'06 NFL Draft Watch: Central Florida

Posted Sep 10, 2005

Can it get much worse for Central Florida after a humiliating season when they went winless during George O'Leary's first campaign? The team brings back several starters while most of the NFL-prospects on the roster are of the late round variety.

Scouting C-USA: Central Florida

Tight end Darcy Johnson is a solid prospect effective as a blocker or pass catcher. Johnson creates mismatches in the defensive secondary and is a solid athlete who makes the one-handed acrobatic catch down the field. Blocking with leverage, Johnson stays square and keeps his feet moving in pass protection. Needing to improve his overall blocking strength, Johnson presents himself as a potential third tight end at the next level. Receiver Brandon Marshall is a wide out with outstanding size and a prospect who could eventually develop into a tight end. Using his frame to shield away opponents, Johnson out-muscles defenders and displays ability blocking downfield. Lacking top playing speed, he may have opportunities as a slot receiver early in an NFL career.

Defensive end Paul Carrington is a hard working lineman who tenaciously pursues the action. Possessing only a short area burst of speed, Carrington has a tall slender build and must add bulk to his frame to have any chance of making it in the NFL.

UCF Prospect List

Name Pos Yr #
Paul Carrington DE 5Sr 95
Darcy Johnson TE 5Sr 84
Brandon Marshall WR 4Sr 81
Matt Prater PK 4Sr 2


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