB 20 5Sr 6\7 Quick yet undersized cover-corner whose best shot is at dime back.
Scott Chandler TE 87 3Jr 3\4 Terrific pass catching tight end who has the frame to add bulk and improve as a blocker.
Brian Ferentz C 61 5Sr FA Tough, hard working blocker on the pivot best in a small area. 
Ben Gates T N 5Sr FA Versatile lineman efficient at several spots up front.  Potential utility blocker in the NFL.
Lee Gray T 70 5Sr FA Solid prospect on the sidelines with injury.
Chad Greenway OLB 18 5Sr 1st Terrific linebacker with a well rounded game.  Top 25 pick next April.
Ed Hinkel WR 11 5Sr FA Solid wide out who'll earn his wage as a return specialist.
Abdul Hodge ILB 52 5Sr 2nd Speedy defender who can be used at several linebacker positions.
Jovon Johnson CB 26 4Sr 5\6 Tough cornerback who does not play to his speed.  Best in a zone system.
Marcus Paschal S 25 4Jr 4\5 Hard hitting, run defender at safety.
Clinton Solomon WR 88 4Sr 5\6 Possession wide out coming off a slightly disappointing campaign.
General Walker G N 5Sr  


Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Dallas Baker WR 81 4Sr FA
Solid pass catcher with marginal speed.
Lance Butler G 72 5Sr FA Tough, small area blocker.
Andre Caldwell WR 9 3Jr 2\3 Developing junior on the sidelines with injury.
Mike Degory C 68 5Sr
Tough, slug-it-out blocker with minimal upside.
Earl Everett OLB 30 3Jr
Athletic linebacker prospect for the weak-side.
Randy Hand T 74 4Sr
Efficient blocker with potential as a back-up on the strong-side.
Jarvis Herring S 46 5Sr FA
Nice sized safety who must pick up his level of play.
Chad Jackson WR 8 3Jr 1\2
Game breaking\game controlling wide out with great upside.
Chris Leak QB 12 3Jr 2\3
Athletic signal caller who must significantly improve his skills as a passer.
Todd McCullough OLB 47 5Sr FA

Ray McDonald DT 95 4Jr 4\5
Undersized defensive tackle who flashes skill.
Jermey Mincey DE 57 5Sr 6\7 Speedy edge rusher that could back-up in the NFL.
Marcus Thomas DT 44 3Jr 2\3 Explosive interior lineman who penetrates up the field.  Seriously considering entering the draft but should stay for his senior campaign.
Tavares Washington G 76 6Sr
One time promising prospect hit with injuries.
Dee Webb CB 15 4Jr
Developing corner considering the draft.
Deshawn Wynn RB 21 4Jr 3\4
Nice sized interior back who must stay for his senior campaign and prove himself as a feature ball handler.


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