NEPD Prospect Preview: Week One

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Each week this year we’re going to try and bring you film work of at least ten of the best college football games and the 2012 NFL Draft prospects that come with those.

This week, we’ll be covering the UNLV vs. Wisconsin, Iowa vs. Tennessee Tech, and Oregon vs. LSU games in our film-room posts.

Mike Loyko will be covering Georgia vs. Boise State and USF vs Notre Dame, while Matthew Elder at will be covering at least six others.

UNLV vs Wisconsin (Thursday – 8pm est, ESPN)

#70 Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
Not ultra-mobile, but is very effective in the running game. Will absolutely man-handle opponents at times.

#66 Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin
Underclassman that has the ability to be a starting center in the NFL next year. Good in the run game and is effective on the move.

#1 Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
Very reliable receiver, but we just don’t see him being an electric player at the next level. Seems like he has a #2 WR ceiling at best.

#4 Philip Payne, WR, UNLV
A big 6’3″, 205-pound receiver that is effective catching passes down the field. Doesn’t have elite speed, but is very productive.

Iowa vs. Tennessee Tech (11am, Big 10 Network)

#77 Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Not a lock to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, but he will be the next 1st-round OT from Iowa when he does. Great feet and very physical.

#56 Markus Zuscevics, OT/G, Iowa
We see this Hawkeye playing guard at the next level – a very nasty blocker.

#91 Broderick Binns, DE, Iowa
We love Binns’ quickness, but he’ll need to step out of the shadow created by Christian Ballard and Adrian Clayborn.

#93 Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa
Arguably the best defensive lineman on the team last year, Daniels has a knack for penetration and disruption. Undersized, but tenacious.

#7 Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
One of our favorite receivers not in the “elite” category, McNutt is a threat from the line of scrimmage to deep routes. He plays very intelligently and has improved each year since switching from quarterback.

#28 Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
Iowa corners have done well lately, with Amari Spievey, Charles Godfrey (both safeties now) and Bradley Fletcher playing well. Prater has the talent to be the next one.

#5 Jamere Hogue, DE, Tennessee Tech
We haven’t seen Hogue on tape yet, but are excited to see what the 6’5″, 260-pound pass-rusher brings against a tough Iowa line.

Oregon vs LSU (8pm est, ABC)

#10 Russell Shepard, WR, LSU
Dynamic play-maker that can score from anywhere on the field. Good hands, great speed – unfortunately you’ll only get to see him on the sideline as he is suspended for the game.

#89 Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
We’re getting a first look at really scouting this junior – has flashed on occasion in the past.

#21 LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Lightning-in-a-bottle quick, James is a big-play threat every time he touches the ball. Won’t be a 20 carry guy in the NFL, but could be a CJ Spiller type guy both in usage and draft position.

#13 Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon
Extremely talented corner that like half of the people in this game, is truly a homerun threat. Seems to have a knack for getting interceptions – although his skills will need to improve to keep that going at the next level.

#77 Carson York, OG, Oregon
Good pass-blocker that has some NFL potential. Will be interesting to see how he handles the LSU defensive line.

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3 Responses to “NEPD Prospect Preview: Week One”

  1. psw says:

    Just like I said in an earlier post, it took 2 day. James Sanders already has a new home, he’s a Falcon. DB’s are scarce it’s gonna be hard to find guys significantly better than what we already have.

  2. psw says:

    Oh my. Wisconsin and Iowa has future NFL quality lineman, what a surprise. It would be a sign of Armageddon if they didn’t!!

  3. JR says:

    Keep an eye on # 20 James White RB Wisconson also Russell Sheppard is suspended for the Oregon game

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