The bowl season gives fans and scouts alike a chance to analyze NFL Draft prospects against solid competition. The bowl season schedule allows all eyes to be on each game. Here are the NFL Draft prospects in the 2019 Servpro First Responder Bowl.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Draft Prospects
Lucky Jackson, WR
Jackson has been a very productive receiver for the Hilltoppers for four seasons. In his time at Western Kentucky, he has 192 receptions for 2,532 yards and 12 touchdowns. This year, Jackson has 77 receptions for 985 yards and three touchdowns.
He has average size for an NFL receiver at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. Jackson’s production should get him some looks before the NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Sixth round-undrafted free agent
Ty Storey, QB
Storey started his career at Arkansas before transferring to Western Kentucky for his last year of eligibility. He has thrown for 3,796 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on 63.9 percent completion. This season, Storey has 2,209 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions on 70.1 percent completion.
At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Storey has decent size for an NFL quarterback. He likely won’t be drafted, but Storey may get a chance to make an NFL roster.
Projected Draft Range: Seventh round-undrafted free agent
Other notable draft-eligible players: WR Quin Jernighan, OG/C Miles Plate, DT Jaylon George
Western Michigan Broncos Draft Prospects
LeVante Bellamy, RB
Bellamy has been at Western Michigan for five seasons and has been one of the best running backs in their history. He has 3,660 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns in his career. This season, he has 1,412 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns.
He is a little bit undersized for an NFL running back at 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. Bellamy has proven to be a reliable running back and should be considered in the later rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Fourth round-sixth round
Jon Wassink, QB
Wassink has progressively improved every year he has been at Western Michigan. For his career, he has 6,289 passing yards, 49 touchdowns and 17 interceptions on 61.4 percent completion. This season, Wassink has thrown for 2,904 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions on 59.8 percent completion.
He stands 6-foot-2 and 208 pounds, which is decent for an NFL quarterback. Wassink will probably go undrafted, but will get a shot to make a roster.
Projected Draft Range: Sixth round-undrafted draft range
Other notable draft-eligible players: WR D’Wayne Eskridge, TE Giovanni Ricci, OG/C Luke Juriga, LB Ralph Holley, LB Drake Spears, CB Stefan Claiborne, S Justin Tranquill