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Pike's performance against Pitt critical

Posted on: December 5, 2009 12:16 pm
Senior quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy earn most of the media attention and there are NFL scouts I've spoken to who believe one of them will be the first senior passer selected in the 2010 draft.

There are, however, a signficant number of scouts who feel Cincinnati's Tony Pike is the best senior prospect at the position.

To warrant this praise, he'll need to be impressive today in the snow, on the road at Pitt.

The undefeated Bearcats have not faced a defensive line like this one before. Pittsburgh's ability to rush four and still generate pressure on the pocket will force Pike to read the coverage quicker, meaning he may not be able to take as much advantage of deep threat Mardy Gilyard. Pike will need to show great poise for the favored Bearcats to pull out this win.

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