Scouting the Big 12 Title Game


Posted Dec 2, 2006


A terrific old-time college rivalry takes hold in the Big 12 title game. For years NU/OU was a much anticipated match-up and it has that old feeling again. As many as five initial day picks can be found in this game.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

 
Name Pos Yr # Rnd Comments
Zackary Bowman CB 4Jr 14 2/3
Talented cover corner who missed the season with a knee injury.  Expected to enter the draft.
Stewart Bradley OLB 5Sr 34 FA Productive college linebacker who could be a special teams ace.
Adam Carriker DE 4Sr 90 2 Nice sized defensive lineman struggling through a sub-par season.  Could be a terrific two-gap end.
Ola Dagunduro DT 4Sr 54 FA Explosive nose tackle with potential as a back-up.
Matt Herian TE 5Sr 11 6/7 Game-breaking tight end who has yet to recover from the knee injury suffered more than two years ago.
Sam Kellar QB 4Jr N 2/3 Red-shirt transfer from Arizona State.
Kurt Mann C 5Sr 50 5/6 Underrated blocker on the pivot.
Jay Moore DE 5Sr 44 4/5 Disruptive pass rusher with excellent size.
Andrew Shanle S 5Sr 8 FA Did a solid job as a first year starter in '06.  More of a special teams player.
Zac Taylor QB 5Sr 13 FA Efficient quarterback with marginal physical skills for the next level.
Dane Todd FB 5Sr 41 FA

 

Oklahoma Sooners

 
Name Pos Yr # Rnd Comments
C.J. Ah You DE 5Sr 99 7th Undersized and over-aged prospect who could back-up in the NFL.
Rufus Alexander OLB 5Sr 42 2/3 Terrific weak-side linebacker who makes plays all over the field.
Larry Birdine DE 5Sr 92 5/6 One time disruptive pass rusher not back to prior form after missing the '05 campaign with injury.
Zach Latimer ILB 5Sr 46 7th Underrated middle linebacker who makes a lot of plays in the box
Chris Messner T 5Sr 79 FA Nice sized lineman with growth potential.
Carl Pendleton DT 4Jr 68 4/5 Explosive tackle having a poor season.
Adrian Peterson RB 3Jr 28 1st
Franchise back sidelined with a broken collarbone.
Calvin Thibodeaux DE 5Sr 58 FA Undersized defensive end who could be a nickel rusher in the NFL.
Paul Thompson WR 4Sr 12 FA College quarterback who will be tried at receiver.
D.J. Wolfe S 3Jr 25 5/6 Flashy defensive back who must be more consistent.  Gives up too many deep passes and presently on the bench.


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