Tommy Tupperville heads to Lubbuck to take over for the very successful Mike Leach, who was booted out the door last December.  Tupperville is a terrific coach and should help continue the Red Raiders on their winning ways.  The draft eligible prospects are mostly of the late round variety.

Detron Lewis showed himself to be a top-flight receiver in 2008 when he played across from Michael Crabtree.  Last season we were not as impressed. Lewis quickly releases off the line, sells routes and crisply gets into breaks.  He extends his hands to offer the quarterback a nice target and displays terrific focus.   He’s a consistent hander catcher that flashes soft hands.   Lewis must show he’s the number one guy at Tech this season or he will fall into the late rounds next April.

Baron Batch is an undersized ball carrier that runs low to the ground and is tough to tackle.  Batch plays with a large degree of quickness, squeezes through the small openings of the defense and loses little momentum when he quickly cuts back against the grain. Batch is also a terrific receiver out of the backfield.  He projects well as a third down back at the next level.

Brian Duncan is an explosive weak side linebacker prospect with a fluid change of direction.  He covers a lot of area on the field, remains disciplined with assignments and shows skill in coverage as well as quickness up the field to fill gaps in run defense.

Texas Tech Pro-Prospects

Round Full Name Pos Num Year
4-5 Detron Lewis WR 17 4Sr
5-6 Baron Batch RB 25 5Sr
5-6 Brian Duncan ILB 57 5Sr
6th Cody Davis S 16 3So
FA Tramain Swindall WR 11 4Jr
FA Bront Bird OLB 20 4Sr
FA Lyle Leong WR 19 4Sr
FA Colby Whitlock DT 93 4Sr
FA Franklin Mitchem S 26 5Sr
FA Chris Olson G 70 5Sr
FA Taylor Potts QB 12 5Sr

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