A west coast match-up takes place in the island of Hawaii as Boise State, whose head coach recently took the reigns at Washington, faces off against Oregon State. The Beavers offer one of the biggest sleepers at the receiver position in the nation while Boise possess two terrific prospects from the line of scrimmage.
Brandin Cooks/WR/Oregon State: Cooks comes off a career season in which he nearly doubled his production, catching 120 passes in 2013 after 67 the prior year. Cooks found the end zone 15 times and amassed 1670-yards receiving. He’s a dynamic receiver often overshadowed by many of the headliners in the PAC 12 yet make no mistake about it, Cooks is as legitimate as any wide out in the conference. Expected to enter the draft, Cooks presently grades as a top 40 draft pick and it would not be a surprise if he lands in the closing stages of round one. 1st/2nd Round
Scott Crichton/DE-OLB/Oregon State: Crichton is another Oregon State junior rated highly in the scouting community. Athletic with natural pass rushing skills, Crichton gets a lot of pressure up the field, showing the ability to bend off the edge and pursue the action with speed. He’s a one-gap defensive end, outside linebacker type who should fit into the draft’s second day. 3rd Round
Demarcus Lawrence/DE-OLB/Boise State: Lawrence is similar to Crichton in substance and style. Another undersized college defensive end who plays with a large degree of athleticism, Lawrence shows terrific skills as a pass rusher while holding his own defending the run. Should he enter the draft (Lawrence is a junior) good workouts could push him into the third round. 3rd/4th Round
Charles Leno/OL/Boise State: A three year starter at both left and right tackle, Leno has been a consistent and reliable blocker for the Bronco’s. Relatively athletic, he’s effective on the line of scrimmage as well as blocking on the move. Leno, who projects to guard in the NFL, is well liked in the scouting community and offers starting possibilities in the NFL. 4th Round