It probably goes without saying at this point – but the margin between FBS and non-FBS prospects is growing thinner as the seasons wear on. Eric Fisher, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, came via Central Michigan. While the Chippewa’s are an FBS program, they are anything but a major college powerhouse – more like MAC-middling.
The 2013 class of small school prospects were highlighted by four players taken in the top 100 and a total of 30 non-FBS players taken in the three-days of the draft. The 2014 class could challenge that number, if not exceed it. Nine non-FBS players littered the 2013 Pro Bowl game – furthering the notion that it’s becoming a necessity of NFL talent evaluators to scour these ranks.
It’s important to note that this list serves as a guide. In many cases we haven’t seen much of anything and are going on word of mouth. That said, there’s been many clamoring for more information on ‘small school’ prospects – so we deliver the goods on this one. After the break, check out our thirty small school prospects to keep an eye on as the season progresses. Read the rest of this entry » «2014 NFL Draft: Thirty small school prospects to watch»