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
2-3 Aaron Dobson Marshall WR 4Sr 3 Strong, sure handed pass catcher with the physical skills and football ability to develop into a second receiver at the next level.
5t D.J. Hayden Houston CB 4Sr 2 Quick, smart cornerback with potential as a nickel in the NFL.
6th Ja’Gared Davis SMU OLB 4Sr 56 Relatively athletic linebacker goes sideline to sideline and shows ability in space.
6th Zach Line SMU FB 4Sr 48 Single back ball carrier that crimes it out on the inside. Displays a lot of toughness and intelligence in his game yet has limited speed.
6-7 Jamie Collins So Miss OLB 4Sr 8 Athletic linebacker that shows a lot of ability in pursuit.
6-7 Darius Johnson SMU WR 4Sr 3 Underrated receiver with good pass catching skills and exceptional ability running after the catch.
FA Taylor Reed SMU ILB 4Sr 44 Fiery run defender that makes a lot of plays in the box and up the field.
FA Phillip Steward Houston OLB 4Sr 42 Athletic three down linebacker that shows ability against the run and also effectively makes plays in space. Solid future prospect.
FA Reggie Travis Memphis WR 3So 84
FA Margus Hunt SMU DE 5Sr 92 Well sized offensive lineman that flashes skill.
FA Vance McDonald Rice TE 4Sr 88 Terrific pass catching tight end with limited physical skills. Could lineup as a move tight end in the NFL.
FA Marco Nelson Tulsa S 3Jr 20 Developing safety with good ball skills and the ability to make plays sideline to sideline.
FA Travon Van Marshall RB rSo 7 Swift, elusive all carrier that creates his own yardage and shows skill as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
FA Troy Davis Central Fla OLB 4Sr 58 Smallish college defensive end that will make the move to outside linebacker at the next level.
FA Terry Williams East Carolina DT 3So 54 Terrific young DT/NT prospect to keep an eye on.
FA Dexter McCoil Tulsa S 4Sr 26 King sized safety that displays solid ball skills between the numbers. Offers the size and growth potential to get consideration at outside linebacker.
FA Jordan Davis East Carolina G 4Jr 78 Potential zone blocking guard who must improve his strength.
FA Dominique Sullivan So Miss WR 3Jr 18 Big bodied pass catcher who watched his game take off last season. Potential fifth/possession receiver for the next level.
FA Michael Brooks East Carolina DT 4Sr 92 Hard working, small area defensive tackle that shows terrific quickness and hustle.
FA Chris Baker East Carolina OLB 4Sr 6 Relatively athletic linebacker that makes plays up the field or moving in reverse on passing downs.
FA Latavius Murray Central Fla RB 5Sr 28 Change of pace runner best on the inside.
FA Bryan Burnham Tulsa WR 4Sr 88 Big bodied, dependable receiver that offers potential on an NFL roster as a fifth wide out.
FA Nick Chartain Memphis G 3Jr 76
FA Antavious Wilson Marshall WR 5Sr 9 Somewhat inconsistent pass catcher that flashes skill.
FA Willie Carter Tulsa FB 5Sr 34 Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield that will get looks as a West Coast fullback.
FA Korey Williams So Miss OLB 6Sr 42 Underrated 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.
FA Marcus Rucker Memphis WR 5Sr 18
FA Jacolby Ashworth Houston T 5Sr 76 Adequate pass blocking left tackle that must improve his playing strength.
FA Quentin Pierce So Miss WR 5Sr 85 Sure handed wide out coming off a disappointing season.
FA Jason Weaver So Miss G 5Sr 52