Scouting C-USA: TCU

A trip back to the bowl scene after a disappointing campaign in '00 was a good sign for coach Gary Patterson. This program has put a decent amount of first day prospects into the draft recently, thanks to the recruiting of former head coach Dennis Franchione. This years' squad offers a few players that could break into the first day but is characterized mainly by late round draftees.

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A trio of receivers could get draft consideration with big senior campaigns and the headliner of the group is Adrian Madise, a legitimate game breaker when the ball is in his hands. Madise really picked up his game last season and is a nice sized wide out with relatively consistent hands, playing faster than he times in the forty. He is poised to make a big jump up draft boards should he capitalize on last season and take his game to the next level; all which could result in a first day selection. LaTarence Dunbar also needs to do the same but in a much more drastic way as he is also an adequately sized wide out that's flashed abilities since he was a sophomore but displayed minimal consistency. Dunbar's skills returning kicks are a plus. The final receiver is Terran Williams who, like offensive lineman Brady Barrick, is considered a free agent but could change that perception if play is upgraded during their final college season.

Defensively LaMarcus McDonald is the top senior and a heady run-stuffer effective making plays up the field, deceptively strong at the point and very aggressive in his attitude towards the game. Problem for McDonald are his terrible size/speed numbers and though he is built more like a weak-side linebacker, (some even think strong-safety) his skills in pass defense are very limited. Jason Goss is an adequate cover-corner with skills as a return specialist and safety Kenneth Hilliard has flashed on occasion, enough to keep him on the radar screen.



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