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Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay tweeted that West Virginia WR Tavon Austin "might be the quickest human being I've ever studied on tape."

McShay's coworker Kevin Weidl responded with "not getting out of the first round." Austin is a joystick with the ball in his hands in the open field, but did have his set of struggles when facing Kenny Vaccaro in the slot. He is the type of playmaker teams look for in the first-round, despite his less than ideal size.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Missouri redshirt senior WR Darius White will miss a few weeks due to a groin injury.

Head coach Gary Pinkel called it "severe" and the team initially thought it was a season ending matter. White is a Texas transfer and was listed as a starting receiver out of camp. He recorded 15 catches for 230 yards and three touchdowns in three games before the injury.
Sep 23 - 10:07 AM

Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans spoke with one NFL GM who believes staying in school for another year is "a pretty easy decision" for FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston.

"That would be my 100 percent advice," The GM added. "Come back and say, ‘Look, I made mistakes and learned from them. I have over a year of impeccable behavior that shows what I learned.’ Without question, that would go a long way." One scout called Winston "a big-ass immature kid." We want to know if that scout has actually met Jameis, because that is a strong statement to put out in the media regarding a prospect. People often mature just enough to compartmentalize their flaws, as Matt Waldman says. Winston lacks self awareness, but the public must consider how little information they have on the other 250 eligible prospects.
Sep 23 - 9:30 AM

The NCAA denied Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield's immediate eligibility waiver, however he is allowed to be on scholarship with the Sooners.

Per Chip Brown of Horns Digest, Mayfield will not be eligible to play until 2015 and will then have two more years of eligibility. The Texas Tech transfer will continue to practice with the Sooners this season, forming the best scout team unit along with receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Trevor Knight is only a redshirt sophomore, so it would be an upset if Mayfield enters next season as the outright starter.
Sep 23 - 9:22 AM

Florida State reinstated redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Winston's suspension "hit home" with the quarterback. Winston, of course, was suspended for Saturday's victory over Clemson after he jumped on a table and shouted expletives in the school's Student Union. "Tremendously," Fisher said when asked how missing Saturday's game affected the Heisman Trophy winner. "I think you could see it on the sideline ... [but] he was a great influence for Sean [Maguire] and the other guys on the sideline. It was not for show or go. It was something heartfelt. I think it hit home, there's no doubt." Fisher named Winston the starting QB for Saturday's game against NC State on Monday. Because of this incident and several others, Winston's stock has fallen with evaluators. It's absolutely imperative that he not get into further trouble prior to the spring.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 22 - 9:46 PM

NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks writes that the hype surrounding Michigan senior QB Devin Gardner "has subsided."

That's an understatement. Gardner completed 14-of-26 attempts for 148 yards and two interceptions in a loss to Utah on Saturday, and has posted a 0/5 TD/INT rate in Michigan's two games against quality opponents this year (the other being Notre Dame). Michigan HC Brady Hoke is currently contemplating who will be his starting quarterback against Minnesota on Saturday. Frankly, sophomore Shane Morris looks like the Wolverines' best bet at the moment. "It was only a year ago when some in the NFL community felt like Gardner had the potential to develop into a franchise quarterback," Brooks wrote. "However, the hype surrounding the senior quarterback has subsided after watching him become a turnover machine in critical moments for the Wolverines. The turnovers not only killed the Wolverines' chances of holding off a feisty Utah squad, but it continued to spotlight the concerns about Gardner's judgment and accuracy from the pocket."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 22 - 9:18 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline writes that "had been raving" about Utah redshirt senior edge rusher Nate Orchard prior to Saturday's game against Michigan.

Orchard aced another key test, collecting seven tackles, two for loss, two sacks and a pass deflection. "After a slow start Orchard turned on the burners during critical moments in the second half and looked dominant at times," Pauline wrote. "The ability Orchard displayed off the line of scrimmage in space was impressive and nicely complimented his pass rushing skills. Comparisons are being drawn to former Boise State star Demarcus Lawrence, selected in the second round last April by the Dallas Cowboys. If Orchard continues his impressive play he could also move into the second frame." The Utes' prospect has successfully added 60 pounds of muscle to his frame since starting his career as a 195-pound receiver.
Sep 22 - 8:36 PM

While he awaits verdict on his appeal of a second positive drug test, Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence is no longer participating in team activities.

Spence briefly returned to practices last week. This reverse is course doesn't affect his status with the Buckeyes, who have chosen not to dismiss the talented prospect. "He's not going to practice now," OSU HC Urban Meyer said. "That was just last week. He's not practicing, getting full-time treatment and working out just for his well-being. What is a zero tolerance [policy] when an addiction has set in or whatever? The decision, when you harm yourself or harm your team, we wrestle with those all the time. I've been criticized for many, many years about how I treat these guys. I treat them like they're my kid, and I'm not a big fan of dismissal. I don't try to do that very often. It's got to be a severe one where you're hurting someone else."
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 22 - 8:12 PM

Clemson OC Chad Morris insinuated that new freshman starting QB Deshaun Watson will not see snaps directly under center.

"Morris said Watson fumbled a snap under center in a short-yardage situation during last Thursday's practice. He's a shotgun guy," beat writer Roy Philpott tweeted. The question was raised after Clemson failed to convert a crucial fourth down play, choosing to run a slow developing play instead. "I didn't trust him," Morris said when asked about Watson potentially taking the ball directly from center in that situation.
Sep 22 - 11:48 AM

UCLA junior DB Randall Goforth will have surgery on both shoulders and miss the remainder of the season.

Goforth separated his right shoulder against Memphis on September 6 after previously separating his left one. Beat writer Chris Foster says Goforth is expected to be out until next fall. Sophomore Tahaan Goodman started in Goforth's place against Texas.
Source: LA Times
Sep 22 - 11:37 AM

Alabama freshman LT Cameron Robinson received a +6.1 grade from Pro Football Focus against Florida.

1.6 of that grade was attributed to pass protection, with 3.6 as a run blocker. We usually like to wait to crown prospects, but Robinson has all the makings of a future high NFL draft pick. He can move his man in the running game or work out in space when asked to.
Sep 22 - 11:06 AM

Florida missed 30 tackles in the school's 42-21 loss to Alabama, according to Pro Football Focus.

"Three Gators missed four apiece, including linebacker Michael Taylor, cornerback Brian Poole, and safety Jabari Gorman," PFF's Steve Palazzalo writes. In fact, the PFF crew notes safety Marcus Maye has the only Florida defensive starter who did not miss a tackle. Be sure to click the link below to see every player graded.
Sep 22 - 10:30 AM




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