Scouting the Armed Forces Bowl for NFL Talent

December 23rd, 8PM EST, ESPN Tulsa makes it's way back into the post-season while Utah enters the bowl game after a strong campaign in '06. Just about all the NFL talent from this game resides on the Utes roster including a defensive lineman screaming up draft boards.

Tulsa vs. Utah
ESPN, 8:00 P.M.

 

Tulsa

 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Kendrick Alexander S 2 5Sr FA Tough, run defending safety coming off a solid campaign.  Best in the box with the action in front of him.
Bobby Blackshire S 4 4Sr FA Marginally sized safety with minimal ball skills.  
Nick Graham S 22 4Sr FA Tough zone safety with good instincts.  Utility defensive back who could be used in dime situations at the next level.
Jeff Perrett T 78 5Sr FA Size prospect with marginal strength and athleticism.

Utah

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Casey Evans S 31 5Sr FA Tough, run defending safety with poor size/speed numbers.
Brett Ratliff QB 15 4Sr 6/7 Nice sized passer with a good arm.  Offers a degree of upside and the tools to play in the NFL if he improves his mechanics/fundamentals.
Paul Soliai DT 90 4Sr 3/4 Mammoth interior defender drawing comparisons to Haloti Ngata in scouting circles.  Coming off a breakout campaign and a fast riser up draft boards.
Kelly Talavou DT 98 5Sr FA Quick interior plugger with potential as a rotational lineman.
Tavo Tupola T 78 5Sr FA Overaged college blocker with marginal skills in space.
Eric Weddle S 32 4Sr FA Slightly overrated defensive back whose instincts and mental intangibles will help him make it.

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