5 Prospects to watch in 2018: FCS Edition

Aaron Stinnie (James Madison OT)

Headed into the 2018 draft season, Stinnie is our top ranked offensive tackle at the FCS level. He was a very important part in last season’s National Championship run. He has smooth footwork and has some jolt to his initial punch. If you want to watch a next level battle, go back and watch the James Madison/Youngstown State playoff game. Stinnie matched up with current New York Giants defensive end, Avery Moss. In a back and forth battle, Stinnie eventually took over as the Dukes started to run away with the game.

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Chase Edmonds (Fordham RB)

Edmonds is an electric running back, that has the ability to take over a game. He’s elusive in open field, and has a second gear to pull away from defenders. The offense at Fordham will run through him next season. He currently hold the record in the FCS for rushing touchdowns (62) and rushing yards per game (142.8). Edmonds has another full season to add to these totals. If he stays healthy next year, expect him to be a day 2 selection.

Dallas Goedert is a dangerous receiving threat, and our top rated TE for 2018

Dallas Goedert (South Dakota State TE)

Goedert is a dynamic receiving threat from the tight end position and looks to have another extraordinary year. Last season, he torched defenses to the tune of 1,293 yards and 11 touchdowns. He can stretch the field vertically and make the tough catches in traffic. Pairing with teammate Jake Wieneke, expect South Dakota State to keep their aggressive passing attack rolling. Goedert is definitely one of the better tight end prospects in recent memory to hail from the FCS.

Jeremiah Briscoe (Sam Houston State QB)

Briscoe sports an NFL frame, at 6’3 and 220 pounds. He has the ridiculous production, that you want to see from an FCS quarterback. He had a record setting Junior season, throwing for 4,602 yards and 57 touchdowns. He ended up winning the coveted Walter Payton award, generally given to the best offensive player in the FCS. Briscoe has many of the raw traits you look for in a quarterback prospect, and he can really boost his stock with another big year.

2x First Team All-OVC selection, OG Justin Lea.

Justin Lea (Jacksonville State OG)

Lea is an absolute mauler at offensive guard, and looks to be our top rated interior lineman heading into 2018. He has great size, at 6’4 and 290 pounds. He has the frame to add more weight and keep his athleticism. He has a nasty punch, and has disciplined hand placement. Lea has been First Team All-OVC for the last two season, and will most likely be awarded another in 2018. If he continues to develop as a prospect, expect to hear his name called in the draft next year.

-Jason Tyrant is the Senior Managing Editor at cover32 for the Saints. He also works as the Scouting Director at Tyrant Scouting. Follow on Twitter @Jason_Tyrant

Contact at: JasonTyrant@tyrantscouting.com

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