College Roundup: September 4

OREGON STATE VS. TCU AT COWBOYS STADIUM, ARLINGTON, TX, 6:45 P.M. ESPN

OREGON STATE

(1st/2nd-Round) #54 DT Stephen Paea, 6-1, 310 pounds, 4.95 seconds in the 40-yard dash, Redshirt-Season.

He was All-Pac 10 Conference first team in ’09, Paea is a disruptive forced on the interior of the Beavers defense with 84 tackles, 19.5 TFL and eight sacks in two seasons. He’s twice been selected as a co-captain of his team, after arriving in Corvalis following a pair of JUCO seasons. He’s a very talented athlete with a 500-pound bench press and a vertical jump of 30 inches. A native of Tonga, he was born in New Zealand and his dream was to play professional rugby. Paea is considered the No. 2 NFL prospect in the Pac-10 behind Washington QB Jake Locker. His last name is pronounced pie-uh.

(2nd-Round) #1 RB Jacquizz Rodgers (above), 5-6, 188 pounds, 4.49 seconds, Junior.

In ’08 he was the Pac-10 Offensive MVP, the first freshman to win that honor in conference history. Younger brother of OSU WR James Rodgers, he ran for 1,440 yards last year with 21 rushing TDs. Last year he was one of the few players in the country that scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and passing. His first name is pronounced juh-quizz.  

(4th-Round) #8 WR James Rodgers, 5-7, 188 pounds, 4.43 seconds, Senior.

Another All-Pac 10 Conference first teamer in ’09 with a school record 91 catches. He also set an Oregon State record in ’09 with 2,328 all-purpose yards, including 303 against Oregon. His career receiving numbers are 161-1,849 yards- 14 TDs. His kick return average is 24 yards and punt return average is 11.6 yards. Out of Houston, Rodgers is expected to graduate in December.

TCU

(3rd-Round) #61 G/T Marcus Cannon, 6-5, 358 pounds, 5.34 seconds, Redshirt-Senior

Cannon was first team All-Mountain West Conference at right tackle, starting all 13 games and not allowing a sack. He has 24 starts at right tackle in 39 games, but he’ll move to left tackle for his senior season. Caught the eye of scouts last year when he battled Clemson’s Ricky Sapp on the road. Massive in size, he’s surprisingly quick on his feet, which is why some NFL teams see him as a guard.

(4th-Round) #14 QB Andy Dalton, 6-2, 215 pounds, 4.94 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.

He was last year’s Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year and receiving votes in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy. Last year, threw for 2,756 yards with 23 TD passes. As a red-shirt season, he was named MVP of the Texas Bowl as a freshman and was the MVP of the ’08 Poinsettia Bowl, a one-point victory over Boise State. The Frogs first victory this year will tie him as the TCU starter with 30 victories, the school record held by Sammy Baugh. Good runner with the ball, no particularly big.

(4th-Round) # 96 DE Wayne Daniels, 6-2, 250 pounds, 4.79 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.

Last season was his first as a starter, and he had 5.5 sacks and 9 tackles for loss. He also added 50 total tackles and two fumble recoveries. He’s undersized to be an NFL defensive end, but like his teammate last year in Jerry Hughes, he’ll move to outside linebacker in the pros.

(5th-Round) #3 FS Tejay Johnson, 6-0, 208 pounds, 4.56 seconds, Senior.

Johnson had three interceptions last year for the Frogs and was fourth on the team with 59 tackles. During his time at TCU, Johnson has played both free and strong safety. He had 12 starts in ’08 as a strong safety. In 37 games, he has 113 total tackles, with 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles

(6th-Round) #85 WR Jeremy Kerley, 5-9 ½ , 190 pounds, 4.55 seconds, Senior.

Kerley was the ’09 Mountain West Conference special teams player of the year and he’s been all conference as a returner for the past two seasons. Last year, he averaged 14.4 yards on punt returns with two touchdowns and a 26.6-yard average on kickoff returns. He also caught 44 passes, to lead TCU in receiving. On top of that, he’s the holder on FGs and PATs. Kerley was a high school QB.

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