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.


Rnk Rnd Full Name School Pos Yr Notes
12-3Khalil MackBuffaloOLB5SrDynamic 3-4 outside linebacker that can rush the passer or make plays in pursuit. Nice athlete with an upside. Size/speed will be crucial.
23rdChris GallonBowling GreenWR3SoLarge, 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.
34thDechane DuranteNorthern IllinoisS4JrDeveloping 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.
44-5Jimmie WardNorthern IllinoisCB4SrTerrific 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.
56-7Titus DavisCentral MichiganWR3JrTall, 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.
66-7Johnnie SimonWestern MichiganS4SrVersatile 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.
76thJosh HarveyMiami-OhT5SrLarge, 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.
87thMycal SwaimEastern MichiganS4SrDeveloping safety with terrific size. Could make a big leap up draft boards with a big senior campaign.
9FAJake OlsonCentral MichiganT6SrOne 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.
107thBobby McFaddenEastern MichiganT4JrNice sized tackle with good length and movement skills. Blocks with good mechanics. Looks like he has growth potential.
117-FAEric PattersonBall StateCB3JrExplosive cornerback with terrific quickness and burst. Solid in the open field. Makes a good deal of plays.
127thDri ArcherKent StateRB5SrPlaymaking 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.
13FADavid FluellenToledoRB4SrQuick, 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.
14FATim SemischNorthern IllinoisTE4JrPotential 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.
15FAJustin CurrieWestern MichiganS3JrTough, down hill safety best defending the run.
16FAJerry GatesBowling GreenCB4SrVersatile defensive back that showed a lot of skill in the field. Did not take the next step in 2012 as we thought possible.
17FAAlex BayerBowling GreenTE5SrPotential move tight end prospect. Athletic with good hands and better than average speed. Like his game.
18FAZac KerinToledoC5SrEffective position blocker who plays with great fundamentals. Lacks great physical skills yet smart, tough and plays hard.
19FAKen BishopNorthern IllinoisDT4SrQuick, explosive defensive tackle with a compact build and terrific movement skills. Potential three technique lineman. Draftable off a big senior season.
20FAMwanza WamulumbaMiami-OhDT4JrNimble, 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.
21FAWillie SneadBall StateWR3JrConsistent receiver with reliable hands. Dependable yet no outstanding physical trait to his game.
22FABernard ReedyToledoWR4SrUndersized yet a quick, elusive receiver with return potential.
23FADonte FosterOhioWR5SrQuick, fluid receiver with some run after the catch skill. Not big or physical in his game. Potential fifth wide out.
24FAKeith WenningBall StateQB4SrSmart, tough college signal caller with great intangibles. Limited by size and the ability to accurately deliver passes outside of 20-yards. Practice squad material.
25FAJahwan EdwardsBall StateRB3JrStrong, 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.
26FAColby WayBuffaloDE4Sr
27FALewis TolerWestern MichiganCB4JrDeveloping cornerback that shown flashes throughout his career. Left the WMU program in February. Headed to Rutgers?
28FATyshon GoodeKent StateWR5SrReceiver prospect we rated as draftable off the 2011 film. Missed 2012 with injury.
29FATyler LombardoCentral MichiganFB4SrNasty lead blocker that easily controls opponents and opens the running lanes. Traditional fullback with next level potential.
30FARoosevelt NixKent StateDE4SrExplosive 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.
31FAJeffery Garrett JrBall StateCB4SrSolid prospect who shows flashes of ball skills. Sized well. Needs to step up his game and show more consistency.
32FAJarrod PughsleyAkronG4SrCollege 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.
33FARob BlanchflowerMassachusettsTE5SrPotential move tight end with dependable hands. Third man on the depth chart.
34FAAustin BrownMiami-OhDT5SrThree technique prospect who returns after sitting out 2012 with injury.
35FAAlex NeutzBuffaloWR5SrTall, sure handed receiver with limited quickness and speed. Potential west coast possession receiver.
36FATravis CarrieOhioCB5SrNice sized corner with decent ball skills we ranked as draftable off the 2011 film. Missed the 2012 campaign with injury.
37FAJimmy GordonBuffaloTE5SrTerrific blocking tight end that also holds his own as a short range pass catching target. Potential third man on the depth chart.
38FANathan OllieBall StateDT4SrStrong, 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.
39FAAnthony DimaMassachusettsT5SrNice sized college tackle better off in a smaller area. Has an upside but needs work.
40FAZane FakesBall StateTE5SrDependable college tight end with average next level physical skills.
41FAGiorgio BowersNorthern IllinoisRB4JrShort yet creative ball carrier with great quickness and burst. Comes off a terrible 2012 campaign.
42FAMalachi FreemanAkronCB4SrSmall but feisty corner with solid ball skills. Dime back/special teams player at the next level.
43FAJordan LynchNorthern IllinoisQB5SrHeisman Trophy candidate with limited next level skill.
44FAJawon ChisholmAkronRB4JrSlippery ball carrier that creates yardage. Multi-cut ball carrier with potential as a situation player in the NFL.
45FAAvery CunninghamCentral MichiganS4SrSolid run defending safety with the ability to go sideline-to-sideline. Has an upside.
46FAAntoine TharpeMassachusettsCB4Sr
47FALuke EakesNorthern IllinoisTE4JrHard 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.
48FADominic FlewellynBowling GreenG4SrDurable college blocker with average size and athleticism.
49FAZurlon TiptonCentral MichiganRB4SrStraight line, down hill runner with nice vision. Works runs but at best, a 4th back on a roster.
50FABeau BlankenshipOhioRB5SrHard charging ball carrier with physical limitations. High effort prospect who could make it as a fourth back/special teamer.
51FABranden OliverBuffaloRB5SrPotential third down back that creates his own yardage while also displaying terrific skills as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
52FATyler TettletonOhioQB5SrAthletic 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.
53FAPat WilsonBuffaloT5SrFundamentally sound blocker that plays tackle in college yet may be better off inside at guard. Missed the past two seasons with injury.
54FAJonathan NewsonBall StateOLB5SrExplosive, undersized college defensive end who projects to outside linebacker.
55FAMatt SchilzBowling GreenQB5SrShort range timing passer with limited upside. Camp body.