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Community Scouting the 2013 Bowls: Part 2, January Bowls

The January games featured a lot less chatter, but many more prospects, and Kevin Norwood introduces himself at the Senior Bowl.

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Which prospects did we in the Field Gulls community like, and which did we hate, from the 2013-14 college football bowl games? And how have those rookies fared in 2014? Well, the January bowl games feature mostly big-time programs with more prospects.

Note to community scouts: pace yourself; don't blow your entire allowance on pre-January bowl games.

Method: An unscientific re-visiting of the bowl game community scouting threads with screenshots, same as part 1.

As a refresher, here is the community scouting form.

Field Gulls Community Scouting Form

I’ll go game by game to see which prospects we talked about as a community and what they went on to do as NFL rookies (if they made it to that point).

Community Scouting Thread 6

(posted 1 January 2014)

Taxslayer.Com Gator Bowl

(Nebraska v. Georgia)

Heart Of Dallas Bowl

(UNLV v. North Texas)

Capital One Bowl

(Wisconsin v. South Carolina)

Outback Bowl

(Iowa v. LSU)

Rose Bowl

(Stanford v. Michigan State)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

(UCF v. Baylor)

Thread 6 Prospects

Not a lot of discussion about any one prospect. Not surprisingly though, a bunch of guys in these games ended up on rosters as rookies. A good number made team depth charts. See the table below, with starters in bold/italics.

Baylor – Ahmad Dixon, SS, MIN (7th/ps); Demitri Goodson, CB, GB (6th/CB3); Kevin Palmer, T, ARZ (UDFA/ps); Tevin Reese, WR, CIN (7th/ps); Cyril Richardson, G, BUF (5th/LG1); Laeche Seastrunk, RB, TEN (6th/ps)

Central FloridaBlake Bortles, QB, JAX (1st/QB1); Storm Johnson, RB, JAX (7th/RB3); Chris Martin, T, SF (UDFA/ps); Jordan McCrary, G, MIN (UDFA/ps); Justin McCrary, G, TEN (UDFA/ps)

Georgia – Arthur Lynch, TE, MIA (5th/ps); Aaron Murray, QB, KC (5th/QB3)

Iowa – Conor Boffeli, G, CHI (UDFA/ps); CJ Fiedorowicz, TE, HOU (3rd/TE3); Anthony Hitchens, OLB, DAL (4th/WLB1)

LSU – Lamin Barrow, LB, DEN (5th/MLB2); Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, NYG, (1st/WR1); Alfred Blue, RB, HOU (6th/RB3); Ego Ferguson, DT, CHI (2nd/DT2); Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN (2nd/RB1); Anthony Johnson, DT, MIA (UDFA/IR); Jarvis Landry, WR, MIA (2nd/SWR1); Craig Loston, SS, JAX (UDFA/SS2); Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN (6th/QB1); Trai Turner, G, CAR (3rd/RG1); James Wright, WR, CIN (7th/LWR3)

Michigan State – Denicos Allen, OLB, TB (UDFA/ps); Max Bullough, ILB, HOU (UDFA/IR); Darquez Dennard, CB, CIN (1st/CB3); Bennie Fowler, WR, DEN (UDFA/ps); Fou Fonoti, T, SF (UDFA/IR); Dan France, T, CIN (UDFA/ps); Tyler Hoover, DE, IND (UDFA/ps)

NebraskaJason Ankrah, DE, HOU (UDFA/LDE3); Quincy Enunwa, WR, NYJ(6th/ps); Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, NO (2nd/CB3); Spencer Long, G, WAS (3rd/RG2); Brent Qvale, T, NYJ (UDFA/ps); Seisay Mohammed, CB, DET (UDFA/CB2); Jeremiah Sirles, T, SD (UDFA/RT2)

UNLV – Jerry Rice, Jr., WR, WAS (UDFA/IR)

North Texas – Zach Orr, ILB, BAL (UDFA/ILB3)

South CarolinaJadeveon Clowney, DE, HOU (1st/IR); Bruce Ellington, WR, SF (4th/KR1/PR1/WR3); Victor Hampton, CB, NYG (UDFA/ps); Jimmy LeGree, CB, ARZ (UDFA/ps); Ronald Patrick, C/G, PIT (UDFA/ps); Kelcy Quarles, DT, IND (UDFA/ps); Connor Shaw, QB, CLE (UDFA/ps); Chaz Sutton, DE/OLB, TEN (UDFA/ps)

Stanford – Cameron Fleming, T, NE (4th/RT3); Tyler Gaffney, RB, NE (6th/IR); Ben Gardner, DE, DAL (7th/IR); Ryan Hewitt, TE/H-B, CIN (UDFA/H-B1); Josh Mauro, DE, ARZ (UDFA/LDE2); Trent Murphy, OLB, WAS (2nd/ROLB1); Ed Reynolds, FS, PHI (5th/ps); Shane Skov, ILB, SF (UDFA/ps); David Yankey, G, MIN (5th/LG2)

Wisconsin – Jared Abbredaris, WR, GB (5th/IR); Beau Allen, DT, PHI (UDFA/NT2); Chris Borland, ILB, SF (3rd/ILB1); Ryan Groy, C/G, CHI (UDFA/C2/G2); Ethan Hemer, DE, PIT (UDFA/ps); Dezmen Southward, S, ATL (3rd/FS2); James White, RB, NE (4th/RB2)

*How weird is it that Georgia had only one more NFL player in this class than UNLV? The Dawgs were very young in 2013. So I'm taking a shot. It just looks weird in print.

Community Scouting Thread 7

(posted 2 January 2014)

Alabama v. Oklahoma

Thread 7 Prospects

Cyrus Kouandjio, T, Alabama: Coming into the game there was some talk that Kouandjio could slide toward Seattle at the end of the first round. He wasn’t fantastic in the game for what it’s worth, and perhaps that contributed to his slide out of the 1st round, but knee problems put a serious dent in his stock.

Cyrus Kouandjio

Here are the guys on NFL rosters from that game.
Interestingly, none of us mentioned Norwood in the game thread.

AlabamaHaSean Clinton-Dix, FS, GB (1st/FS1); Adrian Hubbard, OLB, GB (UDFA/ps); Cyrus Kouandjio, T, BUF (2nd/RT2); AJ McCarron, QB, CIN (5th/QB2); CJ Mosely, ILB, BAL (1st/ILB1); Kevin Norwood, WR, SEA (4th/WR3); Jeoffrey Pagan, DT, HOU (6th/LDE2); Anthony Steen, G, ARZ (UDFA/LG3/LT3); Ed Stinson, DE, ARZ (5th/IR); Vinny Sunsieri, SS, NO (5th/IR)

Oklahoma – Aaron Colvin, CB, JAX (4th/CB2); Gabe Ikard, C, TEN (UDFA/IR); Trey Millard, FB, SF (7th/NFI); Corey Nelson, OLB, DEN (7th/WLB2); Jalen Saunders, WR, NO (4th/LWR3); Damien Williams, RB, MIA (UDFA/RB2)

Community Scouting Thread 8

(posted 3 January 2014)

Cotton Bowl

(Missouri v. Oklahoma State)

Orange Bowl

(Ohio State v. Clemson)

Thread 8 Prospects

I got that thread up late and we didn’t get much action in the thread. Lots of guys on rosters from these two games.

ClemsonBashaud Breeland, CB, WAS (4th, LCB1); Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT (4th/WR2); Chandler Catanzaro, K, ARZ (UDFA/K1); Tyler Shatley, G, JAX (UDFA/RG2); Brandon Thomas, G, SF (3rd/NFI); Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF (1st/WR1)

MissouriJustin Britt, T, SEA (2nd/RT1); Kony Ealy, DE, CAR (2nd/RDE2); EJ Gaines, CB, STL (6th/LCB1); Henry Josey, RB, JAX (UDFA/ps); Marcus Lucas, WR, CAR (UDFA/ps); L’Damian Washington, WR, DAL (UDFA/ps)

Ohio State – Corey Brown, WR, CAR (UDFA/WR2); Christian Bryant, SS, STL (7th/ps); Carlos Hyde, RB, SF (2nd/RB2); Corey Linsley, C, GB (5th/C1); Jack Mewhort, G/T, IND (2nd/LG1); Andrew Norwell, G, CAR (UDFA/RG2); Bradley Roby, CB, DEN (1st/CB2); Ryan Shazier, OLB, PIT (1st/ILB1)

Oklahoma StateCalvin Barnett, DT, CLE (UDFA/IR); Gary Shamiel, SS, CHI (UDFA/ps); Justin Gilbert, CB, CLE (1st/RCB2); Tyler Patmon, CB, DAL (UDFA/RCB2); Josh Stewart, WR, TEN (UDFA/IR)

Community Scouting Thread 9

(posted 6 January 2014)

National Championship Game:

Florida State v. Auburn

The talk really started and ended with Kelvin Benjamin, who appeared in mock drafts to Seattle deep into the off-season.

Florida StateKelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR (1st/WR1); Terrance Brooks, SS, BAL (3rd/IR); Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL (4th/RB3); Timmy Jernigan, DT, BAL (2nd/DT1); Christian Jones, ILB, CHI (UDFA/SLB1); Lamarcus Joyner, SS, STL (2nd/FS2); Jacobbi McDaniel, DT, CLE (UDFA/ps); Kenny Shaw, WR, OAK (UDFA/ps); Telvin Smith, OLB, JAX (5th/OLB1); Bryan Stork, C, NE (4th/C1); James Wilder, Jr., RB, CIN (UDFA/ps);

AuburnChris Davis, CB, SD (UDFA/LCB2); Dee Ford, DE, KC (1st/LOLB1); Tre Mason, RB, STL (3rd/RB1); Cody Parkey, K, PHI (UDFA/K1); Greg Robinson, LT, STL (1st/LT1)

Community Scouting Thread 10

(posted 25 January 2014)

Senior Bowl

Thread 10 Prospects

We had a LOT of wide receiver talk in this thread. Latimer, Streeter, and Moncrief got a lot more love. (Perhaps all the receiver talk should have indicated that this would be a special class.)

Kevin Norwood

You can really see where Norwood put himself on the radar screen for many Field Gulls readers with his performance at the Senior Bowl. One pretty obvious limitation of this community scouting approach is that a guy like Paul Richardson can slip through the cracks a bit. Colorado's season was over early. So he wasn't on many of our radar screens until the spring.

Still, if it's kind of interesting to go back and look at what we thought of various prospects at the end of last year's college football season. Specifically, what intrigues me is how we miss on so many guys who turn out to be very good, or at least solid contributors as rookies.