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Cotton Bowl/Orange Bowl Open Thread, Community Scouting

The Cotton kicks off at 8pm EDT on Fox followed by the Orange at 8:30pm EDT on the four letters. Prospects galore

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

DK Note: This is obviously posting late - fourth quarter now. My apologies to David, who prepped this earlier.


In the Cotton Bowl, pay attention to:

Missouri - DEs Kony Ealy and Michael Sam, CB, EJ Gaines, and WR, L'Damian Washington.

Oklahoma State - CB, Justin Gilbert, DT, Calvin Barnett, S, Daytawion Lowe, and OT, Parker Graham

In the Orange Bowl, pay attention to:

Ohio State - LB, Ryan Shazier, CB, Bradley Roby, and RB, Carlos Hyde

Clemson - DE/LB, Vic Beasley, WRs, Sammy Watkins and Martivis Bryant, and QB, Tahj Boyd

And, use the Field Gulls Community Scouting Form



1. Comments on any special qualities - We know that PC/JS look for "special" qualities, things that jump out on film. Where do you see special qualities? Is it size? Speed? Length? Hands? Football IQ?

2. Comments on athleticism/build - If athleticism/build is the special quality, no need to reiterate. Apart from that, what's the prospect's athleticism/build like compared to peers at his position?

3. Comments on position fit with Seattle - Where does the prospect fit on Seattle's roster? Does he do what Seattle asks for at his position? Does he have position versatility? Is he a candidate for a position switch in Seattle (e.g., college OLB à Leo)? How does he fit on Seattle's current roster (quality depth, ST, potential starter)?