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5 small school players who are shooting up NFL Draft boards right now

Grambling State kicker Marc Orozco is a name to remember, his name right now is flying up NFL Draft boards, after scouts were blown away with how strong his leg is.

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching and every team is looking for draft sleepers. There were many kids who killed their pro days and who turned some heads but several guys are really flying up draft boards right now. Let’s get to the players.

Stephen Denmark – DB – Valdosta State – The Tallahassee, Florida native could be drafted extremely earlier than many expected. He has had three pre-draft workouts already, and three pre-draft visits lined up. We know Pittsburgh and Cleveland both will host the D2 Defensive back. His arrow is pointing up and I know why, they kid is a gamer!!

JT Hassell – Hybrid LB – Florida Tech – Yes, Hassell burned up the track at his pro day running a 4.38 forty. He is a linebacker folks, and NFL teams took notice. His stock went from undrafted to maybe a late round pick. Hassell has a good senior year and teams are falling in love. He recently worked out with the Browns.

Marc Orozco – K – Grambling State – Yep, you guessed it a kicker. Orozco a Columbian kicker has a leg and he is super accurate. The kid can hit from 55 and 60 all day. He was at the Cowboys local day and he was the life of the party from what we heard. This kid’s stock is flying right now and he could be the best kicker for many teams.

Quinton Bell – LB – PVAMU – Another HBCU kid, Bell ran a 4.3 forty as well! He would’ve tied the fastest ever 40 time ever for n LB (set by Seattle’s Shaquem Griffin), the highest Vertical and Broad Jump if he would have attended the NFL Scouting Combine. This kid could be drafted high because his athleticism is top notch.

Jermaine Ponder – DB – Saint Francis (PA) – The 6010 corner has been on NFL radars but after his pro day, they focused on him a little harder. He had a 40 Inch Vertical, ran a 4.4 forty and had an 11’1 broad jump. His stock is rising!

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