The state of Miami football should be interesting to watch after the loss of their head coach, now looking for a job since his dismissal from Pittsburgh.  Both the Redhawks and NIU have offensive linemen that are rated by NFL scouts who must be monitored.  Talented skill player LaVon Brazill returns to Ohio after missing most of the ’10 with a knee injury.


Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
6-7Brandon BrooksT565SrAthletic lineman that has successfully held down the left tackle and guard spots for Miami. A well sized blocker with enough footwork to play on the blind side at the next level and also offers possibilities on the strong side as he physically matures. Must turn up the intensity and play to his level of ability each down.
7-FAZac DysertQB44JrStrong armed passer on the sidelines with injury much of last season. Has the physical skills to be a prospect.
FAAustin BrownDT903JrHard working, competitive, one-gap lineman with limited size.
FAD.J. BrownCB64JrPhysically gifted cornerback that struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
FABrad BednarC723JrExplosive, zone-blocking prospect.
FASteve MarckTE873Jr

Northern Illinois

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
7-FATrevor OlsonT624SrNice sized tackle prospect with a good upside. Did not improve the way we though possible in 2010. Better on the strong side.
FASean ProgarDE954JrExplosive and athletic college defensive end with good movement skills. Undersized and may be best and outside linebacker in a 34.
FAScott WedigeC715SrFiery center that blocks with good leverage and shows solid movement skills. Zone blocking prospect.
FAChandler HarnishQB125SrUnderrated quarterback that makes terrific decisions in the pocket and effectively leads the offense. Lacks classic size but has an arm. The pass/run option offense of NIU has hurt his development.
FAJason ScheplerTE874SrStrong blocking tight end with good size. Marginal explosion and athleticism.


Round Full NamePos#YrComments
6thLaVon BrazillWR95SrSpeedy pass catcher who flashes big time ability. Game breaker as a wide out or return specialist and a good receiver as well. Suffered a season ending injury in the middle of the ’10 campaign and returns for another season.
FAEric HermanG774JrNice sized, strong interior guard best in confined quarters.
FAJoe FladingT785SrQuick, explosive college tackle that moves very well on his feet. Likely better off inside at guard at the next level.
FASkyler AllenC653JrExplosive blocker that may be best in a zone blocking scheme.
FAJordan ThompsonTE884Jrwell-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.
FANoah KellerOLB475SrSmallish but fierce linebacker who makes plays sideline-to-sideline. Plays big but size is a limiting factor.