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Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall paid roughly $1,100 in fines, and his marijuana possession case is now considered closed.

The Tigers' quarterback's mother Shalena Cliett paid the fines, with approximately $1,000 going for Marshall's possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and $100 being assesses for illegal window tint. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn still hasn't decided on a punishment, though Marshall was not allowed to go to SEC Media Days or Auburn's ESPY appearances. If the quarterback is suspended, Jeremy Johnson would ascend to No. 1 QB duties.
Source: AL.com
Jul 24 - 4:53 PM

One scouting service gave Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller a RB only grade, according to NFL.com's Andy Fenelon.

This fascinates us. While Miller is certainly still in the novice stages of his passing progression and has missed a large amount of time with injuries, it is early to be calling for a position switch. Miller had a difficult time choosing to stay or go following last season, but we are excited to see if there has been more development in 2014.
Jul 24 - 4:38 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Iowa redshirt senior DT Louis Trinca-Pasat has superior quickness and range to more heralded teammate Carl Davis.

Davis is rated by many as one of the best DT prospects in the nation. As such, Trinca-Pasat often gets lost in the shuffle when experts discuss NFL prospects. He shouldn't, as LTP is an undersized but active tackle with a non-stop motor. Trinca-Pasat led Iowa defensive lineman with 8.0 tackles for loss last year.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 4:19 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler appreciates Iowa senior RB Mark Weisman's fullback build and balance as a runner.

The Hawkeyes have lost so many running backs to attrition, injury, and suspension in recent years that their poor fortunate has become an internet meme. Weisman relieved Kirk Ferentz's headaches almost from the moment he stepped onto campus, a poor man's Mike Alstott who won't break into the open field, but also won't get stopped behind the line. "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, leading the Hawkeyes with 975 rushing yards in 2013," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 4:03 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Iowa senior LB Quinton Alston is on the NFL's radar despite only having made one career start.

The Hawkeyes have been loaded with future NFLers at linebacker the past few years, but they are forced to replace all three starting LBs from last season. "Although he has only one career start, Alston is basically the veteran of Iowa's linebacker group as he will try and fill the shoes of James Morris [who received attention this offseason for spending four days on New England's roster and making $20,000 as a UDFA] at middle linebacker," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 232-pounder runs a 4.69 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 3:47 PM

Baylor's Bryce Petty and Oregon State's Sean Mannion share the top senior QB grade from one NFL scouting service, according to NFL.com's Andy Fenelon.

The senior quarterback class is not strong this season, but we would place Utah State's Chuckie Keeton in the top spot. Petty's biggest issue is pressure. He frequently looks great against defenses that are overwhelmed by Baylor's offensive prowess and many times is fortunate to see receivers running open. Mannion might be even worse against pressure and is less mobile. We doubt either one are first-round picks.
Jul 24 - 3:46 PM

Incoming Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen said he worked this spring to clean up a mechanical issue in senior QB Gary Nova' throwing motion.

"I’ve made one correction with his mechanics," Friedgen said. "He threw the ball on his toes, which puts a lot of pressure on your arm and can lead to arm problems. I was always taught, especially when I was in the NFL, to put your heel in the ground and push off like you’re a pitcher and then get your waist and hips right. It seems to have helped him." This is an important fix, as the former Maryland boss figures to throw more than his predecessors. "My philosophy is to have a balance between run and pass," Friedgen said. "If you’re only one dimensional then they’re going to make you play left-handed and I don’t like to play left-handed. I like to take what the defense gives us."
Jul 24 - 3:32 PM

Iowa redshirt junior OG Jordan Walsh has "a squatty body type and might be a better center at the next level," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Walsh was a first-time starter last season, and acquitted himself well, neutralizing such prospects as Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman. "Walsh isn't the strongest and doesn't consistently use his length properly, but he holds his ground at the point of attack, squaring his frame and bending his knees to absorb contact," Brugler wrote. "He plays with excellent body control and engages well at the second level with the finishing attitude needed for the position. While not overpowering, Walsh is always looking for someone to block and rarely loses in one-on-one battles."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 3:15 PM

Former Georgia Tech sophomore QB Ty Griffin transferred to Oregon.

After sitting out the 2014 season, Griffin will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015. Griffin was a two-star recruit last year who will have a heck of a time supplanting Oregon's elite QB recruits for playing time even after Marcus Mariota heads to the pros. So why did he make this decision? Griffin's younger brother Taj, ranked by Rivals as the No. 1 all-purpose running back in the country in 2015, verbally committed to Oregon in April.
Jul 24 - 2:59 PM

Iowa redshirt senior T Andrew Donnal is on the NFL's radar despite never having started before, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The pros will be interested in any starting offensive lineman Kirk Ferentz develops, so this evaluation is more a function of scouts' faith in Iowa's staff than anything Donnal has done to this point. "There isn't much tape for scouts to evaluate on Donnal because he's been a career reserve up until this point," Brugler wrote. "But he's expected to start opposite Scherff at right tackle in 2014 and did a nice job in the spring. With plenty of scouts flocking to Iowa City to get to know Scherff, Donnal has an excellent opportunity to impress campus visitors this fall."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 2:42 PM

Iowa redshirt senior WR Kevonte Martin-Manley must improve his consistency, but he offers the NFL the versatility of a receiver who is a proven special teams contributor, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Martin-Manley had only 388 receiving yards last season, but much of that can be blamed on a toothless Hawkeyes' aerial attack. With the expected evolution of QB Jake Ruddock's game, Martin-Manley's production is accordingly expected to increase in 2014. "He tends to struggle with consistency and needs to improve his routes and reliability finishing catches, but also adds value as a return man with a pair of punt returns for scores last year," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 2:29 PM

Washington suspended sophomore QB Cyler Miles for the season opener at Hawaii.

Washington coach Chris Petersen's tenure isn't off to the start he'd hoped. Miles missed spring practices while serving a three-month suspension. He was reinstated in May, but Petersen didn't believe full penance had been served. Miles was allegedly involved in an assault along with WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, who was eventually booted from the team. Miles appeared in eight games last year as Keith Price's backup and is the heavy favorite to replace him as starter. Sophomore QB Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams are now expected to duke it out to take the first snap of the fall.
Jul 24 - 2:11 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that NFL scouts love Iowa senior S John Lowdermilk bloodlines and versatility.

Kirk Lowdermilk's son ranked fourth on the team with 78 tackles as a first-year starter in 2013 after spending a few years as a special teams ace. "Lowdermilk is physical and delivers a pop coming downhill while also showing the versatility to line up in man coverage and cover slot receivers," Brugler wrote. "He doesn't have the speed or transitional technique to be routinely left on an island, but plays smart, assignment sound football wherever he lines up on the field. Scouts love bloodlines and Lowdermilk has those too as his dad played 12 seasons in the NFL (1984-96) at center and at one point was the highest paid offensive lineman ever, playing a total of 178 games over his career."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 1:55 PM

Iowa redshirt senior DT Carl Davis is "one of the top senior prospects at his position," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Davis is a one-technique workmanlike tackle. He posted only 42 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks last season, but was lauded for his ability to occupy blockers, opening up space for his teammates to roam. "Davis plays with excellent base strength and isn't an easy player to move, handling double-teams well and not allowing himself to be swallowed up by blockers," Brugler wrote. "He has a strong upper body to stack-and-shed with power to control blocks and force the issue, showing accurate hand placement to latch-and-toss. Davis is more of a short-area defender with only average body control and redirection technique and while he shows good knee bend and flexibility, he often struggles with leverage issues. Based on 2013 game tape, Davis appeared to improve his anticipation and awareness with each game and should get even better with more reps in 2014, one of the main reasons he is one of the top senior prospects at his position."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 1:35 PM

Former Washington State redshirt freshman QB Tyler Bruggman will transfer to Louisville.

Bruggman announced the news on Twitter. The redshirt freshman was competing for the No. 2 quarterback job before transferring. Louisville was one of the four schools Washington State released Bruggman to.
Jul 24 - 11:57 AM



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