Conference USA produced the 11th pick of last April’s draft when the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive tackle Dontari Poe.  Marshall’s Vinny Curry was next as the Philadelphia Eagles drafted the pass rusher in round two.  History may repeat itself next April as Marshall will very likely have another player chosen in the draft’s second round.

C-USA Prospects

Rnd Full Name School Pos Yr Num Comments
2-3Aaron DobsonMarshallWR4Sr3Strong, sure handed pass catcher with the physical skills and football ability to develop into a second receiver at the next level.
5tD.J. HaydenHoustonCB4Sr2Quick, smart cornerback with potential as a nickel in the NFL.
6thJa’Gared DavisSMUOLB4Sr56Relatively athletic linebacker goes sideline to sideline and shows ability in space.
6thZach LineSMUFB4Sr48Single back ball carrier that crimes it out on the inside. Displays a lot of toughness and intelligence in his game yet has limited speed.
6-7Jamie CollinsSo MissOLB4Sr8Athletic linebacker that shows a lot of ability in pursuit.
6-7Darius JohnsonSMUWR4Sr3Underrated receiver with good pass catching skills and exceptional ability running after the catch.
FATaylor ReedSMUILB4Sr44Fiery run defender that makes a lot of plays in the box and up the field.
FAPhillip StewardHoustonOLB4Sr42Athletic three down linebacker that shows ability against the run and also effectively makes plays in space. Solid future prospect.
FAReggie TravisMemphisWR3So84
FAMargus HuntSMUDE5Sr92Well sized offensive lineman that flashes skill.
FAVance McDonaldRiceTE4Sr88Terrific pass catching tight end with limited physical skills. Could lineup as a move tight end in the NFL.
FAMarco NelsonTulsaS3Jr20Developing safety with good ball skills and the ability to make plays sideline to sideline.
FATravon VanMarshallRBrSo7Swift, elusive all carrier that creates his own yardage and shows skill as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
FATroy DavisCentral FlaOLB4Sr58Smallish college defensive end that will make the move to outside linebacker at the next level.
FATerry WilliamsEast CarolinaDT3So54Terrific young DT/NT prospect to keep an eye on.
FADexter McCoilTulsaS4Sr26King sized safety that displays solid ball skills between the numbers. Offers the size and growth potential to get consideration at outside linebacker.
FAJordan DavisEast CarolinaG4Jr78Potential zone blocking guard who must improve his strength.
FADominique SullivanSo MissWR3Jr18Big bodied pass catcher who watched his game take off last season. Potential fifth/possession receiver for the next level.
FAMichael BrooksEast CarolinaDT4Sr92Hard working, small area defensive tackle that shows terrific quickness and hustle.
FAChris BakerEast CarolinaOLB4Sr6Relatively athletic linebacker that makes plays up the field or moving in reverse on passing downs.
FALatavius MurrayCentral FlaRB5Sr28Change of pace runner best on the inside.
FABryan BurnhamTulsaWR4Sr88Big bodied, dependable receiver that offers potential on an NFL roster as a fifth wide out.
FANick ChartainMemphisG3Jr76
FAAntavious WilsonMarshallWR5Sr9Somewhat inconsistent pass catcher that flashes skill.
FAWillie CarterTulsaFB5Sr34Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield that will get looks as a West Coast fullback.
FAKorey WilliamsSo MissOLB6Sr42Underrated linebacker that can be used in a variety of positions and makes plays sideline to sideline. Displays good physical skills on tape yet shows questionable instincts at times.
FAMarcus RuckerMemphisWR5Sr18
FAJacolby AshworthHoustonT5Sr76Adequate pass blocking left tackle that must improve his playing strength.
FAQuentin PierceSo MissWR5Sr85Sure handed wide out coming off a disappointing season.
FAJason WeaverSo MissG5Sr52