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Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, NFL scouts will reserve judgement on Mississippi State senior CB Taveze Calhoun until he proves his health.

"Calhoun will combine with top-50 prospect Will Redmond to form one of the top corner duos in the country in 2015 -- if he can return from offseason ankle surgery," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder has logged four interceptions between his two years starting (2013-2014). "Calhoun will earn higher grades from scouts if he proves healthy enough to stay with receivers," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 4 - 1:30 PM

Former Utah junior CB Dominique Hatfield was charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a fight at a July party.

Hatfield's life is in shambles. He was arrested in early July in a separate case for aggravated robbery and theft. Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham dismissed him from the team, though those charges were later dropped. When Whittingham made his decision, he curiously mentioned additional concerns with Hatfield's behavior. Perhaps he knew additional legal complications were in the offing. Either way, prosecutors now say they could refile altered charges in the robbery case. The 20-year-old Hatfield started 10 games last season, but he's miles away from a potential reinstatement after this week's news. "This is obviously a huge setback in that respect," Greg Skordas, Hatfield's lawyer, said. "Unfortunately, the timing of it is problematic in terms of him getting back on the field."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 4 - 1:14 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter believes Massachusetts senior WR Tajae Sharpe must prove to NFL scouts that "he's fast enough to separate from NFL corners, and strong enough to battle them downfield, will result in mid-round grades."

"This tall, lean receiver (6-4, 200) presents problems for defenses as he works the middle of the field, gets open deep with long strides, and wins jump balls," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Sharpe had 85 receptions for 1,281 yards and seven touchdowns last year, averaging 106.8 yards receiving per game and earning first-team All-MAC honors. He's caught a pass in every game he's appeared in at UMass. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline gave him a preseason Rd. 6 grade.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 4 - 12:54 PM

UCLA junior DT Eddie Vanderdoes is "better at stuffing the run than attacking quarterbacks" but "often arrives with a thud as a tackler," observes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

It's best to view Vanderhoes and DT Kenny Clark as unmovable objects who eat up blockers to allow UCLA's LBs, now led by Myles Jack, to make plays. That's not to say either is one-dimensional, however. "Vanderdoes has just average initial burst off the ball, though he does show some lateral agility to elude blockers as well as the vision and spatial awareness to 'feel' blockers around him," Rang wrote. "He's powerful; incorporating a strong slap to knock would-be blockers away and the leg drive to simply walk opposing blockers into the pocket." The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder posted 50 tackles, 5.5 TFL and two sacks last year to earn honorable mention Pac-12 accolades for the second straight season. Rang thinks he could stand to improve conditioning and lose some gut fat, which he posits may be causing the prospect to play a little high. "He's not yet as polished as Clark but Vanderdoes' powerful game will also attract plenty of attention from scouts looking for a tw
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 4 - 12:39 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown argues that Baylor junior DT Andrew Billings "should be receiving equal attention" to far more heralded linemate DE Shawn Oakman.

"Billings is an excellent partner in crime for Shawn Oakman on what has become one of the nation's top defensive lines," Brown wrote. "Underrated and overshadowed by Oakman, Billings is actually the more consistent player, a physical 300-pound athlete on the interior with a powerlifting background." Brown grades Billings as the No. 38 overall player in the country, ahead of such studs as Shilique Calhoun, Adoree Jackson and Jared Goff.
Aug 4 - 12:24 PM

Wake Forest added CB Devin Gaulden as a graduate transfer.

Gaulden started five games in 2014 as the school's nickelback and played in all 14 contests. Prior to that season, however, Gaulden's 2012 ended with a torn ACL which also kept him out of 2013. Wake Forest just passed first-round pick Kevin Johnson off to the NFL and Gaulden could be in line to help replace him.
Aug 4 - 12:19 PM

UCLA senior CB Fabian Moreau "possesses the combination of size, fluidity and open-field tackling ability scouts are looking for," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"He is well versed in man to man coverage, often lining up on an island in UCLA's scheme," Rang wrote. "Moreau has a tight, low backpedal and a fluid hip-turn to remain in the back pocket of receivers. He plays with a gambler's mentality, occasionally allowing space to receivers only to show a nice burst to break up passes once quarterbacks commit." Because of these skills, Bruins HC Jim Mora ordained the 6-foot, 195-pound Moreau a potential first-round pick last spring. "Moreau shows good hand-eye coordination and timing to slap the ball away as it arrives, doing a nice job of keeping his hands free of the receiver so as to not draw the ire of officials," Rang wrote. As for areas to work on, the analyst suggests Moreau could improve his awareness in run defense and also work on his hands: In 36 career games, Moreau curiously only has one interception.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 4 - 12:08 PM

Indiana senior OT Jason Spriggs has the "build, anchor in pass protection and willingness to block through the whistle that NFL offensive line coaches will covet," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"Improving his flexibility as a senior in order to handle speed on the edge and hit targets at the second level will only help his cause," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Spriggs has made 34 starts for the Hoosiers at the left tackle and is a three-time honorable mention All-Big Ten pick. Indiana finished in the top 10 in the country in rushing (264 yards per game) last year and Spriggs deserves almost as much credit for that as Tevin Coleman.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 4 - 11:42 AM

Utah freshman Caleb Repp is listed at TE on the school's depth chart, not defensive end.

Repp only weighs 202 lbs, so the former receiver needs to add weigh regardless of position. The team will likely use this season as a redshirt year and will try Repp at multiple positions.
Aug 4 - 11:26 AM

Utah junior Cory Butler will begin camp practicing with WRs, but could see plenty of time at CB.

Head coach Kyle Whittingham pointed to Butler during Pac-12 media days as someone who could emerge as a starting corner if Dominique Hatfield misses extended time. This could be a similar situation to how Georgia handled Malcolm Mitchell a few years ago. Butler could also hold down return duties.
Aug 4 - 11:05 AM

Wake Forest suspended redshirt freshman OL Ryan Anderson for five games for a violation of team rules.

No details were released explaining the violation. Anderson redshirted his first season with the Demon Deacons. He will be eligible to return against FSU.
Aug 4 - 10:39 AM

Temple redshirt senior WR Robby Anderson is eligible to play this season.

Anderson sat out last season for academic reasons but worked his way back into good favor. The news is great for Temple, as Anderson led the school in yards (791) and touchdowns (nine) in 2013. The Owls begin practice on Thursday.
Aug 4 - 10:26 AM

LSU sophomore DT Maquedius Bain decided to leave the team after he was reinstated this week.

Bain was involved in the same event as quarterback Anthony Jennings and defensive back Dwayne Thomas, who were also reinstated after burglary charges were not handed out. Bain joins two other defensive tackles who have left the Tigers this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Aug 4 - 10:17 AM

Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd has been suspended for the first game of the season against Youngstown State.

Boyd is facing a DUI charge from an arrest that took place in mid-June. The receiver was suspended from team activities for a month. Defensive end Rori Blair was also suspended for the first game for a different DUI charge. Many consider Boyd one of the better receivers in the country and he certainly has the production to back it up. He is at his best after the catch and adjusting to the football in the air.
Aug 4 - 9:37 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter predicts NFL scouts will tab Idaho senior edge rusher Quinton Bradley as a 3-4 strongside linebacker.

The 6-foot-3, 252-pound Bradley earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors by recording 9.5 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2014. "NFL scouts will likely see him as a strong 3-4 Sam 'backer candidate because of his size (6-3, 252), toughness, and agility on the edge," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 4 - 1:50 AM



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