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Perry1977
12-27-2005, 02:24 PM
I haven't been able to see every game so far, but from what I did watch here are the players that most caught my eye:

In the Poinsettia Bowl featuring Colorado State and Navy, while sophomore RB Reggie Campbell stole most of the headlines with 5 TD's, two players from CSU caught my eye. The first was expected, wide receiver David Anderson (http://csurams.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/anderson_david00.html) showed great route running and great hands and was definitely the go-to guy for the Rams. He finished with 9 receptions for 126 yards. Looks like a solid possession-type prospect.

The second was unexpected, as Junior cornerback Robert Herbert (http://csurams.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/herbert_robert00.html) played a great game. Navy runs the option offense, and twice in a row Herbert was a collection agency--he made the pitch-back pay with destructive slobber-knocker hits. Actually, he made two pay, because the first one didn't know where he was afterwards and needed to be replaced. After that, Navy ran to the opposite side of the field a lot more. I thought for sure he was a strong safety that came up, but when I saw him out on the corner, I almost couldn't believe it. The hits were so nasty, that if there were a "Jacked Up" for college football, they were both shoo-ins. He's got great size and looks to translate to a safety in the NFL.


In the Fort Worth Bowl, Kansas vs. Houston, Kansas defensive end Charlton Keith (http://kuathletics.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/keith_charlton00.html) didn't really impress much with his pass rushing, but showed a penchant for the big play with an extremely athletic tip and interception of a pass thrown over him to the back in the flat. He took the pass 14 yards for a touchdown.

Probably the most impressive player in any game I saw thus far, however, was in the Hawaii Bowl between Nevada and University of Central Florida. UCF senior wide receiver Brandon Marshall (http://ucfathletics.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/marshall_brandon00.html) was a man among boys. At 6-4, 230 pounds, he is quite the target. In the first quarter he hauled in a 51 yard scoring catch that required great concentration. When the UCF Golden Knights were down by 10 with less than 3 minutes left in the game, he simply took over. UCF kicked a field goal to get themselves within 7, recovered an onsides kick, and threw twice to Marshall who scored the game-tying TD on the second catch. He finished the game with 11 catches for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. I don't know why he wasn't on many teams' radars before this game, but from what I saw, he was simply incredible.

That's it so far, going to watch today's bowl games and will add to this as it is warranted.

MindField
12-27-2005, 04:34 PM
I haven't been able to see every game so far, but from what I did watch here are the players that most caught my eye:

In the Poinsettia Bowl featuring Colorado State and Navy, while sophomore RB Reggie Campbell stole most of the headlines with 5 TD's, two players from CSU caught my eye. The first was expected, wide receiver David Anderson (http://csurams.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/anderson_david00.html) showed great route running and great hands and was definitely the go-to guy for the Rams. He finished with 9 receptions for 126 yards. Looks like a solid possession-type prospect.

The second was unexpected, as Junior cornerback Robert Herbert (http://csurams.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/herbert_robert00.html) played a great game. Navy runs the option offense, and twice in a row Herbert was a collection agency--he made the pitch-back pay with destructive slobber-knocker hits. Actually, he made two pay, because the first one didn't know where he was afterwards and needed to be replaced. After that, Navy ran to the opposite side of the field a lot more. I thought for sure he was a strong safety that came up, but when I saw him out on the corner, I almost couldn't believe it. The hits were so nasty, that if there were a "Jacked Up" for college football, they were both shoo-ins. He's got great size and looks to translate to a safety in the NFL.


In the Fort Worth Bowl, Kansas vs. Houston, Kansas defensive end Charlton Keith (http://kuathletics.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/keith_charlton00.html) didn't really impress much with his pass rushing, but showed a penchant for the big play with an extremely athletic tip and interception of a pass thrown over him to the back in the flat. He took the pass 14 yards for a touchdown.

Probably the most impressive player in any game I saw thus far, however, was in the Hawaii Bowl between Nevada and University of Central Florida. UCF senior wide receiver Brandon Marshall (http://ucfathletics.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/marshall_brandon00.html) was a man among boys. At 6-4, 230 pounds, he is quite the target. In the first quarter he hauled in a 51 yard scoring catch that required great concentration. When the UCF Golden Knights were down by 10 with less than 3 minutes left in the game, he simply took over. UCF kicked a field goal to get themselves within 7, recovered an onsides kick, and threw twice to Marshall who scored the game-tying TD on the second catch. He finished the game with 11 catches for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. I don't know why he wasn't on many teams' radars before this game, but from what I saw, he was simply incredible.

That's it so far, going to watch today's bowl games and will add to this as it is warranted.


Perry,

IMO, you have scored your first meaningful 'Scouting' points. Your take on Kansas'
DE Charlton Keith was a good one. I too, watched this player and knew nothing of him before the Kansas Bopwl game, but he certainly has the build you are looking for in a pass rush HYBRID DE/OLB.....he was also a BIG Twelve first teammer, so congrats....he will be one to watch as the offaseason workouts continue.

Pts for you.

Orange Cru$h
12-30-2005, 02:40 PM
I saw Marshall it seemed like at the end of the game everyone knew he was getting the ball and Nevada could do nothing about him. A guy to watch!

Mat'hir Uth Gan
12-30-2005, 04:11 PM
Marshall has been the guy in Orlando all year, lots of local press, but Kiper keeps canning him on his chats as a Free Agent at best. The guy is consistently dominant.


Another unknown Florida player to watch is Andre Hall, the RB for South Florida (Tampa). He's even better, and folks just have no idea. He's the guy in Florida in most people's opinions.

OhNoKoolAid
12-30-2005, 04:26 PM
Marshall has been the guy in Orlando all year, lots of local press, but Kiper keeps canning him on his chats as a Free Agent at best. The guy is consistently dominant.


Another unknown Florida player to watch is Andre Hall, the RB for South Florida (Tampa). He's even better, and folks just have no idea. He's the guy in Florida in most people's opinions.

I've seen him play twice and will watch him once more tomorrow (Hall), when he faces arguably the nation's best defensive line. He's smaller than his listed size according to PFW, but he is similar in build to Calhoun, which hasn't stopped him from receiving press. Hall will get his shot in the NFL as a third down back and in the right system, he could be more. The problem is that against the four best teams he faced, he failed to gain 100 yards, and was held under 4 ypc in all four of those games. One game I saw against Pittsburgh, though, he went wild receiving, which makes me think he could make a living right there in Tampa as Caddy's caddy for a few years.