Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Beef O'Brady's Bowl Game Preview: Southern Miss vs Louisville

Southern Miss

DT Anthony Gray, Southern Miss – Being undersized at around 6’ and 320 lbs, Gray will have trouble fitting into every team's defense in the NFL. So, he will have to make his mark as an undersized nose tackle. He is a tough football player and is hard to move despite his size. This season he has 42 total tackles, 5.5 solo, and 1.5 sacks. With NFL teams always looking for defensive linemen that can play in the 3-4 scheme, Gray will have a shot at getting drafted in the late rounds.


CB Johnny Patrick, Louisville - Patrick has good size at around 5’11’’ 190 lbs, and also has superb strength for a cornerback. He's been moving up the ranks of senior cornerbacks for next year’s draft. He has the skills to play man coverage and he also can be effective in a Tampa Two style defense because he is a willing tackler. He has good speed and quickness and this season has 47 total tackles, 5.5 for loss, 1 sack, 5 interceptions, 11 pass break-ups and 16 passes defended. Right now NFL teams have him graded as a 2nd round pick in this April’s NFL Draft.

RB Bilal Powell, Louisville – Coming into the year Powell had a low free-agent grade from NFL teams, but has played well enough to move up the charts and right now has a 5th round grade from NFL teams. He is a big, physical running back who has good size at 6’, 210 lbs, and does a good job running downhill and behind his pads. He is also a better overall athlete than people give him credit for, and also has the ability to catch the football out of the backfield. This season he has rushed for 1,330 yards, averaged 6.3 yards per carry and scored 10 rushing touchdowns. He also has caught 16 passes for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns.

TE Cameron Graham, Louisville - Graham is Louisville’s’ leading receiver with 37 catches for 439 yards and 4 touchdowns. He has good size for a tight end at around 6’4’’ 250 lbs and looks the part. He has shown that he has the ability to block as well as get down the middle of the field to catch the football. He has good hands but needs to get better at running routes. He is one of the tight ends that is moving up teams boards and right now NFL teams have a 6th round grade on him.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2011 Senior Bowl Roster

Here are guys that have been invited to the 2011 Senior Bowl

QB Jake Locker, Washington
QB Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
QB Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
QB Christian Ponder, Florida State
QB Andy Dalton, TCU
QB Greg McElroy, Alabama

RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
RB Kendal Hunter, Oklahoma State
RB Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
RB Noel Devine, West Virginia
RB Evan Royster, Penn State
RB Graig Cooper, Miami
RB Allen Bradford  USC

FB Stanley Havili, USC

WR Matt Szczur, Villanova - North
WR Jerrel Jernigan, Troy – South
WR Dewayne Harris, East Carolina – South
WR Greg Salas, Hawaii
WR Niles Paul, Nebraska
WR Ronald Johnson, USC – South
WR Titus Young, Boise State
WR Austin Pettis, Boise State
WR Leonard Hankerson- Miami (Fla.)

TE Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
TE DJ Williams, Arkansas
TE Luke Stocker, Tennessee
TE Richard Gordon, Miami

OL Rodney Hudson, Florida State
OL Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
OL Ben Ijalana, Villanova
OL Nate Solder, Colorado
OL Anthony Costonzo, Boston College
OL Mike Pouncey, Florida
OL Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
OL John Moffitt, Wisconsin
OL Marcus Gilbert, Florida
OL Kris O'Dowd, USC
OL Clint Boling, Georgia
OL Steve Schilling, Michigan
OL Danny Watkins, Baylor
OL Chris Hairston, Clemson
OL James Carpenter, Alabama
OLBrandon Fusco, Slippery Rock

DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
DE Cameron Jordan, Cal
DE Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
DE Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
DE Allen Bailey, Miami (Fla.)
DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
DE Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
DE Sam Acho, Texas

DT Stephen Paea, Oregon State
DT Drake Nevis, LSU
DT Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss
DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
DT Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson
DT Phil Taylor, Baylor
DT Christian Ballard, Iowa

OLB KJ Wright, Mississippi State
OLB Mark Herzlich, Boston College
OLB Mason Foster, Washington

ILB Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
ILB Greg Jones, Michigan State

CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
CB Jalil Brown, Colorado
CB Devon House, New Mexico State
CB Shareece Wright, USC
CB Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson
CB Brandon Hogan, West Virginia
CB Curtis Brown, Texas
CB Johnny Patrick, Louisville

S Ahmad Black, Florida
S Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
S DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson