Are there any more favorable first-year transfers out there? I mean, it took 13 rounds for one of us to finally get Darryl Monroe, there's bound to be a few more out there.
170. Eastern Michigan Eagles
WR- Cedric Asseh (Miami signee). Loganville, GA (Grayson). 247Sports: 77 (0.7826)
Cedric Asseh has the ability to grow into a top-receiver role. If not, then it's probably because there'd end up being really good depth at that position.
Aside from Darrion Landry being picked in the second round and running back Alex Grace in the seventh, this is the only other skilled offensive pick that I've made this draft. I think Asseh's got a really high ceiling and could be a very productive receiver in the MAC if nothing else. His size and speed remind me of Titus Davis if we're being blunt here, but that doesn't mean he'll end up having the same career as Davis. I've just got high hopes for the kid. -Alex Alvarado
171. Kent State Golden Flashes
TE- Tyler Mabry (Buffalo signee). Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy). 247Sports: 76 (0.7793)
At this point in the draft, I figured drafting a tight end couldn't hurt. It was just a matter of which one. Tyler Mabry made that choice rather easy as he will be a great red zone target for the Golden Flashes. At 6-foot-4 245 pounds, Mabry has the potential to develop into a top red zone target during his collegiate career. Mabry didn't have a lot of hype coming out of high school and actually flipped his commitment from Southern Illinois to Buffalo at the last minute(in real life), however he's a guy who has a high ceiling and in the 14th round there's not much more you can ask for. -Mike Karpinski
172. Miami RedHawks
K- Jameson Vest (Toledo signee). Fairburn, GA (Our Lady of Mercy Catholic). 247Sports: 72 (0.7743)
Let's get this out of the way: Jameson Vest is a kicker with a funny name.
With that said, Vest seems to be a pretty good kickoff specialist, having the vast majority of his kickos ruled touchbacks, a key componet to special teams play. He also has experience place kicking and punting, so he has versatility. Vest will have to work on his long field goal accuracy, as he was under a 50% clip, but he has the leg to turn into a good product.
With the state of college kicking and the MAC's infamous tendency for wildly inconsistent kickers, depth at the position is not a bad idea. (Here's looking to you, UMass.) -James Jimenez
173. UMass Minutemen
CB- Marquis Howard (NIU signee). Montgomery, AL (Lee). 247Sports: 79 (0.7900)
More corner help here. Also I love recruits that come from the south where the more series football is played (sorry y'all). Howard is listed at 6-1 on 247sports and again I love tall corners. If the Seahawks like it than it most be a pretty good model. Again this is a depth pick and you really can never have too many DBs. -Max Moore
174. Akron Zips
S- Trayshon Foster (NIU signee). Tuscaloosa, AL (Tuscaloosa Academy). 247Sports: 79 (0.7894)
While the secondary is not a significant strength or weakness, in order to compete and win the games we have been unable to do in the past several years, the Zips need more defensive backs. at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Foster is starting out with a good from, and he still has plenty of room to grow while on campus.
Foster, a S from Tuscaloosa, AL committed to Northern Illinois over an offer from near by South Alabama and other interest from schools in the area such as Georgia Southern and Georgia State. -Russ Johnson
175. Buffalo Bulls
WR/S- Dev Lamour (Buffalo signee). Montreal, QC (Vanier College). 247Sports: 73 (0.7483)
I needed another passcatcher, I guess. I feel guilty about the fact that two UAB transfers didn't make it onto the draft board we're all using, so while I would have taken Collin Lisa, I'll live without him. Beyond that, for only the second time this draft, the guy I was targeting actually went. Two guys in fact. So while Buffalo looks like they're going to use Dev Lamour as a defensive back, I'll put him in as some WR depth. He's played a good deal on both sides of the ball and with current UB sophomore QB Chris Merchant in Canadian camps and offseason 7-on-7 ball. -Matt Gritzmacher
176. Ball State Cardinals
OG- Jack Kramer (BGSU signee). Plainfield, IL (Plainfield North). 247Sports: 74 (0.7948)
Kramer is a Bowling Green recruit, who played high school ball in the very underrated Chicagoland Metro area. The suburbs of Chicago are almost always forgotten when it comes to recruiting, and Kramer is no exception. At 6' 3", 283, he has division I quality size and is able to matchup well with nearly any OL. -Sam Barloga
177. Ohio Bobcats
RB- Nevone McCrimmon (Toledo signee). Baltimore, MD (Mt. St. Joseph). 247Sports: 81 (0.8206)
Nevone McCrimmon is a 6-foot, 213-pound wrecking ball of a running back. A solid 3 star recruit, he probably flew under the radar in this draft because he's greyshirting at Toledo this year. He's strong, has good speed (4.43 40), plus quickness and an explosive first step. McCrimmon is powerful enough to carry the load for Ohio, and still elusive and quick enough to bust off the occasional highlight. He is the kind of back you'd build in a laboratory. -Sam Smucker
178. Central Michigan Chippewas
DE- Max Morris (NIU signee). West De s Moines, IA (Dowling Catholic). 247Sports: 76 (0.7644)
Not the fastest defensive end you'll ever see, but his tackling fundamentals are sound and he's consistently able to beat guys to the outside. I would not be surprised to see him bulk up during his first year and move to defensive tackle. Morris is probably the biggest project I've taken in this draft, but with proper development I like his chances of becoming an impact player on the defensive line. -Max Morris
179. Western Michigan Broncos
TE- Derek Lee (BGSU signee). Maize, KS (Butler CC). 247Sports: 72 (0.7659)
Oh be quiet, this tight end has more TD passes in college than any quarterback taken this draft.
Lee only goes to schools where they win championships. Previously with North Dakota State then Butler CC, Lee's that one piece you need to make it to Detroit. Can be a tight end or fullback, Lee found most playing time at Butler CC. One passing TD, four rushing TDs and two receiving all under 100 total yards, his name ougtha be called in goal line situations in 2015.
Cool, I've got another goal line option in the air (Lee is 6-foot-4, as is Cody Tuttle), more depth at running back, offensive line help. Has the West been won yet? -Alex Alvarado
180. Toledo Rockets
QB- Tom Flacco (WMU signee). Voorhees, NJ (Eastern). 247Sports: NA (NA)
Notice that last name? Flacco? Are they related? To start things off, yes they are. With the second to last signee for the 2015 class, Toledo has added Flacco to the team. In this passing league that is the MAC West, it is crucial for the Rockets to be able to rely on a QB to make plays as well as have confidence in his decision making. Both of those ring true in the case of Tom Flacco.
Flacco committed to PJ Fleck and Western Michigan, however many experts had expected him to end up at Temple. -Russ Johnson
181. Bowling Green Falcons
OL- Grant Williamson (Ball St. signee). New Castle, IN (New Prarie). 247Sports: 72 (0.7854)
Does it matter which side of the line you play on? I am not talking about the left side or the right side. I am talking about the offensive side or the defensive side. Games are usually won in the trenches by the team the controls the line of scrimmage. So why not take a player that has excelled on both side of the ball in high school and let it play out in college?
That’s exactly what I have done taking Grant Williamson with this pick. The recruiting services are split on which side of the ball his future will hold in college. Some have him listed as an offensive guard and some as a defensive tackle. At 6’4" and 2665 pounds, Williamson has the frame to do either. No matter where he lands, this three star Scout recruit will impact the games he plays in. -Randy Carpenter
182. Northern Illinois Huskies
WR- Rickie Cooper (Akron signee). Hallandale, FL (Hallandale). 247Sports: 79 (0.7966)
Too bad this didn't happen in real life. Cooper, a one-time NIU commit, wound up signing with Akron in real life, however he's a great fit in NIU's offense. Cooper has some pretty high goals for himself during his time in college and that's something that stood out to me. Cooper told Hustle Belt shortly after his Akron commitment that he wants to "set some WR records since they really haven't had a major WR come out lately." Although Cooper may not break any records at NIU, he can develop into a reliable receiver for Rod Carey and his staff. -Mike Karpinski
WE ARE DOWN TO ONE MORE ROUND.
The WMU greyshirt marks as their 21st player taken for the Draft, as Miami is still trails by three with their 18th signee taken. Toledo had two players (including their kicker!) taken this round, upping their total to 17.
Northern Illinois had three signees taken today, all of which were defensive talents. Actually, they were the only defensive-only players taken this round since Matt G. wants to use Dev Lamour as a wide receiver instead of a safety. NIU now has 16 players taken in the Draft, as does Buffalo and Ohio.