By College Football Analyst Josh Buchanan

For NFL Clubs, assembling a 53 man roster is never an easy job.  The bloodline for all 32 organizations is the yearly draft and finding a few small college gems is the key to building a rock solid foundation.  The players listed below represent several conferences from the Ivy League to Southland and Missouri Valley to MEAC and many others.  Draftable players are found in all levels of football regardless of conference or level of competition.  These are the best players at their positions in the small college ranks for 2015 NFL Draft.

 

53-MAN ROSTER

Pos First Name Last Name School HT WT Div. Conf.
QB Bryan Bennett Southeastern Louisiana 6’2 210 FCS Southland
QB Jerry Lovelocke Prairie View A&M 6’4 245 FCS SWAC
QB Austin Dodge Southern Oregon 6’2 210 NAIA Frontier
RB David Johnson Northern Iowa 6’1 224 FCS MVFC
RB Tyler Varga Yale 5’10 227 FCS Ivy League
RB Zachary “Zach” Zenner South Dakota State 6’0 218 FCS MVFC
RB Johnathon “John” Crockett North Dakota State 6’0 217 FCS MVFC
FB Channing Fugate Eastern Kentucky 6’1 248 FCS OVC
TE Nick Boyle Delaware 6’5 267 FCS CAA
TE MyCole Pruitt Southern Illinois 6’3 254 FCS MVFC
TE Khari Lee Bowie State 6’4 267 D2 CIAA
WR Dezmin Lewis Central Arkansas 6’4 215 FCS Southland
WR Douglas “Tre” McBride William & Mary 6’1 205 FCS CAA
WR Donatella Luckett Harding 6’0 206 D2 GAC
WR Vernon Johnson Texas A&M Commerce 5’11 188 D2 LSC
WR Darius Davis Henderson State 5’11 212 D2 GAC
WR Ricky Collins Texas A&M Commerce 5’11 196 D2 LSC
OT Jacob “Jake” Rodgers Eastern Washington 6’5 313 FCS Big Sky
OT Doniel Gambrell Jr. Notre Dame College 6’5 306 D2 MEC
OT Jermaine Barton Illinois State 6’6 313 FCS MVFC
OG Robert Myers Tennessee State 6’5 329 FCS OVC
OG Cole Manhart Nebraska-Kearney 6’4 305 D2 MIAA
OG Matt Huffer South Dakota 6’6 302 FCS MVFC
C Alexander “Ali” Marpet Hobart 6’4 307 D3 Liberty League
C Antoine Everett McNeese State 6’2 328 FCS Southland
C Nick Easton Harvard 6’2 307 FCS Ivy League
DE Lynden Trail Norfolk State 6’6 262 FCS MEAC
DE Zackary “Zack” Wagenmann Montana 6’3 247 FCS Big Sky
DE Ryan Delaire Towson 6’4 256 FCS CAA
DE Caushaud Lyons Tusculum 6’5 285 D2 SAC
DT Xavier Williams Northern Iowa 6’2 325 FCS MVFC
DT Derrick Lott Chattanooga 6’4 299 FCS SoCon
DT Vaetuitonga “Tonga” Takai Montana 6’2 323 FCS Big Sky
NT Deon Simon Northwestern State 6’5 332 FCS Southland
OLB Kyle Emanuel North Dakota State 6’3 250 FCS MVFC
OLB Charles “Davis” Tull Chattanooga 6’3 244 FCS SoCon
OLB Edmond Robinson Newberry 6’3 251 D2 SAC
OLB Zachary “Zach” Hodges Harvard 6’3 242 FCS Ivy League
OLB Darius Allen CSU-Pueblo 6’2 251 D2 RMAC
ILB Nick Dzubnar Cal Poly 6’1 250 FCS Big Sky
ILB Julian Howsare Clarion 6’2 250 D2 PSAC
ILB Alexander “Alex” Singleton Montana State 6’2 242 FCS Big Sky
CB Tye Smith Towson 6’0 191 FCS CAA
CB De’Ante Saunders Tennessee State 5’9 185 FCS OVC
CB Al-Hajj Shabazz West Chester 6’0 202 D2 PSAC
CB Imoan Claiborne Northwestern State 5’10 189 FCS Southland
FS Dean Marlowe James Madison 6’2 206 FCS CAA
FS Tevin McDonald Eastern Washington 5’11 192 FCS Big Sky
SS Jaquiski Tartt Samford 6’1 220 FCS SoCon
SS Anthony “Ace” Clark Western Carolina 6’2 217 FCS SoCon
PK Tom Obarski Concordia St. Paul 5’10 177 D2 NSIC
PT Kyle Loomis Portland State 6’2 222 FCS Big Sky
LS Shane Ballard Coastal Carolina 6’2 220 FCS Big South

 

 

PRACTICE SQUAD

Pos First Name Last Name School HT WT Div. Conf.
RB Malcolm Agnew Southern Illinois 5’9 205 FCS MVFC
WR Neal Sterling Monmouth (NJ) 6’3 239 FCS Big South
WR Ronnie “R.J.” Harris New Hampshire 6’0 191 FCS CAA
WR Kenyattus “Kenny” Cook Gardner-Webb 6’3 215 FCS Big South
TE Harold Spears New Hampshire 6’3 255 FCS CAA
C Chad Hamilton Coastal Carolina 6’2 285 FCS Big South
DE Michael “Mike” Reilly William & Mary 6’3 265 FCS CAA
CB Tyree Hollins Grambling State 5’9 184 FCS SWAC
FS Jacob Hagen Liberty 6’2 207 FCS Big South
SS Harold Jones-Quartey Findlay (OH) 5’11 212 D2 GLIAC