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The Big Ten placed three players in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, including a pair if prospects from Illinois.  There’s a distinct possibility the conference doubles the number of players selected in the first round next April, with still another pair coming from Illinois. Posted: All Big Ten Schools

Illinois

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1st Akeem Spence DT 94 4Jr Potentially dominant defensive lineman that has shown immense skill the past two years. Athletic, explosive and offers the ability to be used in a variety of NFL systems.
1-2 Terry Hawthorne CB 1 4Sr Terrific cornerback with the ability to shutdown opponents. Offers starting potential for the next level and a potential number one cornerback.
1-2 Michael Buchanan DE 99 4Sr Athletic college defensive end with nice length and movement skills. Could eventually develop into a defensive lineman for the next level and will also get looks standing up over tackle in a 34.
3rd Jonathan Brown OLB 45 3Jr Hard-working yet undersized middle linebacker with a nose for the football.
5th Graham Pocic C 76 5Sr Tough, strong center with both size and strength. Better in a small area and struggles moving on his feet.
5th Hugh Thornton G 72 4Sr Athletic lineman with a developing game. Has an upside and could make a big move up draft boards.
FA Glenn Foster DT 47 5Sr Tough, competitive interior defensive lineman with limited size. Will have a place at the next level as a backup.
FA Evan Wilson TE 89 3Jr Athletic tight end that showed flashes yet must develop a complete game.
FA Nathan Scheelhaase QB 2 4Jr Solid college quarterback with marginal physical skills for the next level.

Indiana

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
5th Larry Black Jr DT 97 5Sr Fiery one gap defensive tackle that’s tough to move off the point. More of a space eater than playmaker.
FA Will Matte C 60 5Sr
FA Adam Replogle DT 98 4Sr Tough, hard-working defender with limited physical skills.
FA Ted Bolser TE 84 4Jr Relatively athletic tight end who is out of place in Indiana’s offensive system.

Iowa

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
5th James Morris ILB 44 3Jr Tough, run defending linebacker that shows ability in pursuit or making plays outside the box.
5th Micah Hyde CB 18 4Sr Developing cornerback that flashes skills. Highly rated by NFL scouts though we feel he’s slightly overrated.
6th Tanner Miller S 5 3Jr Solid straight line safety best between the numbers.
7th Brad Rogers FB 38 4Jr Terrific lead blocker that opens up big holes for the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage or on the second level.
7-FA Christian Kirksey OLB 20 3Jr Explosive and athletic linebacker with size limitations.
FA Keenan Davis WR 6 4Sr
FA James Vandenberg QB 16 5Sr Solid short and intermediate passing quarterback with a nice feel for the position.

Michigan

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1-2 Taylor Lewan T 77 4Jr King sized left tackle with solid movement skills and flexibility. May be better off on the right side but comes with a large upside.
3-4 Patrick Omameh G 65 5Sr Athletic, explosive guard the turns defenders off the line of scrimmage and shows tremendous skill blocking in motion. Must learn to finish blocks but has an upside.
3-4 J.T. Floyd CB 12 5Sr Explosive cornerback that flashes the ability to shutdown opponents. Sized well.
4th Fitzgerald Toussaint RB 28 4Jr Quick, creative ball carrier that also excels catching the ball out of the backfield.
4th Denard Robinson WR 16 4Sr Tremendous athlete that beats opponents with his arm or legs. Does not have the skills to be a quarterback in the NFL yet could be an Antwaan Randle El. type.
4th Craig Roh DE 88 4Sr Tall, athletic defender who can rush the passer out of a three-point stance or stand up over tackle. Was disappointing last season after a tremendous campaign in 2010.
5th Kenny Demens ILB 25 5Sr Stout, run defending linebacker with a terrific head for the ball. Very good in the box or up the field. Comes off a slightly disappointing junior season.
6th Michael Schofield G 75 4Jr Large, strong lineman with growth potential. Offers possibilities at both guard and tackle yet needs to improve his playing balance and finish his game.
7th Jordan Kovacs S 32 5Sr Run defending safety best between the numbers. Special teams prospect.
FA Roy Roundtree WR 12 5Sr Quick, elusive slot receiver type that must show more consistency in his game. Almost a non-factor last season after turning in a tremendous campaign in 2010.
FA Rocko Khoury C 63 5Sr Underrated backup with good size, strength and explosion. Left the Michigan program in the spring.

Michigan State

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
2-3 Dion Sims TE 80 4Jr Terrific tight end prospect that looks like an offensive lineman on the field. Powerful blocker that also presents himself as an effective intermediate pass catching threat.
3rd Chris Norman OLB 10 4Sr Athletic yet undersized linebacker that goes sideline to sideline, covers a lot of area on the field and makes plays on the ball.
4th William Gholston DE 2 3Jr Overrated college defensive end that flashes skill. Shows the ability to be a disruptive force yet does not play with a sense of urgency and takes too many downs off.
4th Le’Veon Bell RB 24 3Jr Nice sized ball carrier that can handle the load. Plays with good quickness, can make defenders miss and break tackles. Also a terrific pass catcher out of the backfield.
4-5 Johnny Adams CB 5 5Sr Solid cornerback with good ball skills. Needs to polish his game but lacks top corner speed and somewhat overrated.
5th Denicos Allen OLB 28 4Jr Small yet explosive one gap linebacker that goes sideline to sideline and makes plays in every direction of the field.
6-7 Max Bullough ILB 40 3Jr Aggressive run defending linebacker that shows a good head for the ball. Average athlete with limited playing speed.
7th Isaiah Lewis S 9 3Jr Swift, quick safety that shows toughness against the run and skill in coverage. Slightly undersized.
FA Dan France T 59 4Jr Mechanically sound college left tackle with a developing game. May ultimately move to the right side.
FA Fou Fonoti T 51 4Jr Strong, small area blocker with tremendous explosion at the point of attack. Offers an upside.
FA Tyler Hoover DE 91 5Sr Tall, hard-working defensive lineman with limitations. Missed most of last season with injury.
FA Chris McDonald G 62 5Sr Strong, small area blocker that opens the running lanes.

Minnesota

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
FA Mike Rallis OLB 26 5Sr Fiery linebacker that’s sells out on every play. Tough against the run and effective on the blitz.
FA Keanon Cooper OLB 4 5Sr Small yet very quick linebacker that covers a lot of area on the field and makes plays in every direction.
FA Spencer Reeves OLB 8 4Sr Slightly undersized yet explosive linebacker with the ability to chase the action in pursuit.
FA Troy Stoudermire CB 11 5Sr One time highly rated cornerback returning from injury.
FA MarQueis Gray WR 5 5Sr Nice sized athlete who lined up at quarterback last season. Projects to either receiver or safety at the next level.
FA D.L. Wilhite DE 95 5Sr Undersized college defensive end with good movement skills who will get looks at outside linebacker.

Nebraska

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
3rd Will Compton ILB 51 5Sr Fierce, competitive linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline. Shows good speed as well as instincts.
3-4 Andrew Green CB 11 4Jr
6th Baker Steinkuhler DT 55 5Sr Explosive interior lineman that shows the ability to get behind the line scrimmage. Lacks strength at the point and more of a first mover lineman.
6th Cameron Meredith DE 34 5Sr Semi-athletic defensive end that breaks down well, plays with good pad level and works hard to get to the action. Lacks classic size and does not show a great closing burst to the ball. Possesses good size as well as growth potential and someone to keep an eye on.
7th Jeremiah Sirles T 71 4Jr Young developing lineman with a lot of upside. Used on the left side and has a skill, size and body type better suited to be a strong side tackle.
7th Ben Cotton TE 81 5Sr Large, strong blocking tight end that also does well as an intermediate pass catcher.
7-FA Kenny Bell WR 80 3So Quick, nimble receiver that shows skill running after the catch. Possible slot wide out for the next level.
FA Rex Burkhead RB 22 4Sr Straight line runner with solid instincts yet limited upside.
FA Daimion Stafford S 3 4Sr
FA P.J. Smith S 13 4Sr Nice sized safety that’s tough against the run and displays the ability to cover the pass. Has an upside.
FA Taylor Martinez QB 3 4Jr

Northwestern

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
FA Patrick Ward T 70 4Sr Relatively athletic tackle that shows skill in pass protection and as a run blocker.
FA Neal Deiters T 79 5Sr One time highly rated prospect that was moved into a reserve role last season.
FA Quentin Williams DE 88 5Sr Athletic college defensive end that shows the ability to make plays in every direction. Undersized and likely to make the transition to outside linebacker at the next level.

Ohio State

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1st Johnathan Hankins DT 52 3Jr Massive interior lineman that commands double teams while also showing good movement skills. Offers a huge upside.
2-3 Etienne Sabino ILB 6 4Sr Athletic linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline as well as up the field.
2-3 Jack Mewhort G 74 4Jr Terrific small area blocker that plays with solid fundamentals, strength and easily controls defenders.
3rd Andrew Norwell T 78 3Jr Relatively athletic tackle prospect that showed consistent improvement last season. Strong yet also moves well on his feet.
3rd Bradley Roby CB 25 3So Underrated cornerback that plays an aggressive game. Consistently shuts down opponents and displays top ball skills.
4th Zach Boren FB 44 4Sr Terrific lead blocker that can be dominant at the point of attack and is also a productive pass catcher out of the backfield.
4-5 John Simon DE 54 4Sr Undersized yet workman lineman that shows great explosion on the inside.
6th C.J. Barnett S 4 3Jr Reminds us of former Buckeye Kurt Coleman.
5-6 Reid Fragel T 88 4Sr Blocking tight end that moves to offensive tackle this season. Has a large upside and is getting rave reviews at his new position.
7th Jordan Hall RB 7 4Sr Somewhat elusive and creative ball carrier that really does not stand out in any single aspect of the game.
7th Marcus Hall T 79 4Jr Undeveloped yet talented offensive line prospect with a large upside.
7th Orhian Johnson S 19 5Sr Imposing looking safety that flashes skill. Has an upside.
FA Jake Stoneburner TE 11 5Sr Solid pass catching tight end that always comes away with the difficult grab. Gives effort blocking yet lacks functional football strength.
FA Travis Howard CB 7 5Sr Adequate college cornerback with marginal physical skills.
FA Nathan Williams DE 43 4Sr
FA Garrett Goebel DT 53 5Sr Quick, competitive one gap defensive lineman that struggles getting off blocks.

Penn State

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
5th Gerald Hodges OLB 6 4Sr Athletic and fiery linebacker that shows skill defending the run or covering the pass.
5-6 Matt Stankiewitch C 54 5Sr Stout blocker on the pivot who easily controls defenders once engaged in a block.
6-7 Luke Graham T 53 4Jr Solid tackle prospect that will also get consideration at guard.
7th Michael Mauti OLB 42 5Sr Tough, hard-working linebacker with a solid game. Has an injury history including a knee injury which kept him on the sidelines most of 2011.
FA Justin Brown WR 19 4Sr Nice sized possession receiver who comes away with the tough grab.
FA Silas Redd RB 24 3Jr
FA Jordan Hill DT 47 4Sr Small yet explosive and competitive one gap tackle and makes plays in every direction of the field.
FA Devon Smith WR 3 4Sr Small yet speedy receiver that’s a threat to take it the distance any time he touches the ball. Recently left the Penn State team.
FA Glenn Carson ILB 40 3Jr Tough, two down linebacker with limited playing speed.
FA Khairi Fortt OLB 11 3Jr Athletic prospect that flashes skill yet possesses an undeveloped game.

Purdue

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1st Kawann Short DT 93 5Sr Big bodied defensive tackle that impacts the game when he wants to. Offers a lot of skill yet does not always play up to his level of ability.
6-7 Peters Drey C 67 5Sr Well sized college center that does the little things well. Should get better in time.
FA Josh Johnson CB 28 4Sr Tough cornerback that has shown flashes the past two years.

Wisconsin

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
1-2 Ricky Wagner T 58 5Sr Nice sized tackle that blocks with solid fundamentals. Slightly overrated in our opinion and a lesser version of Gabe Carimi.
1-2 Montee Ball RB 28 4Sr Terrific ball carrier with the ability to be a feature back at the next level. Can handle a lot of carries, elusive and also instinctive. Solid receiver out of the backfield. Underrated.
2-3 Marcus Cromartie CB 14 5Sr Developing cornerback with a high upside. Plays a physical game, possesses top ball skills and consistently makes positive plays.
2-3 Travis Frederick C 72 4Jr Dominant small area blocker with the ability to be used at center or guard. Annihilates opponents at the point of attack yet must improve his mechanics and consistently block with leverage.
3-4 Danny O’Brien QB 5 4Jr Big armed quarterback that can make all the passes and has an upside. Must improve his decision making. Maryland transfer
3-4 Chris Borland ILB 44 4Jr Tough, instinctive linebacker that goes hard to make plays. Effective outside the box and also up the field.
6th Jared Abbrederis WR 4 4Jr Slim, one speed receiver with dependable hands and a good feel for the game. Also produces returning punts.
6-7 James White RB 20 3Jr Swift, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create his own yardage.
7th Mike Taylor OLB 53 5Sr Active linebacker that goes hard sideline to sideline yet possesses just ordinary physical skills.
7th Jacob Pedersen TE 48 4Jr Reliable pass catching tight end that gives effort in all areas yet lacks great physical skills.
FA David Gilbert DE 11 4Sr Athletic lineman that flashes skill yet must put together a complete game. Sat on the sidelines most of last season with a foot injury.

Future First Rounder?West Virginia has left the Big East with Syracuse and Pittsburgh soon to follow.  Meanwhile the conference welcomes back Temple, a former member once shown the door by the league.  WVU and Syracuse both put a player in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.  Here’s a look at the top prospects heading toward the 2013 event.  Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple posted.

Cincinnati

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
3rd Walter Stewart OLB 54 5Sr Well rounded defender that could develop into one of the top 3-4 outside linebackers if he takes his game to the next level.
6th Deven Drane S 11 3Jr
7-FA Maalik Bomar OLB 4 4Sr Slightly undersized yet athletic linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline.
FA Camerron Cheattham CB 21 5Sr Developing corner with good size and skill.
FA Scott Johnson CB 5 4Sr Smallish defensive back that gives a lot of effort against the run or defending the pass. Potential nickel for a zone system.

UConn

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
2nd Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB 5 5Sr Big, physical cornerback with a lot of upside potential. Shows the ability to shutdown opponents yet must return to form after struggling with a knee injury last season.
4th Sio Moore OLB 3 5Sr Undersized yet explosive linebacker who shows speed and play making ability in every direction of the field.
5-6 Yawin Smallwood OLB 33 3So Quick and explosive linebacker that stacks well against the run and also effectively makes plays in space.
6th Ryan Griffin TE 94 5Sr Solid tight end with a complete game. Effective blocker that also looks natural catching the ball.
7-FA Dwayne Gratz CB 24 5Sr Potential zone cornerback best facing the action.
FA Trevardo Williams DE 48 4Sr Athletic college defensive end with terrific movement skills and the ability to make plays in every direction of the field. Will get consideration at linebacker for the next level.
FA Jerome Junior S 15 5Sr King sized safetywho looks imposing on the field and flashes skill. Dismissed from the UConn program earlier this season.
FA Michael Smith WR 6 5Sr NFL rated receiver who was academically ineligible in 2011.
FA Adam Masters T 63 5Sr Versatile offensive line prospect with the ability to be used at several blocking spots.
FA Jesse Joseph DE 91 5Sr Adequate one gap defensive end that flashes ability.
FA John Delahunt TE 89 5Sr Effective blocking tight end that does a good job as a pass catcher in underneath coverage.

Louisville

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
6th Mario Benavides C 55 5Sr Explosive zone blocking center effective in motion. Blocks with terrific fundamentals and outstanding with the shotgun snap. Lacks great strength and struggles finishing blocks.
FA Preston Brown ILB 2 3Jr Instinctive small area linebacker effective in space.
FA Dominique Brown RB 10 3Jr Big strong ball carrier that moves the pile and picks up the tough yardage.
FA Hakeem Smith S 29 4Jr Undersized yet tough and explosive safety that flashes a lot of skill.
FA Andrell Smith WR 14 4Sr
FA Shenard Holton S 36 4Sr

Pittsburgh

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
4th Ray Graham RB 1 4Sr Swift, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create yardage. Offers a variety of skill yet returning from a major knee injury.
4th Todd Thomas OLB 8 3So Athletic, three down linebacker that goes sideline to sideline.
6th Mike Shanahan WR 87 5Sr Tough, sure handed possession receiver that does the little things well.
FA Chris Jacobson G 54 6Sr Tough, nasty blocker that missed almost the entire ‘11 season with a knee injury.  Draftable if he gets back to prior playing form.
FA Jarred Holley S 18 5Sr Aggressive safety best in the box.
FA Tino Sunseri QB 12 5Sr Solid college quarterback with limited upside for the next level.
FA Mike Cruz TE 84 5Sr Developing tight end with good size and physical skills yet very rough around the edges. Left the Pittsburgh program prior to the 2011 season and has not shown up anywhere else.

Rutgers

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
3rd Steve Beauharnais ILB 42 4Sr Terrific linebacker prospect that can be used in the middle or on the outside. Quick, fast and strong. Offers starting ability in a variety of NFL systems.
3-4 Logan Ryan CB 11 4Jr Well sized cornerback that displays the physical and mechanical skills to develop into a second corner on the next level.
4-5 Khaseem Greene OLB 20 5Sr Athletic defender that goes sideline to sideline. Strong against the run and flashes skill against the pass. Former safety likely to be listed at linebacker on most boards.
5th Jawan Jamison RB 23 3So Smallish yet explosive ball carrier that has some Ray Rice in his game. Large upside.
5-6 Mark Harrison WR 81 4Sr Big, possession receiver that easily wins out in battles. Has a developing game and the ability to turn into a solid third receiver at the next level.
5-6 D.C. Jefferson TE 10 5Sr Athletic tight end with the speed to stretch the seam and get downfield as a pass catcher. Flashes skill as a blocker yet must improve his football strength.
6th Michael Burton FB 46 3So Tremendous lead blocker that also stands out catching the ball out of the backfield. Will have an opportunity to see significant playing time this season.
FA Brandon Coleman WR 17 4Jr King sized receiver with a variety of skills yet an inconsistent game.
FA Jamil Merrell OLB 92 4Jr Undersized college defensive end that projects to outside linebacker. Flashes pass rush skill.
FA Brandon Jones CB 25 5Sr Developing cornerback with the ability to play nickel at the next level.
FA Andre Civil T 66 4Jr
FA Duron Harmon S 32 4Sr
FA Scott Vallone DT 94 5Sr Hard-working, interior lineman that gets the most from his ability yet has limited upside.

South Florida

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
3rd Cory Grissom DT 46 5Sr Tough, explosive space eater in the middle the line that shows the ability to get behind the line of scrimmage make plays.
7-FA Evan Landi TE 9 4Sr Tough possession receiver that consistently comes away with the difficult grab. Also effective as a blocker. Lined up at tight end last season.
FA John Lejiste S 8 5Sr Productive safety that can defend the run, shut down the pass and has shown a developing game.
FA Ryne Giddins DE 97 4Jr Slightly undersized college defensive end that shows skill as a pass rusher.
FA Demetris Murray RB 21 5Sr Nice sized ballcarrier that grinds it out on the inside and picks up a lot yardage off initial contact.
FA B.J. Daniels QB 3 5Sr Athletic quarterback with a big arm yet an undisciplined passer that must develop into an NFL signal caller.
FA Kayvon Webster CB 6 4Sr
FA Mark Popek T 74 5Sr

Syracuse

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
2-3 Marquis Spruill OLB 11 4Jr Three down linebacker with a tremendous future. Terrific against the run and outstanding in coverage.
5th Ryan Nassib QB 12 5Sr Accurate college passer with a live arm. Could move up draft boards with a big senior campaign.
FA Alec Lemon WR 15 4Sr Reliable pass catcher that shows the ability to make receptions down the field.
FA Brandon Sharpe DE 91 4Sr Rotational defensive and occasionally stood up over tackle.
FA Justin Pugh T 74 4Sr
FA Marcus Sales WR 5 5Sr

Temple

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
FA Matt Brown RB 22 4Sr Small yet tough skill player that can be used as a ball carrier, pass catcher and return specialist.
FA John Youboty DE 11 5Sr Undersized yet athletic defender that makes plays in every direction. Potential 4-3/end or 3-4/outside linebacker.

Film work for the 2103 NFL Draft began three weeks ago.  For some prospects its nothing more than a continuation of our work the previous two summers.  We start our summer scouting series with a breakdown of the Mid-American Conference, a league which will offer a number of middle round choices.

Akron

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Year Comments
FA Jawon Chisholm RB 44 3So Slippery ball carrier that creates yardage and is also a solid receiver out of the backfield.
FA Josh Richmond S 33 5Sr Average sized safety that flashes ability.

Ball State

Rnd Full Name Pos Numr Year Comments
FA Travis Freeman ILB 8 4Sr Strong, nice sized linebacker effective against the run. Must pick up the intensity and consistently play at a high level.
FA Nathan Ollie DT 92 3Jr Explosive, quick interior lineman that makes plays in every direction. Potential three technique lineman for the next level.
FA Kelly Page QB 5 5Sr One time highly rated passer that’s fallen down the depth chart..

Bowling Green

Round Full Name Pos Number Year Comments
7-FA Jordon Roussos G 73 4Sr College left tackle better inside at guard. Terrific position/zone blocker that moves very well on his feet.
FA Jerry Gates CB 24 3Jr Versatile defensive back that shows a lot of skill on the field. Also excels as a return specialist.
FA Dwayne Wood ILB 5 4Sr Small but active linebacker best defending the run. Lacks great skill in pursuit and easily taken from the action by blocks.
FA Matt Schilz QB 7 4Jr

Buffalo

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Year Comments
4th Khalil Mack OLB 46 4Jr Terrific 3-4 outside linebacker that can rush the passer or make plays in pursuit. Nice athlete with an upside.
FA Pat Wilson T 70 4Jr Fundamentally sound blocker that plays tackle in college yet may be better off inside at guard. Missed 2011 with a shoulder injury.
FA Gokhan Ozkan T 79 5Sr Massive right tackle prospect with a raw game. Terrific strength and showed steady development in 2011.
FA Alex Neutz WR 19 4Jr Tall, sure handed receiver with limited quickness and speed.
FA Branden Oliver RB 32 4Jr Potential third down back that creates his own yardage while also displaying terrific skills as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

Central Michigan

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Year Comments
4-5 Jahleel Addae S 4 5Sr Explosive safety with a developing game. Fierce defending the run and possesses good ball skills in coverage.
6th Jake Olson T 73 5Sr Terrific tackle prospect with the ability to annihilate opponents. Tall, strong with growth potential. Seemed to lose a step off his game last year after missing the 2010 season with a knee injury.
7-FA Eric Fisher T 79 4Sr Solid tackle prospect with nice size and strength. Offers the versatility to be used at several positions on the line.
FA Lorenzo White CB 2 5Sr Nice sized cornerback that’s shown flashes of shutdown ability the past two years.
FA Tyler Lombardo FB 42 3Jr Nasty lead blocker that easily controls opponents yet must finish his game.
FA Ryan Radcliff QB 8 5Sr Nice sized cornerback with a live arm. Displays erratic accuracy which results in a loss of opportunities.

Eastern Michigan

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Year Comments
FA Garrett Hoskins TE 85 4Sr Nice sized tight end that displays a lot of skill as an in line blocker. Adequate pass catcher as well.
FA Andy Mulumba DE 56 4Sr Relatively athletic defensive lineman that gives a lot of effort. Marginally athletic yet has the frame to add bulk.

Kent State

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Year Comments
4-5 Roosevelt Nix DE 5 3Jr Explosive play making college defender. Used at several spots on the defensive line and shows a variety of skill. Should only get better as he physically matures and becomes stronger.
7th Spencer Keith QB 3 4Sr Accurate passer with a live arm and the skills necessary to play the next level. Coming off a very disappointing junior campaign and must get his game back on track.
FA Tyshon Goode WR 5 4Sr Dependable pass catcher with marginal size/speed numbers.
FA Brian Winters T 66 4Sr Big, small area blocker with limited upside.

Miami-Oh

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Year Comments
4th Zac Dysert QB 4 5Sr Smart, tough signal caller with a terrific feel for the position. Possesses enough arm strength to start at the next level.
FA Nick Harwell WR 8 3Jr Reliable underneath receiver with no single outstanding trait to his game.
FA Brad Bednar C 72 4Sr Explosive, zone-blocking prospect who played left tackle in 2011 but better off inside at center.
FA Austin Brown DT 90 4Sr Hard working, competitive, one-gap lineman with limited size.
FA Mike Johns DT 94 5Sr Explosive one gap defensive tackle that also helps out on special teams.
FA D.J. Brown CB 6 5Sr Physically gifted cornerback that struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Coming off a disappointing junior season.
FA Steve Marck TE 87 4Sr

Northern Illinois

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
4-5 Dechane Durante S 21 3So Developing safety with a tremendous amount of upside. Fast, explosive and has good size. Effective defending the run or stopping the pass.
5-6 Rashaan Melvin CB 11 5Sr Tall, athletic cornerback with solid ball skills. Fast moving in every direction of the field and shows good awareness.
6th Jimmie Ward CB 15 3Jr
7th Dominique Bowers RB 25 3So Short yet creative ball carrier with great quickness and burst.
FA Sean Progar DE 95 5Sr Productive college defensive end with good movement skills. Lines up in a three-point stance or stood up over tackle. Does not show next level closing speed.

Ohio

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
FA Eric Herman G 77 5Sr Strong, small area blocker that controls opponents once he gets his hands on them.
FA Jordan Thompson TE 88 5Sr Well-rounded tight end that catches the ball well and gives effort blocking. Does not possess the top upside yet will get looks as a free agent.
FA Alphonso Lewis OLB 46 5Sr Speedy, athletic linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline but is limited by a lack of size.
FA Skyler Allen C 65 4Sr Explosive blocker that may be best in a zone blocking scheme.
Toledo
Rnd Name Pos Num Year Comments
6th David Fluellen RB 22 3Jr Quick, somewhat creative ball carrier that can also effectively catch the ball out of the backfield. Offers a good degree of upside.
FA Jermaine Robinson S 29 4Sr Relatively athletic safety that displays good range and flashes on the field.
FA Zac Kerin C 67 4Jr Effective position blocker that shows ability in motion.

Western Michigan

Rnd Full Name Pos Num Yr Comments
7-FA Freddie Bishop DE 97 5Sr Explosive college defensive end that works hard to make plays. Limited size/speed numbers.
FA Alex Carder QB 14 5Sr Accurate, timing passer with a terrific feel for the position. Lacks great physical skills yet could be an effective backup for a West Coast offense.
FA Paul Hazel DE 99 4Sr Athletic college pass rusher coming off a disappointing season. Moves well, fast in every direction and rarely off his feet. Has a tall, thin build and struggles handling blocks.
FA Dann O’Neill T 61 4Sr Big, stout run blocking right tackle best in confined quarters.
FA Lewis Toler CB 24 4Jr Developing cornerback that shown flashes throughout his career.

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