Month: November 2016

Small School Prospects for 2017-Part 3


Donald Payne

Height: 6’0

Weight: 220

Position: Safety

School: Stetson


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.


Cooper Kupp

Height: 6’2

Weight: 205

Position: WR

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.

Markus Cook

Height: 6’3

Weight: 310

Position: Center

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.


Corey Levin

Height: 6’5

Weight: 305

Position: OT/OG

School: Chattanooga


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.


Small School Prospects for 2017- Part 2




Kyle Avaloy

Height: 6’5

Weight: 330

Position: OL-Guard

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.


Javancy Jones

Height: 6’2

Weight: 235

Position: LB/DE

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.


Brendan Langley

Height: 6’2

Weight: 193

Position: CB

School: Lamar


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.


Division 2



Jack Nelson

Height: 6’4

Weight: 225

Position: QB

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.


Joe LoSchiavo

Height: 6’3

Weight: 305

Position: OL-Center

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.

Small School Prospects for 2017-Part 1




Phazahn Odom

Height: 6’8

Weight: 250

School: Fordham


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.


Khalid Abdullah

Height: 5’10

Weight: 216

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 Kpassagnon

Height: 6’7

Weight: 290

School: Villanova


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.


Division 2


Jordan Norris

Height: 5’11

Weight: 178

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.



Jac’que Polite

Height: 6’5

Weight: 300

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.