Thursday, April 26, 2018

Draft Time

With the NFL Draft kicking off tonight, STATS' list of FCS players chosen by conference in the 2010s is timely:

22 - CAA Football and Southern Conference
20 - Big Sky Conference
18 - Missouri Valley Football Conference
12 - Ohio Valley Conference
11 - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southland Conference
8 - Ivy League
6 - Big South Conference
5 - Southwestern Athletic Conference
3 - Patriot League and Pioneer Football League
2 - Great West Conference and FCS Independent
0 - Northeast Conference

Here are the eight Ivy League players chosen with school, team and round/pick number:

2010 Draft
    DT David Howard (Brown), Tennessee 7/241

2011 Draft
    FB Shane Bannon (Yale) Kansas City, 7/223

2012 Draft

2013 Draft
    OL JC Tretter (Cornell), Green Bay 4/122
    FB Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard), Baltimore 4/130
    Mike Catapano (Princeton), Kansas City 7/207

2014 Draft
    DE Caraun Reid (Princeton), Detroit 5/158

2015 Draft

2016 Draft
    WR Seth DeValve (Princeton), Cleveland 4/138
    OT Cole Toner (Harvard), Arizona, 5/170

2017 Draft

Day by day the talk has been growing that record-setting Penn wide receiver Justin Watson would hear his name called at some point during this year's draft. The Boston Globe has a lengthy story about Watson and what it takes for an Ivy Leaguer to be picked HERE. The Daily Pennsylvanian has a story under the headline, Why Justin Watson will and won't get drafted by each of the NFL's 32 teams and a site that covers Baltimore sports has a piece about Watson being a "good fit" for the Ravens. (LINK)

A STATS story lists Watson as one of the FCS players attracting growing interest as the draft neared. (LINK)
Does playing at home help the Dartmouth football team? Statistics pulled together for a story in The Dartmouth show no difference where the Big Green has played over the past six years. (LINK)
In a story about former Dartmouth assistant Joe Moglia, the Virginian-Pilot details the medical condition that forced the former CEO of TD Ameritrade to take a year off from his responsibilities as head coach at Coastal Carolina.
Questions have started to trickle in for the upcoming Q&A with Dartmouth head football coach Buddy Teevens. To submit a question to BGA via email CLICK HERE. That will address an email with the subject line, QuestionsForCoach. A selection of questions will be chosen for Saturday's BGA story. If you are not a subscriber, don't worry. The Q&A will be available to everyone next week, so be sure to send your question along.