Scouting the MAC: Western Michigan
After winning just a single game last season, the father and son team of Bill and Ryan Cubit hope to turn Western Michigan back into the competitive program it was just a handful of years ago. Surprisingly the team offers two solid senior prospects and another underclassman that must be watched.
Receiver Greg Jennings is a consistent pass catcher who plays with excellent body control, eye/hand coordination and effectively picks up yardage running after the reception. Adjusting to the errant throw, Jennings goes over the middle of the field to make the difficult reception. Jennings has a slender build and lacks the strong hands which results in catchable passes slipping by. Tight end Tony Scheffler is another solid prospect for the next level. Explosive off the snap into pass routes, Scheffler nicely adjust to the errant throw and flashes the ability to get downfield, creating mismatches in the secondary. Rarely used as a blocker Scheffler has marginal strength and cannot control opposing linebackers. He does offer size as well as growth potential and is a very good developmental prospect who could land in the middle rounds of next April's draft. Senior guard Mark Ottney is a solid position blocker who anchors in pass protection. Quick into blocks, he effectively uses his hands to keep opponents away but lacks footwork and looks like a marginal athlete.
WMU Prospect List