NFL draft rewind


Here is a final tally of where non-AQ players landed in the NFL draft. Thirty-nine players from non-AQ FBS teams were drafted. TCU had the most players taken with five. Here are the other schools with multiple players selected:

Boise State: 3

Hawaii: 3

Idaho: 3

Nevada: 3

Fresno State: 2

San Diego State: 2

Temple: 2

UCF: 2

Note: Fresno State receiver Jamel Hamler and Southern Miss receiver DeAndre Brown did not get drafted after opting to leave school early.

Mr. Irrelevant went to Rice defensive end Cheta Ozougwu.

First round

No. 30, Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets

ESPN.com says: Wilkerson is an unusual 3-4 DE because he is more than just a run stopper with his 9.5 sacks a year ago. He should start immediately in this front seven and fill a huge gap at DE, where they have struggled recently.

Second round

No. 35 TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

ESPN.com says: Dalton is a guy the Bengals can build around, and he will fit in very well in Jay Gruden's West Coast offense.

No. 36 Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Nevada Wolf Pack

ESPN.com says: Kaepernick has a great upside, although like Alex Smith, he has to make a huge transition from an unorthodox college offense to a pro-style offense. The 49ers will run a West Coast style, but the huge question is do they talk Alex Smith into coming back to develop Kaepernick or cut ties and throw the rookie into the fire?

No. 44 Boise State receiver Titus Young, Detroit Lions

ESPN.com says: Young looks like the perfect guy to line up in the slot in the Lions' three-wide package, and his quickness and yards after the catch could give them added versatility.

No. 54 Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett, Philadelphia Eagles

ESPN.com says: Jarrett is not necessarily a game-changer but could be a solid SS, good in run support and decent in zone coverages.

Third round

No. 66 Nevada linebacker Dontay Moch, Cincinnati Bengals

ESPN.com says: Moch likely will line up at the SLB, and although the Bengals like their outside guys, he adds depth and versatility,

No. 69 FAU tight end Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals

ESPN.com says: Housler will bring them an H-back type pass-catcher who should really upgrade them on third down and in the red zone.

No. 78 Boise State receiver Austin Pettis, St. Louis Rams

ESPN.com says: Pettis will give them a tall presence in the red zone and on third down and he can be the go-to guy in key situations.

No. 82 San Diego State receiver Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers

ESPN.com says: While Brown might not be elite, Philip Rivers will like him because he'll run good routes and be a nice target. But he's not explosive.

No. 83 Troy receiver Jerrel Jernigan, New York Giants

ESPN.com says: Jernigan is not necessarily a big-play guy but he can work out of the slot, create yards after the catch and give them some return ability.

No. 85 UCF offensive lineman Jah Reid, Baltimore Ravens

ESPN.com says: With this pick, look for the Ravens to try to develop him as their RT and leave Oher on the left side.

No. 90 Utah State cornerback Curtis Marsh, Philadelphia Eagles

ESPN.com says: The No. 1 need for this team was CB and Marsh is a perfect fit in the style of defense they play.

No. 96 Hawaii running back Alex Green, Green Bay Packers

ESPN.com says: This is a great offense without a consistent run game and Green is a versatile back who can catch well and be another target for Aaron Rodgers.

Fourth round

No. 112 Hawaii receiver Greg Salas, St. Louis Rams

ESPN.com says: Much like their third-round pick Austin Pettis, Salas is a good route runner and he really works well in the middle of the field.

No. 121 Wyoming safety Chris Prosinski, Jacksonville Jaguars

ESPN.com says: The Jags could use two new guys and more depth and Prosinski is a step in the right direction.

No. 131 New Mexico State cornerback Davon House, Green Bay Packers

ESPN.com says: Although not a major need, House fits nicely into the Packers' defensive scheme as a press corner who will play a lot of man coverages.

Fifth round

No. 132 Hawaii receiver Kealoha Pilares, Carolina Panthers

No. 138 TCU offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, New England Patriots

No. 143 Buffalo cornerback Josh Thomas, Dallas Cowboys

No. 144 Idaho safety Shiloh Keo, Houston Texans

No. 147 Middle Tennessee cornerback Rod Issac, Jacksonville Jaguars

No. 153 TCU receiver Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets

No. 159 Marshall tight end Lee Smith, New England Patriots

No. 160 Idaho quarterback Nate Enderle, Chicago Bears

No. 162 Fresno State linebacker Chris Carter, Pittsburgh Steelers

Sixth round

No. 174 Tulsa fullback Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins

No. 176 East Carolina receiver Dwayne Harris, Dallas Cowboys

No. 178 SMU receiver Aldrick Robinson, Washington Redskins

No. 190 TCU safety Colin Jones, San Francisco 49ers

Seventh round

No. 204 Nevada tight end Virgil Green, Denver Broncos

No. 210 Fresno State offensive lineman Andrew Jackson, Atlanta Falcons

No. 211 UCF defensive end Bruce Miller, San Francisco 49ers

No. 213 Boise State cornerback Brandyn Thompson, Washington Redskins

No. 214 Arkansas State offensive lineman Derek Newton, Houston Texans

No. 219 TCU defensive back Malcolm Williams, New England Patriots

No. 222 FIU cornerback Anthony Gaitor, Tampa Bay Bucs

No. 238 Idaho tight end Daniel Hardy, Tampa Bay Bucs

No. 249 San Diego State receiver DeMarco Sampson, Arizona Cardinals

No. 254 Rice defensive end Cheta Ozougwu, Houston Texans