Scouting the Sugar Bowl for NFL Talent

January 3, 8 PM EST, Fox: A tremendous battle in the Bayou between a pair of talented passers that will be early picks in next April's draft. Also on the field tonight will be plenty of highly rated skill players and a few solid linemen.

Notre Dame vs. LSU
FOX, 8:00 P.M.


 Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Dwayne Bowe WR 80 4Sr 2nd Nice sized receiver who took his game to another level this year.
Alley Broussard RB 22 4Jr 2/3 Terrific inside runner struggling to return to from the knee injury which shelved him last year.
Jesse Daniels S 31 5Sr 7th High-effort defender best in the box.
Craig Davis WR 3 4Sr 2/3 Solid pass catcher with a well rounded game.  Makes a lot of plays downfield.
Glenn Dorsey DT 72 3Jr 2nd Smallish but explosive one-gap tackle.
Early Doucet WR 9 3Jr 3/4 Productive wide out who also doubles as a kick returner.  
Peter Dyakowski T 77 5Sr 6/7 College tackle likely to move into guard at the next level.
Matt Flynn QB 15 4Jr 5/7 Talented back-up who could make a major charge up draft boards next season.
Daniel Francis CB 37 4Sr FA
Terrific athlete struggling to become a full time football player.
Brian Johnson G 75 5Sr 7th Stout, wide bodied blocker best in a very small area.
LaRon Landry S 30 4Sr 1st Outstanding safety with a complete game.  Could be the first defensive back drafted in April.
Alonzo Manuel TE 88 5Sr FA  
Chase Pittman DE 94 5Sr 5/6 Smallish pass-rusher with growth potential.
JaMarcus Russell QB 4 4Jr 1st
Big-armed passer who watched his game take off this season.  Will be an early pick in round one next April.
Justin Vincent RB 25 4Sr 7th Freshman-phenom whose game has leveled off.  Possible 4th back/special teamer.
Keith Zinger TE 88 4Sr FA  


Notre Dame

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Victor Abiamiri DE 95 4Sr 2/3 Disruptive pass rusher coming off a disappointing campaign.
John Carlson TE 89 4Jr 3/4
Solid tight end with a complete game.  Considering the draft yet poor forty times will push him into the middle rounds.
Marcus Freeman TE 87 5Sr FA Undersized, try-hard prospect who could find a home as a #3 tight end.
Ryan Harris T 68 4Sr 3/4 Athletic blocker who was very inconsistent this year.
Derek Landri DT 66 5Sr 3/4 Explosive one-gap tackle who could be used in a rotational system up front.
Rhema McKnight WR 5 5Sr 3/4 Reliable receiver who made a successful return from knee surgery.  Potential number three.
Bob Morton G 76 5Sr 7th Underrated blocker effective in a small area.
Chinedum Ndukwe S 18 5Sr FA Imposing athlete who under-performs on the field.
Brady Quinn QB 10 4Sr 1st Talented passer who made a lot of bad throws this year.  Not the shoe-in to be the top pick of the draft as many are predicting.
Mike Richardson CB 30 5Sr FA
Potential zone corner in dime packages.
Jeff Samardzija WR 83 4Sr 1st Proto-typical possession receiver with great hands.
Dan Santucci G 50 5Sr 3/4 Explosive blocker who plays with a mean streak.
John Sullivan C 78 4Jr 3/4 Tough, hard working blocker on the pivot.  Not dominant but does enough to get the job done.
Darius Walker RB 5 3Jr 2/3 Solid back who may be a bit overrated.
Tommy Zbikowski S 9 4Jr 3/4 Run defender best as a conventional strong-safety.  Limited in coverage.


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