During the past two years, we’ve seen some of the top collegiate players perform in person. Here are some of the players we anticipate moving up to the next level in the upcoming NFL draft:
Buckeye defense led by Joey Bosa (97) stopped Navy at the goal line in the 2014 season opener for both teams.
We liked the speed, power, and toughness displayed by Marshall FB Devon Johnson (47) when we saw him play against ODU. He finished 6th in rushing with 1,636 yards and 17 TDs during the 2014 season.
PK Roberto Aguayo capped first quarter scoring for the Seminoles against Syracuse when we saw him play in 2104.
South Carolina Gamecock WR Pharoh Cooper goes high for a 16-yard TD snag against Auburn in 2014.
We project PSU QB Christian Hackenberg (14) to go in the lower rounds unless former PSU HC Bill O’Brien of the Texans decides to take a chance on him early.
Notre Dame WR C.J. Prosise (20) stopped for short gain by LSU defense in 2014 Music City Bowl.
Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott tucks the ball against stingy Georgia Tech front seven in 2015 Orange Bowl.
PSU DT Anthony Zettel (98) defends against a Rutgers pass in the dominant Lion win in 2015.
WR Aaron Burbridge (16) of Michigan State had nine receptions among his 80 against Rutgers to be named First Team Big Ten.
We look for Temple LB Tyler Matakevich (8) to make a big impact in the pros after seeing him perform against Penn State and Notre Dame in 2015.
USC QB Cody Kessler (6) ran out of his pocket and into the depths of this year’s draft after we saw him play against Colorado in 2015.
Utah State WR Hunter Sharp combined on three TD passes on the day in his team’s 35-28 loss at Air Force we attended in 2015.
Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott stiff arms for a some of his 214 yards against arch-rival Michigan last November.
Navy FB Chris Swain (37) could be a surprise pick in the NFL draft.
Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard brought down with open field tackle in second half of CFP semi.
Navy QB Keenan Reynolds (19) scores one of his record setting TDs versus South Florida. Some NFL team will select the 2016 Sullivan Award winner for their roster in this draft.
Clemson DE Shaque Lawson (90) saw limited action due to an injury in the CFP win over Oklahoma, but expect him to go high in this week’s draft.
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