Talent Watch: Maaco Bowl

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22: Doug Martin #22 of the Boise State Broncos runs for yardage ahaead of Keelan Johnson #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State won 56-24. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Maaco Bowl had a lot of future NFL talent running around. When you see the final score, it's easy to see which team had the majority of those soon to be stars. Arizona State was out classed, along with out played. The Boise State Broncos won that game before it even started. Despite the game being completely one sided The stars came out to play. For Arizona State there was Vontaze Burfict, and Gerell Robinson. For Boise State, there was Shea McCellen, Nate Potter, George Iloka, and Doug Martin

Arizona State

Vontaze Burfict ILB: Burfict is a prime example of the kind of guy the Jets don't need on this team. The likes of him, would poison our team from within. His bad attitude on and off the field, has seeped into his teammates at ASU. They are following suite, and are just as unreliable as he is. Burfict was benched for the first part of the game for all his antics. When he finally made it on the field, he could only muster 1 tackle before he was yanked from the game for another unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Please Jets, stay away from him. His stats for the year are: 69 tackles, 7 for a loss, 5 sacks, and 3 passes broken up. The GGM Round Prediction: 2-3

Gerell Robinson WR: On the other end of the spectrum, Gerell Robinson is exactly the kind of player I want on this team. When just about every Sun Devil is being called for personal fouls, and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, Gerell handled himself like a professional. The game was over before it even got on its way, yet he continued to play his heart out on every single play, and it showed. The 6'4" 220 pound receiver finished the game with 241 yards receiving and a TD. He is a reliable, big receiver that is very much under the radar right now. He is one of my sleeper WRs. The GGM Round Prediction: 4-5

Boise State

Nate Potter OT: I'm not going to claim to be the best at scouting offensive linemen. Between technique, footwork, hand use, etc... I wouldn't know where to begin. What I do notice is when Potter keeps his QB clean, and opens up running lanes for his RB. Potter did both. In the running game, Potter was sealing off blocks like a pro. In pass protection, Potter kept Kellen Moore off the turf. He did get beat twice, but was bailed out by his QB. He would be a decent RT option for us in 2012. The GGM Round Prediction: 2-3

Doug Martin RB: This little guy really impressed me. He out shined QB, Kellen Moore, in my opinion. His running style is one that would fit in perfectly with the Jets. He reminded me of mix between Ray Rice and MJD. He has the quickness and agility to make quick cuts, and burst through holes. He has the strength to blow through arm tackles, and bounce off people like a pinball. He runs hard and fast, and can come out of the backfield to make catches as well. Last but not least, he is also an accomplished kick returner. He finished the day with 152 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 26 receiving yards, and 1 kick returned for a TD. His stats for the year are: 1299 rushing yards, 16 rushing TDs, 255 receiving yards, 2 receiving TDs, and 1 kick returned for a TD. The GGM Round Prediction: 2-3

George Iloka S: I didn't hear or see much from the 6'3" safety, but when I did, they were all good things. He started off the day blowing up a quick pass to the outside. He dropped the receiver for a loss. From what I saw, his coverage skills aren't bad either. ASU took a shot at Iloka in the end zone, but George wasn't having any of that. He had great position on the receiver to defend it. He was also used a little bit in the pass rush, blitzing from the corner position. He's quick for a guy his size. He might be the TE killer we need. He finished the game with 1 tackle, and it was for a loss, and a pass defended. His stats for the year are: 58 tackles, 3 for a loss, 1 FF, and 1 pass defended. The GGM Round Prediction: 5-6

Shea McCellin OLB/DE: McCellin had a strong game last night. He is absolutely someone we should be looking at. He has the size and strength to hold the point of attack, and break off of blocks to make tackles. He is a high energy player with a never ending motor. He reminds me of Brooks Reed from last year. I made the mistake last year, of thinking he was missing something. I was wrong. I don't want to make the same mistake with McCellin. SOmething McCellin does, that Brooks Reed was never really good at, was pass coverage. He dropped into coverage with great ease, and would stick with his man 20 to 30 yards down field. Shea is a very versatile player. He pulled out a sack near the end of the game on a stunt to the middle. He finished the game with 4 tackles, 3 for a loss, and 1 sack. His stats for the year are: 50 tackles, 12.5 for a loss, 7 sacks, 1 QB hurry, 1 FF, and 1 punt/kick blocked. The GGM Round Prediction: 2-3

Next bowl game to watch: Hawaii Bowl

Nevada VS. Southern Mississippi

Guys to watch: James-Michael Johnson ILB, Korey Williams ILB, Cordarro Law DE/OLB, Risard Matthews WR

When/Where: Saturday December 24th, 8 PM ESPN

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