Prospect matchups in the Mountain West Title Game

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Boise State vs. Fresno State

ESPN -- 7:45 p.m. EST

Boise and Fresno face off for the second week in a row, though this time it’s for all the marbles in the Mountain West Conference. The top prospects in this game can be found from the ranks of the underclassmen.

Boise State linebackers Leighton Vander Esch and Jabril Frazier are legitimate NFL prospects. Frazier has the potential to be a very good 3-4 pass rushing linebacker, but he’s been described as a bit if a knucklehead and must grow up. I grade him as a second-round prospect, but character issues could push him into the late rounds.

Both top receivers project as No. 4s or No. 5s on the depth chart. 

KeeSean Johnson is a sure-handed possession receiver with a nose for the end zone. He’s very dependable and has shown consistent progress the past three years.

Cedrick Wilson is coming of an incredibly productive season and projects well at the next level as a fifth receiver and return specialist. We grade Wilson as a sixth-round prospect, but if he runs well prior to the draft he could jump into the middle rounds.

M-West Title Game Prospects

Grade

Round

Full Name

School

Pos

#

Yr

3.81

2nd

Leighton Vander Esch

Boise State

ILB

38

4Jr

3.80

2nd

Jabril Frazier

Boise State

OLB

8

4Jr

3.42

5th

KeeSean Johnson

Fresno State

WR

3

4Jr

3.34

6th

Brett Rypien

Boise State

QB

4

3Jr

3.34

6th

Cedrick Wilson

Boise State

WR

1

4Sr

3.22

FA

Archie Lewis

Boise State

G

74

5Sr

3.09

FA

Da'Mari Scott

Fresno State

WR

8

5Sr

3.04

FA

Joe Martarano

Boise State

OLB

7

3Jr

3.04

FA

Christian Cronk

Fresno State

T

58

4Jr

3.02

FA

James Bailey

Fresno State

OLB

7

3Jr

2.99

FA

Mason Hampton

Boise State

C

59

5Sr

2.98

FA

David Moa

Boise State

DT

55

4Jr

2.80

FA

Chason Virgil

Fresno State

QB

5

3So

2.77

FA

Malik Forrester

Fresno State

DT

97

4Sr

2.76

FA

Alec Dhaenens

Boise State

TE

87

5Sr

2.70

FA

Jake Roh

Boise State

TE

88

5Sr

2.65

FA

Gabe Perez

Boise State

OLB

33

5Sr