Enoka Lucas is
an explosive blocker on the pivot who helps out teammates and plays with
terrific intelligence. Effective with the shotgun snap, Lucas stays square and
plays with solid fundamentals. Lacking footwork, adjustment and skill in motion,
Lucas is a marginal athlete best in a small area. James Finley takes over as the
teams go to receiver and the senior prospect offers solid size/speed numbers.
Lost in the shuffle last season, Finley has the tools to move into the draft’s
first day if he has a big campaign this year. Dante Rosario has switched between
tight end and fullback the past three seasons. Athletic, Rosario could be an
effective fullback at the next level if he makes blocking a priority. Oregon
offers a pair of underclassmen quarterbacks who must be watched. Dennis Dixon
has a live arm and also makes plays with his legs. Offering good upside, he must
polish his game to have any shot of being a draft pick. Brady Leaf is a lot like
his older brother, former first round pick Ryan Leaf. Just like the first-round
bust the younger Leaf sibling has
outstanding pocket passer size, a strong arm and the physical skills to play at
the next level.
teams strength lies in the backfield. Free safety J.D. Nelson offers outstanding
size/speed numbers and is a disciplined defender who works well with
cornerbacks. A big time hitter in centerfield, Nelson has a good burst of
closing speed and could fit in as a conventional strong safety at the next
level. Junior Patrick Chung plays more of a freelance/rover position and the
sophomore has definite potential for the NFL.
THE PAC TEN NFL PROSPECTS