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An NFL scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler that his team is evaluating Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff as a guard only.

The scout said his team made this decision not because it's necessarily content at offensive tackle, but because "he's best" at guard. Scherff ranks No. 2 on NFLDraftScout.com's list of senior OTs behind Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scherff compares favorably to last year's No. 2 offensive tackle, Jake Matthews, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
Sep 29 - 6:26 PM

Florida coach Will Muschamp remains committed to senior QB Jeff Driskel as starter.

Florida is coming off a bye, which Driskel used to wash the taste of the Alabama game (9-for-28 for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 42-21 loss) out of his mouth. In that game, Muschamp interestingly decided not to play true freshman quarterback Treon Harris for even one snap. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has an ugly 19/13 TD/INT ratio over his career. The NFL won't tolerate that carelessness, so it'd better get cleaned up post haste.
Sep 29 - 6:12 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg hasn't been as accurate or shown as much poise as was anticipated in his 2014 season.

Hackenberg was the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and has been discussed as possibly the best quarterback in the country in regards to future pro potential. As NFL.com's Bucky Brooks notes, though, Hackenberg is only completing 57.9% of his throws. Not what you'd hope for from a future No. 1 pick. Brooks does include the caveat that it is "completely reasonable to expect a young quarterback to struggle a bit while adjusting to a new coaching staff." Even still, performances like Hackenberg's 216 yard, no touchdown game against Northwestern have put him on thinner draft ice than you might have expected as he entered his sophomore campaign.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 5:59 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Sean Mannion's struggles have led to legitimate questions about his ability to maintain control under pressure.

Like everybody else who follows college football, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks has not been impressed with Oregon State QB Sean Mannion. Mannion did absolutely nothing against USC on Saturday, passing for only 132 yards and tossing two interceptions and no touchdowns. Brooks forwards that Mannion's struggles have led to questions about "his athleticism, mobility and functionality within a collapsing pocket." Brooks also speculates that Mannion's "ineffectiveness suggests that he could struggle as a signal-caller without a strong supporting cast." After putting up a 4,662 yard, 37 touchdown season in 2014, Mannion decided to ride out his final year with Oregon State rather than enter the draft, a decision that begins to look more and more poor as the season goes on.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 5:44 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks said that Ole Miss sophomore WR Laquon Treadwell had the tools to become a No. 1 receiver at the NFL level.

Treadwell had a 63-yard touchdown catch and a 17-yarder against Memphis on Saturday. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks said to, "Keep an eye on the Ole Miss pass catcher because he has all of the tools to blossom into a No. 1 receiver at the next level." Brooks praised Treadwell's big frame (6'2", 229 pounds) and soft hands. Treadwell might not wow with eye-popping speed, but Brooks thinks that the sophomore makes up for any speed issues because he is a "fluid athlete capable of separating from defenders with subtle dekes and fakes at the top of routes."
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 5:26 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks included Utah senior wide receiver Kaelin Clay as one of his draft "risers" on Monday.

Clay is an electric returner, having already brought four kicks (three punts, one kickoff) to the end zone in 2014. With the Utes, Clay is almost exclusively used as a return man, as he's only caught eight passes for 91 yards this season. His return numbers tell a more draft-able story. Combining punt and kick returns, Clay has racked up 380 yards. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Clay's "speed, quickness and power to run through arm tackles in traffic" have piqued the interest of scouts.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 5:10 PM

Michigan HC Brady Hoke said he removed sophomore QB Shane Morris from Saturday's game against Minnesota due to a leg injury.

Hoke has come under fire over the past 48 hours for playing Morris despite an ankle sprain and a possible concussion. "Well, number one, we would never put a quarterback who was hurt (in there)," Hoke said. "That would never happen. As far as where we’re at with it, we usually don’t talk about injuries and stay away from them. But this has kind of become an issue to some degree, and Shane Morris has got a leg injury, and that’s why we pulled him from the game. We’ll see where he’s at." Morris finished 7-for-19 for 49 yards and an interception in the ugly 30-14 loss.
Sep 29 - 4:55 PM

Utah State HC Matt Wells was surprised by the "report" BYU DL Remington Peck made regarding a possible medical redshirt for senior QB Chuckie Keeton.

"BYU said that?!," Wells said when asked about the statement. "We’ll get him to practice today and we’ll see what is going on," the head coach said of Keeton. The quarterback has not played in a game and a half, and has not looked the same this season after tearing his ACL last year. It is worth noting that Wells did not outright deny the report, only stating Keeton will be evaluated after practice.
Sep 29 - 4:53 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks included Missouri redshirt junior defensive end Shane Ray as one of his draft "risers" on Monday.

Ray recorded eight tackles and two sacks against South Carolina on Saturday. According to Brooks, the junior DE shows "the first-step quickness and burst that scouts desire in elite edge players." Brooks also noted that "Ray displayed solid run-stopping skills against an offensive line that is considered one of the best in college football." In 2013, Ray made 39 tackles, nine tackles for loss and had 4.5 sacks.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 4:41 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks included Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah as one of his draft "risers" on Monday.

Abdullah absolutely rolled in the Cornhuskers' last contest, as he picked up 208 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries against Illinois. It was Abdullah's third 200 yard rushing game of the season. After the effort, Bucky Brooks wrote that it was time to throw Abdullah's name into the Heisman race. Brooks went on to praise Abdullah's consistency and called him one of the "fastest risers" in the draft. Abdullah is averaging a gaudy 7.3 YPC in 2014.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 4:27 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks included Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson as one of his draft "risers" on Monday.

After Deshaun Watson made his first start of the season on Saturday against North Carolina, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Watson made several throws "that will have NFL scouts salivating over his immense talent and potential." Brooks also said that, "Watson could be the premier quarterback prospect to watch over the next few seasons." Watson threw for 435 yards and six touchdowns against North Carolina. Coming out of high school, Tom Lemming had Watson ranked as the No. 3 player in the country.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 4:12 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb "possesses enough skill to make a roster in the NFL," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Cobb "stole the show" against a Michigan run defense that previously ranked amongst the best in the conference on Saturday, according to Pauline, rushing for 183 yards on 32 carries in a 30-14 win. He added three receptions for 50 yards. "Prior to the season I mentioned how surprising it was Cobb receives little mention in the scouting community," Pauline wrote. "The senior is considered a street free agent by most scouts while I stamped him as a potential seventh round choice. Cobb is a big-bodied (220lbs) ball carrier who pounds opponents on the inside while offering enough short area quickness to make defenders miss. He’s more of a interior ball carrier/short yardage back but possesses enough skill to make a roster in the NFL."
Sep 29 - 3:57 PM

"Scouts are enamored" with Northwestern redshirt senior WR Kyler Prater, one NFL scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He said scouts are "enamored" with Northwestern WR Kyle Prater - former USC Trojan who will test well, but has yet to put it all together," Brugler tweeted. The Wildcats prospect, and former five-star recruit was a Parade High School All-American who committed to USC and redshirted in 2010 due to hamstring and groin injuries. Prater missed most of 2011 because of a broken left foot and decided to transfer closer to home. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Prater, has 12 receptions for 130 yards, with one touchdown on the season.
Sep 29 - 3:48 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline is hearing from scouts that Stanford junior CB Alex Carter will enter the 2015 NFL Draft and become a top-100 pick.

"Carter’s star continues to shine as the junior has displayed great improvement this season," Pauline wrote. "During Stanford’s critical conference victory over Washington, he shut down Husky receivers and came up big during the closing moments of the game, breaking up several passes to go along with five tackles. Carter possesses excellent size and plays strong, physical football. Numerous west coast sources tell me Carter will enter the draft and he’s expected to slot into the top 100 selections." The 6-foot, 202-pound junior was named to the preseason Nagurski Award and Bednarik Award watch lists.
Sep 29 - 3:39 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson "can start in our league," one NFL scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"His biggest surprise so far? Notre Dame QB Everett Golson. Night/day improvements from two years ago. "He can start in our league," Brugler tweeted. The Notre Dame prospect was forced to sit out the season last year, as he served his academic suspension, but appears to have improved his skill-set in every area of his game. Golson and the Notre Dame has scored 30 points or more in each of its first four games for the first time since 1943. At the moment, Golson is receiving comparisons to Russell Wilson, but his draft stock could be heavily dependent on upcoming matchups versus Stanford, Florida State, Arizona State and USC.
Sep 29 - 3:34 PM



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