Despite lacking television coverage and generally being inundated with two and three star players, non-power five teams routinely put top talent into the NFL. From Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown to Josh Norman, the NFL features stars from non-traditional programs. A few notables in the devy community can be found below.
Fulfilling Their 2015 Promise
Corey Davis, WR Western Michigan Broncos
The rare non-Power Five talent to be a coveted devy prospect early in his career, Corey Davis rather unpredictably opted to return to Western Michigan for his senior season despite posting another huge campaign for the Broncos. Davis has consistently added nuance to his game and his overall explosiveness – once a question mark in his game – has grown exponentially throughout his career as he has added more strength and confidence. Despite losing a year in the big leagues, he is still an elite option and has a great opportunity to be one of the first receivers off the board in 2017.
Carson Wentz, QB North Dakota State Bison