2012 NCAA Bowl Schedule

This is truly one of my favorite times of the whole year.  The bowl games.  Christmas is right around the corner, there’s good food, family and friends.  I really am excited for it; and like always with the bowl games comes the opportunity for us to take a look at a good portion of this year’s draft class.  So I have compiled a list of some draftable prospects on each team so you can keep an eye on them while you watch each game.  (Note: I have not listed every single prospect that is eligible for the draft for the sake of time, but I tried to list all players that I believe have a shot at being drafted or signed.  Also this list includes some juniors that may stay another year in college so not all of these players will be in this year’s draft).  I have included notes on some of the prospects that I have spent extensive time scouting too so enjoy.  As always feel free to email me at clint@thefootballexpert.com Thanks and have fun watching football.

Gildan New Mexico
Dec. 15 1:00 pm
Arizona vs Nevada

Dan Buckner, WR
Kyle Quinn, C
Matt Scott, QB
Jake Fischer, LB



Duke Williams, S
Zach Studfeld, TE
Kerwynn Williams, RB
Kahlid Wooten, CB
Jeff Nady, OT


Famous Idaho Potato
Dec 15 4:30 pm
Toledo vs Utah St.

David Fluellen, RB
Bernard Reedy, WR


Utah St.
Kerwynn Williams, RB
Jumanne Robertson, CB


San Diego County CU Poinsettia
Dec 20 8:00 pm
BYU vs San Diego St.

Ezekiel Ansah, DE – Didn’t starting playing football until 2010.  Physical freak of an athlete.  Many project him to be drafted high.
Cody Hoffman, WR
Braden Hansen, C


Ryan Katz, QB
Leon McFadden, CB
Brice Butler, WR


Beef ‘O’Brady’s
Dec 21 7:30 pm
Ball St. vs Central Florida

Ball St.
Jason Pinkston, CB


Latavius Murray, RB


R+L Carriers New Orleans
Dec 22 12:00 pm
East Carolina vs UL Lafayette

Vintavious Cooper, RB


Harry Peoples, WR


MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
Dec 22 3:30 pm
Boise St. vs Washington

Jamar Taylor, CB
D.J Harper, RB
Michael Atkinson, DT
Jerrell Gavins, CB
Dan Paul, FB


Desmond Trufant, CB
Keith Price, QB


Sheraton Hawaii
Dec 24 8:00 pm
Fresno St. vs SMU

Fresno St.
Phillip Thomas, S
Robbie Rouse, RB


Margus Hunt, DE
Zach Line, RB


Little Caesars Pizza
Dec 26 7:30 pm
Central Michigan vs Western Kentucky

Eric Fisher, LT – Check out his scouting profile!
Jahleel Addae, S
Zurlon Tipton, RB


Andrew Jackson, LB
Quanterus Smith, DE
Alex Carder, QB


Dec 27 3:00 pm
Bowling Green vs San Diego St.

Chris Jones, DT
John Pettigrew, RB
Shaun Joplin, WR


Brice Butler, WR

Dec 27 6:30 pm
Cincinnati vs Duke

Dan Giordano, DE
Devan Drane, CB
Greg Blair, LB
Dominique Battle, CB

Connor Vernon, WR
Sean Renfree, QB


Bridgepoint Education Holiday
Dec 27 9:45 pm
Baylor vs UCLA

Terrance Williams, WR – First round grade
Tevin Reese, WR
Cyril Richardson, G
Nick Florence, QB

Anthony Barr, LB – First/Second round pick
Jonathan Franklin, RB
Joseph Fauria, TE
Cassius Marsh, DT
Datone Jones, DE
Shaquelle Evans, WR
Kevin Prince, QB
Jeff Baca, G


Advocare V100 Independence
Dec 28 2:00 pm
Ohio vs University of Louisiana at Monroe

Tyler Tuttleton, QB
Beau Blankenship, RB
Donte Foster, WR

Kolton Browning, QB
Brent Leonard, WR

Russell Athletic
Dec 28 5:30 pm
Rutgers vs Virginia Tech

Logan Ryan, CB
DC Jefferson, TE
Khaseem Greene, OLB
Mark Harrison, WR


Kyle Fuller, CB
Logan Thomas, QB
Marcus Davis, WR
James Gayle, DE
Bruce Taylor, LB


Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Dec 28 9:00 pm
Minnesota vs Texas Tech

MarQueis Gray, WR
Troy Stoudermire, CB
D.L Wilhite, DE


LaAdrian Waddle, OT
Tyson Williams, WR
Cody Davis, S


Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Dec 29 11:45 am
Air Force vs Rice

Cody Getz, RB

Tyler McHargue, QB


New Era Pinstripe
Dec 29 3:15 pm
Syracuse vs West Virginia

Ryan Nassib, QB – Good leader and playmaker.  Able to stand strong in the pocket and make good throws.  Has a quick release and a strong arm.  Lots of potential.
Shamarko Thomas, S – Good in coverage and very strong in run support.  Violent hitter.  Check out his scouting report!
Alec Lemon, WR – go to guy for Nassib.  Athletic and able to win jump balls.
Justin Pugh, OT


Geno Smith, QB – Loads of potential. Heisman candidate.  Most have a first round grade on him.  Could be the first QB taken in the draft.
Tavon Austin, WR – Dynamic playmaker for West Virginia
Stedman Bailey, WR
Jeff Braun, OT


Kraft Fight Hunger
Dec 29 4:00 pm
Arizona St. vs Navy

Will Sutton, DE
Cameron Marshall, RB
Brandon McGee, OLB


Gee Gee Greene, RB


Valero Alamo
Dec 29 6:45 pm
Oregon St. vs Texas

Jordan Poyer, CB – Check out his scouting report!
Markus Wheaton, WR


Kenny Vaccaro, S – So far the only safety that I have a first round grade on.
Alex Okafor, DE – Check out his scouting report!
Carrington Byndom, CB


Buffalo Wild Wings
Dec 29 10:15 pm
Michigan St. vs TCU

Michigan St.
La’Veon Bell, RB
William Gholston, DE
Dion Sims, TE
Johnny Adams, CB


Josh Boyce, WR
Stansly Maponga, DE
Blaize Flotz, G


Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Dec 31 12:00 pm
North Carolina St. vs Vanderbilt

NC St.
Mike Glennon, QB – NFL size QB, very impressive arm; throws a beautiful ball.  Stands strong in the pocket, good decision maker, leader.
David Amerson, CB
Brandon Bishop, S


Jordan Rodgers, QB
Kenny Ladler, S
Zac Stacy, RB
Jordan Matthews, WR
Trey Wilson, CB


Hyundia Sun
Dec 31 2:00 pm
Georgia Tech vs USC

Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB
Isaiah Johnson, S
Omoregie Uzzi, G
T.J Barnes, DT
Rod Sweeting, CB


Matt Barkley, QB – first round grade, could be the first QB taken in this draft.
Nickell Robey, CB
Morgan Breslin, DE
Robert Woods, WR
T.J. McDonald, S
Curtis McNeal, RB
Silas Redd, RB
Khaled Holmes, C
Wes Horton, DE

Autozone Liberty
Dec 31 3:30 pm
Iowa St. vs Tulsa

Jake Knott, OLB
A.J. Klein, LB


Alex Singleton, RB
Ja’Terian Douglas, RB


Dec 31 7:30 pm
Clemson vs LSU

Tajh Boyd, QB
Andre Ellington, RB – good receiving back, elusive, fast.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR – good size and speed.  Complete playmaker
Rashard Hall, S
Brandon Ford, TE
Malliciah Goodman, DE
Dalton Freeman, C


Kevin Minter, LB – had a very strong season.  Good run stopper, has experience in coverage.  Good hitter.  Stands out on film.
Sam Montgomery, DE – First round grade on him.  Strong prospect, strength stands out.  Great pass rusher.
Barkevious Mingo, DE – Very talented prospect.  First round grade. Also a gifted pass rusher like Montgomery.  Seems to make big plays at important times.
Eric Reid, FS – Violent hitter.  Very strong in run support.  Has good speed and reaction time.
Lavar Edwards, DE
Bennie Logan, DT
Michael Ford, RB
Spencer Ware, RB
Alex Hurst, OT
Chase Clement, TE
Zach Mettenberger, QB
Russell Shepard, WR


Heart of Dallas
Jan 1 12:00 pm
Purdue vs Oklahoma St.

Kawann Short, DT – Check out his scouting report!
Josh Johnson, CB
Caleb TerBush, QB


Ok St.
Joseph Randle, RB
Brodrick Brown, CB


Taxslayer.com Gator
Jan 1 12:00 pm
Mississippi St. vs Northwestern

Miss. St.
Jonathan Banks, CB – Check out his scouting report!
Chad Bumphis, WR
Cameron Lawrence, OLB
Gabe Jackson, G – very solid offensive lineman.  Sleeper prospect now, could rise up draft boards.
Darius Slay, CB
Corey Broomfield, CB


David Nwabuisi, OLB
Brian Mulroe, G


Capital One
Jan 1 1:00 pm
Georgia vs Nebraska

Jarvis Jones, OLB –I have a top 10 grade on him.
Alec Olgetree, LB – First round talent, good nose for the football.
Aaron Murray, QB – Strong armed QB with nice touch to his passes.  Probably will be draft in the 2nd or 3rd round.
Bacarri Rambo, S
Jonathan Jenkins, DT
Kwame Geathers, DT – underrated DT, Very strong and stout.  I like a lot of what I saw from him.
Tarvarres King, WR
Shaun Williams, S
Sanders Commings, CB

Brandon Smith, CB


Rex Burkhead, RB
Cameron Meredith, DE
Kyler Reed, TE
Spencer Long, G
Eric Martin, DE
Baker Steinkuhler, DT


Jan 1 1:00 pm
Michigan vs South Carolina

Taylor Lewan, LT – First round grade
Denard Robinson, QB
Roy Roundtree, WR
Craig Roh, DE
Jordan Kovacs, S
Fitz Toussaint, RB


South Carolina
D.J Swearinger, S/CB – Leader in South Carolina’s secondary.  Has skill could rise up boards this April.
DeVonte Holloman, OLB
Ace Sanders, WR
Shaq Wilson, OLB
Devin Taylor, DE


Rose Bowl Game
Jan 1 5:00  pm
Stanford vs Wisconsin

Chase Thomas, OLB
Stepfan Taylor, RB – Strong RB with good speed.
Shayne Skov, LB
Zach Ertz, TE
Trent Murphy, DE/LB
Levine Toilolo, TE
Ben Gardner, DE
David Yankey, OT
Sam Schwartzstein, C


Montee Ball, RB
Ricky Wagner, LT
Chris Borland, LB
Travis Fredrick, C
Mike Taylor, OLB
Jared Abbrederis, WR
Devin Smith, CB


Discover Orange
Jan 1 8:30 pm
Florida St. vs Northern Illinois

Xavier Rhodes, CB – First round grade
E.J. Manuel, QB
Bjeorn Werner, DE – First round grade
Everett Dawkins, DT
Lamarcus Joyner, S
Nick Moody, LB
Rodney Smith, WR

Jordan Lynch, QB
Martel Moore, WR


Allstate Sugar
Jan 2 8:30 pm
Florida vs Louisville

Mike Gillislee, RB – very solid RB.  Can run, catch, block.
Jonathan Bostic, LB
Matt Elam, S
Sharrif Floyd, DT – Stands out on film, strong and has a high motor.  I have a 2nd round grade on him.
Jordan Reed, TE
Dominique Easley, DE
Xavier Nixon, OT
Jelani Jenkins, OLB
Josh Evans, S
James Wilson, G
Jonotthan Harrison, C
Omar Hunter, DT


Adrian Bushell, CB
Hakeem Smith, S
Mario Benavides, C


Tostitos Fiesta
Jan 3 8:30 pm
Kansas St. vs Oregon

Kan St.
Arthur Brown, LB
Colin Klein, QB – Heisman Candidate
Chris Harper, WR
Nigel Malone, CB – Plays with good technique, could be a prospect to watch this April.


Dion Jordan, DE -First round grade
Kenjon Barner, RB
Kiko Alonso, LB
Kyle Long, OT


AT&T Cotton
Jan 4 8:00 pm
Oklahoma vs Texas A&M

Landry Jones, QB – I personally had a first round grade on him last year, but he disappointed this season.  Still I think he will go no later than the second round.
Tony Jefferson, S
Kenny Stills, WR
Lane Johnson, LT
Gabe Ikard, G
Demontre Hurst, CB
Tom Wort, LB
Javon Harris, S


Texas A&M
Ryan Swope, WR – Check out his scouting profile!
Damontre Moore, DE – Top 10 pick
Luke Joeckel, LT – I personally think he’s the best player in this year’s draft so far.  I have been highly impressed by him all season.
Jake Matthews, RT – Another Texas A&M offensive lineman that will go in the first round.  I have a top 15 grade on him.
Sean Porter, OLB
Christine Michael, RB
Dustin Harris, CB


BBVA Compass
Jan 5 1:00 pm
Ole Miss vs Pittsburgh

Ole Miss
Jeff Scott, RB


Tino Sunseri, QB
Ray Graham, RB
Aaron Donald, DE
Chris Jacobson, G
Jarred Holley, S


Jan 6 9:00 pm
Arkansas St. vs Kent St.

Ark St.
Josh Jarboe, WR


Kent St.
Brian Winters, OT


BCS National Championship
Jan 7 8:30 pm
Alabama vs Notre Dame

C.J Mosley, LB – playmaking LB that can rush the passer and drop into coverage.  He has a first round grade.
Eddie Lacey, RB – Extremely tough, instinctive and fast tailback.  His stock is rising fast.
Dee Milliner, CB – Some say the best corner in the draft.  He has a first round grade.
Chance Warmack, RG – one of my favorite players to watch.  Big, tough, strong lineman, he will go in the top 20.
Barrett Jones, C – one of the most versatile linemen in the country.  He’s also extremely tough.  He’s got first round talent.
Nico Johnson, LB
D.J. Fluker, RT
Jesse Williams, DT
Robert Lester, S
A.J. McCarron, QB
Michael Williams, TE
Anthony Steen, LG
Damion Square, DT


Manti Te’o, MLB – Heisman candidate, Top 10 pick.
Louis Nix, DT – First/second round grade
Tyler Eifert, TE
Theo Riddick, RB – Great playmaker for Notre Dame
Bennett Jackson, CB
Zeke Motta, S
Cierra Wood, RB
Zack Martin, OT
Braxston Cave, C