Monday, July 02, 2018


Mayfield, Rosen, Allen, Darnold and Jackson were obviously the big quarterback names taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but eight other names were called from rounds three to seven. One name that wasn’t called was Chris Streveler of the University of South Dakota. In fact, other than some minicamp tryout invites, the phone didn’t ring at all.


He is not tall enough. At 6’1”, he is a full inch taller than Drew Brees and two inches taller than Russell Wilson.

He played in the Missouri Valley Football Conference against FCS competition. You mean the same teams that Carson Wenz played against?

Streveler set 20 USD school records and five MVFC records last fall including single-season marks for passing yards (4,134) and total offense (4,854). He accounted for 43 touchdowns – 32 passing and 11 rushing – and led the nation in total offense. He had a 65.7% completion rate and threw just 8 INTS in 481 pass attempts. He also gained 720 yards rushing with a 4.3 yds/carry average.

Originally with the University of Minnesota, he transferred after three years with the program and being bounced between playing quarterback and receiver. In his only QB start at Minnesota, a game he started in place of an injured Mitch Leidner in 2014, he rushed 18 times for 161 yards in a 24-7 victory over Division I San Jose State.

Given a second chance at South Dakota, Streveler took full advantage of it and was a runner up for the 2018 Walter Payton Award – the FCS equivalent of the Heisman Trophy,

By the way, he clocked 4.45 40-yard dash at his pro day in addition to a 125-inch broad jump, and a vertical leap of 38.5 inches. All three of those marks topped all quarterbacks who participated at the NFL combine.

Chris Streveler is a “football player” not your traditional quarterback. His teammates see him as one of them and not a prima donna. He doesn’t look the part sometimes and even looks unorthodox at times, but his release is quick and some mustard on it. He has Tebow’s athleticism but far exceeds Tim’s QB skills as his completion rate and number of passing TDs will verify. This is not a run-first guy but a mobile, hard-nosed QB who can hurt you with his legs as well. Think of a more adventurous Alex Smith.

Nothing against Alex McGough, Danny Etling, Mark White or Logan Woodside, but teams looking for their heir apparent could have done a lot worse than Chris Streveler, and some did.

Which brings us back to Brees. Sean Payton’s alma mater Eastern Illinois is part of the MVFC; did no one tell him to look at this guy? As an understudy to Drew Brees, Streveler would have flourished. He possesses many of the same qualities and proposed shortcomings that Drew had coming out of Purdue.

So what’s he doing now? Due to a preseason injury to veteran starter Matt Nichols, Chris was pressed into service as the starting QB of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The first rookie quarterback to start a CFL opening game since Anthony Calvillo did it for the Las Vegas Posse in 1994.
The reason it has been 24 years since a rookie started a CFL opener is obvious. CFL quarterbacks are from American colleges and the Canadian game is not the same; there is a learning curve that needs to happen. The field is wider and longer, receivers are in motion prior to the snap and you have only three downs instead of four; only two downs to get a first down. Chris had only weeks to absorb it all and he did.

In his three starts, he completed 62.8% of his passes for 570 yards, 6 TDs and 2 INTs, while rushing for 183 yards, and 8.3 yards/carry and 2 TDs. While the Bombers record is 1-2, the controversy of whether the starting job is his has already grown in Winnipeg.

Nothing has come easy for Streveler from his days at Minnesota to the NFL Draft. One thing is certain, however, when he gets a chance, he makes the most of it.

Now, I’m not saying that Streveler is a sure-fire NFL star, but with Brees, Brady, Rivers, Manning, Roethlisberger, all getting long in the tooth, how was it that this kid only got a minicamp tryout invite. I just don’t get it.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Undrafted Free Agents from Small Schools

Includes players with mini-camp invites/tryouts
* Marty & Matt's All-Steals Team Member

Arizona Cardinals
*Dennis Gardeck, OLB, Sioux Falls
*Matt Oplinger, LB, Yale
*Andrew Vollert, TE, Weber State
*Hastin Adams, DT, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Chad Kanoff, QB, Princeton
Mike Needham, LB, Southern Utah
Austin Olsen, OT, SIU
Jonathan Owens, S, Missouri Western
Andy Smigiera, S, Robert Morris
*Tavierre Thomas, DB, Ferris State
Malcolm Washington, DB, Northern Iowa
Dylan Cline, OL, Jacksonville State
Austin Olsen, OL, Southern Illinois
Jalen Tolliver, WR, Arkansas-Monticello
Will House, OL, Southern Nazarene
Owen Obasuyi, DT, Hampton
*Yusef Sterling-Lowe, CB, Texas A&M-Commerce
*Andrew Caskin, TE, William & Mary

Atlanta Falcons
*Matt Gono, G, Wesley College
Damoun Patterson, WR, Youngstown State
*Dontez Byrd, WR, Tennessee Tech
Richard "Dewey" Jarvis, DE, Brown
Tere’ Calloway, SS, Alabama A&M
Harley Vaughn, DL, West Georgia
Jaypee Philbert, OL, Alabama State
Ben Sorenson, DE, Sacramento State
Dallas Baldner, WR, Valdosta State
*Jacob Ohnesorge, C, South Dakota
Bryan Scott, QB, Occidental
Baltimore Ravens
*Jaelon Acklin, WR, Western Illinois
Chris Board, S, North Dakota State
Randin Crecelius, OL, Portland State
*Mason McKenrick, LB, John Carroll
*Alex Thompson, C, Monmouth
*Jordan Brown, CB, James Madison
De’Lance Turner, RB, Alcorn State
Justin Evans, OL, South Carolina State
*Myles Humphrey, DE, Shepherd SIGNED
*Nick Keizer, TE, Grand Valley State
Gary McKnight, Jr., WR, Northeastern State
Deniko Carter, WR, West Georgia
Buffalo Bills
Lucas Webb, S, Chattanooga
Chris Hardeman, CB, Houston Baptist
Ryan Zapoticky, QB, Shippensburg
Dale Warren, LB/SS, Chattanooga
*Zach Olstad, FB, Winona State Signed/Free Agent
*Marcus Johnson, WR, Slippery Rock
Joshua Simmons, WR, Prairie View A&M
Dorian Williams, S, Princeton
Zach Bassuener, LB, Minnesota-Duluth

Khalil Sommerville, DL, Buffalo State
Jacob Flores, OL, Dartmouth
Carolina Panthers
*Dre Hall, WR, North Alabama
*Jonathan Petersen, LB, San Diego
CB James Caine, Pittsburg State
Chicago Bears
*Michael Joseph, CB, Dubuque
*Abdullah Anderson, DT, Bucknell
Tafon Mainsah, CB, Richmond
*Bryan Schor, QB, James Madison
James Fisher, LS, North Dakota State
Terrell Bonds, CB, Tennessee State
*Regis Cibasu, WR, Montreal
Jumill Hornsby, WR, Limestone
*Lavonte Hights, OL, Shepherd
E.J. Norris, Edge, Shepherd
Khris Gardin, WR/RS, North Carolina A&T
Deion Holliman, WR, Missouri State
DeLondo Boyd, S, St. Francis (PA)
Shaq Rolland, WR, West Georgia
*Matt Fleming, WR, Benedictine (IL) Signed/Free Agent
*Jake Krause, OL, Bemidji State
Julian Bertero, OL, UC-Davis
Brandon Shed, WR, Hobart
Jonathan Wolf, TE, Minnesota State
Caylon Weathers, LB, Tennessee-Martin
*Sione Teuhema, DE, Southeastern Louisiana
Tyrin Holloway, CB, Western Illinois Signed/Free Agent

Cincinnati Bengals
Tyrice Beverette, S, Stony Brook Signed/Free Agent
Virnel Moon, WR, Colorado Mesa
Simeyon Robinson, DL, James Madison
*Austin Fleer, OT, Colorado Mesa
*Shawn Miller, FS, Delaware Valley
*Chris Okoye, OT, Ferris State Signed/Free Agent
Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, DT, Alabama State
*Jamarae Finnie, DT, Langston
Bryson Gates, LB, Abiliene Christian
James Graham, LB, Illinois State

Cleveland Browns
Montrel Meander, DB, Grambling
*Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
*Elijah Campbell, FS, Northern Iowa
Christian Gibbs, WR, Illinois State
Bryson McCabe, S, Montana State
Tony Morris, WR, Heidelberg
Darvin Kidsy, WR, Texas Southern Signed/Free Agent Redskins
Vondel Bell, DB, California (PA)
James Graham, LB, Illinois State
Andrew Spencer, DB, Winona State
Dallas Cowboys
Malik Earl, WR, Missouri State
*Bryce Johnson, OL, St. Cloud State
*Donovan Olumba, CB, Portland
Ed Shockley, LB, Villanova

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions
Chad Meredith, OLB, Southeast Missouri
Mike Ford, CB, Southeast Missouri State
Kyle Lewis, RB/WR, Cal Poly
Garrett Hudson, TE, Richmond
Patrick Smith, WR, Tennessee State
Nick Ferrer, QB, St. Francis (IN)
*Deontez Alexander, WR, Franklin College Signed/Free Agent

Green Bay Packers
Kevin Radar, TE, Youngstown State
CJ Johnson, LB, East Texas Baptist
*Damon Gibson, WR, Minnesota-Moorhead
*Raven Green, S, James Madison
*Alex Light, OL, Richmond
*Marcus Porter, LB, Fairmont State
Chris Seisay, CB, Portland State
Tim Boyle, QB, Eastern Kentucky
Caleb Melton, DT, Cal Poly
Mack Weaver, DE, Eastern Illinois
Anthony Philyaw, RB, Howard
CB Tray Mitchell, Eastern Illinois

Houston Texans
Anthony Coyle, OT, Fordham
*Vyncint Smith, WR, Limestone
*Peter Godber, OL,Toronto
Matt Sewall. WR, Bryant

Indianapolis Colts
*Kellen Soulek, DT, South Dakota State
Zach Duffy, OL, Lehigh
*George Odum, SS, Central Arkansas
*Justin Spencer, OT, Youngstown State
*Keith Wrzuszczak, P, Eastern Kentucky
*Mike Basile, FS, Monmouth
Bryan Jones, LB, Saginaw Valley State
Brandon Schindler, OL, Bemidji State
Jared Machorro, OT, Texas A&M-Commerce
Mike Cirino, CB, Adams State 
Signed Free Agent
*Chris Robinson, RB, Delta States
Chris Cooper, S, Stony Brook
*Davond Dade, DE, Portland State
Vondel Bell, DB, California (PA)
Christian Gibbs, WR, Illinois State
Lord Hyeamang, DE, Columbia
Jeremiah Johnson, CB, Concord
Sydney Omameh, DE, Grand Valley State
Jacksonville Jaguars
*Darius Jackson, EDGE, Jacksonville State
Dee Delaney, CB, Citadel
Reggie Hunter, LB, North Carolina Central
Dorren Miller, WR, Carson-Newman
Robert Torgerson, DT, Southern Utah
Aaron Duckworth, RB, Idaho
Sam Mentkowski, WR, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Ben Huss, OL, Duquesne
Bryce King, OL, Mars Hill
Damon Black, Jr., WR, St. Vincent

Kansas City Chiefs
*D’Montre Wade, CB, Murray State
Tevin Lawson, DE, Nicholls
*Elijah Marks, WR, Northern Arizona
*Jimmy Murray, OL, Holy Cross;
*Ebenezer “Ebo” Ogundeko, DE, Tennesee State
Devondre Seymour, OT, Southern Illinois
*Jake Krause, OL, Bemidji State
Jerron Searles, OL, Delaware State
*Mario Jenkins, LB, Idaho State
Jacquet McClendon, TE, Indiana State
Evan Clark,WR, St. John's
Jaypee Philbert, OL, Alabama State
Donte Watkins, S, Missouri Western
*Davond Dade, DE, Portland State
*Ashton Grant, WR, Assumption
Blake Mack, TE, Alabama State
Dee Liner, DT, Alabama State
Erik Furmanek, TE, Missouri State
Juante Baldwin, CB, Pittsburg State
Connor Flagel, DE, Central Missouri

Shaq Lewis, S, Louisiana College
Bryan Scott, QB, Occidental
Tyrin Holloway, CB, Western Illinois Signed Free Agent/Bears
*Malik Reaves, CB, Villanova

Los Angeles Chargers
*Trent Scott, OL, Grambling
Chris Durant, OT, William & Mary
JJ Jones, WR, West Georgia
*Detrez Newsome, RB, Western Carolina
Anthony Manzo-Lewis, FB, Albany
Kent Shelby, WR, McNeese
Myles Pierce, ILB, The Citadel
Patrick Afriyie, DE, Colgate
Josh Keith, OL, Stephen F. Austin
Signed/Free Agent
Justice Liggins, WR, Stephen F. Austin Signed/Free Agent
Los Angeles Rams
*Dalton Keene, DL, Illinois StateSigned/Free Agent
McKay Murphy, DT, Weber StateSigned/Free Agent
*Luis Perez, QB, Texas A&M Commerce - Signed/Free Agent
Jonathan Hagler, SS, Jacksonville State
David Griffith, DB, Western Illinois
*Codey McElroy, TE, Southeastern Oklahoma Signed/Free Agent
*Sam Lee, OL, Augustana
Tyrell Maxwell, QB, Gardner-Webb
*LaQuvionte Gonzalez, WR, Southeastern - Signed/Free Agent
*Khadarel Hodge, WR, Prairie View A&M

Miami Dolphins
*Connor Hilland, G, William & Mary
*Claudy Mathieu, DE, Notre Dame (OH)
Quincy Redmon, Edge, Fairmont State

Minnesota Vikings
*Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State
*Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State
Max Mickey, RB, Sioux Falls
Peter Pujals, QB, Holy Cross
*Austin Kuhnert, C, North Dakota State
Zach Bassuener, LB, Minnesota-Duluth
Brandon Shed, WR, Hobart
Nate Tanguay, DT, North Dakota State
Craig James, CB, Southern Illinois
Luder Jean Louis, DE, Eastern Kentucky
*Brett Taylor, LB, Western Illinois
*Sam Lee, OL, Augustana
Matt Linehan, QB, Idaho
*Poet Thomas, OL, Texas A&M-Commerce
*Nick Jacobsen, DE, Wisconsin-River Falls
*Jared Farley, LB, Northern Iowa
Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa
*Zach Olstad, FB, Winona State Signed/Free Agent/Bills
New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints
A.J. Hantak, LS, Eastern Illinois
*Jacob Judd, OL, Western Illinois
JonRhyeem Wolfley-Peoples, DT, Idaho State
Carl Whitley, WR, Abilene Christian
Maea Teuhema, OL, Southeast Louisiana
Alex Jenkins, DE, Incarnate Word
Adam Bighill, LB, Central Washington
Alejandro Bennifield, QB, Chattanooga
Maurice Carnell, DB, North Alabama
Justin Strong, S, Montana
Zed Brown, DB, West Georgia
Tray Mitchell, DB, Eastern Illinois
Michael Ola, OL, Hampton Signed/Free Agent
Kevin Snead, WR, Carson Newman

New York Giants
Jawill Davis, WR, Bethune-Cookman
Tae Davis, OLB, Chattanooga
*Mark Korte, OC, U of Alberta
Malachi Hoskins, DE, Albany
*Connor Davis, TE, Stony Brook
New York Jets
*Dakoda Shepley, OL, University of British Columbia
Patrick Smith, WR, Tennessee State
Tyrice Beverette, S, Stony Brook Signed/Free Agent Bengals
Reggie Hall, CB, Jacksonville State
*Justin Lea, OG, Jacksonville State
Chris Chambers, OLB, Central Arkansas
Lord Hyeamang, DE, Columbia
Omari Williams, CB, Samford
*Mark Korte, OC, U of Alberta

*Jackson Bennett, DB/LB, Ottawa
Justin Strong, S, Montana
*Sione Teuhema, DE, Southeastern Louisiana
Darion Clark, TE, Grand Canyon (basketball)
Darrian Bass, LB, Missouri Western (2017)
Adam Reth, DL, Northern Iowa
Garrett Hudson, TE, Richmond
Dennis Long, LS, East Stroudsburg
Matt Sewall. WR, Bryant
Matt Diaz, OL, Wagner
Malachi Hoskins, LB, Albany
Oakland Raiders
Terrell Bonds, CB, Tennessee State
Jaeden Graham, TE, Yale
Jesse Hoskett, QB, Southeast Missouri State
Bryson Gates, LB, Abilene Christian
Carl Whitley, WR, Abilene Christian

*Trey Parker, DT, Washburn
Bob Marco, OL, Washburn
*Max Redfield, S, Indiana (PA)
Ace Rogers, S, Lindenwood
*Ashton Grant, WR, Assumption
Colby Wadman, P, UC - Davis

Philadelphia Eagles
*Jeremiah Briscoe, QB, Sam Houston State
*Ian Park, OG, Slippery Rock
Ray Bolden, WR, Stony Brook
Jordon Gandy, WR, Murray State
Ryan Neal, FS, Southern Illinois
*Troy Pelletier, WR, Lehigh
Mac Bignell, ILB, Montana State
Randall LaGuerre, ILB, Central Connecticut State
Lawrence Pittman. RB, Wingate
Kyle Wilson, LB, Alabama State
Devauntay Ellis, RB, Delaware Valley
Pittsburgh Steelers
Ikenna Nwokeji, OL, Elon
Malik Boyton, CB, Austin Peay
Trey Johnson, CB, Villanova
Peter Pujals, QB, Holy Cross
Kendall Pace, OT, Columbia
Phazahn Odom, TE, Fordham

Aaron Terry, CB, California (PA)
Jeremy Taylor, LB, North Carolina A&T
Brett Thompson, TE, Tennessee-Martin
Tyler Palka, QB-WR-RB, Gannon
Garrett Pougnet, LB, Grand Valley State

Colin Boit, S, Dartmouth
Alek Torgersen, QB, Penn
Damoun Patterson, WR, Youngstown State
*Jesse Zubic, WR, Washington & Jefferson

Malik Ducan, S, St. Francis (PA)
San Francisco 49ers
Stacey Bedell, RB, Stony Brook
*Ross Dwelley, TE, San Diego
Frank Stephens, WR, Northern Colorado
Connor Wentz, TE, North Dakota State
*Niles Scott, DT, Frostburg State
Andrew Marshall, OL, Valdosta State
*Deontez Alexander, WR, Franklin College
Signed/Free Agent - Lions
*Ja'Quan Gardner, RB, Humboldt State
Ben Sorenson, DE, Sacramento State
Blake Holder, WR, Winona State
Jack Heneghan, QB, Dartmouth
Darren Crawford, CB, Southern Arkansas
Jacob DeMaio, P, Weber State
Kourtney Berr, DB, Alabama State
Julian Bertero, OL, UC-Davis
Blaine Woodson, DL, Delaware
Seattle Seahawks
*Marcus Martin, FB, Slippery Rock
Jatitus “Ty” Allen, C, Tennessee State
Albert Havili, DE, Eastern Washington
Jason Matovu, FS, Maine
*Skyler Phillips, OG, Idaho State
*Jacob Ohnesorge, OL, South Dakota State
*Marcus Jones, CB, NW Missouri
Clayton Wilson, TE, NE Missouri

*Andrew Ankrah, DE, James Madison
Max Lyons, SS/PR, Southeastern Louisiana
Jamari Gilbert, CB, Incarnate Word
Patrick Afriyie, LB, Colgate
Clayton Wilson, TE, NW Missouri

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Evan Perrizo, DE, Minnesota State
Nick McBeath, LB, Holy Cross
*Joe Zema, P, Incarnate Word
Josh Cardiello, OL, Chattanooga
Shaheed Salmon, LB, Samford Signed Free Agent
Ruben Holcomb, OT, Indianapolis
Ben Sorenson, DE, Sacramento State
*Darius Price, S, Siena Heights
*Tanner Hudson, TE/FB, Southern Arkansas
Chris Murray, WR, Alabama State
Mark Myers, CB, Southeastern
Jeff Knox, LB, California (PA)

Jaylen Zachery, WR, Central Missouri
Tennessee Titans
Ryan McKinley, CB, Montana
*Austin Barnard, P, Samford
*J.T. Luper, WR, Central Oklahoma
*Aaron Stinnie, OT, James Madison
*Andrew Ankrah, DE, James Madison
*Nick DeLuca, MLB, North Dakota State
Copache Tyler, DT, Yale
Blake Holder, WR, Winona State
Joseph Este, CB, Tennessee-Martin Signed/Free Agent
*Jordan Brown, S, James Madison
Connor Flagel, DE, Central Missouri State Signed/Free Agent
*Aaron Tiller, LB, Southern
Erik Austell, OL, Charleston Southern
Ishmael Hyman, WR, James Madison
Anthony Firkser, TE, Harvard Signed/Free Agent

Washington Redskins
*Ty McCulley, OL, CSU Pueblo
*Danny Johnson, CB, Southern
Rico McWilliams, CB, Southeast Missouri State
*Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook
Brad Dewberry, FS, Eastern Illinois
Ryan Markush, WR, Eastern Kentucky
Chris Lee, DT, Norfolk State
*Dillon Beard, FB/TE, Southern

Dillon Salva, TE, Merrimack
Christian Searles, CB, Dayton

*Connor Jessup, QB, Shepherd
Zac Parker, WR, Virginia State
Logan Oce, CB, Virginia State

Darvin Kidsy, WR, Texas Southern Signed/Free Agent
R1 #4 KORTE, Mark Alberta OL 6'2 293 OTT
R1 #5 SHEPLEY, Dakoda UBC OL 6'4 306 SASK
R1 #6 CIRACO, Darius Calgary OL 6'0 292 HAM
R1 #8 SCEVIOUR, Ryan Calgary OL 6'3 303 CAL
R2 #10 ONYEKA, Godfrey Wilfrid Laurier DB 6'1 208 EDM
R2 #11 BENNETT, Jackson Ottawa DB 5'10 212 HAM
R2 #12 SIMONISE, Rashaun Calgary WR 6'4 202 WIN
R2 #13 DUBOIS, Marco Laval WR 6'4 217 OTT
R2 #14 TEITZ, Micah Calgary LB 6'0 229 SASK
R2 #15 WADE, Brett Calgary DL 6'1 270 HAM
R2 #16 MACKIE, David Western U. RB 6'2 239 BC
R2 #17 MEZZALIRA, Eric McMaster LB 5'11 220 CAL
R2 #18 KWEMO, Nelkas Queen's LB 6'0 231 TOR
R3 #19 BANNER, Bo Central Washington DL 6'2 224 MON
R3 #20 CIBASU, Regis Montreal WR 6'3 232 TOR
R3 #22 PICKETT, Andrew Guelph OL 6'3 313 OTT
R3 # POULIN, Jean-Gabriel Western U. LB 6'0 217 MON
R3 #24 BEAULIEU, Jordan Western U. DB 5'11 198 EDM
R3 #25 METCHIE, Royce Guelph DB 5'11 208 CAL
R3 #26 PETERMANN, Daniel McMaster WR 5'11 205 WIN
R4 #27 BAKKER, KC Carleton OT 6'8 320 MON
R4 #28 BROWN, David Western U. OL 6'4 315 CAL
R4 #29 ONYEKA, Kene Carleton  DE 6'2 244 OTT
R4 #30 COTE, Mickael Concordia LB 6'3 225 OTT
R4 #31 DAVIS, Marcus UBC WR 5'10 185 HAM
R4 #32 GREEN, Tanner Concordia  RB 6'0 243 EDM
R4 #33 GENDRON-DUMOUCHEL, Arnaud Montreal OL 6'9 310 WIN
R4 #34 GUZYLAK-MESSAM, Isaiah Wilfrid Laurier DB 6'1 207 BC
R4 #35 GINGRAS-GAGNON, Simon Laval FB 6'0 215 TOR
R5 #36 BRETON, Mathieu Bishop's DL 6'7 274 SASK
R5 #37 BUREN, Justin Simon Fraser WR 5'11 195 HAM
R5 #38 STONE, Ryder Dartmouth  RB 5'9 204 MON
R5 #39 LAWRENCE, Justin Alberta OL 6'0 305 CAL
R5 #40 KRAHN, Curtis Calgary OL 6'2 295 EDM
R5 #41 PIERRE, Tyrone Laval WR 6'2 201 WIN
R5 #42 MAXWELL, Dagogo UBC DB 5'10 197 CAL
R6 #44 MOORE, Michael Queen's LB 6'0 221 HAM
R6 #45 BUAMA-MAFUTA, Tresor Saint Mary's DL 6'0 290 SASK
R6 #46 KOZACHUK, Paul Toronto LB 5'11 214 MON
R6 #47 HENRY, Rashari Wilfrid Laurier  DL 5'11 279 BC
R6 #48 TAYLOR, Alex Western University RB 5'9 202 EDM
R6 #49 OUELLET DE CARLO, Matthew Bishop OL 6'4 318 WIN
R6 #50 SIMON, Atlee Regina RB 5'10 199 CAL
R6 #51 MOISAN, Etienne Laval WR 6'0 214 MON
R7 #52 MBAYE, Khadim Ottawa LB 6'1 236 MON
R7 #53 MCMASTER, Harry Western University WR 6'1 191 EDM
R7 #54 WATSON, William UBC WR 5'11 181 BC
R7 #55 HOWELL, Justin Carleton DB 5'10 199 OTT
R7 #56 NKETIAH, Richmond Waterloo WR 6'0 195 MON
R7 #57 BAGNELL, Gabriel Acadia DL 6'1 239 EDM
R7 #58 FIRLOTTE, Jacob Queen's DB 6'3 216 WIN
R7 #59 FERRARO, Gabriel Guelph  K 5'10 178 CAL
R7 #60 LOISELLE, Mathieu Wagner LB 5'11 210 TOR
R8 #61 IDOWU, Lekan Windsor DB 5'8 180 MON
R8 #62 VAN PELT, Joel Calgary DL 6'4 260 HAM
R8 #63 SMITH, Christopher York OL 6'6 290 SASK
R8 #64 CZAJA, Jacob St. Francis Xavier OL 6'3 289 OTT
R8 #65 ZERR, Blair Humboldt RB 5'11 198 EDM
R8 #66 PARISOTTO, Nicholas Guelph DB 5'10 199 HAM
R8 #67 KOCZWARA, Ben Waterloo OL 6'3 291 WIN
R8 #68 ROWE, Boston Calgary  LB 5'11 230 CAL
Full draft:

2018 Small School Draftees

* Marty & Matt's All-Steals Team Member

South Dakota State 6-5 260 
Drafted R2 Philadelphia Eagles

South Carolina State 6-3 229 
Drafted R2 Indianapolis Colts

Sam Houston State 6-1 310 
Drafted R2 Oakland Raiders

North Carolina A&T 6-7 310 
Drafted R3 Oakland Raiders

Fort Hays State 6-5 300 
Drafted R3 NY Jets

Humboldt State 6-7 305
Drafted R3 Tampa Bay Buccanneers

*KYLE LAULETTA - QBRichmond 6-3 215
Drafted R4 New York Giants

Weber State 6-0 185
Drafted R4 Buffalo Bills

Fordham 5-9 210
Drafted R4 Arizona Cardinals

Stephen F. Austin 6-4 283

Drafted R4 Los Angeles Rams

Penn 6-3 225
Drafted R5 Tampa Bay Buccanneers

Illinois State 6-0 205
Drafted R5 Cincinnati Bengals

Jacksonville State 6-1 205
Drafted R5 Buffalo Bills

Northern Iowa 6-2 210
Drafted R5 Indianapolis Colts

Maine 6-5 335
Drafted R6 Los Angeles Rams

Central Arkansas 6-0 190
Drafted R6 Kansas City Chiefs

Yale 6-2 230
Drafted R6 Atlanta Falcons

Virginia State 5-11 180

Drafted R6 New York Jets

Wagner 6-8 295
Drafted R6 Baltimore Ravens

Ferris State 6-6 290
Drafted R7 Baltimore Ravens

Western Carolina 5-10 180
Drafted R7 New England Patriots

Southeast Missouri - 6-2 248
Drafted R7 Green Bay Packers

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nicholas McBeain - The tackling machine

The 2018 NFL draft class is considered pretty deep at the linebacker position. When the draft ends on the evening of April 28th, chances are good that the name Nicholas McBeain will not have been called. It should also not be a surprise if his name is not among the numerous undrafted free agents that are brought in by teams for tryouts and mini-camp.

Nicholas McBeain is 6-1 238lbs linebacker from Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota an NAIA school. The NAIA is “the other” athletic association in addition to the NCAA. Tramaine Brock, a cornerback who recently signed as a free agent with the Broncos, is an NAIA alum who has been in the league since 2010, mostly with the 49ers. Brock spent his first two college seasons at a JUCO then in his junior year, Brock transferred to the University of Minnesota. He was made a starter but left in his senior year after being suspended for failing to qualify academically. Brock transferred to Belhaven University of the NAIA to finish out his senior year. A number of NAIA players have similar stories, but most players spend all four years with their NAIA school.

Nicholas McBeain is one of those.

As a freshman he led team with 143 total tackles (63 solo), had one game in which he had 20 total tackles and recorded 10 or more tackles in 8 games. He was named NSAA 1st Team All-Conference.

In his sophomore season, he led team with 115 total tackles (65 solo) and posted a season-high 20 tackles twice in back-to-back games. Somehow, he was only named 2nd Team All-Conference.

His junior year was historic. He led the team with 188 total tackles (54 solo). Led the NAIA in tackles per game with 18.8, broke the school record for tackles in a season (188) and career tackles (446). He was named an AFCA NAIA All-American, a Cliff Harris Award Finalist and first team all-conference.

After his first team all-conference senior season, he left VCSU as it’s all-time leading with an amazing 522 career tackles. When McBeain joined the Vikings in the fall of 2014, the school record for tackles was 376. McBeain broke that record in the middle of his junior season. He also holds the school records for single-season total tackles (188) and assisted tackles (134), and career solo tackles (223) and assisted tackles (299). The NAIA national office does not currently keep records for career tackles, but a quick look at the NCAA record books helps to put McBeain's numbers in perspective. McBeain's 522 career tackles would rank him 12th all-time on the NCAA record list, and his career average of 14.5 tackles per game would rank 1st all-time in NCAA history. (The current record is 13.9 tackles per game.)

Maybe it is not fair comparing NCAA vs NAIA, who knows, but regardless one thing cannot be denied; Nicholas McBeain is a tackling machine.

It has always perplexed me why more NFL teams don’t take a chance on these guys by bringing them in as undrafted free agents. Someone had the smarts to take a chance on a 5’10” linebacker from John Carroll University named London Fletcher and he finished his career by playing in 215 consecutive games started, which tied him for 6th all-time. Last year, chose tight end Andy Avgi as their Steal of the Year. While NFL teams went looking for basketball players to transform into tight ends, Avgi, at 6-5 and 265 lbs, was all-conference at basketball AND football. Despite that, all he got was a quick courtesy workout by the Raiders. It baffles me.

Now, I’m not betting the house that McBeain can play in the NFL, but I can’t see why some team wouldn’t kick the tires on this guy; instead of inviting some guy to minicamp who sat on the bench for four years at Notre Dame.

IF I WAS ....

With the draft coming up, thought I would give you my take on what I thought each team should do. Not a mock draft, but what I would do. One team at a time. The whole assessment will be on our blog when I finish. Remember, this for entertainment purposes only. Do not try this at home. May cause shortness of breath, constipation, or increase in ear and nose hair.

If I was …….

John Dorsey (Cleveland Browns): Thinking that drafting any player is going to instantaneously turn around a franchise that this messed up is crazy.

There are number of very good QBs in the draft and the Browns have the #1 and #4 picks. A QB will be there at #4, Saquan Barkley will not. Only the Jets are guaranteed to take a QB and the Giants will (or should) take Barkley at #2.

If was John Dorsey, I’d take Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State at #1.

Dave Gettleman (New York Giants): If the Browns take Barkley #1, it puts the Giants in a position where the must go to fill another need.

If was Dave Gettleman I would take Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State #2, to replace Jason-Pierre Paul.

Mike Maccagnan (New York Jets): First off I would make the second “c” in my surname a capital “C”. Then I would have never traded to this spot unless I was convinced that one QB blows away the competition.

But since I am in this position, I would take Josh Allen of Wyoming at #3. I know Ken O’Brien did okay in NY, but I don’t like California College QBs in the northeast. Yeah, I know Brady is a Californian, but he played at Michigan.

John Dorsey (Cleveland Browns): If the Giants are foolish enough to take a QB and Bradley Chubb falls in your lap, you take him.

But based on the previous picks, I take Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma at #4. I agree with David Carr that he loves the game more than Rosen, is the most NFL ready and like Carr, “I loved his comment at the combine about being the one to right the Browns' ship.”

John Elway (Denver Broncos): There is talk that the Bills will trade #12 and #22 for this pick. If that is the case, I take it.

Brandon Beane (Buffalo Bills): Under my scenario, the trade with Denver is stupid, but Buffalo wants a QB. Personally, I wait and take Tanner Lee of Nebraska, but if I am picking here …

I take Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA at #5. Being the third QB taken may put the chip on his shoulder that he needs. It is all that is keeping him from being the most NFL ready QB on day one.

Chris Ballard (Indianapolis Colts): What’s more important OL, Edge Rusher or ILB or who is the best at either of those three positions. Matt has been a Colts fan since he was a kid but I hate Notre Dame. What to do? Be petty or do the right thing?

With the #6 pick, I would select Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame. Just aren’t enough top O-Lineman to pass this up.

Jason Licht (Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Tough one here. Derwin James or Derrius Guice? Derwin James or Derrius Guice? Derwin James or Derrius Guice? Both positions are needs. Heads – Derwin James; Tails – Derrius Guice. Its heads!

With the #7 pick I select Derwin James, Safety, Florida State.

Ryan Pace (Chicago Bears): With Josh Sitton gone to the Fins, and since we brought in Notre Dame (ugh) coach Harry Hiestand …

I select Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame with pick #8.

John Lynch (San Francisco 49ers): Not a lot of sacks coming out of SF defense last year. Coverage needs help but has improved. Pressure would help pass coverage.

At pick #9, I select Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College.

Reggie McKenzie (Oakland Raiders): Need ILB and CB who can take the ball away. Josh Jackson CB from Iowa is an INT machine, but is he a one-year wonder. Will he need to sit and learn more? But what if he’s for real? Is he a top 10 pick?

With the #10 pick in the 1st round, I select Tremaine Edmunds, ILB, Virginia Tech.

Chris Grier (Miami Dolphins): Tannehill coming off of surgery. Hasn’t lived up to 1st round status. Sam Darnald is out there, but we lost Ndamukong Suh and Julius Thomas was a bust. Good weather, but will have to go to NE, Buffalo and New Jersey, perhaps in winter. If Darnald sits behind Tannehill, is it a waste of a first-rounder.

With the 11th pick in the 1st round, I select Sam Darnald, QB, USC. Tannehill scares me too much.

John Elway (Denver Broncos): Talib is gone, O-line needs help.

With the 12th pick in the 1st round I pick Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

Whoever makes the choice (Washington Redskins): With no GM for the ‘Skins, it may really be up to me. It is obvious that we need to improve our run defense, I’m ya can’t go any lower than 32nd in the league in any category.

With the 13th pick in the first round, I select Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama.

Brian Gutekunst (Green Bay Packers): 10th worst pass defense. No question here.

With the 14th pick in the 1st round, I pick Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety, Alabama.

Steve Keim (Arizona Cardinals): Help for Fitzpatrick, QB later.

With the 15th pick, I select Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama.

Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore Ravens): Offensive line is just one need but if this guy is there, I take him.

With the 16th pick in the 1st round, I select Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia.

Tom Telesco (Los Angeles Chargers): Run stuffing a huge priority.

With the 17th pick, I select Vita Vea, DT, Washington.

John Schneider (Seattle Seahawks): Sherman gone, could Earl Thomas be next?

With the 18th pick in the 1st round, I select Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa.

Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys): I have a huge man cave! Have to replace Dez.

With the 19th pick, I select D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland.

Bob Quinn (Detroit Lions): I’ll let Matt Patricia have this one but then OL or TE.

With the 20th pick, I select Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio.

A combination of head coach Marvin Lewis, owner Mike Brown, Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn and Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin (Cincinnati Bengals): I would have multiple personalities. If everyone is in charge; no one is in charge. I would quit.

But first, with the 21st pick, I select Will Hernandez, OG, Texas El-Paso. Now, I quit!

John Elway (Denver Broncos): Edge rusher for the defense.

With the 22nd pick, I select Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Georgia

Bill Belichick (New England Patriots): Pats get a steal.

With the 23rd pick, I select Roquan Smith, OLB, Georgia.

Matt Hurney (Carolina Panthers): Compliment to McCaffrey!

With the 24th pick, I select Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Jon Robinson (Tennessee Titans): DE-FENSE

With the 25th pick, I select Rashaan Evans, OLB, Alabama

Thomas Dimitroff (Falcons): No doubt here. Poe is gone to the Panthers; have to fill that hole.

With the 26th pick, I select Maurice Hurts, DT, Michigan.

Mickey Loomis (New Orleans Saints): Never replaced Graham’s production. It is time to add a big target for Brees.

With the 27th pick, I select Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State.

Kevin Colbert (Pittsburgh Steelers): Will consider moving out of the first, if not ..

With the 28th pick, I select Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise State.

David Caldwell (Jacksonville Jaguars): Protection for Boles.

With the 29th selection, I select Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

Rick Spielman (Minnesota Vikings): Protect your investment – Kirk Cousins.

With the 30th selection, I select Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

Bill Belichick (New England Patriots): I would trade out of this spot. If not, look to the future.

With the 31st pick, I would select Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville.

Howie Roseman (Philadelphia Eagles): Replacing Trey Burton.

With the final pick #32 of the first round, I select Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

Monday, April 09, 2018

2018 All Steals Teams

FCS All Steals Team

1 QB JEREMIAH BRISCOE Sam Houston State 6-3 220 UFA Eagles
2 QB KYLE LAULETTA Richmond 6-3 215 Draft R4 Giants
3 QB CHRIS STREVELER South Dakota 6-3 220 Signed w/ Winnipeg CFL
HM - QB BRYAN SCHOR James Madison 6-2 215 Mini-camp Bears

1 RB CHASE EDMONDS Fordham 5-9 210 Draft R4 Cardinals
2 RB ROC THOMAS Jacksonville State 5-11 195 UFA Vikings
3 DETREZ NEWSOME Western Carolina 5-10 210 RB/AP UFA Chargers
HM - MARTEZ CARTER Grambling State 5-9 205 RB/AP UFA Redskins
HM - COREY AVERY Sam Houston State 5-10 190

1 ANTONIO WILCOX Furman 6-1 230
2. HANS CARMIEN Southern Illinois 6-2 246
3. JARED MOHAMED Cal Poly 6-0 227
HM - DILLON BEARD Southern 6-2 256 Mini-camp Redskins

1 JAKE WIENEKE South Dakota State  6-4 215 UFA Vikings
1 JUSTIN WATSON Penn 6-3 225 Drafted R5 Buccaneers 
2 DONTEZ BYRD Tennessee Tech 5-11 180 UFA Falcons
2 TROY PELLETIER Lehigh 6-3 210 Mini-camp Eagles Atlanta Legends (AAF)
3 DAURICE FOUNTAIN Northern Iowa 6-2 210 Drafted R5 Colts
3  KhaDAREL HODGE Prairie View A&M 6-2 205 UFA Rams
HM - MATTHEW WILCOX Ashland 6-1 187
HM - ELIJAH MARKS Northern Arizona 6-1 175 UFA Chiefs
HM - JAELON ACKLIN Western Illinois 6-2 190 UFA Ravens
HM - EMMANUEL BUTLER Northern Arizona 6-4 225 (Granted extra year)
HM - RAHEEM FALKINS Nicholls State 6-4 205 

1 DALLAS GOEDERT South Dakota State 6-5 260 Drafted R2 Philadelphia Eagles
2 ANDREW VOLLERT Weber State 6-5 245 UFA Cardinals
3 ANDREW CASKIN William & Mary 6-5 240 Minicamp Cardinals Atlanta Legends (AAF)
HM - ROSS DWELLEY San Diego 6-5 240 UFA 49ers
HM - CONNOR DAVIS Stony Brook 6-8 260 Minicamp Giants Birmingham Iron (AAF)
HM - JAKE SUTHERLAND Morehead State 6-5 265

1 TIMON PARRIS Stony Brook 6-5 320 UFA Redskins
1 BRANDON PARKER North Carolina A&T 6-7 310 Drafted R3 Oakland Raiders
2 GREG SENAT Wagner 6-8 295 Drafted R6 Baltimore Ravens
2 AARON STINNIE James Madison 6-5 310 UFA Titans
3 JUSTIN SPENCER Youngstown State 6-5 315 UFA Colts
3 DAVID REESE Montana 6-7 305
HM - SAM BAPTISTE Alabama State 6-4 340
HM - TRENTON SCOTT Grambling 6-5 320 UFA Chargers

1 SKYLER PHILLIPS Idaho State 6-2 315 UFA Seahawks
1 CONNOR HILLAND William & Mary 6-6 305 UFA Dolphins
2 JAMIL DEMBY Maine 6-5 335 Drafted R6 Rams
2 GERALD WRIGHT Howard 6-4 310
3 ALEX THOMPSON Monmouth (NJ) 6-4 300 UFA Ravens
3 ALEX LIGHT Richmond 6-6 310 UFA Packers
HM - JAMES MURRAY Holy Cross 6-5 305 UFA Chiefs
HM - JUSTIN LEA Jacksonville State 6-4 290 Mini-camp Jets

1 JACOB OHNESORGE South Dakota State 6-3 295 UFA Seahawks - Arizona Hotshots (AAF)
2 AUSTIN KUHNERT North Dakota State 6-4 305 Mini-camp Vikings Orlando Apollos (AAF)
3 JACOB JUDD Western Illinois 6-3 300 Mini-camp Saints Arizona Hotshots (AAF)
HM - TYLER SCOZZARO Jacksonville State 6-3 300 (granted 6th year)

1 BILAL NICHOLS Delaware 6-4 290 Drafted R5 Bears
2 PJ HALL Sam Houston State 6-1 310 Drafted R2 Raiders
3 KELLEN SOULEK South Dakota State 6-5 320 Mini-camp invite Colts - Orlando Apollos (AAF)
HM - ABDULLAH ANDERSON Bucknell 6-4 295 UFA Bears
HM - NATE TANGUAY North Dakota State 6-4 295 UFA Vikings

1 JOHN FRANKLIN-MYERS Stephen F. Austin 6-4 283 Drafted R4 Rams
1 EBENEZER OGUNDEKO Tennessee State 6-3 255 Mini-camp Chiefs; Signed BC Lions (CFL)
2 DALTON KEENE Illinois State 6-4 275 UFA Rams
2 ANDREW ANKRAH James Madison 6-4 250 Mini-camp-Titans Orlando Apollos (AAF)
3 SIONE TEUHEMA Southeastern Louisiana 6-4 260 UFA Jets - Arizona Hotshots (AAF)
3 JOHN NASSIB Delaware 6-6 265
HM - DAVOND DADE Portland State 6-3 260 UFA Chiefs
HM - ADAM CONLEY Illinois State 6-5 265

1 DARIUS LEONARD South Carolina State 6-3 229 Drafted R2 Indianapolis Colts
1 DARIUS JACKSON Jacksonville State 6-3 245 UFA Jaguars
2 NICK DELUCA North Dakota State 6-3 245 UFA Titans
2 MATTHEW OPLINGER Yale 6-3 245 UFA Cardinals
3 JONATHAN PETERSEN San Diego 6-1 240 Mini-camp Panthers
3 AARON TILLER Southern 6-1 256 Minicamp Titans Salt Lake City Stallions (AAF)
HM - MARIO JENKINS Idaho State 6-1 245 UFA Chiefs
HM - JALYN WILLIAMS Prairie View A&M 6-1 245

1 ANTHONY ELLIS Charleston Southern 6-1 250 Signed Carolina (NAL)
2 BRETT TAYLOR Western Illinois 6-2 230 Mini-camp Vikings
3 JARED FARLEY Northern Iowa 5-11 225 Tryout Vikings
HM - GARRETT DOLAN Houston Baptist 6-2 240 RIP - 5/6/2018

1 TARON JOHNSON Weber State 6-0 185 
Drafted R4 Buffalo Bills
1 DAVONTAE HARRIS Illinois State 6-0 205 
Drafted R5 Cincinnati Bengals
2 DANNY JOHNSON Southern 5-10 195 UFA Redskins
2 D'MONTRE WADE Murray State 6-0 200 UFA Chiefs
3 MALIK REAVES Villanova 6-0 200 UFA Chiefs
3 PHILLIP PARHAM Lafayette 5-10 180
HM - ELIJAH CAMPBELL Northern Iowa 5-11 195 UFA Browns - Birmingham Iron (AAF)
HM - TREMON SMITH Central Arkansas 6-0 190 
Drafted R6 Kansas City Chiefs
HM - DONOVAN OLUMBA Portland State 6-2 195 UFA Cowboys

1 SIRAN NEAL Jacksonville State 6-1 205 
Drafted R5 Buffalo Bills
2 COLE REYES North Dakota 6-2 215 Arizona Hotshots (AAF)
3 NICK GESUALDI Cornell 6-0 202
HM - JORDAN BROWN James Madison 6-2 200 Mini-camp Ravens/Titans

1 MIKE BASILE Monmouth (NJ) 6-1 200 UFA Colts
2 RAVEN GREENE James Madison 6-0 195 UFA Packers
3 GEORGE ODUM Central Arkansas 6-2 190 UFA Colts
HM - TRE DEMPSEY North Dakota State 5-10 185 
Orlando Apollos (AAF)

1 LANE CLARK Tennessee State 5-11 170
2 SEAN SLATTERY Illinois State 6-0 230
3 JORDAN DASCALO Eastern Washington 6-1 220
HM - ERIC PICCIONE Northwestern State 5-11 188

1 JOE ZEMA Incarnate Word 6-2 210 UFA Buccaneers - San Antonio Commanders (AAF)
2 KEITH WRZUSZCZAK Eastern Kentucky 5-11 215 Mini-camp Redskins
3 CHRISTIAN GUZMAN Houston Baptist 5-11 185
HM - AUSTIN BARNARD Samford 6-4 210 UFA Titans

D-II All Steals Team

1. LUIS PEREZ Texas A&M-Commerce 6-3 220 UFA Rams - Birmingham Iron (AAF)
2. GRANT RUSSELL Ohio Dominican 6-4 225
3. PATRICK O'BRIEN Catawba 6-4 225
HM - CONNOR JESSUP Shepherd 6-5 220 Mini-camp Redskins
HM - ZAC CUNHA Minot State 6-3 230
HM - MATT FOLTZ Stonehill 6-7 230
1. ROMELLO BROWN Wayne State (MI) 5-11 243
2. JA'QUAN GARDNER Humboldt State 5-7 205 RB/AP Mini-camp 49ers San Diego Fleet (AAF)
3. MICHAEL NUNNERY Southern Arkansas 5-10 243
HM - DEMETRIUS STINSON Wayne State (MI) 5-11 217
HM - CHRIS ROBINSON Delta State 5-8 195 RB/AP Mini-camp Colts

1. GARRETT TURNBULL Southern Arkansas 6-2 2402. 
ZACH OLSTAD, Winona State, 5-11 245 Minicamp Bills/Vikings Signed Bills
HM - JAMEL HALL Mars Hill 6-1 250
HM - MARCUS MARTIN Slippery Rock 6-2 255 FB/DE UFA Seahawks

1. TANNER HUDSON Southern Arkansas 6-5 239 Mini-camp Buccaneers
2. NICK KEIZER Grand Valley State 6-5 255 Mini-camp Ravens
3. CODEY McELROY Southeastern Oklahoma 6-6 255 Minicamp Rams - Signed Rams
HM - KYLE SELF Central Washington 6-5 230
HM - RYNE GRIESENAUER Southern Connecticut 6-5 260
1. DAMON GIBSON MSU-Moorhead 6-4 236 UFA Packers
1. MARCUS JOHNSON Slippery Rock 6-2 190 Mini-camp Bills
1. T.J. LUPER Central Oklahoma 5-9 175 UFA Titans (Signed - Edmonton Eskimos)
2. SAM BOYD St. Augustine 6-4 250
2. DEANDRE BLACK Midwestern State 5-11 185
2. KESHAUN TAYLOR Mars Hill 6-1 180
3. CHARLES HOLLAND Tiffin 6-4 185
3. TREVANTE LONG Shaw 6-2 215
3. JALEN TOLLIVER Arkansas-Monticello 6-3 210 UFA Cardinals
HM - DONOVAN THOMPSON Angelo State 6-1 195
HM - ASHTON GRANT Assumption 6-2 210 Mini-camp Chiefs
HM - TRENTON CANNON Virginia State 5-11 180 
Drafted R6 New York Jets
1. TAYLOR NIKITHSER California (PA) 6-4 300
2. JAKE DAUGHERTY Ferris State 6-2 298
3. DANIEL OWENS Wingate 6-3 300
HM - HARLEY VAUGHAN West Georgia 6-4 293 Mini-camp - Atlanta Falcons
HM - MICHAEL THOMAS North Greenville 6-3 305
1. LEEWARD BROWN Tuskegee 6-4 340
1. LAVONTE HIGHTS Shepherd 6-4 300 UFA Bears - Salt Lake City Stallions (AAF)
2. IAN PARK Slippery Rock 6-4 315 UFA Eagles
2. CHRIS GOMEZ Central Missouri 6-3 330
3. BRYCE JOHNSON St. Cloud State 6-6 321 UFA Cowboys
3. KEVIN BATTLE Valdosta State 6-4 337
HM - SAM LEE Augustana 6-5 300 Mini-camp Rams/Vikings Birmingham Iron (AAF)
HM - JAKE KRAUSE Bemidji State 6-3 295 UFA Chiefs - Arizona Hotshots (AAF)
1. DESMOND HARRISON West Georgia 6-7 288 UFA Browns
1. VICTOR TAMBA Bowie State 6-5 335
2. ALEX CAPPA Humboldt State 6-7 305 Drafted R3 Tampa Bay Buccanneers
2. AUSTIN FLEER Colorado-Mesa 6-8 300 Mini-camp Bengals
3. POET THOMAS Texas A&M-Commerce 6-6 325 Mini-camp Vikings
3. CODEY FUNK Pitt State 6-6 306
HM - GEORGE ROBERTS Delta State 6-7 341
HM - JOSEPH LACEY LIU-Post 6-6 328
HM - TY MCCULLEY CSU-Pueblo 6-5 308 UFA Redskins - Salt Lake City Stallions (AAF)
HM - DOUDLY AUJOUR Tarleton State 6-7 330
1. ZACH SIELER Ferris State 6-6 290 
Drafted R7 Baltimore Ravens
1. EVAN PERRIZO Minnesota State-Mankato 6-5 275 UFA Buccaneers
2. CHASZ COSBY St. Augustine 6-3 280
2. CLAUDY MATHIEU Notre Dame College 6-6 250 UFA Dolphins - Orlando Apollos (AAF)
3. RONNY TOMASETTI Kutztown 6-3 255
3. NICK THORPE Minnesota-Duluth 6-5 250
HM - JOHNNY HOPKINS Findlay 6-1 260
HM - MYLES HUMPHREY Shepherd 6-2 250 Mini-camp Ravens - SIGNED
1. NATHAN SHEPHERD Fort Hays State 6-5 300 Drafted R3 NY Jets
2. CHRIS OKOYE Ferris State 6-5 330 Mini-camp Bengals SIGNED
3. JAKE BUSSE MSU-Moorhead. 6-2 295
HM - JEMEL AVERETTE Indiana (PA) 6-2 290
HM - TREY PARKER, Washburn, 6-5 305 Mini-camp Raiders Salt Lake City Stallions (AAF)
HM - JAMES KING Shepherd 6-3 290
HM - TRUETT BOX Chadron St 6-2 290 SIGNED Lehigh Valley (NAL)
1. KEVIN HAYNES Central Washington 6-1 230 Signed Montreal (CFL)
1. DENNIS GARDECK Sioux Falls 6-0 225 UFA Cardinals
2. COLLIN SCHLOSSER Grand Valley State 6-1 230
2. CAMERON TARVER California (PA) 6-3 255 Mini-camp Steelers
3. CAMERON KOHL Ohio Dominican 6-1 225
3. DAELIN YOUNG West Texas A&M 6-2 240
HM - COLLIN EISENMAN Chadron State 6-2 245
HM - AUSTIN LOOMIS SW Oklahoma 6-1 240
1. LUKE HRAPCHAK California (PA) 6-2 240
2. DOMINIC BARRY Western New Mexico 6-0 237 Atlanta Legends (AAF)
3. BASIL JACKSON Tarleton St. 6-0 230
HM - MARCUS PORTER Fairmont State 6-2 240 UFA Packers
1. MARCUS JONES NW Missouri 6-0 180 Mini-camp Seahawks
1. JOSHUA SIMMONS Limestone 6-1 200
2. MONTEZE LATIMORE Central Missouri 6-0 185
2. TAVIERRE THOMAS Ferris State 5-11 195 UFA Cardinals
3. YUSEF STERLING-LOVE Texas A&M-Commerce 6-2 170 Mini-camp Cardinals
3. ADONIS BROWN Winona State 6-2 198
HM - GLENN HARRIS Wayne State (NB) 6-1 180
1. MAX REDFIELD Indiana (PA) 6-1 205 Mini-camp Raiders Birmingham Iron (AAF)
2. OSBAND THOMPSON Tuskegee 6-0 210
3. KYLE KITCHENS Catawba 6-2 205
HM - TRAVON BLANCHARD Texas A&M Commerce 6-2 205

1. ANDREW BENSON Assumption 6-2 205
2. AARON IVY Findlay 6-1 201 Signed Saskatewan CFL
3. DJ OLMSTEAD Washburn 5-11 185 Salt Lake City Stallions (AAF)
HM - CARLO THOMAS Johnson C Smith 6-2 185
1. COLE TRACY Assumption 5-11 190
2. BRANDON BROWN Fort Hays State 6-1 200
3. AIDAN SIMENC Ashland 6-0 205
HM - NICK SMITH Limestone 5-9 175
1. JUSTIN MARCHA Emporia State 6-1 200
2. GARRETT LEE Concord 6-1 185
3. CODY MIKELL Henderson State 6-0 215
HM - CLAYTON WATSON Arkansas Tech 6-2 211

D-III All Steals Team
1. BRETT KASPER Wisconsin-Oshkosh 6-2 215 Nürnberg Rams/German Football League
2. SHANE SWEENEY Hobart 6-1 200
3. JARED LEBOWITZ Middlebury 6-4 210
HM - MICHAEL WHITLEY Lakeland 6-0 190
HM - CHASE BURTON Franklin College 6-2 195
1. JOEY VALDIVIA Lake Forest 5-10 210
2. JOHN SMITH Husson 6-0 218
3. CHAD JOHNSON Concordia (MN) 6-1 210
HM - ROGER WALKER Marietta 5-11 215
1. JORDAN WILCOX Springfield 6-1 225
2. TREY CAMPBELL King's College 6-2 230
3. RAHEEM RAMSEY Frostburg St 5-11 250
HM - DALTON COOLEY Brockport 6-1 265
1. MATT FLEMING, Benedictine (IL), 6-0 180 (underclassman) Minicamp Bears SIGNED
1. JESSE ZUBIK Washington & Jefferson 5-10 180 Minicamp Steelers
2. CAM JOHNSON Hampden-Sydney 6-3 185
2. DEONTEZ ALEXANDER Franklin 6-3 180 Mini-camp 49ers/Lions (Signed/Lions)
3. JULIAN LOWE Otterbein 5-11 190
NICK HOLCOMB Wisconsin-La Crosse 6-2 190
HM - MIKE BREULER Wesleyan 6-2 185
HM - DEMETRIUS MAGEE Heidelberg 6-2 210
HM - NATE HODAPP Hendrix 6-0 193
HM - DAMON JONES Muskingum 6-2 205
HM - VYNCINT SMITH Limestone 6-3 195 UFA Texans
1. CHRIS CZIELSA Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6-6 247
2. MATT CHRISTENSON St. Thomas 6-3 239
3. TONY GUMINA Wisconsin-Whitewater 6-3 250
1. CHRIS SIMMONS Trinity 6-3 300
1. BEN MCFALL Wisconsin-Whitewater 6-6 325
2. DEREK SCHIPPER Wartburg 6-6 293
2. DARRYL GUILFORD Rowan 6-7 330
3. NOLAN SCHULER George Fox 6-6 280
3. GREG CYBULSKI Loras 6-8 340
HM - TYLER MARTINKUS Concordia (WI) 6-9 315
1. MATT GONO Wesley 6-4 310 UFA Falcons
1. ERIC DECKER Castleton 6-4 320
2. LOGAN THIELE Monmouth 6-3 315
2. RILEY OWENS Hardin-Simmons 6-3 300
3. COLIN REESE Westminster (PA) 6-4 310
3. THOMAS KORWAN SUNY-Maritime 6-2 290
HM - KHARI DEMOS St. John Fisher 6-4 305 OG/OT
1. BRODRICK BAILEY Wisconsin Steven's Point 6-4 340
2. ALEX HELM Hobart 6-3 300
3. TYLER ROLLAND Carleton (MN) 6-3 359
HM - WESLEY SPENCER Hampden-Sydney 6-5 295 C/OT
1. NILES SCOTT Frostburg State 6-3 295 UFA 49ers
2. HASTON ADAMS Mary Hardin-Baylor 6-5 295 UFA Cardinals
3. SAM EDOUARD Western New England 6-0 307
HM - JD LEISEMANN Wisconsin Lutheran 6-2 286
1. NICK JACOBSEN Wisconsin-River Falls 6-4 295 Mini-camp Vikings
1. PATRICK VIDAL Catholic 6-3 266
2. AJAY FANENE Mary Hardin-Baylor 6-2 280
2. TREVOR ZEIBERT Eureka 6-4 235
3. BRENDON BARTEL Ripon 6-3 260
3. DREW HEITLAND Coe 6-4 250
HM - JUSTIN KRUSE George Fox 6-1 276
1. JASON FARLOW Linfield 6-0 220
1. DARIN HUNGERFORD Kean 6-0 225
2. TY PARSONS East Texas Baptist 6-1 230
2. MAX GARRETT Washington & Lee 6-1 225
3. MASON MCKENDRICK John Carroll 6-4 220 UFA Ravens
3. MITCH SHEPHERD U of Redlands 6-2 230
HM - MARVEY MATHURIN UMass-Dartmouth 6-4 240
1. MAMADOU SOUMAHORO Berry 6-2 235
2. NICK MURGO Washington & Jefferson 6-1 235
3. SKYLER WILLIAMSON St. Lawrence 5-11 232
HM - ZACH SCHMERGE Ohio Northern 6-1 240
1. MICHAEL JOSEPH Dubuque 6-1 180 UFA Bears
1. O'SHEA ANDERSON Washington & Jefferson 6-1 180
2. TODD JETER Westminster (PA) 6-0 185
2. DANIEL GONZALEZ U of Redlands 6-1 190
3. MICAM SMITH Monmouth 5-11 198
3. JAQUAN HARRIS Framingham State 6-0 185|
HM - DONTE ROWELL Lakeland 6-1 175
1. SS JOE RIZZARDI Coast Guard 6-0 185
2. SS ISAAC SEERING St. Thomas 6-1 193
3. SS DREW FITZMORRIS Carnegie Mellon 5-11 195
HM - KENNETH JINKINS St. Scholastica 6-1 190
1. FS SHAWN MILLER Delaware Valley 6-3 220 Mini-camp Bengals
3. FS JAKE O'CONNELL Brockport 6-0 197
HM - DAKOTA BUSS Nebraska Wesleyan 6-1 195
1. TYLER KNIGHTON Rowan 6-0 190
2. MATTHEW MURPHY SUNY-Maritime 6-1 195
3. JORDAN WATKINS Bluffton 5-10 155
HM – MASON QUIGLEY Loras 5-9 160
1. ANDREW DINARDO Catholic 6-1 205
2. TYLER KOHMAN Carnegie Mellon 6-3 185
3. MATT MURRAY Rose-Hulman 6-0 230
HM - TYLER HENNING Coast Guard 6-0 180

NAIA All Steals Team

1. NICK FERRER St. Francis (IN) 6-4 225 Mini-camp Lions
2. HUNTER BROWN Campbellsville 6-3 220
HM - JORDAN KNOCK Grand View 6-3 235
HM - DILLON TURNER Dakota Wesleyan 6-1 215 SIGNED Sioux Falls (IFL)
1. BUBBA JENKINS Morningside 5-10 205
2. ERIK ANDERSON Olivet Nazarene 6-1 213
HM - EJAY JOHNSON Benedictine (KS) 5-9 190
HM - JARRELL REYNOLDS Southeastern 5-9 185
1. MICAH BROWN Marion 6-0 235
2. TYLER MODLIN Webber International 6-0 230
HM - JUSTIN CARROLL Arizona Christian
1. JONATHAN HENDRIX Lyon 6-3 260
2. MATTHEW CRAIG Southeastern 6-5 230
HM - SETH FITZKE Concordia (NB) 6-4 240
1. LaQUVIONTE GONZALEZ Southeastern 5-11 175 Mini-camp Rams - San Diego Fleet (AAF)
1. CHARLES DUCKWORTH Point 5-11 200
2. JARED GARCIA Concordia (NEB) 6-3 200
2. LEXUS JACKSON St. Francis (IL) 6-0 175
HM - JAKARI JOHNSON Missouri Valley 6-0 203
HM - AUSTIN OPDAHL Dakota St. 6-1 185
1. ZACH FULLER Benedictine (KS) 6-5 320
2. BRAYDEN KEARSLEY Eastern Oregon 6-4 300
HM - JUSTIN HUNTER St. Xavier 6-2 305
1. SPENCER BAALMAN Tabor 6-5 300
1. GARRETT BADER Benedictine (KS) 6-5 287
2. AVERY LOCK Valley City State 6-4 290
2. DAJSHON OLIVER Warner 6-5 315
HM - AUSTIN GARDE Taylor 6-4 310
HM - TODD PAYS Carroll College 6-4 295
1. CHRIS EMTER Carroll College 6-4 305
1. ZAC LAWSON Lindsey-Wilson 6-3 300
2. TAYLOR JOHNSON Taylor 6-6 310
2. GRIFFIN BLEDSOE Benedictine (KS) 6-5 297
HM - LOGAN GLAZE Marion 6-6 285
HM - JOSH TAASE Presentation 6-9 306
1. CODY BAUMAN Northwestern College 6-5 260
1. BRAD WOLF Morningside 6-4 275
2. JOSH KOCK Baker 6-0 260
2. DARIUS FLOWERS Bluefield 6-3 260
HM - JESSE GONZALES St. Xavier 6-3 250
1. JAMARAE FINNIE Langston 6-3 300 Mini-camp Bengals
2. ERIC HEMMELGARN St. Francis (IN) 6-5 320
HM - CAMERON OSHODI Georgetown 6-1 305
1. CHRIS OVERTON St. Ambrose 6-1 230
2. NICHOLAS MCBEAIN Valley City State 6-1 238
HM - MICHAEL ARENAS Eastern Oregon 6-0 225

1. TIM HAMILTON Friends 6-3 235
1. DWAIN TAYLOR Saint Mary 6-0 230
2. FRANCIS TUSA Friends 6-4 245
2. JAKE AVERHART Union (KY) 6-2 225
HM - SWAIN WILLIAMS Sterling 6-1 237 OLB/ILB
1. TARENCE ROBY Concordia (NEB) 6-3 200
1. DARIUS PRICE Siena Heights 6-2 215 Mini-camp Buccaneers Salt Lake City Stallions (AAF)
2. D'MAURIA MARTIN Concordia (NEB) 6-0 195
2. MALIK WHITFIELD College of Idaho 5-10 180
HM - ARTHUR KING St. Francis (IL) 6-0 185
1. TERRENCE BAILEY Webber International 6-2 218
2. TUCKER JOHNSON Carroll College 6-1 200
HM - MICHAEL SMITH Langston 6-3 220
1. LEE STEWART St. Francis (IN) 5-11 190
2. DeANTHONY PATRICK Cumberland 6-2 222
HM - JOSH WOODARD St. Francis (IL) 6-2 190
1. DEREK BRUSH Arizona Christian 6-2 200
2. HUNTER LOVELL Lindsey-Wilson 6-5 205
1. DANIEL MARTINEZ Wayland Baptist 5-10 190
2. MARIO ESPARZA Southwestern 5-8 210