Posts Tagged ‘Northern Illinois Huskies’

Tuesday Night Prospect Review: Northern Illinois vs. Ohio

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Ohio University Football team, Promotional Shoot. July 17, 2013

Josh Keatley, DLD Scout

Time for some #MACtion!

Being from Ohio has given me a bit more love for the Mid- American Conference than most and there is no shame in that. These weeknight games are an outlet for not so heralded prospects and for once, all eyes get to be on them. Last season we were able to catch a glimpse of the San Francisco 49ers’ first round prospect, Jimmie Ward as he dominated for Northern Illinois and frequented the weeknight stage. That doesn’t mean that every Tuesday night we will see an elite prospect, but this conference has produced NFL stars in Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Gates, and Jason Taylor. Those names are enough for me to pay attention to what the conference has to offer. (more…)

Poinsettia Bowl Scouting Preview

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Thanks to Utah State for the graphic

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Northern Illinois will square off with Utah State in the capper to the Jordan Lynch era, one in which they hold a 24-3 record.  There are a couple other players who are superior prospects to the Heisman candidate who also take the stage in San Diego.

The Huskies’ best prospect is a strong safety who will be a Senior Bowl attendee in January in Jimmie Ward (#15).  Ward roams around in the Northern Illinois defense throughout the game, between deep safety, over slot receivers, and in the box.  If you can’t find him, just follow the ball–he gets there before too long. (more…)

Potential Lions in the Orange Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The Florida State defense is stocked with NFL talent

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State
The upstart Huskies have their work cut out for them against the Seminoles, who could be playing for the national title if not for a flukish bad day against North Carolina State. The Seminoles are loaded with future NFL talent.


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