2022 NFL Draft: The Best of the Rest of the Mountain West Prospects By School
Cameron Butler was Trey McBride’s tight end running mate in the latter part of his Rams career, but he also started 17 games between the 2017 and 2018 seasons and if teams decide to look past a medical history which includes injuries to his shoulder and Achilles, he could be worth a look as a H-back type contributor.
Cameron Butler is ELITE.
KJ connects with Cam and the Rams are in the red zone. pic.twitter.com/ObEutkMdns
— Colorado State Football (@CSUFootball) September 9, 2018
Cornerback Marshaun Cameron has experience playing both outside and in the slot, but he’s definitely on the smaller slot among this year’s prospects at the position (5-8, 189 pounds) and will need his tackling prowess to lead the way.
— Colorado State Football (@CSUFootball) October 16, 2021
Manny Jones played as both a defensive end and a defensive tackle in his four years as a starter for the Rams. He was probably underappreciated throughout his entire tenure — according to Pro Football Focus, he never had an overall grade below 70 in five seasons — but he leaves Fort Collins as one of the most productive defenders in recent program history (13.5 sacks, 33 tackles for loss) and offers the kind of motor that could earn him an undrafted free agent deal.
Jordan Kress spent just one year with the Rams after transferring from conference rival New Mexico, but the former track star has speed you can’t teach and made himself a deep threat with it throughout his college career, averaging nearly 19 yards a catch in two years with the Lobos. While he isn’t the most physically imposing wide receiver in this year’s class (5-10, 195 pounds), his game speed and agility could be worth a roster spot in the long run.
— New Mexico Lobos (@UNMLOBOS) July 4, 2020
Ross Reiter was a quiet contributor to Ryan Stonehouse’s successes as the Rams long snapper, a job he held for four years and for which he earned a nod on the Patrick Mannelly Award watch list in 2021. Teams interested in a special teams upgrade might consider bringing him along with Stonehouse as a tandem.
Logan Stewart did a little bit of everything in the Colorado State defensive backfield, though he spent most of his time at safety. A hard-hitting competitor who isn’t afraid to bet on himself, he has intriguing speed (1.54 10-yard split) and athleticism (34 1/2-inch vertical) that could make him a practice squad project worth refining.
After taking on a full-time starting role in 2018, Barry Wesley spent four seasons as a mainstay on the Rams offensive line, spending plenty of time at both tackle and guard. He definitely has the physical profile (6-6, 312 pounds) to play in the pros, but how quickly he can make adjustments against NFL speed will do a lot to determine how long he hangs around.
Barry Wesley is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, but don’t cross one of his teammates or try to pull some dirty stuff. He’ll make you regret it. pic.twitter.com/LRIeWULwRm
— Justin Michael (@JustinTMichael) January 8, 2022
Linebacker Anthony Koclanakis transferred to Colorado State after two years at FCS Murray, earning a 2019 first-team all-OVC nod after picking up 120 tackles, but he never broke through with the Rams and is probably undersized (5-11, 219 pounds) and a touch too slow (4.82 40-yard time) as a NFL prospect.