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: October 28, 2013, 01:51:24 PM

Re-watched the entire game today and wanted to share how I personally perceived some prospects on both teams.

Brigham Young University

Cody Hoffman, WR, 6"3, 215lbs
Very talented WR who has good size but must pack on a few pounds. He has a lanky frame, which would be destroyed in the NFL. He has solid hands and is quite reliable. He is a smart kid who consistently knows where he is supposed to be. He has broken every receiving record at BYU, which used to belong to Austin Collie.
Projected Round: 4

Kaneakua Friel, TE, 6"4, 250Ibs
Really not much to see here. Friel has solid hands and good size but he is very sluggish. Not a very good blocker and isn't someone who takes control of match ups with line backers, He was constantly covered by an average at best Boise State LB core. Not someone who'll make an impact in the NFL.  Someone may take a flyer in the 7th for some depth but that is all this is.
Projected Round: UDFA

Eathyn Manumaleuna, DT, 6"2, 295Ibs
He his undersized but is most successful against the run. He will make some decent stops through the middle but its not guaranteed. He is inconsistent against the run and rarely gets after the passer. He cannot seem to get past an O-Line just because of the size difference which to me means he will be yet another non-factor in the NFL.
Projected Round: 6

Kyle Van Noy, OLB, 6"3, 235Ibs
Kyle Van Noy was by far the best player on the field, through my eyes. He absolutely assaulted the Boise State O-Line through the first half and seemed to get through by will. Sadly, this is not someone who would be a good fit for the Bucs. He is a 3-4 OLB who will be a pass-rush specialist in the NFL. He only has 2 weaknesses in my books. He lacks some coverage skill to be an Elite 3-4 LB and if he doesn't get through to the passer on his first surge he will likely take the rest of the play off. All in all he is a fantastic pass rusher prospect who will best suit a team like the Cowboys or even the Saints.
Projected Round: 1-2


Boise State

Matt Paradis, C, 6"2, 295Ibs
Not the greatest Pass or Run blocker but he was very consistent with his snaps. The potential is their but unless he gets a considerable amount of coaching he will not go anywhere in the NFL. A team that invests time into this kid may get rewarded but that is the only hope Paradis has in the NFL.
Projected Round: 7-UDFA

Charles Leno, T, 6"4, 298Ibs
I really like this kids size and length but he didn't have a great game against the Cougars. He was not up against Van Noy and still couldn't keep the dirt out of his QB's face. He is more suited to play RT then left because he is quite sluggish but he usually stands his ground. He always brings his best effort on every play but sometimes that isn't enough. He really looks similar to Donald Penn while he was coming out of college, minus the personality.
Projected Round: 5-6

Demarcus Lawrence, DE, 6"3, 245Ibs
Lawrence is a very intriguing prospect. He is quick and has a good rush. He is better in coverage then most realize and I believe he should move over to OLB because of his lack of weight. He can really get after the QB when he gives his full effort. Sometimes you may see Lawrence just jogging, hoping someone else makes the play but the talent is there in this kid and is probably the most likely player from this group that will be a mid/late round steal. He had 3.5 Sacks against Nevada but only 1.0 against BYU.
Projected Round: 6

Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, DT, 6"3, 303Ibs
This kid may not be the biggest or strongest but is rarely out worked. This was shown against BYU when he stayed with the play and made an "all-effort" bat down. With an O-Lineman absolutely trucking him. I don't think he will be a good player in the NFL but he may end up as a solid role player when injuries start piling up. You can count on him to not make stupid mistakes but you can't count on him to force the other team into mistakes.
Projected Round: 7-UDFA


Thats it for this game, I hope you guys learned something and/or enjoyed it. If you wanted to know the next game I'll re-watch is the Nebraska, Minnesota game.
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