College Open Thread: Pizza And Poinsettias

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With a couple dozen prospects in play, tonight is a key opportunity to get in some quality scouting.

Two games in the hopper tonight. Let's take a look:

Name Pos Yr School 3k's proj. round

Little Caesars Bowl; Detroit, MI

Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green (ESPN, 6:00pm)

Aaron Donald DT Sr. Pitt 1-2
Devin Street WR RS Sr. Pitt 4-5
Ray Vinopal SS RS Jr. Pitt 5-UD
Tom Savage QB RS Sr. Pitt UD
Jason Hendricks SS RS Sr. Pitt UD
Bryan Murphy DE RS Jr. Pitt UD
Todd Thomas ILB RS Jr. Pitt UD
Matt Rotheram G RS Jr. Pitt UD
Lafayette Pitts CB Soph. Pitt N/A
Darryl Render DT Soph. Pitt N/A
Tyler Boyd WR Fr. Pitt N/A
Jerry "Boo Boo" Gates SS Sr. Bowling Green UD
Alex Bayer TE RS Sr. Bowling Green UD
D.J. Lynch OLB RS Jr. Bowling Green UD
Matt Johnson QB RS Soph. Bowling Green UD
Jacob Bennett LT RS Fr. Bowling Green N/A
Logan Dietz RT RS Fr. Bowling Green N/A

This one's all about Pitt. While the scouting headlines center around Donald, Tyler Boyd's been phenomenal as a true frosh, already topping 1,000 receiving yards. Pitt has some work to do to re-tool for next year, but Boyd could be something special to put pieces around.

Also, keep an eye on Pittsburgh's Team Team. Real team player.

Name Pos Yr School 3k's proj. round

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl; San Diego, CA

Utah St. vs. #23 N. Illinois (ESPN, 9:30pm)

Kyler Fackrell 3-4 OLB/DE RS Soph. Utah St. 2-5
Tyler Larsen C Sr. Utah St. 3-5
Nevin Lawson CB Sr. Utah St. 5-UD
Zach Vigil ILB RS Jr. Utah St. 7-UD
Eric Schultz G Sr. Utah St. UD
Brandon Swindall WR RS Soph. Utah St. UD
Darell Garretson QB Fr. Utah St. N/A
Jimmie Ward SS Sr. NIU 4-7
Ken Bishop DT Sr. NIU 5-7
Jordan Lynch QB RS Sr. NIU 6-UD
Dechane Durante FS RS Jr. NIU UD
Boomer Mays ILB RS Soph. NIU UD
Aidan Conlon G RS Soph. NIU UD
Perez Ford OLB Soph. NIU N/A
Ryan Brown LT RS Fr. NIU N/A

Jordan Lynch will grab the attention, and rightly so. His last two seasons have been Heisman caliber. As an NFL prospect though, he leaves a bit on the table. He's got a shot to make a roster, but if you're here, you're looking elsewhere on the depth chart for NFL talent.

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