College Prospects: Big East Conference


(5th-Round) #80 WR Armon Binns, 6-2¾, 205 pounds, 4.56 seconds, Senior.

On Friday night against Louisville, Binns caught three touchdown passes in the Bearcats conference opening victory. On the season, he has 32 catches for 525 yards and seven TDs. Over his 35-game career, he’s caught 95 passes for 1,432 yards and 18 scores. Last year, Binns was the second receiver to Mardy Gilyard in the Cincy offense with 56 catches for 859 yards and 10 TDs. He’s big, athletic and plays faster than his listed time; one of those TD catches against Louisville was a 62-yard play.



(2nd-Round) #23 RB Jordan Todman, 5-9, 195 pounds, 4.43 seconds, Junior.

Last Saturday, Todman ran for 123 yards on 24 carries against Rutgers. He did that with an injured elbow that cost him a game earlier in the season. On the season, he has 122 carries for 778 yards and eight TDs. That included a 37-carry, 195-yard game against Vanderbilt. UConn is one of the leading rushing teams in the country thanks to him. In his career with the Huskies, he’s played in 30 games and has 2,245 rushing yards and 25 TDs, 32 catches for 229 yards and 37 kickoff returns for a 24.9-yard average with a TD. One of the best under-rated players in the country, he’s drawing plenty of attention from scouts. Rutgers coach Greg Schiano compared him to his former back Ray Rice.

Other UConn prospects: Redshirt-Senior OLB Lawrence Wilson; Redshirt-Senior ILB Scott Lutrus.


(5th-Round) #46 OLB Dexter Heyman, 6-2 ¾, 238 pounds, 4.57 seconds, Junior.

The younger brother of Earl Heyman, a defensive lineman who spent last season with the New Orleans Saints, Dexter Heyman is an athletic outside backer who has yet to reach his full potential. So far this season, he has 26 total tackles, one sack and one pass broken up. A native of Louisville he should stay for another year with the Cardinals. A strong junior finish and a better senior year would increase his draft value.


(1st-Round) #91 DE Greg Romeus, 6-5, 268 pounds, 4.79 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.

Romeus underwent surgery on to repair a disc in his lower back on Sept. 16 and has not played since. He’s on track to return to the Panthers in time for their game on Oct. 30 against Louisville. That would still give him time to cement his spot as a first-round prospect, although NFL teams will want to check out that back issue very closely. He was the ’09 Big East Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year with 43 tackles 11.5 TFL and eight sacks. He has 19.5 career sacks. Romeus played just one year of high school football and was known more as a basketball player at Coral Glades HS in Florida. He petitioned NFL Advisory Committee last year and was told he was not a first-round pick, so he returned for his final season of eligibility. Romeus suffered from back spasms during Pitt’s camp, missing a week of practice.

Other Pitt prospects: Redshirt-senior OT Jason Pinkston; Senior DE Jabaal Sheard


(5th-Round) #26 SS Joe Lefeged, 5-11¾, 205 pounds, 4.58 seconds, Senior.

From his freshman season, Lefeged has been on the field making plays on defense and special teams. He had a 95-yard kickoff return for TD wiped out by a penalty. Earlier this year he blocked two punts and forced three turnovers in a game. Over 43 games, the Maryland native has 187 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions, one fumble return that he took back 58 yards for a TD and six forced fumbles. He also has returned 23 kickoffs for a 30.3-yard average including a 91-yard TD in ’09. He has four career blocked kicks.

Other Rutgers prospects: Senior DE Jonathan Freeny.


(6th-Round) #94 DE Craig Marshall, 6-4, 262 pounds, 4.79 seconds, Senior.

A junior-college transfer, Marshall is wrapping up his third season with the Bulls and just last week he had a career game, as he had eight tackles and three sacks against Syracuse. On the season he has 22 tackles and four sacks. Over his career he has nine sacks. He’s got a big burst on the edge to the quarterback.


(4th-Round) #3 RB Delone Carter, 5-8 ¾, 216 pounds, 4.52 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.

They’ve had a few running backs over the years at Syracuse and Carter joins the group now, having moved into the top 10 among career rushers for the Orangemen. He has 2,395 yards and is now 10th on the school’s rushing list. This year Carter has run for 531 yards on 99 carries with five TD runs. Has dealt with a dislocated hip (’07) and a hamstring injury (’08). He played all 12 games last year. Carter pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of harassment in October stemming from a fight back in February over a snowball fight. Carter had been charged with misdemeanor assault and was suspended from school and the football team for the better part of six months.

Other ‘Cuse prospects: Redshirt-senior C Ryan Batholomew.


(2nd-Round) #7 RB Noel Devine, 5-7¾, 180 pounds, 4.34 seconds, Senior.

The diminutive Florida native is making his way up the ladder of career rushers for the Mountaineers. Over his 44 games, Devine he has run for 3,885 yards and 27 touchdowns. He’s coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, including 1,465 yards last year. Over the last three weeks, Devine has been bothered by a bone bruise under the big toe on his right foot and that’s slowed his production. After WVU’s victory Thursday night over South Florida, he has 504 yards rushing on the season. NFL scouts are concerned about his durability and figure he needs to be used as Darren Sproles-type player. Devine has overcome a lot, as both of his parents died from AIDs by the time he was 11 years old. He had problems in high school, and at one point Deion Sanders tried to adopt him. He also pleaded no contest to a battery charge at a Morgantown night club in 2008.

Other WVU prospects: Redshirt-junior FS Robert Sands; Senior CB Brandon Hogan.

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