GallonGrading the top 45 NFL Prospects from the Mid-American
Conference

 
Rnd Full Name Pos Yr School

4th

Chris Gallon

WR

4Jr

Bowling Green

4th

Alonzo Russell

WR

4Jr

Toledo

4-5

Titus Davis

WR

4Sr

Central Michigan

4-5

Gregory Mancz

G

5Sr

Toledo

5-6

Treyvon Hester

DT

3So

Toledo

7th

Kyle Pohl

QB

4Jr

Akron

FA

Johnior Sylvestre

OLB

4Sr

Toledo

FA

Willie Beavers

G

4Jr

Western Michigan

FA

Devin Bass

CB

4Jr

Ohio

FA

Dechane Durante

S

5Sr

Northern Illinois

FA

Kurt Laseak

OLB

3So

Ohio

FA

Antwan Crutcher

DT

4Sr

Ohio

FA

Trayion Durham

FB

4Sr

Kent State

FA

Darryl Lynch

ILB

5Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Adam Redden

S

4Sr

Buffalo

FA

Chris Humphrey

WR

4Sr

Kent State

FA

Bronson Hill

RB

4Sr

Eastern Michigan

FA

Justin Currie

S

4Sr

Western Michigan

FA

Leterrius Walton

DT

5Sr

Central Michigan

FA

Jahwan Edwards

RB

4Sr

Ball State

FA

Horactio Banks

RB

4Jr

Ball State

FA

Tyreese Russell

TE

4Sr

Eastern Michigan

FA

Dominique Bowers

RB

4Jr

x-Northern Illinois

FA

Nordly Capi

DE

5Sr

Akron

FA

Eric Patterson

CB

4Sr

Ball State

FA

Jawon Chisholm

RB

4Jr

Akron

FA

Zachary Colvin

DT

4Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Andre Davis

T

5Sr

Buffalo

FA

Luke Eakes

TE

5Sr

Northern Illinois

FA

Kevin Henry

T

5Sr

Central Michigan

FA

Chase Nelson

T

5Sr

Toledo

FA

Kendall Montgomery

DE

5Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Chris Calloway

S

4Sr

Ball State

FA

Casey Pierce

TE

5Sr

Kent State

FA

Gabriel Martin

OLB

5Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Justin March

OLB

4Sr

Akron

FA

Donald Celiscar

CB

4Sr

Western Michigan

FA

Chase Cochran

WR

5Sr

Ohio

FA

Kristjan Sokoli

DT

5Sr

Buffalo

FA

Tim Semisch

TE

5Sr

Northern Illinois

FA

Justin Cherocci

ILB

5Sr

Central Michigan

FA

Mwanza Wamulumba

DT

5Sr

Miami-Oh

FA

Jake Silas

T

5Sr

Buffalo

7th

Bobby McFadden

T

5Sr

Eastern Michigan

FA

Jeremiah Detmer

K

4Sr

Toledo

 

Notes

Akron

Its been a while since Akron had a player selected in the draft, six years to be exact. I don’t predict the school will have any player selected next year but keep an eye on junior signal caller Kyle Pohl. He’s a well sized passer with enough arm strength to play at the next level. Pohl needs to improve his pass placement and cut down on the number of picks he tosses but definitely has late round potential if he continues to progress.

Ball State

Scouts feel running back Jahwan Edwards has late round potential as he comes with terrific size/speed numbers and surprising quickness for a bigger back. And while I like his skills, Edwards is still a little to inconsistent for me to be graded as seventh round pick at this point.

Bowling Green

I’m really looking forward to the return of receiver Chris Gallon. The big, smooth possession receiver was knocked out midway through the middle part of 2013 with a knee injury. That’s not good news as Gallon displayed average speed before the knee issue but has the size and skill to get consideration as the third/fourth man on the depth chart if he gets his game back on track.

Central Michigan

Scouts think highly of receiver Titus Davis and off the film I’ve stamped him as a potential 4th round pick. Inside sources tell me some of his official measurables will fall short of NFL standards and could push him into the late part of the draft.

Eastern Michigan

Tyreese Russell has his moments on film and looks like a potential move tight end in the NFL. He lacks great size which means forty time will be critical moving towards the 2015 draft and to be honest Russell does not present himself as a vertical threat on film.

Northern Illinois

I was blown away after watching the freshman film of safety Dechane Durante during the summer of 2012 but his game has not progressed since. Durante played five games as a sophomore before being shelved with a broken ankle and while he showed flashes last season, he also had his share of mental lapses. The underlying skill is apparent but Durante must improve his consistency and stop blowing assignments.

Tight end Tim Semisch is someone who rarely registers a blip on the scouting radar. In fact he’s only occasionally on the field. Yet he comes with great size and flashes athleticism and dominant blocking skill. Keep Semisch in mind this season. He’s not a draft pick but a free agent who could be the third man on the tight end depth chart at the next level.

Ohio

The Bobcats offer a number of wait and see prospects starting with junior cornerback Devin Bass, who shows the ability to shutdown opponents. At times last season Bass played better than teammate Travis Carrie, the seventh round pick of the Oakland Raiders.

Toledo

Earlier last week I posted about the impressive talent on the Toledo roster. It starts with senior Gregory Mancz, a four year starter that’s lined up at right tackle, both guard spots and may see action at center this season . Mancz is tough as nails, smart and effective both on the line of scrimmage as well as blocking in motion. He comes with good height (6-feet/4.5-inches) and growth potential. I stamped him as a potential 4th/5th round pick but feel a good campaign in 2014 followed up by a solid showing in pre-draft workouts as well as All Star games could move Mancz into the initial 110 picks.

Junior receiver Alonzo Russell is someone who really stands out on film. He’s tall (6-foot/3+ inches) fluid and dependable. Though not a vertical threat, Russell is sneaky fast and stretches it deep on occasion. He’s a future top 100 prospect if he continues to progress.

Treyvon Hester lacks the great measurables yet the sophomore is easy to spot on film as he’s constantly behind the line of scrimmage disrupting the action. I’ll go on record saying he’s a potential three technique tackle and one to watch moving forward.

If there’s a Toledo senior who could make a surprising jump up draft boards this season its Johnior Sylvestre. The linebacker led Toledo in tackles last season and is expected to test through the roof in the lead up to the draft.

Western Michigan

The senior class of prospects at WMU is thin at best and for my money the best next level player is red-shirt junior Willie Beavers. Lining up at the left tackle spot, Beavers is a quick, nimble blocker effective on the move. He must improve his finishing strength but Beavers offers potential as a zone blocking guard in the NFL.