Scouting the Holiday Bowl for NFL Talent

December 28, 8PM EST, ESPN: The surprising Aggies face-off against the disappointing Bears. Texas A&M pulled off several upsets during the second half of the season, including a sweet victory over rival Texas. Cal could not beat USC, long considered the match-up which would determine the PAC Ten title.

Texas A&M vs. California
ESPN, 8:00 P.M.

Texas A&M

 
 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Yemi Babalola T 71 3So 3/4 Outstanding young prospect.  Plays tackle in college but may be better off at guard in the NFL.
Red Bryant DT 85 4Jr 3/4 Solid athlete on the inside with potential as a two-gap end.  Missed the final two games of the season but petitioning the NFL advisory committee and considering the draft.  Good upside.
Melvin Bullitt S 33 4Sr FA Tough run defending safety with marginal cover skills.  Special teams player in the NFL.
Courtney Lewis RB 25 5Sr FA One time productive player whose game has regressed the past two years.
L' Tydrick Riley WR 17 5Sr FA King-sized wide out who could be used as a pass catching tight end.  Needs to improve every facet of his game.
Chad Schroeder WR 14 5Sr FA Reliable possession wide out with marginal size/speed numbers.
Earvin Taylor WR 2 4Jr 6/7 Nice sized wide out who needs a break-out season.
Justin Warren ILB 10 4Sr 7th Productive run-defending linebacker.  Marginal speed and a two-down player at the next level.

 

California

 
Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Joe Ayoob QB 18 4Sr FA Former starter sitting on the bench.  Good arm but poor decision-maker.
Desmond Bishop ILB 10 4Sr 7th Intense two-down defender who could be an economical back-up.
Andrew Cameron T 71 5Sr FA Talented tackle with a long injury history.
David Gray WR 4 5Sr FA
Daymeion Hughes CB 13 4Sr 3/4 Terrific zone-cornerback with marginal speed.  Moving up draft boards.
Robert Jordan WR 11 3Jr 4/5 Reliable receiver who occasionally sneaks it down field.  Underrated and overshadowed at Cal.
Marshawn Lynch RB 10 3Jr 1st Dynamic ball carrier with a well-rounded game.  Plays big, fast and smart.
Brandon Mebane DT 52 4Sr 3/4 Explosive inside lineman who could be used at a three-technique spot.  Post season is critical.
Tim Mixon CB 22 5Sr 1/2 Outstanding cover corner on the sidelines all season with a knee injury.  Petitioning to get a sixth season of eligibility.
Erik Robertson G 75 5Sr 7th Big, thick small area blocker.
Scott Smith C 52 5Sr FA Undersized blocker on the pivot who can be used at several positions.
Nu'u Tafisi OLB 53 4Sr 5/6 College defensive end who plays with a lot of heart.  Marginal size/speed numbers and projects as a rush-linebacker in the NFL.

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