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Prospect Watch Thread Two: Bowl Week of 12/26-12/29

Here is installment #2 of the Bowl Week Prospect Watch. Some bigger games with bigger prospects lie ahead. Get yourself ready for the next thread coming up around New Years Eve, where some even more pivotal games will be taking place.

LITTLE CAESARS BOWL - Saturday, December 26 at 1 PM EST (ESPN)
Ohio vs. Marshall

Ohio:
WR Taylor Price, 6-1 212 4.36

Marshall:
OLB Albert McClellan 6-1 256 4.74


MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL - Saturday, December 26 at 4:30 PM EST (ESPN)
#17 Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina

Pittsburgh:
DT Mick Williams, 6-1 282 4.93
FB Dorin Dickerson, 5-2 230 4.67
QB Bill Stull, 6-3 215 4.86
TE Nate Byham, 6-4 265 4.76
DE Greg Romeus, 6-5 270 4.74 * JR

North Carolina:
DT Marvin Austin, 6-3 305 4.93 * JR
OLB Bruce Carter, 6-3 225 4.57 * JR
FS Deunta Williams, 6-2 205 4.48 * JR
DT Cam Thomas, 6-3 328 5.18


EMERALD BOWL - Saturday, December 26 at 8 PM EST (ESPN)
USC vs. Boston College

USC:
WR Damian Williams, 6-0 195 4.49 * JR
RB Joe McKnight, 6-0 190 4.42 * JR
DE Everson Griffen, 6-3 278 4.64 * JR
FS Taylor Mays, 6-3 235 4.47
TE Anthony McCoy, 6-5 252 4.78
OT Charles Brown, 6-5 292 5.16
OG Jeff Byers, 6-3 295 5.22
CB Kevin Thomas, 6-1 190 4.49

Boston College:
OC Matt Tennant, 6-2 291 5.06
ILB Mike McLaughlin, 6-0 245 4.82


GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL - Sunday, December 27 at 8:30 PM EST (ESPN)
Kentucky vs. Clemson

Kentucky:
CB Trevard Lindley, 5-11 180 4.53
ILB Micah Johnson, 6-2 258 4.78
DT Corey Peters, 6-3 295 4.95
FB John Conner, 5-11 240 4.78

Clemson:
RB C.J. Spiller, 5-11 195 4.37
OLB Ricky Sapp, 6-4 248 4.58
WR Jacoby Ford, 5-9 185 4.37
OG Austin Thomas, 6-3 310 5.16
OLB Kavell Conner, 6-1 235 4.67
SS DeAndre McDaniel, 6-0 210 4.45 * JR


AdvoCare V100 INDEPENDENCE BOWL - Monday, December 28 at 5:00 PM EST (ESPN)
Texas A&M vs. Georgia

Texas A&M:
OC Kevin Matthews, 6-4 310 5.24
CB Jordan Pugh, 5-11 200 4.52
OLB Von Miller, 6-2 240 4.63 * JR
QB Jerrod Johnson, 6-5 243 4.67 * JR

Georgia:
OLB Rennie Curran, 5-11 225 4.56 * JR
DT Jeff Owens, 6-0 306 4.98
DT Geno Atkins, 6-0 290 4.96
SS Reshad Jones, 6-2 212 4.56 * JR


EAGLEBANK BOWL - Tuesday, December 29 at 4:30 PM EST (ESPN)
UCLA vs. Temple

UCLA:
DT Brian Price, 6-2 300 5.08 * JR
ILB Reggie Carter, 6-0 240 4.73
CB Alterraun Verner, 5-10 182 4.52

Temple:
DT Andre Neblett, 6-2 300 4.93
SS Dominique Harris, 6-2 215 4.67


CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL - Tuesday, December 29 at 8:00 PM EST (ESPN)
#15 Miami vs. #25 Wisconsin

Miami:
ILB Darryl Sharpton, 5-11 235 4.63
OT Jason Fox, 6-6 314 5.16 -- Out due to shoulder surgery.
FS Randy Phillips, 6-0 210 4.59
RB Javarris James, 5-11 208 4.58
TE Dedric Epps, 6-4 253 4.76
OLB Eric Moncur, 6-2 250 4.78

Wisconsin:
OT Gabe Carimi, 6-7 325 4.97 * JR
OLB O'Brien Schofield, 6-2 248 4.63
TE/FB Garrett Graham, 6-3 250 4.74
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 29, 2009 at 5:27 PM ]
Thanks a lot, every bowl week gets better
Marshall knocks off Ohio 21-17. Close game, WR Taylor Price couldn't get much going -- only 49 yards receiving.

Marshall OLB McClellan had a fumble recovery in the game.

Tune in to Pitt vs. North Carolina, crazy game so far with a bunch of fumbles all over the place, including one fumbled at the 1-yard line that would've been a TD, but ended up a touchback.
Another great game going here. 17-16 late in the 4th quarter. North Carolina leads #17 Pttt.

Romeus has had a really nice game. Marvin Austin hasn't done all that much.
HUGE mistake by Cam Thomas -- Jumped on a FG attempt and gave Pitt a first down. That could cost them the game.

Edit: Yes, yes it pretty much did. Pitt makes the easy, shorter FG. UNC Can't get down the field to attempt the game winner, Pitt wins 19-17. Dave Wannstedt gets a victory.

Mick Williams, DT, was outstanding. I tell you what, the guy is small and short, but his hustle and unbelievable quickness and power at that size really intrigues me and makes me believe he can make it in the NFL. Watching him all year, he absolutely looks like he can be an NFL player. Always going all out, always getting pressure, always getting penetration.

At DT, he certainly put up the numbers to say so -- 3 sacks, 15 TFL, 3 FF, 10 QB Hurries.

If guys like Anthony Adams and Mike Patterson (Eagles) can go day one at 5-11 300 pounds. Mick Williams, at 6-0 282 and a quicker player, should be considered a draftable prospect. I expect him to last until the 6th or 7th, but grade him as an early 5th rounder. I wouldn't mind if at all if we added him as a situational player.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 26, 2009 at 4:50 PM ]
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.
[ Edited by m_brockalexander on Dec 26, 2009 at 5:12 PM ]
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.

My focus is going to be all on Damian Williams. I've seen enough of Taylor Mays to feel I'd rather not select him.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
HUGE mistake by Cam Thomas -- Jumped on a FG attempt and gave Pitt a first down. That could cost them the game.

Edit: Yes, yes it pretty much did. Pitt makes the easy, shorter FG. UNC Can't get down the field to attempt the game winner, Pitt wins 19-17. Dave Wannstedt gets a victory.

Mick Williams, DT, was outstanding. I tell you what, the guy is small and short, but his hustle and unbelievable quickness and power at that size really intrigues me and makes me believe he can make it in the NFL. Watching him all year, he absolutely looks like he can be an NFL player. Always going all out, always getting pressure, always getting penetration.

At DT, he certainly put up the numbers to say so -- 3 sacks, 15 TFL, 3 FF, 10 QB Hurries.

If guys like Anthony Adams and Mike Patterson (Eagles) can go day one at 5-11 300 pounds. Mick Williams, at 6-0 282 and a quicker player, should be considered a draftable prospect. I expect him to last until the 6th or 7th, but grade him as an early 5th rounder. I wouldn't mind if at all if we added him as a situational player.

During game, announcers talked about how Wannstedt recruited 16 defensive lineman in his first two years to rebuild the program. He has some good talent up front and North Carolina has some players on the d line, too. Wish Scotty had the same eye for talent as Wannstedt and Davis.............
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.

My focus is going to be all on Damian Williams. I've seen enough of Taylor Mays to feel I'd rather not select him.

He is playing true to form........Mays has been totally invisible and so is Griffen.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.

My focus is going to be all on Damian Williams. I've seen enough of Taylor Mays to feel I'd rather not select him.

He is playing true to form........Mays has been totally invisible and so is Griffen.

Yep. Watch out for Rich Gunnell, the BC receiver. He's a late-round UDFA guy, probably won't be drafted (which I why I didn't include him in the list).

Mike McLaughlin reminds me a little bit of Gary Plummer.

Damian Williams is playing well. And yeah, Mays and Griffen are nonexistent today.

BC's Montel Harris is a very, very special back. He's going to be a big-time prospect soon.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.

My focus is going to be all on Damian Williams. I've seen enough of Taylor Mays to feel I'd rather not select him.

He is playing true to form........Mays has been totally invisible and so is Griffen.

announcers have said he takes bad angles and was out of position on that last touchdown
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.

My focus is going to be all on Damian Williams. I've seen enough of Taylor Mays to feel I'd rather not select him.

He is playing true to form........Mays has been totally invisible and so is Griffen.

Yep. Watch out for Rich Gunnell, the BC receiver. He's a late-round UDFA guy, probably won't be drafted (which I why I didn't include him in the list).

Mike McLaughlin reminds me a little bit of Gary Plummer.

Damian Williams is playing well. And yeah, Mays and Griffen are nonexistent today.

BC's Montel Harris is a very, very special back. He's going to be a big-time prospect soon.

I really like Damian Williams, wouldnt be a bad pickup in the 2nd rd for some team needing WR help.

Whats your projection on Mays OTC? Is he a 1st rd pick soley on the fact he went to USC. Personally, I cant stand him, im not high on him, but i see a team like Houston or Atlanta taking Mays in rd 1 if Earl Thomas decides to stay at Texas.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Time to see if Taylor Mays is worth a look in the first round. Also want to see how Eversen Griffen performs. Emerald Bowl just kicking off.

My focus is going to be all on Damian Williams. I've seen enough of Taylor Mays to feel I'd rather not select him.

He is playing true to form........Mays has been totally invisible and so is Griffen.

Yep. Watch out for Rich Gunnell, the BC receiver. He's a late-round UDFA guy, probably won't be drafted (which I why I didn't include him in the list).

Mike McLaughlin reminds me a little bit of Gary Plummer.

Damian Williams is playing well. And yeah, Mays and Griffen are nonexistent today.

BC's Montel Harris is a very, very special back. He's going to be a big-time prospect soon.

I really like Damian Williams, wouldnt be a bad pickup in the 2nd rd for some team needing WR help.

Whats your projection on Mays OTC? Is he a 1st rd pick soley on the fact he went to USC. Personally, I cant stand him, im not high on him, but i see a team like Houston or Atlanta taking Mays in rd 1 if Earl Thomas decides to stay at Texas.

He'll go in the first based purely on his freakish physical physique and hitting ability. Someone will reach based on need and take Mays.

Edit: Now I'm no BC fan.. but Boston College is being absolutely screwed by the refs tonight. I have never, ever seen such horrifically and blatantly wrong calls. Specifically in those reviewed plays, they've given USC a HUGE advantage that they don't deserve. The calls are wrong to the point where I feel something just isn't right. I want USC to win, but not like this. It feels like the officials are trying to hand USC the game.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM ]
I like what I have seen from Damian Williams. OTC do you think he could be a good returner in the league?
Originally posted by teeohh:
I like what I have seen from Damian Williams. OTC do you think he could be a good returner in the league?

I think he could be at least a decent return man. Based on his play today, I think he solidifies himself as a solid 2nd round pick. Workout numbers could push him up or down, of course.