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.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1-2 Marquis Spruill OLB 11 2So Three 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.
5th Nick Provo TE 80 5Sr Dependable 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.
5-6 Ryan Nassib QB 12 4Jr Accurate 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.
6th Chandler Jones DE 99 4Jr Hard-working, one dimensional lead blocking fullback that opens up big running lanes for the ballcarrier.
6-7 Alec Lemon WR 15 3Jr Reliable pass catcher that shows the ability to make receptions down the field.
7th Phillip Thomas S 1 3Jr Tall, thin safety that flashes ball skills.
7th Mikhail Marinovich DE 54 4Sr Hard-working defensive end that shows minimal physical skills.
7th Adam Harris FB 49 4Sr
FA Antwon Bailey RB 29 5Sr Hard-working runner that pounds it on the inside and shows enough quickness to get around tackle.
FA Marcus Sales WR 5 4Sr
FA Brandon Sharpe DE 91 3Jr Rotational defensive end occasionally stood up over tackle.
FA Kevyn Scott S 26 5Sr Versatile 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.