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Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder had six catches for 119 yards in Saturday's win against Tulane.

Crowder is Anthony Boone's favorite target. He set new school records in receptions (108) and receiving yards (1,360) and also hauled in eight touchdowns to earn first-team All-ACC honors last year. This was his first 100-yard game of 2014. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote over the summer that Crowder was "a prototypical slot receiver for the next level." The 5-foot-9 Crowder, who runs a 4.53 forty, was graded by Pauline as a Round 7 prospect.
Sep 21 - 6:17 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt threw for 219 yards and ran for 156 yards in a 34-20 loss to Maryland on Saturday.

He also threw an interception and ran for two scores. Hunt has a great frame (6-foot-3, 234 pounds) and is an exciting runner, but he's not yet consistent enough to comfortably project as an NFL quarterback. Luckily, though, he has another season of eligibility remaining to develop his obvious physical tools. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline compares Hunt to "sort of a poor man’s Donovan McNabb" and gave the Orange's signal-caller a preseason Round 4 grade.
Sep 21 - 6:02 PM

Kansas redshirt senior WR Justin McCray had two catches for a 66 yards and a touchdown on Saturday versus Central Michigan.

McCray was mostly absent in this game, but he had one huge moment that changed the game. With score knotted at 10-10 with a little more than 13 minutes to go in the game, McCray hauled in a Montell Cozart pass and raced to a 60-yard touchdown. McCray has NFL tools, but he's a difficult player to evaluate because Kansas struggles mightily to get balls to their receivers (117th-ranked passing offense last year). "McCay was a highly-regarded recruit a few years back due to his frame, athleticism and natural ability and 2014 might be the year he emerges as an impact talent," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote in June.
Sep 21 - 5:42 PM

Virginia Tech true freshman wide receiver Isaiah Ford had eight catches for 114 yards in Saturday's 27-24 setback against Georgia Tech.

This was Ford's first career 100-yard game. The Virginia Tech coaching staff has gradually increased his usage rate over the first four contests, to the point where he's now probably the Hokies' go-to receiver. It's not a big surprise. VTU coach Frank Beamer compares him to Antonio Freeman, a former Hokies' receiver.
Sep 21 - 5:09 PM

An NFL scout, when asked if he would drop FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston down his team's board if it was his decision, said this isn't a "drop him down draft boards" issue, but rather "should he be on our draft board" issue.

Winston was suspended for Saturday's victory over Clemson after he jumped on a table and shouted expletives in the school's Student Union. He was in full uniform during pregame activities, but HC Jimbo Fisher sent him back to the locker room to change before kickoff. Incredibly, Winston has been involved in six different incidents since stepping foot on campus. "Bottom line, Winston has the physical skill-set to be a franchise QB, but the toughest part of the evaluation process is projecting how a young man's maturity level transitions to the next level," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote on Sunday. "The NFL has seen a number of talented players selected high in the draft, only to fizzle because their maturity and personality didn't fit the NFL. But NFL teams will continue to take chances on those types of talents because of the potential reward." Cam Newton overcame character questions to become the No. 1 pick, but Winston's issues have been more pronounced. Because o
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 21 - 4:54 PM

Iowa senior RB Mark Weisman rushed for 88 yards and a pair of scores on 22 carries in Saturday's 24-20 win over Pittsburgh.

Weisman didn't have a catch, and his long carry went for 19 yards, but he did what was asked of him, which was grind down the Panthers' defensive front. The 6-foot, 240-pound senior has led the Hawkeyes in rushing each of the past two seasons. "Built like a fullback, he rarely wins with make-you-miss quickness, but he does have the balance, power, and no-nonsense run style that allows him to rack up positive yardage," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer.
Sep 21 - 4:35 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries in Saturday's 24-7 win versus San Jose State.

Incredibly, the Gophers only completed one pass for seven yards in the win. They ran all over the Spartans, gaining 380 yards on 58 carries. Minnesota will continue to feed the ball to Cobb. "My dad taught me a long time ago, if you’ve got a good horse, ride him," coach Jerry Kill said Sunday. "[Cobb] was a hot back at that time, seeing things well. And there will be a time when it won’t be that clean, and you’ll put another one in. But why take him out, if he’s doing what he’s doing? We subbed him some, but sometimes David gets better as the game goes on."
Sep 21 - 4:19 PM

Oregon redshirt junior QB Marcus Mariota completed 21 of 25 attempts for 329 yards and five interceptions in the school's 38-31 win over Washington State.

Mariota was sacked on seven occasions, only one of which appeared to take longer than 2.5 seconds. Oregon's make shift offensive line is a big issue, but Mariota is showing he has the talent to overcome it. The quarterback also rushed for 58 yards. Oregon faces Arizona after an off weekend.
Sep 21 - 9:22 AM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 132 yards and a score on 19 carries in a 31-27 upset win over Missouri on Saturday.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Coleman averaged 7.3 yards per carry last season, and he's making a mockery of even that amazing number so far. He's up to 569 yards and six touchdowns on 66 carries (8.6 YPC) during Indiana's 2-1 start. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks says that Coleman's "electric running skills" makes the Hoosiers' offense "a nightmare to defend." Indiana's defense might not stop anyone this year, but the offense can score with almost anyone.
Sep 20 - 11:04 PM

Missouri redshirt sophomore QB Maty Mauk completed 28-of-47 attempts for 326 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Saturday's loss to Indiana.

He added 32 yards on the ground. Mauk threw for 647 yards and a 12/3 TD/INT ratio during Mizzou's 3-0 start, and he played just as well today. The Tigers, however, couldn't get stops when they needed to, specifically at the end of the game, when D'Angelo Roberts burst into the end zone for a three-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining. Sports Illustrated's The Inside Read wrote this week that Mauk "appears to be on his way to stardom" and "could make the argument as the league’s top quarterback."
Sep 20 - 10:40 PM

Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg completed 12-of-23 attempts for 179 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in a 48-7 blowout win over UMass on Saturday.

This was the first game in the Nittany Lions' 4-0 start that Hackenberg hasn't exceeded 300 yards passing. Penn State, of course, didn't ask Hackenberg to do much in the easy win. During the week leading up to the game, Minutemen coach Mark Whipple said Hackenberg would be the No. 1 overall pick when he enters the draft: "He's going to be the first player picked. If he could come out this year, he'd be the first player picked," Whipple said.
Sep 20 - 9:56 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore Will Gardner completed 16-of-28 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 34-3 victory over Florida International.

Gardner has prototypical size at 6-foot-5 and 226 pounds, an ideal mentor in Bobby Petrino (on the field, that is), and stepped into Teddy Bridgewater's shoes with plenty of playmakers around him on offense. Because of those factors, we're interested in watching his development. Gardner was awful in last week's upset loss to Virginia, but he has a 6/0 TD/INT ratio in the school's three other games. His accuracy must improve; Gardner has completed more than 60-percent of his throws in just one of four games in Petrino's QB-friendly system.
Sep 20 - 9:35 PM

BYU junior QB Taysom Hill threw for 187 yards and rushed for 72 yards in Thursday's 41-33 victory over Virginia.

He finished 13-for-23 with two touchdowns, and added another score on the ground. We like Hill as a collegiate playmaker, but he's going to have to switch positions to make it in the NFL. He's simply not accurate or comfortable enough in the pocket to take snaps under center in the pros. CBS Sports' Rob Rang agrees, writing last week that Hill's "reliance on his mobility and limited passing skill cap his NFL projection."
Sep 20 - 9:08 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy caught six passes for 92 yards and no scores in Saturday's 70-41 triumph over North Carolina.

Hardy's production has dropped off in his last two games as opponents have made a concerted effort to make his life difficult. Extra attention isn't going to be possible going forward: Shane Carden doesn't mind spraying the ball all over the field in sets of four or five WRs. Today, even with Cam Worth suspended, Trevon Brown had 117 receiving yards, and Isaiah Jones had 116 yards through the air. "Hardy has a nice hesitation move to gain clearance against press coverage," CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote last week. "Though he doesn't possess elite top-end speed, Hardy accelerates quickly and cuts sharply. He has good vision and balance to shake would-be tacklers with the ball in his hands."
Sep 20 - 8:56 PM

ECU senior QB Shane Carden went 30-for-48 for 438 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 70-41 demolition of North Carolina.

No Cam Worthy? No problem. Ruffin McNeil's bunch comes out of a difficult non-conference slate that included South Carolina, Virginia Tech and North Carolina (Carden threw for more than 300 yards in each of those games, and more than 400 in two) with a 3-1 record. We love Carden's ability to spread the ball around in four- and five-wide sets, but don't see enough arm strength to get too excited about his NFL projection. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compared the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Carden to Bruce Gradkowski, which sounds about right.
Sep 20 - 8:35 PM



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