NFL Draft: Small School Player Rankings by Position

As a small school scout this year, I believe we will see many small school players drafted or signed as a undrafted free agent. In the NFL today, there are 260 total small school players who have made a roster and are still currently on a roster.That equals out to about 8 players on a roster, who played for a small school. The Jacksonville Jaguars lead the league with 17 players on their roster. Last year they drafted Cecil Shorts of Mount Union who went off the board in the 4th round with the 114th pick. There are several players who have been climbing draft boards with great performances at All-Star games.

Players such as Ricardo Lockette of Seattle Seahawks is a player who last year showed off his skills at the HBCU Bowl in Atlanta and was able to use his long arms and quick feet to impress scouts at the event. Lockette is still currently on the Seattle roster, and is one of 55 players that made an NFL roster from a small school. Will there be another Victor Cruz or Fred Jackson in the making? Check out my small school rankings, by position and then take a vote to see what player is your favorite.With rosters moving to 90 to start camp, many small school players will get a better opportunity.

QB

BJ Coleman – QB – Chattanooga

Aaron Corp – QB – Richmond

Bo Levi Mitchell – QB – Eastern Washington

Patrick Witt – QB – Yale

Chris Lum – QB – LeHigh

RB

Jewel Hampton – RB – Southern Illinois

Jonathan Grimes - RB - William & Mary

DJ McNorton - RB - North Dakota State

Travaris Cadet – RB – Appalachian State

FB

Emil Igwenagu - TE - Massachusetts

TE

Alex Gottlieb – TE – William & Mary

Lamont Bryant – TE – Morgan State

Matt Veldman – TE – North Dakota State

Kavario Middleton - TE - Montana

WR

Brian Quick - WR – Appalachian State

Thomas Mayo – WR – Cal (PA)

Tim Benford – WR – Tennessee Tech

Jared Green – WR – Southern

Dale Moss – WR - South Dakota State

Chris Summers – WR – Liberty

Rico Wallace – WR - Shenandoah

OL

Rishaw Johnson – OG - California (PA)

Amini Silatolu – OG – Midwestern State

Paul Cornick – OG – North Dakota State

Gino Gradkowski – OC – Delaware

DJ Hall - OC - Texas State

Tom Compton – OT – South Dakota

Joe Long - OT – Wayne State

Jeff Adams – OT – Columbia

Dustin Waldron – OT – Portland State

Daron Rose - OT - North Alabama

David Pickard - OT - Southern Illinois

DE

Adrian Hamilton – DE – PVAMU

Ryan Davis – DE – Bethune Cookman

D.J. Bryant – DE – James Madison

Brian McNally – DE – New Hampshire

Matt Singletary - DE - Cal Poly

DT

Renard Williams – DT – Eastern Washington

Ronnie Cameron - DT - Old Dominion

Myles Wade – DT – Portland State

Asa Chapman – DT – Liberty

Damon Harrison – NT – William Penn

Randy Colling – NT – Gannon

Charles Deas – NT – Shaw

ILB

Shawn Loiseau – ILB – Merrimack

Reggie Sandilands – ILB – Bethune Cookman

L.J. Fort – ILB – Northern Iowa

Marcus Dowtin - ILB - North Alabama

OLB

Tyler Holmes - OLB – Massachusetts

Ryan Lewis – OLB – Bethune – Cookman

Pat Williams - OLB - James Madison

CB

Janoris Jenkins - CB - North Alabama

Josh Norman – CB – Coastal Carolina

Ryan Steed – CB – Furman

Asa Jackson – CB – Cal Poly

Trumaine Johnson – CB – Montana

Michah Pellerin - CB - Hampton

Jeremy Jones – CB – Wayne State

Jeremy Lane – CB – Northwestern State

Ed Gainey - CB - Appalachian State

Chris Greenwood – CB – Albion

Lanny Kelly – CB - Howard

S

Justin Bethel – S – Presbyterian

Janzen Jackson – S – McNeese State

Christian Thompson - S - South Carolina St

Jeron McMillian – S – Maine

Corey White – S – Samford

Dominique Ellis - S - South Carolina St

P

Marquette King – P - FVSU

K

Greg Zuerlein – K - Missouri Western

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