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Bowl Games Prospect Watch #2 (Dec. 29-31)

Here we go. Let's get straight to the list. This is thread number two. Enjoy.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29

Military Bowl - East Carolina vs. Maryland, 2:30 PM EST (ESPN)
East Carolina:
WR Dwayne Harris, 5-10 205 4.54
OT Willie Smith, 6-5 290 5.08

Maryland:
RB Da'Rel Scott, 5-11 205 4.42
ILB Alex Wujciak, 6-3 250 4.76
WR Torrey Smith, 6-0 200 4.37 * JR
FS Kenny Tate, 6-4 220 4.56 * JR



Texas Bowl - Illinois vs. Baylor, 6:00 PM EST (ESPN)
Illinois:
ILB/OLB/DE Martez Wilson, 6-4 250 4.59 * JR
RB Mikel LeShoure, 6-0 230 4.53 * JR
DT Corey Liuget, 6-3 300 5.12 * JR

Baylor:
NT Phil Taylor, 6-4 340 5.26
OT Danny Watkins, 6-4 310 5.17



Valero Alamo Bowl - #14 Oklahoma State vs. Arizona, 9:15 PM EST (ESPN)
Oklahoma State:
WR Justin Blackmon, 6-1 208 4.54 * JR
RB Kendall Hunter, 5-8 200 4.48
DE/OLB Ugo Chinasa, 6-5 256 4.74
K Dan Bailey, 6-0 198 4.80 (2010 Lou Groza Award Winner)

Arizona:
OLB Brooks Reed, 6-3 262 4.73
DE Ricky Elmore, 6-5 260 4.83
OT Adam Grant 6-6 325 5.38
QB Nick Foles, 6-5 245 4.95 * JR
WR Juron Criner, 6-4 210 4.60 * JR



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - SMU vs. Army, 12:00 PM EST (ESPN)
SMU:
WR Aldrick Robinson, 5-10 178 4.42

Army:
OLB Josh McNary, 6-0 235 4.75



New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Kansas State vs. Syracuse, 3:20 PM EST (ESPN)
Kansas State:
RB Daniel Thomas, 6-2 228 4.63

Syracuse:
RB Delone Carter, 5-9 215 4.52
OC Ryan Bartholomew, 6-1 298 4.95
OLB Doug Hogue, 6-2 226 4.59
ILB Derrell Smith, 6-0 232 4.80



Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - North Carolina vs. Tennessee, 6:40 PM EST (ESPN)
North Carolina: (several players suspended)
DE/OLB Robert Quinn, 6-5 268 4.64 * JR
DT Marvin Austin, 6-3 310 4.96
OLB Bruce Carter, 6-3 235 4.57
WR Greg Little, 6-2 220 4.56
ILB Quan Sturdivant, 6-2 230 4.63
FS Deunta Williams, 6-1 210 4.53
CB Kendrick Burney, 5-9 190 4.47
CB Charles Brown, 5-9 205 4.49
SS Da'Norris Searcy, 6-0 210 4.63
RB/FB Ryan Houston, 6-2 245 4.73
QB T.J. Yates, 6-3 220 4.84
OLB Zach Brown, 6-1 225 4.54 * JR

Tennessee:
TE Luke Stocker, 6-5 253 4.78
WR Denarius Moore, 6-1 195 4.49



Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl - #18 Nebraska vs. Washington, 10:00 PM EST (ESPN)
Nebraska:
CB Prince Amukamara, 6-0 205 4.49
WR Niles Paul, 6-1 220 4.50
RB Roy Helu, 6-0 220 4.51
TE Mike McNeill, 6-4 235 4.70
SS Eric Hagg, 6-2 210 4.62
DE Pierre Allen, 6-4 265 4.78
FS DeJon Gomes, 5-11 200 4.59
OG Keith Williams, 6-5 312 5.33
OG Rick Henry, 6-3 305 5.28
DT Jared Crick, 6-6 285 4.96 * JR
K Alex Henery, 6-2 175 4.87

Washington:
QB Jake Locker, 6-3 230 4.53
OLB Mason Foster, 6-2 240 4.73
SS Nate Williams, 6-0 218 4.59



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31

Meineke Car Care Bowl - South Florida vs. Clemson, 12:00 PM EST (ESPN)
South Florida:
None.

Clemson:
SS DeAndre McDaniel, 6-0 215 4.54
CB/FS Marcus Gilchrist, 5-11 190 4.49
OT Chris Hairston, 6-7 325 5.18
DT Jarvis Jenkins, 6-4 315 4.98
DE DaQuan Bowers, 6-4 275 4.64 * JR
DE Andre Branch, 6-5 260 4.76 * JR



Hyundai Sun Bowl - Notre Dame vs. Miami, 2:00 PM EST (CBS)
Notre Dame:
DT Ian Williams, 6-2 305 5.17
CB Darrin Walls, 6-0 190 4.47
FB Robert Hughes, 5-11 245 4.72
RB Armando Allen 5-9 205 4.52
WR Michael Floyd, 6-3 228 4.52 * JR

Miami:
WR Leonard Hankerson, 6-3 208 4.52
ILB Colin McCarthy, 6-2 240 4.67
OG Orlando Franklin, 6-7 315 5.30
DE Allen Bailey, 6-4 285 4.79
RB Damien Berry, 5-11 215 4.54
RB Graig Cooper, 6-0 205 4.48
CB Demarcus Van Dyke, 6-0 185 4.47
CB Brandon Harris, 5-11 195 4.45 * JR


AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Georgia vs. #25 Central Florida, 3:30 PM EST (ESPN)
Georgia:
WR A.J. Green, 6-4 212 4.49 * JR
OLB Justin Houston, 6-3 258 4.73 * JR
OG Clint Boling, 6-5 304 5.16
FB Shaun Chapas, 6-2 240 4.72

Central Florida:
OLB Bruce Miller, 6-1 248 4.75



Chick-fil-A Bowl - #20 South Carolina vs. #23 Florida State. 7:30 PM EST (ESPN)
South Carolina:
DE Cliff Matthews, 6-4 268 4.77
TE Weslye Saunders, 6-5 272 4.82
CB Chris Culliver, 6-0 201 4.47 - Injured

Florida State:
QB Christian Ponder, 6-2 227 4.68
OG Rodney Hudson, 6-2 284 5.26
DE Markus White, 6-4 262 4.69
OLB Nigel Bradham, 6-2 241 4.63 * JR

[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 30, 2010 at 22:32:13 ]
What about Juron Criner? I read he's likely to declare and leave AZ. Meanwhile I read Foles was likely to stick around.

Also, see you have Kenny Tate and Torrey Smith on there. Haven't seen much of either, but I remember watching Kenny Tate earlier in the year and being impressed. What's the book on either of these guys? Judging by the projected 40 time you have on Smith, looks like he's a speedster. And by the look of his stats, a very productive speedster. We could definitely use one of those.

[ Edited by WillistheWall on Dec 28, 2010 at 22:59:12 ]
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
What about Juron Criner? I read he's likely to declare and leave AZ.

Good catch, missed one. Yes, he said he's 50-50. He did have a good year with 1100+ yards and 10 TDs. And yes, Foles should stay.

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Also, see you have Kenny Tate and Torrey Smith on there. Haven't seen much of either, but I remember watching Kenny Tate earlier in the year and being impressed. What's the book on either of these guys? Judging by the projected 40 time you have on Smith, looks like he's a speedster. And by the look of his stats, a very productive speedster. We could definitely use one of those.

Tate is a physically imposing figure. Gifted, really. I'm excited to see Tate play. The kid was all over the field this year, and hits like a truck. Four forced fumbles and three picks (one for a TD) on the year. Not to mention 8 TFL and 3.5 sacks. I want to see how he covers, because if he can, he'll be a top FS prospect if he enters. Otherwise, he'll just be one of the best SS guys coming out (if he does).

Torrey Smith draws comparisons to Reggie Wayne. Unlike DHB, he can catch better. He's still a little raw, but I think he has less bust risk. He can return kicks by the way, if you didn't know. I'd welcome Torrey here.

[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 28, 2010 at 23:05:49 ]
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
What about Juron Criner? I read he's likely to declare and leave AZ.

Good catch, missed one. Yes, he said he's 50-50. He did have a good year with 1100+ yards and 10 TDs. And yes, Foles should stay.

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Also, see you have Kenny Tate and Torrey Smith on there. Haven't seen much of either, but I remember watching Kenny Tate earlier in the year and being impressed. What's the book on either of these guys? Judging by the projected 40 time you have on Smith, looks like he's a speedster. And by the look of his stats, a very productive speedster. We could definitely use one of those.

Tate is a physically imposing figure. Gifted, really. I'm excited to see Tate play. The kid was all over the field this year, and hits like a truck. Four forced fumbles and three picks (one for a TD) on the year. Not to mention 8 TFL and 3.5 sacks. I want to see how he covers, because if he can, he'll be a top FS prospect if he enters. Otherwise, he'll just be one of the best SS guys coming out (if he does).

Torrey Smith draws comparisons to Reggie Wayne. Unlike DHB, he can catch better. He's still a little raw, but I think he has less bust risk. He can return kicks by the way, if you didn't know. I'd welcome Torrey here.

Yeah when I looked up Tate's stats I saw dude is 6'4''. That's pretty tall to have to cover guys. But do you think he could be the next Sean Taylor? Tall athletic freak of a FS that can be a ball hawk and dish out punishing blows? That would help our defense a ton. Honestly, Mays was kind of a bad pick because he's not a ball hawk at this point and it will hold us back from picking other tall safeties who might not be great in coverage. Hopefully he proves me wrong, I still like his potential though.

I'll have to watch Smith closely. He sounds kind of like Torry Holt to me? But that might be a bad comparison. When I think of Reggie Wayne I never think of a speedster, I think of a guy who is strong with good route running and good hands. But I might be wrong about dude's game and the Holt comparison. If he were to fall to the 2nd though, we'd have to consider him IMO.
what do the asterisks mean?
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
what do the asterisks mean?

Underclassmen
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
what do the asterisks mean?

Underclassmen

gotcha, so they might not declare? Or are those all prospects that most likely will?
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
what do the asterisks mean?

Underclassmen

gotcha, so they might not declare? Or are those all prospects that most likely will?

The OP is listing all of the draft eligible prospects worthy of keeping an eye on (whether or not they declare is a different matter).
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
what do the asterisks mean?

Underclassmen

gotcha, so they might not declare? Or are those all prospects that most likely will?

The OP is listing all of the draft eligible prospects worthy of keeping an eye on (whether or not they declare is a different matter).

Spot on, Ghost. Exactly right.
offtopic: does anyone know what nick draftwatchers-Jason is using?
Originally posted by communist:
offtopic: does anyone know what nick draftwatchers-Jason is using?

AB83Rules
I'll be keeping a close eye on Brooks Reed. He looks like a good pick in the 4th round.
For those watching the Maryland game (several 49ers-worth prospects there) -- That was a ridiculous roughing the passer call a moment ago on Kenny Tate. He was just tackling the guy.. I would let that one slide..

Tate still with a great play on 4th down pressuring the QB.

[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 29, 2010 at 12:48:38 ]
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
For those watching the Maryland game (several 49ers-worth prospects there) -- That was a ridiculous roughing the passer call a moment ago on Kenny Tate. He was just tackling the guy.. I would let that one slide..

Tate still with a great play on 4th down pressuring the QB.

Watched him all year he's a baller. Not sold on the WR though.
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Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by Jcool:
In looking up info on Matt Ryan (for another post) I came across Dominique Davis, who seems to have had a very similar career to Cam Newton and to my surprise played against him last season. He started off his career in 2008 with Boston College, but was suspended for academic reasons in June 2009 and decided to transfer.

He announced his decision to transfer to Fort Scott Community College, where he was going to play one season and transfer back to a D1 school.

Davis helped lead Fort Scott Community College to its first Jayhawk Conference championship since 1974, defeating Butler (Kansas) Community College in the final game of the regular season. Butler had won the previous eight Jayhawk Conference championships.

Two weeks later, in a rematch, Davis' FSCC team defeated Butler, 13-12, to give the Greyhounds their first-ever Region VI Playoff championship. The Greyhounds were given the No. 1 ranking in the national poll and were matched up against No. 2 Blinn College (Texas) for the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in the Citizens Bank Bowl on the campus of Pittsburg State University. Blinn rallied from a 26-10 deficit in the second half to win the game 31-26 on an 84-yard punt return with 15 seconds remaining.

As we all know the Quarterback on that Blinn team was none other than Cam Newton.

Davis transferred to East Carolina University for the 2010 season.

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He has established East Carolina single-season records in touchdown passes (36), attempts (552), completions (358) and passing yards (3,699) this fall. The 36 TD passes are tied for the sixth-most in a year by a Conference USA quarterback, while his attempts and completions this season are the second and third most, respectively, by a C-USA signal-caller. Davis leads C-USA in passing yards per game (308.2) and stands second in total offensive yards per game (320.1). He is one of four QBs at the FBS level averaging 300+ passing yards per game. Davis has accounted for 45 of the team's 58 offensive touchdowns and leads all FBS players in points per game responsible for (22.7) and completions per game (29.8) while tying for the lead in total touchdown passes (36).

He will play in the 2010 Military Bowl on December 29th, not quiet sure what kind of prospect he will be (6'3", 218lbs, Junior, 21 yrs old, 40 Time: 4.74), but now I have a reason to check out a game i would probably not care about.

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Junior QB Dominique Davis of East Carolina garnered the league's Newcomer of the Year award.

QB-Dominique Davis, Jr., East Carolina, has been selected All-Conference USA Honorable Mention for the 2010 college football season as selected by the league's 12 head football coaches.

Dominique Davis

First half:

18 attempts
26 completions
102 yards
69.2%
3.9 Y/A
1 Ints