Small School Prospects
QB Cullen Finnerty Grand Valley State
Great arm strength and excellent accuracy. Winningest QB in NCAA history with 51 wins. Threw for 41 TD's in 2006. Won 3 Division II national championships.
RB Pierre Rembert Illinois State
Transfer from Michigan. Durable back with 355 carries in 2006. Rushed for 1743 yards and 16 TD's.
RB Clifton Dawson Harvard
Versatile and very good speed. Adding 1,213 rushing yards to his career totals, became the all-time leading rusher in Ivy League history. Could be a late round pick at the draft.
RB Marcus Mason Youngstown St.
Former RB from Illinois. He rushed for 1,847 yards and scored 23 TD's in his senior year. Good power, agility, breakaway speed and fierce competitor.
WR Aaron Fairooz Central Arkansas
Great size, strong and excellent hands. Good speed at 4.5 and good leaping skills. In 2005, produced 1,197 yards and 12 TD's. His numbers dipped in 2006 as Central Arkansas moved to Division 1-AA. to 774 yards and 6 TD's.
TE Zac Herold Nebraska-Omaha
Great hands and blocking ability. His size is ideal for the TE position with adequate speed. Several post season honors in Division II.
OL Ed McCarthy Yale
Dominating OL who has played guard, center and tackle while at Yale. Excellent strength and footwork skills, very effective pass or run blocking. 39 straight starts at Yale.
OL Elliott Vallejo Cal-Davis
Impressive size, good footwork skills who excels at pass blocking. Started 32 consecutive games. Solid chance to be a late round pick on draft day.
OL Jason Capizzi Indiana-PA
Large frame with great athletic ability. Former OL at Pittsburgh before transferring 3 seasons ago. Yielded just 1 sack in his career at IUP.
DE/LB Marques Murrell Appalachian St.
Exemplary speed and power who can get to the QB. Posted impressive numbers this season with 82 tackles, 13 total sacks and 6 forced fumbles. Very undersized for DE, most likely will be moved to LB.
DE/LB Michael McFadden Grand Valley St.
Good side to side range with quick burst off the edge. Recorded 26 sacks the past 2 seasons. His toughness and speed could get him to the NFL as a LB.
LB Akeem Jordan James Madison
Combination of outstanding speed and quickness. Solid tackling skills and can play sideline-to-sideline. Excellent run stopper and can drop into coverage when needed. An impressive 140 total tackles in 2006.
LB Zak DeOssie Brown
Excellent size with pretty good speed. Very athletic, played safety before bulking up and moving to LB. His father, Steve played 12 seasons in the NFL. Should easily find a spot on draft day.
LB Justin Durant Hampton
Great instincts and intensity. Makes big plays against the run and pass. Good lateral quickness who can "lay the wood" on opposing backs. An impressive total of 222 tackles over the past 2 seasons.
DB Travarous Bain Hampton
Solid cover skills with exceptional speed. Expected to produce a sub 4.4 time at the combine. Transfer from Miami, FL after 2004 season. A ball hawk who always seems to be in on the play.
DB Greg Lovely Missouri St.
Great cover skills and physical player. Former transfer from BYU. Good speed who likes to press the line of scrimmage.
DB Kenny Chicione Cal-Poly
Had 266 career tackles and 20 INT's, a school record. Decent speed and solid instincts in coverage. In addition to play DB, he was the primary punt returner the last 2 seasons.