ParkerSixty-four rated prospects from the American Athletic Conference based on the 2013 league configuration (making film work much easier).  Teams will be shuffled to their new conferences moving forward.

Central Florida

Expect a hard fall on draft boards from UCF compared to last April’s showing. Receiver Breshad Perriman is the team’s top prospect and while some rate the junior as a middle round choice, I want to see how he responds with Blake Bortles no longer throwing him the ball.

Cincinnati

I don’t see a single draftable senior on the Bearcats roster at present time. I was very high on Eric Lefeld entering the 2013 campaign but the left tackle struggled last season displaying limited agility and athleticism. In my opinion Lefeld lacks the foot quickness and size to protect the blind side and is better off inside at guard at the next level.

I like the potential Silverberry Mouhon displayed on film. He’s an undersized college pass rusher with terrific lateral agility and quickness. A move to outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment will be a consideration at the next level.

Connecticut

The once proud Huskies program hopes to rebound from what’s been a miserable few seasons.

Cornerback Byron Jones has been stamped as a 4th/5th rounder on my board but could potentially make a Dwayne Gratz type move north with a big senior campaign.

While I like the pass catching skills of Geremy Davis his speed is a big concern. Not just the stopwatch speed but also the playing speed witnessed on film. In the end I think Davis fits in as a fifth receiver at the next level.

Houston

Junior receiver Deontay Greenberry, who I presently grade as a third rounder, has big time potential. He’s not very big but shows vertical speed on the field and reliable hands.

Entering the 2013 campaign defensive tackle Joey Mbu was someone I had high hopes for yet he showed little improvement on the field last season. He comes with average size/speed numbers and really doesn’t make enough plays on the ball.

Louisville

Louisville moves to the ACC this season and while the Cardinals won’t have three first round picks in 2015 as they did last April, there’s still plenty of next level talent.

Receiver DeVante Parker is a large, smooth pass catcher with dependable hands. He’s not field stretcher but a competent possession wide out who can line-up in a variety of offensive sets.

I like offensive lineman Jamon Brown and said as much last summer. Unlike scouts I believe he projects to guard at the next level rather than offensive tackle. This is based off Brown’s size, body type and style.

While Brown gets most of the love in the scouting community I fully expect Louisville right tackle Ryan Mack to make a big move up draft boards. The junior offers terrific size, run blocking skill and underrated athleticism.

Senior defensive lineman Lorenzo Mauldin is the sleeper here. The athletic defender is a terrific pass rusher who moves well in every direction, rushing the passer or pursuing the action. I grade him as a 4th round prospect while scouts think he’s more later rounds. Don’t be surprised if big year pushes Mauldin into the top 120 selections.

Memphis

The outlook for Memphis is promising, the first time since the post Tommy West era. The team has three prospects on the cusp of being last round picks.

Al Bond is a college tackle with the size and athleticism to line up at guard in the NFL. He’s effective run blocking and in pass protection, showing skill on the line of scrimmage or blocking in motion.

Martin Ifedi is a terrific player constantly making plays behind the line of scrimmage (14.5 TFLs, 11.5 sacks last year). He has size/speed limitations and lacks the height most teams want in a pass rushing end. That said he has enough skill to make a roster as a third down specialist in both three and four man lines.

Cornerback Bobby McCain showed flashes of next level ability during what was an injury plagued 2013 season. He comes with average size/speed but solid ball skills and looks like a potential dime back/special teams player for the next level.

Rutgers

Rutgers begins its initial season of competition in the Big Ten Conference and it could be a difficult campaign. Rutgers did not have a player selected in the 2014 draft and a repeat performance next April is possible.

Kaleb Johnson, who contemplated entering last years draft, ranks as the top senior. Johnson received a late round grade from the advisory committee in January and now moves towards his senior season as a free agent. Many believe the move from left tackle to guard last season hurt Johnson. Yet measuring under 6-feet, 4-inches its unlikely any team will project Johnson to blindside tackle.

Tight end Tyler Kroft would get drafted if he leaves after the season. Kroft is a solid pass catcher with nice length yet a prospect who must improve in all areas.

South Florida

For the most past South Florida has a history of placing servicable prospects into the later rounds of the draft and this year is no different.

Andre Davis is an adequately sized receiver with reliable hands but limited deep speed. He’s a potential late round choice and number five receiver at the next level.

Michael McFarland is a big (6-feet, 5-inches/250lbs) tight end with better than average speed but poor production (28 career receptions in three seasons). He has an upside and is a bit of a sleeper but must pull it together as a senior.

Temple

The Owls were disappointing on the field and in war rooms last season, considering the talent on the lines of scrimmage.

Junior Tyler Matakevich is a high effort player and well rounded in all areas of the linebacker position. I like his ability to play in several schemes and he could develop into a middle round pick if he continues to improve.

Cornerback Anthony Robey is a good football player with poor size/speed numbers. He’s the type of prospect who goes undrafted but makes a roster as a nickel back/special teams player.

I’m told Robby Anderson, who has NFL receiver skills but struggles in the classroom and with the playbook, is attending junior college in the state of Florida with the hopes of getting his grades up and resuming his college career, though not necessarily at Temple. Here’s hoping it works out for him.

Rankings

Rnd Full Name School Pos Yr

2-3

DeVante Parker

Louisville

WR

4Sr

2-3

Deontay Greenberry

Houston

WR

3Jr

3rd

Jamon Brown

Louisville

G

4Sr

4th

Lorenzo Mauldin

Louisville

OLB

4Sr

4th

Byron Jones

Connecticut

CB

5Sr

4-5

Ryan Mack

Louisville

T

4Jr

5th

Silverberry Mouhon

Cincinnati

DE

4Jr

5th

John Miller

Louisville

G

4Sr

5th

Breshad Perriman

Central Florida

WR

4Jr

5th

Tyler Kroft

Rutgers

TE

4Jr

6th

Keith Lumpkin

Rutgers

T

4Jr

6th

Tyler Matakevich

Temple

OLB

3Jr

6th

Jake Smith

Louisville

G

5Sr

6th

Gerald Christian

Louisville

TE

5Sr

6th

Ty-Meer Brown

Connecticut

S

5Sr

7th

Torrian Wilson

Central Florida

T

5Sr

7th

Geremy Davis

Connecticut

WR

5Sr

7th

Joey Mbu

Houston

DT

4Sr

7th

Al Bond

Memphis

G

5Sr

7-FA

Kaleb Johnson

Rutgers

G

4Sr

7-FA

Robby Anderson

x-Temple

WR

3Jr

7-FA

Andre Davis

South Florida

WR

4Sr

FA

Michael Dyer

Louisville

RB

5Sr

FA

Martin Ifedi

Memphis

DE

5Sr

FA

Eric Lefeld

Cincinnati

T

4Sr

FA

Rannell Hall

Central Florida

WR

4Sr

FA

Bobby McCain

Memphis

CB

4Sr

FA

Michael McFarland

South Florida

TE

5Sr

FA

Shakim Phillips

Connecticut

WR

5Sr

FA

Betim Bujari

Rutgers

C

5Sr

FA

Anthony Robey

Temple

CB

5Sr

FA

Reshard Cliett

South Florida

OLB

5Sr

FA

Darius Hamilton

Rutgers

DT

3Jr

FA

Jimmy Worton

Central Florida

WR

5Sr

FA

Stephon Sanders

SMU

OLB

4Sr

FA

Jefferson Ashiru

Connecticut

OLB

4Jr

FA

Derrick Mathews

Houston

OLB

4Sr

FA

Efrem Oliphant

Houston

OLB

5Sr

FA

Terrance Plummer

Central Florida

ILB

4Sr

FA

Lorenzo Waters

Rutgers

S

5Sr

FA

Charles Gaines

Louisville

CB

4Jr

FA

Ralph David Abernathy IV

Cincinnati

RB

4Sr

FA

Kevin Snyder

Rutgers

ILB

4Sr

FA

Parker Ehinger

Cincinnati

T

4Jr

FA

Jeff Luc

Cincinnati

ILB

5Sr

FA

Jalen Fitzpatrick

Temple

WR

4Sr

FA

Kenneth Harper

Temple

RB

4Sr

FA

Eli Rogers

Louisville

WR

4Sr

FA

Clayton Geathers

Central Florida

S

5Sr

FA

Der’rikk Thompson

SMU

WR

5Sr

FA

Alexander Mateas

Connecticut

C

5Sr

FA

Darrell Williams

South Florida

T

4Sr

FA

Terell Floyd

Louisville

CB

4Sr

FA

Cory Keebler

Cincinnati

T

5Sr

FA

Ryan Jackson

Houston

RB

3Jr

FA

Quinterrius Eatmon

South Florida

T

5Sr

FA

Adrian Witty

Cincinnati

CB

5Sr

FA

Michael Burton

Rutgers

FB

5Sr

FA

Bradley Harrah

Cincinnati

DE

5Sr

FA

Gary Nova

Rutgers

QB

4Sr

FA

Reggie Travis

Memphis?

WR

5Sr

FA

B.J. McBryde

Connecticut

DT

5Sr

FA

Shawn Moffitt

Central Florida

K

4Sr

FA

Marvin Kloss

South Florida

K

5Sr