These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
This page was last updated April 13, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-5. Weight: 250. Arm: 33.28. Projected 40 Time: 4.69. Projected Round (2013): 5-6. 4/6/13: A late season ACL tear sunk Smith's draft stock even though he recorded 12.5 sacks in 2012. He also had 38 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles. Smith returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Florida Atlantic.
Smith started the year well with a three-sack game against Alabama. He destroyed Crimson Tide right tackle D.J. Fluker. Smith's sacks came in bunches this season. He has four games with sacks and eight games without any. Smith had five sacks against Florida International.
In 2011, Smith totaled 7.5 sacks, 38 tackles and 11 tackles for a loss. He had 47 tackles with four sacks as a sophomore in 2010.
Smith would be higher in the rankings if he wasn't so undersized. Smith looks like he will need to move to outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense if he can't add a significant amount of weight.
Jack Doyle, TE, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-5. Weight: 254. Arm: 32 1/8. Hand: 9 3/8. Projected 40 Time: 4.74. Projected Round (2013): 7-FA. 4/13/13: Doyle had a good senior season with 53 receptions for 566 yards and five touchdowns. It was consistent with his junior year catches and yards as he hauled in 52 passes for 614 yards (zero touchdowns) in 2011. Doyle needs more strength for the NFL and did not impress at the Senior Bowl. He didn't attend the Combine.
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*MARCH UPDATE* WITH TRADES ** RD 4 NOW ADDED **
RD2,3, & 4 ORDER IS RANDOM for trades that usually happen.
Used draft-site`s approach as a general guide. Really like their ranking system as it uses a hi-low rubric to rank each player. Took several ranking sites and averaged out player rankings. Used my own rankings for players I feel were ranked much too low. Combine results update. F/A updates with a few players still looking for a new home. Will update as they sign with new teams.
Will see teams reach for QB & OT. No big trades announced yet.