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Redshirt senior Blake Sims will be Alabama's starting QB in the season opener against West Virginia, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Fowler notes expected starter (and FSU transfer) Jacob Coker will backup Sims but is expected to play at some point against the Mountaineers. has played in 23 career games and rushed for 355 yards on 67 carries (5.3 yards per carry) while throwing for 244 yards on 23-of-39 passing. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman notes Lane Kiffin (Alabama's new offensive coordinator) heavily recruited Sims to Tennessee, but as a receiver.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 29 - 4:38 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson completed 13 of 18 attempts for 265 yards and one touchdown in the school's 56-14 win over Idaho State.

61 of those yards occurred on a single screen pass, but Wilson completed a nice 48 yard pass on a vertical route. Wilson added a rushing score from two yards out after he helicoptered his way into the end zone. Wilson was considered a future draft prospect and battled back from significant head injuries.
Aug 29 - 12:13 PM

Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Maxx Williams recorded two catches for 57 yards in the school's 42-20 win over Eastern Illinois.

Williams' first catch was a 25 yard gain in the second quarter, and the second went for 32 yards in the fourth. Despite only being a redshirt sophomore, Williams is absolutely a prospect worth watching. He could be a top three draft-eligible tight end.
Aug 29 - 11:57 AM

Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly completed 18 of 27 attempts for 238 yards and one touchdown in the school's 45-14 win over Weber State.

We do not feel that Kelly has an NFL future (despite many saying otherwise), but he definitely produces at the college level. Arizona State's offense is one to watch, thanks to redshirt junior receiver Jaelen Strong and running back D.J. Foster.
Aug 29 - 11:48 AM

Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong caught 10 passes for 146 yards in the school's 45-14 win over Weber State.

Multiple evaluators list Strong among their top five receivers, and this was a solid start to the season. One 26 yard pass along sideline saw Strong box out his opponent and win at the catch point after climbing the ladder. In fact Strong displayed high pointing ability on multiple grabs. One beat writer noted that Strong was in better shape this season, and it showed in his performance.
Aug 29 - 11:07 AM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster logged 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in the school's 45-14 win over Weber State.

He added 26 yards on four receptions, at least one of which was while split out as a receiver and not just out of the backfield. Foster's most inspiring run occurred in the third quarter, with the running back starting out of the off-set I, spinning out of tackles at the second level and outrunning the defense for a 57 yard score. Foster is just another name to remember in the loaded 2015 running back class.
Aug 29 - 10:33 AM

Ole Miss sophomore WR Laquon Treadwell caught seven passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the school's 35-13 win over Boise State.

Treadwell reportedly added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason and it showed in his game. Bo Wallace frequently allowed Treadwell to get downfield against man coverage, lob it up and allow his receiver to win at the catch point. He is not draft eligible, but Treadwell is a name to watch on a talented Ole Miss team.
Aug 29 - 10:11 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries and added 93 receiving yards and a touchdown on 12 receptions in the school's 35-13 loss to Ole Miss.

Ajayi did fumble in the first quarter, which some believe is his biggest weakness, but Boise State recovered it. The 12 receptions really stand out, as NFL teams continue to look for running backs with receiving ability. The 2015 class is loaded at running back, and Ajayi might be another piece.
Aug 29 - 10:03 AM

Ole Miss senior QB Bo Wallace completed 25 of 36 attempts for 387 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions, in the school's 35-13 opening win versus Boise State.

Wallace had a rough start, throwing three interceptions in the first half of play. The Ole Miss prospect failed to look off defenders, locking on his targets, while not following through on his progressions. For about 2 1/2 quarters the Rebels' offense struggled to separate from Boise State, but put together consecutive scoring drives in the fourth quarter to pull away with a victory. Moving forward, Wallace will need to improve his play if he plans to impress evaluators.
Aug 29 - 9:34 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes "NFL scouts will be focusing on" LSU senior DB Ronald Martin this weekend "to see if he's able to take accurate angles to the ball and finish at the ballcarrier."

The 6-foot-1, 218 pound Martin, started in only seven games before an injury sidelined him last season. This season, LSU coaches expect Martin to take on a leadership role in his senior season. The Tigers prospect has shed almost 20 pounds from last season, and plans to play and "faster and looser to better break down on the move to be more consistent as a tackler and recover after aggressive steps," according to Brugler.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 10:43 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis was held to 15 rushing yards on six carries in the team's 52-28 loss to Texas A&M.

Davis dealt with a rib injury prior to this game, however, he mocked reports that stated he might not be 100 percent. Steve Spurrier seemed to think it was not the correct choice for Davis to play the first snap, as Brandon Wilds ended up getting the start and receiving nine carries compared to Davis' six. Wilds was more effective than Davis as well. Don't get us wrong, we still think Davis will have a great season. He is a very good running back prospect.
Aug 28 - 10:18 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes LSU senior RB Terrence Magee "seems to be under the radar entering the 2014 season."

"There has been so much hype around true freshman RB Leonard Fournette that Magee seems to be under the radar entering the 2014 season. But NFL scouts are well aware of the talented runner with several around the league ranking him among the top three senior prospects at the position," Brugler wrote. The LSU prospect starts his senior season with zero starts to his resume, but has appeared in 27 career games. Last season, Magee finished second on the team in rushing in 2013 with 644 yards on 86 carries, averaging a team-best 7.3 yards per carry.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 10:16 PM

Texas A&M sophomore QB Kenny Hill went off against South Carolina, completing 44 of 60 attempts for 511 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 52-28 win.

Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single game school passing record along the way. The sophomore has not displayed the same rushing threat just yet, netting five yards, but Hill spread the targets out to every Aggie receiver. Texas A&M lost three first-round picks on offense, however, they still boast one of the best offensive lines in the country. Be prepared to hear a lot more about Kenny Hill.
Aug 28 - 10:06 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III "has a well-rounded skill-set and is elite in two areas: balance and acceleration."

The 6-foot-1,200 pound Gordon has the ability to go from "0-to-60 in a flash and bursts to top speed quickly with the vision and patience to follow blocks and find holes to daylight," Brugler notes. While Gordon doesn't have the ideal body type "he lowers his pads and keeps his legs pumping (think Jamaal Charles)," according to Brugler. The Wisconsin prospect had a strong season last year rushing for 1,609 rushing yards, while averaging only 16 touches a game. This season, Gordon should see quite the increase in touches in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 10:04 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler spoke with one NFL scout who thinks FSU senior Karlos Williams might be the top RB the school has produced since Warrick Dunn.

Since Dunn, the Noles have produced Devonta Freeman, Chris Thompson, Lorenzo Booker, Leon Washington, Greg Jones, Travis Minor and Lamar Glenn as backfield draft picks. We think Williams is extremely talented, as he couples power with straight-line speed. It will be interesting to see him take on pass protection opportunities.
Aug 28 - 3:58 PM



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