Friday, May 20, 2011

New Article Required for Leaving Moore Off Top NFL Prospects

In a list of the Top 100 NFL Prospects in the Class of 2012, famed scout Gil Brandt left Kellen Moore off.  Apparently he got flooded with e-mails about it and had to write another article because of it.  Don't see that often.

Thomas Byrd Named to Rimington Watch List

Boise State standout center Thomas Byrd has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List.  The Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top center.

Byrd has started each of the past three seasons but only earned first team All-WAC last year.  Boise State was second in the nation in total offense in 2010, averaging 321 yards a game, and only gave up .62 sacks per game, third best in the country.  Byrd and the Bronco line led the nation in fewest sacks allowed the year before, only allowing five.

Whereas Byrd stood out in the Mountain West, he'll have to battle that much tougher this season, as four Rimington Trophy candidates are from the MWC, third most nationally.

The winner of the award will be selected by determining the consensus All-American center from four existing All-America Teams: the American Football Coaches’ Association, the Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America.