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FCS And Below: Your Guide To Small School Prospects

From FBS transfers to dominant linemen to a wide receiver with a 4.19 10-yard dash, this is your guide to the small school names heard late in the NFL Draft.

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So many players from the FCS, Division II, Division III, and even the NAIA get their chance as undrafted free agents. Here are some small school names to listen for during the late rounds and into free agency. The top players have their own draft profiles here.

  • Cole Toner, OT, Harvard: The massive offensive tackle (6-5/306) shows up with many of the measurables to play in the NFL. His quality of competition is a question of concern. Toner could hear his name called in the sixth or seventh round.
  • O.J. Mau, DT, Gardner-Webb: Of Samoan heritage, Mau is a good player that could find his way on an NFL roster. He is seen as a project player that will need time to develop. Undrafted free agent.
  • Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard: One of the better blockers among tight ends in the NFL Draft, Braunecker could possibly push the fifth round. He is more likely seen as a 6-7 round player that will be used primarily as a blocker.
  • Jamaal Jones, WR, Montana: An incredibly productive receiver at the college level , Jones ended his career with more than 3,000 yards. He is a Washington transfer that played against quality competition before transferring. Undrafted free agent..
  • Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State: At 6-4, 253 pounds, Sandland has the type of body for a tight end that the NFL loves. Sandland was a former Miami player that moved closer to home. He could be a seventh round pick.
  • Ben Curtis, OL, Delaware: Curtis is an offensive line prospect that saw lots of action on the college level with 40 career starts. He was an All-American in 2015 and two-time All-CAA selection. He could slip into the seventh round.
  • David Perkins, DE/OLB, Illinois State: A former Ohio State player that moved on to the FCS, Perkins has the physical skills that many teams covet. He is a bit of a tweener at 6-3, 240, but is athletic enough to play in space. Undrafted free agent.
  • Makinton Dorleant, CB, Northern Iowa: He may not be as skilled as teammate Deiondre' Hall, but Deoleant was a very productive college player. He started his career with Maryland. Undrafted free agent.
  • Clay DeBord, OL, Eastern Washington: A player that found his calling late, DeBord made over 50 starts for Eastern Washington. Scouts worry about his passion for the game. Undrafted free agent.
  • John Lunsford, K, Liberty: An explosive kicker that has some accuracy issues, Lunsford could be brought in to a team willing to carry a kickoff specialist. He will have trouble making a team due to his accuracy issues. Undrafted free agent.
  • Dominique Robertson, OL, West Georgia: Another massive human being, Robertson spent time at three schools (JUCO, Texas Tech, West Georgia). He has the physical skills, but needs refinement. Undrafted free agent.
  • Luke Rhodes, LB, William & Mary: A very productive player at the FCS level, Rhodes looks the part of an NFL linebacker. Needs some refinement to play at the NFL level. Projected as a seventh round pick.
  • Ugonna Awuruonye, DE, Campbell: A strong player that does not show the explosiveness needed at defensive end, Awuruonye will have trouble making a roster. Has to prove he has quicker than on tape. Undrafted free agent.
  • LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Sims is NFL ready as a physical specimen, but has to prove he is readdy to play at the NFL level. Sims is a bit tentative versus the run. He could go as high as the fifth round, but is much more likely headed for the sixth or seventh round.
  • Greg Milhouse, DL, Campbell: A solid frame to play in the middle, Milhouse looks the part of a defensive tackle. He has to work on getting off of blockers and finding the football. He is a sixth or seventh round pick.
  • Wendall Williams, WR, Cumberlands: Williams stole the attention of the scouting community with a blistering 4.19 40-yard dash at a regional combine. He is a freak athlete that has a vertical of 45 inches. Undrafted free agent.
  • A.J. Zuttah, DL, Dartmouth: Another Ivy League player that is looking at the NFL, A.J. Zuttah could surprise many. He is unlikely to be drafted, but will get a chance in training camp to near a spot on the roster. Undrafted free agent.
  • Shaq Anthony, OL, Tennessee State: A Clemson transfer, Anthony starred at TSU for two seasons. He has the size and ability, but many scouts question whether he can play at the next level. Undrafted free agent.
  • Justin Zimmer, DT, Ferris State: Dominant at the Division II level, Zimmer produced 26 tackles for loss from his defensive tackle position in 2015. Competition questions, but he is a player that could work up from the practice squad. Undrafted free agent.
  • Torian White, OL, Hampton: Character issues aside, White has to prove whether his senior season of excellent play was a fluke or indicative of the player he really is. Undrafted free agent.