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Caulibflower 05-21-2012 05:34 PM

All-Small Schools Team
 
Did this last year, and I'm going to do it again. Because I'm bored. Input welcome. Players have to have played at a D-1AA school or smaller. Rankings aren't simply based on last season, but how I view them as current players. Eligibility for this list is based on the school a player was drafted out of.

OFFENSE

QB - Tony Romo, Eastern Illinois (105 G, 77 GS, 3 Pro Bowls) 2. Joe Flacco, Delaware (64 G, 64 GS) 3. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harvard (58 G, 54 GS)

HB - Fred Jackson, Coe (66 G, 37 GS) 3 2. Danny Woodhead, Chadron State (40 G, 7 GS) 3. Tim Hightower, Richmond (53 G, 41 GS)

FB - Mike Tolbert, Coastal Carolina (59 G, 15 GS) 2. John Kuhn, Shippensburg (87 G, 16 GS, 1 Pro Bowl)

WR - Victor Cruz, Massachusetts (19 G, 7 GS) 2. Vincent Jackson, Northern Colorado (91 G, 75 GS, 1 Pro Bowl) 3. Nate Washington, Tiffin (97 G, 53 GS)

WR - Marques Colston, Hofstra (86 G, 65 GS) 2. Miles Austin, Monmouth (75 G, 35 GS, 2 Pro Bowls) 3. Pierre Garcon, Mount Union (58 G, 43 GS)

TE - Kevin Boss, Western Oregon (71 G, 56 GS) 2. Visanthe Schianco, Morgan State (144 G, 88 GS)

OT - Michael Roos, Eastern Washington (112 G, 112 GS, 1 Pro Bowl, 1 All-Pro) 2. Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale (32 G, 27 GS)

OG - Jahri Evans, Bloomsburg (96 G, 96 GS, 3 Pro Bowls, 3x All-Pro)

C - Dan Connolly, SE Missouri State (46 G, 28 GS)

OG - Chris Kuper, North Dakota (79 G, 73 GS)

OT - Willie Colon, Hofstra (51 G, 51 GS) 2. Todd Herremans, Saginaw Valley State (95 G, 92 GS)

DEFENSE

DE - Jared Allen, Idaho State (125 G, 119 GS, 4 Pro Bowls, 4x All-Pro) 2. Israel Idonije, Manitoba (118 G, 39 GS)

DT - Stephen Bowen, Hofstra (79 G, 27 GS) 2. Jason Hatcher, Grambling State (88 G, 11 GS)

DT - Jacques Cesaire, Southern Connecticut (125 G, 66 GS) 2. Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman (44 G, 15 GS)

DE - Robert Mathis, Alabama A&M (135 G, 71 GS, 3 Pro Bowls) 2. Mike DeVito, Maine (66 G, 23 GS)

OLB - Akeem Jordan, James Madison (68 G, 27 GS)

MLB - London Fletcher, John Carroll (224 G, 208 GS, 2 Pro Bowls) 2. Stephen Cooper, Maine (125 G, 63 GS)

OLB - Jovan Belcher, Maine (48 G, 34 GS)

CB - Lardarius Webb, Nicholls State (44 G, 19 GS) 2. Brandon Carr, Grand Valley State (64 G, 64 GS) 3. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State (61 G, 45 GS, 1 Pro Bowl)

FS - Nick Collins, Bethune-Cookman (95 G, 95 GS, 3 Pro Bowls) 2. Antoine Bethea, Howard (91 G, 91 GS, 2 Pro Bowls)

SS - Danieal Manning, Abilene Christian (90 G, 69 GS) 2. Yeremiah Bell, Eastern Kentucky (110 G, 75 GS, 1 Pro Bowl)

CB - Kyle Arrington, Hofstra (41 G, 28 GS) 2. Cortland Finnegan, Samford (93 G, 79 GS, 1 Pro Bowl, 1 All-Pro) 3. Brent Grimes, Shippensburg (58 G, 42 GS, 1 Pro Bowl)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Rob Bironas, Georgia Southern (112 G, 1 Pro Bowl, 1 All-Pro)

P - Mike Scifres, Western Illinois (133 G)

RET - Jacoby Jones, Lane (4 career return TDs)

ST - Blake Costanzo, Lafayette

Caulibflower 05-21-2012 05:53 PM

Throw some lineman names out, eh? Can't think of any legit D-tackles, either. Both of the guys I came up with are more 300-lb DE-types than "true" DTs, which is why I put them in the same spot.

phlysac 05-21-2012 07:02 PM

WR - Vincent Jackson - Northern Colorado
OG - Jahri Evans - Bloomsburg
OT - Jared Veldheer - Hillsdale
TE - Delanie Walker - Central Missouri
CB - Brent Grimes - Shippensburg
DT - Jacques Cesaire - Southern Connecticut
DE - Kroy Biermann - Montana

Bulldogs 05-21-2012 07:30 PM

Brent Grimes went to Shippensburg.

tjsunstein 05-21-2012 07:39 PM

Will Rackley, G for the Jaguars went to Lehigh

The Alex 05-21-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjsunstein (Post 3008574)
Will Rackley, G for the Jaguars went to Lehigh

I'm so sick of reddit's influence.

mightytitan9 05-21-2012 11:18 PM

Pretty high on kyle arrington huh?

Bulldogs 05-21-2012 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Alex (Post 3008892)
I'm so sick of reddit's influence.

Any joke with "le" should be burned in eternal flames.

Caulibflower 05-22-2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mightytitan9 (Post 3008930)
Pretty high on kyle arrington huh?

Only led the league in interceptions. Finnegan only had that one great year, Grimes regressed a little last year, same with Rodgers-Cromartie. Hot hand gets the nod.

phlysac 05-22-2012 12:27 AM

LB/DE - Jason Hunter - Appalachian State
LB -Jovan Belcher - Maine
LB - Stephen Cooper - Maine
LB - Blake Costanzo - Lafayette
LB - Akeem Jordan - James Madison

Caulibflower 05-22-2012 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3009091)
LB/DE - Jason Hunter - Appalachian State
LB -Jovan Belcher - Maine
LB - Stephen Cooper - Maine
LB - Blake Costanzo - Lafayette
LB - Akeem Jordan - James Madison

Thanks. I could find pretty good lists of DII players in the NFL, but not DI-AA.

phlysac 05-22-2012 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 3009100)
Thanks. I could find pretty good lists of DII players in the NFL, but not DI-AA.

Yeah, definitely a tough find.

If you're including a return specialist, I'd include Costanzo as a ST specialist, as well. 5 seasons as one of the best ST contributors in the NFL. Just my $0.02.

SenorGato 05-22-2012 01:31 AM

Mike DeVito wants to eat your soul for the disrespeck shown.

rodgers 4 mvp 05-28-2012 12:32 AM

No Donald Driver?

Matthew Jones 05-28-2012 01:44 AM

How about Dan Connolly (SE Missouri St.) for center? He's significantly better than Will Rackley. Miles Austin (Monmouth) could go on there somewhere as well.

Mufasa 05-28-2012 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rodgers 4 mvp (Post 3015147)
No Donald Driver?

At this point in his career he's only better than Knox, who should be replaced by Austin not Driver

DoughBoy 05-28-2012 01:42 PM

Michael Roos anyone?

descendency 05-28-2012 01:44 PM

Ben Roethlisberger went to Miami of Ohio. I'd call that small, but maybe I'm not understanding what a small school is.

edit: Harvard is FBS Division 1.

phlysac 05-28-2012 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by descendency (Post 3015323)
Ben Roethlisberger went to Miami of Ohio. I'd call that small, but maybe I'm not understanding what a small school is.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 3008288)
Players have to have played at a D-1AA school or smaller.

Miami (OH) is FBS (Division IA)

Quote:

Originally Posted by descendency (Post 3015323)
edit: Harvard is FBS Division 1.

Harvard is FCS (Division IAA)

descendency 05-28-2012 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3015330)
Harvard is FCS (Division IAA)

Oops. I checked Wikipedia and missed the "subdivision" part.

Scotty D 05-28-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 3008323)
Throw some lineman names out, eh? Can't think of any legit D-tackles, either. Both of the guys I came up with are more 300-lb DE-types than "true" DTs, which is why I put them in the same spot.

Sammie Lee Hill - Stillman. Not a starter right now but a legit DT.

OzTitan 05-28-2012 07:08 PM

Cortland Finnegan probably deserves a mention.

UKfan 05-28-2012 07:29 PM

Pierre Garcon - Mount Union

RagingColt 05-28-2012 08:04 PM

Tony Romo played at Eastern Illinois not Northern. NIU is a Div 1-A school.

fischbowl 05-28-2012 08:11 PM

Your Punter:

http://www.themiaa.com/information/M...&max_width=150


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