NFL Draft '07: Scouting Washington State

Washington State comes off a four win season yet hopes to make a run at a minor ball game this year. With only a single player drafted last April several Cougars could hear their names called throughout the seven rounds in '07.

Senior receiver Jason Hill is an exciting prospect with solid size and game controlling abilities. Possessing both soft and strong hands, Hill consistently makes the difficult reception in a crowd and effectively picks up yardage running after the catch. Possessing a well-rounded game, much of Hill's final draft ranking depends on how fast he runs prior to next April. Junior wideout Michael Bumpus does not possess the size of his teammate yet is a consistent pass catcher reliable in all areas of the game. Likely a late round pick, Bumpus presents himself as a fourth receiver for an NFL team. Tackle Charles Harris is a well-sized player on the right side who will get consideration in the late rounds.

On defense Mkristo Bruce is an effective pass rusher who also makes plays in pursuit. Undersized, Bruce has trouble shedding blocks and is a late round pick who could backup at right defensive end for a conventional defense. Junior Aaron Johnson is a nice sized plugger on the inside and a powerful lineman who commands double teams. Tough to handle, he takes up a lot of space and would benefit from productive play the next two seasons. Safety Eric Frampton is a solid run defender and a middle round pick who looks best suited for a two-deep zone system.

Washington State Prospect List   

Full Name Pos # Year
Mkristo Bruce DE 94 5Sr
Michael Bumpus WR 5 3Jr
Scott Davis OLB 42 5Sr
Eric Frampton S 37 5Sr
Charles Harris T 55 5Sr
Jason Hill WR 83 4Sr
Aaron Johnson DT 40 4Jr


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