The second bowl game of the season should be a fun venture with one elite prospect potentially playing his last game, plus quite a few under the radar talents hoping to improve their ever fluid draft stocks. Rutgers versus Central Florida is a contest of strength versus strength.  Top offensive tackle prospect Anthony Davis and his line mates will look to lead the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers to their fourth straight bowl win.  While Central Florida’s tenacious defensive line will attempt to be the same disruptive force seen all season, thus firing up what will essentially be a home crowd for the Golden Knights.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy some football as the holidays near!

Rutgers

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Year

Comments

1

Anthony Davis

OT

75

Jr.

Possessing the potential to be a dominant performer and an elite prospect, Davis disappointed early in the season.  As time wore on, this monster left tackle saw improvement in his game as he finally began living up to expectations.  Davis has the skill set to become a top blindside protector in the NFL with his large wingspan, strength at the point of attack, and agility in his pass set.  His problems this year seemed to stem primarily from poor technique, which can be rectified with a good coaching.

3-4

Devin McCourtey

CB

21

RS-Sr.

Over the last two seasons, Devin has put together better efforts than his twin brother, Jason, had done previously to be selecting in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans.   Despite possessing average size, this McCourtey has done a solid job covering some of the larger receivers in the Big East.  This cornerback has good ball skills and can be physical against the run as evidenced by leading the team in total tackles.  A solid all around performer which garnered Big East First Team honors.   Also his talents as a special teams performer can provide instant contributions as a rookie in the National Football League.

6-7

Kevin Haslam

OT

78

RS-Sr.

The bookend at right tackle, Haslam is a physical blocker that needs to improve his playing strength.   He has the frame at a listed 6-feet-7-inches tall and 295 pounds to add weight without losing what agility he already possesses.  Also, his overall technique can wane at times putting him in bad positions especially in his pass set.

7-FA

Jack Corcoran

FB

19

Sr.

A throwback to simpler offensive days, Corcoran knows what his job is.  And what he is asked to do is be a lead blocker.  As a pure blocker, he is not dominating or overwhelming but has gotten the job done over the last few seasons.   He can be a reliable check down receiver in a pinch.

7-FA

George Johnson

DE

31

Sr.

After putting together a solid senior campaign with 13 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, Johnson will likely look to make the transition to outside linebacker in a 34 scheme in the NFL.  He possesses good size and athleticism to do as such, but he was never a dominant force for Rutgers off the edge.

FA

Ryan D’Imperio

LB

44

Sr.

A consistent performer for the Scarlet Knights the last few seasons at inside linebacker.  D’Imperio has been at his best flowing to the action while racking up tackle numbers.   He has nice size numbers, but is not the best athlete or the most physical presence.

FA

Ryan Blaszczyk

C

61

RS-Sr.

Starting three years at the pivot, Blaszczyk has been a rock in the middle of Rutgers impressive offensive line.  As a prospect he is limited athletically but does have the frame to grow slightly from his current listed weight of 295 pounds.

FA

Tim Brown

WR

2

Sr.

One of Rutgers few explosive weapons this season, Brown simply does not have the size or consistency to get much more than a look by NFL scouts.

FA

Jabu Lovelace

WR

15

RS-Sr.

Never able to truly find a home at either quarterback or wide receiver, Lovelace has some potential as a receiver if given the chance.

FA

Damaso Munoz

LB

17

RS-Sr.

A classic ‘tweener who does not have the size to play linebacker in the NFL, nor the overall athleticism to make a permanent transition to safety.

FA

Zaire Kitchen

S

29

Sr.

A prospect with nice size at the position who continued to improve throughout his career to become a solid starting safety as a senior.  Most comfortable playing up in the box.

FA

Domenic Natale

QB

11

RS-Sr.

Michigan State transfer who was quickly benched for erratic play and bad throws in favor of a star freshman recruit at the position.

Central Florida

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

7-FA

Torrell Troup

DT

98

S

A widebody in the middle of the defense at a listed 6-feet-3-inches and 314 pounds.  This two time Conference USA Second Team performer strung together an impressive senior campaign clogging up running lanes, while eating up double teams, to compliment UCF’s impressive edge rushers.

7-FA

Bruce Miller

DE/LB

49

RS-Jr.

This underclassman has absolutely terrorized opponents accumulating an astounding 29 quarterback sacks the past two seasons.  He was recently named Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the year.  At 6-feet-2-inches tall and 253 pounds, a full time transition back to linebacker will likely be called for at the next level.  By going back another season, this prospect who once considering quitting football, could improve his overall draft stock dramatically.

7-FA

Jah Reid

OT

76

RS-Jr.

A long and somewhat lanky offensive tackle at 6-feet-7-inches tall and 314 pounds, Reid was named a First Team All Conference performer this season…his first as a full time starter at right tackle.

FA

Jarvis Geathers

DE/LB

99

Sr.

A former community college transfer, Geathers has benefited during his time at Central Florida due to the play of those among his unit.  Undersized at only 238 pounds, this end could potentially get a look as a 34 linebacker because of some pass rush ability (11 sacks in ’09)

FA

Cory Hogue

LB

59

RS-Sr.

Hardnosed linebacker who led the team in tackles, but has had injury issues throughout his playing career.

FA

Ian Bustillo

OG

73

RS-Sr.

Versatile interior blocker that is physically maxed out at 6-feet-2-inches tall and 301 pounds.  A full time starter for the first time in ’09.

FA

Rocky Ross

WR

5

RS-Sr.

Physically limited WR prospect that was a reliable target in his time in Orlando.  An All-Academic performer this past season as well.

FA

Brett Hodges

QB

11

RS-Sr.

A transfer from Wake Forest’s program, Hodges does not have an NFL body to play quarterback, and put together an average final season