Category: Division III

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division III All Americans: Pre-Season

First Team

 

Tyrant Scouting First Team QB selection, Chase Burton (Franklin).
QB Chase Burton Franklin Sr
RB Sam Benger Carnegie Mellon Sr
WR Koree Reed Hartwick Sr
WR Jesse Zubik Washington & Jefferson Sr
TE Cody Bain Coast Guard Sr
OL Chris Simmons Trinity Sr
OL Weston Smith Northwestern Sr
OL Kyler Kregel Wheaton Sr
OL Ty Shwallon Guilford Sr
OL Zack Kennedy Capital Sr
DE Mamadou Soumahoro Berry Sr
DT Haston Adams UMHB Sr
DT Nick Jacobsen UW-River Falls Sr
DE Davon Keith Emory & Henry Jr
LB Mason McKenrick John Carroll Sr
LB AJ Licata Alfred Sr
LB Darin Hungerford Kean Sr
DB Brooks Hepp Depauw Jr
DB Cal Lewellyn Centre So
DB Marcus Winters Trine Jr
DB Ethan Williams Maryville Jr
K Drew Pearson UW-Stout Jr
P Ryan Anderson Olivet Sr
Ret Alex Bell Hardin-Simmons Sr

 

 

Second Team

 

Tyrant Scouting Second Team selection, WR Brandon Shed (Hobart).

 

 

QB Conor Feckley Dubuque Sr
RB Chazz Middlebrook MacMurray Jr
WR Brandon Shed Hobart & William Sr
WR Kobe Williams Pacific So
TE Granger Long Muskingum Sr
OL Grayson Williams Emory & Henry Sr
OL Chris Osier Wash. & Lee Sr
OL Nate Trewyn UW-Whitewater Jr
OL Caleb Riggleman Marietta Jr
OL Cole Parrish Mount Union Sr
DE Trevor Zeibert Eureka Sr
DT Austin Crow Heidelberg Sr
DT Zack Roberson Sul Ross State Sr
DE JD Leisemann Wis. Lutheran Sr
LB Ryan Slager Grinnell Jr
LB Jakob Trautwein Castleton Sr
LB Greg Holt Tufts So
DB Louis Berry Mount Union Jr
DB Isiah Malone Augsburg Sr
DB Torii Hilbert Ohio Wesleyan So
DB Elan Harris Pomona-Pitzer Jr
K Eric Sachse Trinity Jr
P Francis Cole Anna Maria Jr
Ret Travis Jones Averett Sr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Richmond DT WInston Craig as he gets after the passer.

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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Detroit Lions UDFA Tonyan Jr.

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)

 

 

 

 

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

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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

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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

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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)

2017 Small School Prospect Big Board

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Top 50 Small School Prospects

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1.) Cooper Kupp (WR, Eastern Washington)

Kupp had a storied career at Eastern Washington, compiling 6,464 receiving yards and 73 touchdowns in his career. He carried his momentum into the Senior Bowl and had a very good showing against top tier competition. He has a very real shot of being an early Day 2 selection.

2.) Julien Davenport (OT, Bucknell)

Julien Davenport has been a hot name in small school circles for awhile now, and that escalated to scorching proportions after a very good showing in the Senior Bowl. He looked in complete control during most of his one on ones at the Senior Bowl. He has the NFL size for an Offensive Tackle, including a 87 1/2″ wingspan.

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3.) Lorenzo Jerome (Safety, Saint Francis)

No prospect has done more to boost his stock lately than Jerome. He was named the MVP of the NFLPA bowl after recording two interceptions. He then traveled to Mobile for the Senior Bowl and had two interceptions and a forced fumble. He showcased his dynamic playmaking ability, and his propensity to create turnovers.

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4.) Derek Rivers (DE/OLB, Youngstown State)

Rivers had a great career with Youngstown State that culminated in the FCS National Championship game. He spent his career terrorizing Quarterbacks, bringing them down 37.5 times. He had a good run at the Senior Bowl, showing off a nice first step and utilizes his speed off the edge. He has shown the ability to convert speed to power, and demonstrates advanced hand usage.

5.) Tanoh Kpassagnon (DE, Villanova)

Kpassagnon won the weigh ins at the Senior Bowl, showing off a shredded NFL frame (6’6, 280 lbs). He had a decent Senior Bowl showing, placating some of the raw prospect talk. But, he will need to continue to refine his craft to succeed.

6.) Keionta Davis (DE, Chattnooga)

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

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8.) Chad Williams (WR, Grambling State)

9.) Jessamen Dunker (OG, Tennessee State)

10.) Javancy Jones (LB, Jackson State)

11.) Jylan Ware (OT, Alabama State)

12) Jordan Morgan (OG, Kutztown)

13.) Avery Moss (DE, Youngstown State)

14.) Jordan Herdman (LB, Simon Fraser)

15.)  Corey Levin (OG, Chattanooga)

16.) Connor Harris (LB, Lindenwood)

17.) Brendan Langley (CB, Lamar)

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18.) Karter Schult (DE, Northern Iowa)

19.) Cameron Lee (OG, Illinois State)

20.) Phazahn Odom (TE, Fordham)

21.) Ezra Robinson (CB, Tennessee State)

22.) Jerry Ugokwe (OT, William & Mary)

23.) Antonio Pipkin (QB, Tiffin)

24.) Donald Payne (LB, Stetson)

25.) Eric Saubert (TE, Drake)

 

26.) Roderick Henderson (NT, Alabama State)

27.) Karel Hamilton (WR, Samford)

28.) Anthony Auclair (TE, Laval)

29.) Justin Miller (OG, Grambling State)

30.) Patrick Ricard (DT, Maine)

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31.) Brady Gustafson (QB, Montana)

32.) Caleb Kidder (DE, Montana)

33.) Donovan McCray (DT, Grambling State)

34.) Dylan Cole (LB, Missouri State)

35.) Tyson Graham Jr. (SS, South Dakota)

36.) Taylor Reynolds (CB, James Madison)

37.) Marquis Smith (LB, Savannah State)

38.) King Frazier (RB, North Dakota State)

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39.) Adam Shaheen (TE, Ashland)

40.) Marquis Ragland ( DT, NC A&T)

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41.) Teidrick Smith (DE, Mary Hardin-Baylor)

42.) Denzel Keyes (WR, NC A&T)

43.) Mark Spelman (Center, Illinois State)

44.) Jac’Que Polite (OT, WSSU)

45.) Billy Brown (WR/TE, Shepherd)

46.) Brian Brown (WR, Richmond)

47.) Jack Nelson (QB, Winona State)

48.) Khalid Abdullah (RB, James Madison)

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49.) Garry Brown (WR, Cal)

50.) Tarik Cohen (RB, NC A&T)

2017 and 2018 Draft Class Player Interviews

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Preface with Draft year and DM to me on Twitter.

1) What is your name, school, and position?

2) What is your height and weight?

3) What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?

4) Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?

5) What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?

6) What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?

7) Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?

8) Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?

9) What NFL team is your favorite and why?

10) Any parting words for your fans or friends?

2017 Small School Draft HQ

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On an average year, around 15-20 small school prospects can expect to hear their name called on draft day. With that in mind, we created our overview. We allotted ourselves 25 spots for players that we had a draftable grade on. Outside of those 25, we also added in players that almost made the cut. Welcome to our small school draft guide.

*Red Font indicates CFL Draft eligibility

Players with a Draftable Grade

QB

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

RB

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WR

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

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

TE

Phazahn Odom (Fordham)-Player SpotlightFilm (Highlights)

Eric Saubert (Drake)-Film (Highlights)

OT

Julie’n 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

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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

Donald Payne (Stetson)-Film (Highlights)

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

Specialists

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UDFA/Camp Players

QB

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

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

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)

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

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

Adam Shaheen (Ashland)-Film (Highlights)

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

Jordan Powell (New Hampshire)

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

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)

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

Leroy Alexander (Youngstown State)

Terrence Singleton (Prairie View)

Raven Greene (James Madison)

Rodney Singleton (Lenoir-Rhyne)

Guy Stallworth (Grambling State)

Specialists

K Matt Davis (UNC-Pembroke)

K Will Gingery (Wittenberg)

Small School Prospects for 2017-Part 1

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FCS

 

Phazahn Odom

Height: 6’8

Weight: 250

School: Fordham

Analysis:

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

Analysis:

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.

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Tanoh Kpassagnon

Height: 6’7

Weight: 290

School: Villanova

Analysis:

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

Analysis:

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.

 

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Jac’que Polite

Height: 6’5

Weight: 300

School: Winston-Salem State

Analysis:

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.