Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 12/18/2013 12:29 PM EST
LAS VEGAS BOWL, DEC 21
FRESNO STATE vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Draftniks will primarily be watching four kids on Fresno St side – Carr and the three receivers he throws to.
Fresno St QB Carr (#4, Sr, 6-3, 215, round 1): One can argue that Carr is statistically the best QB in CFB. He finished first in yards – a result of being second in passing attempts and a ridiculous 70% completion rate. He also finished with 48 TDs (1st), while giving up only 7 INTs and 11 sacks. He is arguably the best pocket-passing QB of the class. For team’s who do not believe in the QB who runs a lot, he would be the best choice. The only question mark on him has to do with being the brother of a QB that did not do so well in the NFL.
Fresno St WR Adams (#15, rSo, 6-2, 212, round 1-2): Carr’s favorite target caught 122 of Carr’s 600+ passes. Most notable stat is the 23 TDs he caught. Next closes number of TD catches is 15, by Oregon States’ Cooks.
Fresno St WR Burse (#1, Sr, 5-11, 180, FA): Caught 94 passes for 987 yards
Fresno St WR Harper (#3, rJr, 6-1, 182, FA): Caught 79 passes for 1011 yards and 13 TDs
Fresno St TE Jensen (#89, Sr, 6-6, 270, round 3-4)
Fresno St OT Wichmann (#73, Jr, 6-6, 311, FA)
On the USC side, Lee is the attraction.
USC WR Lee (#9, Jr, 6-0, 195, round 1): 50 recs for 673 yds. Half as productive this year as last. Always considered as a good route runner and very sure hands. YAC-capable.
USC TE Grimble (#86, Jr, 6-5, 250, FA): 23 recs for 248 yds and 2 TDs. 8 recs were in the last two games, for 74 yds. A TE who can catch. Not prolific but perhaps an upgrade to any of the Pats TEs not named Gronkowski.
USC RB Redd (#25, Sr, 6-0, 200, round 6): 81 carries for 376 yds; 10 recs for 45 yds. Potentially out of the game due to a knee injury.
USC OG Martin (#66, Jr, 6-3, 310, FA)
USC OT Walker (#70, Jr, 6-6, 300, FA)