Coming into today’s game Delone Carter was riding a wave of momentum. He drew rave reviews this week in practices and he didn’t disappoint when the lights came on. In his first carry he took it in in the end zone for a 16 yard score. The blocking was perfect, but Delone showed impressive burst to reach the edge of the defense. He’s built low to the ground with an NFL ready body. Solid performance.
Greg Lloyd Jr. looked really impressive. He has a nose for the football and he just doesn’t miss tackles. He’s a real thumper with great instincts. He may be limited a bit athletically, but in a 3-4 defense he could make a real impact. He was all over the field today. He certainly has the pedigree (son of former Pittsburgh Steelers great Greg Lloyd) and with his performance today I think he may have opened some eyes.
Matthew O’Donnell from Queens University in Canada is certainly the biggest prospect in the draft. At nearly 6’10 330 lbs he’s built like someone who should be posting up on the low block. His size intrigued teams enough to get him an invite to the game, but he just got abused. Overall it was a very poor showing, he was terribly outmatched. Maybe he will get a shot as an UDFA somewhere.
I just couldn’t help but feel sorry for Scott Tolzien. The poor guy was just running for his life all game long. Whether it was Kenny Rowe coming off the edge or Ollie Ogbu and Martin Parker creating havoc up the middle, Tolzien just had no time to make his reads. He doesn’t have much mobility and he has a tendency to hold onto the football too long, but I don’t think he had a fair shake today.
Speaking of Martin Parker, he’s got game. Being from Richmond you might expect him to shrink against tougher competition, but he shined. He was the most disruptive interior DLineman in the game and he looks like a potential 3-technique in the NFL. He needs to get stronger, but I like his ability as a pass rusher. He does a nice job shedding blocks. Great game for the small school DT.
Nathan Enderle looked like the best QB in this game, although I don’t know how much of a complement that is considering his competition. He threw a beautiful TD pass in the red zone. He throws well on the move, especially to his left, and he’s a solid decision maker. He has good size, solid mobility and he can fit the ball into tight windows. I think he deserves to be drafted in the mid rounds.
Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse
Martin Parker, DT, Richmond
Greg Lloyd Jr., ILB, UConn
Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon
Matthew O’Donnell, OT, Queens University (CA)
Scott Tolzien, QB, Wisconsin
Wes Byrum, K, Auburn
Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware