Tony Pauline breaks down the top NFL prospects playing in the Gator Bowl

Mississippi State

Round Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1st Derek Sherrod T 79 4Sr Hard working tackle with a good upside. Fundamentally sound and shows good footwork off the edge in pass protection. Also effective in motion. Made a huge jump up draft boards with a terrific campaign this season.
2nd Pernell McPhee DE 90 4Sr One time highly rated pass rusher coming off a somewhat disappointing campaign. Offers a lot of skills as a 4-3 defensive end.
2-3 K.J. Wright OLB 34 4Sr Athletic linebacker with great measurables. Three down defender that goes sideline-to-sideline making plays in coverage or against the run. Did not develop as we thought but offers a terrific upside.
5-6 Chris White ILB 50 4Sr Tough, run defending linebacker who improved his game this season. Showed skill in coverage and has scouts rethinking the initial belief that he’s just a two down defender.
FA J.C. Brignone C 70 5Sr Underrated zone blocking center.
FA Leon Berry WR 9 4Sr
FA Thomas Webb TE 82 4Sr


Round Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
3rd Junior Hemingway WR 21 4Jr Big, powerful receiver that shows game breaking skills.
3rd Darryl Stonum WR 22 3Jr Solid underneath receiver with reliable hands.
4-5 Jonas Mouton OLB 8 4Sr Athletic weak side linebacker that shows great skill in pursuit. Needs to brush off his instincts.
5th Kevin Koger TE 86 3Jr Terrific pass catching tight end that shows himself to be a downfield threat.
6th Mark Huyge G 72 4Jr Tough, strong lineman that can play a variety of positions. Underrated.
6-7 Steve Schilling G 52 5Sr Nasty, small area blocker who displayed a lot of potential early in his career. Back-up at the next level.
7th Mike Martin DT 68 3Jr Tough, hard working nose tackle that gets the most from his ability. Lacks the great upside yet gives an honest days work.
FA Michael Williams S 40 4Jr Solid safety with a complete game on the sidelines with a head injury.
FA Obi Ezeh ILB 45 5Sr Athletic linebacker effective against the run and pass. Looked like a top 60 pick as a sophomore but has disappointed since. Seems lost on the field at times.
FA Greg Banks DE 92 5Sr Smallish two-gap end who plays with great quickness and intensity.
FA Perry Dorrestein T 79 4Sr Strong, run blocking tackle that moves opponents off the line. Developmental prospect for the strong side.
FA Troy Woolfolk S 29 4Jr
FA J.T. Floyd CB 12 3So
FA Martell Webb TE 80 4Sr Relatively athletic tight end used primarily as a blocker. Has an upside and practice squad material.
FA James Rogers CB 18 4Sr
FA Adam Patterson DE 99 4Sr
FA Mark Moundros FB 44 5Sr Hard charging, lead blocker who can be devastating at the point of attack.  Has fallen off the map recently and used at inside linebacker part of last season.