Scouting the Motor City Bowl for NFL talent

One season removed from a coaching change finds MTSU in a bowl game. Central Michigan, champions of the Mid-American Conference, offer a pair of highly rated NFL prospects as well as a receiver getting a lot of notice from NFL scouts.

Middle Tennessee vs. Central Michigan
ESPN, 7:30 P.M.

Middle Tennessee State

 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Germayle Franklin T 73 5Sr FA Athletic blocker who must improve his balance and play to his strengths.  May be better off inside at guard.
Eugene Gross RB 20 5Sr FA Compact, hard running ball carrier with an outside chance as a situational runner.

Central Michigan

Name Pos Yr # Rnd Comments
Dan Bazuin DE 5Sr 93 4/5 Disruptive pass rusher struggling through an injury-riddled senior campaign.  Presently near 100% and playing at a weight of 270-pounds; his best yet.
Isaac Brown S 4Sr 6 FA Undersized college linebacker who projects to safety in the NFL
Damien Linson WR 4Sr 3 FA
Reliable possession wide out with average size/speed numbers.  Flashes big-play skills and developing his game.
Drew Mormino C 5Sr 78 FA Hard-working blocker on the pivot with marginal size and athleticism.
Joe Staley T 4Sr 73 3 Highly rated left tackle who could make a charge up draft boards if he plays well at the Senior Bowl.


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