Herein lies a lesser power :) Although not devoid of talent we shouldn't hear much noise from this group in this upcoming draft. Their talent is more evident in the players who's eligibility doesn't run out this season. I think those guys should stay one more year to further their maturity and maximize their collective draft stock.
#52 Daunte Carr (rSr.) OLB 6-3 216. Has been a backup his whole career. Backup SAM this year. UDFA.
#75 Luke Charpentier (rSr.) C/G 6-4 320. Has appeared in 24 games with 1 start at G in 2012. Back up to Travis Swanson in 2013. Worked at C in the spring but was moved back to LG. May not start. UDFA.
#34 Braylon Mitchell (rSr.) OLB 6-3 231. He never seemed to fit in anywhere the first three years on campus but last spring he started off running with the first group and only briefly gave that spot up during the season. He has not shown big-hitting ability or great speed, but especially towards the end of the season he was at least in the right position. That was valuable in 2013 but may not be enough in 2014 if players like Spaight and Peters start getting in the right spots, too. Should be a valued backup at SAM. Is playing some DE to create mismatches and to utilize his speed. UDFA.
#27 Alan Turner (rSr.) FS 6-0 201. He's played in 32 career games with 14 starts. Nice form tackler. If the ball is in his area and in front him he'll make the tackle. The issue is the ball tends to get behind him. He doesn't have great speed so if its a deep pass he's done. Seems to process plays slowly. More of a SS than a FS for me but no really strong attributes. UDFA.
#10 Brandon Allen (rJr.) QB 6-3 216. Has played in 16 games with 12 starts. Highly touted coaches son. Has a big arm. Played well enough with a completion percentage over 60% but he hurt his shoulder in the third game. He played thru it but didn't eclipse a 50% completion rate in his next five games. Poor accuracy and locking onto receivers hurt him after the shoulder injury. This spring has been up and down but he doesn't have a real challenger yet for the starting job. He's an enigma at this point and he's nowhere near a player who's NFL ready.
#74 Brey Cook (Sr.) G/RT 6-7 328. Has appeared in 35 games with 17 starts. Has started 10 games at G and 7 at T but he'd be a G on the next level but versatility is always a plus. Good athlete. Plays with good bend but will overextend when dealing with speed rushers. Sound blocking technique but must work on balance and upper body strength. Could turn out to be a long time starter at G. 5th-7th round.
#86 Trey Flowers (Sr.) DE 6-2.5 267. Shorter than previously listed (6-4). Extremely long arms. Wingspan of a much taller player. One of the most technically and assignment sound players around. Has average burst off of the snap. Is more of a run defender than true pass rusher. If he gets a head of steam going and extends those arms and gets his strong hands on a OL it's pretty much over. Has dominant traits but against top comp he gets dominated. Jack Matthews abused him in 2013. Doesn't have strong secondary pass rush moves to be a menace to top flight T's. Will only ever be good and never really good or great. 5th-7th round.
#26 Rohan Gaines (rJr.) FS 5-11 186. Has played some SS, FS but mostly NCB. Should be the starting FS this season after taking hold at that spot. A maturing player within the system. Still needs to grow as a player and pack on muscle. Isn't there yet but an exciting player who shouldn't declare.
#93 Demarcus Hodge (rJr.) DT 6-1 343. He's played in 14 games and has 29 tackles. Weight has always been a bit of an issue but DT depth is thin so he'll be in the rotation as a run stuffing "immovable object type". Needs to get into better shape overall and two years of eligibility should help him if he's serious about a career.
#23 Tevin Mitchel (Sr.) CB 6-0 188. Has played in 32 games with 24 starts. Team leader. Got off to a great start as a freshman but appears to have regressed from then to his Jr. season. Poor open field tackling has dogged him. Has been a liability in run support and needs to combat that by getting bigger and stronger. Was no match for Mike Evans last year. Has a lot of talent but it hasn't come together as planned. 7th-UDFA.
#50 Grady Ollison (rJr.) LG/RT 6-5 309. Has played in 12 games and started 5 at RT last season. Was slated to start at LG but is too inconsistent for the coaches liking. If the "Good Grady" shows up he's the starter but "Bad Grady" appears too much. Does not declare.
#65 Mitch Smothers (rJr.) C/OG 6-4 313. Has played in 12 games with 8 starts at both T and G. Hasn't grabbed hold of the C or LG spots yet. Is a strong candidate for C though. Doesn't declare.
#4 Keon Hatcher (Jr.) WR (Y & Z) 6-2 215. Has played in 20 games with 6 starts. Plays physical. Shows deep ability but more of a short to intermediate WR. Teams best player after the catch. Has had a past of easy drops and fumbles. Is very good at end arounds and picking up extra yardage. Should have good production moving forward but no declaration after this season.
#22 Otha Peters (Jr.) MLB/OLB 6-2 226. Has played in 17 games with 3 starts. Has been injury prone his first two years on campus. Is currently the back up Mike but is better suited at Will. Very active tackler. Has the makings of a highly productive player but has to remain healthy to reach his potential. Will not declare.
#91 Darius Philon (rSo.) DT 6-3 283. Played in 12 games and started the last 5. Very active and violent hands. Quick off of the snap. Stronger than his size would indicate. A load to handle one on one. Doesn't give up much ground in the run game. Gap shooter, he can be an interior terror given more seasoning. Inconsistent out of his stance. Tends to rise straight up instead of staying low. Could leave after this season and be a 3rd-4th round pick but I think if he stays another year he could be really special and get drafted accordingly.
#32 Jonathan Williams (Jr.) RB 6-0 223. 4.5 40? Has played in 23 games with 13 starts. High character. Very physical and aggressive running style. No nonsense runner with good vision. Keeps a low center of gravity and his legs stay churning after contact. Has good wiggle to elude defenders but is more of a north-south guy. Can break a long run but isn't a burner. Natural hands catcher out of the backfield. Part of a 3 headed monster at RB where he starts but doesn't get the lions share of the carries. There'd be no reason to stay if he has another fine year except to earn a degree because the carries won't increase as a Sr. 4th-5th round only because the value at RB isn't where it used to be. Has late 2nd-3rd round ability.
#48 Deatrich Wise Jr. (rSo.) DE 6-6 267. Has appeared in 14 games and seems primed to start opposite of Trey Flowers. Passes the eye test. Incredible wingspan. Has speed and power (although he needs to improve his core strength to alleviate being on the ground as much as he is). Has a closing burst to the QB and once he's honed in its over. Has to improve in every facet of the game because he often gets demolished. Consistency is key from down to down. A little less celebrating after a good play would help too. The upside is tremendous with this player. Could use this year and next but if he declares I see a 2nd-3rd rounder.
#7 Tiquention Coleman (Sr.) S/NCB 5-10 207. JUCO transfer. Played in 11 games with 2 tackles. HC Bret Bielema says of him "He's a violent, short angry man. He's one of those guys who can be an in the box safety. But there's one thing I know he can do, he can tackle." He'll be a nickleback/LB type to combat the HUNH offense they face. Without much to go on and his role he's an UDFA. Sounds like a ST demon.
#83 Jeremy Sprinkle (rSo.) TE 6-6 237. Played in 12 games with 4 catches. Has the ability to stretch the field and the height/wingspan to win all jump balls. Production should increase. He'd be better served staying in school, getting bigger, stronger and faster. Immense talent.
Non draft eligible player(s) of note:
#84 Hunter Henry (So.) TE 6-6 251. Appeared in all 12 games with 7 starts. A 1st down machine, converting %78.6 of his receptions in this fashion. Is faster this year after dealing with muscle issues and fluid on both knees.