For a lot of FCS products, these strong performances get more scouts' eyes on their film. An example would be Nicholls wide receiver Damion Jeanpiere Jr. His times and marks at his Pro Day caught a lot of attention and Jeanpiere Jr. has now moved his way into a projected seventh-round draft pick or an undrafted free agent rookie deal.
[divider]MORE NFL Draft:
Nineteen players were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. NFLDraftScout currently projects 20 players from the subdivision as 2019 draft picks.
^ indicates a player's projected round has risen since our February update, which can be found here.
|Alex Wesley||N. Col.||WR||41st||7-FA^|
|Damion Jeanpiere Jr.||Nicholls||WR||44th||7-FA^|
|Joshua Miles||Morgan St.||OG||21st||7-FA^|
|Chidi Okeke||Tenn. St.||OT||19th||7-FA|
|Iosua Opeta||Weber St.||OG||13th||6-7^|
|Keelan Doss||UC Davis||WR||24th||5-6^|
|Tytus Howard||Alabama St.||OT||14th||5^|
|Jazz Ferguson||Northwestern St.||WR||19th||4-5^|
Top 5 Prospects:
5. Drew Forbes, Southeast Missouri St. OG
Projected: 4th-5th Round^
NFLDraftScout ranks Forbes the 8th best offensive guard prospect. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder has seen his draft stock skyrocket since his senior season ended. His Pro Day showed just how athletic he is, running a 7.59-second 3-cone drill (would have been Top 10 for OL at the Combine) and a 4.87-second 40-yard dash, which would have been the fastest time at the Combine for an o-lineman.
4. Jordan Brown, South Dakota St. CB
Projected: 4th Round^
Brown is the 16th best cornerback prospect, per NFLDraftScout. “It’s a huge blessing," Brown told HERO Sports. "Not a lot of people get to this point. I sit back and realize that everything is right there in front of you. Honestly, everything is right in your hands. No one can run fast for you. No one can interview well for you. It’s all in your hands and that’s a good feeling to know it’s all on your back and you have to go out there and give it your all every day.”
3. Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois DT
Projected: 4th Round
The 6-foot-2, 310-pounder is ranked the 12th best defensive tackle prospect by NFLDraftScout. Saunders was described as dominant during the week of the Senior Bowl and tested well at the NFL Combine.
2. Easton Stick, North Dakota St. QB
Projected: 4th Round^
For most of the NFL Draft process, Stick has been ranked right around the 13th best QB prospect and a 6th-7th round projection by a majority of the national websites that cover the draft. NFLDraftScout has elevated Stick's projection and now ranks him the 9th best quarterback. Stick showed his athleticism at the Combine and it's a safe assumption he's impressing teams with any 1-on-1 meetings.
1. Nasir Adderley, Delaware FS
Projected: 2nd Round
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NFLDraftScout ranks Adderley the 2nd best free safety prospect and the top prospect coming from the FCS. Adderley is high on just about everyone's draft boards. He has been limited in front of scouts with some injuries, the latest being a hamstring injury at his Pro Day. But his Senior Bowl performance solidified his spot in the first or second round.