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Boise State edge player Demarcus Lawrence has piqued ESPN analyst Louis Riddick's interest.

Riddick calls Lawrence "multi-position/versatile player" whose "character check (is) going to be very important." The former NFL scout notes Lawrence was misused at Boise State. Lawrence, a redshirt junior, does have desirable length and size for the position.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 01:19:00 PM

"There's a real sense" the Tampa Bay Bucs have their sights set on selecting Oregon QB Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This sounds like a big deal, but on Jan. 29 it is not. Just got back and read blurbs on Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles at this time last year. So much of the draft process has not taken place yet, for better or worse. Many evaluators still prefer FSU's Jameis Winston. We think both are great quarterback prospects.
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 11:35 AM

Dan Quinn, the Falcons next HC, recruited Florida EDGE Dante Fowler Jr. while working with the Gators.

Obviously there is a lot of dot connecting that can be done here. The Falcons desperately need an edge rusher, they have the No. 8 pick, Quinn and Fowler have history... but really, the decision will come from Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff. Fowler "was one that we thought would develop into a pass rusher," Quinn said. "His first year there, he played right away as a true freshmen." We think Fowler's best traits are his hand use, counter moves and ability to win on the outside or working back in.
Jan 29 - 10:45 AM

FSU QB Jameis Winston received an Eli Manning comparison from NFL Media's Lance Zierlein.

Winston has received a number of comparisons, form Ben Roethlisberger to Byron Leftwich. In fact, Zierlein writes "his wind-up delivery and marginal mobility outside the pocket are reminiscent of Byron Leftwich, but his arm talent and issues with decision making are more in line with Eli Manning's." Quarterback comparisons are kind of unrealistic, since most successful quarterbacks in the NFL right now are quite different.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 10:11 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein tabbed USC DL Leonard Williams as a "Pro Bowl caliber player" and graded him as the No. 1 prospect in the 2015 class.

There is so much time left in the process, but Zierlein awarded Williams with a 7.4 grade, with Amari Cooper and Shane Ray receiving 7.0 grades. "It doesn't matter how raw he is because he's got freakish qualities that are rare for men his size," one NFC Director of College Scouting told Zierlein. "I think he has a chance to be as good as Kevin Williams."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 9:48 AM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon reminds NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt of St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason.

"[Gordon is] bigger and stronger, but he's got Mason's tremendous quickness," Brandt wrote. "He's an interesting player because up until this season he had started only eight games. This year he started all 13 games -- 14 if you count the bowl game -- running for 2,587 yards, the second-highest total ever, and 29 touchdowns. Gordon improved in two key areas last season: He became a much better pass catcher, posting 26 catches after posting 16 in his three seasons before, and a more reliable player in pass protection. I think Gordon has enough strength to carry the ball 20 times a game in the NFL, and he should have a lot more success as a rookie than Mason did." Former Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson compares MGIII to Jamaal Charles, and believes the Badger will be the first RB taken in the spring draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 1:49 AM

NFLDraftScout.com reports that sources have indicated UCLA QB Brett Hundley "will fully participate at the combine."

Hundley is the site's No. 3-rated quarterback. Many elite QB prospects in recent years have skipped the scouting combine, preferring to work out at their personal pro days. Hundley is making a good choice to participate, as he bungled an opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl and has serious competition for the No. 3 QB designation. He'll have a nice platform at the combine, as Marcus Mariota might not be able to participate due to a shoulder sprain.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 12:46 AM

Former Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson believes Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon will be the first RB chosen in the draft, and compares him to Jamaal Charles.

"I think Melvin Gordon to me, is a guy who reminds me a lot of Jamaal Charles. So I think clearly he will be the No. 1 running back coming off the board for the simple fact that Todd Gurley is coming off of that injury," Tomlinson said on NFL Network Wednesday. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah ranks Gordon as the No. 10 prospect in the class, though he has Gordon going to the Cowboys at No. 27 in a mock draft. Tomlinson said MGIII wouldn't have been a lock to be the first RB taken had Todd Gurley not suffered his knee injury. "If it hadn't been for that injury, those guys would be neck and neck for the No. 1 running back coming off the board," Tomlinson said. "Todd Gurley, with the size he possesses, the athletic ability, the guy returns kicks -- are you kidding me? He's a phenomenal player. (If he returns healthy) he is going to be a steal."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 28 - 10:50 PM

Eastern Washington has granted senior QB Vernon Adams a release to transfer.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder is visiting Oregon this weekend, and the fit is almost too perfect. The Ducks need a QB to replace Marcus Mariota, and Adams is one of the FCS' best players. You might recall that he accounted for 491 yards of offense and seven touchdowns in a 59-52 loss to Washington this past season. Adams has thrown for 10,438 yards and 110 scores already in his three-season career. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis calls Adams "a master playmaker and a big-time leader," and colleague Bucky Brooks said that though "Adams lacks the ideal physical dimensions to pique the interest of NFL scouts, his production and effectiveness running (Eastern Washington's) high-powered offense will keep his name in the mix over the next few years." If he does indeed transfer, Adams shouldn't have a problem fending off sophomore Jeff Lockie for the starting gig.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 28 - 9:21 PM

Washington senior DT Danny Shelton "definitely emerged as a top-10 pick" at the Senior Bowl, wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper bumped Shelton from No. 13 to No. 7 overall on his newest Big Board. "He got winded at times but did well in Mobile following a phenomenal year," Kiper wrote. "Pretty amazing that he nearly led the Huskies in tackles this season. Shelton isn't 'quick,' but he moves pretty well for a huge man (330-plus pounds) and is something of a clogger-plus, because his lateral agility is impressive. A massive defensive tackle with some ability to disrupt into the backfield, he has good instincts in his ability to find the ball. Has definitely emerged as a top-10 pick." Most analysts now do indeed rank Shelton in the top 10.
Jan 28 - 8:54 PM

Louisville announced defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will remain at the school.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day Wednesday that the Raiders offered Grantham a two-year deal to become Jack Del Rio's new DC. "My family loves it in Louisville, and I think we are establishing something special here with Bobby Petrino and our staff," said Grantham. Grantham is one year into a four-year pact that pays him nearly $1 million annually. The Cardinals ranked sixth nationally in total defense in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 8:40 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper moved Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston to No. 1 overall in his most recent Big Board.

Winston was previously ranked No. 6. "When Winston plummeted on my board during the season, it was a direct reflection of major concerns from me and from teams about whether he was draftable if he didn't show more maturity," Kiper wrote. "It's easy to say in hindsight that I dropped him too far, but it certainly reflected my opinion and the opinion of those I respect on where Winston stood at that time. Since then, my sense is that some of those concerns have diminished -- no other mistakes have been made -- and while Winston faces scrutiny in the coming months on his maturity and his play, he is still considered the top quarterback in this draft and arguably the top overall player. Winston has a good football mind and great physical talent, with special pocket instincts and the necessary vision, size, arm strength and athleticism." Winston is the new odds-on favorite to go No. 1, replacing Marcus Mariota.
Jan 28 - 6:11 PM




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