2011 Bowl Season – Insight Bowl

   Insight Bowl

   Friday, December 30, 9 p.m. CST/ESPN

   Sun Devil Stadium/Tempe, Arizona


Oklahoma (9-3)

#28 OLB Travis Lewis, Redshirt Senior – 6-1¾, 228 pounds, 4.72 seconds in the 40-yard dash – One of the most honored defensive players in recent Sooner memory, Lewis was either first or second-team All-Big 12 Conference in each of his four season. An immediate starter when he joined the program out of Texas, he broke Brian Bosworth’s freshman tackle record of 144, while also earning All-Big 12 academic honors. He continues that play throughout his career, with only a broken toe holding him back in 2011. Expected to miss at least half the season with the injury, Lewis was out for one game. Over his 52-game career, he totaled 440 tackles, 29 TFLs, 6 sacks, 9 interceptions, 13 passes broken up and 4 forced fumbles. He was a team captain and has no known off-field problems beyond some academic problems that he overcame. The NFL likes Lewis in the second round.

#32 CB Jamell Fleming, Redshirt Senior – 5-10¾, 192 pounds, 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Academic issues dogged Fleming throughout his time in Norman, costing him two different springs and the help that would have brought to him. Not especially big or fast, but Fleming is physical against the run and he shows good reaction and quickness. He’s much more of a zone corner than man-to-man. In 50 games with the Sooners he had 162 total tackles, 6 interceptions and 21 pass broken up. Fleming earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team defense honors in 2011, but the previous season was his best with 71 tackles and 5 INTs. He’s viewed as a third or fourth-round talent who could move up with a strong showing in all-star games, combines and workouts.

Iowa (7-5)

#28 CB Shaun Prater, Senior – 5-9¾, 185 pounds, 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash – A first-team All-Big Ten Conference choice in 2011 by the conference coaches, he started all 12 games for the Hawkeyes and put up 46 total tackles, 4 forced fumbles and an 89-yard INT return for a TD. Over his 47-game career, he contributed 167 total tackles, 7 INTs, 19 passes broken up and 4 forced fumbles. Last year, the NFL advisory committee gave him a mid to late-round grade. After his senior season, that overall judgment around the league has moved up to tab him a second or third-round prospect.

#7 WR Marvin McNutt, Redshirt Senior – 6-2¼, 215 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team offense selection after his 78 catches for 1,269 yards and 12 touchdowns for Iowa over 12 games. McNutt was named the Big Ten Conference’s receiver of the year, for his 53 catches for 856 yards in conference games. His career total yardage at 2,815 and TD catches at 28 are both school records. At 166 catches, he’s seven away from capturing that career record for the Hawkeyes as well. When he first arrived on campus, McNutt was a quarterback, but made the shift to receiver and the NFL thinks that will pay off for him with a position in the third or fourth-round.

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