Top 2010 NFL Draft Prospects From the MAC

February 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Mid-American conference has produced surprisingly-solid NFL talent in the last decade. Of those prospects, many have been very good NFL quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger and Chad Pennington to decent signal callers like Byron Leftwich or Bruce Gradkowski. It’s not that the conference hasn’t had its fair share of legendary athletes, notably Pittsburgh Steelers icon Jack Lambert and former New York Yankees catcher, Thurman Munson. However, it seemed for a few decades in between the Midwestern conference was known not for those making plays on the field, but for the guys in charge of leading those programs. Beyond a recent stretch of quarterbacks making successful transitions, the MAC was probably best-known for serving as a launching pad for some of the best coaches in NCAA football. Sometimes referred to as the “Cradle of Coaches”, prominent figures in their profession include larger-than-life guys like Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes and Ara Parseghian. More recently, ...

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