Players All-Star Classic South Roster Preview

Yesterday we took a quick look at the North Roster and found 22 guys who we liked on that roster and today we have another 15 on the South Roster. This game has plenty of small school talent but also guys from bigger schools who should make some noise. It’s going to be an exciting game this year.

QB Aaron Corp, Richmond/USC

The former USC QB who has had a nice career at Richmond will come into Little Rock looking to make a big splash. He has a decent to good arm and will need to show he can make all the NFL throws, while also continuing to show off his athletic ability. He should have a lot of eyes on him this week.

QB Nathan Dick, Central Arkansas/Arkansas

The North squad may have had more D3 QB’s but the South squad is apparently determined to dominate with FBS transfers. Dick is a strong armed QB who was a highly thought of prospect at Arkansas before moving down to UCA. Dick has above average athletic ability and can throw on the run.

RB Brandon Bolden, Mississippi

Bolden who has struggled with injuries at times is finally healthy and when he’s healthy he’s good enough to be considered among the top backs in this draft. He has a very good short area burst that he uses to get through the hole and into the second level. Also a very underrated pass catcher.

WR/HB Brandon Bostick, Newberry

Every year there is a big tall small school WR who won’t run a good time or will raise plenty of questions about fit or ability to separate in the NFL. This year that’s Brandon Bostick who I think is actually more athletic than previous guys given this label. He catches the ball well, and has fantastic size.

OG/OT Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech

Former All-American OT who surprisingly will get looks at OG in this game according to their roster. We like DeChristopher’s size and athleticism on the outside. He may not be able to stick at LT in the NFL but I’ve always thought he could become a very good RT. Be interesting to see what he does on the inside.

OT James Carmon, Mississippi State

Former JUCO DT who switched over to LT this year and was actually very good before injuring his knee. It’s nice to see him in a game and I’ll be curious to see how the knee is holding up. He has long arms and great size for the position but he looked too top heavy on film and will need to show that he has the athleticism to stay with edge rushers.

DE/OLB Kendrick Adams, LSU

Adams was a guy who has always intrigued with his size and athletic ability but he has also been buried under the pure depth and talent that LSU had year in and year out. He made some plays this year and flashed his ability but for the most part he was not the impact guy I hoped for. He’ll need to pop this week to get drafted.

DE/OLB Dezman Moses, Tulane

Not many people know about this kid out of Tulane, he’s a terror off the edge and absolutely knows how to get to the QB. He rushes from both the three point and two point stance and runs a very nice arc. He closes quickly and hits very well. He needs to show some improved recognition skills this week.

DT Damon Harrison, William Penn

Harrison is yet another Small School guy who has big time ability and potential. He will come in looking to possibly be a 34 NT prospect and if he shows that ability off he should see his stock take a big rise. He’s got the right size and girth to plug holes as well as the strength to get off the blocks and make plays.

OLB/DE Aston Whiteside, Abilene Christian

This move strikes me as a little odd with Whiteside doing most of his work this week as an undersized OLB rather than at DE. He doesn’t have a great first step but he has some raw power and natural athletic ability. It will be interested to see how he works this week playing out of a two point stance.

ILB Jake Trantin, William and Mary

Trantin is yet another Casino Del Sol vet who has done the all-star circuit once and now knows what scouts want to see from him and can work on showing that this week. He needs to continue to show his ability to get through traffic and into running lanes. He is a good tackler who is a smart player but does he have the athletic ability to make it in the NFL?

OLB Sammy Brown, Houston

If you have followed me at all you know how highly I think of Sammy Brown is who an absolute demon off the edge. He may be a bit undersized but there is denying that he has plenty of speed and athleticism off the edge. He flies to the football and has made plenty of plays in both the run and pass game.

CB Jeremy Lane, Northwestern St.

One of the stars of the Casino Del Sol game, Lane will come in here and try to capitalize on the strong small school CB work that has been put in thus far this all-star season by guys like Josh Norman, Micah Pellerin, Janoris Jenkins, and Ryan Steed. If Lane can have a repeat of what he did in Tuscon he’ll be a great position for April.

CB/S Corey White, Samford

More of a SAF than CB prospect to us, White has good range and athletic ability. He’s not going to wow you with his numbers but he’s a guy who is consistently in the right place at the right time. He has good fundamental based tackling skills. I need to see him make more plays on the ball this week though.

S Tramain Thomas, Arkansas

Thomas was a guy I liked a lot coming into this season because of the way he plays the game. He’s an active SAF who can cover or play up in the box and he was a leader on that Razorback defense. Thomas has good size and range for the position and should be one of the most consistent prospects this week.

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, All-Star Games, Players Allstar Classic

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