Scouting the New Orleans Bowl for NFL Talent

Two surprise teams make it to the post-season. After winning just a single game in '05 Rice made a run at the Conference USA title game this year. To their credit Troy State won it's initial Sun Belt championship. The NFL talent in this game is mostly of the free agent variety.


Dec. 21st, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Rice

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Jared Scruggs P 85 5Sr FA Inconsistent punter who flashes skill and a big leg.
Quinton Smith RB 44 5Sr FA Hardworking runner with limited size.

Troy State

 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Brannon Condren S 28 4Sr FA Tough, run defending safety with marginal ball skills.
Eugene Hampton WR 5 5Sr FA Sure handed wide out who did not meet expectations as a senior.
Sherrod Martin S 6 4Jr FA One time highly rated prospect who has struggled with injuries lately.
Toris Rutledge WR 4 5Sr 7th Nice sized wide out coming off a breakout campaign.
Martin Teal WR 2 5Sr FA

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