Scouting the Hawaii Bowl for NFL talent

December 24, 8PM EST, ESPN- It'll be an offensive showdown in Hawaii as passes will be flying through the air all evening. The Warriors of Hawaii offer several first day prospects from both sides of the ball. Arizona State possesses the nation's top tight end.

Hawaii vs. Arizona State
ESPN, 8:00 P.M.



 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Ikaika Alama-Francis DE 91 5Sr 5/6 Developing two-gap lineman with a great amount of upside.
Davone Bess WR 7 3So 2/3 Explosive receiver who also impacts the game as a return specialist.  Reliable, big-play skill prospect.
Colt Brennan QB 15 4Jr 2/3 Former Colorado quarterback who offers the physical and mental skills to play in the NFL.  A legitimate pro-prospect.
Tala Esera T 70 5Sr 6/7 Nice sized blocker best in a small area.
Nate Ilaoa RB 4 6Sr 7th Compact runner with great size and playing strength.  Needs to properly condition himself and do the little things well to have any chance of making it.
Leonard Peters S 42 6Sr FA Nice sized safety with good speed.  Made a slow return from the knee injury which sidelined him in '06.  Showed a lot of play-making skill before the injury.
Melila Purcell DE 98 5Sr 7th Potential two-gap lineman who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage.  Can play in the NFL if he makes football a priority.
Samson Satele G 52 5Sr 3/4 Strong, explosive lineman who can play guard or center.  Offers a lot of skill and the ability to be used in different blocking schemes.
Dane Uperesa T 72 5Sr FA
Skilled lineman who must toughen up and take his game to another level.


Arizona State

 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Jesse Ainsworth PK 20 4Sr FA
Big legged kicker who must improve his accuracy.
Stephen Berg G 66 5Sr FA
Nice sized lineman with growth potential.
Kyle Caldwell DE 50 4Sr FA Undersized defender with marginal speed.
Andrew Carnahan T 52 5Sr 6/7 Strong, right tackle prospect on the sidelines with an injury.  Likely to apply for a sixth year of eligibility.  First day potential.
Rudy Carpenter QB 12 3So 6/7  
Zach Catanese S 5 4Sr 6/7 King-sized safety with top speed.  Offers the computer numbers to play at the next level though no single aspect of his game stands out.
Jordan Hill DT 1 5Sr FA Explosive yet undersized one-gap lineman.
Loren Howard DE 66 5Sr FA Former Northwestern transfer who has not played in two years.  Proved himself to be an outstanding pass rusher early in college.  Applying for a sixth year of eligibility.
Jamaal Lewis TE 82 5Sr FA
Potential H-back coming off a disappointing season.
Beau Manutai ILB 51 4Sr FA
Zach Miller TE 86 3Jr 1st Nation's highest rated tight end who did not meet expectations this season.  Was a lock to enter the draft two months ago but reportedly having second thoughts.
Terry Richardson WR 17 5Sr FA Play-making receiver who never lived up to expectations.


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