Scouting the Insight Bowl for NFL Talent

December 29, 7:30PM EST, NFL Network: Texas Tech's aerial assault takes on Minnesota's ground attack. Several pass catchers from both teams carry mid-round grades.

Texas Tech vs. Minnesota
NFLN, 7:30 P.M.

Texas Tech 

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Keyunta Dawson DE 96 4Sr FA Explosive college pass rusher with linebacker size.
Joel Filani WR 8 5Sr 5/6 Nice sized wide out coming off a breakout season.  Proved himself to be an outstanding red-zone threat this year.  Must run well prior to the draft or he will fall into the late rounds.
Gabe Hall G 78 5Sr FA
Jarrett Hicks WR 88 5Sr 4/5
Athletic wide out who makes the important and spectacular reception.  Missed six games while the NCAA ruled on his eligibility.  Potential number two receiver at the next level.
Robert Johnson WR 9 5Sr 7th Reliable possession wide out with poor speed.
Manny Ramirez G 63 5Sr 4/5 Wide bodied blocker who works hard and plays with a nasty attitude.  Solid guard prospect who may need time adjusting to an NFL system.
Kenyon Scott DT 99 4Sr FA

 

Minnesota

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Joe Ainslie T 78 5Sr FA Size prospect with marginal athleticism.  Average football player.
Trumiane Banks CB 4 5Sr FA  
Tony Brinkhaus C 77 4Jr 3/4
Strong, explosive prospect who did well on the pivot this year.  Can play a variety of blocking positions.
Logan Payne WR 84 4Sr 7th
Nice sized possession wide out who consistently comes up with the important reception.
Mario Reese OLB 48 5Sr FA Undersized linebacker who works hard.  Potential back-up and special teams player.
Matt Spaeth TE 89 5Sr 6/7 Solid overall tight end efficient as a blocker and pass catcher.  Scheduled for shoulder surgery after the bowl game which will hurt his draft grade.

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