Conference USA was hit by major realignment this season after several teams departed and a few joined the league.  The conference placed a player in the first round of last April’s draft, thanks to former member Houston.  Next year it may be a struggle for any prospect from the conference to break into the draft’s top 100.

Rnd Full Name Pos School Notes
3-4Ryan GrantWRTulaneQuick, natural receiver with exceptional hands and pass catching skills. Separates from defenders, consistently catches the pass with his hands and makes a lot of tough receptions. Plays bigger than his listed size. Potential #3/slot receiver at the next level.
4-5Jordan TaylorWRRiceDeveloping receiver with a large upside. Possesses natural pass catching skills, soft hands and competes to come away with the ball. Limited quickness and more of a one-speed receiver with outstanding size.
5thJustin HardyWREast CarolinaReliable, productive receiver that’s shown consistent progress on the field. Has the speed to beat defenders downfield, the quickness to line up in the slot and smarts to find the open spot in underneath coverage. Potential 4th WR in the NFL.
5-6Keyarris GarrettWRTulsaLarge receiver who outmuscles opponents and consistently comes away with the tough grab. Sneaky fast. Poised for a big season.
5-6Marco NelsonSTulsaDeveloping safety with good ball skills and the ability to make plays sideline to sideline. Instinctive, plays within himself and has the ability to develop into a complete safety.
6thJeremy GroveILBEast CarolinaFierce, sideline-to-sideline linebacker with tremendous instincts. Has a high motor but also plays within himself.
6thOrleans DarkwaRBTulaneStrong interior ball carrier that grinds it out and shows a lot of skill. Struggled with an ankle injury most of 2012.
6thCody GreenQBTulsaNebraska transfer. Big armed quarterback who can make all the throws. Athletic, makes plays in or out of the pocket with his arms and legs. Has an upside but must improve his mechanics, defensive reads and accuracy if possible.
6thTerry WilliamsDTEast CarolinaTerrific defensive tackle prospect with a versatile game. Strong enough to hold the point and athletic enough to penetrate behind the line and make plays in the backfield.
6thRakeem Nunez-RochesDTSouthern MississippiFlashy, talented defensive tackle who displays brilliance but also takes plays off. Has an upside but must consistently play to a high level.
7thJake AlexanderGTulsaDeveloping lineman who stands out in pass protection as well as blocking in motion. Zone blocking prospect.
6-7Cyril LemonGNorth TexasWide bodied blocker effective in all areas. Moves well on his feet, can slide in pass protection and strong at the point. Must improve his blocking balance and sink his butt at the line of scrimmage but offers next level skill.
7thKhyri ThorntonDTSouthern MississippiExplosive one-gap tackle with good movement skills. Easily makes plays down the line of scrimmage and shows skill in pursuit. Lacks bulk but a potential three-technique lineman.
7thCairo SantosPKTulane
7thTrey WattsRBTulsaIncredibly elusive ball carrier who easily makes defenders miss or strings several moves together over the course of a single run. Also excels as a receiver out of the backfield.
7thJustin EllisDTLouisiana TechShort yet explosive wide bodied lineman with terrific movement skills.
7thDevon SmithWRMarshall
7-FADeron WilsonCBSouthern MississippiFeisty corner with solid ball skills. Relatively instinctive and can make plays with his back to the ball. Possesses an upside.
FADerrell JohnsonOLBEast Carolina
FAChip ThompsonSEast CarolinaLarge, forceful safety that does a good job in run defense while showing the ability to make plays outside the numbers.
FANexon DorvilusTEFlorida AtlanticDeveloping move tight end who looks like a big possession receiver on the field. Catches the ball well and makes plays downfield.
FARichard SpencerSUTEPNice sized safety who flashed big time skill in the past but most recently struggled with injuries.
FAKeith ReaserCBFlorida Atlantic
FADarrin ReavesRBUABNice sized ball carrier who can grind it out on the inside, turn the corner and shows a lot of skill catching the ball out of the backfield.
FAJustin JonesTEEast CarolinaImposing looking tight end that’s very rough around the edges.
FAPhillip GainesCBRiceProductive cornerback who plays a physical brand of football. Works to make plays, stopping the run or defending the pass. Really best facing the action and does not show great speed in his game.
FAIsame FacianeDTFlorida InternationalDeveloping defensive lineman with terrific size. Flashed skill the past two years but has yet to pull it together.
FADominique SullivanWRSouthern MississippiBig bodied pass catcher who watched his game take off last season. Potential fifth/possession receiver for the next level.
FANathan JefferyRBUTEPElusive ball carrier that handles the workload and shows the ability to create yardage.
FAJordan LeslieWRUTEPNice sized possession receiver with run after the catch skills. Needs to pick up his game but offers potential as a number 5 at the next level.
FAChris BoswellPKRice
FAChris DavenportDTTulaneLSU transfer. Mammoth lineman with great potential yet to meet expectations.
FAJordan DavisGEast CarolinaPotential zone blocking guard who shows a lot of strength at the point of attack. Must do a better job bending his knees. Practice squad prospect.
FAD.J. BanksWRLouisiana TechSlot receiver whose main duties at the next level will be returning punts/kicks. Has some run after the catch skill but drops to many easy passes.
FAGarrett ScottGMarshall
FAJa’Terian DouglasRBTulsaQuick, elusive ball carrier who creates yardage. Works his runs on the inside while possessing the speed and agility to turn the corner. Rotational player in the NFL.
FAIK EnemkpaliOLBLouisiana Tech
FALogan KilgoreQBMiddle Tennessee
FAVintavious CooperRBEast CarolinaQuick, multi-cut ball carrier who also produces catching the ball out of the backfield. Has size limitation but a potential third down back/situational ball carrier at the next level.
FALarry BanksGLouisiana TechStrong wide bodied lineman with a versatile game. Very rough around the edges and needs a lot of improvement in all areas.
FAPatrick BastienOLBUABAthletic weak-side linebacker prospect who can play special teams. 8th linebacker/special teams prospect.
FAGregory HickmanDEFlorida International
FAPaul PorrasSRice
FAJordan JamesWRTulsa
FADerrick ThomasCBMarshall
FAKen GilstrapCBMiddle Tennessee
FAJimmy StatenDTMiddle Tennessee
FAJonathan PerryQBUABAthletic read-option quarterback who comes with a large upside but needs a lot of work on his game.
FAJosh WalkerGMiddle Tennessee
FABrelan ChancellorWRNorth Texas
FAZico PasutTEEast CarolinaTE/FB/H-back prospect who does the little things well.
FABrandin ByrdRBNorth TexasOne speed back who does the little things well. Works runs hard, effective catching the ball out of the backfield and gives effort when asked to block.
FARichard LeonardCBFlorida InternationalQuick, explosive corner who plays a physical brand of football. Gives effort but blows coverages on occasion, misses tackles and loses out in battles. Dime back/special teamer at best.
FACory HenryOLBFlorida AtlanticAthletic, three down linebacker with potential in a variety of defensive schemes. Lost the edge in 2012 when he lined up at defensive end but has an upside.
FAKaycee IkeTUABTall, good looking tackle prospect who blocks with poor fundamentals. Athletic and moves well but plays too tall and shows minimal strength at the point.
FABryan BurnhamWRTulsa
FAJulius WarmsleyDETulane
FAZed EvansCBNorth Texas
FAWill SimmonsGEast CarolinaStrong, small area blocker with limited upside.
FAPaul CrawfordDEFlorida International
FATaylor McHargueQBRiceRun/option quarterback with solid short range passing skills.