Antwan Allen/CB/20/4Jr: Solid
cover corner with good skill and decent upside for the next
Jonathan Babineaux/DT/45/5Sr: Explosive
interior lineman that makes plays up the field or laterally.
Athletic, fast to the ball and works hard. Undersized and could be
best in the three-technique position.
Sean Considine/S/37/5Sr: Intelligent,
tough safety best playing downhill. Effectively covers the pass
in a zone system yet lacks the top sideline-to-sideline range.
Chad Greenway/OLB/18/4Jr: Athletic
linebacker with outstanding instincts. Efficient, takes good
angles to the action and consistently around the ball. Makes a lot
of positive plays. Potential first-round talent in 2006.
Abdul Hodge/ILB/52/4Jr: Explosive
middle linebacker that flashes on the scene. Displays excellent
step quickness, fast to the ball and makes plays in every direction of
the field. Instinctive yet best against the run and only marginal
pass cover skills.
tight end that does a solid job catching the ball while working hard on his
blocking. Not really involved in the offense and a
developmental prospect who may lack the size to be anything other than a
third tight end.
Jovon Johnson/CB/26/3Jr: Solid
cover corner with good skill for the next level. Makes a lot of plays
on the ball and a potential first day pick in 2006.
Jermelle Lewis/RB/29/5Sr: Quick
back with a burst through the hole and the ball carrier that works
runs. Displays flashes of skill yet has been injured often the
past two seasons.
George Lewis/OLB/50/5Sr: Hard
working linebacker best in the box. Reads the action, strings
plays out laterally and tough against the run. Marginal skills in
pass coverage and more a two down defender.
intelligent blocker best on the strong side. Works to get leverage
on opponents, blocking with good body positioning and effectively using
angles. Used at both tackle and guard. Could develop into a starter on the strong side.
Matt Roth/DE/31/4Sr: Tenacious,
explosive defensive end who plays with a warrior mentality. Quick
off the snap, fast up the field and chases the ball handler like a man
possessed. Undersized and rather easily moved from his angle of
attack. Limited in the number of schemes he can handle at the next
level and may be best in a system that rotates its front four but an asset
for any team in variety of ways.
Travis Daniels/CB/29/4Sr: Athletic
corner with nice size. Displays abilities in press coverage as
well as zone. A bit slow reacting off the line and usually a half
step behind opponents. Needs time to develop but offers a good
Skyler Green/WR/5/3Jr: Explosive
receiver with a compact build with the ability to break games open as a
pass catcher or return specialist. Struggled through the season with
injury yet offers a good upside for the next level.
Marcus Randall/QB/12/5Sr: Athletic
passer with a good arm. Agile, solid running the ball and accurate
between the numbers. Not always on the mark with his
reads and forces the ball into coverage. May be best as a ball
carrier with the running back skills he's shown in the past
athletic defensive end that has shown the abilities to be a game changer
in the past. Fast off the edge, can change direction and pursue
the play from the backside. Strong at the point and defeats blocks,
carriers down on initial contact. Coming off a disappointing
senior season when he did not make many plays on the ball and at times
was out rather easily handled at the point by opposing tight ends.
Needs to prove he is willing to pay the price and play 60 minutes a
Lionel Turner/ILB/58/5Sr: Tough,
run defending two down defender that stacks well up front. Explosive defending the run or blitzing
the quarterback and plays with good intelligence. Has marginal
skills in pass coverage and best going downhill.
Cameron Vaughn/OLB/50/3Jr: Solid
outside linebacker prospect for the future. Displays a good
head for the ball, quick to key the action and makes plays sideline-to-sideline
gifted cornerback with solid football skills. Displays the
ability to shut down opponents but coming off a very disappointing
senior campaign. Consistently beaten in '04 and his play would be
best characterized as lackadaisical. Potential first
round likely to move into the second frame after this season's results.
Big, finesse blocker
that does a solid job protecting the blind
side. Effectively uses angles and body positioning to wall
opponents from the action. Not a dominant run blocker but will only get
better as he physically matures and a lineman with a lot of
upside. Said to be leaning towards entering the draft.
center with the ability to block in motion. Quick off the snap,
plays with leverage and adjusts well. needs to add bulk to his frame and
greatly increase his playing strength. Suffered a leg injury midway
through the season and presently on the sidelines.
Claude Wroten/DE/98/4Jr: Explosive
defensive lineman that starts at tackle and occasionally slides out to end.
Immediately gets off the ball, displays a burst of
closing speed and commands double teams. Relatively good ball
awareness yet needs to refine his game and improve his overall
strength. Solid prospect moving into next season.
In a battle of two terrific programs, one presently searching for a new coach, the Capital One Bowl is a scouts delight. Several outstanding NFL-prospects on the defensive line are featured in this contest as are many first day picks in next April's draft. There are also a number of highly rated underclassmen that have big decisions to make after this game as to where thier futures lie.