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rmartin65
02-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Its that time of year again- the NFL Draft, where 32 teams attempt to build their future teams to varying degrees of success. An important part of this process is finding contributors (not stars or even starters, just contributors) in the later rounds. While many of these picks play college ball at the highest level, there are some players that slipped through the recruiting ranks and landed at the FCS, D2, D3 or NAIA levels. Still others where dismissed from FBS teams, or transferred in search of playing time. This is my top ten list (except for centers- only top 3 due to extreme lack of talent) of each position.

A couple of disclaimers- since scouting small school prospects is obscure, 2 sites are incredibly valuable in, for lack of a better word, checking my rankings. These sites are jbscouting.com and nfldraftscout.com. While these rankings are useful in finding players to scout, and for comparisons sake, the rankings I am posting are completely my own. Also, you will not find heights and weights in this first set. Between the evidence on film, the measurements found on the aforementioned sites, the measurements reported by various all star games and the measurements reported by the schools themselves, there were just too many discrepancies. I am waiting until Combine and pro day measurements come in, and then I will post them with my new rankings.

I think thats about it. As always, if there are any questions (or suggestions) just let me know and I will be happy to answer them to the best of my abilities.

QB
1) Pat Devlin, Delaware
2) Zack Eskridge, Midwestern State
3) Justin Roper, Montana
4) Josh Portis, California (PA)
5) Chris Dieker, Southern Illinois
6) Blake Bolles. Northwest Missouri State
7) Troy Weatherhead, Hillsdale
8) Dale Fink, Sacred Heart
9) Scott Riddle, Elon
10) K.J. Black, Prairie View A&M

RB
1) Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
2) John Griffin, Massachusetts
3) Isaac Odim, Minnesota Duluth
4) Philip Sylvester, Florida A&M
5) Andre Harris, Northern Colorado
6) Chase Reynolds, Montana
7) Chris Evans, Samford
8) Mon Williams, Eastern Illinois
9) DeAngelo Branch, Norfolk State
10) Chevon Walker, Sioux Falls



FB
1) Bubba Bartlett, Carroll (MT)
2) Marcus Sims, North Alabama
3) Ryan Travis, West Liberty
4) Dean Rogers, Cal Davis
5) Jim Bower, Maine Maritime*
6) Michael Tribue, Carson Newman
7) Ryan Mahaffey, Northern Iowa
8) Everette Benjamin, Central Connecticut State
9) Andrew Kennedy, Columbia
10) Tysson Poots, Southern Utah

WR
1) Courtney Smith, South Alabama
2) Cecil Shorts III, Mount Union
3) Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian
4) Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State
5) Gerald Stevenson, Charleston Southern
6) Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M
7) O.J. Murdock, Fort Hays State
8) Joe Morgan, Walsh
9) Jared Jenkins, Wisconsin Stevens Point
10) Jon Ryan, Sioux Falls

TE
1) Schuylar Oordt, Northern Iowa
2) Julius Thomas, Portland State
3) Larry Donnell, Grambling State
4) Chris Farmer, Villanova
5) Stephen Skelton, Fordham
6) Mike Higgins, Nebraska Omaha
7) Blake Crider, Northern Michigan
8) Chris Blohm, Yale
9) Colin Cochart, South Dakota State
10) Bristan Kelley, Pittsburgh State

OT
1) Benjamin Ijalana, Villanova
2) Will Rackley, Lehigh
3) Johnny Culbreath, South Carolina State
4) Curt Porter, Jacksonville State
5) Trevis Turner, Abilene Christian
6) Mike Person, Montana State
7) David Mims, Virginia Union
8) Corey O’Daniel, Gardner- Webb
9) Cameron Bradfield, Grand Valley State
10) Karri Kuuttila, Lock Haven

OG
1) Josh Harrison, South Carolina State
2) Greg Niland, Massachusetts
3) Pat Illig, Wofford
4) Daniel Kilgore, Appalachian State
5) Justin Walker, Bloomsburg
6) Ricky Clerge, Lehigh
7) Corey Konycki, Robert Morris
8) Jamal Lewis, Hampton
9) Austin Emerson, Central Arkansas
10) Onuche Oyibo, Florida A&M

OC
1) Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock
2) Taylor Boggs, Humboldt State
3) Paul Fenaroli, Stony Brook

DT
1) Kenrick Ellis, Hampton
2) Cedric Thorton, Southern Arkansas
3) Martin Parker, Richmond
4) Frank Kearse, Alabama A&M
5) Michael Jasper, Bethel (TN)
6) Andre Caroll, Delaware State
7) Teryl White, North Carolina Central
8) Ibraham Abdulai, Arkansas Pine Bluff
9) Harold Ayodele, Emporia State
10) Andrew Iupati, Humboldt State

DE
1) Christian Clark, Sacramento State
2) Eugene Germany, Central Washington
3) Mason Brodine, Nebraska Kearney
4) Christian Anthony, Grambling State
5) Courtney Harris, North Alabama
6) Markell Carter, Central Arkansas
7) Joshua Ingram, Albany State (GA)
8) John Michael Clay, Samford
9) Ronnell Brown, James Madison
10) Malcolm Jenkins, Elizabeth City State

OLB
1) Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin
2) Marc Schiechl, Colorado School of Mines
3) Travis Brisco, Urbana
4) Jeffrey Williams, Gardner Webb
5) Matt Freed, East Stroudsburg
6) Eric McBride, Richmond
7) Eric Sobotka, UC Davis
8) Dain Taylor, Drake
9) Mark Masterson, Maine
10) Deron Mayo, Old Dominion

ILB
1) Alex DiMichele, Robert Morris
2) Matt Marcorelle, Delaware
3) Stephen Franklin, Southern Illinois
4) John Eddy, Northern Colorado
5) Tressor Baptiste, Texas A&M Kingsville
6) Dozie Amjoyi, Cal Davis
7) Antoine Wilkinson, Missouri State
8) Dejuan Fulgham, Texas Southern
9) Fred Thompson, Abilene Christian
10) Clay Beeler, West Liberty

CB
1) Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois
2) Cortez Allen, Citadel
3) Ryan Jones, Northwest Missouri State
4) Justin Rogers, Richmond
5) Jamal Schulters, CW Post
6) Deante Steele, Shepherd
7) Buster Skrine, Tennessee Chattanooga
8) Drenard Williams, Texas State
9) Derek Dreher, Wisconsin Lacrosse
10) Dionte Dinkins, Fort Valley State

FS
1) Tommie Campbell, California (PA)
2) Mark Legree, Appalachian State
3) Michael Landers, Robert Morris
4) Frantz Placide, Wagner
5) Marcus Martin, Northwest Missouri State
6) Anthony Walters, Delaware
7) Jason House, Southern
8) Rico Bell, Fayetteville State
9) Collin Zych, Harvard
10) Re’Keem Wilson, Southeast Louisiana

SS
1) Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State
2) Andre Banks, Stephen F. Austin
3) J.C. Sheritt, Eastern Washington
4) Isa Abdul-El Quddus, Fordham
5) Tommy Irvin, Wofford
6) John Dempsey, Villanova
7) Erik Stoll, Montana
8) Craig Ray, Indianapolis
9) Ron Parker, Newberry
10) Lane Olsen, Wisconsin Whitewater


* Jim Bower may seem like a familiar name. He was on my last years list, as he was a senior last year. I missed the memo that he applied for, and received, an additional year due to medical hardship.

JB
02-04-2011, 03:35 PM
Appreciate the info, and the effort that went into it. Other than Ellis, is there 1 or 2 that you have ranked significantly higher than the others?

rmartin65
02-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Appreciate the info, and the effort that went into it. Other than Ellis, is there 1 or 2 that you have ranked significantly higher than the others?

Yea, there are a couple. At RB, Taiwan Jones is far and away the best. 4th round pick based on film. The next couple guys are FAs, with maybe one sneaking into the last 2 rounds.

At WR, I really like Smith. He has all the physical tools, just needs better hands. I think he needs his eyes checked like AJ did a few seasons back. A lot of people like Shorts, but I believe Smith is quite a bit better.

Devlin is clearly the best QB, Fusco clearly the best OC.

It is a fairly weak draft for small school guys, I am anticipating that no more than 20 get drafted, and possibly only 15.

76Texan
02-04-2011, 04:04 PM
Yea, there are a couple. At RB, Taiwan Jones is far and away the best. 4th round pick based on film. The next couple guys are FAs, with maybe one sneaking into the last 2 rounds.

At WR, I really like Smith. He has all the physical tools, just needs better hands. I think he needs his eyes checked like AJ did a few seasons back. A lot of people like Shorts, but I believe Smith is quite a bit better.

Devlin is clearly the best QB, Fusco clearly the best OC.

It is a fairly weak draft for small school guys, I am anticipating that no more than 20 get drafted, and possibly only 15.

I've got some tapes on a few of these guys but haven't got around to it yet.
Thanks as always, rmartin.

Edmund Gates, I don't think he's gonna make it.
And I also have a lot of reservations about Devlin; he looks quite slow getting that ball out with much accuracy in that spread offense.

rmartin65
02-04-2011, 04:09 PM
I've got some tapes on a few of these guys but haven't got around to it yet.
Thanks as always, rmartin.

Edmund Gates, I don't think he's gonna make it.
And I also have a lot of reservations about Devlin; he looks quite slow getting that ball out with much accuracy in that spread offense.

Gates is an interesting prospect. Great speed and athleticism, but smaller than his listed numbers, and probably wont get bigger. While I dont think he gets drafted or makes a roster this year, I think he makes it to a camp, maybe latching on to a PS.

Devlin is not an immediate return kind of guy. The physical skills are there, he just needs to be coached up for 2 years or so. It is a very weak small school QB class.

76Texan
02-05-2011, 12:11 AM
Gates is an interesting prospect. Great speed and athleticism, but smaller than his listed numbers, and probably wont get bigger. While I dont think he gets drafted or makes a roster this year, I think he makes it to a camp, maybe latching on to a PS.

Devlin is not an immediate return kind of guy. The physical skills are there, he just needs to be coached up for 2 years or so. It is a very weak small school QB class.

I take it back about Gates.
I haven't seen those footages on youtube where they spell his name Edmond Gates.
He looks really good!

And if he's rated as only #3, I have some Mount Union tapes that I can watch #2 Cecil Shorts.

fanofgame
02-13-2011, 12:42 PM
I looked at your list of small school RB and did some research.I think Andre Harris is one of the most underrated RB out there. He was rated as one of the top Running backs coming out of high school. Had a rough road to where he is now.... He was recruited by several teams and on two different occasions he committed to D1 programs and both times the coach left. He ended up at Northern Colorado where they ran a 2 back set and he averaged almost 5 yards a carry with a below avg O-Line. I think that Tawain Jones is the #1 Small School prospect but I have Harris #2 at 6'0 220lbs he has the size to step in and play with the big boys. Here are some things I found on Andre Harris seems pretty impressive.

http://pathtothedraft.com/?p=3277

Highlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbcEaWiM17I

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/blog/1487-andre-harris-journal-2-jan-3-2011

rmartin65
02-13-2011, 01:02 PM
I looked at your list of small school RB and did some research.I think Andre Harris is one of the most underrated RB out there. He was rated as one of the top Running backs coming out of high school. Had a rough road to where he is now.... He was recruited by several teams and on two different occasions he committed to D1 programs and both times the coach left. He ended up at Northern Colorado where they ran a 2 back set and he averaged almost 5 yards a carry with a below avg O-Line. I think that Tawain Jones is the #1 Small School prospect but I have Harris #2 at 6'0 220lbs he has the size to step in and play with the big boys. Here are some things I found on Andre Harris seems pretty impressive.

http://pathtothedraft.com/?p=3277

Highlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbcEaWiM17I

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/blog/1487-andre-harris-journal-2-jan-3-2011

Always good to hear from new posters.

I considered putting him at 4 over Sylvester, which is very likely in the final edition of my small school board (which I should post about a week before the draft), but Sylvester's speed and versatility gave him the nod. Odim is ahead, because prior to his injury he was my favorite small school back- he had it all. Griffin is ahead due to his running style, which should translate to the NFL quite well. Good speed and shiftiness, underrated strength. Wont ever be a star, but he could be a 2nd/3rd back in the pros.

Here are my top concerns on Harris:

If he such an excellent player, why does Northern Colorado run a 2 back system?

- Runs upright
- Not real shifty
- No value in the KR game; limited in receiving

That said I expect him to make it to a camp, with a 60/40 chance to stick on a PS.

beerlover
02-13-2011, 01:02 PM
I looked at your list of small school RB and did some research.I think Andre Harris is one of the most underrated RB out there. He was rated as one of the top Running backs coming out of high school. Had a rough road to where he is now.... He was recruited by several teams and on two different occasions he committed to D1 programs and both times the coach left. He ended up at Northern Colorado where they ran a 2 back set and he averaged almost 5 yards a carry with a below avg O-Line. I think that Tawain Jones is the #1 Small School prospect but I have Harris #2 at 6'0 220lbs he has the size to step in and play with the big boys. Here are some things I found on Andre Harris seems pretty impressive.

http://pathtothedraft.com/?p=3277

Highlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbcEaWiM17I

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/blog/1487-andre-harris-journal-2-jan-3-2011

excellent first post. welcome :wesmantexanfan:

great small school prospect in Andre Harris. would be nice back-up for Arian Foster, tall, decent power with similar upright running style, can break some big runs second level. 6th/7th rd. grade?

fanofgame
02-13-2011, 05:00 PM
Thanks beer lover...... I am going to post some info on WR'S next.....

76Texan
02-13-2011, 08:12 PM
Whatcha all think about Anthony Walters at FS?
I'll try to watch Texas vs. The Nation to see how he fared.
Any heads-up would be appreciated!

rmartin65
02-13-2011, 08:29 PM
Whatcha all think about Anthony Walters at FS?
I'll try to watch Texas vs. The Nation to see how he fared.
Any heads-up would be appreciated!

I am not a huge fan, but I see him getting a camp invite somewhere. Played CB at Delaware, needs to put on some serious weight to play FS in the pros. Willing tackler, as evidenced by his 75 tackles... good hands, but lucks out a lot with his picks (poor throws, not great positioning).

fanofgame
02-13-2011, 11:40 PM
At the WR Pos.

I Like Burton, Gates, Shorts then Lito Senatus from Western Illinois at 6'2 215lbs and a frame to put on another 10-20lbs this guy could be a monster. In 3 years he accumulated 149 rec 2269 yards 21 TDS. Seems like a great Red Zone threat. Runs good routes and has great hands.

Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1nYMFPgFBk

Highlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxUQTfH99y0&feature=related

fanofgame
02-13-2011, 11:48 PM
I see you have Christian Anthony who I thought was going to be a 3rd-4th round pick until the health issues this season. I think he received bad advice from who ever told him he should come out this season and not use up the medical red shirt he was granted. I don't think there is a team out there that will draft him.....and I think it will be very slim pickings in the UDFA department for him to......liability issues will come up.... I am pretty sure not to many NFL teams are willing to bring in a kid who had a heart attack and did not play one down this season...... He should have stayed in school and proven he was healthy enough to play football by playing another season at Grambling.

fanofgame
02-13-2011, 11:57 PM
Here are my top concerns on Harris:

If he such an excellent player, why does Northern Colorado run a 2 back system?

- Runs upright
- Not real shifty
- No value in the KR game; limited in receiving

That said I expect him to make it to a camp, with a 60/40 chance to stick on a PS.


I think that if a school runs a certain offense you don't change it for one player.....even though they probably should have if you look at their record. He does run upright....but so have a lot of great RB in the history of this game. He has great size and strength and has showed the ability to break the long runs. I think at 6'0 220lbs if he runs in the 4.47 - 4.53 range and does 24-26 reps on bench he will attract some serious attention. He did score 11TDS on only 153 carries this season....... I remember Auburn had a pretty good 2 back set a few years ago

rmartin65
02-14-2011, 08:21 AM
I think that if a school runs a certain offense you don't change it for one player.....even though they probably should have if you look at their record. He does run upright....but so have a lot of great RB in the history of this game. He has great size and strength and has showed the ability to break the long runs. I think at 6'0 220lbs if he runs in the 4.47 - 4.53 range and does 24-26 reps on bench he will attract some serious attention. He did score 11TDS on only 153 carries this season....... I remember Auburn had a pretty good 2 back set a few years ago

The difference between Auburn and Northern Colorado is that one is FBS (in the very tough SEC) and one is in the FBS. Also, both backs were top 5 picks, if I remember correctly. Northern Colorado's other back (Jhamele Robinson) is not even close to be drafted. There is a real talent discrepancy there, and any coach that is serious about winning would give the more talented back a lion's share of the carries.

Scouting small school guys is so difficult because of who they face. Yes, he showed good speed and power against FBS guys. However, what would he look like against FCS? Or the against the very best, the guys in the NFL? I dont have any inside information, so I am working strictly on film here- he does not look 220 lbs, and he does not run a 4.5 forty. He may in fact bulk up for the draft season, but I truly believe he did not play at 220.

The 40 time actually does not worry me. Some of the best backs in the league werent/arent blazers. The common trait is quick feet, balance and acceleration, 3 traits that I do not really see in Harris. You mentioned that many great backs in history have run upright; you are right. But they are the exception.

I am pulling for the guy, I really am. I pull for every prospect. I just see Harris as an great FCS back, an average FBS back, and a fringe NFL back.

Also, unrelated- if you wish to quote a post, there is a quote button on the bottom right of that post. Just click it and it will send you into the reply topic box, with the quote already in place.

Welcome to the board! Hope you stick around.

D2guy-proeyez
02-14-2011, 01:02 PM
Its that time of year again- the NFL Draft, where 32 teams attempt to build their future teams to varying degrees of success. An important part of this process is finding contributors (not stars or even starters, just contributors) in the later rounds. While many of these picks play college ball at the highest level, there are some players that slipped through the recruiting ranks and landed at the FCS, D2, D3 or NAIA levels. Still others where dismissed from FBS teams, or transferred in search of playing time. This is my top ten list (except for centers- only top 3 due to extreme lack of talent) of each position.

A couple of disclaimers- since scouting small school prospects is obscure, 2 sites are incredibly valuable in, for lack of a better word, checking my rankings. These sites are jbscouting.com and nfldraftscout.com. While these rankings are useful in finding players to scout, and for comparisons sake, the rankings I am posting are completely my own. Also, you will not find heights and weights in this first set. Between the evidence on film, the measurements found on the aforementioned sites, the measurements reported by various all star games and the measurements reported by the schools themselves, there were just too many discrepancies. I am waiting until Combine and pro day measurements come in, and then I will post them with my new rankings.

I think thats about it. As always, if there are any questions (or suggestions) just let me know and I will be happy to answer them to the best of my abilities.

QB
1) Pat Devlin, Delaware
2) Zack Eskridge, Midwestern State
3) Justin Roper, Montana
4) Josh Portis, California (PA)
5) Chris Dieker, Southern Illinois
6) Blake Bolles. Northwest Missouri State
7) Troy Weatherhead, Hillsdale
8) Dale Fink, Sacred Heart
9) Scott Riddle, Elon
10) K.J. Black, Prairie View A&M

RB
1) Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
2) John Griffin, Massachusetts
3) Isaac Odim, Minnesota Duluth
4) Philip Sylvester, Florida A&M
5) Andre Harris, Northern Colorado
6) Chase Reynolds, Montana
7) Chris Evans, Samford
8) Mon Williams, Eastern Illinois
9) DeAngelo Branch, Norfolk State
10) Chevon Walker, Sioux Falls



FB
1) Bubba Bartlett, Carroll (MT)
2) Marcus Sims, North Alabama
3) Ryan Travis, West Liberty
4) Dean Rogers, Cal Davis
5) Jim Bower, Maine Maritime*
6) Michael Tribue, Carson Newman
7) Ryan Mahaffey, Northern Iowa
8) Everette Benjamin, Central Connecticut State
9) Andrew Kennedy, Columbia
10) Tysson Poots, Southern Utah

WR
1) Courtney Smith, South Alabama
2) Cecil Shorts III, Mount Union
3) Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian
4) Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State
5) Gerald Stevenson, Charleston Southern
6) Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M
7) O.J. Murdock, Fort Hays State
8) Joe Morgan, Walsh
9) Jared Jenkins, Wisconsin Stevens Point
10) Jon Ryan, Sioux Falls

TE
1) Schuylar Oordt, Northern Iowa
2) Julius Thomas, Portland State
3) Larry Donnell, Grambling State
4) Chris Farmer, Villanova
5) Stephen Skelton, Fordham
6) Mike Higgins, Nebraska Omaha
7) Blake Crider, Northern Michigan
8) Chris Blohm, Yale
9) Colin Cochart, South Dakota State
10) Bristan Kelley, Pittsburgh State

OT
1) Benjamin Ijalana, Villanova
2) Will Rackley, Lehigh
3) Johnny Culbreath, South Carolina State
4) Curt Porter, Jacksonville State
5) Trevis Turner, Abilene Christian
6) Mike Person, Montana State
7) David Mims, Virginia Union
8) Corey O’Daniel, Gardner- Webb
9) Cameron Bradfield, Grand Valley State
10) Karri Kuuttila, Lock Haven

OG
1) Josh Harrison, South Carolina State
2) Greg Niland, Massachusetts
3) Pat Illig, Wofford
4) Daniel Kilgore, Appalachian State
5) Justin Walker, Bloomsburg
6) Ricky Clerge, Lehigh
7) Corey Konycki, Robert Morris
8) Jamal Lewis, Hampton
9) Austin Emerson, Central Arkansas
10) Onuche Oyibo, Florida A&M

OC
1) Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock
2) Taylor Boggs, Humboldt State
3) Paul Fenaroli, Stony Brook

DT
1) Kenrick Ellis, Hampton
2) Cedric Thorton, Southern Arkansas
3) Martin Parker, Richmond
4) Frank Kearse, Alabama A&M
5) Michael Jasper, Bethel (TN)
6) Andre Caroll, Delaware State
7) Teryl White, North Carolina Central
8) Ibraham Abdulai, Arkansas Pine Bluff
9) Harold Ayodele, Emporia State
10) Andrew Iupati, Humboldt State

DE
1) Christian Clark, Sacramento State
2) Eugene Germany, Central Washington
3) Mason Brodine, Nebraska Kearney
4) Christian Anthony, Grambling State
5) Courtney Harris, North Alabama
6) Markell Carter, Central Arkansas
7) Joshua Ingram, Albany State (GA)
8) John Michael Clay, Samford
9) Ronnell Brown, James Madison
10) Malcolm Jenkins, Elizabeth City State

OLB
1) Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin
2) Marc Schiechl, Colorado School of Mines
3) Travis Brisco, Urbana
4) Jeffrey Williams, Gardner Webb
5) Matt Freed, East Stroudsburg
6) Eric McBride, Richmond
7) Eric Sobotka, UC Davis
8) Dain Taylor, Drake
9) Mark Masterson, Maine
10) Deron Mayo, Old Dominion

ILB
1) Alex DiMichele, Robert Morris
2) Matt Marcorelle, Delaware
3) Stephen Franklin, Southern Illinois
4) John Eddy, Northern Colorado
5) Tressor Baptiste, Texas A&M Kingsville
6) Dozie Amjoyi, Cal Davis
7) Antoine Wilkinson, Missouri State
8) Dejuan Fulgham, Texas Southern
9) Fred Thompson, Abilene Christian
10) Clay Beeler, West Liberty

CB
1) Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois
2) Cortez Allen, Citadel
3) Ryan Jones, Northwest Missouri State
4) Justin Rogers, Richmond
5) Jamal Schulters, CW Post
6) Deante Steele, Shepherd
7) Buster Skrine, Tennessee Chattanooga
8) Drenard Williams, Texas State
9) Derek Dreher, Wisconsin Lacrosse
10) Dionte Dinkins, Fort Valley State

FS
1) Tommie Campbell, California (PA)
2) Mark Legree, Appalachian State
3) Michael Landers, Robert Morris
4) Frantz Placide, Wagner
5) Marcus Martin, Northwest Missouri State
6) Anthony Walters, Delaware
7) Jason House, Southern
8) Rico Bell, Fayetteville State
9) Collin Zych, Harvard
10) Re’Keem Wilson, Southeast Louisiana

SS
1) Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State
2) Andre Banks, Stephen F. Austin
3) J.C. Sheritt, Eastern Washington
4) Isa Abdul-El Quddus, Fordham
5) Tommy Irvin, Wofford
6) John Dempsey, Villanova
7) Erik Stoll, Montana
8) Craig Ray, Indianapolis
9) Ron Parker, Newberry
10) Lane Olsen, Wisconsin Whitewater


* Jim Bower may seem like a familiar name. He was on my last years list, as he was a senior last year. I missed the memo that he applied for, and received, an additional year due to medical hardship.


Taylor Boggs, Edmund Gates, Marc Schiechl
http://www.beyondthecombine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:small-school-prospects-look-to-make-a-big-impression&catid=6:reports

JB
02-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Taylor Boggs, Edmund Gates, Marc Schiechl
http://www.beyondthecombine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:small-school-prospects-look-to-make-a-big-impression&catid=6:reports

What about them?

fanofgame
02-14-2011, 01:28 PM
rmartin 65 thanks for welcoming me......what do you think about Lito Senatus? Also do you agree with me on Christian Anthony?

rmartin65
02-14-2011, 04:08 PM
rmartin 65 thanks for welcoming me......what do you think about Lito Senatus? Also do you agree with me on Christian Anthony?

Senatus is ranked number 12 on my small school receivers list. Big body, but S.L.O.W. Seriously, its bad, worse than the predicted times. He may run in the mid 4.6s (and I would not expect better), but he plays in the 4.8s. Nice hands though, and tough to bring down.

Depends what you think of Anthony? Easily the most talented of the DEs, but his heart problem will scare off a ton of teams. I would not come close to sign of him, because I dont want him dying in practice or in a game.

steelbtexan
02-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Rrmartin are Ayodele and Iupati related to the Ayodeles and M.Iupati that play in the NFL? If so how good are they?

My sleeper DB guy is Clifford somebody is going to get a steal in this guy. Can you describe his playing style and abilities to the MB?

Ijalana,Rackley,Parker and Ellis are guys I hope the Texans are looking at in rds 2-5.

If rds 3-5 went this way for the Texans I would be a very happy Texans fan.

Rd3 Ellis
Rd4 Ijalana
Rd5 Clifford

D2guy-proeyez
02-14-2011, 06:10 PM
What about them?

just found that eval for them, also has film links on the evals, I think Gates is gonna go as early as late 2nd-4th round!!! SPEED KILLS

rmartin65
02-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Rrmartin are Ayodele and Iupati related to the Ayodeles and M.Iupati that play in the NFL? If so how good are they?

My sleeper DB guy is Clifford somebody is going to get a steal in this guy. Can you describe his playing style and abilities to the MB?

Ijalana,Rackley,Parker and Ellis are guys I hope the Texans are looking at in rds 2-5.

If rds 3-5 went this way for the Texans I would be a very happy Texans fan.

Rd3 Ellis
Rd4 Ijalana
Rd5 Clifford

Yep, they are related.

I am not really a fan of Ayodele, he seems like a classic case of performing for the money. When on he is an NFL talent, but he is not on as much as you want from an NFL player. Should get a camp invite, but wont latch on.

Iupati is also a player I am not wild about. He does not seem to have his brother's talent or work ethic. I would be surprised if he is more than just camp fodder. To be frank, if it were not for the name he probably would not make a camp.

Clifford is a beast! 5th seems to be good value. Good sized kid, could get to around 215 pounds without losing speed. Willing tackler, but what sets him apart is his hands and coverage skills. Willing to take risks, but not (usually) unnecessary ones. Tackles well enough to play SS, but covers well enough for FS. Should run in the low 4.5s.

rmartin65
02-14-2011, 06:31 PM
just found that eval for them, also has film links on the evals, I think Gates is gonna go as early as late 2nd-4th round!!! SPEED KILLS

I would doubt that, but NFL GMs are (lady) gaga over speed. Fringe draft worthy prospect, but I would not draft him.

D2guy-proeyez
02-14-2011, 09:08 PM
Yep, they are related.

I am not really a fan of Ayodele, he seems like a classic case of performing for the money. When on he is an NFL talent, but he is not on as much as you want from an NFL player. Should get a camp invite, but wont latch on.

Iupati is also a player I am not wild about. He does not seem to have his brother's talent or work ethic. I would be surprised if he is more than just camp fodder. To be frank, if it were not for the name he probably would not make a camp.

Clifford is a beast! 5th seems to be good value. Good sized kid, could get to around 215 pounds without losing speed. Willing tackler, but what sets him apart is his hands and coverage skills. Willing to take risks, but not (usually) unnecessary ones. Tackles well enough to play SS, but covers well enough for FS. Should run in the low 4.5s.

Andrew Iupati was a junior this year and was unblockable on all the film I saw this year, including against Cal Poly San Louis Obispo (1AA). He will be back for his senior season... we shall see

rmartin65
02-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Andrew Iupati was a junior this year and was unblockable on all the film I saw this year, including against Cal Poly San Louis Obispo (1AA). He will be back for his senior season... we shall see

I thought he was entering the draft? Thanks for the heads up.

However, I am afraid we disagree on the term unblockable. 4 TFLs and no sacks is not unblockable.

fanofgame
02-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Senatus is ranked number 12 on my small school receivers list. Big body, but S.L.O.W. Seriously, its bad, worse than the predicted times. He may run in the mid 4.6s (and I would not expect better), but he plays in the 4.8s. Nice hands though, and tough to bring down.

Depends what you think of Anthony? Easily the most talented of the DEs, but his heart problem will scare off a ton of teams. I would not come close to sign of him, because I dont want him dying in practice or in a game.

Thats exactly what I think....huge talent....should have stayed in school to prove he is healthy. Prior to Heart Problems 3rd round......now wouldn't think about signing him..... I posted that earlier

D2guy-proeyez
02-15-2011, 12:36 AM
I thought he was entering the draft? Thanks for the heads up.

However, I am afraid we disagree on the term unblockable. 4 TFLs and no sacks is not unblockable.

Nope he is just a junior!!! He demanded a double team in all the tape I saw, when you turn on his film you see what I am talking about, he could not be blocked, u gotta throw his production out of the window... FYI in the films I saw he had 3sacks playing 1technique, I just checked his school's website and looks as if some of the stats may be a little off!

rmartin65
02-15-2011, 08:37 AM
Nope he is just a junior!!! He demanded a double team in all the tape I saw, when you turn on his film you see what I am talking about, he could not be blocked, u gotta throw his production out of the window... FYI in the films I saw he had 3sacks playing 1technique, I just checked his school's website and looks as if some of the stats may be a little off!

I saw quite the opposite in the admittedly little film I saw on Iupati. I saw him look good-great in one on one scenarios, when he was doubled he was smothered.

Are you seeing the right films? I just googled him, I believe those films are from when he played at JUCO. And no, you count throw production out the window. That is one of the biggest problems with scouting, people underrating stats. Sure the occasional guy pulls it off, but he is the exception to the rule. Lastly, I highly doubt the school's stats are wrong.

I could have sworn he declared... thanks for letting me know. Opens up a spot on the list.

D2guy-proeyez
02-15-2011, 02:45 PM
I saw quite the opposite in the admittedly little film I saw on Iupati. I saw him look good-great in one on one scenarios, when he was doubled he was smothered.

Are you seeing the right films? I just googled him, I believe those films are from when he played at JUCO. And no, you count throw production out the window. That is one of the biggest problems with scouting, people underrating stats. Sure the occasional guy pulls it off, but he is the exception to the rule. Lastly, I highly doubt the school's stats are wrong.

I could have sworn he declared... thanks for letting me know. Opens up a spot on the list.

Humboldt State's Stats and Sports Information is Horrible!!! I know this because I have dealt with them and there SID on many situations... They are kinda clueless... To much Hippie Lettuce maybe ;).
They have had Taylor Boggs (Center prospect) at times listed at 275 depending on what profile you see... he was 275 as a sophomore he has been 300lbs as a junior and senior!!! Iupati did not declare for the draft, and hasn't been @ Juco in 2 years, he was at Oregon as a sophomore in 2009 and as a Junior this past season at Division II Humboldt State in California!! Should be interesting to see how he does as a Senior!!!

fanofgame
02-15-2011, 03:05 PM
Scouting small school guys is so difficult because of who they face. Yes, he showed good speed and power against FBS guys. However, what would he look like against FCS? Or the against the very best, the guys in the NFL? I dont have any inside information, so I am working strictly on film here- he does not look 220 lbs, and he does not run a 4.5 forty. He may in fact bulk up for the draft season, but I truly believe he did not play at 220.



I am pulling for the guy, I really am. I pull for every prospect. I just see Harris as an great FCS back, an average FBS back, and a fringe NFL back.


Welcome to the board! Hope you stick around.

Andre Harris weighed in at 222lbs at All Star game

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/interviews/3-interviews/1600-harris-dj-feb14

rmartin65
02-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Andre Harris weighed in at 222lbs at All Star game

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/interviews/3-interviews/1600-harris-dj-feb14

Be fair now- you know guys bulk up for the draft season.

Anyway, does not change the knocks on him- runs upright, shows little burst and little wiggle.

fanofgame
02-15-2011, 04:21 PM
Be fair now- you know guys bulk up for the draft season.

Anyway, does not change the knocks on him- runs upright, shows little burst and little wiggle.

LOL..... I am always fair....just wanted to point this out. I also found some info about him running a 4.38 but that was coming out of High School so he was probably 20-25 lbs lighter....

D2guy-proeyez
03-02-2011, 12:15 AM
LOL..... I am always fair....just wanted to point this out. I also found some info about him running a 4.38 but that was coming out of High School so he was probably 20-25 lbs lighter....

He was a 4.5 guy out of palisades/taft, I went to Palisades (many years before him)and always followed him. On the same token... he was always about 215- 220 even in HS!!!

fanofgame
03-06-2011, 01:49 PM
He was a 4.5 guy out of palisades/taft, I went to Palisades (many years before him)and always followed him. On the same token... he was always about 215- 220 even in HS!!!

Since you have been following him for so long.....what is your thought on him? Also here is the write up that says he ran a 4.38 40 at a Combine

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=2&cid=395084&nid=3135284&fhn=1&pg=2&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2frecruiting.scout.com%2fa .z%3fs%3d73%26p%3d9%26c%3d2%26cid%3d395084%26nid%3 d3135284%26fhn%3d1%26pg%3d2

D2guy-proeyez
03-08-2011, 11:17 PM
Since you have been following him for so long.....what is your thought on him? Also here is the write up that says he ran a 4.38 40 at a Combine

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=2&cid=395084&nid=3135284&fhn=1&pg=2&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2frecruiting.scout.com%2fa .z%3fs%3d73%26p%3d9%26c%3d2%26cid%3d395084%26nid%3 d3135284%26fhn%3d1%26pg%3d2

Harris was a man amongst boys in HS (in a very competitive Los Angeles City Section) he weighed about 215lbs since his sophmore season in HS. He has always ran up-right and has never been a wiggle guy. That being said, Harris is a very physical runner and actually catches the ball well out of the backfield, he hits the hole very fast and has enough speed to hurt you although he is not a blazer he did have a 57 yd TD run vs Portland State this past year. He kinda reminds me of LeGarret Blunt


EL CAMINO JUNIOR COLLEGE FILM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j0jqDoLy5o&feature=fvwrel

NORTHERN COLORADO FILM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbcEaWiM17I&feature=related

fanofgame
03-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Harris was a man amongst boys in HS (in a very competitive Los Angeles City Section) he weighed about 215lbs since his sophmore season in HS. He has always ran up-right and has never been a wiggle guy. That being said, Harris is a very physical runner and actually catches the ball well out of the backfield, he hits the hole very fast and has enough speed to hurt you although he is not a blazer he did have a 57 yd TD run vs Portland State this past year. He kinda reminds me of LeGarret Blunt


EL CAMINO JUNIOR COLLEGE FILM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j0jqDoLy5o&feature=fvwrel

NORTHERN COLORADO FILM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbcEaWiM17I&feature=related

Well Blount had a pretty good year..... I heard Andre had a good showing at his pro day yesterday. I read he weighed in at 6'03 221lbs did 23 reps and posted a 35.5 vert. I watched a couple of Northern Colorado games and not really sure why they spilt carries.....the other RB not very impressive. Not sure if it was because Andre was a juco transfer and the other kid wasn't but it seems like if Northern Colorado gave Andre most if not all the carries they might have won more games and that coach would still have a job....

D2guy-proeyez
03-09-2011, 10:47 PM
Well Blount had a pretty good year..... I heard Andre had a good showing at his pro day yesterday. I read he weighed in at 6'03 221lbs did 23 reps and posted a 35.5 vert. I watched a couple of Northern Colorado games and not really sure why they spilt carries.....the other RB not very impressive. Not sure if it was because Andre was a juco transfer and the other kid wasn't but it seems like if Northern Colorado gave Andre most if not all the carries they might have won more games and that coach would still have a job....

I agree 100%, as i watched the Michigan State Game, Andre held his own, there was no need for Northern to split carries, I was also told this morning by Andre's agent that he ran 4.61 on a slick BBALL court because of all the snow in colorado, he will work out again March 14th @ Air Force

cjaze1
03-13-2011, 09:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyWFh3Lp5u8

New video I found on Mike Jasper. This guy is a BEAST

Hottoddie
03-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Mario Harvey (ILB)

Here's an interesting ILB prospect out of Marshall. He's a little short @ 5'11", 250 lbs & a liability in the passing game, but is a very prolific tackler with a lot of upside. Would be worth a look for ILB depth in the 6th or 7th round. Any thoughts or opinions?

http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=4942

Overview

Prolific tackler at Marshall, recording 400+ tackles in his 4 year career. Raw at the LB position, he is a converted defensive tackle.

Strengths

Plays low in his pads, and has cunning instincts. Plenty of upside, and excellent strength for a Mike LB. Played well at both positions in college. Sack artist, recorded multiple sacks in 3 games this season.

Weaknesses

Extremely raw. Most of his talents are built on instinct and physical prowess, rather than knowledge of the game. A liability in the passing game, doesn't rate high in pass defense awareness. Best fit for the 3-4 defense.

Projection

Projecting Mario as an undrafted free agent. If he performs well at the combine and senior bowl, he might peak the 7th round.

fanofgame
03-14-2011, 04:18 PM
Any news on Air Force Pro Day? I heard they turned some guys away and didn't let them workout because of the lockout...... I also wanted to know how Blaine Sumner from Colorado of the Mines did..... I know he posted 49 reps and his pro day and was upset he didn't do 50..... I just want to see if he can do 50 and set a new record that is already insane...... Post if anyone hears anything....

rmartin65
03-14-2011, 04:45 PM
Any news on Air Force Pro Day? I heard they turned some guys away and didn't let them workout because of the lockout...... I also wanted to know how Blaine Sumner from Colorado of the Mines did..... I know he posted 49 reps and his pro day and was upset he didn't do 50..... I just want to see if he can do 50 and set a new record that is already insane...... Post if anyone hears anything....

Actually, I want to know how he looks in the position drills and other numbers. We know he is strong. We need to know more about his agility and technique. That said, I am pretty damn curious as well. I bet he gets it.

fanofgame
03-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Yeah.....50 would be sick...... I hope Harris does well the scouts invited him to Air Force pro day to get another look since the conditions were so bad at Northern Colorado Pro Day....... He was 6'03 221lbs with a 35.5 vert and 9'11 broad jump....

rmartin65
03-14-2011, 05:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyWFh3Lp5u8

New video I found on Mike Jasper. This guy is a BEAST

When will he be working out for scouts? I dont know if Bethel has enough pull for a pro day.

fanofgame
03-14-2011, 10:42 PM
When will he be working out for scouts? I dont know if Bethel has enough pull for a pro day.

Not sure but if he weighs in at 390lbs it will scare teams off.....he needs to lose 30lbs

fanofgame
03-15-2011, 01:22 PM
Blaine Sumners did 52 reps yesterday at Air Force Pro Day...... WOW

rmartin65
03-15-2011, 01:25 PM
Not sure but if he weighs in at 390lbs it will scare teams off.....he needs to lose 30lbs

Yep, I would like to see him get down a bit. He has the frame to carry 350 to 360 ok.

Blaine Sumners did 52 reps yesterday at Air Force Pro Day...... WOW

Yep, already in the Blaine Sumner thread- http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80551

fanofgame
03-15-2011, 01:54 PM
Yep, I would like to see him get down a bit. He has the frame to carry 350 to 360 ok.



Yep, already in the Blaine Sumner thread- http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80551

Yeah 355-360 would be ideal for that kid......385-395 won't work.... Didn't see the Sumner thing..... I read he actually did 55 reps but 3 were not counted.....

rmartin65
03-17-2011, 06:06 PM
Just a heads up, I should be posting an updated rankings in the next week or so. Turns out I am scheduled to work over spring break, so I am going to have a lot of free time to look over new information.

fanofgame
03-17-2011, 07:35 PM
Just a heads up, I should be posting an updated rankings in the next week or so. Turns out I am scheduled to work over spring break, so I am going to have a lot of free time to look over new information.

Look forward to it......

I think there might be another Small School Sleeper in the works...Baldwin-Wallace DE 10 KEITH DARBUT (6041, 229) pro day numbers...he benched 26 reps, ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, 1.42 10-yard, 38-inch vertical, 10'6 broad jump, 4.45 short shuttle, and 7.28 3-cone.

He was a first-team All-OAC selection and named defensive lineman of the year in the OAC in 2010. His 43 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, and 40-yard touchdown reception.

fanofgame
03-17-2011, 07:39 PM
With that speed he will be able to take his smaller frame and play OLB in the NFL

fanofgame
03-17-2011, 07:41 PM
I read that Andre Harris ran a 4.50/4.53 at Air Force pro day and improved his vert from 35.5 to 36 had a 9'11 broad 4.24 Short Shuttle and he weighed in at 223lbs

rmartin65
03-17-2011, 08:06 PM
Look forward to it......

I think there might be another Small School Sleeper in the works...Baldwin-Wallace DE 10 KEITH DARBUT (6041, 229) pro day numbers...he benched 26 reps, ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, 1.42 10-yard, 38-inch vertical, 10'6 broad jump, 4.45 short shuttle, and 7.28 3-cone.

He was a first-team All-OAC selection and named defensive lineman of the year in the OAC in 2010. His 43 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, and 40-yard touchdown reception.

Yeah, I saw that too. However, he is a rather unimpressive football player. Only 21 career sacks at the DIII level, 26.5 TFL. Those are not great numbers. Will I rank him when my next edition comes out? Maybe. I am thinking about expanding to top 15 per position, so there is a shot. His raw athleticism is something, but that does not make him a real player. I need more film before I can rank him in good conscience. FA at best, I think.

Oh, and here is the article I think you got your info from- http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/d3/d3-news-/1644-bw-sleeper

I read that Andre Harris ran a 4.50/4.53 at Air Force pro day and improved his vert from 35.5 to 36 had a 9'11 broad 4.24 Short Shuttle and he weighed in at 223lbs

The same site listed above (albeit, different article) reports a 4.62 40 and 21 reps.

fanofgame
03-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Yeah, I saw that too. However, he is a rather unimpressive football player. Only 21 career sacks at the DIII level, 26.5 TFL. Those are not great numbers. Will I rank him when my next edition comes out? Maybe. I am thinking about expanding to top 15 per position, so there is a shot. His raw athleticism is something, but that does not make him a real player. I need more film before I can rank him in good conscience. FA at best, I think.

Oh, and here is the article I think you got your info from- http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/d3/d3-news-/1644-bw-sleeper



The same site listed above (albeit, different article) reports a 4.62 40 and 21 reps.


That is where I got the info...... The numbers on there I think are for Andre Harris at his Northern Colorado Pro Day...... I read on a different site that he improved all his numbers at Air Force Pro Day......

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I have it straight from their MR-football guy...

on a side note:

RB Andre Harris of No. Colorado took part in the Air Force Pro day and put up the following:

AIR FORCE PRO DAY

6'03 223lbs

VJ 36

Broad Jump 9'11

SS 4.24

40 4.50/4.52

3 CONE 6.98

Bench 23 reps (Stood on this from the UNC Pro Day)

That was posted a different site

rmartin65
03-17-2011, 09:03 PM
Interesting. Is that over from condraft?

But there is playing speed versus shorts speed, and the 4.6 time is much closer to his playing speed.

fanofgame
03-17-2011, 09:26 PM
[QUOTE=rmartin65;1667696]Interesting. Is that over from condraft?

But there is playing speed versus shorts speed, and the 4.6 time is much closer to his playing speed.[/QUOTE

I agree...... Did you see my post on..... players on my radar forum? Nice FS Prospect

fanofgame
04-02-2011, 11:12 PM
Andre Harris pro day info

http://walterfootball.com/proday2011march28.php

cjaze1
04-22-2011, 02:31 PM
Jasper is down to 370! New video posted this week of private work out for the Bills. This guy put up some very respectable numbers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYF1wM8kRw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu2hlyGKs7w&NR=1
http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2011/4/7/2097069/dallas-cowboys-post-of-the-week-small-school-big-game
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Solus-Performance-Training/129245870628

rmartin65
04-22-2011, 06:28 PM
Jasper is down to 370! New video posted this week of private work out for the Bills. This guy put up some very respectable numbers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYF1wM8kRw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu2hlyGKs7w&NR=1
http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2011/4/7/2097069/dallas-cowboys-post-of-the-week-small-school-big-game
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Solus-Performance-Training/129245870628

I saw the numbers while I was updating my board- I am impressed. I still have him at 394 though, a number corroborated by nfldraftscout- http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=115202&draftyear=2011&genpos=OG

Now, on a side note, is their any interest in my annual top 10 positional rankings this year? I need to know so I can budget my time to get them done (busy week at school coming up). The earliest I should be able to get them done is by Monday, but I would do it if there is ample interest.

drs23
04-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Now, on a side note, is their any interest in my annual top 10 positional rankings this year? I need to know so I can budget my time to get them done (busy week at school coming up). The earliest I should be able to get them done is by Monday, but I would do it if there is ample interest.

I always enjoy your draft research/projections. I for one am interested. :)

kiwitexansfan
04-23-2011, 01:51 PM
I always enjoy your draft research/projections. I for one am interested. :)

Indeed, more information can't hurt us.

76Texan
04-23-2011, 03:56 PM
I've always appreciated the works you guys put out; I just don't have enough time to dig deep into them to really enjoy it.

rmartin65
04-23-2011, 04:55 PM
Alright, I will go ahead and put the finishing touches on them and post as soon as I can. I plan on staying up pretty much all night doing homework (it is quieter at night), so I am going to see if I can work for the next 4 hours on the rankings and crank them out.

rmartin65
04-24-2011, 07:42 AM
2011 Small School Prospects- Final Edition

Thank you all in the interest in the small school rankings. By now, you should all know the drill, but I will give a brief rundown.

I define small school prospects as players who did not play FCS. This includes players from FBS (formerly D1AA), DII, DIII and NAIA players. Somewhere around 20 small school players get drafted each year, with another 30-50 getting UDFA and camp tryout offers. So this weekend if you hear a name you are unfamiliar with, I hope that you can find him here, and get a rough idea of his ability and potential. As always, I am happy to discuss my rankings and individual prospects (including those that just missed the cut, and are therefore not found in the list). It should be noted that the heights and weights are from either NFLDRAFTSCOUT or JBSCOUTING, as I have found them to be more trustworthy that the numbers given by colleges. However, the rankings are completely and totally my own, formed from hours of film, reading player reviews, and talking with other draftniks such as yourselves.

Also, these rankings are NOT how I think NFL teams are going to draft. Some players don’t have the measurables that scouts love, but the game tape in stats show a true football player. Other players have the sick measurables, but lack the game tape for me to feel comfortable ranking highly.

I think that’s about it, thanks for reading everyone!

QB

1) Pat Devlin, Delaware, 6’3” 225 lbs
2) Zack Eskridge, Midwestern State, 6’3” 215 lbs
3) Troy Weatherhead, Hillsdale, 6’3” 218 lbs
4) Kyle Havens, Massachusetts, 6’3” 224 lbs
5) Chris Dieker, Southern Illinois, 6’5” 232 lbs
6) Scott Riddle, Elon, 6’ 211 lbs
7) Josh Portis, California (PA), 6’3” 203 lbs
8) Blake Bolles, Northwest Missouri State, 6’3” 202 lbs
9) Michael Herrick, Northern Arizona, 6’1” 213 lbs
10) Dale Fink, Sacred Heart, 6’1” 208 lbs

RB

1) Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington, 6’ 196 lbs
2) John Griffin, Massachusetts, 5’11” 205 lbs
3) Philip Sylvester, Florida A&M, 5’9” 194 kbs
4) Isaac Odim, Minnesota-Duluth, 5’11” 210 lbs
5) Andre Harris, Northern Colorado, 6’1” 219 lbs
6) Jamal Sullivan, James Madison, 5’9” 215 lbs
7) DeAngelo Branche, Norfolk State, 5’10” 205 lbs
8) Kyle Minett, South Dakota State, 5’10” 210 lbs
9) Trevar Deed, Delta State, 5’10” 203 lbs
10) Alfonso Hoggard, Clarion, 5’2” 149 lbs

FB/HB

1) Bubba Bartlett, Carroll (MT), 6’1” 237 lbs
2) Ryan Travis, West Liberty, 6’2” 242 lbs
3) Josh Baker, Northwest Missouri State, 6’2” 244 lbs
4) Josue Paul, Central Connecticut State, 5’11” 223 lbs
5) Jim Bower, Maine Maritime, 5’9” 225 lbs
6) Marcus Sims, North Alabama, 5’10” 242 lbs
7) Jason Gwaltny, Kean, 6’ 220 lbs
8) Chris DeLuca, Penn, 5”11” 240 lbs
9) Jake Hutton, Idaho State, 6’ 228 lbs
10) Chris Hogan, Monmouth, 6’1” 225 lbs

WR

1) Cecil Shorts III, Mount Union, 6’ 205 lbs
2) Edmond Gates, Abilene Christian, 6’ 192 lbs
3) Courtney Smith, South Alabama, 6’4” 223 lbs
4) Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M, 6’1” 221 lbs
5) Andre Holmes, Hillsdale, 6’4” 210 lbs
6) Demario Ballard Western Oregon, 6’6” 219 lbs
7) Jeremy Kelly, Maine, 6’6” 223 lbs
8) OJ Castile, Delta State, 6’3” 223 lbs
9) Jamere Holland, Lindwood, 5’11” 190 lbs
10) Joe Morgan, Walsh, 6’1” 189 lbs

TE

1) Schuyler Oordt, Northern Iowa, 6’6” 261 lbs
2) Julius Thomas, Portland State, 6’5” 246 lbs
3) Mike Higgins, Nebraska-Omaha, 6’5” 242 lbs
4) Chris Blohm, Yale, 6’4” 260 lbs
5) Larry Donnell, Grambling State, 6’6” 268 lbs
6) Stephen Skelton, Fordham, 6’5” 252 lbs
7) Colin Cochart, South Dakota State, 6’4” 255 lbs
8) Kyle Miller, Mount Union, 6’5” 257 lbs
9) Blake Crider, Northern Michigan, 6’4” 251 lbs
10) Chris Farmer, Villanova, 6’6’ 276 lbs

OT

1) Benjamin Ijalana, 6’4” 317 lbs
2) David Mims, Virginia Union, 6’8” 331 lbs
3) Johnny Culbreath, South Carolina State, 6’5’ 322 lbs
4) Trevis Turner, Abilene Christian, 6’7” 333 lbs
5) Corey O’Daniel, Gardner-Webb, 6’7” 307 lbs
6) Kevin Hughes, Southeast Louisiana State, 6’4” 302 lbs
7) Curt Porter, Jacksonville State, 6’7” 315 lbs
8) Cameron Bradford, Grand Valley State, 6’4’ 301 lbs
9) Chris Harr, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 6’4” 299 lbs
10) Karri Kuuttila, Lock Haven, 6’6” 304 lbs

OG

1) Will Rackley, Lehigh, 6’3” 309 lbs
2) David Arkin, 6’5” 300 lbs
3) Greg Niland, Massachusetts, 6’4” 302 lbs
4) Austin Emerson, Central Arkansas, 6’2” 296 lbs
5) Chris Riley, Illinois State, 6’4” 303 lbs
6) Michael Booker, Northwestern State, 6’2” 320 lbs
7) Josh Harrison, South Carolina State, 6’4” 305 lbs
8) Corey Konycski, Robert Morris, 6’3” 315 lbs
9) Roman Pritt, St. Pauls, 6’1” 318 lbs
10) Pat Illig, Wofford, 6’5” 316 lbs

OC

1) Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock, 6’4” 306 lbs
2) Daniel Kilgore, Appalachian State, 6’3’ 308 lbs
3) Ryan McKnight, South Dakota State, 6’2” 304 lbs
4) Taylor Boggs, Humboldt State, 6’2” 294 lbs
5) Paul Fenaroli, Stony Brook, 6’2” 300 lbs

DT

1) Cedric Thorton, Central Arkansas, 6’3” 309 lbs
2) Martin Parker, Richmond, 6’2” 303 lbs
3) Ronnell Brown, James Madison, 6’1” 283 lbs
4) Ibraham Abdulai, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, 6’2” 301 lbs
5) PJ South, Central Missouri, 6’3” 285 lbs
6) Bryan Church, Ouachita Baptist, 6’2” 299 lbs
7) TJ Langley, Arkansas Tech, 6’5” 292 lbs
8) Antonio Thompson, South Dakota State, 6’4” 278
9) Xzavier Stewert, Northern Illinois, 6’ 305 lbs
10) Yakay Ibia, Towson, 6’2” 295 lbs

NT

1) Kenrick Ellis, Hampton, 6’5” 346 lbs
2) Blaine Sumner, Colorado School of Mines, 6’1” 335 lbs
3) Frank Kearse, Alabama A&M, 6’4” 315 lbs
4) Andrew Soucy, Eastern Washington, 6’2” 311 lbs
5) Michael Jasper, Bethel (TN), 6’4” 396 lbs

DE

1) Tom McCarthy, Yale, 6’6’ 265 lbs
2) Justin Rindt, Wisconsin-Stout, 6’3” 267 lbs
3) Antron Dillon, North Alabama, 6’5” 266 lbs
4) Markell Carter, Central Arkansas, 6’4” 252 lbs
5) Daniel Allen, Southern Connecticut State, 6’4” 250 lbs
6) Kenneth Charles, Stephen F Austin, 6’1” 264 lbs
7) Jabari Fletcher, Appalachian State, 6’3” 259 lbs
8) Christian Anthony, Grambling State, 6’3” 277 lbs
9) Bryan Jean-Pierre, William & Mary, 6’3” 280 lbs
10) Christian Clark, Sacramento State, 6’1” 268 lbs

OLB

1) Marc Schiechl, Colorado School of Mines, 6’2” 252 lbs
2) Jabara Williams, Stephen F Austin, 6’2” 228 lbs
3) Eric McBride, Richmond, 6’2” 228 lbs
4) Mike Gee, Indiana (PA), 6’1” 239 lbs
5) Keith Darbut, Baldwin-Wallace, 6’4” 230 lbs
6) Travis Brisco, Urbana, 6’1” 229 lbs
7) Victor Adesanya, Rhode Island, 6’3” 227 lbs
8) Dain Taylor, Drake, 6’2” 246 lbs
9) Deron Mayo, Old Dominion, 5’11” 220 lbs
10) Larry Dean, Valdosta State, 6’ 229 lbs

ILB

1) Matt Marcorelle, Delaware, 6’2” 258 lbs
2) DJ Smith, Appalachian State, 5’11” 239 lbs
3) Alex DiMichele, Robert Morris, 6’ 240 lbs
4) Mark Masterson, Maine, 6’2” 240 lbs
5) Matt Wenger, North Central, 5’10” 233 lbs
6) Derek Domino, South Dakota State, 6’3” 231 lbs
7) Jake Duren, Mid-America Nazarene, 5’11” 232 lbs
8) Sam Jacobs, Capital, 6’ 230 lbs
9) Luke Hibner, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 6’ 246 lbs
10) Lambert Budzinski, Mount Union, 6’2” 234 lbs

CB

1) Ryan Jones, Northwest Missouri State, 5’11” 198 lbs
2) Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois, 5’10” 194 lbs
3) Buster Skrine, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 5’10” 186 lbs
4) Justin Rogers, Richmond, 5’11” 180 lbs
5) Josh Gatlin, North Dakota, 6’1” 196 lbs
6) Brandian Ross, Youngstown State, 6’ 191 lbs
7) Cortez Allen, Citadel, 6’1” 197 lbs
8) Kamaal McIlwain, Newberry, 5’10” 186 lbs
9) TJ Heath, Jacksonville State, 6’ 177 lbs
10) Deante Steale, Shepherd, 5’7” 182 lbs

FS

1) Tommie Campbell, California (PA), 6’3” 203 lbs
2) Mark LeGree, Appalachian State, 6’ 210 lbs
3) Marcus Martin, Northwest Missouri State, 6’ 210 lbs
4) Anthony Walters, Delaware, 6’ 204 lbs
5) Michael Landers, Robert Morris, 6’1” 210 lbs
6) Frantz Placide, Wagner, 6’1” 202 lbs
7) Cole Brodie, South Dakota State, 5’10” 188 lbs
8) Jordan Brown, Weber State, 6’2” 198 lbs
9) Jason House, Southern, 5’10” 190 lbs
10) Collin Zych, Harvard, 5’10” 201 lbs

SS

1) Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State, 6’1” 209 lbs
2) Isa Abdul-El Quddus, Fordham, 6’ 199 lbs
3) Lane Olsen, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 5’8” 203 lbs
4) Anthony Bratton, Delaware, 6’ 213 lbs
5) Ron Parker, Newberry, 6’ 206 lbs
6) Tommy Irvin, Wofford, 6’ 209 lbs
7) Matt Freed, East Stroudsburg, 5’11” 218 lbs
8) JC Sherritt, Eastern Washington, 5’10” 205 lbs
9) Brandon Wright, Arkansas Tech, 5’11” 200 lbs
10) Craig Ray, Indianapolis, 6’1” 206 lbs

drs23
04-24-2011, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the effort put into this. I can see several of these guys getting drafted. I know several were drafted in SM's mock and I had to look them up because I hadn't heard of/about them prior.

Not sure where they will go but I think a few cinches are:

1) QB Pat Devlin, Delaware, 6’3” 225 lbs
2) WR Cecil Shorts III, Mount Union, 6’ 205 lbs
3) WR Edmond Gates, Abilene Christian, 6’ 192 lbs
4) RB Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington, 6’ 196 lbs
5) OT Benjamin Ijalana, 6’4” 317 lbs (without a doubt)
6) NT Kenrick Ellis, Hampton, 6’5” 346 lbs ( " " " )
7) NT Blaine Sumner, Colorado School of Mines, 6’1” 335 lbs (On my watch list to see where he goes)
8) OLB Jabara Williams, Stephen F Austin, 6’2” 228 lbs (would be nice to see Huntville get some love)
9) CB Buster Skrine, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 5’10” 186 lbs
10 & 11) FS & SS: I say Texans should sign 'em to UFA contracts all and see who sticks! :D

Thanks again. Great job. :fans:

rmartin65
04-24-2011, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the effort put into this. I can see several of these guys getting drafted. I know several were drafted in SM's mock and I had to look them up because I hadn't heard of/about them prior.

Not sure where they will go but I think a few cinches are:

1) QB Pat Devlin, Delaware, 6’3” 225 lbs
2) WR Cecil Shorts III, Mount Union, 6’ 205 lbs
3) WR Edmond Gates, Abilene Christian, 6’ 192 lbs
4) RB Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington, 6’ 196 lbs
5) OT Benjamin Ijalana, 6’4” 317 lbs (without a doubt)
6) NT Kenrick Ellis, Hampton, 6’5” 346 lbs ( " " " )
7) NT Blaine Sumner, Colorado School of Mines, 6’1” 335 lbs (On my watch list to see where he goes)
8) OLB Jabara Williams, Stephen F Austin, 6’2” 228 lbs (would be nice to see Huntville get some love)
9) CB Buster Skrine, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 5’10” 186 lbs
10 & 11) FS & SS: I say Texans should sign 'em to UFA contracts all and see who sticks! :D

Thanks again. Great job. :fans:

I agree, those guys are the most likely to get draft. There seems to be an average of just over 20 small school guys drafted a year. This year is pretty strong at some positions, so I think we will see north of 25 drafted.