Every year, NCAA Division II has a presence in the NFL Draft. D-II stars like Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams will no doubt be selected this weekend.
However, what would the NFL Draft be like if teams could draft only Division II players?
Here’s a fun look at how the 2013 draft might go if that were the case. In this mock, only outgoing seniors are eligible.
Note: Inspiration for this mock draft comes from The Springfield News-Leader’s Matt Schoch, who recently did a mock draft using the high school seniors from his coverage area.
1. Kansas City Chiefs – OT Manase Foketi, West Texas A&M
The Chiefs seem locked in on the idea of drafting an offensive lineman, so this 6-5, 320-pound All-American should do just fine. He played one season at West Texas A&M after transferring from Kansas State.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – DT Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern
The Jaguars go with the best player on the board and pick up the NCAA Division II Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-3, 325-pound Williams would provide the Jaguars some needed strength up front.
3. Miami Dolphins – DE David Bass, Missouri Western
The Dolphins trade with the Oakland Raiders so they can select the 6-5, 275-pound defensive end from Missouri Western. The two-time All-American had 11.5 sacks his senior season.
4. Philadelphia Eagles – OT Ryan Schraeder, Valdosta State
New Eagles coach Chip Kelly is looking for an athletic offensive lineman, and he goes with the former basketball player from Valdosta State. He was an All-American at Valdosta after transferring from Butler Community College.
5. Detroit Lions – DE Rufus Johnson, Tarleton State
The Lions want a pass rusher, so they go with the 6-5, 257-pound All-American who posted 10 sacks his senior season.
6. Cleveland Browns – S Rontez Miles, California (Pa.)
The Browns need someone on the defensive side of the ball, picking the 6-1, 210-pound All-American safety with the sixth pick. Miles recorded four picks his senior season.
7. Arizona Cardinals – OT Luke Marquardt, Azusa Pacific
Marquardt missed some of the 2012 season with a foot injury, but the Cardinals can’t resist the potential of this 6-8, 320-pound offensive lineman.
8. St. Louis Rams – WR Charles Johnson, Grand Valley State
The Rams trade with the Buffalo Bills so they can pick up an impact wide receiver. Johnson, a transfer from Eastern Kentucky, had more than1,000 yards receiving his senior year.
9. New York Jets – DB Vernon Kearney, Lane
With Revis gone to Tampa Bay, the Jets need a defensive back. They go with Kearney, who has a good size-speed combo.
10. Tennessee Titans – C Eric Kush, California (Pa.)
The former offensive tackle found a home with the California at center. He is an athletic blocker with good feet.
11. San Diego Chargers – OT Michael Bowie, Northeastern State
12. Oakland Raiders – DB Jumal Rolle, Catawba
13. New York Jets – DE Ridge Wilson, West Alabama
14. Carolina Panthers – DE Ben Pister, Missouri Western
15. New Orleans Saints – FS Jeff Heath, Saginaw Valley State
16. Buffalo Bills – QB Peter Lalich, California (Pa.)
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – LB Ty Powell, Harding
18. San Francisco 49ers – DE/LB Armonty Bryant, East Central
19. Dallas Cowboys – OL Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State
20. Chicago Bears – OL Mark Jackson, Glenville State
21. Cincinnati Bengals – RB Michael Hill, Missouri Western
22. Atlanta Falcons – DB Don Unamba, Southern Arkansas
23. Minnesota Vikings – OL Edmund Kugbila, Valdosta State
24. Indianapolis Colts – DE Travis Chappelaar, Northwest Missouri State
25. Minnesota Vikings – SS Otha Foster, West Alabama
26. Green Bay Packers – WR Jason Thompson, New Haven
27. Houston Texans – WR Chris Bowden, Wingate
28. Denver Broncos – OL Ryan Jensen, CSU-Pueblo
29. Minnesota Vikings – RB Khiry Robinson, West Texas A&M
30. St. Louis Rams – OL Roszell Gayden, Winona State
31. Dallas Cowboys – OL Garth Heikkinen, Minnesota-Duluth
32. Baltimore Ravens – DB Matt Pierce, Valdosta State