Some of the top small college prospects Craig Thomas
Here are some of the best small college prospects in the upcoming NFL draft through the eyes of ESPN’s Mel Kiper –
“We’ll give you the guys that have the draftable opportunities. The quarterbacks, obviously there aren’t any players that you’re looking at.
“The Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet, obviously some great games, the Syracuse game, the Army game. He’s got a chance to be in that fourth round discussion. I think Michael Hill from Missouri Western had a good All Star Game. He’s a guy certainly late rounder (or) priority free agent. Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein is a fullback who I saw and gave at least a late round priority free agent grade to.
“From the wide receiver class, Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee to Tennessee Tech, Grand Valley State’s Charles Johnson, wide receiver. Alan Bonner from Jacksonville State, Tyrone Goard from Eastern Kentucky, Jasper Collins, Mount Union, Ryan Spadola, Lehigh. A lot of receiving entities.
“Tight end wise, there’s a couple down the road that nobody is really draftable.
“The Arkansas Pine Bluff tackle Terron Armstead, you know all about him. Luke Marquardt, the tackle from Azusa Pacific, Terren Jones from Alabama State, Mark Jackson from Glenville State. You also have (Rogers) Gaines from Tennessee State, so a lot of offensive tackles.
“Guard wise, Ryan Jensen from Colorado State-Pueblo, Earl Watford, guard from James Madison, just to name a few there.
“Defensive players, Armonty Bryant from East Central Oklahoma, the defensive end, the Montori Hughes was at Tennessee then at UT Martin, defensive tackle; Brandon Williams, defensive tackle, Missouri Southern.
“At linebacker wise, you have Brandon Thurmond from Arkansas Pine Bluff; you also have Florida A & M linebacker Brandon Hepburn.
Cornerback, a lot of those B.W. Webb, William & Mary; Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana; B.J. Scott, South Alabama formerly of Alabama.
“Safety wise, J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern; Jakar Hamilton, South Carolina State; Kejuan Riley, Alabama State, guys like that.”