NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Loyko
This was a statement game for Boise St. They basically dominated the game on offense and won the battle of the trenches. Here’s our report on some of the 2012 NFL Draft prospects in the game.
Boise St. Broncos:
#73 OT Nate Potter-
I thought Nate Potter played a better game than his counterpart. While I would call him solid not spectacular he is a solid prospect at the next level.
- Gets good extension and has good hand placement
- Sealed the defense end many times allowing the RB to get outside
- Sells play action very well, fires out of stance
- Played too high at times
- Struggled to cut block at times
#90 DT Billy Winn –
Winn is a highly rated DT. I thought he played better at defensive end. Winn is attractive to NFL teams because of his scheme versatility.
- Stout at the line of scrimmage
- Plays inside and outside, was able to get pressure when he rushed from the outside
- Reads and reacts to counters and play actions
- When Boise went to a 3 man line he was able to play 5 technique
#22 RB Doug Martin-
Martin is a powerful, hard nose runner. He is built like a truck and has some very nice runs, even though the Georgia defense tried to take him away. I really like Martin’s NFL potential
- Runs really hard and downhill
- Good balance, delivers a blow when hit and rarely goes down on first contact
- Lowers his shoulders and tries to run defenders over. Actually injured the Georgia safety who tried to tackle him head on.
- He is going to be a very good between the tackle runner in the NFL but was able to get to the corner on his TD run.
- Workhorse back, doesn’t dance and rarely takes negative yards
#11 QB Kellen Moore-
What can you say about Kellen Moore the kid is a big game QB. Small and not overly strong armed he just wins. Someone at the next level will draft him.
- When a big play is needed Moore delivers
- Very poised in the pocket, when he feels the rush he steps up in the pocket and evades the rush
- Accurate passer, throws the ball where only the receiver can catch it
- General and coach on the field, one of the highest football IQ’s
- Can struggle when pressured, especially up the middle
Others who stood out:
#92 DE Shea McClellin, #4 CB Jerrell Gavins, #8 S George Iloka, #80 TE Kyle Efaw
#7 TE Orson Charles-
Charles was the best offensive player on the field for Georgia. He is a matchup nightmare, who will be drafted pretty high if he decides to come out.
- Moves all around the formation. On the line, split out wide and in the slot
- Catches the ball with his hands, and out in front
- Looks more like a wide receiver
- Is too fast to be covered by a LB
- While there were some blocking breakdowns he is not that bad of a blocker
#71 OT Cordy Glenn-
It was a rough night for the Georgia offensive line and Glenn was included. He was beat for a couple sacks and had 2 false starts. I still think he is a very good guard prospect so I will focus on the positives.
- Extremely strong at the point of attack, stops rusher in his tracks and stands him up
- Sinks his hips and gets in good position
- His feet are too slow to be successful at LT
- Stays low on run block and can simply over power at times
#2 CB/KR Brandon Boykins-
The most explosive player on either team. A home run threat every time he touches the ball. Was utilized in every aspect of the game. Right now I would say Boykins is a 2nd-3rd round pick.
- Explosive kick returner, scored Georgia’s first TD on an 80 yard reverse
- Played well in the slot
- I thought he played better in man to man situations, although he can break quickly on the ball in zone coverage
- Really good athlete, fluid, quick hips
- Active in run support, tackles well