2023 NFL Draft Profiles: Best of the Rest From the Mountain West
These players may be long shots to hear their name called in the draft, but here’s what you need to know about what they could bring to the NFL.
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2023 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
Lots of players across the Mountain West Conference decided to stick around for one last ride in college football, but many others beyond those who got the full draft profile treatment are in the mix to make the jump to the National Football League.
These “quick hits” will tell you a little bit about the best of the rest from the Mountain West.
Guard Isaac Cochran was a multi-year starter for the Falcons and thrived as part of a unit that was first named as a Joe Moore Award finalist in 2021. In 2022, he became a semifinalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, given annually to college football’s top former walk-on athlete, and landed on the all-Mountain West first-team offense. At 6-foot-5 and 324 pounds, he definitely has the size to play on the inside in the NFL, though it seems most likely he’ll have to follow the same route as previous standouts like Parker Ferguson and Nolan Laufenberg through undrafted free agency.
Quarterback Haaziq Daniels shepherded the Falcons offense through one of the most successful stretches in program history and flashed a strong arm when needed in Air Force’s run-heavy attack, though the usual questions about how well a military academy signal-caller will acclimate to the pros could define his chances of getting drafted.
Haaziq Daniels gets loose!
Air Force grabs the lead. pic.twitter.com/v5vIQ9iFEj
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 5, 2022