Sugar Bowl – Ohio State vs. Arkansas

  • Allstate Sugar Bowl
  • Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans
  • Tuesday/7:30 p.m. on ESPN

Ohio State

Best prospect: #97 DE Cameron Heyward, 6-5, 288 pounds, 4.92 pounds, Senior – Statistically, the ’10 season has not been Heyward’s best, but that doesn’t seem to have hurt his evaluations by NFL scouts or among the teams that play him, as he was voted first-team All-Big 10 defense. Heyward had 42 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. In his junior season of ’09, he had 46 tackles, 10 for loss and 6.5 sacks. Over his 51 games in the crimson and cream, Heyward has 157 total tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles.

Best underclassmen prospect: #2 QB Terrelle Pryor, 6-5 ¼, 235 pounds, 4.48 seconds, Junior – Don’t think of Pryor’s NFL future at just QB; think of him at wide receiver. More and more teams have watched him handle the offense for the Buckeyes and believe that Pryor is out of position under center. He’s remarkable gifted as an athlete and able to run very well. Because of his size and running ability, scouts see him playing at another spot, this despite the fact that as the Buckeyes starting QB he has a 30-4 record. In 38 games, he’s produced over 8,000 yards in offense, throwing for 5,949 yards, running for 2,049 yards and picking up 24 yards in receiving. Overall, he was involved in 74 touchdowns.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #65 G Justin Boren, 6-3, 320 pounds, 5.24 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – Named to the second-team AP All-America team and the first-team All-Big 10 offense for his play during the ’10 season. Boren’s college career began at Michigan, where he started during his true freshman season in 2006 and was an all- conference honorable mention after starting all 13 games. He sat out the ’08 season in his transfer year and then won first-team All-Big 10 honors with 11 starts at left guard.

Other potential draft choices: #7 FS Jermale Hines, 6-1, 216 pounds, 4.59 seconds, Senior; #5 CB Chimdi Chekwa, 5-11, 190 pounds, 4.49 seconds, Redshirt-Senior; #51 OLB Ross Homan, 6-0, 228 pounds, 4.75 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.


Best prospect: #45 TE D.J. Williams, 6-2, 251 pounds, 4.59 seconds, Senior – He was named the winner of the John Mackey Award as the nation’s best college tight end. Williams caught 49 passes for 589 yards and four TDs this season and he’s the leading active receiver among tight end in college football, with 147 catches and 1,817 yards. He’s top-notch in character department, despite a tough upbringing where he, his mother and sisters escaped from their abusive husband and father who would eventually go to prison. He was named this year’s recipient of this year’s Disney Spirit Award given each year to college football’s most inspirational figure.

Best underclassmen prospect: #15 QB Ryan Mallett, 6-6¼, 238 pounds, 5.12 seconds, Redshirt-Junior – During media interviews before the Sugar Bowl, Mallett has said he’s not made up his mind whether he’s coming out early to join the 2011 NFL Draft. Scouts think he’s ready and it seems likely he would be among the first four QBs drafted. Mallett threw for 3,592 yards with 30 TDs and 11 INTs in the ’10 season. In the ’09 season, he threw for 3,624 yards and 30 TDs. He’s only the fourth QB in SEC history to throw for 3,000 yards and 30 TDs in back-to-back seasons. Mallett is a classic pocket passer with the size to withstand the pass rush beating. He began his college career at Michigan, started three games as a true freshman in 2007. But he transferred after Rich Rodriquez was hired.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #65 OT DeMarcus Love, 6-4½, 315 pounds, 5.18 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – Named first-team All-SEC for the ’10 season, as Love led a group that had a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher. The Razorbacks offense this year has set a number of school records. Love had started 29 consecutive games. Strong and athletic, there are a number of NFL teams that view him as a better guard prospect than a tackle. He’s played both positions during his time in Fayetteville. Durable and versatile – those are traits the Chiefs love.

Other potential draft choices: #4 SS Rudell Crim, 5-9¾, 209 pounds, 4.52 seconds, Senior; #1 OLB Anthony Leon, 6-3½, 228 pounds, 4.68 seconds, Redshirt-Senior; #73 OT Ray Dominguez, 6-4, 330 pounds, 5.38 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.

One Response to “Sugar Bowl – Ohio State vs. Arkansas”

  • January 5, 2011  - Justin says:

    Bob, crimson and cream? Scarlet and gray my man!

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