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Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet’s professional football career begins with the NFL Draft this weekend. While it’s unlikely Maysonet will be drafted before the final rounds Saturday, it’s inevitable he’ll at least get a shot with an NFL team this season.

We sat down with Maysonet this week to discuss his football career and the upcoming draft. Read more about it in this week’s News-Review and later this week on riverheadnewsreview.com.

In the meantime, here’s what some of the leading NFL draft websites are saying about his draft prospects:


Position rank: 10

Quote: “Workhorse. Runs with a chip on his shoulder.”

CBS Sports

Position rank: 24

Overall rank: 320

Projection: Seventh round or free agent


Quote: “He isn’t flashy and hasn’t shown passing down ability because of limited repetitions, but he could produce as a ball carrier if given an opportunity.”

NFL player comparison: Alfred Morris


Position rank: 23

Projection: Late round or free agent


Position rank: 29

Projections: Seventh round or free agent

12/02/12 9:22am
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ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet in his final home game last week.

Several hours after the Suffolk County Champion Riverhead football team saw its season end Saturday, the young man who led the team to its previous title four years ago, played in the final game of his college career.

Miguel Maysonet and the Stony Brook University football team fell 16-10 at Montana State Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the college football championship subdivision playoffs. It was the second straight year in which the Seawolves (10-3) lost in the second round of the postseason.

Maysonet, who was named this past week as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the FCS, finishes his college career with 5,248 all-purpose yards and 53 touchdowns. He is the all-time leading rusher in Stony Brook and Big South history.

A three-year player at Stony Brook after transferring from Hofstra, Maysonet rushed for 1,970 yards and 21 touchdowns in his senior season.

He’ll now prepare for the NFL Draft and he’s already moved up the charts as a prospect, where several scouting websites rank him as a top 20 running back. A total of 22 running backs were taken in the 2012 draft.

“Maysonet has more power than his size would indicate, and his instincts are improving,” ESPN’s Todd McShay recently wrote. “After rushing for 220 yards and two TDs in Stony Brook’s 23-3 win over Army on Oct. 1, his stock is rising.”

Army head coach Rich Ellerson said after that game that Maysonet was as “good a back as the team would face all season.”

Scouts from 28 of 32 NFL teams visited Stony Brook this season to watch Maysonet play, according to a recent Newsday article. The NFL draft will be held next April. The Walter Payton Award announcement is scheduled for Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.

11/28/12 2:09pm
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ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet rushed for two touchdowns last weekend against Villanova.

The accolades for Miguel Maysonet continued to pour in Wednesday when he was named one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The other finalists include Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke and Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein. The finalists had originally been narrowed down to 20 players earlier this month.

Maysonet, a 2009 Riverhead graduate, will attend a ceremony in Philadelphia Dec. 17 where the winner will be announced along with several other major awards from the college football season. The Walter Payton Award is considered the Heisman Trophy of the FCS.

Maysonet leads Stony Brook University against Montana State Saturday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs. The Seawolves won 20-10 last weekend against Villanova.

Maysonet was already honored as the Big South Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

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