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Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has met with the Lions, Panthers, Titans and Falcons, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport adds Ha Ha is scheduled to visit the Bears this week. It is noteworthy that the Lions, Titans and Falcons are all currently slotted in the top 11, and the Bears could be Clinton-Dix's floor. He is a true roaming safety, something that the NFL is coveting at the correct time.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Jauan Jennings' misdemeanor drug charge was dismissed.

Jennings was cited on Jan. 15 for simple possession of marijuana after a traffic stop. The case was dismissed upon Jennings paying court costs and undergoing an alcohol and drug assessment. Jennings logged 40 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Source: ESPN
Feb 27 - 4:02 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) will transfer as a graduate.

Sirk suffered three torn Achilles tendons while at Duke. The most recent, suffered to his left one last summer, earned Sirk a sixth season of eligibility. The issue with that is that it also allowed Daniel Jones to steal his starting quarterback job last season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Sirk passed for 2,625 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2015.
Feb 27 - 3:12 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock compares Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer to Philip Rivers.

"I think he has the most upside (in the QB draft class), the highest ceiling. But he is 12-11 as a starter at Notre Dame. He played a lot of bad football with the game on the line in the fourth quarter this year. That is not acceptable," Mayock said. "But he is 6-foot-5, 235. He has that kind of prototypical franchise quarterback look, a Philip Rivers type ... if he gets everything right." Like Rivers, Kizer could also use some time to marinate on the bench while developing. Rivers threw only 30 passes in his first two NFL seasons. Kizer will be at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this week.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 2:39 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior QB Chris Laviano transferred to San Diego State as a graduate transfer.

As a graduate, Laviano is immediately eligible to play at SDSU as a fifth-year senior. Laviano began last year as starter before losing the job to Gio Rescigno in October. The 6-foot-2 Laviano passed for 3,102 yards and a 21/15 TD/INT rate at Rutgers over 24 games.
Feb 27 - 2:20 PM

Arizona freshman DE My-King Johnson will become the first active openly gay scholarship player in the FBS.

Johnson told his story on Saturday to the Arizona Daily Star. The 6-foot-4-inch, 225-pound 17-year-old came out to friends and family when he was 12. Now, he becomes the FBS' first active scholarship player to have come out publicly. "I do feel like when I say that, it can put a target on my back," Johnson said. "But whatever." A few years ago, Missouri’s Michael Sam came out after he entered the NFL Draft. Arizona State walk-on Chip Sarafin came out in 2014.
Feb 27 - 1:32 PM

Fox Sports' Peter Schrager believes the 49ers go the QB "route" with the No. 2 pick.

Schrager projects DeShone Kizer for the pick, but the position rather than the player is what matters here. Schrager says Brian Hoyer or Matt Schaub could be brought in "to keep the seat warm." Our own Josh Norris has ranked Kizer as the No. 1 quarterback in the draft for some time, but we are surprised by how many share that sentiment: Schrager, Daniel Jeremiah and Mike Mayock, to name a few.
Source: Fox Sports
Feb 27 - 11:00 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said the team is open to any position in the first round except for quarterback.

"We’ll go for the best player," Lewis said. "And we’ll get a really good player and hopefully the guy will have a strong, healthy career." Overall, it is not a surprise that the Bengals will bypass quarterback in the first round, but the mindset of being complacent at the position is interesting. Andy Dalton is not among the top players at his spot, and his contract is very team friendly. If the Bengals wanted to pursue a better option, although that is easier said then done, Dalton's contract is easy to move on from. But the Bengals remain certain Dalton is their guy.
Source: Bengals.com
Feb 27 - 9:46 AM

The MMQB's Peter King suggests UConn DB Obi Melifonwu could run in the low 4.4s at the NFL Combine.

This would open up a transition to corner. Tall safeties who have length and can run will always be viewed by some teams as corners, since the latter is considered a premium position and the contracts back it up. Plus, those types are difficult to find. Look at Damarious Randall, plus many teams viewed T.J. Green as a corner last year. "I know NFL guys who think, ‘I’d love to try him [at corner]. Let’s see if he fails,’" Mike Mayock told Peter King. Melifonwu stands at 6-foot-4 and 219-pounds.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 27 - 9:35 AM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock believes Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt has a similar game to Clay Matthews.

Mayock calls the comparison "easy" since Watt is an "edge who can drop in coverage and has a motor that just won’t stop." We would point to Clay Matthews' outstanding athleticism as a major tool in why he is successful in the NFL, including a 10 yard split of 1.49 seconds and above-average scores in every other test, especially 3-cone and the short shuttle. Will Watt match those testing numbers? We know his brother put on a show in Indianapolis.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 27 - 9:11 AM

One AFC college scouting director believes LSU WR Malachi Dupre and Tennessee WR Josh Malone can grow into No. 2 receivers on an NFL team.

What skills matter to this personnel director? The duo "play big in the red zone and they bring some big-play ability as vertical threats," he told Bucky Brooks of NFL.com. Malone played with the better quarterback in Josh Dobbs, however, Dobbs lacked consistency for years. LSU's passing game was virtually non-existent. Perhaps the two exit the NFL Combine as risers.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 8:49 AM

NFL.com's Buck Brooks believes Tennessee edge rusher Derek Barnett possesses "nearly identical skills" to Charges edge rusher Joey Bosa.

Brooks claims the two share a "blue-collar game built on grit, hustle, and technique." We think Bosa has far more bend and overall athleticism than Barnett, but the foundation of the Vols' pass rusher's game is laid out there. Brooks suggests Barnett should be in the mix with Myles Garrett as the top pass rusher on the board. That is extremely high praise, and Barnett's consistent production since his first season can be used to back that up.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 8:29 AM




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