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Small Schoolers are taking the NFL over; Over 258 players on rosters

We do things different at NFL Draft Diamonds. We like to give the small school players some fame. So what we did is we went on every roster and took every kid from D2, D3, JUCO, Canada, No College, Kids from Overseas, FCS and NAIA and compiled a list. This list consists of every player on a 53 man roster, everyone on an Injured reserve list and every player on the non-football injury list. This does not include the practice squad.

Abilene Christian

Taylor Gabriel Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver
Danieal Manning Houston Texans Safety

Alabama A&M

Frank Kearse Washington Redskins Defensive Tackle
Robert Mathis Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

Alabama State

Isaiah Crowell Cleveland Browns Running Back
Tarvaris Jackson Seattle Seahawks Quarterback
Greg Jenkins Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Terron Armstead New Orleans Saints Offensive Tackle


Jeris Pendleton Indianapolis Colts Defensive Tackle


Tanner Purdum New York Jets Center

Belhaven College

Tramaine Brock San Francisco 49ers Cornerback
Matt Hall Indianapolis Colts Offensive Tackle


Derek Carrier San Francisco 49ers Tight End

Bemidji State

Brian Leonhardt Oakland Raiders Tight End


Mackenzy Bernadeau Dallas Cowboys Offensive Guard


Ryan Davis Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive End
Rashean Mathis Detroit Lions Cornerback
Eric Weems Chicago Bears Wide Receiver


Brian Clarke Dallas Cowboys Offensive Guard
Jahri Evans New Orleans Saints Offensive Guard
Larry Webster Detroit Lions Defensive End


Zak DeOssie New York Giants Center
James Develin New England Patriots Fullback

Cal Poly-S.L.O.

Asa Jackson Baltimore Ravens Cornerback

California (PA)

Rishaw Johnson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Guard
Eric Kush Kansas City Chiefs Center


Daniel Fells New York Giants Tight End
Colton Schmidt Buffalo Bills Punter


Darren Fells Arizona Cardinals Tight End


Chris Jones Dallas Cowboys Punter


James McCray San Francisco 49ers Defensive Back

Central Missouri State

Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans Tight End


Jordan Gay Buffalo Bills Punter

Chadron State

Garrett Gilkey Cleveland Browns
Danny Woodhead San Diego Chargers Running Back

Coastal Carolina

Josh Norman Carolina Panthers Cornerback
Jerome Simpson Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver
Lorenzo Taliaferro Baltimore Ravens Running Back
Mike Tolbert Carolina Panthers Fullback


Fred Jackson Buffalo Bills Running Back


Jeff Adams Tennessee Titans
Josh Martin Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker

Concordia (St. Paul, Minn)

Zach Moore New England Patriots Defensive End


Kevin Boothe Oakland Raiders Offensive Guard
JC Tretter Green Bay Packers Offensive Tackle
Bryan Walters Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver


Mike Adams Indianapolis Colts Defensive Back
Marcus Burley Indianapolis Colts
Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Quarterback
Gino Gradkowski Baltimore Ravens Center
Zach Kerr Indianapolis Colts
Defensive Tackle
Paul Worrilow Atlanta Falcons Linebacker


Billy Cundiff Cleveland Browns Place kicker

East Central (OK)

Armonty Bryant Cleveland Browns Defensive End

Eastern Illinois

Jimmy Garoppolo New England Patriots Quarterback
Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys Quarterback

Eastern Kentucky

Aaron Adams Green Bay Packers Offensive Tackle

Eastern Washington

Taiwan Jones Oakland Raiders Defensive Back
Michael Roos Tennessee Titans Offensive Tackle
Isaiah Trufant Cleveland Browns Defensive Back

Florida A&M

Brian Tyms New England Patriots Wide Receiver


Isa Abdul-Quddus Detroit Lions Free Safety
Patrick Murray Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place kicker

Fort Valley State

Marquette King Oakland Raiders Punter
Ricardo Lockette Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver


Dakota Dozier New York Jets Offensive Tackle
Jerome Felton Minnesota Vikings Fullback

Grambling State

Larry Donnell New York Giants Tight End
Jason Hatcher Washington Redskins Defensive End

Grand Valley State

Cameron Bradfield Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Tackle
Brandon Carr Dallas Cowboys Cornerback
Tim Lelito New Orleans Saints Offensive Guard
Dan Skuta San Francisco 49ers Linebacker


Chris Baker Washington Redskins Defensive End
Courtney Bridget Washington Redskins Defensive Back
Justin Durant Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
Kenrick Ellis New York Jets Defensive End
Kendall Langford St. Louis Rams Defensive Tackle
Michael Ola Chicago Bears Offensive Tackle


Ty Powell Buffalo Bills Linebacker


Desmond Bryant Cleveland Browns Defensive End
Ryan Fitzpatrick Houston Texans Quarterback
Kyle Juszczyk Baltimore Ravens Running Back


Andre Holmes Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver
Jared Veldheer Arizona Cardinals Offensive Tackle


Kyle Arrington New England Patriots Cornerback
Stephen Bowen Washington Redskins Defensive End
Willie Colon New York Jets Offensive Guard
Marques Colston New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver


Antoine Bethea San Francisco 49ers Strong Safety

Idaho State

Jared Allen Chicago Bears Defensive End
Evan Dietrich-Smith Tampa Bay Buccaneers Center
Josh Hill New Orleans Saints Tight End

Illinois State

Shelby Harris Oakland Raiders Defensive End
Nate Palmer Green Bay Packers Linebacker
Cody White Houston Texans Offensive Guard

Jacksonville State

Alan Bonner Houston Texans Wide Receiver
A.J. Davis New Orleans Saints Defensive Back

James Madison

Mike Caussin Washington Redskins Tight End
Akeem Jordan Washington Redskins Linebacker
Arthur Moats Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
Earl Watford Arizona Cardinals Offensive Guard
Josh Wells Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Tackle


Jacoby Jones Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver


William Rackley Baltimore Ravens Offensive Guard


Walt Aikens Miami Dolphins Cornerback
Mike Brown Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver
Rashad Jennings New York Giants Running Back


Pierre Desir Cleveland Browns Cornerback


Mike DeVito Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End
Matthew Mulligan Chicago Bears Tight End
Montell Owens Detroit Lions Running Back


Terrence Fede Miami Dolphins Defensive End

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jerrell Freeman Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

McGill (Canada)

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Tackle

Midwestern State

Amini Silatolu Carolina Panthers Offensive Guard
Andy Tanner New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver

Minnesota State-Mankato

Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver

Missouri Southern State

Allen Barbre Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Tackle
Brandon Williams Baltimore Ravens Defensive Tackle

Missouri State

Clay Harbor Jacksonville Jaguars Tight End

Missouri Western State

David Bass Chicago Bears Defensive End
Reggie Jordan Jacksonville Jaguars Tight End
Greg Zuerlein St. Louis Rams Place kicker

Monmouth (N.J.)

Miles Austin Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver
Chris Hogan Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver


Colt Anderson Indianapolis Colts Free Safety
Kroy Biermann Atlanta Falcons Defensive End
Dan Carpenter Buffalo Bills Place kicker
Brock Coyle Seattle Seahawks Linebacker
Trumaine Johnson St. Louis Rams Cornerback
Chase Reynolds St. Louis Rams Running Back
Jordan Tripp Miami Dolphins Linebacker
Jimmy Wilson Miami Dolphins Defensive Back

Montana State

Dane Fletcher Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker
Zach Minter Dallas Cowboys Defensive Tackle
Mike Person St. Louis Rams Offensive Tackle

Mount Union

Pierre Garcon Washington Redskins Wide Receiver
Cecil Shorts III Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver

Murray State

Marcus Harris New York Giants Wide
Walter Powell New York Jets Wide Receiver


Mason Brodine St. Louis Rams Tight End


Zach Miller Chicago Bears Tight End

New Hampshire

Corey Graham Buffalo Bills Cornerback


Brandon Bostick Green Bay Packers Tight End
Ron Parker Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
Corey Washington New York Giants Wide Receiver

Nicholls State

Bobby Felder Buffalo Bills Defensive Back
Lardarius Webb Baltimore Ravens Cornerback

No College

Daniel Adongo Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

Norfolk State

Don Carey Detroit Lions Strong Safety

North Alabama

Janoris Jenkins St. Louis Rams Cornerback
Preston Parker New York Giants Wide Receiver

North Dakota State

Paul Cornick Denver Broncos Offensive Tackle
Craig Dahl San Francisco 49ers Strong Safety
Ramon Humber New Orleans Saints Linebacker
Joe Mays Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker
Billy Turner Miami Dolphins Offensive Tackle

Northeastern State (Okla.)

Michael Bowie Seattle Seahawks

Northern Colorado

Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver

Northern Iowa

Austin Howard Oakland Raiders Offensive Tackle
Chad Rinehart San Diego Chargers Offensive Guard

Northwest Missouri State

Brian Dixon New Orleans Saints Defensive Back

Northwestern State-Louisiana

Jeremy Lane Seattle Seahawks Cornerback

Ohio Northern

Jason Trusnik Miami Dolphins Linebacker

Palomar Coll. CA (J.C.)

Saalim Hakim New York Jets Wide Receiver

Pittsburg State

John Brown Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver

Portland State

Adam Hayward Washington Redskins Linebacker
DeShawn Shead Seattle Seahawks Defensive Back
Julius Thomas Denver Broncos Tight End


Justin Bethel Arizona Cardinals Cornerback


Caraun Reid Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle
Mike Catapano Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End

Regina (Canada)

Stefan Charles Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle
Akiem Hicks New Orleans Saints Defensive End
Jon Ryan Seattle Seahawks Punter


Cooper Taylor New York Giants Safety
Kerry Wynn New York Giants Defensive End

Saginaw Valley State

Jeff Heath Dallas Cowboys Strong Safety
Todd Herremans Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Guard
Jeff Janis Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver

Sam Houston State

Josh McCown Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback


Cortland Finnegan Miami Dolphins Cornerback
Corey White New Orleans Saints Cornerback

San Diego

Josh Johnson San Francisco 49ers Quarterback


Brent Grimes Miami Dolphins Cornerback
John Kuhn Green Bay Packers Fullback

Slippery Rock

Brandon Fusco Minnesota Vikings Offensive Guard

South Carolina State

Rafael Bush New Orleans Saints Free Safety
Jakar Hamilton Dallas Cowboys Defensive Back

South Dakota

Tom Compton Washington Redskins Offensive Tackle
Tyler Starr Atlanta Falcons Linebacker

South Dakota State

Adam Vinatieri Indianapolis Colts Place kicker
Bryan Witzmann Houston Texans Offensive Tackle

Southeast Missouri State

Dan Connolly New England Patriots Offensive Guard

Southeastern Louisiana

Robert Alford Atlanta Falcons Cornerback
Kevin Hughes Carolina Panthers Offensive Tackle

Southern Arkansas

Cedric Thornton Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End

Southern Colorado

Chase Vaughn Denver Broncos Linebacker

Southern Illinois

Ray Agnew Cleveland Browns Running Back
Jayson DiManche Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker
Deji Karim Indianapolis Colts Running Back

St. Francis Xavier (Canada)

Henoc Muamba Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

St. Paul’s (VA)

Greg Toler Indianapolis Colts Cornerback


Junior Galette New Orleans Saints Linebacker
Sammie Hill Tennessee Titans Defensive Tackle

Tennessee State

Kadeem Edwards Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Guard
Rogers Gaines New York Giants Offensive Tackle
Anthony Levine Baltimore Ravens Defensive Back
Demetrius Rhaney St. Louis Rams Center
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie New York Giants Cornerback

Tennessee Tech

Da’Rick Rogers Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver


Chris Lewis-Harris Cincinnati Bengals Cornerback
Buster Skrine Cleveland Browns Cornerback


Jeremy Butler Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver
Montori Hughes Indianapolis Colts Defensive Tackle

Texas A&M – Kingsville

Roberto Garza Chicago Bears Center

The Citadel

Cortez Allen Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback
Andre Roberts Washington Redskins Wide Receiver

Tiffin University

Chris Ivory New York Jets Running Back
Nate Washington Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver


Jermon Bushrod Chicago Bears Offensive Tackle
Terrance West Cleveland Browns Running Back


David Foucault Carolina Panthers Offensive Tackle

Valdosta State

Edmund Kugbila Carolina Panthers Offensive Lineman
Ryan Schraeder Atlanta Falcons Offensive Tackle


Ben Ijalana New York Jets Offensive Tackle
Darrel Young Washington Redskins Fullback


Joseph Morgan New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver


Brian Folkerts Carolina Panthers Center
Michael Wilhoite San Francisco 49ers Linebacker
Cary Williams Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback

Wayne State (Mich.)

Joique Bell Detroit Lions Running Back

Weber State

Paul McQuistan Cleveland Browns Offensive Tackle

West Alabama

Malcolm Butler New England Patriots Defensive Back

West Texas A&M

Bryan Braman Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker
Khiry Robinson New Orleans Saints Running Back
Eugene Sims St. Louis Rams Defensive End
Nathan Slaughter Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver
Dustin Vaughan Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
Ethan Westbrooks St. Louis Rams Defensive Tackle

Western Illinois

Mike Scifres San Diego Chargers Punter
Jason Williams Carolina Panthers Linebacker

Western Washington

Michael Koenen Tampa Bay Buccaneers Punter
Matt Overton Indianapolis Colts Center


Andy Studebaker Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

William & Mary

Jerome Couplin Detroit Lions Defensive Back
Jonathan Grimes Houston Texans Running Back
Mike Leach Arizona Cardinals Center
Sean Lissemore San Diego Chargers Defensive Tackle
B.W. Webb Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback

William Penn

Damon Harrison New York Jets Defensive Tackle

Winston-Salem State

William Hayes St. Louis Rams Defensive End


Demetrius Harris Kansas City Chiefs Tight End


Matt Blanchard Carolina Panthers Quarterback


Brenton Bersin Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver
Alvin Scioneaux San Diego Chargers Linebacker

Youngstown State

Brandian Ross Miami Dolphins Defensive Back

That is 133 teams from all divisions listed above and 258 players. That is pretty awesome. That means that out of 1,696 players on rosters, 258 are from small schools.

Keep it up, #TeamDiamond

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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