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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler spoke with one NFL scout who said his team would not draft Western Kentucky senior RB Antonio Andrews because of his ball security issues.

"I like him, but no chance we draft him, can't hold onto the football. Can't trust him," the scout admitted. This is very similar to what happened with section favorite Dennis Johnson last year, and it makes sense when factoring in how often coaches bench a running back immediately after a fumble. Andrews has already fumbled twice this season, bringing his career total to 11.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall would be willing to play another position in the NFL if he's asked.

"It's just something I have to think about," Marshall said. "As of right now, I'm open to play anything, but I'm looking to play quarterback." Marshall is a superb athlete and a gifted runner, but his passing mechanics are not NFL-caliber. He has a number of options should he choose to switch position, a seeming fit at RB, WR, or DB. Georgia coach Mark Richt signed Marshall as a CB out of high school. "We certainly looked at him as (a quarterback), the possibility, but we believed he could be one of the best cornerbacks in America," Richt said. "We believe he could be a very high draft pick as a corner as well. He's that talented of a guy."
Source: AL.com
Nov 21 - 6:17 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley was compared by an area scout to former Jaguar David Garrard.

"I feel bad for him, because everyone hyped him up so much in the preseason, it was like he had to play at a (Marcus) Mariota-type level or he'd be a failure," the AFC area scout told NFL.com. Site columnist Albert Breer notes on-field improvement for Hundley, but doesn't believe it will be enough to get him into Round 1 or 2 in the spring. "He has very good size and athletic ability, but he struggles reading things and throwing with accuracy," an AFC scouting director said. Hundley has a crucial matchup this Saturday, taking on USC's pro-style defense.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 21 - 4:22 PM

Mississippi State starting S Justin Cox has been suspended after being arrested for his involvement in a domestic violence incident.

Police said they found a female victim with an injury to her head upon their arrival. Cox was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling and aggravated domestic violence and booked in jail. He has started eight of 10 games at free safety. Miss State plays Vanderbilt this weekend and Ole Miss in a week.
Nov 21 - 2:00 PM

The MMQB's Andy Staples ranks Oregon senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu as the No. 9 overall prospect in the 2015 class.

"Though NFL teams are looking for taller corners these days, Ekpre-Olomu plays bigger than his listed 5-10, 195-pound size," Staples writes. "He can jam receivers at the line and smother them once they recover." We believe Ifo is squatting on routes more often in the hopes of baiting his opponent. That has resulted in allowing downfield completions when receivers run past him in his boundary corner spot. He is also getting caught in trash and allowing separation when working in the slot.
Source: The MMQB
Nov 21 - 10:56 AM

Sam Farmer spoke with one NFL scout who is not sure if UCLA senior LB Eric Kendricks is a starter at the next level.

"I think he's a special-teams player and a good depth linebacker, but these guys tend to make their way onto the field," the scout ended. Another scout stated Kendricks will be a starting weakside linebacker on a team. All three evaluators shared the belief Kendricks is a bit undersized. Perhaps "undersized" is now common at the position in the NFL.
Source: LA Times
Nov 21 - 10:41 AM

The LA Times spoke with one NFL scout who believes USC junior Nelson Agholor is a perfect No. 3 WR.

The scout adds " slot receiver, and return specialist" to Agholor's projection. The evaluator highlighted slot targets who can win over the middle, find windows in zone, separate versus man, and the run after the catch. "He's got some of that to him," the scout concluded. Unless a number of USC eligibles return for one final season, expect Agholor to declare for this spring's draft.
Source: LA Times
Nov 21 - 9:38 AM

Three NFL scouts expressed their reservations with QB Brett Hundley's professional projection.

"We need to see better accuracy from him, especially throwing from the pocket," scout No. 1 said. "He tends to hold on to the ball too long, and he's not as quick going through his progression as he should be at this stage of his career. … I think he relies on his feet at times to bail him out." Scout No. 2 questioned if sitting behind an NFL starter during his first year would be more beneficial than returning to UCLA for one more season. Scout No. 3 praised Hundley's dual-threat capabilities and placed him in the late first- to second-round range.
Source: LA Times
Nov 21 - 9:24 AM

One NFL scout called USC junior DL Leonard Williams "the real deal" after watching him in person.

"He's got a great body, quick off the ball. He did have that shoulder surgery, so he's a little bit behind strength-wise, but he still has plenty of strength," the scout said. "He's got tremendous upside, and he's definitely a consideration for that top pick." He then highlighted the Arizona tape as the one to watch. We are not saying he is a comparable prospect skill wise, but look for Williams to play a J.J. Watt type role for an NFL team.
Source: LA Times
Nov 21 - 8:49 AM

Kansas State senior WR Tyler Lockett tore it up in Morgantown on Thursday night, catching 10 passes for 196 yards in a 26-20 win over West Virginia.

That wasn't all. He had over 100 return yards, including a 43-yard punt return for a touchdown just before halftime. It's nice to see him excelling so much as a returner, as that aspect of his game is Lockett's ticket into the NFL. Lockett eclipsed his father's school record for career receiving yards earlier this month. Now Junior is hoping to put that mark out of reach for his own son. The diminutive receiver (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) doesn't project neatly as a next-level receiving threat, so we're a bit pessimistic on the overall assessment, despite his stellar collegiate showing. Lockett's return ability, however, makes him a Day 3 lock.
Nov 20 - 10:48 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Wake Forest senior CB Kevin Johnson No. 23 overall on his most recent Big Board.

"A bright spot amid another sour year for Wake, Johnson offers good length at about 6-1," Kiper wrote. "He is a fluid mover with really quick feet, and he has impressive transition speed out of his backpedal. I like his ability as a playmaker, and the ability to shine in different types of coverage. He's not going to deliver the huge hit and is just OK against the run, but he's an effective tackler on receivers in space." Johnson may at first blush appear to be a fast-riser who has overnight established himself as a first-rounder, but he actually began to take on helium over the summer. Among several glowing reports from media sources, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that scouts "love[d]" Johnson in August.
Nov 20 - 9:25 PM

Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday broke his lower left leg against USC, not his ankle, which was previously reported.

Halliday snapped his tibia and fibula when Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams fell on his leg during Nov. 1's game. The senior's collegiate career is over, and he understands his legacy will be those gorgeous video game numbers. "It shows I was an explosive quarterback," Halliday said. "When we got rolling there was not too much other people could do to stop it."
Nov 20 - 8:24 PM




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