The Mid-American Conference provided the first selection of the draft in 2014 in Eric Fisher of Central Michigan.  The outlook for 2014 is not as positive as just a single senior from the conference projects as a top 90 choice.  Of the 55 players we consider next level prospects only a dozen received draftable grades.

MAC

Rnk Rnd Full Name School Pos Yr Notes
1 2-3 Khalil Mack Buffalo OLB 5Sr Dynamic 3-4 outside linebacker that can rush the passer or make plays in pursuit. Nice athlete with an upside. Size/speed will be crucial.
2 3rd Chris Gallon Bowling Green WR 3So Large, dependable receiver with a solid game. Lacks the speed to stretch the field but does the little things well and the “go-to” receiver opponents cannot stop. Will be the wide-out that breaks the mold of ultra-productive BGSU wide outs who fail in the NFL.
3 4th Dechane Durante Northern Illinois S 4Jr Developing safety with a tremendous amount of upside. Fast, explosive and has good size. Effective defending the run or stopping the pass. Terrific range in centerfield.
4 4-5 Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois CB 4Sr Terrific cover corner that can play in zone or backed off the line. Potential dime back at the next level. Draftable if the measurables pan out.
5 6-7 Titus Davis Central Michigan WR 3Jr Tall, rangy pass catcher with an upside. Quick, has a burst and shows skill running after the catch. Struggles in battles and may have difficulty with the jam at the next level.
6 6-7 Johnnie Simon Western Michigan S 4Sr Versatile safety who plays smart, tough football. Aggressive against the run but plays within assignments. Quick outside the numbers pursuing the action. Constantly around the play. Reminds me of Antonio Allen, 7th round pick, New York Jets, 2012.
7 6th Josh Harvey Miami-Oh T 5Sr Large, mobile lineman that’s lined up on both the left and right side. Moves very well, technically sound and strong. Needs to polish his game but has an upside.
8 7th Mycal Swaim Eastern Michigan S 4Sr Developing safety with terrific size. Could make a big leap up draft boards with a big senior campaign.
9 FA Jake Olson Central Michigan T 6Sr One time highly rated tackle prospect whose career has been ravaged by knee injuries. Looked like a potential first round pick after his freshman season but has struggled with several knee issues since. Medical risk at this point.
10 7th Bobby McFadden Eastern Michigan T 4Jr Nice sized tackle with good length and movement skills. Blocks with good mechanics. Looks like he has growth potential.
11 7-FA Eric Patterson Ball State CB 3Jr Explosive cornerback with terrific quickness and burst. Solid in the open field. Makes a good deal of plays.
12 7th Dri Archer Kent State RB 5Sr Playmaking RB/WR/RS. Explosive and can take it the distance from any point on the field if given open space. Picks up big chunks of yardage but small, to the point of tiny, and easily brought down by a single opponent.
13 FA David Fluellen Toledo RB 4Sr Quick, somewhat creative ball carrier that can also effectively catch the ball out of the backfield. Comes with nice size and a good degree of upside. Struggled with injury late in the 2012 campaign. Could see him move into late round consideration with a big senior season.
14 FA Tim Semisch Northern Illinois TE 4Jr Potential sleeper at the tight end position. Looks the part and plays to it when on the field. Struggled to see playing time in 2012 but should see the field more in 2013. True sleeper at the position with an upside.
15 FA Justin Currie Western Michigan S 3Jr Tough, down hill safety best defending the run.
16 FA Jerry Gates Bowling Green CB 4Sr Versatile defensive back that showed a lot of skill in the field. Did not take the next step in 2012 as we thought possible.
17 FA Alex Bayer Bowling Green TE 5Sr Potential move tight end prospect. Athletic with good hands and better than average speed. Like his game.
18 FA Zac Kerin Toledo C 5Sr Effective position blocker who plays with great fundamentals. Lacks great physical skills yet smart, tough and plays hard.
19 FA Ken Bishop Northern Illinois DT 4Sr Quick, explosive defensive tackle with a compact build and terrific movement skills. Potential three technique lineman. Draftable off a big senior season.
20 FA Mwanza Wamulumba Miami-Oh DT 4Jr Nimble, athletic, 3-technique lineman who rebounded well last season after missing 2011 with a torn Achilles tendon. Small but fluid and plays with great pad level.
21 FA Willie Snead Ball State WR 3Jr Consistent receiver with reliable hands. Dependable yet no outstanding physical trait to his game.
22 FA Bernard Reedy Toledo WR 4Sr Undersized yet a quick, elusive receiver with return potential.
23 FA Donte Foster Ohio WR 5Sr Quick, fluid receiver with some run after the catch skill. Not big or physical in his game. Potential fifth wide out.
24 FA Keith Wenning Ball State QB 4Sr Smart, tough college signal caller with great intangibles. Limited by size and the ability to accurately deliver passes outside of 20-yards. Practice squad material.
25 FA Jahwan Edwards Ball State RB 3Jr Strong, interior grinder who carries the pile. Shows good vision and running instincts as well as some short area quickness. Potential 3rd back in the NFL.
26 FA Colby Way Buffalo DE 4Sr
27 FA Lewis Toler Western Michigan CB 4Jr Developing cornerback that shown flashes throughout his career. Left the WMU program in February. Headed to Rutgers?
28 FA Tyshon Goode Kent State WR 5Sr Receiver prospect we rated as draftable off the 2011 film. Missed 2012 with injury.
29 FA Tyler Lombardo Central Michigan FB 4Sr Nasty lead blocker that easily controls opponents and opens the running lanes. Traditional fullback with next level potential.
30 FA Roosevelt Nix Kent State DE 4Sr Explosive play making college defender. Used at several spots on the defensive line and shows a variety of skill. Short but has the skills to play outside linebacker.
31 FA Jeffery Garrett Jr Ball State CB 4Sr Solid prospect who shows flashes of ball skills. Sized well. Needs to step up his game and show more consistency.
32 FA Jarrod Pughsley Akron G 4Sr College left tackle who projects to guard. Fundamentally sound, nice bend/flex and moves well on his feet. Could move into the late rounds with a big senior season.
33 FA Rob Blanchflower Massachusetts TE 5Sr Potential move tight end with dependable hands. Third man on the depth chart.
34 FA Austin Brown Miami-Oh DT 5Sr Three technique prospect who returns after sitting out 2012 with injury.
35 FA Alex Neutz Buffalo WR 5Sr Tall, sure handed receiver with limited quickness and speed. Potential west coast possession receiver.
36 FA Travis Carrie Ohio CB 5Sr Nice sized corner with decent ball skills we ranked as draftable off the 2011 film. Missed the 2012 campaign with injury.
37 FA Jimmy Gordon Buffalo TE 5Sr Terrific blocking tight end that also holds his own as a short range pass catching target. Potential third man on the depth chart.
38 FA Nathan Ollie Ball State DT 4Sr Strong, heavy legged interior lineman that’s best as a gap-occupier. Holds his ground but lacks great size, cannot rush the passer and limited skill pursuing the action.
39 FA Anthony Dima Massachusetts T 5Sr Nice sized college tackle better off in a smaller area. Has an upside but needs work.
40 FA Zane Fakes Ball State TE 5Sr Dependable college tight end with average next level physical skills.
41 FA Giorgio Bowers Northern Illinois RB 4Jr Short yet creative ball carrier with great quickness and burst. Comes off a terrible 2012 campaign.
42 FA Malachi Freeman Akron CB 4Sr Small but feisty corner with solid ball skills. Dime back/special teams player at the next level.
43 FA Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois QB 5Sr Heisman Trophy candidate with limited next level skill.
44 FA Jawon Chisholm Akron RB 4Jr Slippery ball carrier that creates yardage. Multi-cut ball carrier with potential as a situation player in the NFL.
45 FA Avery Cunningham Central Michigan S 4Sr Solid run defending safety with the ability to go sideline-to-sideline. Has an upside.
46 FA Antoine Tharpe Massachusetts CB 4Sr
47 FA Luke Eakes Northern Illinois TE 4Jr Hard working, explosive tight end who gives a lot of effort blocking. Very quick with a burst. Adequate blocker and rarely used in the passing offense.
48 FA Dominic Flewellyn Bowling Green G 4Sr Durable college blocker with average size and athleticism.
49 FA Zurlon Tipton Central Michigan RB 4Sr Straight line, down hill runner with nice vision. Works runs but at best, a 4th back on a roster.
50 FA Beau Blankenship Ohio RB 5Sr Hard charging ball carrier with physical limitations. High effort prospect who could make it as a fourth back/special teamer.
51 FA Branden Oliver Buffalo RB 5Sr Potential third down back that creates his own yardage while also displaying terrific skills as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
52 FA Tyler Tettleton Ohio QB 5Sr Athletic option quarterback who beats opponents with his arm or legs. Won’t make it as a signal caller in the NFL but may get looks as a third down back.
53 FA Pat Wilson Buffalo T 5Sr Fundamentally sound blocker that plays tackle in college yet may be better off inside at guard. Missed the past two seasons with injury.
54 FA Jonathan Newson Ball State OLB 5Sr Explosive, undersized college defensive end who projects to outside linebacker.
55 FA Matt Schilz Bowling Green QB 5Sr Short range timing passer with limited upside. Camp body.