The Western Athletic Conference has consistently put quality talent into the first two rounds of the NFL draft in recent years.  With the departure of Boise State to the Mountain West and the graduation of several talented prospects, those fortunes will change rapidly.  We give just a handful of prospects from the conference draftable grades with just about all projecting in the late rounds.

Fresno State

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
5thLogan HarrellDT774SrHard-working, tough interior lineman that shows a lot of quickness and explosion in his game. Has an upside and could surprise with a big senior season.
5thMatt HuntG553JrExplosive offensive lineman that displays good strength at the point of attack. Also effective blocking in motion. Plays with a nasty attitude.
6thTravis BrownOLB93JrPhysical linebacker effective in space or defending the run. Has an upside.
FAKyle KnoxOLB535SrQuick, explosive linebacker that covers a lot of area on the field and makes plays sideline to sideline. Potential week side prospect.
FADevon WylieWR75Sr
FAJermaine ThomasCB54SrSkilled cornerback that does a good job in coverage. Lacks a physical nature to his game.
FADevon WylieWR75SrQuick elusive pass catcher returning from injury.
FABryce HarrisT705SrMassive college left tackle that completely engulfs defenders once engaged the point of attack. Marginally athletic, not a natural knee Bender and only effective in a very small area. Size prospect.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FARoyce PollardWR815SrNice sized possession receiver that consistently gets free and makes the reception with his hands.
FACorey ParedesOLB414SrIntelligent linebacker with great instincts. Proficient, takes good angles to the action and works hard to get involved. Lacks great physical skills yet relies on smart play.
FAVaughn MeatogaDT955SrQuick lineman that makes plays up the field or outside the box. Does not display any single outstanding physical trait in his game.
FAKaniela TuipulotuDT495SrLeverage lineman that plays with good pad level and keeps his feet moving up the field. Struggles getting off blocks and lacks the quick change of direction.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FAMatt ClevelandT705SrSolid college left tackle that stands out as a pass protector. Needs to get stronger yet offers potential as a zone blocking guard.
FAMichael CosgroveDT935SrQuick explosive one gap tackle on a four-man line.
FAPreston DavisWR73JrUnderrated pass catcher that shows ability running after the reception.
FATyrone NovikoffG675Sr
FABrian ReaderQB145Sr

Louisiana Tech

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FAMatt BrohaDE915SrSolid college pass rusher that shows speed off the edge, plays with terrific balance and possesses a variety of moves working to get off blocks. More of a first move lineman and easily locked up at the point.
FALennon CreerRB55SrInstinctive ball carrier with terrific vision. Does a great job following blocks everywhere on the field. More of a straight-line runner that loses a lot of momentum when he changes direction.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FARishard MatthewsWR154SrNice sized receiver that runs solid routes, extends to make the reception away from his frame and wins out in battles.
FAJames-Michael JohnsonILB525SrFluid, athletic pursuit linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline. Not big and struggles taking on blocks.
FABrett RoyDE475SrQuick, explosive college defensive tackle that projects to end in the NFL. First move defender that displays a lot of explosion and hustle in his game.
FAIsaiah FreyCB284SrAggressive cornerback that must be placed in a system where the action is kept in front of him.
FABrandon MarshallOLB335Sr

New Mexico State

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FASioeli FakalataG726SrUnderrated lineman that showed a lot of skill before sitting on the sidelines most of last season with injury. Possesses good size, strength and solid movement skills. Will be used at center this season after playing guard most of his college career.
FAJonte GreenCB14SrNice sized cornerback with marginal ball skills. Best facing the action in a zone type system.
FAMichael GradyC624Sr

San Jose State

RoundFull NamePos#YrComments
6thDuke IhenachoS25SrFast, explosive defensive back with a nice game. Returning from an injury which kept him on the sidelines last season.
7-FADavid QuessenberryT764Jr

Utah State

RoundFull NamePos#YrComments
FABobby WagnerOLB94SrActive linebacker that shows great range on the field. Effective pursuing the action and shows skill in coverage.
FAKellen BartlettTE814Sr