Scouting the Fiesta Bowl

One of the better bowl games on the schedule which features two classic programs.  This game will be a measuring stick for Brady Quinn.  He faces a talented Ohio State back seven, much of whom will be in the NFL next year.

Ohio State

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Bobby Carpenter OLB 42 4Sr 2\3 Solid strong-side linebacker prospect who displayed consistent progress in college.  Broke a leg in the season's final game and may not play.
Mike D'Andrea ILB 5 4Jr 4\5 Taking a red-shirt season.
Tyler Everett S 6 5Sr 7th Adequate safety who must make his mark on special teams.
Marcus Green DT 94 5Sr 6\7 Hard working tackle with great quickness.  Possible three-technique lineman.
Ryan Hamby TE 80 5Sr FA One-time prospect who was a part time player last season.
A.J. Hawk OLB 47 4Sr 1st Relentless defender constantly around the action. Early draft choice next April
Santonio Holmes WR 4 4Jr 1\2
Not real big or stopwatch fast yet a consistent receiver who makes big plays.  Expected to announce for the draft and could be the first receiver selected
Josh Hutson PK 23
5Sr 7th Keeping up the tradition of quality kickers coming from Columbus.
Mike Kudla DE 57 4Sr 6\7 Relentless defender who goes 100mph for 60-minutes.  Explosive and fast yet may not have a defined pro-position.
Nick Mangold C 55 4Sr 2\3 Improved his game and could be the first center selected in April
Nate Salley S 21 4Sr 4\5 Solid zone safety that would be a good fit for a two-deep system.
Anthony Schlegel ILB 51 5Sr 5\6
Tough, run defending, two down linebacker.
Brandon Schnittker FB 43 5Sr FA  
Rob Sims G 77 4Sr 5\6 Coming off a good year after moving from tackle-to-guard.
Donte Whitner S 36 3Jr 2\3 Developing safety tough against the run and solid in coverage.  Likely to enter the draft.
Ashton Youboty CB 10 3Jr 3\4 Physically gifted corner with an inconsistent game.  Really struggled during the second-half of '05.  Likely to enter the draft.

Notre Dame

 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Report
Anthony Fasano TE 88 4Jr 2\3 Terrific pass catching threat who creates miss-matches in the secondary.
Brandon Hoyte OLB 39 5Sr FA  
Mark Levoir T 73 5Sr FA  
Corey Mays ILB 46 5Sr FA  
Rhema McKnight WR 5 5Sr 5\6 Fluid wide out effective running after the reception.  Tore a knee ligament earlier this year.
Brady Quinn QB 10 4Jr 1st Franchise-type quarterback having a career year under Charlie Wies.  Potential top three choice in '07.
Jeff Samardzija WR 83 3Jr 2\3
Big bodied possession wide out with a good degree of upside.
Matt Shelton WR 82 5Sr FA
Hard working wide out with marginal size.
Dan Stevenson G 74 5Sr 6\7 Finesse blocker with growth potential.
Maurice Stovall WR 21 5Sr 3\4 Came on strong during the second half of the year.  Big-bodied possession wide out for the next level.


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