Tag:DaQuan Bowers
Posted on: December 31, 2010 10:02 pm

My Favorite Draft Stories of 2010

The 2010 season has been overrun with stories of scandal, sanctions and distractions from the competition and passion that makes college football great.

So, with so much of the year focused on negative stories that occurred off the field, I thought it appropriate to highlight some of the positive off-field stories, as well.
The following are links to my 10 favorite draft stories of 2010.
Did I miss some? I hope so. Feel free to chime in with some of yours too.

These last four stories are obviously not as heart-wrenching or important as the first six. They do, however, serve as reminders as to what is right about college football in a year when so many devoted so much time to what is wrong with it.

On behalf of everyone at NFLDraftScout.com, have a happy and safe New Year!
Posted on: December 31, 2010 11:31 am

Meineke Bowl Preview - Clemson vs. South Florida

Watching college football on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day is a long-time tradition not just for fans, but also NFL scouts.

There are plenty of quality prospects to watch while getting ready for the New Year's Eve festivities. Here are the top prospects to watch in this morning's Meineke Car Car Bowl showdown between Clemson and South Florida, as written by Senior Analyst Chad Reuter.

Dec. 31
Meineke Car Care Bowl (Clemson vs. South Florida)
--Clemson DE DaQuan Bowers (6-4, 275, 4.64): Dominant strong-side junior defensive end leading the country with 15.5 sacks and ranked second with 21.5 tackles for loss.

--Clemson DT Jarvis Jenkins (6-4, 315, 4.98): Tall and strong interior presence capable of pushing the pocket and penetrating against the run (eight TFL).

--Clemson FS DeAndre McDaniel (6-0, 215, 4.54): Leader in the secondary has 12 interceptions while providing backup for senior CBs Marcus Gilchrist and Byron Maxwell.

--Clemson RB Jamie Harper (5-11, 235, 4.54): Among the best big backs in the country, Harper's value to NFL teams will be in his downhill running, surprisingly quick feet and soft hands. He's been characterized as Clemson's most reliable receiver by those close to the program.

--South Florida DT Terrell McClain (6-2, 310, 5.10): Wreaking havoc inside over the past three games with 11 tackles, 2.5 for loss.

--South Florida OLB Jacquain Williams (6-3, 218, 4.67): Tall, lean linebacker leads the team with 95 tackles, 9.5 for loss.
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