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David Feaster, the high school coach of LSU QB freshman Brandon Harris, advised the signal-caller to "please get out of" Baton Rouge.

"Please get out of there," Feaster said he told Harris. "I wanted him to go to junior college. Go to a junior college, and because he’s a qualifier, he can just be there one year, leave at the midterm and restart the recruiting process all over again." Feaster then took a veiled shot at HC Les Miles. "You’ve got the worst passing game in the country, and the best quarterback in the country sitting on the bench," Feaster said. "Why don’t we even try him against Arkansas? He almost saved you against Mississippi State, did save you against New Mexico State. Why don’t we even give him a shot in some of these other games we can’t get a first down?" The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Harris' inactivity over the season's second half stemmed from speculation that he lacked "dedication to studying tape and the playbook." Feaster called those reports bogus, but did say later that Harris is "right and I’m wrong" about returning.
Jan 29 - 7:35 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that Texas senior CB Quandre Diggs "does not possess classic measurable, but showed enough skill this week to get late-round consideration."

The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder saw a nice little stock uptick last week due to his work at the Senior Bowl. Diggs can play outside as well as manning the slot, which certainly adds to the appeal of Quentin Jammer's brother. The four-year starter ended his Texas career tied for ninth on the school's all-time interceptions list with 11, and ninth all-time with 37 career pass breakups. Diggs was a three-time All-Big 12 selection (2011, 2013, 2014). The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski believes Diggs "could be a mid-round steal" for "teams looking for a nickel defensive back."
Jan 29 - 7:14 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett made his debut at No. 32 on Todd McShay's most recent Big Board.

"Dorsett had the best week of any prospect at the Senior Bowl, and he made a big move up our draft board (and likely the draft boards of many NFL teams) as a result," McShay wrote. "He is one of the fastest players in this entire draft class, with the ability to accelerate out of cuts that all of the elite NFL big-play threats have, but he also shows the ability to gear down and get quickly in and out of breaks and separate from coverage." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pound Dorsett expects to run a 4.3 40-yard dash at the combine in February, though he told ESPN recently that his best forty time in training was 4.21, a time that would break Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 seconds. The burner has said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith. NFL Media analyst mention Antonio Brown, John Brown and T.Y. Hilton as possible comparisons. Dorsett scored 10 times on 36 receptions in 2014.
Jan 29 - 7:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty "struggled to make scouts believe he offers legitimate NFL talent" at the Senior Bowl.

"Petty has proven that he's little more than a product of Baylor's high-octane passing offense and has struggled to make scouts believe he offers legitimate NFL talent," Pauline wrote. "He never distinguished himself above the group of mediocre quarterbacks on the North squad and finished his week of Senior Bowl practices by throwing a pair of interceptions on Thursday." Petty had a golden opportunity to overtake Brett Hundley as the perceived No. 3 QB at the Senior Bowl, but scouts and analysts walked away from his showing disappointed. It's fair to mention that Petty faced a steep degree of difficulty last week in transitioning from Baylor's no-huddle, spread offense to the pro-style formations used at the Senior Bowl.
Jan 29 - 6:45 PM

LSU OT La'El Collins made his debut on Todd McShay's Big Board at No. 25.

"Collins was the best offensive lineman at last week's Senior Bowl practices, and he could work his way into the first-round mix," McShay wrote. "He has a massive frame to go with good burst and strength, and while he's solid in all aspects of his game, he's especially effective as a run-blocker." McShay's ESPN colleague Mel Kiper recently called Collins a "definite first-round talent." Josh Norris ranks the LSU prospect as the No. 2 OT and believes Collins "might be the most powerful blocker in this entire draft."
Jan 29 - 6:32 PM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat catapulted from No. 31 to No. 11 on Todd McShay's Big Board, published Wednesday.

"Peat has the ideal physical tools you look for in a starting NFL left tackle," McShay wrote. "He displays good length, a strong anchor, a powerful upper body and excellent overall agility in pass protection. As a run-blocker, he has the power base to drive defenders off the ball. On tape, his football instincts appear to be good, and he flashes a nasty side on occasion. Consistency is a concern." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder started 26 consecutive games after taking over the starting left tackle job for the 2013 season opener. Everybody agrees he's a dynamic run blocker, but Peat must clean up his propensity to stand up and lack assertiveness when pass blocking. He's far more effective moving forward than backward.
Jan 29 - 6:19 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "most feel" Delaware senior TE Nick Boyle will have "a long career as a No. 2 tight end in the NFL."

"Boyle was solid all week [at the Senior Bowl] yet saved his best for the final practice," Pauline wrote. "He was dominant blocking during the entire session on Thursday besides making several nice receptions down the sidelines. He's not a true downfield threat but has proven himself to be reliable in all aspects of the position." The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Boyle, one of the FCS' top tight ends over the past few years, entered the week as a Day 3 prospect. "He may have made the most money out of anybody," NFL media analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently said, noting that Boyle is now a possible Day 2 pick.
Jan 29 - 6:06 PM

Michigan State CB Trae Waynes moved from No. 26 to 20 on Todd McShay's Big Board.

"Waynes has good length and speed for the cornerback position, and is at his best in a press-man or Cover 2 role," McShay wrote. "He has above-average field awareness and can track the ball well and maintain good position in coverage. He's also willing to come up in run support and is a sure open-field tackler." NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes Waynes is better than former Spartans CB Darqueze Dennard, and NFL Media colleague Daniel Jeremiah does him one better. Jeremiah prefers Waynes to any corner in the 2014 class, a group including first-rounders Justin Gilbert, Kyle Fuller, the aforementioned Dennard, Bradley Roby and Jason Verrett.
Jan 29 - 5:49 PM

Miami senior TE Clive Walford was "very consistent as both a blocker and pass catcher, handling defenders at the line of scrimmage as well as making receptions down the seam" at the Senior Bowl, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline

"There was a lot to like about Walford's performance," Pauline wrote. "He's not a true vertical threat rather Walford possesses the skills necessary to be dependable in all areas of the tight end position for years to come." The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford logged 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who recently said Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft," expects the tight end to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65. The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski wrote that his work in Mobile "could propel Walford into a spot late in the opening round." We don't agree with that, but Walford may have clawed into Day 2 amidst a weak TE class.
Jan 29 - 5:34 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson "moved from late-round prospect into the middle frames" due to his work at the Senior Bowl.

"Tomlinson has not dominated this week but, at the same time, he's not been beaten and has impressed scouts with disciplined play," Pauline wrote. "Tomlinson blocks with great fundamentals and did not give up an inch to defenders in either drills or scrimmage." The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder was "stamped with a fifth-round grade" heading into the week by Scouts Inc., "but he played a lot better than that during [Senior Bowl] practices." Tomlinson "helped himself as much as any prospect at the Senior Bowl," NFL.com's Charles Davis recently wrote.
Jan 29 - 5:20 PM

Washington State redshirt senior Connor Halliday will attend the NFL Draft combine, but he will not work out.

Back in November, Halliday snapped his tibia and fibula when Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams fell on his leg. The 6-foot-4, 201-pound Halliday threw for 11,308 yards, and 90 touchdowns, in his career at Washington State. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted back in November, that Halliday "was viewed as a possible late round draft pick, but the injury could change that if he is unable to work out for teams prior to the 2015 NFL Draft."
Jan 29 - 4:05 PM

NFL media analyst Mike Mayock notes that he puts Washington senior DT Danny Shelton "in the category with a Vince Wilfork"

"If you have a top-10 pick, the thing you have to ask yourself is will he consistently have an ability, when you go to sub-packages, to push the pocket," Mayock said on NFL Network. "I think he does. I would put him in the category with a Vince Wilfork." The 6-foot-2, 343-pound Shelton is fast becoming one of this class' most intriguing eye-of-the-beholder prospect. ESPN's Todd McShay ranks him as the No. 9 overall prospect in the 2015 class, while an AFC assistant general manager told NFL.com earlier this week that he didn't think Shelton was a top-10 pick.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 3:38 PM

Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper ranks as CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's No. 5 overall prospect.

"While not in the same conversation as AJ Green and Julio Jones as a prospect, Cooper is very detailed and well-rounded, making it tough to poke holes in his game," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Cooper posted 124 receptions for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. Brugler wrote earlier this month, that "Cooper is a humble, hard worker and might be the 'safest' prospect in this class when projecting him to the next level.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 3:05 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory ranks as CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's No. 8 overall prospect.

"Although functional strength and durability are question marks, Gregory is an above average athlete at the position with terrific change of direction skills and burst," Brugler wtites. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is a projected Top-10 pick in April. Even so, not everyone sees a lock in that range. ESPN's Mel Kiper notes that there are "some raw elements" to Gregory's game and thinks he "could slide a bit." Rotoworld's Josh Norris considers Gregory to be the top defensive disruptor in this class.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 2:56 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota ranks as CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's No. 7 overall prospect.

"Isolating the traits, Mariota has the arm strength, athleticism and elite character for the NFL, but he's far from a can't-miss, taking a huge step from Oregon's offense to the pros," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Heisman winner was the favorite to go No. 1 throughout the season, but momentum has started to move towards Jameis Winston. Some Draft evaluators are speculating that Mariota could drop in the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 2:49 PM



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