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

Round Full Name Pos School Year
2nd Corey Davis WR Western Michigan 4Sr
4th Kareem Hunt RB Toledo 4Sr
4th Treyvon Hester DT Toledo 5Sr
5th Taylor Moton G Western Michigan 5Sr
5th Blair Brown ILB Ohio 5Sr
6th Levon Myers T Northern Illinois 5Sr
6th Kevonn Mabon WR Ball State 5Sr
6th Troy Watson T Ohio 5Sr
6-7 Tarell Basham DE Ohio 4Sr
7th Se’Von Pittman DE Akron 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 Jamal Marcus OLB Akron 5Sr
FA Jordan Reid WR Ohio 5Sr
FA Joel Bouagnon RB Northern Illinois 4Sr
FA Austin Valdez ILB Bowling Green 4Jr
FA Shawun Lurry CB Northern Illinois 3Jr
FA Dejuan Rogers S Toledo 4Sr
FA Albert Smalls CB Northern Illinois 3Jr
FA Martez Hester S Ball State 5Sr
FA Jerome Lane WR Akron 3Jr
FA A.J. Ouellette RB Ohio 3Jr
FA Collin Buchanan G Miami-Oh 4Sr
FA Casey Sayles DT Ohio 4Sr
FA Sean Wiggins ILB Ball State 4Sr
FA Chukwuma Okorafor T Western Michigan 3Jr
FA Josh Cox CB Central Michigan 3Jr
FA J’Terius Jones DE Miami-Oh 5Sr
FA Terence Waugh DE Kent State 4Sr
FA Sean Folliard OLB Northern Illinois 4Sr
FA Sebastian Smith WR Ohio 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 Storm Norton T Toledo 5Sr
FA Khary Baily-Smith S UMass 4Jr
FA Kurt Laseak DE Ohio 5Sr
FA Bryce Jones CB Akron 4Sr
FA Deandre Scott CB Akron 5Sr
FA Michael Roberts TE Toledo 4Sr
FA Jojo Natson WR Akron 5Sr
FA Josh Posley DE Ball State 5Sr
FA Izaah Lunsford DT Bowling Green 5Sr
FA Jordan Johnson RB Buffalo 4Sr
FA Elcee Refuge ILB Kent State 4Sr
FA Drake Miller T Ball State 5Sr
FA Rokeem Williams WR Miami-Oh 5Sr
FA Patrick O’Connor DE Eastern Michigan 5Sr
FA Zach Terrell QB Western Michigan 5Sr
FA Marshall Taylor CB Miami-Oh 5Sr
FA Mason Schreck TE Buffalo 4Sr
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

 

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.