Tag:Terrell McClain
Posted on: January 26, 2011 1:14 pm

Update- McClain on South, CB Carmichael sidelined

I reported last night that South Florida defensive tackle Terrell McClain was a late addition to the Senior Bowl.
It was presumed that he'd been invited as a replacement for injured Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea, who left the all-star game practices with a knee injurt after only participating in Monday's practice.

McClain, however, was not on the North team this morning. Scouts told me he'd been added to the South roster.

The North team was further depleted this morning.

Virginia Tech cornerback Rashad Carmichael was in sweats on the sideline throughout practice. Following the scrimmaging, I asked him what was bothering him. He told me that an old high ankle sprain (left) had flaired up. He is not expected to play in the game.
Posted on: January 26, 2011 1:05 am

Senior Bowl adds DT McClain, WR Sanders

Due to injuries to Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea and Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmond Gates, Terrell McClain and Jock Sanders were given a late invitation from the Senior Bowl, respectively.

The Senior Bowl organizers must be having a hard time locating prospects as late additions. McClain and Sanders are exciting enough athletes to perform well in Mobile, but their colleges make them geographically odd choices, as McClain -- from South Florida -- is expected to play for the North team and Sanders - from West Virginia - for the South. Sanders will join his former Mountaineer teammate Noel Devine on the South squad.

An MRI performed Tuesday showed that Paea had a partially torn lateral meniscus. Gates' injury was fortunately less serious. He pulled a hamstring. Both, however, will not be able to participate in the Senior, necessitating the moves.

What the 6-2, 305 pound McClain lacks in statistics (24 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three sacks) he made up for in recognition from his Big East foes, earning all-conference honors as an active, penetrating defensive tackle.

Like his teammate Devine, Sanders is smaller than scouts would like (5-07, 180), but he's dynamic and has proven both consistent and durable. He caught 69 passes for 728 yards and four touchdowns in 2010 and leaves WVU as the program's all-time leading receiver with 206 catches. He tied the WVU record in playing in 51 career games.

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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