Tony Pauline previews the pro-prospects in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl

Kansas State

Round Full Name Pos Number Year Comments
3rd Daniel Thomas RB 8 4Sr Powerful, interior ball carrier best running downhill. A bit one-dimensional and will not fit every offense.
5th Raphael Guidry DT 94 3Jr Athletic tackle who plays with terrific quickness and leverage. Agile and moves around well but lacks natural bulk and neutralized at the point.
6th Clyde Aufner T 75 3Jr Fluid blocker who moves well on his feet and stands out in pass protection.
FA Prizell Brown DT 46 4Sr
FA Stephen Harrison CB 8 5Sr Physically strong corner that beats down opponents to defend the pass. Struggles tracking the ball and possesses marginal ball skills.
FA Kenneth Mayfield G 67 5Sr Explosive guard who moves well on his feet and shows skill blocking in motion yet lacks strength and does not play with leverage.
FA Antonio Felder OLB 40 4Sr

Syracuse

Round Full Name Pos Number Year Comments
4th Delone Carter RB 3 4Sr Terrific ball carrier that combines instincts, toughness and deceptive power. Good receiver out of the backfield.
4th Da’Mon Merkerson CB 6 4Jr Developing corner with nice size and ball skills.
4-5 Doug Hogue OLB 32 4Sr Underrated weak side linebacker that’s a poor man’s version of Keith Bullock.
7-FA Mike Holmes S 35 4Sr Tough safety that keeps the action in front of him. Lack of size is an issue.
7-FA Derrell Smith ILB 25 5Sr Strong, tough two down defender best in the box.
FA Kevyn Scott CB 26 4Jr
FA Andrew Tiller G 66 4Sr Large, powerful guard best in confined quarters.
FA Ryan Bartholomew C 70 5Sr Quick, agile blocker who moves well on his feet. Does not bend his knees or play with leverage.
FA Max Suter S 24 4Sr