There's been a ton of transfers that have been selected so far, but Darryl Monroe has been looked over for far too long. Somebody's taking him this round, but where will he end up?
156. Eastern Michigan Eagles
CB- Cassius Grady (NIU signee). Arlington, TX (Arlington). 247Sports: 75 (0.7583)
Like clockwork. Of the guys I targeted in these late rounds, Grady was one of 'em. If there's one position that I really wish EMU could be a positive on the team, it's cornerback. I think Grady is the type of corner that EMU has been wanting since Latarrius Thomas and Marlon Pollard.
There's not a ton of size with a 5-foot-10 and 175 pound frame, but the guy can absolutely play some football. -Alex Alvarado
157. Kent State Golden Flashes
RB- Myles Washington (Kent St. signee). New Orleans, LA (John Curtis). 247Sports: 78 (0.7956)
This may be one of my favorite players in the 2015 recruiting class. How can you not like a guy who played QB in high school despite being a running back his whole career, not to mention his hair. Washington is self-less and willing to put the team before himself as is evident with his willingness to play QB. Washington held an offer from Louisville so his talents did not go completely unnoticed throughout the recruiting process. All in all, Kent State is ecstatic to find Washington available in the 13th round. -Mike Karpinski
158. Miami RedHawks
LB- Carlos Clark (CMU signee). Belleville, MI (Belleville). 247Sports: 74 (0.7644)
The double digit rounds are where you search for depth and potential, and Carlos Clark has a chance to prove that he is a very economical diamond-in-the-rough.
Clark made a lot of noise in the state of Michigan in his junior year, as he was named to the Detroit Free Press Division 1 All-State team, Detroit Free Press all-area team, the Metro All-West team and first team all-conference honors while leading Belleville to a league title and a playoff appearance in 2013. It's really no surprise, given that Clark is an athlete of athletes, having lettered in three sports.
Clark is an absolute beast on the field, constantly moving and reading the offense for any sign of weakness and exploiting it. His 6'1", 215 lbs. frame makes him a perfect weak side linebacker, as he can use his quick eye and even quicker feet to break the line and pursue the ball, while still having the strength to tear down the would be tackler (yes, I said tear down; Clark is very aggressive with his run-stopping tackles.)
A 4.7 40 time looks a little slow, but after that irst step, it's good luck to the ball carrier. Clark, like most defensive players that would be drafted in this round, needs some work in coverage, but on running downs? You definitely want him defending the gaps. -James Jimenez
159. UMass Minutemen
TE- Artayvious Lynn (UMass signee). Bossier City, LA (Parkway). 247Sports: 74 (0.7400)
That's right, I took another recruit that actually is going to be a Minuteman. Lynn has all the measurables that you want in a receiving tight end. He's 6-6 and around 200 pounds. Being a basketball player in high school means he knows how to go up and high point the football based on his rebounding abilities. While UMass does have some good depth at TE despite losing Sifrin none have the athletic upside that Lynn provides. On top of that it has been rumored that he may also play basketball at UMass so why not kill two birds with one recruit. Don't say I never did anything for you Kellogg. -Max Moore
160. Akron Zips
WR- Jaquavis Dixon (Akron Zips). Oviedo, FL (Hagerty). 247Sports: 73 (0.7594)
Jaquavis Dixon adding Dixon to the 2015 Class is something Akron actually did in real life as well.
Dixon is a rangy athletic wide receiver from Orlando who continues to add depth. In order to win games in the MAC (the East especially) playmakers at all levels of the game are needed. While route running may be something to improve when he gets on campus, as well as gaining some more muscle mass on his 6-foot-2 180 pound frame. -Russ Johnson
161. Buffalo Bulls
TE- Matt Sybert (Buffalo signee). Traverse City, MI (St. Francis). 247Sports: 75 (0.7917)
At this point, it's such a crapshoot that I'm just taking my favorite guys from Buffalo's class. Sue me. Matt Seybert is a tight end from a small high school in Michigan who missed his senior season to a foot injury. I'm perhaps benefiting a bit from this pick getting delayed until after UB's spring games (hope you and your car are ok, Russ!), but think Matt's a good fit anyway. He's comparable in size to junior Mason Shreck and senior Matt Weiser, who are both going to get lots of targets in Lance Leipold's offense, and will hopefully step in once Weiser goes to the big football field in the sky. As a blocker, he also played defensive end in high school and is familiar with working in the trenches. -Matt Gritzmacher
162. Ball State Cardinals
TE- Austin Ervin (CMU signee). St. Johns, MI (St. Johns). 247Sports: 79 (0.7893)
Ervin garnered some interest from Big Ten schools, which makes him an attractive option this late in the draft. Great size (6'6", 235) and fantastic hands make Ervin a good pickup for a Pete Lembo offense that likes distribute the ball to a variety of receivers. Also, it always feels good to steal talent away from DMU. -Keith Scheessele
163. Ohio Bobcats
WR- Luke Mayock (Miami signee). Sugar Land, TX (Clements). 247Sports: 77 (0.7752)
Aside from having NFL blood in his family, Luke Mayock is a rare specimen when it comes to receivers. At 6-foot-5, 189 pounds, Mayock is a giant. He has OK speed, and is a good route-runner, but the size is what makes him valuable. NO defensive back can push him around. He racked up more than 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He gives the 'Cats a real endzone threat. -Sam Smucker
164. Central Michigan Chippewas
WR- Damon Terry (CMU signee). Lansing, MI (Everett). 247Sports: 78 (0.7950)
Terry will most likely see time on the offensive side of the ball, but he did play both sides in high school. He received a lot of interest from Michigan and Michigan State in addition to the directional Michigan schools, and received an offer from Chris Creighton before deciding to take his talents to Mount Pleasant.
Despite being smaller than the ideal wide receiver, he's got solid speed, great instincts, and a knack for getting open downfield. A lot of his success in high school came by running quick slants out of the slot, and it's this role that I expect him to excel in at the college level. Despite CMU's crowded corps of receivers, Terry could see some significant playing time during the 2015 season. -Max Lowe
165. Western Michigan Broncos
WR- Cody Tuttle (EMU signee). Thousand Oaks, CA (Moorpark College). 247Sports: 74 (0.7400)
Why wait for WMU to get to Detroit? Adding Tuttle to this offense with Corey Davis, Daniel Braverman, Kendrick Roberts and Kadeem Golbourne to round up the top part of the receiving corps, Tuttle is just another piece to give opposing secondaries a headache. It's hard to think that this wouldn't end up being a positive for the Broncos.
More of an H-back type of receiver as opposed to a tight end that usually comes out of the 3-pt stance, Tuttle's a big guy at 6-foot-4 up around 230 pounds. -Alex Alvarado
166. Toledo Rockets
WR- KJ Osborn (Buffalo signee). Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy). 247Sports: 80 (0.7852)
Osborn is a Wide Receiver Toledo plans on using all over the field. It has become clear that football in the MAC is a passing conference, and in order to win the MAC, it is going to take more than one good receiver to make plays. Enter KJ Osborn into the Rockets receiving corps. -Russ Johnson
167. Bowling Green Falcons
WR- Deric Phouthavong (BGSU signee). Columbus, OH (Hamilton Township). 247Sports: 74 (0.7756)
In the spread offense, you can never have enough playmakers, or the kind of guys you want to get the ball in their hands often. Wide receiver Deric Phouthavong is that kind of guy and could prove to be a steal this late in the draft. I am not sure who will be more upset this fall? Will it be defensive backs trying to cover him or play-by-play announcers trying to pronounce his last name?
At 6'3" and 195 pounds, he has the size to play immediately as big, physical target in the passing game. He had interest from Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue, as well as offers from numerous MAC schools. Scout was the only recruiting service to have him listed a as a three star recruit. He seems like one of those guys that we'll be wondering how people missed on him in a couple of years. -Randy Carpenter
168. Northern Illinois Huskies
LB- Darryl Monroe (Akron signee). Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips). 247Sports: NA (0.8156)
I don't mean to brag but I think this may be one of the best value picks in this entire draft. With LB Rasheen Lemon's future with NIU up in the air, the Huskies need to bring in someone with experience to help fill the void. Insert Darryl Monroe. Monroe is a Washington State graduate transfer who will be eligible to play immediately. In 2011, Monroe was a 3-star recruit coming out of high school and was rated the 73th linebacker in the class of 2011. Monroe put up respectable numbers at Washington State, tallying 244 tackles over 3 years. After redshirting his freshman year, Monroe burst onto the scene, earning himself All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention honors. Overall, Monroe fills a huge need and will most likely fill in for Lemon at linebacker. -Mike Karpinski
Oh right, Darryl Monroe. How did it take 13 rounds to snag him?
Monroe and Dixon make for the second and third names from the Akron signing class being heard so far this Draft. Hopefully they can have a few more names called in the 14th and 15th rounds.
Looks like most of us decided to help out our passing games too. Three of us decided to pick up a tight end, but six wide receivers were also taken.
Another round without a WMU name called, but they're still head and shoulders above of everybody else. Miami, however, did have a signee taken today, their 17th overall. If you haven't realized, Kent State's signing class has also been getting a ton of love throughout the draft, now with 15 players in total taken, just one behind Ohio.
Buffalo and CMU both tie with 14 signees taken, while BGSU and EMU remain tied with 11.