Gene's draft style was filled with small school prospects some who panned out, (Cecil Shorts,Russel Allen)t hen the others whom have dropped out of the league. In honor of gene I have highlighted many small school prospects for this years draft.
Dri Archer is a junior rb/wr/kr/pr out of Kent St. He has yet to declare but he is a great small school prospect who has been rumored to run in the 4.2 range his film supports this and he showcases great elusiveness and elite speed. He is undersized at 5'9 175 especially for a RB which is his main position but his burst and cutback ability make up for his size and make him a very small target for defenders.
Brian Winters a fellow teammate of Dri Archer is a LT. He has great size at 6'5 310 he is an excellent blocker and mauls rushers looking to bend the edge. He has dominated much of his competition and even held his own against Alabama.
Ray Ray Armstrong has been forgotten since his dismissal from Miami but he was the top ranked safety going into this season at 6'2 220 he has good size and had solid play while at miami.
Aron Melette has had a standout season at elon and was even invited to the senior bowl. He recorded 97 receptions 18 td's and over 1000 yards receiving in his senior campaign. He is a big receiver at 6'3 210-215 range and has a reported 40 time of 4.5 .
Jasper collins out of mount union. He is listed at 6'0 185 he played in 11 games accumulated 67 catches for 844 yards & 13 touchdowns. He also had a 4 td game against Heidelberg.
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