New Mexico Bowl

First year Head Coach Steve Addazio and star running back Bernard Pierce lead a Temple team that plays power football and sound defense against a scrappy Wyoming team that surprised many by finishing third in the Mountain West this year. Wyoming will hope it’s opportunistic defense (4th in the nation in turnover margin) will be able to keep Temple operating on a long field. The Owls have only turned the ball over 12 times all season however and their 15th ranked defense will be one of the best units Wyoming has faced all season.

Temple

Round Full Name Pos # Comments
2nd Bernard Pierce RB 30 Instinctive, compact ball carrier that sees the field and consistently picks up positive yardage. Has the tools necessary to be a feature runner in the NFL. Reminds us of Emmitt Smith in style and substance.
5-6 Derek Dennis G 63 Nice sized blocker that displays terrific skill in motion. Zone blocking prospect.
5-6 Evan Rodriquez TE 88 Dynamite tight end with less than desirable size. Terrific pass catcher anywhere on the field yet a marginal blocker.
5-6 Chester Stewart QB 7 Temple back-up that showed flashes of skill previously as the starter. Has the physical skills to play in the NFL but must improve his reads and decision making.
7th Wayne Tribue G 69 Tough, nasty blocker that dominates opponents in a small area.
FA Adrian Robinson Jr OLB 43 Pass rushing defensive end that has the skills to stand up over tackle in a 3-4. Fluid, natural athlete that lacks pure speed for the next level.
FA Tahir Whitehead OLB 2 Chase and run-down linebacker that makes plays sideline-to-sideline.
FA Rod Streater WR 18 Nice sized wide out that comes up big in games. Potential fifth receiver at the next level.
FA Kevin Kroboth S 37 Hard working safety with great instincts yet poor speed and minimal quickness.
FA Kee-Ayre Griffin CB 20 Size/speed prospect with poor ball skills.
FA Matt Balasavage TE 89 One-dimensional blocking tight end that stands out in his specialty.
FA Stephen Johnson OLB 53 College middle linebacker that possesses the physical skills to get looks on the weak side at the next level.
FA Morkeith Brown DE 85 Solid athlete that has switched between tight end and defensive end the past three seasons.

Wyoming

Round Full Name Pos # Comments
FA Tashaun Gipson CB 4 Nice sized cornerback that flashes skill. Lacks overall instincts and loses a sense of wherewithal on the field at times.