FCS Draft Preview: Who Are The Players To Watch?

One of the greatest things about the electronic age is the ability of any play on any team to get looks. It doesn’t matter if you go to North Dakota State or Portland State, teams are going to find you if you are talented.

Just last year, 11 players from the FCS ranks were selected in the first five rounds of the NFL Draft. Carson Wentz, a quarterback from NDSU, went #2 and South Carolina State had two players selected. It does not matter if you played for a dominant team, you will get drafted if the NFL scouts find you intriguing.

Rather than talk about a few prospects and list the rest, let’s throw a curve and just list the entire group. I purposely left out the top FCS players that already got more in depth profiles by us earlier in the process.

  • Brian Brown, WR, Richmond: 247 catches, 4,203 yards, 23 TD, 168 yards rushing.
  • David Jones, FS, Richmond: 16.1 yards per punt return, 14 interceptions, 195 tackles, three touchdowns.
  • Phazahn Odom, TE, Fordham: 56 catches, 740 yards, 9 TD.
  • Brad Seaton, OL, Villanova: Three year starter.
  • Grover Stewart, DL, Albany State: 43 tfl, 23.5 sacks.
  • Dylan Cole, LB, Missouri State (LB): 457 tackles, 40.5 tfl, 5 sacks, 5 interceptions.
  • Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar: 64 tackles, 7 interceptions. Originally signed with Georgia as a receiver.
  • Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State: Originally signed with Michigan State. First team All-OVC in 2016.
  • Keionta Davis, DE, Chattanooga: Two-time FCS All-American. 24.0 sacks in his final two years with the Mocs.
  • Avery Moss, DE, Youngstown State: Orignially signed with Nebraska. 17.5 tfl, 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles in 2016.
  • Casey DeAndrade, FS,New Hampshire: Four year starter. Nine interceptions.
  • Jessamen Dunker, OL, Tennessee State: Originally signed with Florida. First team All-American in 2016.
  • Erik Austell, OL, Charleston Southern: First team All-American in 2016. Over 20 starts in college.
  • Corey Levin, OL, Chattanooga: Four year starter. Two time 2nd team All-American.
  • Cameron Lee, OL, Illinois State: Former walk-on. Two-year starter and honorable mention All-Missouri Valley twice.
  • Samson Ebukam, OLB, Eastern Washington: 15 tfl, 9.5 sacks as a senior. Third team All-American.
  • Javancy Jones, DE, Jackson State: 77 tfl, 19.5 sacks for his career. Three time All-SWAC.
  • Jerry Ugokwe, OT, William & Mary: 42 straight starts. Third team All-American as a senior.
  • Max Rich, OT, Harvard: Third team All-American in 2016.
  • Alek Torgerson, QB, Pennsylvania: Three year starter with nearly 7,000 yards passing and 50 touchdowns for his career.
  • Eric Saubert, TE, Drake: 190 career catches, 2,253 yards, 22 touchdowns for his career. Fouryear starter.
  • Brandon Barnes, TE, Alabama State: 29 career catches.
  • Chad Williams, WR, Grambling: 211 catches, 3,062 yards, 28 touchdowns for his career. Third team All-American.
  • Khalid Abdullah, RB, James Madison: 1,809 yards and 22 touchdown as a senior.
  • Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina A&T: 5,619 yards rushing, 57 touchdowns for his career. Three time MEAC OPOY, 2016 1st team All-American. Third team in 2015.
  • Robert Tonyan,TE, Indiana State:58 40 yard dash, 35-inch vertical. Experience at multiple positions.
  • Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa: 2016 Buck Buchanan Award for top defender in FCS. 24 tfl, 17 sacks in 2016.
  • Zack Johnson, OG, NDSU: First team All-American in 2016, third team in 2015.
  • Jamal Agnew, CB, San Diego: 11 career interceptions. Ran sub 4.40 times at pro day.
  • Karel Hamilton, WR, Samford: 279 catches, 3,803 yards, 31 career receiving scores.
  • Bret Treadway,C, Lamar: 43 career starts.
  • Jonathan Dorsey, TE, Alabama A&M: 26 catches for 449 yards and four touchdown in 2016
  • Derek Griffin, WR, Texas Southern: Originally signed with Miami. Multi-sport athlete that was the SWAC basketball POY in 2015.
  • Lorenzo Jerome, S, Saint Francis: Four year starter. First team All-American in 2016, second team in 2015. Picked off 6 passes in 2016.

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