Missouri will represent the Big 12 for the last time in this years Independence Bowl while UNC looks to close a dark chapter in their programs history. This game features two good defensive teams and some explosive offensive players highlighted by UNC recceiver Dwight Jones. Jones along with his defensive teammates Quinton Coples and Zach Brown all figure to be drafted high. Brown in particular will have a tough time corralling senior tight end Michael Egnew, the Tigers most notable draft eligible offensive player.

Missouri

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
1-2Michael EgnewTE825SrExceptional pass catching tight end that looks more like a big possession receiver on the field. Natural in all aspects catching the ball and very athletic. Rarely used or asked to block.
4thZaviar GoodenOLB254JrFierce, sideline to sideline linebacker that chases the action hard. Shows a lot of skill in his all-around game. Minimal size and struggles handling blocks.
5thJacquies SmithDE34SrRelatively athletic college defensive end that occasionally stands up over tackle. Breaks down well, plays with terrific balance yet lacks blinding speed.
5thJerrell JacksonWR294SrSmooth, fluid receiver with nice size and strength which he uses to his advantage. Consistently comes away with the difficult reception. Lacks the deep speed and ability to run to the long throw.
6thAustin WuebbelsG665SrTough, small area blocker that plays with a nasty attitude. Strong at the point, easily controls defenders once engaged in a block and plays smart football.
6-7T.J. MoeWR283JrSmart, competitive pass catcher that sacrifices his body to make the reception. Better than average speed. Not a big target.
6-7Elvis FisherT725SrUnderrated pass blocking left tackle that plays with good mechanics, football smarts and competitiveness. Lacks the great upside yet could be a solid reserve lineman at the next level. Missed the entire ’11 season with a knee injury.
7-FAWill EbnerILB324SrHard working run defending, two-down linebacker with several off the field issues.
FADan HochT774SrStrong yet immobile tackle only good in a small area. May get consideration at guard due to his inability to move.
FATerrell ResonnoDE935SrQuick lineman that displays some strength in the middle of the field. Best in a straight line and ineffective in pursuit.
FAWes KempWR84SrTough, reliable receiver with minimal upside.
FAKenji JacksonS134SrTough, run defending-straight line safety with marginal ball skills.
FADom HamiltonDT904SrQuick, first step lineman best in a straight line.

North Carolina

Rnd Name Pos #YrComments
1stQuinton CoplesDE904SrTremendous athlete that with size, strength and growth potential. Fluid moving about the field. Constantly doubled the by opponents yet gets penetration behind the line of scrimmage. Has a little Julius Peppers in style and substance.
1stZach BrownOLB474SrAthletic and explosive three down linebacker that makes plays in coverage or against the run. Fluid, covers a lot of area on the field and fast sideline to sideline. Good head for the ball in the box and works hard to stop ball carriers.
2ndJonathan CooperG644JrTerrific guard prospect with a high upside. Athletic, moves well on his feet and very effective blocking in motion. Needs to improve his strength yet an outstanding prospect for the future.
3rdDwight JonesWR834SrNice sized receiver that plays strong and big. Consistently comes away with the reception in the middle of a crowd, sure handed and wins out in battles. Minimal quickness and speed in his game.
3rdSylvester WilliamsDT023JrJunior college transfer who made a huge impact for the UNC defense this season.
4thCharles BrownCB125SrAthletic cover corner that keeps the action in front of him. Does a nice job recognizing routes, has a great break to the ball out of his plant and closing speed to the action. Constantly making plays on the ball. Suspended during the 2010 season but returns this fall.
5thDonte Paige-MossDEN3JrSolid college defensive end that is used in a three-point stance or stands up over tackle. Lacks elite athleticism yet has enough skill to play in the NFL.
5thJordan NixDT785SrQuick, explosive interior tackle that fires off the snap, displays a good change of direction and shows a good degree of suddenness in his game. Undersized yet plays with leverage and tough to stop.
5-6Tydreke PowellDT915SrExplosive interior first step lineman that struggles getting off blocks. Plays with good lean and fires through the gaps of the offensive line.
6thCam HollandC655SrPowerful small area blocker that opens up the middle the field. Lacks agility, struggles to adjust and ineffective in motion.
5-6Ryan HoustonRB325SrUnderrated power runner on the inside that’s been miscast as a fullback. Returns this fall after sitting on the sidelines with suspension last season.
6-7Erik HighsmithWR883JrQuick, dependable receiver best running underneath routes. Gets separation and makes the catch with his hands.
7thKevin ReddickILB483Jr
FADevon RamsayFB455SrStrong, fundamentally sound lead blocker that does enough to chip opponents from the action. Slows into blocks which affects his ability to finish off defenders. Tore his ACL in early September and out for the season.
FAMatt MerlettiS255Sr