It is quite an accomplishment to win a defensive player of the year award, in the Pioneer League Donald has three. He is prototypical size and strength for the Safety position, and has thoroughly dominated his opponents. Not only is he a playmaker at Safety, but he is also a very active special teams player. He currently has 538 career tackles, including 65.5 tackles for a loss.
School: Eastern Washington
This prolific Receiver has done almost everything he can do at the Collegiate level. He has broken career records for yardage, touchdowns, and receptions. Cooper has shown off explosive ability, polished route running and sure hands. Don’t sleep on this guy because he’s from a small school, he will be an impact player at the next level.
School: Jackson State
Markus has been a steadying force on the Jackson State Offensive Line. He gets good push in the run game, and does well in pass protection. Perhaps his biggest asset is his versatility, as he can play any spot on the interior. His move to Center was about as smooth as it gets, and it’s the position with his highest upside.
Another highly rated prospect for us is UTC standout Corey Levin. He has good size for either Tackle or Guard. Levin has a violent initial punch and used his feet to stay balanced. He’s a technician and even when he’s physically overmatched, he finds ways to win his individual matchup. He did well in his marquee bout with Alabama’s DT Allen, and made himself a couple bucks in the process.
School: Illinois State
Avaloy is a mountain of a man, who specializes in blasting bodies off the ball. He has NFL size and power, and does well in pass protection. His best fit at the next level is Guard, but he could play Tackle in a pinch. He was Second Team All-MVFC last year, and has been better this year.
School: Jackson State
Jones is a 3X All-American, and a very disruptive player. He’s very versatile, and could fit into any scheme. But, he seems tailor made for a 3-4 defense, and could play all four Linebacker spots. He has the athleticism to translate to the next level. He’s very dangerous coming off the edge and could fill a Vic Beasley (Atlanta Falcons) style role.
This ex-SEC Georgia transfer has the size that many NFL teams covet. His six interceptions this year stand in testament to his above average ball skills. He has good speed and footwork, and shows the ability to mirror Receivers. He has a lot of potential at CB, but will have a learning curve because of a late position change. He played WR until last year.
School: Winona State
Nelson has had an amazing career so far, racking up over 10,000 career passing yards and over 50 career passing touchdowns. He runs a pro-style offense, and has the arm strength to navigate adverse weather conditions in Minnesota. He could be a solid developmental prospect, but will have to adjust to the game speed of the next level.
School: Slippery Rock
Joe has been very good anchoring SRU’s offensive line. He has good size and functional strength to play at the next level. At times, he exhibits a mean streak and seeks out contact. He’s another prospect that could benefit from a year or two under the tutelage of an NFL position coach, but could end up being a very solid player.
The NFL trend at Tight end as of late, has been athletic playmakers that torch defenses over the middle of the field. Phazahn fits that mold perfectly, with freaky athleticism and his lengthy frame. He had a breakout year last year with 492 yards and seven touchdowns, and has looked solid this season as well.
School: James Madison
Abdullah has been nothing short of a work horse, bellcow back in his time at JMU. He has an NFL frame with above average burst and vision. He also has a nose for the endzone, currently holding the JMU career touchdown record with 33.
Tanoh has an elite blend of size and speed. He has very little bad weight on his 6’7, shredded frame. He is a raw prospect, but with the right development he could be an impact player at the next level.
School: Northwestern Oklahoma State
The NFL puts a premium on coverage corners, and Jordan is just that. Last year, he recorded seven interceptions and one was ran back for a touchdown. He has reasonable size for a Corner at the next level, and above average ball skills.
School: Winston-Salem State
Polite has been a consistent force on this offensive line. He uses his prototypical size and strength to dominate edge rushers in pass protection and the run game. He’s a very intriguing prospect at Offensive Tackle, and has the potential to kick inside as a Guard at the next level.