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NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Western Michigan junior WR Corey Davis as the No. 6 receiver in the country.

"Like his brother Titus, who starred at Central Michigan, Corey is an advanced route-runner who understands how to create throwing space," Zierlein wrote. "However, Corey is a more physical target than his brother and understands how to use his size to post up defenders and keep them shielded when making contested catches. While his level of competition is spotty, his talent is not." Davis has posted 145 catches for 2,349 yards and 21 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 12:34 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline was "glad to hear scouts believe [Western Michigan redshirt senior OT Wilie Beavers] could be drafted."

"If you search this site I’ve given Beavers late round grades since the end of his freshman year," Pauline wrote. "He’s and explosive lineman who moves well on his feet. I feel Beavers has the necessary skill to line-up as a zone blocking guard." The analyst grades him as a Rds. 6-7 prospect.
Jun 24 - 9:59 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks Western Michigan sophomore RB Jarvion Franklin as the No. 22 running back in the nation.

"As part of Western Michigan's turnaround from 1-11 to 8-5 in P.J. Fleck's second season, Franklin quickly became a MAC star, with 163 yards in his debut against Purdue and 211 in his second game against Idaho," Brown wrote. The 220-pound Franklin, the MAC rookie and offensive player of the year in 2014, had 306 carries for 1,551 yards and 24 touchdowns last year even though an ankle injury affected his productivity late in the season.
Jun 21 - 5:00 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks Western Michigan junior WR Corey Davis as the No. 17 receiver in the country.

"Davis produced at a high level even in the Broncos' miserable 2013 campaign, so it's no surprise that he hade a huge season as part of a team that contended for the MAC title last season," Brown wrote. Indeed, Davis has been a stud since Day 1 on campus. A true freshman during that 941-yard 2013 season, Davis improved to a dominant 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns on 78 catches last year. He won't be unheralded for long.
Jun 14 - 7:44 PM

Western Michigan redshirt junior OT Wilie Beavers "jumps out on film," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"I continue to be impressed by Beavers, the collegiate left tackle who projects to guard on Sunday’s," Pauline wrote. "The junior hits the tape under 6-feet/4-inches yet moves well off the edge and easily adjusts to cover a lot of area. He’s shown improvement in each of the three years he’s started at WMU and is another wide bodied blocker that jumps out on film." Pauline believes Beavers' best fit in the NFL is as a zone-blocking guard.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Western Michigan redshirt junior OT Wilie Beavers "shut down" Boilermakers' star pass rusher Ryan Russell last week, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Beavers did a terrific job protecting his quarterback as the Western Michigan offense rolled up 456-yards against Purdue," Pauline wrote. "Most impressive was the way Beavers shut down the Boilermakers Ryan Russell, graded by some scouts as a late round pick. Playing the left tackle spot for WMU, Beavers has the size and style to slide into guard at the next level." The expert graded Beavers as a UDFA prospect over the summer. Pauline believes Beavers' best fit in the NFL is as a zone-blocking guard.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Western Michigan redshirt junior OT Wilie Beavers could be a zone-blocking OG in the NFL, observes TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Lining up at the left tackle spot, Beavers is a quick, nimble blocker effective on the move," Pauline wrote. "He must improve his finishing strength but Beavers offers potential as a zone blocking guard in the NFL." The analyst currently grades Beavers as a UDFA prospect, but the Broncos' left tackle has two seasons of eligibility remaining to boost his stock.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:53:00 PM

Former Michigan DT Richard Ash transferred to Western Michigan.

Ash recently graduated from Michigan, which means he'll be eligible to play immediately. The 6-3, 314-pounder was a four-star recruit in 2010 but played sporadically for the Wolverines.
Mon, May 19, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Western Michigan RB Dareyon Chance won an appeal to receive a fifth year of eligibility and will play in 2014.

A medical hardship waiver was awarded because Chance missed all but the first three games of the 2011 season due to injury. Chance (5-foot-5, 169 pounds) led the Broncos with 692 rushing yards last season. No other RB on WMU's 2014 depth chart has recorded a single collegiate carry, so he has a decent chance to repeat the trick.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Western Michigan sophomore WR Jaime Wilson could miss the season after breaking his left ankle.

Head coach P.J. Fleck called it a "freak accident," and Wilson has already undergone surgery. The best case scenario is an eight to nine week absence, although we expect a longer timetable. Wilson led the team with 67 receptions for 792 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012. He could redshirt the season, as well.
Source: MLive
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline distributed a 6-7 round grade on Western Michigan senior S Johnnie Simon.

Simon is a defensive terror in the MAC, a defender listed as a linebacker on Western Michigan's website but who actually plays a hybrid LB/DB role for the Broncos. "Versatile safety who plays smart, tough football," writes Pauline. "Aggressive against the run but plays within assignments. Quick outside the numbers pursuing the action. Constantly around the play. Reminds me of Antonio Allen, 7th round pick, New York Jets, 2012."
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Western Michigan redshirt freshman WR A.J. King will miss the 2013 season with an undisclosed injury.

King redshirted last season due to an injury, and it appears he is still recovering from that same issue. The Broncos also lost senior receiver, and former JUCO transfer, Justin Collins.
Source: MLive
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Western Michigan senior WR Justin Collins will miss the season due to a torn ACL.

Collins suffered the injury during a non-contact offseason activity. He appeared in 10 games last season and made three starts, registering 27 catches for 401 yards and five touchdowns. He could apply for an injury waiver.
Source: MLive
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Former Notre Dame sophomore WR Justin Ferguson is transferring to Western Michigan.

The school will lose two senior receivers, Josh Schaffer and Justin Collins, to graduation after this season, so Ferguson's talents will help in 2014. This is a great pickup for head coach P.J. Fleck.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Western Michigan senior S Johnnie Simon caught draft insider Tony Pauline's eye when watching MAC conference prospects.

Simon is listed as a linebacker on Western Michigan's website, but he plays a hybrid role for the Broncos. In 12 games he totaled 103 tackles, with three pass breakups and one interception.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 12:07:00 PM


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