Scouting the Independence Bowl for NFL Talent

December 28, 4:30PM EST, ESPN: A pair of teams who fizzled down the stretch with one, Alabama, in the midst of a coaching change. Only one senior from this game holds a first day grade though there are several top 100 prospects from the junior class.

Oklahoma State vs. Alabama
ESPN, 4:30 P.M.

Oklahoma State

 
Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Adarius Bowman WR 12 4Jr 2/3 King sized receiver who can be a dominant force on the field.  Not a burner but rather a true possession wide out.  Comes off a breakout campaign and seriously considering the draft.  Off-the-field issues from the past must be investigated.
Victor DeGrate DE 51 4Sr FA Undersized pass rusher who projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Corey Hilliard T 75 4Sr 5/6 Athletic blocker who must add a bulk.  Terrific developmental prospect.
Xavier Lawson-Kennedy DT 90 5Sr FA Well-sized, physically talented prospect who shows little desire.
Ryan McBean DT 93 4Sr 4/5 Explosive interior defender marching up draft boards. On the small side but could play a three-technique position.
Darnell Smith OLB 50 5Sr FA Potential pass rush specialist at the next level.
D'Juan Woods WR 84 5Sr 7th Inconsistent pass catcher who flashes skill but has watched his play regress the past two seasons.  Younger brother of former first-round bust Rashaun Woods.

Alabama

 
Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Simeon Castille S 2 3Jr 3/4 Tough, run defending safety with a nose for the ball in coverage.
Tim Castille FB 19 4Sr FA Pass catching lead blocker who can be an offensive threat.
Jeremy Clark DT 99 5Sr 6/7 Quick, explosive tackle who works very hard.  Undersized and a rotational type of defender.
Kenneth Darby RB 34 5Sr 3/4 Well built ball carrier with solid speed.  Offers a complete game but comes off a terrible senior campaign and watching his draft stock slip.
D. J. Hall WR 22 3Jr 2/3 The "go-to" receiver in Bama's offense and a game-breaking threat.
Chris Harris DE 91 5Sr FA Undersized pass rusher with marginal productivity.
Terrence Jones OLB 55 4Sr 7th Solid weak-side prospect coming off a solid senior season.
Dominic Lee DT 96 4Sr FA
Le'Ron McClain FB 33 4Sr 7th Tough lead blocking fullback who does the little things well.  Competent pass catcher out of the backfield.
Ramzee Robinson CB 1 5Sr FA Short corner with some potential as a dime-back/special teams player.
Juwan Simpson OLB 42 5Sr 5/6 Athletic one-gap linebacker with good speed. 
Kyle Tatum T 58 5Sr FA One-time solid prospect who was benched due to poor play this year.

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