Chris Steuber Journal
Posted: August 31, 2012
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Virginia Tech Athletics | Illustration by Chris Steuber
Logan Thomas will draw a large crowd from NFL teams on Monday night when he and the Hokies face Georgia Tech.
The college football season kicks off this week, and NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams will hit the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.
During the first week of the college football season, there are very few great head-to-head matchups; most are tune-up games for the coming weeks. But, there are still a lot of great prospects on display and NFL teams will be focused on them. Here is a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams, and the prospects scouts in attendance will likely have their eyes on.
*Denotes juniors; **Denotes redshirt sophomores
Eastern Michigan at Ball State
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts.
Prospects to watch: Ball State: ILB Travis Freeman, OG Jordan Hansel, C Dan Manick, CB Jason Pinkston, WR *Jack Tomlinson, QB *Keith Wenning; Eastern Michigan: QB Alex Gillett, CB, *Marlon Pollard, C Andrew Sorgatz.
Towson at Kent State
NFL teams attending: New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.
Prospects to watch: Kent State: OLB *Roosevelt Nix, OT Brian Winters, SS *Luke Wollet; Towson: QB Grant Enders, CB *Jordan Love.
Northern Colorado at Utah
NFL teams attending: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.
Prospects to watch: Utah: S *Brian Blechen, WR DeVonte Christopher, DT Dave Kruger, DE *Joe Kruger, CB Ryan Lacy, DT Star Lotulelei, LB *Trevor Reilly, C Tevita Stevens, OT *Percy Taumoelau, RB John White, QB *Jordan Wynn; Northern Colorado: LB *Clarence Bumpas, QB *Seth Lobato.
Villanova at Temple
NFL teams attending: Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.
Prospects to watch: Temple: C Sean Boyle, RB Matt Brown, QB *Chris Coyer, DE Marcus Green, RB Montel Harris, CB Maurice Jones, K Brandon McManus, OT Martin Wallace, DE John Youboty; Villanova: DT *Antoine Lewis, WR Norman White.
Boise State at Michigan State
NFL teams attending: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prospects to watch: Michigan State: CB Johnny Adams, OLB *Denicos Allen, RB *Le'Veon Bell, LB *Max Bullough, RB Larry Caper, CB *Darqueze Dennard, OT Fou Fonoti, DE *William Gholston, DT Tyler Hoover, FS *Isaiah Lewis, OG Chris McDonald, OLB Chris Norman, DE *Marcus Rush, TE *Dion Sims, DT Anthony Rashad White, CB Mitchell White; Boise State: WR *Geraldo Boldewijn, WR Mitch Burroughs, CB Jerrell Gavins, RB D.J. Harper, OG Joe Kellogg, OG *Charles Leno, Jr., TE *Gabe Linehan, OLB J.C. Perry, QB *Joe Southwick, CB Jamar Taylor, DT *Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe.
Buffalo at Georgia
NFL teams attending: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prospects to watch: Georgia: OG *Chris Burnette, CB Sanders Commings, OT *Kenarious Gates, DT *Kwame Geathers, DT John Jenkins, DT Abry Jones, DE/OLB *Jarvis Jones, WR Tavarres King, TE *Arthur Lynch, QB *Aaron Murray, LB *Alec Ogletree, FS Baccari Rambo, FB Richard Samuel, DE Cornelius Washington, SS Shawn Williams; Buffalo: CB *Najja Johnson, OLB *Khalil Mack, DE Steven Means, WR *Alex Neutz, RB Branden Oliver.
Miami (OH) at Ohio State
NFL teams attending: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prospects to watch: Ohio State: S *C.J. Barnett, FB Zach Boren, WR *Corey Brown, S *Christian Bryant, OT Reid Fragel, DT Garrett Goebel, OG *Marcus Hall, RB Jordan Hall, DT *Johnathan Hankins, CB Travis Howard, S Orhian Johnson, C *Corey Linsley, OT *Jack Mewhort, OG *Andrew Norwell, WR *Verlon Reed, CB *Bradley Roby, OLB Etienne Sabino, DE John Simon, RB *Rod Smith, TE Jake Stoneburner, DE Nathan Williams; Miami (OH): CB D.J. Brown, QB Zac Dysert, OT *Josh Harvey, WR *Nick Harwell, SS Pat Hinkel, CB *Dayonne Nunley, DE *Jason Semmes.
Appalachian State at East Carolina
NFL teams attending: Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers.
Prospects to watch: East Carolina: WR Dayon Arrington, DT Michael Brooks, OT *Grant Harner, LB *Ty Holmes, TE *Justin Jones, FS *Damon Magazu, DE *Matt Milner, CB Leonard Paulk, OG *Will Simmons; Appalachian State: LB Jeremy Kimbrough, CB Demetrius McCray.
Ohio at Penn State
NFL teams attending: Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prospects to watch: Penn State: OG *Miles Dieffenbach, DT Jordan Hill, LB Gerald Hodges, LB *Mike Hull, DE Pete Massaro, LB Michael Mauti, QB Matt McGloin, CB Stephon Morris, C Matt Stankiewitch, DE Sean Stanley, OG *John Urschel, FB Michael Zordich; Ohio: C Skyler Allen, CB Travis Carrie, WR *Donte Foster, OG Eric Herman, DT Neal Huynh, DE Tremayne Scott, QB *Tyler Tettleton, K Matt Weller.
Elon at North Carolina
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
Prospects to watch: North Carolina: OG Travis Bond, S *Tre Boston, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Erik Highsmith, OT *James Hurst, DE *Tim Jackson, DE *Kareem Martin, LB Kevin Reddick, QB *Bryn Renner, OT Brennan Williams, DT Sylvester Williams; Elon: WR Aaron Mellette.
Nicholls State at Oregon State
NFL teams attending: Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers.
Prospects to watch: Oregon State: OL *Josh Andrews, WR Jordan Bishop, OT Colin Kelly, QB *Sean Mannion, OT *Michael Phillpp, CB Jordan Poyer, TE Colby Prince, CB Rashaad Reynolds, LB Feti Unga, WR Markus Wheaton; Nicholls State: None.
Richmond at Virginia
NFL teams attending: Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers.
Prospects to watch: Virginia: OT Oday Aboushi, LB Steve Greer, DT Will Hill, RB Perry Jones, OT *Morgan Moses, TE Colter Phillips, LB LaRoy Reynolds, QB *Michael Rocco, WR *Tim Smith, LB Ausar Walcott; Richmond: TE Kevin Finney, SS Cooper Taylor.
Northern Iowa at Wisconsin
NFL teams attending: New York Giants.
Prospects to watch: Wisconsin: WR *Jared Abbrederis, RB Montee Ball, LB *Chris Borland, CB Marcus Cromartie, C *Travis Frederick, DE *David Gilbert, QB *Danny O'Brien, TE *Jacob Pedersen, CB Devin Smith, LB Mike Taylor, OT Ricky Wagner, RB *James White; Northern Iowa: RB **David Johnson, SS Garrett Scott, CB J.J. Swain.
Miami (FL) at Boston College
NFL teams attending: New England Patriots, New York Giants and New York Jets.
Prospects to watch: Miami (FL): OLB Ramon Buchanan, RB *Eduardo Clements, TE *Asante Cleveland, DE *Shayon Green, OT *Seantrel Henderson, SS *A.J. Highsmith, WR *Allen Hurns, RB *Mike James, OT *Jermaine Johnson, OG *Brandon Linder, CB Brandon McGee, QB *Stephen Morris, SS Vaughn Telemaque; Boston College: OT Emmett Cleary, WR *Jonathan Coleman, OLB *Steele Divitto, TE Chris Pantale, OLB *Kevin Pierre-Louis, DT Kaleb Ramsey, QB *Chase Rettig, WR *Bobby Swigert, OT John Wetzel.
Eastern Kentucky at Purdue
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prospects to watch: Purdue: CB *Ricardo Allen, LB Dwayne Beckford, RB Ralph Bolden, OG Peters Drey, WR Antavian Edison, DT *Bruce Gaston, CB Josh Johnson, QB Robert Marve, C Rick Schmeig, DT Kawann Short, QB Caleb TerBush; Eastern Kentucky: RB Matt Denham, OT Patrick Ford, WR Tyrone Goard, QB T.J. Pryor.
Colorado State at Colorado
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.
Prospects to watch: Colorado: OT *David Bakhtiari, FS *Jered Bell, OT Ryan Dannewitz, OLB Jon Major, DE Will Pericak, FS Ray Polk, DT Eric Richter, LB Doug Rippy, DE *Chidera Uzo-Diribe; Colorado State: LB *Shaquil Barrett, TE *Crockett Gilmore, OG *Jordan Gragert, RB *Chris Nwoke, C *Weston Richburg.
Central Arkansas at Ole Miss
NFL teams attending: San Diego Chargers.
Prospects to watch: Ole Miss: P Tyler Campbell, C A.J. Hawkins, OG *Patrick Junen, WR Randall Mackey, LB *Mike Marry, CB Wesley Pendleton, FS *Charles Sawyer, RB *Jeff Scott; Central Arkansas: SS *Jestin Love.
Hawaii at USC
NFL teams attending: Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins.
Prospects to watch: USC: QB Matt Barkley, CB Brian Baucham, OT *Kevin Graf, CB *Torin Harris, C Khaled Holmes, DE Wes Horton, OG *John Martinez, FS T.J. McDonald, RB Curtis McNeal, RB *Silas Redd, CB *Nickell Robey, FB *Hunter Simmons, SS Jawanza Starling, CB Isiah Wiley, WR *Robert Woods, SS *Demetrius Wright; Hawaii: DT Haku Correa, P Alex Dunnachie, CB *Mike Edwards, DE Paipai Falemalu, CB *John Hardy-Tuliau, OLB *Art Laurel, QB *Sean Schroeder, WR *Billy Ray Stutzmann.
Toledo at Arizona
NFL teams attending: Cincinnati Bengals.
Prospects to watch: Arizona: WR Dan Buckner, SS *Marquis Flowers, FS *Adam Hall, RB Greg Nwoko, CB *Shaquille Richardson, QB Matt Scott, FB Taimi Tutogi, DT *Justin Washington; Toledo: QB Austin Dantin, C *Zac Kerin, LB Dan Molls, QB *Terrence Owens, WR *Bernard Reedy.
Kentucky at Louisville
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans.
Prospects to watch: Louisville: C Mario Benavides, RB *Dominique Brown, LB *Preston Brown, CB Adrian Bushell, DE *B.J. Butler, OG Alex Kupper, DT *Roy Philon, SS *Hakeem Smith, DE *Marcus Smith, RB *Jeremy Wright; Kentucky: WR La'Rod King, CB Martavius Neloms, QB Morgan Newton, RB *Raymond Sanders III, C Matt Smith, DE Collins Ukwu, OG Larry Warford, LB *Avery Williamson, DE Taylor Wyndham.
Southern Methodist at Baylor
NFL teams attending: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prospects to watch: Baylor: CB Chance Casey, SS *Ahmad Dixon, DE *Tevin Elliott, QB Nick Florence, CB Demetri Goodson, K *Aaron Jones, OT Cameron Kaufhold, CB *K.J. Morton, TE *Jordan Najvar, WR *Tevin Reese, OL *Cyril Richardson, RB Jarred Salubi, WR Lanear Sampson, RB **Lache Seastrunk, C Ivory Wade, WR Terrance Williams; Southern Methodist: OLB Ja'Gared Davis, QB *Garrett Gilbert, DE Margus Hunt, WR Darius Johnson, FB Zach Line, LB Taylor Reed, SS Ryan Smith.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
NFL teams attending: Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins.
Prospects to watch: Virginia Tech: OT Nick Becton, WR D.J. Coles, DE *J.R. Collins, WR Marcus Davis, LB *Tariq Edwards, CB *Antone Exum, CB *Kyle Fuller, DE *James Gayle, DT Antoine Hopkins, DT *Derrick Hopkins, C Andrew Miller, OT Vinston Painter, WR Dyrell Roberts, LB Bruce Taylor, QB *Logan Thomas, LB Jeron Gouveia-Winslow; Georgia Tech: LB *Jeremiah Attaochu, DT T.J. Barnes, DE Izaan Cross, OG *Will Jackson, SS *Isaiah Johnson, LB **Quayshawn Nealy, RB *David Sims, RB Orwin Smith, CB Rod Sweeting, QB Tevin Washington, OG Omoregie Uzzi, CB *Louis Young.
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Chris Steuber has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for multiple media outlets over the last decade, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including: The Colin Cowherd Show, NFL Network's Path to the Draft and Daily News Live on Comcast SportsNet (Philadelphia)... full biography