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2012 NFL Draft - Scouting for Future Chargers: Bowl Games Part 11

Team Needs
Starter Starter Competition Depth Projects
Current starter is FA next year and has no surefire understudy Current starter is FA next year and has understudy or current starter is inexperienced One or more backups are FAs next year May need a new starter or backup after 2012 season

In case you missed it, I justified the most recent updates to the team needs list a few weeks ago when I scouted the last week of the college football regular season. There's a lot of unknowns until we know the extent of some injuries and any changes in management are made, so I'm not going to say much more about that. Instead let's go to the games.

(10-2) vs Virginia Tech
(11-2) Tuesday 1/3 5:30 PM PT (ESPN)
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA): Brady Hoke and the Wolverines head to site where his former team (SDSU) lost it's bowl game a couple weeks ago. Michigan is led by their dynamic QB Denard Robinson, but beyond that don't seem to have much in the way of elite talent, but still put up 10 wins. The Hokies' 10 win unit doesn't offer much more, but do have a potential 1st round pick in Junior RB David Wilson. They also have a very stout run defense so it'll be interesting to see how they handle a team like Michigan who had to 1,000 yard rushers. Another interesting matchup is the Michigan pass rush vs. the Tech o-line. That's a Wolverine strength vs. a Hokie weakness. If emerging star QB Logan Thomas can't stay upright, then Michigan should run away with this.

I'll go over the individual players after the jump.


BFTB Scouting Targets:
Player School Pos. Class Height Weight
Jayron Hosley Virginia Tech CB Jr. 5'10 175 lbs
Holsey has already made some noise about leaving early. Hard worker. Very lean and is already on the short side, speed doesn't look like it makes up for that either. Smart, instinctual defender that you won't see caught out of position. Good at recognizing routes and jumping them. Looks good in the backpedal and has that fluidity you look for. Elite ball skills. Don't look for him to help in the run game. (3rd round)
David Molk Michigan C Sr. 6'2 287 lbs
The Chargers have to figure out their Nick Hardwick situation and if they choose to draft his replacement in the mid rounds this is a guy with some of the same qualities. He's a vocal leader and smart player. He's not a mauler, but a guy who can pick up blitzes and stunts and use leverage to make plays. Has upside since he needs help with his footwork. (4th round)
Mike Martin Michigan DT Sr. 6'2 297 lbs
Martin's build is similar to that of Corey Liuget, but obviously judging by his draft grade he's not the athlete or playmaker that the Chargers DE is. His skill set (or lack thereof) as a pass rusher will scare away some 4-3 teams, but the Chargers could probably use him for depth at DE. (Mid rounds)
Danny Coale Virginia Tech WR Sr. 6'0 198 lbs
Smart receiver who could succeed as a slot possession guy. He's not that quick and he doesn't make catches away from his body, so he's a bit limited. If it sounds like I'm described a scrappy White guy, well um, yeah he's White. So, there's that. (Mid rounds)
Jarrett Boykin Virginia Tech WR Sr. 6'1 215 lbs
Excellent ball skills, uses his big hands well in traffic and snatching balls on the run. Good at jump balls. Not an elusive run after catch guy. Physical runner. Above average blocking skills. Has some trouble getting separation from defenders. (Mid rounds)
Jaymes Brooks Virginia Tech OG Sr. 6'2 309 lbs
Elite run blocking skills especially when it comes to first step quickness. He's not that much of a pulling guard though. Limited athlete so his blocking skills don't translate as well to the passing game. Good finisher. Dedicated worker. (Mid rounds)
Junior Hemingway Michigan WR Sr. 6'1 227 lbs
Bulky, injury prone and fiery WR. As with most mid round prospects he has his flaws. A little inconsistent catching the ball. His size is an advantage along with his speed and he can be a downfield threat by getting past a jam and quickly getting deep. (Mid to late rounds)
Daryl Stonum Michigan WR Sr. 6'2 197 lbs
Has character issues and has trouble catching the ball, but apparently there's some upside with him. Possibly a future possession receiver who can also return kicks. (Mid to late Rounds)
NFL Prospects:
Player School Pos. Class Height Weight
David Wilson Virginia Tech RB Jr. 5'10 205 lbs
Considered the #2 RB prospect behind Alabama's Trent Richardson should he declare. Home run hitter with his breakaway speed. Strong runner who can punish a defense, but is also elusive with some shake and bake to his game. Excels in the screen game. (1st round)
Player School Pos. Class Height Weight
Troy Woolfork Michigan S Sr. 5'11 198 lbs
Kevin Koger Michigan TE Sr. 6'4 257 lbs
Michael Shaw Michigan RB Sr. 6'1 187 lbs
Montavious Odom Michigan WR Sr. 5'8 175 lbs
Barquell Rivers Virginia Tech ILB Sr. 5'11 240 lbs
Justin Myer Virginia Tech K Sr. 6'0 212 lbs
Blake DeChristopher Virginia Tech OT Sr. 6'5 313 lbs
Eddie Whitely Virginia Tech S Sr. 6'0 186 lbs
Greg Nosal Virginia Tech OG Sr. 6'5 282 lbs
Chris Hill Virginia Tech CB Sr. 5'11 172 lbs
Dyrell Roberts Virginia Tech WR Sr. 6'1 186 lbs
Kwamie Battle Virginia Tech DT Sr. 6'0 300 lbs
Joshua Oglesby Virginia Tech RB Sr. 5'10 208 lbs
Andrew Laner Virginia Tech OT Sr. 6'5 280 lbs
Chris Drager Virginia Tech TE Sr. 6'3 257 lbs