Posts Tagged ‘Sun Belt’

2014 NFL Draft: Conference USA, Sun Belt Conference Sleepers to Watch

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews is a player to watch in the Sun Belt Conference this season. (Photo: Mark Zerof — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis

Despite not being power conferences, both Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference have produced their share of NFL talent in recent years. An average of eight players have been selected from C-USA during the last five drafts, including one first-round pick in each of the past two drafts (Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe in 2012, Houston cornerback D.J Hayden in 2013). During the same period, the Sun Belt has averaged 4.8 selections with no first-round picks.

While neither conference possesses any surefire first-round caliber prospects for the 2014 NFL draft, Western Kentucky linebacker Andrew Jackson is gaining notoriety heading into the season.

Due to conference realignments, C-USA boasts six new football schools this season while the Sun Belt adds two schools. In this article, we’ll explore some names other than Jackson to watch this season amongst the C-USA and Sun Belt teams.


Scouting The Sun Belt Sleepers

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

WR Tyler Stockemer may be the best WR in the Sun Belt Conference (Photo: US Presswire)

The Sun Belt conference is one of the most overlooked and often miss characterized conferences in the FBS. Few fans know all the teams but their fans are devout and their teams have produced NFL talent year after year and 2012 will be no different. While everybody knows the QB’s like Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State), Blaine Gauthier (UL-Monroe), and Corey Robinson (Troy) allow us to show you two other QB’s you probably don’t know but who could be better than three listed above. We had a number of SEC transfers who have made their way into the Sun Belt on our list as well. Now is the time to get excited for some Sun Belt football! (more…)

Film Room Session: FIU v. Arkansas State

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

WR T.Y. Hilton was on display last Tuesday night

This was the first Sun Belt Tuesday battle of the year and it was supposed to feature two high powered offenses but instead we got a bit of a sloppy game that saw more stalled drives that touchdowns. Overall it was a good opportunity to scout a number of Sun Belt prospects and here are the reports on how they did. (more…)

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