Music City Bowl

Music City Bowl

A rematch of the 2006 Music City Bowl in which Kentucky pulled a mild upset.  The Wildcats are again underdog against a talented Clemson squad.  The Wildcats offer four possible top 75 picks while Kentucky may have just one in that range.

Clemson

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

1st

Ricky Sapp

DE

7

4Sr

Athletic college defensive end that may transition to rush linebacker in the NFL. Plays with great balance, speed and effective up the field or in backside pursuit. Makes a lot of plays in the opponents backfield. Late first round potential.

1-2

C.J. Spiller

RB

28

4Sr

Elusive, creative ball carrier with great quickness. Makes several defenders miss in the course of a single carry and has a great burst. Great return specialist. Shows little to no toughness in his game and does too much east/west running. Not a feature runner at the next level but has potential as a specialist that can take hand-offs, catch the ball out of the backfield and return kicks or punts.

2-3

Jacoby Ford

WR

6

4Sr

Terrific underneath receiver with some run after the catch ability. Smart wide out, separates from defenders and possesses reliable hands. Has enough ability to develop into a second wide out on the NFL level.

2-3

Jarvis Jenkins

DT

99

4Jr

Big time talent with potential at tackle or as a two-gap end. Terrific size/speed numbers yet must learn to consistently play at a high level.

3-4

DeAndre McDaniel

S

2

3Jr

Tough, run defending safety who flashes ability in coverage. Offers a decent amount of upside but must learn to be a bit more disciplined.

5th

Chris Chancellor

CB

38

5Sr

Well rounded corner with solid ball skills and run defense toughness. Lacks great top end speed and may struggle in man coverage on the NFL level.

6-7

Crezdon Butler

CB

18

4Sr

Aggressive run defending safety best in the box or up the field.

7-FA

Thomas Austin

G

65

5Sr

Versatile interior lineman who can play center or guard. Strong in a small area but has limited blocking range and a small upside to his game.

FA

Kavell Conner

OLB

33

5Sr

Hard-hitting, athletic linebacker who covers a large amount of area on the field. Forceful on the blitz and has a closing burst. Lacks top instincts.

FA

Kevin Alexander

DE

24

5Sr

FA

Cory Lambert

T

76

5Sr

FA

Michael Palmer

TE

86

4Sr

Adequate pass catching tight end with minimal blocking skills and strength.

Kentucky

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

3rd Trevard Lindley CB 32 5Sr Adequate cornerback who never really elevated his game. Displays solid ball skills yet lacks NFL corner speed and may only fit certain systems. Struggled with injury as a senior. Gets beaten a lot. Looked like a star in the making as a sophomore.
6th John Conner FB 38 5Sr Quick, nasty lead blocker with a great head for the position. Also effective catching the ball out of the backfield.
6-7 Micah Johnson ILB 4 4Sr Overrated linebacker with good physical skills yet marginal instincts.
7-FA Corey Peters DT 91 4Sr Athletic interior lineman who also offers potential as a two-gap end. Must improve his strength for any chance at the next level.
FA Mike Hartline QB 5 4Jr
FA Zipp Duncan G 72 5Sr Hard working blocker only effective in a very small area.
FA TC Drake TE 80 4Sr Adequate pass catching with marginal speed/strength.