Music City Bowl

Both Mississippi State and Wake Forest will fight to avoid a losing season in this years Music City Bowl. Wake Forest is led by talented receiver Chris Givens offensively. Givens led the ACC in receiving yards and YPC and will likely be matched up with the Bulldogs talented cornerback Jonathan Banks. Defensively the Demon Deacon’s are led by senior defensive back Josh Bush who recorded six interceptions on the year. Dan Mullen and company will feed Wake Forest a heavy dose of Vick Ballard, a bruising senior tailback in order to control the clock and eventually wear down Wake Forest.

Wake Forest

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
3rd Chris Givens WR 2 4Jr Quick, reliable receiver that shows deceptive downfield speed and the ability to break games open. Offers adequate size and the go two guy with next level potential.
4th Joe Looney G 78 4Sr Hard-working guard that moves relatively well on his feet and shows the ability to pick up blitzes. Displays good awareness and works hard to finish blocks.
6-7 Cyhl Quarles S 5 5Sr Nice sized safety really best playing downhill or in the box.
6th Josh Bush CB 4 5Sr Versatile defensive back that can line up at safety or cornerback. Flashes skill and has an upside yet must pull his game together.
7th Tristan Dorty OLB 55 5Sr Fierce, explosive and strong linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline or up the field. Lacks classic measurable’s yet plays with great intensity as well as intelligence.
7th Kenny Okoro CB 6 4Jr Well sized cornerback that struggled with injury last year. Offers a lot of skill in his game.
FA Kyle Wilber DE 97 5Sr Hard-working defensive end that plays with good quickness, fundamentals and intelligence. Lacks the great strength at the point of attack yet a workmanlike player that will be a solid backup in the NFL.
FA Danny Dembry WR 18 4Sr

Mississippi State

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
2nd Fletcher Cox DT 94 3Jr
3rd Johnthan Banks CB 13 3Jr Physically talented safety in the midst of a disappointing season.
4th Vick Ballard RB 28 4Sr Quick, creative runner that shows good vision, finds the cutback lanes and quickly hits the hole. Shows a burst and runs hard on the inside. Terrific third-down back/complementary runner for the next level.
4-5 Josh Boyd DT 97 3Jr
4-5 Addison Lawrence G 62 5Sr Quick footed, mobile zone blocking prospect that plays right tackle for Mississippi State but projects to guard on our boards. Fundamentally sound, plays with a large degree of intelligence and works hard. Effective in motion. Lacks the dominant strength. Solid zone blocking prospect.
5th Quentin Saulsberry G 55 5Sr Quick, explosive and hard-working blocker that shows ability in motion. Played guard last season yet projected to center by some. Potential zone blocking lineman.
FA Chris Relf QB 14 5Sr Athletic college quarterback expected to find a new position in the NFL.
FA Charles Mitchell S 4 4Sr Aggressive run defending safety that displays limited playing speed.
FA Brandon Maye OLB 9 5Sr Clemson transfer that looked like a potential star as a sophomore but watched his game slide off in 2010.
FA Wade Bonner S 7 5Sr
FA James Carmon T 77 4Sr Junior college transfer and that was used on the defensive line last season and is slated to move to offensive tackle this year. Developmental project with outstanding size.