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FSU has dismissed suspended freshman QB De'Andre Johnson from the football team.

The video of Johnson punching a woman in a bar went viral today, so this dismissal was only a matter of time. FSU suspended Johnson immediately following the incident. "Johnson's attorney, Jose Baez, said his client is "extremely embarrassed" and is participating in community service and faith-based programs focused on battered women," according to beat writer Sean Rossman. Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after the State Attorney watched the surveillance video. If Johnson continues his playing career, it will likely have to start at the JUCO level.
Jul 6 - 10:27 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes it's hard to match Virginia Tech junior CB Kendall Fuller's "confidence level on the field."

"It's hard to match Fuller's confidence level on the field. He loves to make plays, which is why he's more than willing to feast on unsuspecting quarterbacks. Fuller has terrific start/stop quickness, which is what makes him such a ballhawk on short and intermediate throws, and coaches love that he almost never leaves the field," Zierlein wrote. The Virginia Tech prospect posted 54 tackles, with 4.5 for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, with 15 pass breakups and a forced fumble in 2014. Fuller's NFL blood lines run deep and the 6-foot, 197-pounder could be the best of the Fuller clan.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 3:58 PM

Michigan senior OLB James Ross "does some positive things on film that will appeal to NFL evaluators," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes.

"He has a strong upper body with the aggressive hands to keep himself clean from blocks with excellent take-on strength. Ross has adequate first step quickness to close in a hurry, but he tends to get anxious and will abandon his gap responsibilities too quickly, biting on play fakes and misdirection. He is unsure of himself at times and doesn't always trust what he sees, but with improved discipline to his diet as a senior, Ross will earn himself a spot on draft boards," Brugler wrote. The Michigan prospect played in 12 games, with seven starts for the Wolverines, only posting 32 tackles, and three tackles for loss. In 2013, the 6-foot-1, 232-pound Ross III was much more productive, recording 85 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 6 - 3:41 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks LSU junior CB TreDavious White as the No. 2 defensive back to watch in College Football.

"When watching LSU's 2014 game against Alabama, White looked substantially better against Amari Cooper than his teammate, second-round draft pick Jalen Collins. With elite foot quickness, long arms and NFL-caliber speed, White is adept at crowding targets both short and long," Zierlein wrote. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound White has a streak of 24 consecutive starts at cornerback for the Tigers, and is going on his third-year as a starter. The LSU prospect finished the 2014 season with 33 tackles, six pass breakups and two interceptions.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 3:19 PM

CBS Sports Dane Brugler believes that Michigan senior LB Joe Bolden has "the grit, instincts and toughness to fill" Jake Ryan's shoes as a senior.

"He recognizes play designs quickly with the foot quickness and lower body fluidity to naturally change directions on a dime to stick with running backs and tight ends out of the backfield. Despite losing Ryan, Bolden has the grit, instincts and toughness to fill his shoes as a senior and parlay that into a draft pick next spring," Brugler wrote. In his first year as a full-time starter, Bolden posted 102 tackles, with 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Bolden has appeared in 38 games at linebacker, with 16 starts in his career.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 6 - 2:44 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Florida junior CB Vernon Hargreaves III as the No. 1 defensive back to watch in College Football.

"He plays with advanced ball skills and will look to bait and rob throws in the deep middle (three interceptions last season). Hargreaves can keep up with speed receivers and has the explosiveness to leap and disrupt 50/50 balls," Zierlein wrote. The Florida prospect posted 50 total tackles, leading the Gators and the SEC, with 13 pass breakups last season. Hargreaves III could solidify his potential first-round draft stock with another impressive season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 2:23 PM

Michigan redshirt senior CB Wayne Lyons "has the size and length to match-up with receivers on the line of scrimmage and make them uneasy off the snap," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"He does a great job leveraging the field and is physical downhill vs. the run, but he does need to improve his break down skills to complete open field stops. Although he isn't as effective when asked to play off coverage, Lyons has the size and length to match-up with receivers on the line of scrimmage and make them uneasy off the snap," Brugler wrote. The former Stanford Cardinal, brings a veteran presence to Harbaugh's secondary, as the graduate transfer posted 128 tackles, with 66 solo stops and 4.5 tackles for loss in his career.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 6 - 2:05 PM

Mississippi State redshirt senior QB Dak Prescott "is an excellent fit for Dan Mullen's offense, succeeding as a runner and a play-action passer," believes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Mississippi State lost three of its last four games, but it wasn't as if Prescott played poorly down the stretch," Brown wrote. "However, repeating last season's success does present some challenges, as the line has to be rebuilt and tailback Josh Robinson left for the NFL." The draft expert ranks Prescott as the No. 5 signal-caller in the land. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior threw for 3,449 yards on 61 percent completions with a 27/11 TD/INT ratio last year.
Jul 6 - 1:37 PM

Michigan State redshirt junior edge player Shilique Calhoun "plays with good arm extension in setting the edge against the run and has the lateral quickness to shut down running lanes quickly," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Calhoun's burst to the ball is a big advantage, but he needs to learn to get to the offensive tackle's edge to become a more consistent finisher as a pass rusher," Zierlein wrote. He pegs Calhoun as the No. 6 edge rusher in the country. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Calhoun, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten pick, heads into the season with a mid-to-late Round 1 grade.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 1:22 PM

Oregon graduate QB Vernon Adams is "not the precision pocket passer that [Marcus Mariota is], but he can still fit into an Oregon scheme that can adapt to him, where he'll be surrounded by some of the nation's best running backs and receivers," observes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Adams will be engaged this summer in a competition to replace the reigning Heisman winner. He's twice been the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award (the FCS version of the Heisman), so the pressure is nothing new. "He's undersized at 6-foot, 200 pounds, but he's a quick, elusive player who can move the pocket, throw on the run and improvise when needed," Brown wrote. "Transitioning to the Pac-12 is an unknown, but he has a chance for a special season … assuming he does win the job." The draft expert ranks Adams as the No. 10 signal-caller in the nation.
Jul 6 - 1:06 PM

Virginia sophomore S Quin Blanding "runs well, and he is smooth, tracks the ball well, is physical and packs a punch," notes NFL Media.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Blanding, a five-star recruit, runs in the 4.5 range. "Blanding has a high football IQ and is the best safety in the ACC; he should contend for All-America honors this fall," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. Blanding started all 12 games as a true freshman and led the team with 123 tackles, chipping in three interceptions and six pass breakups.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 12:52 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB J.T. Barrett "doesn't have [Cardale] Jones' arm strength, but he's proved to be a terrific distributor and point guard for the offense, in addition to being a dangerous runner in this system," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"He's a better passer than [Braxton] Miller and a more explosive runner than Jones," Brown wrote. The draft expert ranks Barrett as the No. "3B" signal-caller in the land, divvying that spot to whoever wins OSU's QB competition. Barrett broke a school-record with 3,772 total yards in 2014, putting up 2,834 passing yards, 938 rushing yards and 45 total touchdowns, a Big Ten record. "He did have poor passing games against great Virginia Tech and Penn State defenses, but he also threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns on the road at Michigan State, after the offensive line had improved," Brown wrote.
Jul 6 - 12:38 PM

Per NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein, Oklahoma State junior DE Emmanuel Ogbah "looks like a 'dude' on the hoof."

"Translation -- he is a very impressive physical specimen when you first see him in person," Zierlein wrote. "However, Ogbah needs to match his size and strength at the point of attack with more consistent effort and a greater sense of urgency to get off of blocks." Zierlein, who doesn't rank Ogbah as one of the 10 best edge rushers in the nation, wrote that a "high percentage of [Ogbah's 11 sacks last year] came on extended plays or easy closeouts."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 12:23 PM

Per Sports on Earth's Matt Brown, USC redshirt senior QB Cody Kessler is "a smart, poised leader who distributes the ball accurately with impressive timing and rhythm."

"He's mechanically sound, and while he's not a runner, he has pocket mobility and keeps his eyes downfield in the face of pressure," Brown wrote. "At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, Kessler won't wow anyone physically, but mentally he's ahead of anyone else in the country, and even if he doesn't have a huge arm, he's accurate anywhere on the field." The draft expert ranks Kessler as the No. 2 signal-caller in the land but noted an interesting stat. "In four games against ranked opponents, he averaged 6.6 yards per attempt with four touchdowns and three picks. In nine games against unranked opponents, he averaged 9.3 yards per attempt with 35 touchdowns and two picks," Brown wrote. " To compare, Marcus Mariota averaged 8.9 yards per attempt against seven ranked opponents last year." The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Kessler completed 69.7 percent of his attempts and threw for 3,826 yards (8.5 yards per attempt) with a 39/5 TD/INT ratio last year.
Jul 6 - 12:09 PM

Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo "is both big and fast," writes NFL Media.

True story. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has been clocked in the high 4.3s in the 40-yard dash. "He was productive in 2014 working with a quarterback with a scattershot arm and will be challenged again by mediocre quarterback play in 2015," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "The key is to picture him working with a consistently competent quarterback." NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter recently wrote that Carroo "reminds scouts of Golden Tate with his running back-type body." Carroo, who posted 55 receptions for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns last year, has 83 catches and 19 scores in the past two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 11:54 AM



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