NFL Draft small school prospects
by Tyler Lurkins
Larry Webster-DE-Bloomsburg-6’6”, 240 lbs
Webster is an NFL legacy as his father played in the NFL.
It’s doubtful he’ll see the top three rounds, but a good combine could have many scouts pushing
Webster up the board. Though only playing one year of D2 football, Webster shows promise and can be
developed. Projected round: 4 or 5.
Billy Turner, LT, N. Dakota St.-6’6”, 315 lbs.
Typically one small school lineman finds himself in the late
first, early second round area. Turner is the safest small school prospect. A natural mauler, Turner can
easily start at RG or RT for many NFL teams, but if he can show consistency, Turner will be considered at
LT. Projected round: 2
Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood-6’2”, 205 lbs.
Desir is a man amongst boys on the field. Much like a
Trumaine Johnson, or a Sean Smith, Desir’s sheer size and speed will generate a buzz. Desir may
also see special team reps, and if he can get under a 4.45, 40 yard dash, Desir can see 2nd
consideration. Projected round: 2 or 3
Jeff Mathews, QB, Cornell-6’3”, 225 lbs.
Garappolo is the name on most radars, but Mathews will be
the lead prospect in the long run. Many NFL teams are looking for anything at QB. With such a poor
QB class in this draft, the skills of Mathews will only move faster into the limelight. Mathews will
mechanically be one of the better QB’s in the draft. Projected round: 2
Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley St.-6’3”, 220 lbs.
Janis is very sure handed with excellent size and speed.
He is on the NFL radar, but needs to hit a 4.4, 40 yard dash to be relevant. However, as far as small
school prospects go, momentarily he is a top 5 prospect.
Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton
Jimmy Garappolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
Dakota Dozier, G/T, Furman
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