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

Mississippi State

Round Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1stDerek SherrodT794SrHard 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.
2ndPernell McPheeDE904SrOne time highly rated pass rusher coming off a somewhat disappointing campaign. Offers a lot of skills as a 4-3 defensive end.
2-3K.J. WrightOLB344SrAthletic 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.
5-6Chris WhiteILB504SrTough, 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.
FAJ.C. BrignoneC705SrUnderrated zone blocking center.
FALeon BerryWR94Sr
FAThomas WebbTE824Sr


Round Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
3rdJunior HemingwayWR214JrBig, powerful receiver that shows game breaking skills.
3rdDarryl StonumWR223JrSolid underneath receiver with reliable hands.
4-5Jonas MoutonOLB84SrAthletic weak side linebacker that shows great skill in pursuit. Needs to brush off his instincts.
5thKevin KogerTE863JrTerrific pass catching tight end that shows himself to be a downfield threat.
6thMark HuygeG724JrTough, strong lineman that can play a variety of positions. Underrated.
6-7Steve SchillingG525SrNasty, small area blocker who displayed a lot of potential early in his career. Back-up at the next level.
7thMike MartinDT683JrTough, hard working nose tackle that gets the most from his ability. Lacks the great upside yet gives an honest days work.
FAMichael WilliamsS404JrSolid safety with a complete game on the sidelines with a head injury.
FAObi EzehILB455SrAthletic 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.
FAGreg BanksDE925SrSmallish two-gap end who plays with great quickness and intensity.
FAPerry DorresteinT794SrStrong, run blocking tackle that moves opponents off the line. Developmental prospect for the strong side.
FATroy WoolfolkS294Jr
FAJ.T. FloydCB123So
FAMartell WebbTE804SrRelatively athletic tight end used primarily as a blocker. Has an upside and practice squad material.
FAJames RogersCB184Sr
FAAdam PattersonDE994Sr
FAMark MoundrosFB445SrHard 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.