Arkansas State, victor of the Sun Belt Conference, says goodbye to head coach Hugh Freeze who takes over the reigns at Ole Miss next season.  It’ll be a game of quarterbacks as ASU likes to put the ball in the air while NIU has their hopes resting on the arm and legs of Chandler Harnish, one of the most underrated quarterback prospects that will be available in April’s draft.

Northern Illinois

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
4-5Chandler 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.
7thNate PalmerWR815SrTerrific receiver is all aspects. Outstanding in the underneath passing game, displays deceptive speed as well as reliable hands. Underrated and a potential fourth receiver in the NFL.
FASean ProgarDE954JrExplosive and athletic college defensive end with good movement skills. Undersized and may be best and outside linebacker in a 34.
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.
FAWillie ClarkWR105Sr
FAScott WedigeC715SrFiery center that blocks with good leverage and shows solid movement skills. Zone blocking prospect.
FAJason ScheplerTE874SrStrong blocking tight end with good size. Marginal explosion and athleticism.

Arkansas State

Rnd Name Pos #YrComments
FADwayne FramptonWR94Sr
FAJermaine RobertsonFB435SrBig, strong, grind it out ball carrier that shows solid foot quickness and the ability to elude defenders. Adequate pass catcher out of the backfield. Must really pick up the intensity blocking.
FAKelcie McCrayS215SrDownhill safety with marginal recovery speed and ball skills. Highly rated by NFL scouts.
FADemario DavisOLB235SrAdequate outside linebacker that shows the ability to make plays sideline to sideline.