Untitled 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

RoundFull NamePosSchoolYear
2ndCorey DavisWRWestern Michigan4Sr
4thKareem HuntRBToledo4Sr
4thTreyvon HesterDTToledo5Sr
5thTaylor MotonGWestern Michigan5Sr
5thBlair BrownILBOhio5Sr
6thLevon MyersTNorthern Illinois5Sr
6thKevonn MabonWRBall State5Sr
6thTroy WatsonTOhio5Sr
6-7Tarell BashamDEOhio4Sr
7thSe’Von PittmanDEAkron5Sr
7thKenneth GolladayWRNorthern Illinois5Sr
FATony AnneseSCentral Michigan5Sr
FACooper RushQBCentral Michigan5Sr
FAKeion AdamsOLBWestern Michigan4Sr
FAJamal MarcusOLBAkron5Sr
FAJordan ReidWROhio5Sr
FAJoel BouagnonRBNorthern Illinois4Sr
FAAustin ValdezILBBowling Green4Jr
FAShawun LurryCBNorthern Illinois3Jr
FADejuan RogersSToledo4Sr
FAAlbert SmallsCBNorthern Illinois3Jr
FAMartez HesterSBall State5Sr
FAJerome LaneWRAkron3Jr
FAA.J. OuelletteRBOhio3Jr
FACollin BuchananGMiami-Oh4Sr
FACasey SaylesDTOhio4Sr
FASean WigginsILBBall State4Sr
FAChukwuma OkoraforTWestern Michigan3Jr
FAJosh CoxCBCentral Michigan3Jr
FAJ’Terius JonesDEMiami-Oh5Sr
FATerence WaughDEKent State4Sr
FASean FolliardOLBNorthern Illinois4Sr
FASebastian SmithWROhio4Sr
FAAregeros TurnerWRNorthern Illinois4Sr
FAJoe BacciFBCentral Michigan5Sr
FADarius ConawayCBBall State4Sr
FATyree HolderCBBall State5Sr
FANajee MurrayCBKent State4Sr
FAJesse KrollWRCentral Michigan5Sr
FAStorm NortonTToledo5Sr
FAKhary Baily-SmithSUMass4Jr
FAKurt LaseakDEOhio5Sr
FABryce JonesCBAkron4Sr
FADeandre ScottCBAkron5Sr
FAMichael RobertsTEToledo4Sr
FAJojo NatsonWRAkron5Sr
FAJosh PosleyDEBall State5Sr
FAIzaah LunsfordDTBowling Green5Sr
FAJordan JohnsonRBBuffalo4Sr
FAElcee RefugeILBKent State4Sr
FADrake MillerTBall State5Sr
FARokeem WilliamsWRMiami-Oh5Sr
FAPatrick O’ConnorDEEastern Michigan5Sr
FAZach TerrellQBWestern Michigan5Sr
FAMarshall TaylorCBMiami-Oh5Sr
FAMason SchreckTEBuffalo4Sr
FALincoln HowardGNorthern Illinois5Sr
FAAnthony RiceWRCentral Michigan5Sr
FAKenny RogersGCentral Michigan5Sr
FAJames KnapkeQBBowling Green5Sr

 

Akron

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.

Ball State

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.

Central Michigan

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.

Northern Illinois

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.

Ohio

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.

Toledo

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.

Western Michigan

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.