Here is a look at who was taken over the three day draft along with their measurable and projected round. 

 

Round

Pick

Team

Pos

Rank

First Name

Last Name

School

HT

WT

40 Time

Rd. Proj.

2

60

Atlanta

DC

2

Robert

Alford

Southeastern Louisiana

5’11

186

4.34/4.37

3rd

3

75

New Orleans

OT

1

Terron

Armstead

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6’5

303

4.65/4.75

2nd

3

80

Dallas

SS

4

J.J.

Wilcox

Georgia Southern

6’1

216

4.51/4.56

3rd

3

94

Baltimore

DT

6

Brandon

Williams

Missouri Southern State

6’1

332

5.32/5.37

3rd-4th

4

108

Carolina

OG

26

Edmund

Kugbila

Valdosta State

6’4

319

5.13/5.20

7th

4

114

Dallas

DC

3

B.W.

Webb

William & Mary

5’11

183

4.46/4.53

3rd

4

116

Arizona

OG

7

Earl

Watford

James Madison

6’4

301

5.05/5.10

4th

4

122

Green Bay

OG

13

J.C.

Tretter

Cornell

6’4

305

5.05/5.09

5th-6th

4

130

Baltimore

FB

9

Kyle

Juszczyk

Harvard

6’1

248

4.71/4.72

4th

5

139

Indianapolis

NT

5

Montori

Hughes

Tennessee-Martin

6’5

338

5.13/5.15

3rd-4th

5

152

NY Giants

SS

57

Cooper

Taylor

Richmond

6’5

228

4.49/4.58

PFA

5

165

Detroit

PT

34

Sam

Martin

Appalachian State

6’0

206

4.85/4.90

7th-PFA

6

170

Kansas City

OC

32

Eric

Kush

California PA

6’4

304

5.04/5.08

7th-PFA

6

183

New Orleans

DE

40

Rufus

Johnson

Tarleton State

6’6

268

4.82/4.84

PFA

6

193

Green Bay

OB

63

Nate

Palmer

Illinois State

6’2

248

4.70/4.75

PFA

6

195

Houston

WO

44

Alan

Bonner

Jacksonville State

5’10

197

4.57/4.68

PFA

6

203

Baltimore

OC

38

Ryan

Jensen

CSU-Pueblo

6’3

316

5.23/5.34

PFA

7

207

Kansas City

DE

21

Mike

Catapano

Princeton

6’4

271

4.75/4.76

6th-7th

7

210

Jacksonville

DC

29

Demetrius

McCray

Appalachian State

6’1

185

4.47/4.48

7th-PFA

7

216

Green Bay

WO

20

Charles

Johnson

Grand Valley State

6’2

215

4.39/4.42

6th-7th

7

217

Cleveland

DE

15

Armonty

Bryant

East Central

6’5

259

4.69/4.84

6th

7

221

San Diego

QB

41

Brad

Sorensen

Southern Utah

6’5

229

4.93/4.98

PFA

7

223

Pittsburgh

NT

19

Nick

Williams

Samford

6’5

309

4.84/4.93

6th-7th

7

227

Cleveland

OG

17

Garrett

Gilkey

Chadron State

6’6

318

5.29/5.37

6th-7th

7

231

Seattle

IB

11

Ty

Powell

Harding

6’2

246

4.60/4.65

5th

7

233

Oakland

DE

31

David

Bass

Missouri WesternState

6’4

256

4.74/4.78

7th-PFA

7

238

Baltimore

WO

10

Aaron

Mellette

Elon

6’3

218

4.45/4.53

5th

7

241

Seattle

DT

16

Jared

Smith

New Hampshire

6’4

298

5.01/5.05

6th

7

242

Seattle

OT

70

Michael

Bowie

Northeastern State

6’5

330

5.28/5.42

PFA

7

245

Detroit

IB

25

Brandon

Hepburn

Florida A&M

6’3

241

4.54/4.56

7th

 

BY THE NUMBERS

 

The average of small school draft picks is 25 but this year there were 30, 5 more than the average.

 

There were 11 Division II players drafted with zero from Division III and NAIA thus 19 from FCS drafted.

 

BY POSITION

 

QB- 1

RB- 0

FB- 1

WR- 3

TE- 0

OT- 2

OG- 4

OC- 2

DE- 4

DT- 4

OLB- 1

ILB- 2

CB- 3

S- 2

P- 1

 

DRAFT NOTES

 

There were no players drafted this year who didn’t have at least a 6th-7th round high in my projection, for the first time ever.

 

Only 5 of my top 25 players were not drafted.

 

Tennessee Tech WR Da’Rick Rogers is a player many teams had in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th row on their boards but passed on due to character.  I’m told he would have gone in the 3rd round if not for character flags.  There are some additional things that have happened that most did not know about thus the surprising fall.

 

Outside of Rogers there was no player on my board projected 5th round or higher who went undrafted and just 7 with a PFA projection who were drafted, and 2 of those 7 drafted in the 7th round.

 

BIGGEST VALUE

 

According to my board, Baltimore got the best value in the draft with Aaron Mellette at pick 238 who had a 5th round grade on my board.

 

BIGGEST REACH

 

Valdosta State OG Edmund Kugbila was a 7th round projection and the Panthers took him 108 overall in the 4th round.

 

WITHIN RANGE

 

The draft is so fickle so it’s considered to be a dead on hit if you are within a half round to round of where a player is drafted.  Based on that, the board hit dead on with 19 of the 30 picks. 

 

COMBINE SNUBS DRAFTED

 

Here are the 10 players who were drafted despite no invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.

 

Round

Pick

Team

Pos

First Name

Last Name

School

Div.

4

130

Baltimore

FB

Kyle

Juszczyk

Harvard

FCS

5

152

NY Giants

SS

Cooper

Taylor

Richmond

FCS

5

165

Detroit

PT

Sam

Martin

Appalachian State

FCS

6

170

Kansas City

OC

Eric

Kush

California PA

D2

6

183

New Orleans

DE

Rufus

Johnson

Tarleton State

D2

6

193

Green Bay

OB

Nate

Palmer

Illinois State

FCS

6

203

Baltimore

OC

Ryan

Jensen

CSU-Pueblo

D2

7

207

Kansas City

DE

Mike

Catapano

Princeton

FCS

7

216

Green Bay

WO

Charles

Johnson

Grand Valley State

D2

7

242

Seattle

OT

Michael

Bowie

Northeastern State

D2

 

 

MULTIPLE DRAFT PICKS

 

Appalachian State is the only non FBS school to have more than one player drafted with punter Sam Martin in the 5th round and cornerback Demetrius McCray in the 7th round.  App State is now headed to the Sun Belt with the 2014 NFL Draft being their last year in the small school rankings.

 

COOPER TAYLOR

 

The NY Giants have one of the best medical staffs in the NFL and they passed Taylor.  Had it been known he passed the medical tests he would have been a 6thround projection. 

 

COMBINE SNUB DRAFT RANGE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED

 

There have been cases where a combine snub is drafted in the 3rd round but more often than not the range is the 4th round with most of them going in the 6th or 7thround. 

 

COMBINE/ALL-STAR GAME SNUBS  

 

There were two players snubbed by every all-star game and NFL Scouting Combine and here they are:

 

Round

Pick

Team

Pos

First Name

Last Name

School

Div.

5

165

Detroit

PT

Sam

Martin

Appalachian State

FCS

7

216

Green Bay

WO

Charles

Johnson

Grand Valley State

D2

 

MOST PICKS BY ALL-STAR GAME

 

SENIOR BOWL- 11

 

2nd– Robert Alford

3rd– Terron Armstead, JJ Wilcox, Brandon Williams

4th– BW Webb, JC Tretter, Kyle Juszczyk

5th– Montori Hughes

7th– Garrett Gilkey, Ty Powell, Aaron Mellette

 

SHRINE- 6

2nd– Terron Armstead

4th– Earl Watford

5th– Cooper Taylor

6th– Eric Kush

7th– Mike Catapano and David Bass

 

RAYCOM-5

4th– Edmund Kugbila

5th– Montori Hughes

6th– Alan Bonner

7th– Michael Bowie and Brandon Hepburn

 

TEXAS VS NATION- 5

6th– Rufus Johnson and Ryan Jensen

7th– Armonty Bryant, Nick Williams, and Jared Smith

 

NFLPA- 3

6th– Nate Palmer

7th– Demetrius McCray and Brad Sorensen

 

THE NEW PECKING ORDER OF ALL-STAR GAMES

 

The Senior Bowl is No. 1 while the Shrine is No. 2.  With the years the TVN game has been around the fact it has been tied by the Raycom Game in year one shows the Raycom Game has passed it and is the better option, especially with Montori Hughes showing up and using the game to earn a Senior Bowl invite.  If a player wants to play in the Senior Bowl and has no invite they should attend the Shrine or Raycom Games because they will give the opportunity.

 

TOP UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS

 

Here is a look at my top 20 and where they signed after the draft.

 

Team

Pos

Rank

First Name

Last Name

School

HT

WT

40 Time

Buffalo

WO

8

Da’Rick

Rogers

Tennessee Tech

6’3

219

4.56/4.58

Indianapolis

DC

12

Dax

Swanson

Sam Houston State

5’11

180

4.43/4.48

NY Jets

FS

14

Rontez

Miles

California PA

6’0

203

4.59/4.62

Cincinnati

OB

18

Jayson

DiManche

Southern Illinois

6’1

232

4.53/4.63

Dallas

FS

22

Jakar

Hamilton

South Carolina State

5’11

186

4.56/4.64

Baltimore

OT

23

Rogers

Gaines

Tennessee State

6’7

331

5.24/5.25

Miami

WO

24

Jasper

Collins

Mount Union

5’11

184

4.47/4.50

NY Jets

WO

27

Ryan

Spadola

Lehigh

6’2

204

4.40/4.51

Philadelphia

OH

28

Miguel

Maysonet

Stony Brook

5’9

212

4.60/4.63

Buffalo

WO

30

Brandon

Kaufman

Eastern Washington

6’5

215

4.58/4.63

San Diego

OH

33

Mike

Hill

Missouri WesternState

5’10

209

4.60/4.62

San Francisco

OT

35

Luke

Marquardt

Azusa Pacific

6’8

317

5.33/5.41

Buffalo

IB

36

Keith

Pough

Howard

6’2

241

4.87/4.96

Cincinnati

WO

37

Tyrone

Goard

Eastern Kentucky

6’4

205

4.46/4.50

Green Bay

FS

39

Ben

Ericksen

Illinois State

6’1

194

4.46/4.54

Atlanta

OT

42

Ryan

Schraeder

Valdosta State

6’7

304

5.13/5.14

Denver

OG

43

Manase

Foketi

West Texas A&M

6’5

317

5.54/5.80

Oakland

OC

45

Lamar

Mady

Youngstown State

6’2

317

5.31/5.32

Arizona

OG

46

Jamaal

Johnson-Webb

Alabama A&M

6’5

310

5.33/5.38

Washington

WO

47

Jason

Thompson

New Haven

6’3

190

4.54/4.55

Small school data provided by College Scout Josh Buchanan (@josh_nfldraft) for TonySoftli.com