David Fluellen / RB / Toledo
Fluellen ran for almost 1,500 yards and 13 TD's in only 11 games in 2012 during his first season as the starting running back. He's never averaged below 5 YPC throughout his career, even during limited action as a sophomore and freshman. Had 3 games in which he surpassed the 200 yard rushing mark against MAC competition. Best back the Rockets have had in the backfield since Jalen Parmele. Fluellen is a little better prospect. Pretty decent receiver out of the backfield.
Zurlon Tipton / RB / Central Michigan
Another big, physical, MAC runningback that rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 19 TD's. Another big season should have him as mid-round prospect. Reminds me a little bit of another former MAC running back James Starks when he came out of Buffalo in 2010.
Branden Oliver / RB / Buffalo
Another MAC running back that is familiar with carrying the load. Reminds me a lot of Bobby Rainey (W. Kentucky). Only played in 8 games in 2012 as he battled injuries all season. Rushed for almost 1,400 yards and 13 TD's as a sophomore in 2011. Squatty, powerful little back with a low center of gravity and the strength to break arm tackles. Doesn't provide defenders much of a target to tackle. His 12 career 100 yard rushing games has already tied him for 2nd in school history the formerly mentioned James Starks. Oliver will stand alone in this category at some point during his upcoming Senior season.
He's a Miami kid that was a 3-star RB recruit coming out of high school and ended up in the MAC. Had offers from a few Sun-Belt schools in the state of Florida.
He really impressed me watching him take on a defense full of NFL prospects when he carried the ball 30 times against Georgia for over 100 yards and a touchdown in the season opener.
Dri Archer / RB-WR-KR / Kent St.
That's right, yet another MAC running back. Except this one is an undersized, explosive playmaker whose versatility will be his ticket to an NFL roster. Rushed for 1,429 yards and 16 TD's as a Junior... essentially averaged 9 yards per carry. Added another 561 yards and 4 TD's receiving, while leading the Golden Flashes in receptions with 39. Averaged over 34 yards per kick return with 3 returned for touchdowns.
The most explosive offensive weapon in the MAC. Ironically, he's also likely to have the most disparity in regards to his draft stock by the time everyone starts looking at him leading up to the 2014 draft due to his size, and the fact that he'll be a luxury pick. However, there's no doubt that he's going to be the player with the most "highlight" videos in the MAC conference.
Keith Wenning / QB / Ball St.
Wenning was a 3-star pro style quarterback recruit that was overlooked by the Big-10, came in and started as a true freshman for Ball St. Intelligent and accurate signal caller that will be a 4 year starter when he enters the 2014 draft. Wenning and Jahwan Edwards give Ball St. the most balanced offensive attack in the MAC. He's a kid that gets better every year. Underrated quarterback.
Alex Amidon / WR / Boston College
Broke out last season as a Junior and set school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210) while tacking on 7 TD's. Word is he's a film junkie and one of the hardest working kids on BC's roster. Lit up several ACC opponents that featured so NFL talent in the secondary... including Miami, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. Hauled in 25 passes, for 460 yards, and 3 TD's in those 3 games alone. Pay attention to where they line him up against the opposition's top secondary talent. This kid can play.
Sterling Griffin / WR / South Florida
Very talented receiver that has had his career derailed by injuries. Injured his knee last year in the second game of the year against Nevada and was lost for the season. This is the third major injury Griffin has suffered in the past three years. He missed the entire 2010 season after dislocating his ankle in offseason workouts, and missed four games in 2011 with a broken foot. I believe he's one of the best receivers in the country when he's healthy.
Shakir Bell / RB / Indiana St.
1. David Fales - San Jose St.
2. Derek Carr - Fresno St.
3. Zach Mettenberger - LSU
4. Aaron Murray - Georgia
5. Tajh Boyd - Clemson
6. A.J. McCarron - Alabama
7. Stephen Morris - Miami
8. Jimmy Garappolo - Eastern Illinois
9. Jeff Mathews - Cornell
10. Keith Wenning - Ball St.
11. Chase Rettig - Boston College
12. Bryn Renner - North Carolina
13. Kurt Hess - Youngstown St.
14. Corey Robinson - Troy
15. Tom Savage - Pittsburg
16. Keith Price - Washington
Quarterbacks (Athletes): These QB's could be asked to play other positions
1. Logan Thomas - Virginia Tech
2. Brandon Mitchell - N.C. State
3. Taylor Martinez - Nebraska