Adams is #75, lines up at left tackle
Most folks expected the opening weekend Auburn-Utah State game to be a blowout: the spread favored Auburn by more than three TDs. However, instead of the Tigers crushing their supposedly cupcake competition, their win wasn’t secured until late in the 4th quarter.
Auburn’s close call partly was due to the inspired play of Bobby Wagner. The instinctive Utah State linebacker made plays all over the field, including behind the line of scrimmage. He finished the game with 10 tackles, along with a sack and an additional tackle-for-loss.
And that was only the start of a great season for Wagner. The now three-time All-WAC ‘backer reached an entirely new level of production, notching 140 tackles, 4 sacks, and 10.5 tackles for loss. More importantly, he exhibited skills that will make him a quality starter at the next level.
Rather than a prospect who thrives by beating down lesser teams, Wagner has Keep Reading…
While getting ready to scout the bowl games, Aaron Aloysius and Mike Daneshgar offer up new mock drafts.
Take a look at who they have going to your team and be sure to leave your comments below. Also, head over to the Draft Breakdown Message Board where you can post your own mock!
Mike Daneshgar Aaron Aloysius 1. Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford 2. Matt Kalil – OT – USC Matt Kalil – OT – USC 3. Morris Claiborne – CB – LSU Morris Claiborne – CB – LSU 4. Robert Griffin III – QB – Baylor Robert Griffin III – QB – Baylor 5. Justin Blackmon – WR – Oklahoma State Justin Blackmon – WR – Oklahoma State 6. Dre Kirkpatrick – CB – Alabama Zach Brown – LB – North Carolina 7. Matt Barkley Keep Reading…
Nick Foles came into the season with low grades and perhaps even lower expectations. The signal caller received a 6th round grade from National Scouting and was set to lead a squad that’d lost its last five games, including a brutal bowl game against Oklahoma State.
As a result, not many were surprised when Arizona was beat down in September by the same Cowboy squad. In addition to losing by more than three touchdowns, Foles appeared to solidify his draft rep. He simply was a mid/late round system QB: accurate but a very average arm; good in the short game but chronically bad vertically; and, perhaps most damning, not mobile enough to navigate the pocket and handle an NFL pass rush.
However, after some dismissed him, Foles quietly proved his worth. Instead of being a product of the system, Foles succeeded in spite of it. Though the Keep Reading…
Recently, a lot of talk has centered around Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe. And rightfully so: the 6’5″, 350-pounder is a tremendous athlete for a man his size, and he plays with a great motor.
However, there’s another potential early round big man who should be getting a whole lot of attention, Utah DT Star Lotulelei.
While still a relative unknown to draftniks, scouts have been keeping a close eye on the underclassman. One regional scout told Bucky Brooks that the big man looks like “a rare find” with “all of the tools that scouts covet in a dominant interior defender”.
Those physical tools show up on tape. Lotulelei possesses impressive explosion off the ball and very good upper body strength. He could do a better job of keeping his pads low, but that will come with NFL coaching. And word is he’ll Keep Reading…