5 Most Intriguing Offensive Draft Prospects from FCS

FCS Offensive Draft Prospects

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Five non-FBS players were drafted within the first three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft and all five played offense. There won't be a shortage of offensive talent in 2015 either. Here are five of the most intriguing prospects to watch on offense.

5. Tre McBride (WR-William & Mary)

Tre McBride William & Mary
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5. Tre McBride (WR-William & Mary)

Tre McBride William & Mary
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Tre McBride is one of the most explosive players in the FCS. Last season, he averaged over 127 yards per game as the school's leading receiver and kick returner. McBride may have trouble against physical defenders at the next level, but could find a role as a returner and possible slot receiver. He will likely be a rookie free agent, but his speed makes him worthy of a shot in training camp.

4. MyCole Pruitt (TE-Southern Illinois)

MyCole Pruitt Southern Illinois
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4. MyCole Pruitt (TE-Southern Illinois)

MyCole Pruitt Southern Illinois
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MyCole Pruitt is already the Salukis' career leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end. While his numbers will appeal to NFL decision makers, his size will not. Every TE drafted in 2014 is at least an inch taller than Pruitt, who is listed at 6-foot-3. He's an above average blocker, so his best chance to make a team will be as an H-Back where he can make plays out of the backfield.

3. Andrew Manley (QB-Eastern Illinois)

Andrew Manley Eastern Illinois
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3. Andrew Manley (QB-Eastern Illinois)

Andrew Manley Eastern Illinois
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Andrew Manley will look to join fellow EIU quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo in the NFL. Manley will begin his first season as a starter for the Panthers after starting 19 games for New Mexico State from 2010-12. He has plenty of arm strength to succeed in the NFL, but needs to improve his accuracy in order to be drafted. His first game this season will come against Minnesota, a school he defeated while playing for the Aggies.

2. David Johnson (RB-Northern Iowa)

David Johnson Northern Iowa
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2. David Johnson (RB-Northern Iowa)

David Johnson Northern Iowa
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David Johnson looks more like a fullback than a running back when watching his tape. Weighing close to 230 pounds, Johnson can run over and around defenders with ease at the FCS level. What makes him a potential mid-round pick is his ability to change direction and find the open running lanes. Even in a deep running back class, Johnson could go as early as the third round.

1. Bryan Bennett (QB-Southeastern Louisiana)

Bryan Bennett Southeastern Louisiana
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1. Bryan Bennett (QB-Southeastern Louisiana)

Bryan Bennett Southeastern Louisiana
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Bryan Bennett lost the Oregon starting job to Marcus Mariota in 2012. After sitting behind the Heisman hopeful, Bennett transferred to Southeastern Louisiana. In 2013, Bennett threw for 3,165 yards, ran for 1,046 yards and scored 37 total touchdowns. The dual-threat QB is a powerful runner and passer. If he can improve on his 61 percent completion percentage, Bennett could be the fastest rising QB in the draft.


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