Western Michigan and Toledo lead the way with four solid Sunday prospects. Ohio and Northern Illinois come with a few last day prospects while Ball State possesses one of the bigger sleepers at the receiver position.
NFL Prospects from the MAC
|2nd||Corey Davis||WR||Western Michigan||4Sr|
|5th||Taylor Moton||G||Western Michigan||5Sr|
|6th||Levon Myers||T||Northern Illinois||5Sr|
|6th||Kevonn Mabon||WR||Ball State||5Sr|
|7th||Kenneth Golladay||WR||Northern Illinois||5Sr|
|FA||Tony Annese||S||Central Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Cooper Rush||QB||Central Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Keion Adams||OLB||Western Michigan||4Sr|
|FA||Joel Bouagnon||RB||Northern Illinois||4Sr|
|FA||Austin Valdez||ILB||Bowling Green||4Jr|
|FA||Shawun Lurry||CB||Northern Illinois||3Jr|
|FA||Albert Smalls||CB||Northern Illinois||3Jr|
|FA||Martez Hester||S||Ball State||5Sr|
|FA||Sean Wiggins||ILB||Ball State||4Sr|
|FA||Chukwuma Okorafor||T||Western Michigan||3Jr|
|FA||Josh Cox||CB||Central Michigan||3Jr|
|FA||Terence Waugh||DE||Kent State||4Sr|
|FA||Sean Folliard||OLB||Northern Illinois||4Sr|
|FA||Aregeros Turner||WR||Northern Illinois||4Sr|
|FA||Joe Bacci||FB||Central Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Darius Conaway||CB||Ball State||4Sr|
|FA||Tyree Holder||CB||Ball State||5Sr|
|FA||Najee Murray||CB||Kent State||4Sr|
|FA||Jesse Kroll||WR||Central Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Josh Posley||DE||Ball State||5Sr|
|FA||Izaah Lunsford||DT||Bowling Green||5Sr|
|FA||Elcee Refuge||ILB||Kent State||4Sr|
|FA||Drake Miller||T||Ball State||5Sr|
|FA||Patrick O’Connor||DE||Eastern Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Zach Terrell||QB||Western Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Lincoln Howard||G||Northern Illinois||5Sr|
|FA||Anthony Rice||WR||Central Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||Kenny Rogers||G||Central Michigan||5Sr|
|FA||James Knapke||QB||Bowling Green||5Sr|
A number of scouts love Se’Von Pitttman and grade him as a potential second day pick but on film he seems like an ordinary defensive lineman with only average size and athleticism, which is why I grade him so low.
I do like the next level potential of receiver Kevvon Mabon and feel he could make a big move up boards with a productive senior campaign. Mabon offers terrific size (6-feet/1-inch, 225lbs) and plays to it. He nicely projects as a fifth receiver on Sunday.
I’m told some scouts grade quarterback Cooper Rush as a second day pick but on my board he’s an undrafted free agent. Rush has next level pocket size but his arm strength and pass placement leave a lot to be desired.
Tony Annese could slide into the late rounds with a big season. He’s a large defensive back who could line up as a conventional strong safety or in a zone system.
Count me as a fan of offensive lineman Levon Myers, who I grade him as a zone blocking guard. Myers has the foot quickness and mobility to line up in a system which requires him to block in motion but needs to improve his strength at the point. I could definitely see Myers as a Shrine Game participant next January.
Scouts have a high opinion of receiver Kenneth Gollady and while I like his size and overall pass catching skills his lack of quickness and speed push him into the late rounds on my board. Gollady has built up speed, which is average at best.
Blair Brown intrigues me. He’s a natural inside/middle linebacker and a terrific run thumper who displays solid range and the ability to make plays outside the flanks. He barely measures 5-feet/11.5-inches which will draw red flags but Brown will be value in the late rounds and produce on Sunday if properly coached.
Most scouts discount and even ignore offensive tackle Troy Watson but I disagree. Watson has nice size, growth potential and blocks with solid fundamentals and I definitely feel he has next level potential.
Running back Kareem Hunt often looks brilliant on film, displaying outstanding quickness for a bigger back with the ability to take over games. Then again he may be a little too big and I’ve been told Toledo coaches questioned his commitment last year and chided Hunt for being overweight entering the season. He’s a skilled ball carrier but scouts would rather see him tip the scales at 220lbs next January/February rather than the almost 240lbs he weighed last spring.
I’ve been on the Treyvon Hester bandwagon for three years now. He’s an immovable force in the middle of the defensive line and attracts multiple blockers on every snap. Hester is more of a gap-occupier rather than a play maker but reminds me an awful lot of 8 year NFL veteran Ahtyba Rubin.
Corey Davis rates as one of the top senior receiver prospects in the scouting community and its easy to see why. He’s a consistent pass catcher with excellent size (6-feet/3-inches and 210lbs) as well as sneaky speed. Baring injury I fully expect Davis to receive a Senior Bowl invite next January and if he plays to expectations he will be a top 45 selection in 2017.
Taylor Moton is one of the most underrated guards I watched this summer. He’s wide bodied powerhouse who looks and plays the part, driving opponents off the line of scrimmage to open up running lanes and easily anchors in pass protection. Moton is a bit stiff and would struggle in a scheme which requires him to cover any amount of distance but he could start in a ground and pound type of offense.