2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Best Of The Rest From The Mountain West

2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Best Of The Rest From The Mountain West

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2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Best Of The Rest From The Mountain West


2022 NFL Draft: The Best of the Rest of the Mountain West Prospects By School

Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | Fresno State | Hawaii | Nevada | New Mexico | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV | Utah State | Wyoming

San Jose State

Tyler Nevens was a major player in the Spartans’ run to a Mountain West title in 2020, helping secure a few late-season wins with big runs, but explosiveness isn’t really the name of his game. At 5-10 and 230 pounds, he’s a bulldozer with a solid base and reasonable acceleration who won’t outrun many defenders (4.90 40-yard time) in the pro ranks.

Cornerback Bobby Brown II and Jay Lenard give the Spartans a duo of prospects hoping to stick in the pros. After opting out of the 2020 season, Brown II wasn’t caught napping very often in 2021 and broke up 13 passes, flashing good instincts to pair with enough athleticism (10′ 6″ broad jump, 34.5-inch vertical at his pro day) to warrant a challenge for a roster spot.

Lenard, meanwhile, leaves San Jose State as one of the longest-tenured Spartans ever, having made 44 career starts and appeared in 54 games. He built a reputation as a sure tackler and run stopper, racking up 318 total tackles and 17 TFLs, so while some war rooms may hold his longevity in college football against him, he could be a quality pickup for anyone in need of a hard hitter.

Will Hart transferred to the Spartans from Michigan and gave the team some of its best punting in a good long while, but in a draft class that also includes Matt Araiza, Ryan Stonehouse, and others, merely averaging 44.4 yards per punt may not cut it.

Billy Bob Humphreys served as the second tight end in San Jose State’s offense, but it’s not simply Derrick Deese Jr.’s presence that dims his hopes of signing as a free agent. It’s the 5.39 40 time and the 1.84 10-yard split that do it.

Wide receiver Trevon Sidney is one of the more well-traveled of this year’s Mountain West prospects, having played at both Illinois and USC, but with 26 career catches in four years of action and a 4.72 40 time at 5-10 and 178 pounds just aren’t going to cut it.


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