Scouting C-USA: Tulane

Fame is fleeting, or at least it was for the Green Wave who've never come close to their campaign of several years ago when the marched through Conference USA on the arm of Shawn King into the Liberty Bowl. Now that Pat Ramsey is about to sign a nice contract with the Redskins the ball is handed off to yet another quarterback prospect… who'll be handing it off to a pro-prospect at running back.

Tulane Green Wave

Mewelde Moore took many by surprise last season as he was one of the nations most prolific running back, compiling 1400+ yards on the ground. Moore is an athletic ball carrier with terrific vision, balance and skills to take it on the inside between tackle. Heady, he sets up and follows his blocks displaying the ability to quickly cut it back in a small area. How does he translate to the next level right now? In a nutshell we have concerns. Moore is not big enough to be an every-down interior runner nor does he have the speed to take it around tackle. One thing he has going for him are his hands, which are as good as most receivers. Another huge season and the talk will be of Moore leaving college for the draft but on face value that would be a mistake. One underclassman we feel has a great future is receiver Roydell Williams, a tall pass catcher that takes it deep and makes the difficult catch with regularity. If he takes his game to the next level as a junior he will be highly ranked going into the '04 draft, assuming he stays at Tulane. Yet another junior on the radar screen as UCLA transfer JP Losman who now takes the reigns behind center. Losman, a passer with a live arm, has sporadically seen action the past two years and looked good but now must prove he can handle the fulltime duties as a signal caller.

Defensively senior safety Adrian Mitchell is a hard-hitting run defender with deficiencies in pass defense. Junior Lynaris Elpheage has displayed cover skills on occasion and is one to watch.



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