’14 Texans Draft Prospects: Armed Forces Bowl

Armed Forces Bowl

Nov 2, 2013; Birmingham, AL, USA; UAB Blazers quarterback Jonathan Perry (14) jumps over the goal line to score 2 points to tie the game and is hit by Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders defensive end Jimmy Staten (90) at Legion Field. The Blue Raiders defeat the Blazers 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

(The Toro Times will preview every college football bowl game, taking a look at the potential prospects in the bowl games that could be drafted by the Houston Texans in the May 2014 NFL Draft.)

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will take place at 11:45 a.m. EDT Monday where Middle Tennessee (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA will face Navy (8-4) in Fort Worth, TX. on ESPN.

Navy has zero players listed on the CBS Draft Board while Middle Tennessee has four players on the list, though none are projected to be drafted.

One player I want to profile for Middle Tennessee is defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, a 6-4, 323 pound red-shirt senior.

Staten is the 48th rated defensive tackle in the draft, as he was a 2013 honorable mention as he played in 11 games with 10 starts. He collected 30 tackles this season (1.5 tackle for loss) and two QB hurries.

He played 420 snaps in 2013, including 50 snaps against Marshall according to his bio page on goblueraiders.com.

Also on the list for Middle Tennessee are quarterback Logan Kilgore (6-2, 206), offensive guard Josh Walker (6-5, 323) and cornerback Drayton Calhoun (5-10, 187).

Other than those four players none are listed on the CBS Draft board before this game.

Topics: Armed Forces Bowl, Texans

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