Scouting the Fiesta Bowl for NFL Talent

January 1, 8 PM EST, Fox: The Broncos of Boise State make it to the national scene after an undefeated campaign and take on Oklahoma. The Sooners felt their chances to make a run at the national title was stolen from them against Oregon. Except for one prospect the majority of the talent in this game is of the middle round variety.

Boise State vs. Oklahoma
FOX, 8:00 P.M.

Boise State

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Gerald Alexander S 2 5Sr 6/7 Athletic safety coming off a poor season.  Best in a two-deep zone system.
Colt Brooks OLB 31 5Sr FA Potential back-up on the strong side.
Andrew Browning DT 57 5Sr FA Small but explosive one-gap tackle.
Ryan Clady T 79 3So 2/3 Terrific young prospect with excellent size and skill.
Dennis Ellis DE 91 5Sr FA Solid defender with a well rounded game.
Korey Hall OLB 25 5Sr 7th Well rounded linebacker with poor size/speed numbers.  Potential back-up in a one-gap system.  Has a special teams mentality.
Drisan James WR 11 5Sr FA Mildly productive receiver with the size/speed numbers to be a fifth wide out at the next level.
Ian Johnson RB 41 3So 6/7 Solid ball carrier coming off a breakout campaign.  Must improve his hands as he looks like a third down back at the next level.
Brad Lau FB 34 5Sr FA Aggressive lead blocker with good size.
Legedu Naanee WR 4 5Sr 6/7 King sized wide out with solid speed.  Must pick up the pace and consistently play to his abilities.
Jerard Rabb WR 1 5Sr 6/7 Competitive pass catcher with no single outstanding aspect to his game.
Derek Schouman TE 91 4Sr FA Athletic tight end who really does not play to his timed speed (4.65).
Jared Zabransky QB 5 5Sr FA Adequate college passer with marginal skills for the next level.


Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
C.J. AhYou DE 99 5Sr 7th Solid football player who fights hard.  Small, over-aged and has durability issues.
Rufus Alexander OLB 42 5Sr 3rd Athletic weak-side prospect who would nicely fit a one-gap system.
Larry Birdine DE 92 5Sr 6/7 One time pass rushing terror coming off a disappointing campaign.  Could find a home as a conventional end.
Zach Latimer ILB 46 5Sr 6/7 Underrated linebacker with a solid game.  May be best on the inside of a 3-4 alignment.
Chris Messner T 79 5Sr 7th Size prospect that's shown some progress on the field.
Carl Pendleton DT 68 4Jr 5/6 Explosive interior prospect who fell off the map this year.
Adrian Peterson RB 28 3Jr 1st Dominant ball carrier with a complete game.  Durability is a concern.
Calvin Thibodeaux DE 58 5Sr 7th Small college defensive end who could thrive as a pass rush specialist.
Paul Thompson WR 12 4Sr FA Good athlete forced to move back to the quarterback position this year.  A projection at receiver.
D.J. Wolfe S 25 3Jr 6/7 Showed a lot of promise as a sophomore in '05 but struggled this year.


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