2011 Bowl Season – Pinstripe Bowl

Pinstripe Bowl

Friday, December 30, 2:20 p.m. CST/ESPN

Yankee Stadium/New York, New York


Rutgers (8-4)

#70 G Desmond Wynn, Redshirt Senior – 6-5¼, 295 pounds, 5.1 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Earned second-team All-Big East Conference for his play at left guard, where he started all 12 games. He played right guard during his career. He missed 2010 spring practice as he recovered from shoulder surgery and suffered a knee injury early in the 2011 season, but he was able to battle through the pain. Scouts view him as a sixth to seventh-round prospect.

#91 DE Justin Francis, Redshirt Senior – 6-2¼, 275 pounds, 4.84 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Florida native has shown some athletic skills with the Scarlet Knights, including probably the game of his career this season when he had 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 tackles for loss and 3 quarterback hurries. Overall in 43 games – he sat out the 2008 season on a redshirt – Francis had 102 total tackles, with a dozen sacks and 2 interceptions. Right now the NFL views him as a seventh-round potential.

Iowa State (6-6)

#72 G Kelechi Osemele, Redshirt Senior, — 6-5, 347 pounds, 5.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash – A member of the All-Big 12 Conference first-team offense, the Houston native started 43 straight of the 49 games he’s played with the Cyclones. Over his time in Ames, he played a number of positions along the offensive line, but most of that was spent at tackle, both left and right. Osemele has been at left tackle since his junior season. He was slowed a bit with a right ankle injury that he suffered against Iowa early in the 2011 season, but did not miss a game. Raw product who needs plenty of coaching help and he must improve his work ethic as well. But just the raw athletic skills make him an early second-round prospect at guard.

#23 CB Leonard Johnson, Senior – 5-10, 202 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Coming out of Clearwater, Florida, Johnson earned All-Big 12 Conference second-team defense honors for his senior season, racking up 68 tackles 7 passes broken up, 3 recovered fumbles and an amazing interception in the Cyclones upset of then second-ranked Oklahoma State. Over his 49-game career in Ames, Johnson had 236 total tackles, 7 interceptions, 25 passes broken up and 6 forced fumbles. Early NFL returns put him in the second or third-round category.

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