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Small School Scouting: More MACTION and Some MVC

This week in small school scouting, I look at the prospects from a couple of mid-week MAC games (again) and look at a pair of prospects from a Missouri Valley Conference matchup last weekend.

Let’s look at how the top prospects from those games fared.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SALUKIS

The only prospect Draft Countdown is tracking from the Salukis (what a cool nickname) is guard ZeVeyon Furcron. He is a captain for SIU and plays left guard. On the first play of the game, Furcron saved the drive by diving on a fumble from a bad snap. He has a low center of gravity. Furcron has a good anchor in pass sets and is quick when he has to pull to the outside. I don’t see Furcron being selected but could see him making his way into a camp.

MISSOURI STATE BEARS

Just a few years ago, Dimitri Moore was an all-SEC level linebacker for Vanderbilt. Two seasons later, Moore is a reserve for Missouri State. Against Southern Illinois, he recorded one assisted tackle. To date, he has 11 tackles on the season (he has missed three games). As the old saying goes, oh how the mighty have fallen. Maybe there is still something there. However, I highly doubt a team will be spending a draft pick to find out.

MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

I got another look at edge rusher Dominique Robinson this week. My opinion of him is roughly the same. Quick around the edge in spurts. He finished the game with six tackles and two TFLs. A player we will be adding to our watchlist this week is WR Jack Sorenson. The 6’0” 192-pound senior is one of the leading receivers in the nation. He is a solid route runner and can get deep when called upon. Sorenson caught five balls against Buffalo for 112 yards and a score.

BUFFALO BULLS

LB James Patterson (brother of former Buffalo RB Jaret) is an aggressive downhill tackler. I don’t know how great of an athlete he is. For that matter, his brother wasn’t either. However, he is productive. Patterson recorded nine tackles (five solos) and one sack against Miami (OH). Speaking of Jaret Patterson, his replacement, Kevin Marks, didn’t have the greatest game. He may be injured; I am not sure. I just know that he only had six touches for 27 yards.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS

Offensive tackle Bernhard Raimann has continued his rise up my draft board this week. In my latest Top 100 that dropped yesterday, Raimann was my #31 overall player. His athleticism and power are on display in each and every rep he takes. Raimann should be on the Senior Bowl roster in two months and continue his ascent into the first-round conversation.

KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES

QB Dustin Crum had another productive passing outing. Against CMU, the senior passer completed 28/38 for 322 yards and two TD passes. Crum may not get drafted but I expect he will compete for a practice squad spot in August.

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