Northwestern- the little program that could and usually does.  They always seem to hang around and make their way into a solid second tier bowl game.  That may difficult for Northwestern after sustaining a few loses on offense, primarily their senior signal caller, but the roster does have a number of solid prospects on defense you must keep an eye on.

Quentin Davie is a nice sized linebacker who plays a strong game.  Physical, he plays with a nasty attitude, aggressively takes on blocks and stacks well against the run.  Davie remains disciplined with assignments and does a better than average job diagnosing the action.  He’s not great in pursuit yet displays solid speed to the sidelines.  We presently rank Davie as a sixth rounder yet would not be surprised if he makes a move into the fourth round by the time the season’s over.

Brian Peters is an king sized safety with terrific range in centerfield and a developing player effective in all aspects of the game.  He needs more experience and polish but possesses a nice degree of upside.

Defensive tackle Corbin Bryant is a long, athletic lineman who seemingly has the skills to be used as a two gap end.  He’s fluid, moves well on his feet and just needs to add bulk to his frame.

Junior offensive tackle Al Netter is a prospect that needs more playing time but has an upside.  He moves relatively well and flashes skill as a pass protector and run blocker.

Doug Bartels is a lineman built low to the ground with good strength at the point.  Explosive, he easily turns defenders from their angle of attack and shows the ability to finish blocks.

Northwestern Pro-Prospects

Round Full Name Pos Number Year
6th Quentin Davie ILB 41 5Sr
6-7 Brian Peters S 10 4Jr
7th Corbin Bryant DT 98 5Sr
FA David Arnold S 32 4Jr
FA Al Netter T 75 4Jr
FA Doug Bartels G 64 4Jr
FA Vince Browne DE 94 4Jr
FA Neal Deiters T 79 3So
FA Ben Burkett C 65 4Jr
FA Josh Rooks TE 89 4Sr

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