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51 players from Division 2 that need to be scouted for the 2021 NFL Draft

Meet 51 Division 2 players who have a great shot at playing professional football and will enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Today, we broke down the 2021 NFL Draft, we listed 51 players that we have reviewed and broke down film of in 2019. There are several teams we were not able to get film on, and some teams we watched that we could only receive offensive or defensive snaps. We did our best and think we covered quite a bit of players. Check out this list by NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot, and if you feel you deserve to be on the list, send us an email!

Find out every player that made our Small School Rankings for 2021

  1. Rogan Wells, QB, Valdosta State – Wells is a 6030, 210 pound passer who has played in 34 games with 31 starts under center. Last year, Wells finished with 2650 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. He can also run the ball too. He scored six times on 85 attempts and added 702 yards on the ground.
  2. Quinton Maxwell, QB, IUP – The former Ohio transfer is a 6030 gunslinger who had a solid season last year. Maxwell threw for 3,130 yards and 34 touchdowns.
  3. Gabriel Watson, RB, Sioux Falls – Watson was a transfer and has been a solid running back for the USF, but suffered an injury last season. In his first year with Sioux Falls, Watson tore up the league rushing for 1,957 yards and scoring 26 times. The 6020, 220 pound running back is looking for a huge senior season.
  4. JaQuan Hardy, RB, Tiffin – Hardy has had a great career for the Dragons. The 5100 running back from Westlake, Ohio has 3207 career yards and 28 touchdowns, with 15 of those coming last season. Hardy ran for 1554 yards last year and averaged 141.3 yards per game on the ground.
  5. Michael Roots, RB, Central Washington – The 5100 running back from San Diego ran for 1515 yards last season scoring 14 touchdowns. He is also a solid pass catcher out the backfield and has been used as a return man on Kickoff Returns. He went for 200 twice last year, and went over 150 four times.
  6. Koby Wilkerson, RB, Central Missouri – Wilkerson is one of my favorites, he is a 6000 back weighing 190 pounds. He ran for 806 yards on just 138 carries, and scored 10 touchdowns. He averaged 5.84 yards per carry and even caught 19 passes out the backfield for an additional 338 yards scoring three times.
  7. Cole Chancey, RB, Harding – The hard nosed running back Chancey dominated last year finishing as a Harlon Hill Finalist for one of the best running backs in Division 2. He has amassed 3,686 yards and 42 touchdowns in his career.
  8. L’liott Curry, WR, Henderson State – The former Central Oklahoma wide receiver straight up crushed D2 last year for Henderson State. He is my favorite wide receiver in D2 and I feel he will be on an NFL roster next year. He is a 6020, 210 pound wide out with speed and great hands.
  9. Chad Gailliard, WR, Saginaw Valley State – For three years in a row, the 6030, 205 pound pass catcher has been impressive for the Cardinals. In his career he has 2,792 receiving yards with 30 touchdowns. He has had a 75 yard play every year in his career. He averages 18.2 yards per reception. This kid has talent.
  10. Mike Strachan, WR, Charleston – A 6050 pass catcher from the Bahamas who has been fun to watch at UC. He is an All-MEC wide out two years in a row. He hauled in 78 receptions last year for 1319 yards and scored 19 times. We are hearing that Mike could be transfer to the FCS.
  11. JF Thomas, WR, Tarleton State – The 6040 wide out from Tarleton is a beast. Last year, he split time with Zimari Manning and still hauled in 36 receptions for 737 yards and scored 6 touchdowns. Thomas is a little light, but he is a gamer, averaging 20.5 yards per reception.
  12. Juwan Johnson, WR, Midwestern State – Juwan had a great year in 2018, which is when he caught our eye. He was banged up last year, and is expected to finish out his career this year. I like the 5100 wide out from Missouri. He runs good routes, and in 2018 he had a solid season, hauling in 678 receptions for 1215 yards and scoring 9 times.
  13. Imoni Donadelle, WR, NW MIssouri – Last year, Imoni had a good season. He finished with 658 yards receiving and scored 8 times. The 5110 wide out could be a solid slot player at the next level. The Youngstown, Ohio is a good route runner with burst.
  14. Winston Eubanks, WR, Shippensburg – Eubanks is a Philly boy and he has swag. The Shippensburg wide out has 2853 yards receiving in three years and has scored 28 times. His freshman year was amazing, the kid went for 1202 yards and 12 TD’s. He has scored 8 touchdowns the last two seasons in a row.
  15. Keke Chism, WR, Angelo State – If you are looking for a big and physical wide out, I found your guy. Chism is a 6040 wide out with an NFL body. He scored 6 times last year on 60 receptions and added 878 yards receiving. He went over 100 yards four times on the year.
  16. Javon Butler, WR, Glenville State – The 5110 speedster Butler had a decent year in 2019. He scored 8 times for the Pioneers on just 43 receptions. He has went for over 800 yards the past two seasons. He scored six times in 2018 and is a solid possession wide receiver.
  17. Jermaine Wynn Jr, WR, Slippery Rock – The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native had a monster year catching the ball from Roland Rivers. Both Wynn and Litwin were amazing for The Rock. In two years, Wynn has 2084 years receiving and 24 touchdowns. He is a little guy at 5090 but man is he quick.
  18. Dwayne Lawson, WR, Missouri Southern – Lawson is a huge weapon. The kid is 6070 but get this he is not just a wide out. He is also a quarterback. Last year he was able to benefit from catching the ball from Jacob Park. The former Virginia Tech standout finished with 26 receptions and 488 yards receiving with 3 touchdowns.
  19. Henry Litwin, WR, Slippery Rock – Litwin was the D2 WR leader last year. The 6010, 195 pound pass catcher reminds me of Chris Hogan of the Panthers. Litwin is a gritty player who in the past two years has 2,350 yards receiving and 29 touchdowns, 21 of which came last season.
  20. Tariq Bitson, WR, Adams State – The 6020 wide out has good burst and soft hands. Two major qualities that NFL teams will look for in prospects. Bitson finished last season with 1,355 yards receiving and scored 11 times. he went over 150 yards in six of 9 games. This kid is a beast.
  21. Ruben Flowers, WR, Findlay – The former 4 star wide out was a transfer from the University of Pittsburgh. He finished last season with 985 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns. He is a 6030, 185 pound wide out with speed.
  22. Zach Davidson, TE, Central Missouri – A 6060 tight end with punting skills? Yes, you read that right, Davidson is not just a star tight end, the kid can punt too. His versatility will come in handy for NFL teams showing interest. He caught 15 touchdowns last year and went for 894 yards on forty receptions while maintaining a 40.29 punting average. That is impressive.
  23. Zaire Mitchell, TE, Notre Dame College – Another 6070 tight end with good size. Mitchell weighs 250 pounds and can block. He finished last year with 573 yards receiving on 42 receptions and scored 6 times. He scored four touchdowns in 2018 adding another 435 yards receiving.
  24. Tanner Owen, OT, NW Missouri State – Former University of Missouri offensive tackle. The kid is big standing at 6050 and weighing close to 300. He is a first team All-MIAA player who has started at left tackle for two years in a row.
  25. Amon Simon, OT, Texas A&M Commerce – Another 6050 offensive tackle who was the LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year last year, and played in all 12 games as a Junior. He was on a line of the top scoring offense in the LSC.
  26. Jimmy Burchett, OG, Notre Dame College – The 6040, 310 pound offensive guard for Notre Dame College was a multi sport athlete in high school, playing baseball, football, wrestling and track. He is an athlete and has started two years in a row for NDC.
  27. Sam Roberts, DE, NW Missouri State – Roberts is a 6050, 265 pound pass rusher who has really impressed me. He has speed off the edge and is disruptive in the backfield. He has 12 career sacks and 29 tackles for loss. He is a solid pass rusher for the Bearcats.
  28. Keyshawn James, DE, Fayetteville State – This kid looks the part. He is 6030, weighs 270 pounds, has wide shoulders and is dominating his conference. Last year at FSU, he finished with 8 sacks bringing his career total to 17. Last year he forced four fumbles as well.
  29. Earl Adams, DE, Mars Hill – Adams looks like an NFL defense pass rusher. He is 6030 and weighs 240 pounds. He does a great job at containing the runners and finished last season with 36 tackles and 2 sacks in just ten games.
  30. Alex Findura, DE, Bloomsburg – Findura is a huge pass rusher, he is your long rusher that stands 6060 and weighs 260 pounds. He had a great 2019 season getting to the QB 7 times and racking up 16.5 tackles for loss.
  31. Alani Pututau, DL, Adams State – Alani hates opposing quarterbacks and running backs. He is always in the backfield and does a great job at making plays. He is a little smaller at 6020 and only weighing 235 pounds, but his motor is relentless. Last year he had 24.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks.
  32. Eric Hansen, DL, Upper Iowa – Hansen has played in 31 career games at Upper Iowa and the 6030, 250 pound pass rusher finds a way to be disruptive every week. He finished 2019 with 19 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks.
  33. Chris Myers, DL, Norfolk State – The former Middle Tennessee State transfer is a 6060, 245 pound pass rusher who just maybe the best pass rusher in the HBCU. He finished with 10 tackles for loss and 9 sacks in 2019.
  34. Antonio Washington, DL, Southern Arkansas – The 6010, 274 pound pass rusher had a solid year in 2019. He finished as a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award which is given to the best defensive player in Division 2. Keep an eye on Antonio Washington.
  35. Rondrow Peebles, LB, Carson-Newman – Peebles is always around the ball. He finished with 93 tackles, 9 sacks in just 12 games. He is a 6020 and 242 pound linebacker, who could be following in the footsteps of his teammates Desmond Fairell and Darius Williams.
  36. Chris Garrett, OLB, Concordia St. Paul – Garrett is one of the best division 2 players. I love this kids film, he is a beast at the linebacker position. He is a 6030, 230 pound Milwaukee native who set the D2 record with 15 career forced fumbles.
  37. Sam Heyboer, OLB, Ferris State – The 6050 pass rusher for the Bulldogs is a beast. He helped lead his team to their second straight National Quarterfinal appearance.
  38. Demetrius Harris, OLB, Fort Valley State – One of the best pass rushers in the HBCU. Harris is a 6020, 235 pound edge rusher who quarterbacks feared in 2019. He racked up 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in just 10 games.
  39. Marvin Terry, OLB, Delta State – The 6020, 220 pound linebacker from Dallas transferred from Trinity Valley CC and has been a dog since transferring. He racked up 48 tackles in 2019 adding 6 sacks and 13 tackles for loss.
  40. Guam Lee, OLB, Notre Dame College – Guam maybe only 6000 tall but the kid is always around the ball. Lee finished last season with 110 tackles, and 17.5 tackles for loss. Lee has been doing this for years.
  41. Drew Seers, LB, Lindenwood – Seers reminds me of a young Connor Harris who also played at Lindenwood. The 6010, 227 pound linebacker racked up 175 total tackles last years, including 17 tackles for loss.
  42. Chance Bowen, LB, Minnesota State – A 6030, 255 pound pass rusher was banged up in 2019, but he is special. He accumulated 16.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks over his career.
  43. Junior Faulk, CB, Delta State – Probably one of the top D2 players in my opinion. He is a 6010, 200 pound DB from SW Mississippi JUCO that has been dominating for Delta State. Last year he led Division 2 in interceptions with 9. He is a ball hawk for real.
  44. Devin Hafford, CB, Tarleton State – Hafford missed last season with an injury but he is one of the best cornerbacks in the FCS. He and Prince Robinson at Tarleton last year were a dynamic duo. This kid can play and he is a dog.
  45. Devin Washington, CB, Angelo State – Devin is a Florida Boy and you know what those Florida Boys can bring to the table. The Jacksonville, Florida native has been a dog for the Rams. He is a 6010 cornerback with shut down skills. He is always around the football.
  46. Tevin Singleton, CB, Bowie State – One of the best HBCU football players in Division 2. Singleton is a Maryland native with ball skills. Last year he was one of the best cover corners in all of Division 2. He finished with 5 interceptions.
  47. Curtis Anderson, CB, Western Oregon – I love this school, it is one of my favorite small schools because their coaches do a great job at setting their kids up for success. Anderson is a stud, he finished with 5 interceptions and is a solid return man.
  48. Tanner Draper, DB, Colorado State Pueblo – In 2017, he was one of the best players in the conference. Draper is a huge defensive back at 6040, and weighing 200 plus pounds. In 2019 he suffered an injury which set him back. But if he can return to 2017 form where he finished with 6 interceptions, he could have a great shot with his size.
  49. Elvin De La Rosa, S, Fayetteville State – A 6010 defensive back who was the CIAA Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017. Last year he finished with 22 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 2 passes defended. I like him because he will rock you if you come across the middle.
  50. Eric Jackson, DB, Lenoir Rhyne – Last year with all the eyes on LR for Kyle Dugger, teams were able to see Jackson. He shined in 2018 intercepting 6 passes. In 2019, he added 3 more picks and has racked up 150 career tackles.
  51. Satchel Denton, K, Ashland – Satchel is from Rhode Island, maybe that is why he is so good at kicking. There may not be much to do in Rhode Island but this kid could help put that little state on the map. He was 25/33 last year hitting a 47 yarder and he is 60/62 on extra points. He is a good kicker!

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