USC and UCLA might not be the most compelling game of the week, but all eyes will be on Los Angeles on Saturday. If UCLA pulls off the upset it will open the door for a new team in the national title hunt. David Fox breaks down the schedule so you don't miss any of the important action this weekend.[details]
Personal: All-state and offensive player-of-the-year...WPDE Area Player-of-the-Year finalist...Shrine Bowl starter; he had eight tackles in the game...led Lake View High in rushing, receiving, and tackles as a senior...rushed for 1,382 yards and 23 touchdowns...had 22 catches for 450 yards and four scores...had 145 tackles and 15 tackles for loss...extremely versatile, as he played linebacker, running back, defensive end, wide receiver, and punter...three-star prospect by Rivals100.com and the #37 outside linebacker in the nation...10th-best player in South Carolina by Tigerillustrated.com...played for Jewell McLauren...chose Clemson over Auburn, Georgia Tech, Maryland, N.C. State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest...born Anthony D. Waters on July 25, 1984...majoring in sports management.
The good: Waters is a powerful athlete with a strong frame. Prior to a season-ending knee injury, he had the speed to go sideline to sideline making plays. He is a fine competitor who has a good work ethic and has been diligent with his rehab to get ready for the NFL preseason. He had been very productive and durable, entering his final season with 22 consecutive starts. In pass coverage, he has the agility to drop into zones and the speed to match up against tight ends or backs.
The bad: Suffered a major knee injury in the 2006 season opener that required season-ending surgery. He is not to the point of working out for NFL scouts but hoped to do so in April. He can be slow to read the play and locate the ball that keeps him from making more plays. He allows blockers to get into his body too often and though he can win the physical confrontation most of the time, he fails to make the play due to late reactions. He can be stiff when asked to change directions in pass coverage and can be late reading the route.
The skinny: Waters looked like a probable top 50 prospect entering the 2006 season, but the knee injury and his level of development will push him to the second day. He has a chance to be the draft's best gamble there, though his team may not get much production over his early career.
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