After the 2010 NFL Draft, there weren’t many players from Mid-American conference headed to the NFL. The conference isn’t known for producing NFL-caliber players, but there are a few standout prospects who could have a shot at making a name for themselves. Here is a list of the schools, the players from those schools that were drafted, and what they bring to the table for the teams that drafted them.
Unfortunately, Akron did not have any players drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Although Ball State did not have any players drafted, defensive end Brandon Crawford signed to the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent and is competing for a roster spot.
Although Bowling Green did not have any players drafted, quarterback Tyler Sheehan signed to the Houston Texans and wide receiver Freddie Barnes signed to the Chicago Bears as undrafted free agents and are competing for roster spots.
James Starks, Running Back, Green Bay Packers
His draft stock dropped dramatically after missing his entire senior season due to an injury. With the Packers, he will be able to prove his worth and could compete for a backup running back role right away with the potential that he had shown during his time at Buffalo.
Dan LeFevour, Quarterback, Chicago Bears
An outstanding athlete with a strong arm and good leadership skills, LeFevour has the potential to be one of the better quarterbacks to come out of the 2010 NFL Draft. He will be able to learn behind Jay Cutler and could prove to someday be a strong quarterback at the NFL level.
Antonio Brown, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown has outstanding speed and had a knack for making big plays at Central Michigan, hooking up plenty of times with LeFevour. With the Steelers, he should be able to push for some playing time from day one with their inconsistent lineup of receivers.
Unfortunately, Eastern Michigan did not have any players drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Jameson Konz, Wide Receiver, Seattle Seahawks
Despite having a somewhat average college career, Konz worked his way onto draft boards with a stellar pro day workout. With tremendous work and lots of good coaching, Konz stands a chance at becoming a solid NFL player.
Although Miami (Oh) did not have any players drafted, safety John Busing signed to the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent and is competing for a roster spot.
Although Northern Illinois did not have any players drafted, offensive guard Jason Onyebuagu signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent and is competing for a roster spot.
Although Temple did not have any players drafted, offensive tackles Devin Tyler and Steve Maneri signed to the Arizona Cardinals and the Houston Texans respectively, and defensive tackle Andre Neblett signed to the Carolina Panthers as undrafted free agents and are competing for roster spots.
Although Toledo did not have any players drafted, wide receiver Stephen Williams signed to the Arizona Cardinals and safety Barry Church signed to the Dallas Cowboys as undrafted free agents and are competing for roster spots.
Although Western Michigan did not have any players drafted, quarterback Tim Hiller signed to the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent and is competing for a roster spot.
So here are the names of the Mid-American football players looking to make a name for themselves in the NFL. Although talent isn’t spewing from every team in this conference, there are a few promising names that should be able to prosper if they are given the time and coaching that they need. Only time will tell if they can handle the challenge.