2011 Bowl Season – Alamo Bowl


   Valero Alamo Bowl

   Thursday, December 29, 8 p.m. CST, ESPN

    Alamo Dome/San Antonio, Texas

Washington (7-5)

#1 RB Chris Polk, Redshirt Junior — 5-11, 222 pounds, 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Polk has not yet said whether he plans to leave school with a year of eligibility remaining. The NFL is very interested because he’s a strong between the tackles rusher who keeps his legs moving and bounces off tackles. In 39 games, he’s run the ball 749 times for 3,902 yards and 25 touchdowns. Worked as a kick returner in his freshman season and averaged 19.8 yards per kick return. As soon as he’s available, the NFL will select him in the first round.

#74 DT Alameda Ta’amu, Senior – 6-2 ½, 337 pounds, 5.2 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Very athletic mountain of a man, it generally has taken two opposing blockers to move him off his spot inside. In 50 games for the Huskies, he’s had 107 tackles, 16.5 TFLs and 7.5 sacks. He’s battled his weight throughout his career, at times getting close to 400 pounds. But in the last few years, he’s stayed under 350 and that’s increased his production. Scouts say he’s a second or third-round talent.

Baylor (9-3)

#10 QB Robert Griffin III, Redshirt Junior – 6-2, 220 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Heisman Trophy winner has not announced formally that he’s going to leave the Bears but there is nothing more for him to complete on the college level. Over 40 games, Griffin has thrown for 10,071 yards and run for 2,204 yards. He’s at 77 TD passes against 17 interceptions while scoring 32 times as a runner. He’s a great athlete with All-America status in track and field in the long jump and hurdles. RG3 is pretty good off the field as well, as he graduated a year ago with a degree in political science just three years after enrolling at Baylor. He’s a first-round prospect, more than likely among the top 10 to 15 choice and possibly top 5 depending on post-season evaluations.

#1 WR Kendall Wright, Senior – 5-10, 190 pounds, 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash – A top-notch athlete who arrived in Waco as a basketball player and played QB in high school, only injuries have stopped Wright during his Baylor career, and those have been few and far between. He caught at least one pass in every game of his college career; he finished with 295 catches over 49 games for 3,913 yards and 29 receiving TDs. In the 2011 season he caught 101 passes for 1,572 yards and 13 scores. Wright is a first-round prospect.

2 Responses to “2011 Bowl Season – Alamo Bowl”

  • December 29, 2011  - el cid says:

    RGIII, one good looking QB but who thinks Pioli would draft if he were available. Just not the type QB Pioli wants in a NE style offense. I just do not believe Pioli would go that way.

  • December 30, 2011  - Milkman says:

    Even if the Chiefs were picking high enough to draft Griffin, chances are they’d pass. So we can stop the wishful thinking right now when it comes to trading up for him or Luck. This franchise hasn’t had the guts to do anything like that for 50+ years. I don’t see a reason to think they will now. But, I guess we can dream, can’t we?

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