Future First Rounder?After so many seasons at the bottom rung of the Big East, the SU football program has clawed its way back.  They are recruiting and developing some terrific NFL talent, most prominently a sophomore linebacker that can be a star for the future.

Syracuse

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1-2Marquis SpruillOLB112SoThree down linebacker with a tremendous future. Terrific against the run and outstanding in coverage. Spent a year in prep school after graduating from high school and is eligible for the 2011 draft.
5thNick ProvoTE805SrDependable pass catching tight end that goes over the middle then comes away with the tough grab. Average blocker. Move tight end best in a west coast offense.
5-6Ryan NassibQB124JrAccurate college passer with a live arm. Outstanding ability throwing in motion and loses nothing getting outside the tackle box to make the pass in the move. Nice upside but needs to pull it together.
6thChandler JonesDE994JrHard-working, one dimensional lead blocking fullback that opens up big running lanes for the ballcarrier.
6-7Alec LemonWR153JrReliable pass catcher that shows the ability to make receptions down the field.
7thPhillip ThomasS13JrTall, thin safety that flashes ball skills.
7thMikhail MarinovichDE544SrHard-working defensive end that shows minimal physical skills.
7thAdam HarrisFB494Sr
FAAntwon BaileyRB295SrHard-working runner that pounds it on the inside and shows enough quickness to get around tackle.
FAMarcus SalesWR54Sr
FABrandon SharpeDE913JrRotational defensive end occasionally stood up over tackle.
FAKevyn ScottS265SrVersatile defensive back that can line up at corner or safety. Likes his game in ’09 but struggled with injuries last season and missed half the campaign. Has skill but must show he’s totally healthy.