Chad Muma, LB Wyoming
Chad Muma is heading to the Senior Bowl following a dominant 2021 season. Muma was all over the field this year as one of the most explosive tacklers in the country. Once off the radar, Chad Muma is now in contention for a day two draft pick.
Deven Thompkins, WR Utah State
Deven Thompkins topped 100 yards receiving in leading Utah State to a victory over Oregon State. Deven Thompkins has size limitations, so he likely will be a day three draft pick. Thompkins is explosive–he can become an immediate threat in the slot position and on special teams.
Isaiah Bowser, RB Central Florida
Isaiah Bowser played the role of workhorse back in leading the Knights to their first-ever victory over Florida. Bowser is now healthy following an injury-riddled season and could put together an off-season to garner attention from NFL draft scouts.
Jayshon Jackson, WR Ball State
Jayshon Jackson took off in the second half of the season, culminating in 146 yards receiving and a touchdown in the Camellia Bowl. Jackson could show well and wind up drafted.
Zion Johnson, IOL Boston College
Zion Johnson has elevated his level of play throughout the season. Johnson has played the left tackle position for Boston College, but most draft pundits believe he will kick inside to offensive guard. Johnson has a legit shot at being selected in the 1st round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Ikem Ekwonu, OT/IOL NC State
Ickey Ekwonu has been the most physical and dominant offensive lineman in college football all season long. Ekwonu has gone from a fascination to a potential 1st rounder, to a legit top-five pick.
Daniel Faalele, OT Minnesota
Daniel Faalele still needs further development, but there is no arguing the tools. Faalele is a gargantuan human at 6’9 380 lbs. Offensive line coaches will want to coach him up at the next level.
Ahmad Gardner, CB Cincinnati
Although Cincinnati was defeated by Alabama–the Bearcats defense stood up. Ahmad Gardner did not give up a touchdown all season long, and his confidence grew every week.
Nakobe Dean, LB Georgia
It was impossible to watch Georgia/Michigan and not be impressed with Nakobe Dean. The Bulldogs linebacker has a range for days and was all over the field. It would be a mild-upset at this point if Nakobe Dean is not a 1st round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Jaquan Brisker, S Penn State
Jaquan Brisker was off the draft radar entering the 2021 season. Brisker played so well that teams stopped throwing the ball in his part of the field.