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FCS Football Playoffs: Delaware's Pat Devlin A NFL Draft Prospect, Tough Test For Georgia Southern

When the Georgia Southern Eagles take on the Delaware Blue Hens, the two best players on the field will be GSU DT Brent Russell and Delaware QB Pat Devlin. Russell’s a Walter Camp All-American and Buck Buchanan Award candidate, while Devlin could be drafted as high as the fourth round in the 2010 NFL Draft, according to some scouts.

A Penn State transfer, Devlin is described by Mocking The Draft as having “starting potential in the pros.” The senior has an absurd 20-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio and has completed 70 percent or more of his passes in five of his last six games, several of those against FCS playoff teams.

He can move around a little bit too, with a 34-yard run and at least six other runs of more than ten yards to his credit. The knock against him seems to be that he plays in a dink-and-dunk offense, which I can neither confirm nor deny, though it would make sense considering his interception total.

Still, it’ll be up to the Eagles to rattle a quarterback that’s either unrattleable or plays in the most rattle-proof system possible.

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