BobSaccamanno Posted October 2, 2019 Report Share Posted October 2, 2019 Much has been made of Allen providing an uptick in recruiting. One area in which we might see a big improvement is the number of pro players that are on our roster right now. No, we won’t be Clemson, Ohio State or Alabama where it’s an upset if any of their 22 starters doesn’t end up in the pros. But, our athleticism has improved to the point we should have more and more fun on draft day. Who do you see as pro prospects? Here are my thoughts: Tier one, highly likely Michael Penix. He’s very smooth as a freshman and has a full Arsenal in his skill set. Matthew Bedford. He looks like he’s got an NFL left tackle profile. Those guys are highly coveted. Peyton Hendershot. You see tight ends in the league and I think he compares favorably to many. Sampson James. Love the electricity and power. Tiawan Mullen this kid carries himself great and he’s an athlete with good confidence and athleticism. Tier two. Really good shot Whop Philyor. The kid is electric and very versatile. Cam Jones. This kid is a heat seeking missile and he plays with a nastiness and edge. His combo of power, speed, and intensity bodes well for him. Coy Cronk It might be at center or even guard, but i think he’s on an NFL roster Good size and athleticism and an insane amount of experience. Caleb Jones. He’s improved a ton which speaks well for the young man. His size and frame are ridiculous. I think NFL teams will give him a long look. Bryant Fitzgerald. This kid is a football player. Really wraps up well which is critical for a safety. Makes good reads. He’s still developing too. Stevie Scott. Too much production to ignore. Tier three: will get a long look so don’t rule them out Micah McFadden. Love this kid. He’s out there making plays Underestimate hi to your peril. Marcelino Ball. Kind of a tweener but if he runs ok he could be a strong safety or otherwise weak side LB if he gets bigger and stronger. Jerome Johnson. He moves well for an interior D tackle and he always makes plays. He has a ton of experience which will help his grade. James Head. We will see how he develops, and he’s got time, but his pass rush potential can get him to the next level if he keeps developing. Simon Stepaniak. Our line has been beleaguered but this kid is experienced and insanely strong. Love his frame and strength at guard. He’s got some nastiness too. James Miller. I like this kid every time he plays. He may get a look as a two down run stuffing inside linebacker. Jack Tuttle. Good prospect coming in. We will see how he develops but the raw tools are there. Logan Justus . He’s been lights out but there are only 32 jobs for kickers. A bit early to talk about some freshmen, but guys like Beau Robbins and Cameron Williams may very well be on this list someday. There are others who may garner good attention like CB Raheem Layne who is about as physical of a corner as I can remember at IU. CB Andre Brown has played a lot of high level football. Juan Harris is a massive DT and if he ever controlled his weight, NFL teams may be intrigued with his ability to plug the run. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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