2017 Boca Raton Bowl Scouting Preview


new-marmot-boca-raton-bowl-logoMemphis Tigers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Tuesday December 20th
6:00 CST on ESPN


Memphis Prospects
#46 K Jake Elliott


Western Kentucky Prospects
#2 WR Taywan Taylor
#20 RB Anthony Wales
#76 LT Forest Lamp
#2 LB Keith Brown
#31 FS Branden Leston


While Memphis doesn’t have the star power, or really any draftable players, that they had last year with Paxton Lynch they are still a quality team that is just made up of young players. Western Kentucky on the other hand has two top 100 prospects in WR Taywan Taylor and LT Forrest Lamp. Lamp is a hot name who completely shut down the Alabama edge rushers with lateral agility and a strong upper body. While Lamp may start at tackle a move inside to guard is likely in his future and he’s already getting some Zach Martin comparisons (he’s more comparable to Cody Whitehair in my opinion).

Taylor isn’t likely going to get drafted as high as Lamp but he is a lightning quick which helps him create separation in and out of breaks and explode into soft spots in zone coverage. Taylor is a starting receiver in the NFL who can win outside or in the slot, not to mention as a likely punt returner. Just watching these two prospects is worth it alone.

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