NFL Draft '07: Scouting Iowa State

Consistently overachieving on the field, Iowa State is likely to be overlooked entering the ‘06 season. Yet if history is true to itself the Cyclones will be competing for the Big 12 Northern Division title by the end of the campaign. The players put into the NFL by this program are few and far between yet produce at the next level.

Offensively the top senior is Aaron Brant, a huge offensive right tackle. Possessing size, strength and a nasty attitude, Brant easily controls opponents at the point of attack or engulfs defenders altogether. His size coupled with production the past three seasons will get Brant late round consideration. Running back Stevie Hicks is a hard working ball carrier with minimal physical skills. Possibly a number three back in the NFL, Hicks must earn his wage on special-teams. Junior receiver Todd Blythe is a huge target that consistently finds the open space in the defense and comes away with the difficult grab. Selling routes, Blythe uses his large frame as an advantage and is a tough receiver. A possession wide out, he'll be closely monitored moving towards the ‘08 draft. Bret Meyer is a terrific college quarterback that makes as many plays with his legs as he does with his arm. Easily tossing the ball downfield, Meyer is more a thrower than passer and must develop his game the next two seasons to get late round consideration.

DeAndre Jackson could be next the next solid defensive back to come from the ISU program. Sized well, Jackson is effective in both zone coverage and in man-to-man situations. A good senior campaign could set him up to be a middle round selection next April.

Iowa State Prospect List

Full Name Pos Year Number
Todd Blythe WR 4Jr 1
Aaron Brant T 4Sr 75
Stevie Hicks RB 5Sr 27
DeAndre Jackson CB 4Sr 4
Bret Meyer QB 4Jr 7


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