DE Ethan Westbrooks! Division II player needs coaching! I did not find film on this guy. But it seems to be teachable.
He dominated the Division II ranks, flashing impressive pass rush skills for a player at his level. Westbrooks is very unpolished and unrefined, but there is a certain high reward for the coaching staff that can corral his raw talent. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
Westbrooks dominated at the lower level of competition but enjoyed a strong week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game, demonstrating the combination of explosiveness, agility and tenacity to earn top 100 consideration. Westbrooks comes with plenty of red flags but could prospect under Smith's guidance. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
Westbrooks was named the Ron Lenz Division II National Defensive Player of the Year as he had 19.5 sacks coming within one sack of the NCAA Division II record as he earned multiple All-America accolades in his first season as a Buffalo. - West Texas A&M football
FB Kadeem Jones- Not much on his 2013 work...lack there of?
Jones has seen action in 11 games, earning three starts against Troy, Georgia State and Army. He had two carries in the regular season for 19 yards, with both rushes coming in the Morgan State game.
Jones proved to be a dynamic option out of the backfield, finishing second on the team with six touchdowns (three rushing, three receiving). He averaged over 4.5 yards per carry for the second-straight year, ending the season with 84 yards rushing on just 17 carries. Jones was the fourth-leading receiver for the Hilltoppers, reeling in 14 catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns. He paved the way for another record-breaking rusher, leading Antonio Andrews to a single-season record 1,728 rushing yards. It marked the second-straight season Jones led WKU's primary workhorse to over 1,690 yards rushing. He appeared in 11-of-13 games, earning nine starts on the year. Jones caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and added eight yards rushing in WKU's season-opening win over Austin Peay on Sept. 1. He hauled in two catches for 33 yards at top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 8. Jones tied a Hilltopper high with four catches in win at Kentucky on Sept. 15, gaining 23 yards on his receptions. He racked up a career-high 42 yards rushing on just one carry against Southern Miss on Sept. 22. He added 17 receiving yards against the Eagles, including a two-yard touchdown. Jones helped pave the way to 243 rushing yards in conference-opening win at Arkansas State on Sept. 29. He recorded the third multi-touchdown performance of his career in a nationally-televised win over Troy on Oct. 11. Both touchdowns came in the third quarter with one coming off an 18-yard catch and the other coming on a one-yard dive play. Jones was one of three Hilltoppers to find the end zone in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl versus Central Michigan on Dec. 26, punching it in from the goal line for the go-ahead score late in the third quarter.
S Avery Cunningham- Could not find film on him yet. We will watch him learn...perhaps?Positive: Three-year starter who's consistently been one of the top tacklers at Central Michigan. Aggressive, hard-hitting safety with marginal size and speed for the next level. Quick up the field, displays a closing burst, and works hard to defend the run. Tough, attacks runners, and willingly throws his pads into the pile. Displays a solid change of direction, lateral burst, and quickly closes to the play. Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills. Guesses wrong, consistently gets caught out of position, and inefficient. Analysis: Cunningham plays like a traditional strong safety but has cornerback size. He'll struggle to make it at the next level unless he shows skill on special teams. WR Austin Franklin- check his stats. Always need to teach and coach! Key player: New Mexico State’s biggest impact player, wide receiver Austin Franklin, put up 1,245 receiving yards on 74 receptions last season. But the junior, a Dallas native, was ruled academically ineligible on Aug. 9 and must redshirt this season.
|2013 GAME LOG||RECEIVING||RUSHING|
|8/31||@Texas||L 56-7||No statistics available.|
|9/7||Minnesota||L 44-21||No statistics available.|
|9/14||UTEP||L 42-21||No statistics available.|
|9/21||@UCLA||L 59-13||No statistics available.|
|9/28||San Diego State||L 26-16||2||18||9.0||10||0||0||0||0.0||0||0|
|10/5||@New Mexico||L 66-17||3||28||9.3||18||0||1||2||2.0||2||0|
|10/26||Abilene Christian||W 34-29||11||122||11.1||37||0||1||8||8.0||8||0|
|11/9||Boston College||L 48-34||10||145||14.5||49||2||3||22||7.3||12||0|
|11/23||@Florida Atlantic||L 55-10||4||58||14.5||32||0||1||9||9.0||9||0|
TE Alex Bayer-could be a sleeper with help. Blocker and under the wire goal line "sneaky".
But now I may have found the best reference point to these and others we have signed.
Sorry for all the cut and paste. But I need input! What have you guys and gals seen?