Scouting the MAC: Central Michigan

Except for the occasional upset or late round pick, Central Michigan is mainly a hockey school, and good one at that. We see a few potential free agent rookies coming from this program that could stick on a roster or practice squad next year.

Central Michigan Chippewas

There are a trio of prospects we are watching from CMU; pair of both offensive and defensive players. Guard Kyle Crosky is a big, wide bodied lineman that blocks with power, leverage and a nasty attitude. Displaying jolt at the point of attack, Crosky easily controls opponents once engaged in a block and works to take defenders out of the play. Not a nifty or nimble lineman, Crosky is best in very confined quarters and hence, will be given only late round consideration. Wide out Rob Turner is a tall, strong receiver with reliable, soft hands. Turner, a decent route runner, displays good football awareness, comes back to the ball or quarterback when there's trouble and works to make himself an available target. His slim build and lack of speed will give him trouble at the next level but Turner is definitely worth bringing into a camp next summer. Linebacker Jovan Clark is an active, aggressive defender that flies around the action and chases to get involved in the play. Rarely off his feet he gets through the traffic defending the run while also displaying good range in pass coverage, as well as reaction when the ball is in the air. Clark's size/speed numbers are adequate as is his versatility to play either inside or outside linebacker, and that combination gives him a solid shot as a practice squad player for 2003. Darvin Lewis is another linebacker that files around the ball and displays both range and explosion. Lewis will be asked to play strong safety during the upcoming campaign and if successful, could move into the late frames as he has possibilities as a king-sized run stuffing safety at the next level.




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