Scouting the Texas Bowl for NFL talent

December 28, 8PM EST, NFL Network: A glorious campaign by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is capped off with a trip to Texas. Kansas State makes a return to the post-season after a short hiatus. Except for RU's Brian Leonard, the talent in this game is of second day variety.

Rutgers vs. Kansas State
NFLN, 8:00 P.M.

Rutgers

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Willie Foster WR 84 4Sr FA Elusive receiver whose greatest value at the next level will be returning punts.
Clark Harris TE 81 5Sr 6/7 Sure-handed pass catcher coming off a disappointing campaign.  The ability to long-snap increases his worth.
Brian Leonard FB 23 5Sr 2/3
Triple-threat full back who can beat opponents in a variety of ways.
Rameel Meekins DT 60 4Sr FA Quick, penetrating one-gap defensive tackle.
Derrick Roberson CB 11 4Sr FA  
Cameron Stephenson G 63 5Sr FA Athletic blocker with good feet.  Mechanically sound but needs to add bulk and improve his playing strength.
Mike Teel QB 14 3So 6/7 Developing quarterback with a good upside.
Devraun Thompson OLB 55 4Sr 7th One-gap linebacker who should be a special teams demon.
Shawn Tucker WR 4 5Sr FA Nice sized possession wide out whose career has recently been marred by injury.

 

Kansas State

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Brandon Archer OLB 46 5Sr FA Undersized one-gap linebacker who does not time well in the forty.
Carlos Aslup RB 21 6Sr FA

Thomas Clayton RB 5 5Sr FA Physically gifted ball carrier who never lived up to expectations.
Quinton Echols DT 56 5Sr 7th
Potential nose-tackle prospect who possesses the size and strength for the next level.  Does not make football a priority and labeled an underachiever.
Yamon Figurs WR 17 4Sr FA Small, speedy receiver minimally productive in college.
John Hafferty G 72 3Jr 5/6 Tough, dominant small area blocker.
Maurice Mack OLB 24 5Sr FA

Jermaine Moreira WR 10 4Sr FA
Elusive pass catcher with some ability as a punt returner.
Greg Wafford G 67 4Sr FA Short, wide bodied blocker who could develop into a solid back-up.
Kyle Williams S 9 5Sr FA Tough, run defending safety with marginal size/speed.

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