An odd match-up as Southern Miss makes the long trip to the Islands to take on Nevada.  USM just lost their head coach to Ole Miss, so it will be interesting to see how they respond.  Nevada on the other hand is consistently one of the best coached teams in the nation.  Southern Miss definitely has the edge in talent but never count Nevada out.

Nevada

Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
5thJames-Michael JohnsonILB525SrFluid, athletic pursuit linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline. Not big and struggles taking on blocks.
6-7Brett RoyDT475Sr
FARishard MatthewsWR154SrNice sized receiver that runs solid routes, extends to make the reception away from his frame and wins out in battles.
FABrett RoyDE475SrQuick, explosive college defensive tackle that projects to end in the NFL. First move defender that displays a lot of explosion and hustle in his game.
FAIsaiah FreyCB284SrAggressive cornerback that must be placed in a system where the action is kept in front of him.
FABrandon MarshallOLB335Sr

Southern Miss

Grade Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
3.635thJamie CollinsOLB83JrOutstanding athlete that looks imposing on the field and is developing a complete game. Comes with a large upside.
3.307thBrandon MayeOLB205SrQuick, explosive linebacker really best in the box. Transferred to Southern Miss for the ’11 campaign.
3.287thKorey WilliamsOLB425SrUnderrated linebacker that can be used in a variety of positions and makes plays sideline to sideline. Displays good physical skills on tape yet shows questionable instincts at times.
3.277thCordarro LawOLB495SrUndersized yet effective college defensive end that consistently and continually makes plays behind the line of scrimmage. Disruptive force also very effective in pursuit. Possesses poor measurable’s yet is a very good football player that can be a pass rush specialist in a 34 at the next level.
3.24FAAustin DavisQB125SrSolid college passer with a live arm. Offers potential as a second quarterback in the NFL.
3.21FAQuentin PierceWR854JrSure handed and reliable underneath receiver that comes away with the difficult reception.
3.10FAKelvin BoldenWR174SrSpeedy wide out that runs solid routes and shows the ability to make plays downfield. Must be more consistent in his game and start to do the little things well but has an upside.
3.02FAKendrick PresleyS264SrTerrific safety prospect with a complete game flying under radar screens. Physical and aggressive against the run while also displaying solid ball skills and the ability to get outside the numbers to make plays. Lacks classic size. Surprisingly has not registered in the scouting community.
3.01FARonnie ThorntonOLB565SrAthletic linebacker that flashes skill yet needs to pick up at tempo of his game.
2.50FAJason WeaverG524Sr
2.50FAJohdrick MorrisWR835Sr