Scouting the Music City Bowl for NFL Talent

December 29, 1PM EST, ESPN: The surprising Kentucky Wildcats finally make it back to the post-season after a team effort all year. Clemson, on the other hand, came up a little short as usual. There is plenty of outstanding talent from both sides of the ball offered from the senior class and underclassmen.

Clemson vs. Kentucky
ESPN, 1:00 P.M.

Kentucky

 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Keenan Burton WR 19 4Jr 2/3 Big play receiver coming off a breakout season.  Terrific prospect with a high upside.
Rafael Little RB 22 4Jr 3/4 Productive college runner who fits as a third down back at the next level.  Presently on the sidelines with injury.
Lamar Mills DT 45 5Sr FA Explosive interior player slowly returning from the injury which kept him on the sidelines in '05.  Potential rotational lineman in a front-four scheme.
Durrell White OLB 9 4Sr FA Undersized college defensive end who projects as a rush linebacker in the NFL.

Clemson

 
Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Gaines Adams DE 93 5Sr 1st Tremendous athlete who impacts the game in a variety of ways.  College defensive end who also projects to rush linebacker in the NFL.  Great potential but dedication is a question mark.
Nathan Bennett G 63 5Sr 5/6 Dominant run blocking guard in the midst of a terrific campaign.  Nice fit for a power running scheme.
Tramaine Billie OLB 20 5Sr FA College linebacker likely to be tried at safety in the NFL.  Special teams is his ticket.
Duane Coleman CB 3 5Sr 7th Former running back who made a successful transition to cornerback mid-way through his junior campaign.  Looked good on special teams this year.  Suspended for this game after an off-the-field incident.
Marion Dukes G 75 4Sr FA College tackle best in a small area.
Ramon Fry G 72 5Sr FA Marginal athlete sidelined with injury.
Dustin Fry C 62 5Sr 6/7 Short, stout wide bodied blocker effective in confined quarters.
C.J. Gaddis S 12 4Jr 6/7
Nice sized defensive back with good upside.
Sergio Gilliam CB 15 4Sr 7th Athletic defensive back marginally productive on the football field.
Thomas Hunter TE 89 5Sr FA Pass catching tight end sidelined with injury
Reggie Merriweather RB 37 5Sr 6/7
Talented ball carrier with solid size.  Gets limited carries but has potential as a rotational back in the NFL.
Barry Richardson T 79 3Jr 3/4 King sized blocker with great upside.
Chansi Stuckey WR 2 5Sr 5/6 Big play receiver who also impacts as a return specialist.  Not physical at all and likely a #4 wide out.
Anthony Waters ILB 40 5Sr 5/6
Athletic linebacker highly rated coming into the season.  Suffered a major knee injury early in the campaign and on the sidelines.

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