Category: Division II

Mid-Season Small School Position Rankings: RB

NFL 2011: NFL Draft APR 28

Senior Runningback Rankings

 

1. Chase Edmonds (Fordham)

2. Roc Thomas (Jacksonville State)

3. De’Lance Turner (Alcorn State)

4. Detrez Newsome (Western Carolina)

5. Martez Carter (Grambling State)

6. Jaquan Gardner (Humboldt State)

7. Anthony Philyaw (Howard)

8. Stacy Bedell (Stony Brook)

9. Trenton Cannon (Virginia State)

10. Lemonte Booker (Indiana State)

11. Daouda Sylla (Findlay)

12. Phydell Paris (Black Hills State)

13. Tucker Yinger (Dayton)

14. Chris Jones (Northwestern State)

15. Yahkee Johnson (Hampton)

16. Eugene Bethea (Southeastern Louisiana)

17. Brady Mengarelli (South Dakota State)

18. James Holland Jr (Colgate)

19. Kijana Amous (Stephen F Austin)

20. Harold Cooper (Rhode Island)

 

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Mid-Season Position Rankings: QB

NFL 2011: NFL Draft APR 28

 

 

Senior Quarterback Rankings

1. Devante Kincade (Grambling State/Ole Miss)

2. Chris Streveler (South Dakota/Minnesota)

3. Jeremiah Briscoe (Sam Houston State/UAB)

4. Kyle Lauletta (Richmond)

5. Peter Pujals (Holy Cross)

6. Hayden Hildebrand (Central Arkansas)

7. Tanner Garry (Slippery Rock/Youngstown State)

8. Luis Perez (Texas A&M-Commerce)

9. Connor Jessop (Shepherd/Virginia Tech)

10. Bryan Schor (James Madison)

11. Yianni Gavalas (LIU Post/Saint Ansalem)

12. Grant Kraemer (Drake)

13. Jordan Hein (Bemidji State/Northern Iowa)

14. Kevin Anderson (Fordham/Marshall)

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15. Tommy Stuart (Duquesne/Boise State)

16. Chad Kanoff (Princeton)

17. Michael Keir (Cal-PA)

18. Jake Sisson (Edinboro)

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19. Billy Pine (Hartwick)

20. Chas Stallard (Central Oklahoma)

 

 

 

2018 NFL Draft: Top 20 Small School Prospects (Mid-Season)

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Top 20

1.) Dallas Goedert (South Dakota State TE)

2.) Devante Kincade (Grambling State QB) *Ole Miss transfer

The Grambling State star shows a good blend of arm strength, touch and ball placement. He uses his legs to extend plays, and has the athleticism to hurt you on the ground.

3.) Aaron Stinnie (James Madison OT)

Stinnie, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior from Charlottesville, would become an All-CAA defensive lineman as a junior and a preseason FCS All-American as a senior. He accomplished that as an offensive lineman. NFL organizations are scouting Stinnie because of his blend of size and agility.

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4.) Nick DeLuca (North Dakota State LB)

DeLuca has been a mainstay for the Bison throughout his career. His size and instincts have many NFL teams interested.

 

5.) Tremon Smith (Central Arkansas CB)

Smith has the size that NFL teams covet at the cornerback position, and has developed into a lockdown player at the FCS level. He’s a large part of UCA’s success this year.

6.) Darius Jackson (Jacksonville State DE)

An unstoppable force for the Gamecocks, Jackson has the athleticism and ridiculous first step to make some waves at the next level. Routinely beats chips and double teams to apply pressure on the opposing signal callers.

7.) Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State WR)

8.) Marcus Martin (Slippery Rock DE)

“I don’t know that there are many of him at any level,” said Cal (Pa.) coach Gary Dunn, whose team lost to Slippery Rock, 47-44, in overtime Saturday, with Martin making a key sack in overtime. “He’s the total package. He plays nonstop.”

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9.) Brett Taylor (Western Illinois LB)

Taylor has been an absolute force for Western Illinois. He has great size and instincts for the position, and a motor that runs hot.

10.) Davontae Harris (Illinois State CB)

11.) Chase Edmonds (Fordham RB)

Edmonds is the most prolific runner in the FCS right now. He has the speed, burst and vision to make an NFL roster.

 

12.) Tyshon Mosley (Portland State G) *Utah State transfer

Mosley has been having a very underrated season this year. He generates good drive in the run game, and has the athletic ability to match up with quicker interior defenders.

13.) Charles Holland (Tiffin WR)

14.) Brandon Parker (North Carolina A&T T)

Parker is a highly regarded tackle prospect, and a good blend of size and athleticism. He could be a late round selection in the draft next year.

15.) Max Redfield (IUP S) *Notre Dame transfer

The Notre Dame transfer has played well since stepping on the field for IUP, and his time as a starter for an FBS program will get him looks from NFL organizations.

16.) Mike Basile (Monmouth S)

17) Chris Streveler (South Dakota QB) *Minnesota transfer

Streveler has been making a case for himself this year, leading South Dakota to an undefeated record. He’s a dual threat quarterback and has been racking up some gaudy stats.

18.) Roc Thomas (Jacksonville State RB) *Auburn transfer

Roc Thomas has shown us the ability that had him recruited to Auburn. He has is a homerun threat whenever he touches the ball, and is elusive in the open field.

19.) Sione Teuhema (Southeastern Louisiana DE) *LSU transfer

20.) Jeremiah Briscoe (Sam Houston State QB) *UAB transfer

Briscoe has had ridiculous production throughout his career at Sam Houston State. He can really sling the ball around. He has been highly touted by small school draft media.

 

Honorable mentions:

Travon Blanchard (Texas A&M-Commerce LB/S)

P.J Hall (Sam Houston State DE)

Nate Tanguay (North Dakota State DT)

Jake Krause (Bemidji State G)

Luis Perez (Texas A&M-Commerce QB)

Justin Lea (Jacksonville State G)

Andrew Vollert (Weber State TE)

Ebenezer Ogundeko (Tennessee State DE)

Alex Cappa (Humboldt State T)

Randin Crecilius (Portland State T)

Anthony Ellis (Charleston Southern DE)

Peter Pujals (Holycross QB)

Keon Roman (Kennesaw State S)

Chad Meredith (SEMO DE)

De’Lance Turner (Alcorn State RB)

Justin Watson (Penn WR)

James Okike (Wesley WR)

Ian Park (Slippery Rock G)

Taylor Nikithser (Cal-PA C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Small School Draft: Top 20 Results

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Summary

Taking a look at our top 20 players from last year’s pre-draft, small school big board. And our results are in.

 

11 players made the final 53 man rosters on their team

1 player retired with an opportunity to play, to pursue a coaching career

1 player is designated as a non football injury and eligible to return Week 8

2 players ended their season on IR

5 players waived by their team

 

 

The Prospects

1. Derek Rivers (Youngstown State EDGE) *drafted 3rd Rd 83rd overall to the New England Patriots–Season Ending IR (ACL)

2. Adam Shaheen (Division II Ashland TE) *drafted 2nd Rd 45th overall to the Chicago Bears–Made the 53 Man Roster

3. Julien Davenport (Bucknell OT) *drafted 4th Rd 130th overall to the Houston Texans–Made the 53 Man Roster

4. Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington WR) *drafted 3rd Rd 69th overall to the LA Rams–Made the 53 Man Roster

5. Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova DE) *drafted 2nd Rd 59th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs–Made the 53 Man Roster

6. Jordan Morgan (Division II Kutztown OG) *drafted 5th Rd 147th overall to the Chicago Bears–Season Ending IR (Shoulder)

7. Corey Levin (UT Chattanooga OG) *drafted 6th Rd 217th overall to the Tennessee Titans–Made the 53 Man Roster

8. Lorenzo Jerome (Saint Francis FS) *Signed as UDFA with San Francisco 49ers–Made the 53 Man Roster

9. Brendan Langley (Lamar CB) *drafted 3rd Rd 101st overall to the Denver Broncos–Made the 53 Man Roster

10. Jessamen Dunker (Tennessee State OG) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Giants–Waived by the Giants

11. Ezra Robinson (Tennessee State CB) *Signed as UDFA with the Jacksonville Jaguars–Waived by the Jaguars

12. Javancy Jones (Jackson State LB) *Signed as UDFA with the Arizona Cardinals–Retired to pursue a coaching career

13. Chad Williams (Grambling State WR) * drafted 3rd Rd 98th overall to the Arizona Cardinals–Made the 53 Man Roster

14. Keionta Davis (UT Chattanooga)*Signed as UDFA with the New England Patriots–Designated non football injury and eligible to return in 8 weeks

15. Roderick Henderson (Alabama State NT) *Signed as UDFA with the Tennessee Titans–Waived by the Titans

16. Javarious Leamon (South Carolina State OT) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Jets–Waived by the Jets

17. Kendrick Bourne (Eastern Washington WR) *Signed as UDFA with the San Francisco 49ers–Made the 53 Man Roster

18. Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington EDGE) *drafted 4th Rd 125th overall to the LA Rams–Made the 53 Man Roster

19. Jylan Ware (Alabama State OT) *drafted 7th Rd 231st overall to the Oakland Raiders–Made the 53 Man Roster

20. Ethan Cooper (Division II IUP OG) *Signed as UDFA with the Pittsburgh Steelers–Waived by the Steelers

Divivsion II All Americans: Pre-Season

 

First Team

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Our First Team All American Signal Caller, Edinboro’s Jake Sisson.
QB Jake Sisson Edinboro Sr
RB Marty Carter Grand Valley Sr
WR Brody Oliver Colorado Mines Sr
WR Damon Gibson MSU Moorhead Sr
TE Tanner Hudson Southern Arkansas Sr
OT Jared Machorro Texas A&M Commerce Sr
OG Lavonte Hights Shepherd Sr
C Taylor Nikithser Cal-Pa Sr
OG Nolan Folkert Minnesota Duluth Sr
OT Alex Cappa Humboldt St Sr
DE Marcus Martin Slippery Rock Sr
DT Brandon Jones Texas A&M Kingsville Jr
DT Demetrius Farmer Ohio Dominican Sr
DE Darion Simmons McKendree Sr
LB Kyle Kitchens Catawba Sr
LB Osband Thompson Tuskegee Sr
LB Luke Hrapchak Cal-Pa Sr
DB Drew Hebel Black Hills St Jr
DB Bakari Triggs Lindenwood Sr
DB Carlo Thomas Johnson Smith Sr
DB Tavierre Thomas Ferris St Sr
K Joel Carlo Southeastern Oklahoma Jr
P Carter Anchors Pittsburgh State Jr
Ret Ta’Nauz Gregory Edinboro So

Second Team

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North Alabama WR Dre Hall
QB Bart Williams Grand Valley State Jr
RB Romello Brown Wayne State Sr
WR Trey Brock Hillsdale Jr
WR Dre-Antae Hall North Alabama Sr
TE Erik Fuller Minnesota State Sr
OT Craig McCorkle Cal-Pa So
OG Tommy Richardson Wayne State Sr
C Jeff Arnold Indiana-Pa So
OG Joe Hillin Mars Hill Sr
OT Brandon Schindler Bemidji State Sr
DE Zach Sieler Ferris State Sr
DT Dre Greer Minnesota Duluth Jr
DT Jemal Averette Indiana-Pa Sr
DE Myles Humphrey Shepherd Sr
LB Kevin Haynes Central Washington Sr
LB Camnik Campbell East Central Sr
LB David Smith Morehouse Sr
DB Gregory Hines Livingstone Sr
DB Peter Thorbahn Bentley So
DB Travis Tidwell Michigan Tech So
DB Kevin Coffie West Virginia State Sr
K Kevin Henke North Alabama Sr
P Jonathan King Carson-Newman So
Ret Marvelle Ross Notre Dame (OH) Jr

Tyrant Scouting News

Division III Pre Season All-Americans

Central Arkansas Roster Breakdown

Big Board Aftermath: How did we do?

QB position rankings:FCS, Division II, and Division III


Small School Big Board: The Aftermath

Top 100 

1. Derek Rivers (Youngstown State EDGE) *drafted 3rd Rd 83rd overall to the New England Patriots

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New England rookie Derek Rivers looks to make a huge impact as an early starter.

 

Though Rivers was the second player off the board, he goes to the best situation. He has an excellent defensive coordinator in Matt Patricia, that will put Rivers in the best positions to succeed. He could go from Youngstown State to being a Super Bowl winner in one season.

-Jason Tyrant

2. Adam Shaheen (Division II Ashland TE) *drafted 2nd Rd 45th overall to the Chicago Bears

3. Julien Davenport (Bucknell OT) *drafted 4th Rd 130th overall to the Houston Texans

4. Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington WR) *drafted 3rd Rd 69th overall to the LA Rams

5. Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova DE) *drafted 2nd Rd 59th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs

6. Jordan Morgan (Division II Kutztown OG) *drafted 5th Rd 147th overall to the Chicago Bears

With a little polish and refining, Jordan can be an absolute steal. He shows promise as a mauling run blocker and will fight for starting time soon.

-Jason Tyrant

 

7. Corey Levin (UT Chattanooga OG) *drafted 6th Rd 217th overall to the Tennessee Titans

8. Lorenzo Jerome (Saint Francis FS) *Signed as UDFA with San Francisco 49ers

9. Brendan Langley (Lamar CB) *drafted 3rd Rd 101st overall to the Denver Broncos

10. Jessamen Dunker (Tennessee State OG) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Giants

11. Ezra Robinson (Tennessee State CB) *Signed as UDFA with the Jacksonville Jaguars

12. Javancy Jones (Jackson State LB) *Signed as UDFA with the Arizona Cardinals

Jones is a fierce competitor with a chance to stick on the Cardinal’s 53 man roster. He’s a versatile player, with a quick first step. Look for some splash plays to secure his spot.

-Jason Tyrant

13. Chad Williams (Grambling State WR) * drafted 3rd Rd 98th overall to the Arizona Cardinals

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14. Keionta Davis (UT Chattanooga)

15. Roderick Henderson (Alabama State NT) *Signed as UDFA with the Tennessee Titans

The Titans can use a true nose tackle in a division that now has Leonard Fournette. Henderson is ridiculously athletic for his size and will make his presence known at camp.

-Jason Tyrant

16. Javarious Leamon (South Carolina State OT) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Jets

17. Kendrick Bourne (Eastern Washington WR) *Signed as UDFA with the San Francisco 49ers

18. Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington EDGE) *drafted 4th Rd 125th overall to the LA Rams

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19. Jylan Ware (Alabama State OT) *drafted 7th Rd 231st overall to the Oakland Raiders

HBCU Spirit of America Bowl standout Jylan Ware, is a great developmental prospect. With a little work, he can end up as as a starter.

-Jason Tyrant

20. Ethan Cooper (Division II IUP OG) *Signed as UDFA with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Munchak will turn Cooper into a Pro Bowl caliber player. Bold prediction? Maybe, but this marriage of  athleticism and coaching talent bodes well for the Steelers.

-Jason Tyrant

21. Connor Harris (Division II Lindenwood LB) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Jets

22. Brad Seaton (Villanova OT) *drafted 7th Rd 236th overall to the Tennessee Titans

23. Grover Stewart (Albany DT) * drafted 4th Rd 144th to the Indianapolis Colts

24. Karter Schult (Northern Iowa DE) *Signed as UDFA with the Cleveland Browns

25. Cameron Lee (Illinois State OG) *Signed as UDFA with the New Orleans Saints

26. Erik Austell (Charleston Southern OG) *Signed as UDFA with the Denver Broncos

27. Winston Craig (Richmond DT) *Signed as UDFA with the Philadelphia Eagles

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Craig is a great scheme fit here. He’s an exceptional pass rusher from the interior defensive line. He’s got a solid shot to make the 53 as well.

-Jason Tyrant

28. Avery Moss (Youngstown State DE) *drafted 5th Rd 167th to the New York Giants

29. Josh Thornton (Southern Utah CB) *Signed as UDFA with the Detroit Lions

30. Tarik Cohen (North Carolina A&T RB) *drafted 4th Rd 119th overall to the Chicago Bears

31. Nicholas Morrow (Division III Greenville SS) *Signed as UDFA with the Oakland Raiders

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31. Morrow signed with the Oakland Raiders as an UDFA

32. Folarin Orimolade (Dartmouth LB)

33. Jamal Agnew (San Diego CB) *drafted 5th Rd 165th overall to the Detroit Lions

34. Karel Hamilton (Samford WR)

35. Eric Saubert (Drake TE) *drafted 5th Rd 174th overall to the Atlanta Falcons

36. Alek Torgernsen (Penn QB) *Signed as UDFA with the Atlanta Falcons

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36. Torgernsen looks to fight to be Matt Ryan’s backup

 

 

 

37. Mitchell Kirsch (James Madison OG) *Signed as UDFA with the Chicago Bears

38. Whitney Richardson (Division II Lane DE)

39. Patrick Ricard (Maine DT) *Signed as UDFA with the Baltimore Ravens

40. Brandon Barnes (Alabama State TE) *Signed as UDFA with the Detroit Lions

41. David Jones (Richmond FS) *Signed as UDFA with the New England Patriots

42. Dylan Cole (Missouri State LB) *Signed as UDFA with the Houston Texans

43. Donald Payne (Stetson SS)

44. Xavier Coleman (Portland State CB) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Jets

45. Jack Nelson (Division II Winona State QB)

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46. De’Angelo Henderson (Coastal Carolina RB) *drafted 6th Rd 203rd overall to the Denver Broncos

Henderson could end up as a work horse back for the Broncos. He has the talent to do so, he just needs the touches.

-Jason Tyrant

 

47. Krishawn Hogan ( Division II Marian WR) *Signed as UDFA with the Indianapolis Colts

48. Jerry Ugokwe (William & Mary OT) *Signed as UDFA with the Indianapolis Colts

49. Dante’ Blackmon (Kennesaw State CB)

50. Collin Bevins (Northwest Missouri State DT) *Signed as UDFA with the Arizona Cardinals

51. Khalid Abdullah (James Madison RB)

52. Paul Butler (Division II Cal TE) *Invited to Pittsburgh Steelers training camp

If Butler can channel his inner Heath Miller, he has a shot to stick with Pittsburgh. Butler is a solid run blocker and an underrated receiver.

-Jason Tyrant

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Cal. (PA) TE Paul Butler

53. JP Flynn (Montana State OG) *Signed as UDFA with the San Francisco 49ers

54. Donovan McCray (Grambling State DT/DE)

55. Zack Johnson (North Dakota State OG)

56. Tyler Williams (Central Arkansas CB)

57. Caleb Kidder (Montana DE) *Signed as UDFA with the Minnesota Vikings

58. Tyson Graham Jr (South Dakota LB/SS) *Invited to San Francisco 49ers training camp

Graham’s best fit here is probably as an in the box type SS. He is a sound tackler with good hands.

-Jason Tyrant

59. Christian Kuntz (Duquesne LB) *Signed as UDFA with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

60. Brady Gustafson (Montana QB)

61. Marquis Ragland (North Carolina A&T DT)

62. Antonio Pipkin (Division II Tiffin QB) *Signed as UDFA with the Arizona Cardinals

63. Sam Ekwonike (Coastal Carolina OG) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Giants

64. Billy Brown (Division II Shepherd TE) *Signed as UDFA with the Philadelphia Eagles

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65. Lenard Tillery (Southern RB)

66. Garry Brown (Division II Cal WR)

67. Landon Lechler (North Dakota State OT) *Signed as UDFA with the Cincinnati Bengals

68. Damani Taylor (UT Martin DT)

69. Casey Deandrade (New Hampshire FS)

70. Alex Scearce (Coastal Carolina LB) *Signed as UDFA with the Chicago Bears

71. Frederick Henry-Ajuda (North Carolina Central EDGE)

72. Max Rich (Harvard OT) *Signed as UDFA with the New England Patriots

Rich is a poor man’s Nate Solder. Though not the same caliber player initially, he has potential to develop into a starter.

-Jason Tyrant

73. Jody Webb (Youngstown State RB)

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74. Mark Spelman (Illinois State Center) *Signed as UDFA with the Chicago Bears

75. Brian Brown (Richmond WR) *Signed as UDFA with the Dallas Cowboys

76. Anthony Firsker (Harvard TE) *Signed as UDFA with the NY Jets

77. Stephen Evans (Division II North Alabama OG)

78. Marquis Smith (Savannah State LB)

79. Tyler Condit (New Haven LB/FB)

80. Jac’que Polite (Division II Winston Salem OT) *Signed as UDFA with the Buffalo Bills

81. AJ Wentland (Division II Mckendree LB)

82. Jared Holloway (Samford DT)

83. Ryan Radke (Division III Thiel WR)

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84. Kedrick Harrison (Stephen F Austin DE)

85. Jordan Norris (NW Oklahoma State CB)

86. Anthony Warrum (Illinois State WR)

87. Connor Bozick (Delaware OG)

88. Lorin Winston (Grambling State DT)

89. Darien Anderson (Alcorn State LB)

90. Robert Tonyan Jr (Indiana State TE) *Signed as UDFA with the Detroit Lions

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89.  Jaylen Hill (Jacksonville State CB)

90. Leroy Alexander (Youngstown State FS)

91. Guy Stallworth (Grambling State SS)

92. Taylor Gadbois (Southeastern Louisiana OT)

93. Cass Weitl (Division II NW Missouri State DE)

94. Bryant Frazier (Division II Virginia State DT)

95. Josh Barge (Jacksonville State WR)

96. King Frazier (North Dakota State RB)

97. William Stanback ( Division II Virginia Union RB)

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98. Terrence Singleton (Prairie View SS)

99. Kade Harrington (Lamar RB)

100. Christian Carpenter (Gannon FS)

 

 

 

 

5 Small School Steals: Offensive Line Edition

Every year there are Offensive Linemen that experts overlook, that go on to have great careers.  Removing players like Bucknell’s Julien Davenport and Kutztown’s Jordan Morgan, who are starting to receive their deserved hype, we’ll take a look at some sleeper picks.

 

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Corey Levin (OG, UT Chattanooga)

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 307

Analysis:

Levin is an athletic interior prospect, that moves well in space and would fit well with a zone blocking scheme. He has solid footwork and a nice punch. Realistically, Levin has the frame to add more functional weight and strength. He has played both Tackle and Guard at UT Chattanooga, which makes him a versatile swing player.

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Joe Loschiavo (Center, Slippery Rock)

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 312

Analysis:

Loschiavo is next in line for the Division II Offensive Line factory, that produced names like Viking’s Brandon Fusco and Packer’s Cory Tucker. He is a well balanced interior player that’s fundamentally sound. He has a well placed punch that has some pop. While, he underwhelms athletically his blue collar approach to the position will earn him some respect where ever he goes.

 

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Matt Frank (OG, James Madison)

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 307

Analysis:

Frank is the definition of perseverance. He was told he didn’t have the size to play Guard at the Division II level, so he walked on to FCS James Madison. He added over 50 pounds en route to his Senior year’s National Championship and Second Team All-CAA honors. He was part of a Offensive Line that only gave up one sack in the last seven games of the season. He is a good well rounded blocker, and looks for work when uncovered.

 

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Mitchell Kirsch (OT/OG, James Madison)

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 306

Analysis:

Kirsch was an anchor for the Dukes during his time at James Madison. Though average in space, Kirsch could have a high ceiling with a kick inside to Guard. He’s a powerful blocker that could excel brawling inside. He has adequate footwork, and a nasty punch. He lost a good portion of his Senior campaign to an injury, but will look to bounce back.

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Erik Austell (OG, Charleston Southern)

Ht: 6’3

Wt: 301

Analysis:

Austell is an a 2x FCS First Team All-American. He is athletic and moves well. At the second level, Austell does well choosing targets and making contact. He has potential to do very well as an interior Offensive Lineman, but needs to add some weight and functional strength. He would do well to land on a team that utilizes a zone blocking scheme.

Post Combine Small School Big Board

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Top 20

1.) Derek Rivers (Edge, Youngstown State)

2.) Adam Shaheen (TE, Ashland)

3.) Tanoh Kpassagnon (DE, Villanova)

4.) Julien Davenport (OT, Bucknell)

5.) Cooper Kupp (WR, Eastern Washington)

6.) Lorenzo Jerome (FS, St. Francis)

7.)  Corey Levin (OG, UT Chattanooga)

8.) Keionta Davis (DE, UT Chattanooga)

9.) Brendan Langley (CB, Lamar)

10.) Jessamen Dunker (OG, Tennessee State)

11.) Javancy Jones (LB, Jackson State)

12.) Chad Williams (WR, Grambling State)

13.) Ezra Robison (CB, Tennessee State)

14.) Avery Moss (DE, Youngstown State)

15.) Jordan Morgan (OG, Kutztown)

16.) Javarius Leamon (OT, South Carolina State)

17.) Winston Craig (Richmond)

18.) Karter Schult (DE, Northern Iowa)

19.) Samson Ebukam (DE, Eastern Washington)

20.) Cameron Lee (OG, Illinois State)

Quarterbacks

1.) Brady Gustafson (Montana)

2.) Antonio Pipkin (Tiffin)

3.) Alex Torgersen (Penn)

4.) Jack Nelson (Winona State)

5.) Skylar Mornhinweg (Columbia)

6.) Nick Shafnisky (Lehigh)

7.) Justin Dvorak (Colorado Mines)

8.) Jake Melville (Colgate)

9.) Kyle Zimmerman (Northwest Missouri State)

10.)  Michael Birdsong (Tennessee Tech)

Runningbacks

1.) Tarik Cohen (North Carolina A&T)

2.) De’Angelo Henderson (Coastal Carolina)

3.) Khalid Abdullah (James Madison)

4.) Lenard Tillery (Southern)

5.) Jody Webb (Youngstown State)

6.) William Stanback (Virginia Union)

7.) De’Shawn Jones (Campbell)

8.) Kade Harrington (Lamar)

9.) Martin Ruiz (Youngstown State)

10.) King Frazier (North Dakota State)

Wide Receivers

1.) Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington)

2.) Chad Williams (Grambling State)

3.) Karel Hamilton (Samford)

4.) Lance Lenoir (Western Illinois)

5.) Kendrick Bourne (Eastern Washington)

6.) Anthony Warrum (Illinois State)

7.) Krishawn Hogan (Marian)

8.) Garry Brown (Cal-Pa)

9.) Brian Brown (Richmond)

10.) Brian Riley (San Diego)

Tightends

1.) Adam Shaheen (Ashland)

2.) Eric Saubert (Drake)

3.) Brandon Barnes (Alabama State)

4.) Robert Tonyan Jr (Indiana State)

5.) Paul Butler (Cal-Pa)

6.) Billy Brown (Shepherd)

7.) Anthony Firkser (Harvard)

8.) Dan Crimmins (Eastern Kentucky)

9.) Josh Cook (Idaho State)

10.) Kenny Johnston (Florida Tech)

Offensive Tackles

1.) Julien Davenport (Bucknell)

2.) Javarius Leamon (South Carolina State)

3.) Jylan Ware (Alabama State)

4.) Erik Austell (Charleston Southern)

5.) Mitchell Kirsch (James Madison)

6.) Jerry Ugokwe (William & Mary)

7.) Landon Lechler (North Dakota State)

8.) Brad Seaton (Villanova)

9.) Taylor Gadbois (Southeastern Louisiana)

10.) Max Rich (Harvard)

Interior O-Line

1.) Corey Levin (UT Chattanooga)

2.) Jessamen Dunker (Tennessee State)

3.) Jordan Morgan (Kutztown)

4.) Cameron Lee (Illinois State)

5.) Ethan Cooper (IUP)

6.) Zack Johnson (North Dakota State)

7.) JP Flynn (Montana State)

8.) Sam Ekwonike (Coastal Carolina)

9.) Stephen Evans (North Alabama)

10.) Connor Bozick (Delaware)

Edge Rushers

1.) Derek Rivers (Youngstown State)

2.) Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova)

3.) Avery Moss (Youngstown State)

4.) Keionta Davis (UT Chattanooga)

5.) Karter Schult (Northern Iowa)

6.) Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington)

7.) Whitney Richardson (Lane)

8.) Caleb Kidder (Montana)

9.) Kedrick Harrison (Stephen F Austin)

10.) Frederick Henry-Ajuda (North Carolina Central)

Interior D-Line

1.) Winston Craig (Richmod

2.) Roderick Henderson (Alabama State)

3.) Grover Stewart (Albany State)

4.) Patrick Ricard (Maine)

5.) Collin Bevins (NW Missouri State)

6.) Donovan McCray (Grambling State)

7.) Marquis Ragland (North Carolina A&T)

8.) Damani Taylor (UT Martin)

9.) Lorin Winston (Grambling State)

10.) Jared Holloway (Samford)

Linebackers

1.) Javancy Jones (Jackson State)

2.) Connor Harris (Lindenwood)

3.) Dylan Cole (Missouri State)

4.) Folarin Orimolade (Dartmouth)

5.) Marquis Smith (Savannah State)

6.) Christian Kuntz (Duquesne)

7.) Alex Scearce (Coastal Carolina)

8.) AJ Wentland (McKendree)

9.) Darien Anderson (Alcorn State)

10.) Tyler Condit (New Haven)

Cornerbacks

1.) Brendan Langley (Lamar)

2.) Ezra Robinson (Tennessee State)

3.) Dante’ Blackmon (Kennesaw State)

4.) Josh Thornton (Southern Utah)

5.) Jamal Agnew (San Diego)

6.) Tyler Williams (Central Arkansas)

7.) Xavier Coleman (Portland State)

8.) Raheem Wilson (Southeastern Oklahoma)

9.) Jaylen Hill (Jacksonville State)

10.) Devyn Bryant (San Diego)

Free Safety

1.) Lorenzo Jerome (St. Francis)

2.) David Jones (Richmond)

3.) Leroy Alexander (Youngstown State)

4.) Casey DeAndrade (New Hampshire)

5.) Rodney Singleton (Lenoir-Rhyne)

6.) Phillip Henry (South Carolina State)

7.) Sandy Chapman (Norfolk State)

8.) Christian Carpenter (Gannon)

9.) Jamerson Blount (Samford)

10.) B.T Sanders (Nicholls State)

Strong Safety

1.) Donald Payne (Stetson)

2.) Tyson Graham Jr. (South Dakota)

3.) Rhaheim Ledbetter (Southern)

4.) Guy Stallworth (Grambling State)

5.) Terrence Singleton (Prairie View)

6.) Tim Hayes (Wagner)

7.) Foyesade Oluokun (Yale)

8.) Trey Robinson (Furman)

9.) Connor Bays (Southwestern Oklahoma State)

10.) Eric Smith (New Mexico Highlands)

Kickers/Punters

1.) Matt Davis (UNC Pembroke)

2.) Will Gingery (Wittenberg)

3.) Miles Bergner (South Dakota)

4.) William Will (Dayton)

5.) Steven O’Block (McKendree)

6.) Connor Mitchell (Murray State)

7.) Ryan McCrum (SEMO)

8.) Austin Crimmins (Duquesne)

9.) Mike Maccarone (Marist)

10.) Johah Bowman (Colgate)

Pre Combine Draft Grades (Small School)

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On an average year, around 20 prospects from small schools are drafted in the NFL, with many more earning shots to make a roster. Those that don’t make the cut for the NFL have other options to continue playing football including CFL and Arena football. Below we have our 2017 prospects seperated into two tiers.

*Red Font indicates CFL Draft eligibility

Tier I-Players with a Draftable Grade

QB

-None-

RB

Tarik Cohen (North Carolina A&T)-Film vs Kent State ’16

WR

Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington)-Film vs Washington State ’16

Chad Williams (Grambling State)-Film vs NC Central ’16

Karel Hamilton (Samford)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Krishawn Hogan (Marian)

TE

Adam Shaheen (Ashland)-Film (Highlights)

Eric Saubert (Drake)-Film (Highlights)

OT

Julien Davenport (Bucknell)-Player SpotlightFilm vs VMI ’16

Jylan Ware (Alabama State)-Player Spotlight

Jerry Ugokwe (William & Mary)-Player Spotlight

Javarius Leamon (South Carolina State)-Film vs Clemson ’16

OG/OC

Jessamen Dunker (Tennessee State)

Corey Levin (Chattanooga)-Film vs Jacksonville State ’15

Jordan Morgan (Kutztown)-Player SpotlightFilm vs East Stroudsburg ’16

Cameron Lee (Illinois State)-Player Spotlight

DE

Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova)-Film (Highlights)

Derek Rivers (Youngstown State)-Film vs UNI ’16

Karter Schult (Northern Iowa)

Keionta Davis (Chattanooga)-Film vs Jacksonville State ’15

Avery Moss (Youngstown State)

DT

-None-

LB

Connor Harris (Lindenwood)-Player SpotlightFilm (Highlights)

Javancy Jones (Jackson State)-Player SpotlightFilm (Highlights)

Jordan Herdman (Simon Fraser)-Film (Highlights ’16)

CB

Brendan Langley (Lamar)-Film vs Baylor ’15ESPN Spotlight

Ezra Robinson (Tennessee State)

Safety

Lorenzo Jerome (St. Francis)-Film (Highlights)

Specialists

-None-

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Tier II-UDFA/CFL/Arena

QB

Brady Gustafson (Montana)-Film vs Northern Iowa ’16

Antonio Pipkin (Tiffin)-Film vs Northern Michigan ’16Film vs Michigan Tech ’16

Jack Nelson (Winona State)-Player Spotlight

Kyle Zimmerman (NWMSU)-Film (Highlights)

Nate Shafnisky (Lehigh)

Alex Torgersen (Penn)-Film vs Princeton ’16

Jeff Ziemba (Shepherd)-Film vs Notre Dame College ’15

Skylar Mornhinweg (Columbia)

Steve Cluley (William & Mary)

Michael Birdsong (Tennessee Tech)

RB

King Frazier (North Dakota State)-Player SpotlightFilm vs Montana ’15

Lenard Tillery (Southern)-Film (Highlights)

Tyvis Smith (Northern Iowa)-Film vs Portland State ’16

Darius Victor (Towson)-Film (Highlights)

Josh Clemons (Jacksonville State)

Khalid Abdullah (James Madison)-Film (Highlights ’16)

De’shawn Jones (Campbell)-74 yard TD run

De’angelo Henderson (Coastal Carolina)-Film vs NDSU ’14

Mike Holloway (Charleston Southern)-Film (Career Highlights)

Kade Harrington (Lamar)-Film (Highlights ’15)

William Stanback (Virginia Union)-31 yard TD run

Jody Webb (Youngstown State)-Film (Highlights)

Martin Ruiz (Youngstown State)

Derrick Crane (UT Chattanooga)

WR

Domo Taylor (James Madison)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Verlan Hunter (Grambling State)

Kegan Moore (Stetson)

Kendrick Bourne (Eastern Washington)-34 yard TD reception

Josh Barge (Jacksonville State)

Bruce Mapp (Coastal Carolina)-Film (Highlights)

Willie Quinn (Southern)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Lance Lenoir (Western Illinois)-Film (Highlights)

Garry Brown (Cal-Pa)-Film (Highlights)

Shaq Hill (Eastern Washington)

Denzel Keyes (NCA&T)-Film (Highlights Career)

Fabian Guerra (Fairmont State)-Film (Highlights Career)

Ryan Radke (Thiel)-Player SpotlightFilm (Highlights)

BJ Bunn (UNC-Pembroke)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Brian Brown (Richmond)-Film (Highlights)

Bryce Shade (Wesley)-80 yard TD score

Billy Brown (Shepherd)-Film vs Cal (Pa) ’16Film vs North Alabama ’16

Robert Tonyan Jr (Indiana State)-Film (Highlights)

Anthony Warrum (Illinois State)-Film (Highlights)

John Maddaluna (Colgate)-93 yard TD score

TE

Paul Butler (Cal-Pa)-Film vs Shippensburg ’16

Jordan Powell (New Hampshire)

Phazahn Odom (Fordham)-Player SpotlightFilm (Highlights)

Anthony Auclair (Laval)-Film (Highlights)

Brandon Barnes (Alabama State)-Film (Highlights)

Nehemiah Winston (UC Davis)

Steven Wroblewski (Southern Utah)-Film (Highlights)

Anthony Firkser (Harvard)

OT

Mitchell Kirsch (James Madison)

Zach Voytek (New Haven)-Film (Highlights)

Landon Lechler (North Dakota State)

Jac’Que Polite (Winston-Salem State)-Film (Highlights ’15)

Dylan Colucci (Youngstown State)

Evan Kanz (Eastern Illinois)

OG/OC

Ethan Cooper (IUP)-Player Spotlight

Joe LoSchiavo (Slippery Rock)

Justin Miller (Grambling State)

Zack Johnson (North Dakota State)

Bret Neiderreither (Mercer)

Desmond Cooper (NCCU)

Lawrence Keys (UNC Pembroke)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Casey Dunn (Jacksonville State)-Film vs Chattanooga ’15

JP Flynn (Montana State)-Film (Highlights ’15)

Bret Treadway (Lamar)

Mark Spelman (Illinois State)-Film (Highlights)

Samuel Ekwonike (Coastal Carolina)

Kerry Williams (Alabama State)-Film (Highlights)

Kyle Avaloy (Illinois State)

Connor Bozick (Delaware)

Markus Cook (Jackson State)

Anton Wahrby (Wofford)

DE

Davion Belk (Stetson)-Film (Highlights)

Samson Ebukam (Eastern Washington)-Film vs Washington State ’16

Stacy Garner (Alcorn State)

Cass Weitl (NW Missouri State)

Lucky Baar (Mckendree)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Brad Ambrosius (North Dakota State)

Paulin Milano (Virginia Union)

Mack Marrin (Drake)

Ruben Demosthene (Southern Nazarene)-Film (Highlights)

Teidrick Smith (Mary Hardin-Baylor)-Film (Highlights)

Asia Boling (Central Connecticut State)

Troy Gahm (Alma College)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Joby St. Fleur (NW Oklahoma State)-Film (Highlights)

Desmond Owino (Jacksonville State)

Damond King (Texas Southern)-Film (Highlights ’16)

DT

Patrick Ricard (Maine)

Roderick Henderson (Alabama State)-Film (Highlights)

Damani Taylor (UT Martin)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Copache Tyler (Yale)

Collin Bevins (NW Missouri State)-Film vs Ferris State ’16

Cornelius Henderson (Jackson State)-Film (Highlights)

Caleb Kidder (Montana)

Cole Langer (SDSU)

Winston Craig (Richmond)

Tevin Lawson  (Nicholls State)

Marquis Ragland (North Carolina A&T)-Film (Highlights)

Donovan McCray (Grambling State)-Film (Highlights)

Eddie Vinson (Emporia State)

LB

Dylan Cole (Missouri State)-Player Spotlight

Tre’von Johnson (Weber State)-Film (Highlights)

Nakevion Leslie (UT Chattanooga)-Film (Highlights)

George Dawson (Fordham)-Film (Highlights)

AJ Wentland (Mckendree)-Film (Highlights)

Tyler Condit (New Haven)-Film (Highlights)

Colton Caslow (Lehigh)-Film (Highlights)

Aaron Cooper (Kentucky Christian)

Pierre Gee-Tucker (NDSU)-Film (Highlights ’16)

Christophe Tshimanga (Maine)-Film (Highlights)

Tosin Aguebor (Mercer)-Film (Highlights)

Angelo Keyes (NCA&T)-Film (Highlights)

Kourtney Berry (Alabama State)-Film (Highlights)

Roper Garrett (SEMO)-Film (Highlights)

Darius Jackson (Jacksonville State)

Omar Howard (Richmond)

Marquis Smith (Savannah State)-Film (Highlights)

Gage Steele (James Madison)

Christian Kuntz (Duquesne)-Film (Highlights)

Arkez Cooper (Grambling State)-Film (Highlights)

CB

Dante’ Blackmon (Kennesaw State)-Player Spotlight

Jordan Norris (NW Oklahoma State)-Film (Highlights)

Troy McGowens (Charleston Southern)

Taylor Reynolds (James Madison)-Film vs Colgate ’15Film (Highlights ’15)

Ray Buchanan Jr (Northern Iowa)-Film (Highlights)

Kristian Wilson (Bowie State)-Film (Updated Highlights)

Tavian Lott (ETSU)-Film (Highlights ’15)

JR Nelson (Montana)

Josh Thornton (Southern Utah)

Ty Law (Tennessee State)

Xavier Coleman (Portland State)

Jamal Agnew (San Diego)-Film (Highlights ’13-’15)

Trey Reed (William & Mary)

David Rivers III (Youngstown State)-Film (Highlights)

Casey DeAndrade (New Hampshire)-Film vs Delaware ’15

Safety

David Jones (Richmond)-Film (Highlights)

Rhaheim Ledbetter (Southern)

Jamerson Bount (Samford)

Donald Payne (Stetson)-Film (Highlights)

Tyson Graham Jr. (South Dakota)-Player SpotlightRude Dog Show Interview

Leroy Alexander (Youngstown State)

Terrence Singleton (Prairie View)

Marquice O’Leary (Prairie View)

Raven Greene (James Madison)

Rodney Singleton (Lenoir-Rhyne)

Guy Stallworth (Grambling State)

Specialists

K Matt Davis (UNC-Pembroke)

K Will Gingery (Wittenberg)

Predicting Top Small School Players and their NFL fit

A look at some of the top small school talents in the upcoming draft, and their best fits due to scheme or need:

 

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1.) Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington Wide Receiver)

After a storied career at FCS Eastern Washington that saw Kupp rack up 6,464 receiving yards and and 73 touchdowns, he lit up the Senior Bowl in Mobile. He consistently won his matchups, and powered the Kupp hype train to even higher levels. He is a polished route runner with a great set of hands, and he can immediately contribute to any team he goes to.

 

Prediction: Chicago Bears (Other Options: New York Giants, Washington Redskins)

John Fox has been pretty successful through his drafts both with the Panthers and the Broncos, leading both teams to the Super Bowl in year two. That’s pretty lofty goals as he heads in to year two with the Chicago Bears. Throughout his tenure, Fox has steered clear of Wide Receivers in the Round One of the draft. Don’t expect that to change much this year. Fox and his staff had full access to Cooper Kupp during his time in Mobile, as Fox coached the North Team. With Alshon Jeffery possibly on his way out, Kupp could be a homerun selection.

 

 

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2.) Julien Davenport (Bucknell Offensive Tackle)

 

This outstanding Offensive Tackle is one of the few players to earn All Patriot League selections in all four of his years at Bucknell.  He’s a durable player and started all 44 possible games over his career. He’s boasts true Offensive Tackle size at 6’6 and 310 pounds. He has an absolutely ridiculous wingspan at 87 1/2″. He handled himself well at the Senior Bowl, and did very well against more intense competition.

Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers (Other options: Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)

Davenport showed off his pass protection ability throughout his college career and during his Senior Bowl bouts. The Chargers current offensive line gave up 36 sacks last year and even more pressures. Davenport could step in and help right out of the gate, and would only get better with more reps.

 

 

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3.) Tanoh Kpassagnon (Villanova Defensive End)

If you haven’t heard of the freak athlete who played Defensive End at Villanova, you will soon. His speed is absolutely terrifying for a man as big as he is (6’7 and 280). He has an explosive burst and first step, yet remains a project. He’s been compared favorably to the New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

Prediction: Carolina Panthers (Other Options: Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals)

Rivera has put together a very strong defensive unit in Carolina, spearheaded by All-Pro Linebacker Luke Kuechly. Something that could boost their defense to the next level is a threat on the outside on pass rushing downs. Ron Rivera is a very good, defensive minded coach that could bring out the best in Kpassagnon.

 

 

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4.) Lorenzo Jerome (St. Francis-PA Safety)

Jerome certainly opened some eyes throughout the All-Star game process, notching five takeaways between the NFLPA Bowl and the Senior Bowl. He has a knack for the football and the wheels to get there in a hurry. He is the all time career interception leader at St. Francis with 18.

Prediction: Indianapolis Colts (Other Options: Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)

The Colts can definitely use some help on the defensive side of the ball, and that could definitely include beefing up the secondary. Lorenzo Jerome would be a great match here, and could use his turnover creating abilities to add another dimension to the Colts defense.

 

 

 

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5.) Derek Rivers (Youngstown State Defensive End)

Teams that are looking for a steal as a pass rusher, look no further. Rivers has an explosive first step, and is twitchy enough to bend the edge consistently. He has shown the ability to convert speed to power and has a nice bull rush. He projects well as a 3-4 OLB, but may need to adjust to dropping into coverage.

 

Prediction: New York Jets (Other Options: Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams)

Though the Jets have a nasty interior pass rush, they have needed a true OLB in the last few drafts. Rivers could provide that the rush off the edge they are looking for. With that defensive line to eat up blockers, Rivers could flourish in the Jets scheme.

 

 

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6.) Adam Shaheen (Ashland TE)

It is rare for a Division II player to declare for the NFL Draft in their Junior year, but Shaheen is a rare player. He has outstanding size for the position (6’6 and 277 pounds), and still shows the foot quickness to threaten defenses down the seam. He has outstanding hands and is very dangerous in the redzone. With a good showing at the Combine, Shaheen could have teams scrambling to draft him.

Prediction: Tennessee Titans (Other Options: Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers)

This may seem an odd pick with Delanie Walker fresh off of his second Pro Bowl appearance. But, Shaheen would immediately be a number one target in the Red Zone for a team that badly needs one. He could learn the nuances of the next level from Walker and be ready to take over when needed.

 

 

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7.) Jordan Morgan (Kutztown Offensive Guard)

Morgan is a 320 mauler at Tackle for Kutztown, who quite literally ran the ball behind him. He projects as a Guard at the next level and had a solid showing at the Senior Bowl at that position. Jordan Morgan was recently awarded the Gene Upshaw Division II Offensive Lineman of the year award, after a ridiculously dominant season. He’s still developing as a football player, after only competing in one year of football in High School. He’s barely scratching the surface of his potential, and that is a scary thought.

 

Prediction: Cleveland Browns (Other Options: Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants)

Hue Jackson loves to pound the rock, and so does Jordan Morgan. The Browns could use Morgan at RG as an insurance policy, in case John Greco doesn’t come back 100% from his foot surgery. No matter who starts at Quarterback next year for the Browns, the need an upgraded Offensive Line.

 

 

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8.) Keionta Davis (UT-Chattanooga Defensive End)

Davis has a non stop motor and a solid repertoire of pass rush moves. He had two great showings against top tier NFL prospect when the Mocs clashed against Florida State last year, and Alabama this year. He is versatile and can win with power or speed, and had great college production with 28 career sacks.

 

Prediction: San Francisco 49ers (Other Options: Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Robert Saleh took over as the 49ers defensive coordinator. He spent the last few years as a Linebackers Coach for the Jaguars, and before that spent time with the Seahawks. With Buckner and Armstead projecting to move to Defensive Tackle, Saleh could use some more pass rushing Defensive Ends that can hold the edge. Davis could be a good fit here.

 

 

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9.) Javancy Jones (Jackson State Linebacker/Defensive End)

Javancy Jones is a versatile Linebacker that can play multiple spots, including all four spots in a 3-4. His best projected fit however is ILB (3-4) or SAM LB (4-3). He is very athletic and can shoot gaps quickly. He does a great job setting the edge as well. In 2016 at OLB,  Jones posted 82 tackles (19.5 TFL) and four sacks. He is a fiery competitor that loves to pump up his teammates, and he is a proven play maker on the field.

 

Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers (Other Options: Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts)

There is a possibility that 10 year veteran, Lawrence Timmons could leave in Free Agency. If that ends up being the situation, Javancy Jones would be a perfect fit to pair with Ryan Shazier and gives you a dynamic duo inside. This would give Pittsburgh Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler a lot of flexibility in rush packages as well.

 

 

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10.) Karter Schult (Northern Iowa Defensive End)

Schult has been a force of nature for UNI the last few years, and currently holds the Northern Iowa record for career tackles for a loss (56) and is second in career sacks (35.5). He saved the best for last however, put together a dominant season for the Panthers last season (17 sacks and 24 TFL). He an outstanding power rusher, and has a motor that runs hot all the time. Schult won’t be seen taking plays off, and many sacks and hits behind the line are solely due to this.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys (Other Options: New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens)

Dallas needs a pass rusher to truly take the next step as a defensive unit. They need a player that can put pressure on opposing Quarterbacks. But, Schult has shown that he’s not just a situational pass rusher and can contribute in the run game as well.