HH Bowl Prospect Preview: Poinsettia Bowl

Last night's Beef O' Brady's Bowl was interesting to watch if you kept an eye on the prospects we highlighted yesterday. Marshall pulled the game out 20-10 over FIU, but T.Y. Hilton and Vinny Curry were certainly featured throughout the night. One of the questions surrounding Hilton was his size for the NFL (5'9, 180 lbs), but he showed his toughness and durability last night. Also, FIU seemed to focus their whole game plan away from Vinny Curry, truly showing how disruptive he can me.

Tonight is the Poinsettia Bowl will take place at 8PM on ESPN as the #18 TCU Horned Frogs (10-2) take on the the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech (8-4). TCU is a ten point favorite, so this game has the makings of a blowout, but there are still some pro prospects to keep an eye on from both teams this evening.

Tank Carder, LB, 6'3, 237lbs: Carder is one of the nation's toughest and most relentless players. TCU plays a quirky 4-2-5 scheme, but Carder will project as an inside linebacker for the Redskins purposes in the draft. Carder is your definition of a high-motor guy and he may be the nation's best tackler at his position. He does however need to gain some bulk to take the everyday pounding of NFL players. Interestingly enough, Carder nearly died in his teens when he was thrown out of a car during a crash, breaking his back in several places and nearly paralyzing him. He wasn't even cleared to play high school football until his junior year. In my opinion he'll be late 4th round guy, which could be a perfect place for the Skins to grab him with one of their two 4th rounders.

Lennon Creer, RB, 6'0, 213 lbs: Creer is a Tennessee transfer who has been the bell cow for the Bulldogs offense over the past two years racking up 410 carries, 2,019 rushing yards, and 19 touchdowns. Creer has had trouble in between the tackles his whole career and will likely have trouble again with the Horned Frog's staunch "front six". He does however excel in the passing game and with blocking, if he gets the ball in open space then he has the ability to take it to the house. If the Skins look to add runningback depth again in this year's draft then Creer could be a potential fit in the 6th round.

Prediction: TCU 27, La Tech 13

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker