I write about college athletics, so I am not going to pretend to know which NFL teams need what players, their salary cap issues, who they want in free agency and all that. I perused the internet this morning on sites that I respect, and mostly cherry picked the highest draft position for our favorite conference.
Actually, USA Today had him going 10th to the Buffalo Bills, but why not let Mr. Davis play a short trip down the road from his college team? Plus, the Lions taking a WR in the first round ALWAYS makes sense.
42. Taylor Moton, OL, Western Michigan Broncos, to the New Orleans Saints. Moton was a second rounder in all three mocks. In fact, other than Davis, he was the only other MACster to get fake selected in the first two rounds.
72. Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio University Bobcats, to the New England Patriots. Going to the Pats would be ideal for any player. To learn under Belichek while competing for Super Bowl titles has to be every young player’s dream.
80. Blair Brown, CB, Ohio University Bobcats, to the Indianapolis Colts. Brown was a 3rd, 4th and 5th rounder in each of the drafts.
85. Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo Rockets, to the Detroit Lions. The Willoughby, Ohio native went to play down the road for Toledo. It’s quite possible he will now move a short drive down the road to play for the Lions. To get paid to play football near your hometown has to be every young man’s fantasy, and I am sure he is willing to sacrifice playing in Detroit to make that dream a reality.
117. Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo Rockets, to the Chicago Bears. We aren’t certain who is going to be throwing passes for the Bears. That might be a good thing for the big tight end. Unsure QBs tend to throw to the biggest target.
168. Collin Buchanan, OL, Miami RedHawks, to the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders were looking great until they lost Derek Carr to injury. Another mock had Buchanan as Mr. Irrelevant.
221. Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo Rockets, to the Chicago Bears. You can’t teach the size and speed of Hester, so it makes sense someone will give him a shot.
245. Storm Norton, OL, Toledo Rockets, to the Kansas City Chiefs.
252. Keion Adams, Western Michigan Broncos, to the Denver Broncos. Maybe he can take Row the Boat to the mountains and inspire a different set of Broncos.
According to the experts, that would give the MAC 12 draftees this year. It was a fun year to follow the MAC, and the number of selections bears that out.