I think I may be hungover from all the scoring and lack of defense from last night's Alamo Bowl. It's hard to say Robert Griffin III had a bad game when your team scores 67 points, but last night wasn't RG3's finest game and the MVP had to be Bear's running back Terrance Ganaway, who finished the night with 200 yards and 5 touchdowns. Today the action heats up again starting at noon with the Bell Helicopter Bowl where BYU (9-3) will be taking on Tulsa (8-4). At 3:20 the Pinstripe Bowl begins from Yankee Stadium as Rutgers (8-4) faces Iowa State (6-6). The third game of the day begins at 6:40 and features two 6-6 teams, Wake Forest and Mississippi State, facing off in the Music City Bowl. Finally the day ends in Arizona with the Insight Bowl kicking off at 10PM with #14 Oklahoma (9-3) up against Iowa (7-5).
Tulsa Pro Prospect
G.J. Kinne, QB, 6'2, 234lbs: Kinne is an under the radar seventh round prospect. He's progressed nicely each year of his career with his quarterback rating and completion percentage improving throughout. This year he passed for over 2,800 yards and 25 touchdowns. A good game today and a solid appearance in an all-star game will be sure to help Kinne climb up some draft boards.
BYU Pro Prospect
Matt Reynolds, OT, 6'4, 305 lbs: One of the most intriguing prospects to keep your eye on today should be the Cougars' left tackle Matt Reynolds. Reynolds is a two-year team captain for the Cougars and has been the anchor of their offensive line. He needs to improve his run blocking, but he has the tools to succeed at the next level. Reynolds is likely to go off the board in the 4th round.
Prediction: I think the Cougars are a little more polished then the Golden Hurricane. BYU takes this one 28-23.
Rutgers Pro Prospect
Mohamed Sanu, WR, 6'2, 218 lbs: Sanu has some of the best hands and runs some of the most polished routes you will ever see on the college level. This year he set a Big East record with 109 receptions. Sanu also registered over 1,100 yards and 7 touchdowns. Sanu will likely be off the board in the early 2nd round.
Iowa State Pro Prospect
Kelechi Osemele, OG, 6'5, 337 lbs: Osmele is an intriguing 2nd round prospect at the guard position. He is very athletic for a guy of his size has a bit of nastiness to his game. He has the tendency to bend a little too much and also needs to work on his pad level at times. Nevertheless I think most Redskins fans would be more than happy to grab Osemele.
Prediction: Rutgers wins close to home 23-13
Wake Forest Pro Prospect
Joe Looney, OG, 6'3, 320 lbs: Looney is a 7th round guard prospect who is flying way under the radar. Looney is known for his vocal leadership, character, and size. He still needs to work on his technique and quickness, but I'd be more than happy for the Redskins to take a shot at him late in the draft.
Mississippi State Pro Prospect
Fletcher Cox, DT, 6'3, 295: Cox is a defensive tackle who has been shooting up draft boards lately, all the way to the first round. He's an underclassmen, but he'll likely come out for the draft this year. Cox has very active hands and is a strong pass rusher. To fit the 3-4 schemed he would be flexed to the defensive end position. Interestingly enough Cox will match up directly across from Looney today. Both have a chance to improve their draft value with a good game.
Prediction: The SEC Bulldogs are just too much for the Demon Deacons. Miss St takes this one 24-13.
Oklahoma Pro Prospect
Landry Jones, 6'4, 230lbs: Jones is still on standby in terms of his draft status, but still keep an eye on him tonight. A good or bad game could certainly sway his decision.
Iowa Pro Prosepct:
Riley Reiff, OT, 6'6, 300lbs: Many believe Reiff is the best offensive tackle prospect in April's draft. He will certainly be off the board in the Top 15. There is really nothing bad to say about Reiff, he is extremely athletic and excels in both the pass and rushing games. Reiff will be a tremendous pick up for whomever takes a high pick on the junior.
Prediction: Sooners roll 35-21.
Parks' Prediction Record: 11-3