Tony Pauline breaks down the top NFL prospects in the Rose Bowl


Round Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1st J.J. Watt DE 99 4Jr Developing defensive end coming off a tremendous season. Athletic, strong and very nasty. Has terrific size and lots of growth potential.  Can effectively play a variety of defensive line positions. Top 20 pick in the draft. About 90% he enters.
1-2 Gabe Carimi T 68 5Sr Solid pass protecting left tackle that needs to improve his overall body strength but offers a good amount of upside. Offers starting potential on the NFL level.
2-3 John Moffitt G 75 5Sr Strong blocker with nice size. Has a lot of next level potential at guard or center.
3rd Lance Kendricks TE 84 5Sr Underrated tight end and one of the better pass catchers at the position. Nice speed and a downfield threat.
3-4 Nick Toon WR 1 4Jr Reliable pass catcher with a fundamentally sound game. Not a burner but a tremendous underneath threat.
4th John Clay RB 7 5Sr Big, powerful ball carrier that is often injured or out of shape.
5-6 Jay Valai FS 12 5Sr Undersized yet productive safety with a solid game. Potential nickel on the NFL level.
5-6 David Oglsby T 67 4Jr Large blocker with a good degree of upside. Sets quickly in pass protection and fluid sliding off the edge. Must improve his blocking balance and strength.
7-FA Bill Nagy G 75 5Sr Tough interior blocker that gives an honest days work. Could start at the next level in the right circumstance.
FA Culmer St. Jean ILB 15 5Sr
FA Blake Sorenson S 9 4Sr Hard hitting and intimidating safety that’s a leader on the defense.
FA Kevin Zeitler G 70 3Jr
FA Devin Smith CB 10 3Jr
FA Niles Brinkley CB 29 5Sr
FA Patrick Butrym DT 95 4Jr
FA Louis Nzegwu DE 93 4Jr
FA Scott Tolzien QB 16 5Sr
FA Isaac Anderson WR 6 5Sr
FA Zach Brown RB 30 4Sr


Round Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
2-3 Marcus Cannon G 61 5Sr Wide bodied, athletic blocker that’s highly considered in NFL scouting circles. Moves well on his feet well and strong at the point. Needs to properly condition himself 24/7. College tackle that projects to guard.
5-6 Jeremy Kerley WR 85 4Sr Reliable underneath receiver that also produces returning punts. Potential 4th/5th receiver on the NFL level.
7-FA Wayne Daniels DE 96 5Sr Solid college pass rusher that projects as a 4-3 end or linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. May have a place at the next level as a pass rush specialist.
FA Jimmy Young WR 88 5Sr One time highly rated prospect that has struggled the past two seasons.
FA Tejay Johnson S 3 4Sr
FA Cory Grant DT 57 5Sr
FA Andy Dalton QB 14 5Sr
FA Evan Frosch TE 84 5Sr Well sized tight end who can catch the ball and also block.
FA Alex Ibiloye S 9 5Sr