NFL Draft '07: Scouting Iowa


Posted Sep 23, 2006


After a disappointing campaign in ‘05 Iowa hopes to improve this season. The Hawkeyes may be hard-pressed to have a single player break into the draft’s first day next April.

The top prospect on offense is senior tight end Scott Chandler. Under appreciated and underrated, Chandler offers natural receiving skills as well as football intelligence. Offering the quarterback a nice target, he consistently makes the tough catch in a crowd. Chandler gives effort blocking but gets marginal results. He is the one Iowa prospect who could break into the draft’s first day with good combine workouts. Mike Jones is an explosive interior blocker who plays with a nasty attitude. Jones drives defenders off the line then seals them from the action with good body positioning. Best in a small area he is not effective in motion but offers size, growth potential and will get middle round consideration. Drew Tate is a solid college quarterback with marginal skills for the next level. Undersized, he is likely a practice squad player.

Defensively Marcus Paschal offers solid size/speed numbers in the secondary. A hard-nosed defender always working to get involved in the action, Paschal is a solid run defender best suited as a zone safety for a two-deep system.

IOWA PROSPECT LIST

Full Name Pos # Year
Scott Chandler TE 87 4Sr
Mike Jones G 76 4Sr
Marcus Paschal S 25 5Sr
Drew Tate QB 5 4Sr

 



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