Chris Steuber Journal
Posted: September 12, 2012
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Johnathan Hankins and Ohio State will host California on Saturday.
NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.
The first two weeks of the college football season didn't offer many great matchups, but Week 3 is a different story. There are some intriguing contests between top teams, and as always there will be plenty of great prospects on display for NFL teams to observe. 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
Rutgers at South Florida
NFL teams attending: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons (Director of Player Personnel David Caldwell), Houston Texans (Director of College Scouting Mike Maccagnan), Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins (General Manager Jeff Ireland), Minnesota Vikings (Assistant General Manager George Paton), San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams (Director of College Scouting Taylor Morton), Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans.
Prospects to watch: Rutgers: ILB Steve Beauharnais, WR *Brandon Coleman, OT R.J. Dill, OLB Khaseem Greene, SS Duron Harmon, WR Mark Harrison, TE D.C. Jefferson, CB Brandon Jones, CB *Logan Ryan, DT Scott Vallone; South Florida: ILB Sam Barrington, QB B.J. Daniels, DE *Ryne Giddins, DT Cory Grissom, ILB Mike Lanaris, TE Evan Landi, SS Jon Lejiste, RB Demetris Murray, OT Mark Popek, CB Kayvon Webster.
Washington State at UNLV
NFL teams attending: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos.
Prospects to watch: UNLV: DE/OLB *James Boyd, RB *Tim Cornett ; Washington State: SS *Deone Bucannon, OT *John Fullington, CB *Damante Horton, TE Andrei Lintz, DE/OLB Travis Long, OT Dan Spitz, QB Jeff Tuel, WR *Marquess Wilson.
Wake Forest at Florida State
NFL teams attending: Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
Prospects to watch: Florida State: DE Cornellius Carradine, DT Everett Dawkins, K Dustin Hopkins, DE Brandon Jenkins (injured), OLB *Christian Jones, SS *LaMarcus Joyner, QB E.J. Manuel, DT Anthony McCloud, DT Jaccobi McDaniel, OLB Nick Moody, RB Lonnie Pryor, CB *Xavier Rhodes, WR Rodney Smith, RB Chris Thompson, DE *Bjoern Werner, ILB Vince Williams; Wake Forest: FB Tommy Bohanon, WR *Michael Campanaro, WR Terence Davis, OLB Joey Ehrmann, CB *A.J. Marshall, CB *Merrill Noel, CB Chibuikem Okoro, QB *Tanner Price, DE Zach Thompson, DL *Nikita Whitlock, C Garrick Williams.
California at Ohio State
NFL teams attending: Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.
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; California: WR *Keenan Allen, CB Marc Anthony, DE *Deandre Coleman, C Dominic Galas, SS Josh Hill, QB Zach Maynard, DT Kendrick Payne, OG Brian Schwenke, RB Isi Sofele, OT Matt Summers-Gavin, DT Aaron Tipoti, CB *Steve Williams.
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, New York Jets (General Manager Mike Tannenbaum), Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins.
Prospects to watch: Pittsburgh: DT *Aaron Donald, TE Hubie Graham, RB Ray Graham, FS Jarred Holley, OG Chris Jacobson, WR Mike Shanahan, WR *Devin Street, QB Tino Sunseri, OL Ryan Turnley, CB *K'Waun Williams; 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.
TCU at Kansas
NFL teams attending: Cleveland Browns.
Prospects to watch: Kansas: SS Tunde Bakare, WR D.J. Beshears, CB Greg Brown, QB Dayne Crist, OT Tanner Hawkinson, FS Bradley McDougald, DE Toben Opurum, CB *Tyler Patmon, WR Daymond Patterson, WR Kale Pick, TE Mike Ragone, OLB *Huldon Tharp, ILB *Darius Willis, OG Duane Ziatnik; TCU: WR *Josh Boyce, OLB Kenny Cain, WR Skye Dawson, OT *James Dunbar, OG Blaize Foltz, DE Ross Forrest, C James Fry, RB *Waymon James, DE/OLB Stansly Maponga, QB *Casey Pachall, RB Matthew Tucker.
Western Michigan at Minnesota
NFL teams attending: Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings (Assistant General Manager George Paton).
Prospects to watch: Minnesota: ILB *Brendan Beal, OLB Keanon Cooper, QB MarQueis Gray, WR Brandon Green, CB Kyle Henderson, OT *Ed Olson, ILB Mike Rallis, OLB Spencer Reeves, CB Troy Stoudermire, FS *Brock Vereen, DE D.L. Wilhite; Western Michigan: QB Alex Carder, DE Paul Hazel, OT Dann O'Neill, FS *Johnnie Simon, CB *Lewis Toler.
Boston College at Northwestern
NFL teams attending: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
Prospects to watch: Northwestern: OLB *Chi Chi Ariguzo, S *Ibraheim Campbell, QB *Kain Colter, OT Neil Deiters, WR Demetrius Fields, OG Brian Mulroe, OLB David Nwabuisi, OT Chuck Porcelli, WR *Kyle Prater, DE *Tyler Scott, OT Patrick Ward, DE Quentin Williams; 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.
Navy at Penn State
NFL teams attending: Philadelphia Eagles.
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; Navy: RB Gee Gee Greene.
Northern Iowa at Iowa
NFL teams attending: New York Giants.
Prospects to watch: Iowa: DT Steve Bigach, DT **Carl Davis, WR Keenan Davis, C James Ferentz, TE *C.J. Fiedorowicz, CB Micah Hyde, OLB *Christian Kirksey, K *Mike Meyer, FS *Tanner Miller, ILB *James Morris, **Brandon Scherff, OG Matt Tobin, QB James Vandenberg; Northern Iowa: RB **David Johnson, SS Garrett Scott, CB J.J. Swain.
Eastern Michigan at Purdue
NFL teams attending: New York Giants.
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 Michigan: QB Alex Gillett, CB, *Marlon Pollard, C Andrew Sorgatz.
North Carolina at Louisville
NFL teams attending: Indianapolis Colts.
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; 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.
James Madison at West Virginia
NFL teams attending: Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
Prospects to watch: West Virginia: RB Shawne Alston, WR Tavon Austin, WR *Stedman Bailey, K Tyler Bitancurt, OG Jeff Braun, FB Ryan Clarke, OLB Terence Garvin, OG Josh Jenkins, C Joe Madsen, CB Pat Miller, QB Geno Smith; James Madison: FS **Dean Marlowe, ILB *Stephon Robertson, OG Earl Watford.
South Alabama at North Carolina State
NFL teams attending: New York Giants and New York Jets.
Prospects to watch: North Carolina State: OG Zach Allen, DB *David Amerson, FS Brandan Bishop, TE Mario Carter, DE *Darryl Cato-Bishop, RB *Tony Creecy, OT *Rob Crisp, QB Mike Glennon, OT R.J. Mattes, DE Art Norman, WR Tobais Palmer, DT Brian Slay, OG Andrew Wallace, RB James Washington, TE *Asa Watson, C Andrew Wentz, S Earl Wolff; South Alabama: ILB Jake Johnson.
UAB at South Carolina
NFL teams attending: Buffalo Bills.
Prospects to watch: South Carolina: CB Akeem August, TE Justice Cunningham, OLB DeVonte Holloman, OL T.J. Johnson, RB *Marcus Lattimore, CB *Jimmy Legree, QB *Connor Shaw, FS D.J. Swearinger, DE Devin Taylor, ILB Shaq Wilson; UAB: ILB Marvin Burdette, OG Chris Hubbard, K **Ty Long, WR *Jackie Williams.
Western Kentucky at Kentucky
NFL teams attending: Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins.
Prospects to watch: 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; Western Kentucky: OLB *Xavius Boyd, P *Hendrix Brakefield, SS **Jonathan Dowling, TE Jack Doyle, ILB *Andrew Jackson, OG Adam Smith, DE Quanterus Smith.
Bowling Green at Toledo
NFL teams attending: Miami Dolphins.
Prospects to watch: Toledo: QB Austin Dantin, C *Zac Kerin, LB Dan Molls, QB *Terrence Owens, WR *Bernard Reedy; Bowling Green: DT Chris Jones, P *Brian Schmiedebusch, CB *Cameron Truss, ILB Dwayne Woods.
Mississippi State at Troy
NFL teams attending: Dallas Cowboys.
Prospects to watch: Troy: CB T.J. Bryant, QB *Corey Robinson, RB Shawn Southward, SS Brynden Trawick; Mississippi State: DE *Denico Autry, CB Johnthan Banks, DT Josh Boyd, CB Corey Broomfield, WR Chad Bumphis, C *Dillon Day, OG *Gabe Jackson, OLB Cameron Lawrence, RB *LaDarius Perkins, QB *Tyler Russell, OLB *Deontae Skinner, CB Darius Slay, FS *Nickoe Whitley.
Sam Houston State at Baylor
NFL teams attending: Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans.
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; Sam Houston State: RB *Tim Flanders, CB Dax Swanson, ILB Darius Taylor, SS Darnell Taylor.
Florida Atlantic at Georgia
NFL teams attending: Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins.
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; Florida Atlantic: WR Byron Hankerson, DT Jimmy Jean.
Notre Dame at Michigan State
NFL teams attending: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.
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; Notre Dame: ILB *Carlo Calabrese, C Braxston Cave, TE, *Tyler Eifert, ILB *Dan Fox, OG Mike Golic, Jr., WR John Goodman, WR *T.J. Jones, DE Kaptron Lewis-Moore, OT *Zack Martin, FS Dan McCarthy, SS Zeke Motta, DT **Louis Nix, RB/WR Theo Riddick, OLB *Prince Shembo, SS Jamoris Slaughter, ILB Manti Te'o, WR Robby Toma, OG *Chris Watt, RB *Cierre Woods.
Western Illinois at Iowa State
NFL teams attending: New Orleans Saints.
Prospects to watch: Iowa State: OT Brayden Burris, OT Carter Bykowski, TE Kurt Hammerschmidt, WR Aaron Horne, QB Steele Jantz, RB *Shontrelle Johnson, ILB A.J. Klein, OLB Jake Knott, WR Josh Lenz, DT Jake McDonough, P *Kirby Van Der Kamp, FS *Jacques Washington, RB *James White; Western Illinois: CB Kieron James, RB Caulton Ray.
Ball State at Indiana
NFL teams attending: Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and St. Louis Rams.
Prospects to watch: Indiana: DT Larry Black, Jr., TE *Ted Bolser, K *Mitch Ewald, C Will Matte, DT Adam Replogle; Ball State: ILB Travis Freeman, OG Jordan Hansel, C Dan Manick, CB Jason Pinkston, WR *Jack Tomlinson, QB *Keith Wenning.
Utah State at Wisconsin
NFL teams attending: Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins.
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; Utah State: WR Matt Austin, DT Al Lapuaho, C *Tyler Larsen, CB *Nevin Lawson, OT Oscar Molina-Sanchez, RB Kerwynn Williams.
Colorado at Fresno State
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.
Prospects to watch: Fresno State: OLB Travis Brown, WR *Isaiah Burse, QB *Derek Carr, WR *A.J. Johnson, CB *L.J. Jones, RB Robbie Rouse, SS **Derron Smith, OLB *Patrick Su'a, FS Phillip Thomas, OT Austin Wentworth; 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.
Texas at Ole Miss
NFL teams attending: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants.
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; Texas: CB *Carrington Byndom, WR *Mike Davis, DT *Ashton Dorsey, WR Marquise Goodwin, OT *Donald Hawkins, OLB *Jordan Hicks, OL Trey HopkinsDE *Jackson Jeffcoat, DT *Brandon Moore, DE Alex Okafor, FS Kenny Vaccaro, OG *Mason Walters.
Brigham Young at Utah
NFL teams attending: Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders.
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; Brigham Young: OT Braden Brown, TE *Kaneakua Friel, OG Braden Hansen, WR *Cody Hoffman, ILB Uona Kaveinga, DT Eathyn Manumaleuna, QB Riley Nelson, ILB Brandon Ogletree, OG *Houston Reynolds.
South Carolina State at Arizona
NFL teams attending: New York Giants.
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; South Carolina State: FS Jakar Hamilton, RB Asheton Jordan.
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