Golden Bears have intriguing prospects 

September, 18, 2009
Scouts Inc. will be in the Twin Cities this weekend for the California-Minnesota game, and we're excited to see more than just the brand-new TCF Bank Stadium.

My colleage Steve Muench broke down the intriguing perimeter matchup between Golden Bears CB Syd'Quan Thompson and Golden Gophers WR Eric Decker in an earlier blog entry, but there are a trio of California prospects who are also worth watching this week.

The first is DT Tyson Alualu, a 6-foot-2, 291-pounder who is a bit undersized to line up and anchor inside in the NFL. Aluala also lacks the quickness to be an effective edge rusher in a 4-3 system, so in our opinion his best fit is as a 5-technique (head-up/inside shoulder vs. offensive tackle) in a 3-4 scheme.