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LSU junior DB Jalen Mills' attorney disputed the allegations which led to his client's arrest, saying Mills "was not the person who struck the victim."

"That would be consistent with some of the information I've received," Baton Rouge defense attorney Brent Stockstill told Gannett Wednesday night. He added that another witness says one female hit the victim, not Mills. Mills is currently on an indefinite suspension by LSU.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 02:37:00 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

Despite Ole Miss' self-imposed bowl ban due to NCAA rules violations, sophomore QB Shea Patterson does not plan on transferring.

It hasn't been the best week for the Rebels, as the NCAA hit them with eight additional violations on top of the 13 that were already being levied against them. The program self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017. However, Patterson's decision not jump from the currently burning, sinking ship is at least one cause for a sigh of relief in Oxford. "I love my school, coaches, teammates and our fans and I can't wait for the 2017 season together! Let's go!" wrote the 6-foot-2, 193-pounder on Twitter. Patterson, a five-star recruit in the 2016 cycle, started three games last season. He threw for at least 300 yards in two of them and posted a 6/3 TD/INT ratio in that space. If Ole Miss is to have any chance of extricating themselves from this mess in the near future, Patterson figures to be a key piece of the puzzle.
Feb 26 - 2:30 PM

Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 QB Artur Sitkowski.

LSU, Wisconsin, Temple and Florida State were also among those eyeing Sitkowski before he opted to join HC Mark Richt at Miami. The 6-foot-4, 208-pounder currently plies his trade with the high school football factory that is IMG Academy down in Florida. Brian Dohn of Scout.com loves his deep ball and his feel for the pocket. Scout ranks him as their No. 75 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. Rivals is even higher on the gunslinger, slotting him into their master list at No. 61 overall. The Canes are in the young process of building a monster class right now.
Source: Rivals
Feb 26 - 12:38 PM

Arizona hired Central Michigan AD Dave Heeke to serve in the same capacity.

Heeke fills the void left behind when Greg Byrne flew the coop to become Alabama's athletic director earlier this offseason. He had been with Central Michigan since 2006. Prior to that stint with the Chippewas, he spent 18 years in various capacities at Oregon. In a statement, Heeke said, "This program is about excellence and we will continue to focus on achieving at the very highest level athletically and academically, while creating the finest experience in the country for our student-athletes."
Feb 26 - 12:26 PM

Florida State four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Justin Watkins flipped to Texas.

Watkins is Texas' first commitment of the 2018 cycle. He flipped from his FSU pledge following his visit to Austin for junior day on Saturday. The 6-foot, 160-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 74 overall prospect. Over at Scout.com, the analysis team notes that he possesses "the capabilities to take it to the house each time he touches the ball, and flashes outstanding vision and cutback ability when navigating in the open field as well." Just what position Watkins will play with the Longhorns is not yet known. He could potentially suit up at corner, wideout or running back. On top of all of that, the dynamic athlete excels in the return game, too.
Feb 26 - 12:13 PM




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