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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Florida State vs. Northern Illinois

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Bjoern Werner Orange Bowl

Bjoern Werner didn’t help his stock in the Orange Bowl, but he didn’t hurt it either. (USA Today Sports Images)

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NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The Orange Bowl didn’t turn out to be among the better games of New Year’s Day, but truthfully, it lived up to the expectations of many. The Northern Illinois Huskies earned a BCS berth as the result of a 12-win season in the Mid-American Conference, but against their toughest opponent of the year in the Florida State Seminoles, they were overmatched athletically on both sides of the ball.

There were some NFL prospects worth watching in this game, and as it turned out, it was a couple of late-round picks who stole the slow: Florida State running back/fullback Lonnie Pryor, who was named the game’s MVP after a 134-yard, two-touchdown performance, and linebacker Vince Williams, who made plays throughout the game and all over the field.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: LSU vs Clemson

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Eric Reid NFL Draft

LSU safeties Eric Reid and Craig Loston were just two of the defensive prospects on display. (USA Today Sports Images)

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NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl between the LSU Tigers and the Clemson Tigers was easily one of the most entertaining bowl games this season, perhaps behind only the Michigan vs South Carolina battle today.

Read on to see how the 2013 NFL Draft prospects performed.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Stanford vs. Wisconsin

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Stanford survived an early comeback from Wisconsin. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

This year’s Rose Bowl provided something for everyone: frequent scoring in the first half, a defensive struggle in the second half. Ultimately, Stanford emerged victorious, concluding the season at 12-2 via a 20-14 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers, who finished the season with an 8-5 record. The game was a mixed bag in regards to its top potential NFL Draft prospects; read on for more information regarding how the likes of Stepfan Taylor, Zach Ertz, Chase Thomas, Shayne Skov, Montee Ball, Ricky Wagner, and Travis Frederick performed last night.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Michigan State vs. Texas Christian

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Le’Veon Bell carried Michigan State’s offense all night. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

What began as a defensive struggle between Michigan State and Texas Christian eventually concluded with a fair amount of scoring as the two teams began to find some offensive rhythm; ultimately, the Spartans were able to emerge with a 17-16 victory following a 47-yard field goal. Each of the game’s four major prospects – Le’Veon Bell, Dion Sims, William Gholston, Josh Boyce – improved their draft stock on the night. Read on for more information regarding these four juniors.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Poinsettia Bowl (BYU vs San Diego State)

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Kyle Van Noy BYU

Kyle Van Noy was an under the radar linebacker prospect… not anymore. (USA Today Sports Images)

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NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Poinsettia Bowl featured four of my favorite draft-eligible prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft, including the first round pick for the Patriots in our latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

Here are how the players from BYU and San Diego State performed. Spoiler alter: Kyle Van Noy was quite impressive.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: New Mexico Bowl (Nevada-Arizona)

Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Duke Williams Nevada Safety

Duke Williams had an up and down game in the New Mexico Bowl. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The first bowl game of the bowl season turned out to be a last-minute thriller, as the Arizona Wildcats made up a 13-point deficit by scoring 14 points in the game’s final 42 seconds — with an onside kick in between — to win an offensive shootout 49-48 over the Nevada Wolfpack in the New Mexico Bowl.

This exciting college football game, which served as both a culmination to Arizona and Nevada’s seasons as well as a kick-off to the bowl season, also featured numerous 2013 NFL draft prospects on each side:

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Star Lotulelei Scouting Report

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Star Utah DT NFL Draft

QB / RB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF

Prospect: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 320
Grade: 7.7 (Grading Scale)

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