Latest Headlines

UNC senior "bandit" LB Norkeithus Otis has "the talent to potentially fill" a "tweener" hybrid role in the NFL, according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Otis did a little bit of everything last year, collecting 49 tackles -- 13 for loss -- 7.5 sacks, nine quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, three pass breakups and an interception. "Although he can be plugged in at multiple spots, it's Otis's natural ability as a pass-rusher that may be his greatest asset, as he demonstrates an explosive first step, active hands, agile feet to change direction and impressive closing burst once he's in the clear," Stephens wrote. "Despite being only 6'1, Otis's long arms enable him to play taller and with more range than one would expect when considering his listed size, and he understands how to employ his shorter stature to gain leverage when engaging taller opponents." Since the NFL desires faster linebackers to drop into coverage in a pass-happy era, Otis' skill set will be desired next spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 08:57:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline calls Michigan State redshirt senior DT Joel Heath "very underrated."

"Ability to occupy blockers creates opportunities," Pauline wrote. "Good mid-to-late round value." Heath, a fifth-year senior, moved inside from defensive end during bowl practices in 2013. Last year, the rangy 6-foot-6, 296-pounder had career highs in tackles (29), TFL (five for 22 yards) and sacks (2.5 for 19 yards).
Jun 29 - 7:25 PM

LSU coach Les Miles dismissed redshirt freshman DT Trey Lealaimatafao due to his recent arrest.

Lealaimatafao allegedly hit a woman outside a bar when she attempted to stop him from robbing her unconscious boyfriend. After getting arrested, Miles suspended Lealaimatafao. Since then, his staff has "gathered more information and feel it's best for us to part ways." Lealaimatafao, a San Antonio native and former four-star recruit, should draw some interest on the transfer circuit.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 29 - 6:56 PM

Pittsburgh DC Josh Conklin believes his CBs need to play with "a lot of swag."

Conklin is entering his first season with Pitt after coaching with FIU and helping turn that defense into a top 35 unit by some measurements. Where as many collegiate defenses utilize off corners, Conklin takes a different approach. "We’re going to play on the line of scrimmage 95 percent of the time with the corners, so you better be able to bring it and bring it every single day," he told ESPN's David Hale. The position should be emphasized under Conklin's coaching.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 12:08 PM

Stanford failed to produce a 1,000 yard rusher in 2014 for the first time since 2007.

In fact, Stanford barely surpassed a 600 yard rusher. Remound Wright contributed with 601 yards and Kelsey Young had 331 yards. Stanford head coach David Shaw has discussed changing his offense based on personnel in the past, but their foundation is running the football with multiple tight ends or extra linemen. Expect sophomore Christian McCaffrey to receive many more carries in 2015.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 11:21 AM

Utah State senior WR and returner JoJo Natson has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

USA Today's Paul Myerberg calls this a "significant loss" as Natson is one of the top returners in the country. His impact does not stop there, however, as he caught 51 passes for 504 yards and two touchdowns as well as producing 498 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 50 carries during the 2014 season.
Jun 29 - 9:19 AM

Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil was charged for domestic violence following his Friday arrest, confirmed head coach Hugh Freeze.

According to reports, Tunsil punched his stepfather after stepping into a dispute between his mother and the stepfather. "We can confirm that Laremy Tunsil turned himself in and was arrested for a misdemeanor, domestic violence-simple assault," a statement from Freeze said. "The incident occurred Thursday night and involves Laremy defending his mother against his stepfather. Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently, but I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family. Laremy and his mother have also pressed charges against his stepfather. As we gather more facts, we will act and make decisions accordingly."
Jun 29 - 1:18 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter anticipates NFL teams seeing Arkansas State redshirt senior TE Darrion Griswold "as a Larry Donnell-type prospect, who surprised with great success as a rookie with the Giants last year coming out of Grambling State."

The 6-foot-5, 264-pound Griswold, who collected 18 receptions for 221 yards and four touchdowns last season, is estimated to run a 4.67 forty. Walter Football ranks Griswold as the No. 5 TE in the class and slapped a preliminary Rds. 3-5 grade on the Red Wolf star. "Receiving statistics do not measure Griswold's potential; like many college tight ends, he is underutilized in the Red Wolves' offense despite his size and long strides that allow him to threaten the seam," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 11:46 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB J.T. Barrett's father believes Braxton Miller should enter camp as the starting quarterback.

"Of course I would love to see my kid start, but for me it always goes back to who was first," Joe Barrett, J.T’s father, said. "If Braxton hadn’t gotten hurt, I would still be waiting for my baby to get the chance to play. I was thankful J.T. got that chance … and we were all blessed that he was ready to compete, but like I have told everybody, I don’t want to see my kid take a position because of the misfortune of someone else. In other words, Braxton should get that position back, then everybody else should go try to take it from him." It's a fair and valid opinion, though we don't think the arbitrary designation of who enters camp with the starter's title will have any bearing over who takes the season's first snap. Astute OSU HC Urban Meyer refuses to discuss the signal-calling depth chart, maintaining that this will be a performance-based competition.
Jun 28 - 8:15 PM

Former Georgia Tech graduate LB Anthony Harrell transferred to Florida.

As is often the case, there's a bit of intrigue surrounding his departure from GT. Georgia Tech HC Paul Johnson said Harrell was suspended for a violation of team rules, while Harrell said he wasn't suspended at all and elected to transfer on his own volition. "It is with a sad heart that I announce that I am leaving Georgia Tech and my Yellow Jacket football team," Harrell wrote on Twitter. "I have been accepted to the University of Florida’s Masters Degree Program. My family and I have decided that it would be better for my future and where I want to go in life and that I will be attending and playing my 5th year of football at the University of Florida." Harrell is eligible to play right away as a graduate.
Jun 28 - 7:02 PM

North Dakota State senior T Joe Haeg "possesses the requisite size and length, as well as very good mobility and a growing frame that teams will project to become NFL-caliber in short order," according to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Haeg, the pride of Brainerd, Minnesota, the town memorialized in the movie "Fargo" (the city where he now plays), is this year's best non-FBS OL candidate to be drafted in the top 100; it's happened every year since 2010. "The All-American hopes to follow in his former teammate's shoes; tackle Billy Turner was drafted in the third round by Miami in 2014," Reuter wrote. "Haeg possesses the requisite size and length, as well as very good mobility and a growing frame that teams will project to become NFL-caliber in short order." The 6-foot-6, 299-pound Haeg rag dolls hapless defenders at a lower level. Haeg was an All-American first-team selection by the AFCA, Sports Network, Associated Press, FCS Athletic Directors Association and College Sporting News last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 27 - 6:56 PM

Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil was arrested for hitting his stepfather but claims it was in self defense, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Tunsil was reportedly protecting his mother, and the two have pressed charges against the stepfather. "He could have handled it differently, but am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family," head coach Hugh Freeze said. Tunsil is widely regarded as one of the top offensive linemen in the country and missed the final game of the season with a fractured fibula. It is too early to know if Tunsil was miss game action due to this circumstance.
Jun 27 - 4:09 PM




Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Friday

    MLB On The Bump: Friday
  •  
    Chop

    Chop's MLB 6 Pack: Friday
  •  
    Short: How good is LeMahieu?

    Short: How good is LeMahieu?
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday

    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6 Pack: Tuesday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday