So SI has released a gallery of who they feel will be the 35 most exciting players to watch this bowl season (LINK) and while there are some predictable names (such as Johnny Football at #1) they make one enormous glaring omission. Denard is nowhere on the list. It is going to be his final college football game and he'll have had a month to heal from his elbow injury. I have no idea what criterion they used for their list, but if Alabama's center can make it, how the hell did Denard not make the cut? Seriously, a center is more exciting than Denard's final game. What morons SI has on their staff, huh?
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."