Scouting the Orange Bowl for NFL Talent

January 2, 8PM EST, Fox: A pair of teams who move into the national spotlight. Wake Forest comes off a Cinderella season and surprised everyone by winning the ACC. Louisville needed help to get to this game and offers a tremendous amount of NFL-prospects.

Louisville vs. Wake Forest
FOX, 8:00 P.M.


Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Brian Brohm QB 12 3Jr 1st Big armed passer with good upside.  Ruffled when pressured and best if he returns for his senior season.
Abe Brown OLB 43 5Sr FA  
Michael Bush RB 19 4Sr 1/2 Large, powerful ball carrier with real good run instincts.  More than a road grader and runs around defenders as much as he runs over them.  Broke his leg the first game of the season and contemplating entering the draft.
Harry Douglas WR 75 4Jr 6/7  
Renardo Foster T 79 4Sr FA Quick, strong, small area blocker.
William Gay CB 21 4Sr 6/7 Physical, tough corner with poor speed.
Nate Harris OLB 10 5Sr 4/5 Explosive one-gap linebacker.
Amobi Okoye DT 91 4Sr 1/2 Gifted lineman who plays with a non-stop motor.  Needs to physically mature but offers great upside.
Kurt Quarterman G 76 5Sr FA Wide bodied lineman who engulfs defenders and removes them from the action.  Marginal athlete who struggles in space.
Brandon Sharp S 35 4Sr FA  
Kolby Smith RB 33 4Sr 5/6 Terrific athlete with solid size/speed numbers.  Has never translated his athleticism into full time football skills.
Mario Urrutia WR 29 4Jr 5/6 Large target with solid hands.  Runs poor routes and does not show a lot of playing speed.  Likely to enter the draft.
Eric Wood C 77 3Jr 3/4 Terrific prospect on the pivot who works hard and plays smart.

Wake Forest

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Jon Abbate ILB 5 4Jr 3/4 Instinctive linebacker constantly around the action.  Will draw comparisons to Zach Thomas.
Bryan Andrews DE 48 5Sr FA  
Micah Andrews RB 3 4Jr 4/5 Talented athlete with good size.  On the sidelines with injury.
Josh Gattis S 22 5Sr 5/6 Offers great size/speed numbers and looks imposing but does not make a lot of plays on the field.
Patrick Ghee S 30 5Sr 7th Underrated safety who could fit in as a dime back/special teams player.
Nate Morton WR 83 5Sr 6/7 Tough, possession wide out who helps out as a blocker.  Offers good size. 
Steve Vallos T 75 5Sr 7th College tackle likely to play guard in the NFL.  Solid size and works hard but limited to a very small area.


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