Shiloh Keo, three-time All-WAC
IDAHO'S TOP PROSPECTS for the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft are four-year starting safety (and three-time Team Captain) SHILOH KEO, four-year starting quarterback (and 2010 Team Captain) Nathan Enderle, and two-year starting tightend (and Mackey Award semi-finalist) Daniel Hardy, with seven other Vandals participating in Idaho's Pro Day. Inside we peer into the future beyond Idaho's 2011 NFL prospects.
Shiloh Keo, Strong Safety
5-11, 219 (Everett, WA)
Ranked among the Top 15 ALL-TIME at the NFL combine for the 3-cone drill with a blistering time of 6.55 seconds (Sedrick Curry of Texas A&M ran the fastest time at 6.34 seconds in 2000), Keo handed in the 7th fastest time recorded at the 2011 NFL Combine (yes, the 2011 class was exceptionally strong in this event). He is Idaho's highest ranked prospect going into this year's NFL Draft, considered the No.7 Strong Safety available (out of 141 potential draftees), and is projected as a 6th Round pick.
Nathan Enderle, Quarterback
6-4, 240 (North Platte, Nebraska)
Rated the No. 16 QB in this year's NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com, Enderle is projected as a likely 7th round pick (or a candidate for a free agent contract). He is ranked right behind T.J. Yates (North Carolina) and just ahead of Josh Portis (who started his career at Florida and transferred to Division II California University of Pennsylvania). Improved his draft stock with a solid performance in the East-West Shrine Game before heading out to the NFL Combine.
Daniel Hardy, Tightend
6-4, 249 (Anchorage, AK)
Currently rated the No.16 TE prospect for this year's NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com, Hardy is projected as a likely 7th Round or FA contract prospect. He is ranked right behind Kyle Adams of Purdue and just ahead of Zach Pianalto (North Carolina). A Second Team All-WAC selection, Hardy topped off his career by being invited to participate in the 2011 NFL Combine.
Joseph "JoJo" Dickson, Inside Linebacker
6-2, 230 (Wailuku, Hawaii)
Idaho outside linebacker JoJo Dickson wasn't invited to the NFL combine, but he rounds out Idaho's top NFL prospects for the 2011 draft. A week ago he was ranked No.40 by NFLDraftScout.com out of 129 Inside Linebackers. However, his stock is rising at a meteoric rate, and he currently is ranked No.26 at his position. He still projects out as a Free Agent, but the rate at which he is climbing the charts is impressive.
LOOKING AT 2012 AND BEYOND
Below is a list of athletes at Idaho who currently rank among the Top 50 at their position (by graduating class) in the country, as rated by NFLDraftScout.com.
Bobby Cowan, Punter
6-5, 224, Junior
Already ranked the No.7 NFL Prospect at punter for the 2013 NFL Draft. Recently was honored as an Honorable Mention Preseason All-American selection by GoDaddy.com, Cowan will be working to build off his 2010 First Team All-WAC sophomore season.
Trey Farquhar, Place Kicker
6-0.5, 182, Junior
Currently ranked the No.14 NFL Prospect at place kicker out of 31 currently listed for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Taylor Elmo, Tightend
6-4, 244, Sophomore
Just going into his redshirt sophomore season, Elmo is ranked the No.18 tightend in the country by NFLDraftScout.com out of 92 prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Gary Walker, Free Safety
5-11.5, 199, Junior
As Walker prepares for the 2011 season as a redshirt junior, he currently is ranked the No. 25 free safety out of 80 prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mike Marboe, Center
6-2, 299, RS-Freshman
He's just a pup, getting his first real shot at playing time this fall when he will be a redshirt freshman at Idaho. However, with a solid work ethic the next few years, he could become another early round offensive lineman for the Vandals as he is ALREADY ranked the No.32 center by NFLDraftScout.com out of 58 prospects despite not yet having played a down of college football.
Michael Cosgrove, Defensive Tackle
6-4.5, 294, Senior
Heading into his senior season, Idaho's starting defensive tackle is current No. 38 for the 2012 NFL Draft out of 167 defensive tackle prospects. A solid senior season could move him up into the Top 25 at his position and improve his draft status.
Tre'Shawn Robinson, Middle Linebacker
5-10.5, 239, Senior
Heading into his senior season, Idaho's starting middle linebacker is the No. 40 inside linebacker among 92 prospects projected for the 2012 draft.
Aaron Grymes, Cornerback
5-11, 186, Junior
True junior cornerback Aaron Grymes is ranked the No.43 cornerback out of 166 candidates for the 2013 NFL Draft. Two solid years at his position could improve his rank into the Top 35 at his position, a potential Combine invite, and improve his draft stock.
Derek Wieting, Fullback
5-11, 241, Senior
Idaho senior fullback is currently ranked No.48 at his position for 2012, and rounds out Idaho's players ranked among the Top 50 at their positions (by graduating class) by NFLDraftScout.com.
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