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jballa838
12-28-2007, 12:49 PM
Use this thread to get some small school guy's names out to people that dont know about them.

Shane Simmons - Western Washington. 6-1, 230 Linebacker with 4.5 speed. Playing in Cactus Bowl on January 11th.
http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/wwu/sports/m-footbl/auto_action/672783.jpeg

had something like 100+ solo tackles.

diabsoule
12-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Use this thread to get some small school guy's names out to people that dont know about them.

Shane Simmons - Western Washington. 6-1, 230 Linebacker with 4.5 speed. Playing in Cactus Bowl on January 11th.
http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/wwu/sports/m-footbl/auto_action/672783.jpeg

There's a Cactus Bowl?

jballa838
12-28-2007, 12:51 PM
There's a Cactus Bowl?
D2 All-Star Game.

Getusome
12-28-2007, 02:06 PM
Craig Turner CB Southern Illinois
5' 10"
195
4.41

Top Senior Kickoff Returners in 1-AA Football 2007
Minimum 75% of games played and 1.2 kickoff returns per game.

Rank Player Pos Cl Gm Puntret Yds TDs Ydsret Retpgm
Craig Turner, Southern Ill. DB SR 14 26 756 1 29.08 1.86 – Craig is the top KR in I-AA Football.


Top Senior Kickoff Returners in 1-A Football 2007
Minimum 75% of games played and 1.2 kickoff returns per game.
Rank Player Pos Cl Gm Kickret Yds TDs Avg Ret/Gm
Kevin Marion, Wake Forest WR SR 12 28 876 1 31.29 2.33
Kevin Robinson, Utah St. WR SR 12 43 1260 3 29.30 3.58
Curtis Francis, UCF RB SR 13 22 643 1 29.23 1.69
Compared to all KR in 1-AA and 1-A, Craig ranks 4th with 29.08 avg yds per return.

gdur52
12-28-2007, 02:34 PM
Tim Hightower, RB, 6-1, 225, University of Richmond

2007: 327 RSH, 1924 YD, 5.9 AVG, 20 TD, 32 REC, 228 YD, 7.1 AVG, 3 TD

He has good stats and has been productive, but he also brings more to the table. He is smart, both on and off the field. He works hard and will do anything to help the team win. He offered to play linebacker, kicker, wedge-breaker, and kickoff return team for Richmond. He has great size and pretty good feet, and has really worked to improve his speed. He won't be drafted until maybe the 7th round, if at all, but he's the type you'd love to have on the team. He'd be an ideal 3rd string RB. He can run hard, has decent quicks/speed, can block and catch, can and will play special teams, can be safety net for a kicker. He is one of those kids every team would love to have on its bench.

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/rich/sports/m-footbl/auto_action/1349115.jpeg

(I don't know how to put photos in)

gsoturf
12-28-2007, 03:16 PM
Danny Woodhead (born January 25, 1985) is an American football player. He currently is a senior in college, playing running back for Chadron State College. He is the holder of several NCAA college football rushing records, including single season rushing and all-time rushing, and the 2006 winner of the Harlon Hill Trophy, awarded to the best player in NCAA Division II. On December 14, 2007, Danny was again awarded as the best player in Division II by receiving his second Harlon Hill Trophy. Woodhead's selection marks the third time that a player has won the Harlon Hill Trophy twice in the awards history. On October 6, 2007, he became the NCAA all-time leading rusher.

M.O.T.H.
12-28-2007, 04:14 PM
Lafayette Leopard, OT Jesse Padilla, 6'5 310 lbs. He's quite the stud LT for my Leopards. Has experience at both Tackle positions (all-american RT last year, all-american LT this year)...Blake Costanzo isnt going to be the only Leopard in the NFL next year...woo.

amag
12-28-2007, 05:23 PM
that danny woodhead looks really impressive 2,700+ rushing yards in one season? wow

Babylon
12-28-2007, 05:40 PM
Brian Johnston DE, Gardner Webb 6-5 275 ish. Probable mid round pick. the next Aaron Smith or Jared Allen? take your pick.

Solomon
12-29-2007, 12:48 AM
I really like what I've heard about DEs Brian Johnston and Rudolph Hardie but haven't seen either of them play yet.

Hampton DE Kendall Langford is someone I've been hyping since last year and he still looks like a fantastic fit for a 3-4.


Danny Woodhead is someone I really like too. He's a bit undersized (5-9, 200 lbs) but don't let his skin colour fool you into thinking he's not fast enough. He was timed at a 4.41 40 in the spring and before you say spring 40 times are always exagerrated, he was timed by the Atlanta Falcons.

SuperKevin
12-29-2007, 01:49 AM
Brian Johnston DE, Gardner Webb 6-5 275 ish. Probable mid round pick. the next Aaron Smith or Jared Allen? take your pick.

I went to college with this guy for like a semester. he's a really nice guy

Babylon
12-29-2007, 11:59 AM
I went to college with this guy for like a semester. he's a really nice guy


I remember you mentioned that and i stole your comparison to Aaron Smith of the Steelers, hope you dont mind.

BamaFalcon59
12-29-2007, 12:42 PM
I like Teyrell Johnson from Arkansas State but Scott Wright picked up on him too.

YAYareaRB
12-29-2007, 06:11 PM
I know to some, Central Michigan isn't a small school but we rarely hear about the players from there.

Dan LeFevour 6'3" 226 lbs. QB

http://www.danlefevourfans.org/images/lefevour-jersey.jpg

Second Player in College Football history to pass for 3,000 and run for 1,000. Really brought CMU back in the Motor City Bowl Game against Purdue after facing a 40-13 Defecit at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter. I was really impressed how accurate and quick his arm was as well as his ability to run the football.

gsoturf
12-29-2007, 06:18 PM
The Falcons where all ready looking at Woodhead? Why?

TheMikey10
12-30-2007, 12:10 AM
He was the guy that blocked the kick, but i though corey lynch was one heckuva ballhawk during that UMIcH game

neko4
12-30-2007, 12:13 AM
I liked watching Flacco the QB from Delaware (or Del St, cant remember) in the I-AA playoffs, in 2 years Armanti Edwards

Travis 24
12-30-2007, 12:43 AM
Rasheed Rancher, WR from Massachusetts. 6'5" 200 lbs..averages 20+ a catch this year.

SuperKevin
12-30-2007, 02:13 AM
I liked watching Flacco the QB from Delaware (or Del St, cant remember) in the I-AA playoffs, in 2 years Armanti Edwards

edwards will not play qb in the nfl. maybe canada but not the nfl

Don Vito
12-30-2007, 03:05 AM
Rasheed Rancher, WR from Massachusetts. 6'5" 200 lbs..averages 20+ a catch this year.

Rancher is legit, he is big, fast, and a great deep threat. His hands are somewhat inconsistent though. He and JJ Moore were a great tandem at UMass.

However, the best prospect UMass has id TE Brad Listorti. He has been banged up but he is 6-4 260 and a GREAT athlete. He is a great threat in the passing game and was a solid blocker at UMass, he is probably the best TE prospect in 1-AA this season and one of my favorite overall.

Solomon
12-30-2007, 11:39 AM
The Falcons where all ready looking at Woodhead? Why?

I'm not quite sure why. I think unlike div 1 schools Chadron State is probably more flexible with the idea of opening up practices to NFL scouts. I know that the Eagles have also come to Chadron State to talk to him and I believe the Texans have as well.

SuperKevin
12-30-2007, 03:07 PM
The Falcons where all ready looking at Woodhead? Why?

Possibly because he fits the Atlanta style of running backs. He's extremely fast and elusive. He'd also make a good return man for them

Grizzlegom
12-30-2007, 03:19 PM
Jamar Brittingham - RB - Bloomsburg

ran behind jahri evans early in his career and shattered all of bloom's records this year. rushed for 1500 yards and 23 TDs and was player of the year in his conference. will also be in the cactus bowl.

scar988
12-30-2007, 04:18 PM
Tim Hightower, RB, 6-1, 225, University of Richmond

2007: 327 RSH, 1924 YD, 5.9 AVG, 20 TD, 32 REC, 228 YD, 7.1 AVG, 3 TD

He has good stats and has been productive, but he also brings more to the table. He is smart, both on and off the field. He works hard and will do anything to help the team win. He offered to play linebacker, kicker, wedge-breaker, and kickoff return team for Richmond. He has great size and pretty good feet, and has really worked to improve his speed. He won't be drafted until maybe the 7th round, if at all, but he's the type you'd love to have on the team. He'd be an ideal 3rd string RB. He can run hard, has decent quicks/speed, can block and catch, can and will play special teams, can be safety net for a kicker. He is one of those kids every team would love to have on its bench.

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/rich/sports/m-footbl/auto_action/1349115.jpeg

(I don't know how to put photos in)
yup he's the reason why Justin Forte (my buddy who broke all of Jamal Lewis's rushing records) isn't starting.

scar988
12-30-2007, 04:21 PM
I really like what I've heard about DEs Brian Johnston and Rudolph Hardie but haven't seen either of them play yet.

Hampton DE Kendall Langford is someone I've been hyping since last year and he still looks like a fantastic fit for a 3-4.


Danny Woodhead is someone I really like too. He's a bit undersized (5-9, 200 lbs) but don't let his skin colour fool you into thinking he's not fast enough. He was timed at a 4.41 40 in the spring and before you say spring 40 times are always exagerrated, he was timed by the Atlanta Falcons.

yup. but Woodhead is built more like Emmitt Smith than Warrick Dunn. he's a power back in a sort frame. not a speed back in a small frame. his speed is a bonus though. he's quick, runs between the tackles and reminds me of another guy like that:

MAurice Jones-Drew. the only big knock I see on Woodhead is questions on his receiving out the backfield, which would be big for Atlanta.

gdur52
12-30-2007, 05:23 PM
yup he's the reason why Justin Forte (my buddy who broke all of Jamal Lewis's rushing records) isn't starting.

Yeah. I'm a Richmond alum (class of '07) and was thrilled when we signed Forte. Those numbers he put up in high school were insane. Hopefully he gets some PT next year, I think he and a kid named Josh Vaughn would be a great 1-2 punch. I think Vaughn could be better than Hightower. And then Forte takes over for him. Nice little line of RB's Richmond has, I think.

scar988
12-30-2007, 05:33 PM
Yeah. I'm a Richmond alum (class of '07) and was thrilled when we signed Forte. Those numbers he put up in high school were insane. Hopefully he gets some PT next year, I think he and a kid named Josh Vaughn would be a great 1-2 punch. I think Vaughn could be better than Hightower. And then Forte takes over for him. Nice little line of RB's Richmond has, I think.

yeah same thing happened to him in HS tho. hopefully he shows a lot and gets drafted I'd love to see my boy in the NFL.

JhawkFitness
12-31-2007, 12:27 PM
Any chance Shaun Carney from Air Force gets a shot somewhere at the next level?

SuperKevin
12-31-2007, 02:27 PM
Any chance Shaun Carney from Air Force gets a shot somewhere at the next level?

Doubtful seeing how he has to spend 2 years in the air force before he can go pro

SuperKevin
12-31-2007, 02:51 PM
I know Louisville isn't a small school by any means but WR Patrick Carter gets seriously overlooked. The guy is a former transfer from Georgia Tech that got stuck in the offense behind Douglas and Urrutia. The guy is 6'3" 200 lbs and reportedly runs a sub 4.4 40 yard dash. A guy with that size and speed seems worth a 6th round gamble to me

go_ravens94
12-31-2007, 02:57 PM
I know to some, Central Michigan isn't a small school but we rarely hear about the players from there.

Dan LeFevour 6'3" 226 lbs. QB

http://www.danlefevourfans.org/images/lefevour-jersey.jpg

Second Player in College Football history to pass for 3,000 and run for 1,000. Really brought CMU back in the Motor City Bowl Game against Purdue after facing a 40-13 Defecit at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter. I was really impressed how accurate and quick his arm was as well as his ability to run the football.

Saw him play vs. Purdue on ESPN. He's a bigger, better Troy Smith/Vince Young type.

BuckNaked
12-31-2007, 03:01 PM
You know who else gets overlooked, Steve Johnson from Kentucky. He's one of my favorite players at the collegiate level. He's got good size at 6'3 200 lbs, runs a 4.5 40 and has great hands. He'll catch anything thrown his way and has had some HUGE TD ctaches this year, against Louisville and LSU. He's got the production to back it up as well, he'll probably go over 1000 yards today against Florida State and has 11 TD's. He performs even better however against tougher opponents.

vs. Louisville: 3 receptions 65 yards 2 TD

vs. Arkansas: 7 receptions 111 yards

vs. LSU: 7 receptions 134 yards 1 TD

vs. Miss. State: 3 receptions 69 yards 2 TD

vs. Florida: 8 receptions 128 yards

vs. Vanderbilt: 2 receptions 88 yards 1 TD

vs. Georgia: 8 receptions 88 yards

vs. Tennessee: 6 receptions 86 yards 2 TD

Number 10
12-31-2007, 03:29 PM
Xavier Omon from NW Missouri State is by far the the top RB prospect that does not play D-I. He has power, speed, vision and a crap load od yards under his belt. He has the body of an NFL back right now which is uncommon for guys at that level. He really won't be a development guy, I think he will be able to step in early on and contribute.

I only got to see one game tape of him but it was enough to sell me on him...going to be a good player in this league.

scar988
12-31-2007, 03:35 PM
I wish there were some Citadel guys who were worth NFL spots.

JhawkFitness
12-31-2007, 07:44 PM
Doubtful seeing how he has to spend 2 years in the air force before he can go pro

If I recall correctly that rule has been changed so that a player can now opt out of the military service, for a fee, if a career in professional sports is a viable option. Regardless, it looks like he suffered a fairly serious knee injury late in the game against Cal which would have to severely hamper his chances.

SuperKevin
12-31-2007, 07:48 PM
If I recall correctly that rule has been changed so that a player can now opt out of the military service, for a fee, if a career in professional sports is a viable option. Regardless, it looks like he suffered a fairly serious knee injury late in the game against Cal which would have to severely hamper his chances.

The rule is that a team can keep said player on their roster and not lose a roster spot while the player is fulfilling his military service

BuckNaked
12-31-2007, 07:59 PM
You know who else gets overlooked, Steve Johnson from Kentucky. He's one of my favorite players at the collegiate level. He's got good size at 6'3 200 lbs, runs a 4.5 40 and has great hands. He'll catch anything thrown his way and has had some HUGE TD ctaches this year, against Louisville and LSU. He's got the production to back it up as well, he'll probably go over 1000 yards today against Florida State and has 11 TD's. He performs even better however against tougher opponents.

vs. Louisville: 3 receptions 65 yards 2 TD

vs. Arkansas: 7 receptions 111 yards

vs. LSU: 7 receptions 134 yards 1 TD

vs. Miss. State: 3 receptions 69 yards 2 TD

vs. Florida: 8 receptions 128 yards

vs. Vanderbilt: 2 receptions 88 yards 1 TD

vs. Georgia: 8 receptions 88 yards

vs. Tennessee: 6 receptions 86 yards 2 TD

Today against Florida State, Johnson had 7 receptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns.