Top Senior Prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: MAC

Ohio U.

1) Travis Carrie – CB – Carrie is another CB prospect who doesn’t get much attention because he plays in the MAC. Carrie was able to defend 17 passes and intercept 4 passes. At 6’0″ 212 pounds Carrie might profile best as a free safety in the NFL. He also is a dangerous punt returner averaging 12.5 yards per return.

2) Eric Herman – OG  – Herman is the best interior lineman in the MAC and has a good shot to be drafted next April. At 6’4″ 319 pounds Herman has the size and experience (has started since his freshman year) that NFL Scouts look for.


1) Zac Dysert – QB – Dysert is one of the most prolific passers returning to college football in 2012. Dysert is poised to break Ben Roethlisberger’s career passing record at Miami. Dysert’s decision making needs to get a lot better if he wants to be a legitimate NFL QB prospect, but he has the size and some of the tools NFL personnel look for.

2) DJ Brown – CB – Brown is yet another tall (6’1″ 179) and skinny MAC corner who has a chance to make it to the NFL. As a sophomore Brown played boundary CB for the Red Hawks and had his best season. Brown likes to play physical and will get to show off his skills against the top opposing WR on each team.

Bowling Green

1) Chris Jones – DT – Jones was able to produce 8.5 sacks from his defensive tackle position, which is really unheard of in college football. Jones was named to the first team All-MAC and was a team captain as a junior. He is one of the most dominant interior players in all of college football and if he builds on his junior season, he will get a chance at the next level.

2) Dwayne Woods – ILB – Woods turned in a beast of a season as a junior, impacting the football game all over the field. He finished with 111 tackles, 14.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks and 1.0 int. Woods is the top senior line-backing prospect in the MAC and one of the early favorites for MAC defensive player of the year.

Kent State

1) Brian Winters – OT – Prototypical OT size, Winters is one of the best returning offensive lineman in the conference. Winters has started every single game for the Golden Flashes and has been a consistent player since his freshman year.

2) Tyshon Goode – WR – Goode was the second leading WR for Kent State last year and the WR with the most pro potential. Goode has ideal size and big play potential.


1) Marquelo Suel – WR – A 6’3″ Suel finished second on the team in receiving as a junior. Suel has the frame and athleticism that NFL Scouts can fall in love with.


1) Nick Speller – OT – A Syracuse transfer has tremendous size and experience player OT. However at 6’5″ 334 pounds and limited athletic ability Speller probably moves inside at the next level.

2) Darren Thellen – SS – Thellen has the ability to play both safety positions but at 6’2″ tall and 210 pounds he will be forced to play in the box more. Thellen learned from All-American S Jeremy Miles and has a high football IQ and passion for the game just like Miles.


1) Steven Means – DE – Means is a defensive end who could pique the interest of NFL scouts. Means has posted 12 sacks during his 3 year playing career and has the frame to be a fit in almost any system. Standing 6’3″ 260 pounds he has the size to play OLB in a 3-4 or keep his hand in the ground in a 4-3 defense.

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