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Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman, who declared for the NFL following his redshirt junior season, did not receive a Combine invitation.

He was one of three surprising non-invites among receivers (Braverman, Southern Miss' Michael Thomas and TTU's Jakeem Grant). Braverman and Corey Davis, who elected to return to WMU, formed one of the nation's most productive receiver duos. Not to get caught up in stereotypes, but Braverman's game does project to the slot and he will have a chance to show off his athleticism at a Pro Day workout.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 12 - 10:03 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris would not be surprised if the Broncos select a QB at No. 31 even if Brock Osweiler signs a two year deal due to the team's interest in Blake Bortles in 2014.

As Norris puts it, the Cardinals and Broncos were in the Bortles sweepstakes before the Jaguars shocked everyone and took the quarterback in the top five. We would be shocked if the *real* contract numbers in Osweiler's future deal extend beyond two years. Three quarterbacks are considered by many to be first round worthy, but teams in the top part of the draft will need to find their passers prior to the draft or decide to pass for the Broncos to have a chance.
Source: Rotoworld
Feb 12 - 9:47 AM

Baylor head coach Art Briles highlighted how competitive WR Corey Coleman is in an interview earlier this year with ESPN's Scott Van Pelt.

"He's just a bad dude, man," Briles began. "That guy is tough now. He'll pull your heart out and watch it stop beating." Some have questioned Coleman's effort and competitiveness, and expect others to follow suit after digging in, due to the plays he takes off either running routes or blocking. Smart Football's Chris Brown briefly wrote on the topic and stated the Baylor receivers are coached to take these plays off in order to conserve energy. The team can't ask the receivers to run sprints for 100 plays a game.
Feb 12 - 9:33 AM

Texas interim playcaller Jay Norvell will join the football staff at Arizona State to serve as receivers coach and passing-game coordinator.

This is the fifth assistant coach departure for Texas. Norvell was promoted midseason and helped the Longhorns defeat Oklahoma. However, Charlie Strong hired Tulsa's Sterlin Gilbert to run the offense following the season. Norvell previously coached at Oklahoma before joining Texas for one season.
Feb 12 - 9:20 AM

Southern Miss WR Michael Thomas did not receive an invitation to the NFL Combine.

Thomas will likely earn the "biggest snub" label in the days leading up to the Combine. Many were surprised Thomas participated in the NFLPA game instead of the East West Shrine or Senior Bowl, but it is time to take a step back and ask "does the NFL know something we do not?" Thomas boasts a plus 6-foot-2 200-pound frame and produced a 71-1391-14 touchdown receiving line last season.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 12 - 9:09 AM

ESPN's Erik McKinney notes that Oregon State three-star WR Trevon Bradford is "an unheralded recruit who can provide an instant spark on offense and special teams."

McKinney floats the name of Utah freshman WR Britain Covey as a possible parallel for Bradford. Covey was similarly under-recruited, but came on to catch 43 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 2015. Oregon State won just two games last season and if the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Bradford can hang in spring practice and August camp, there should be opportunities here.
Feb 11 - 10:30 PM

Arkansas signed four-star WR T.J. Hammonds.

During his senior campaign at Robinson High School in Little Rock, Hammonds caught 23 passes for 661 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers might seem modest enough, but he also rushed for an immodest 1,375 yards and 22 scores. ESPN 300 (where he checks in at No. 223) notes "there is a lot to like about Hammonds and he gives coaches a lot of options in terms of where to play him. He also has return game upside. He's a natural football player with confidence and production. Tons of big plays from him."
Feb 11 - 10:29 PM
Jay Lee - WR - Bears

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler pegged Baylor WR Jay Lee as his NFL Scouting Combine snub at the wideout position.

"After [Lee's] impressive performance at the Senior Bowl," Brugler wrote, "many were looking forward to seeing how Lee would test at the Combine. But that will have to wait until Baylor's pro day." The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Baylor product caught four passes for 49 yards in the aforementioned Senior Bowl showing. For the 2015 season, he caught 38 passes for 758 yards and eight touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 11 - 10:16 PM

ESPN's Erik McKinney wrote that UCLA four-star DE Breland Brandt, "could have an opportunity to immediately factor in as a rusher off the edge."

Brandt sits at No. 215 on the ESPN 300. McKinney noted that he "won’t provide much in the way of power run-stopping ability," but "the extra spring reps should be big for him to start physically developing into an impact player along the line." The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder also has potential as a tight end, though he would probably only be transitioned over that way if he can't find a comfortable fit on the defensive side.
Feb 11 - 10:03 PM

Delaware State graduate DE Gabe Sherrod indicated that Syracuse is currently his leading transfer contender.

Said Sherrod, "Syracuse has been on top of things the entire time. They are definitely the front-runner." The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder played quarterback in high school, opened his Delaware State career as a wide receiver and switched to defensive end as a redshirt sophomore. Last season, he recorded 64 tackles (25 for loss) and eight sacks. Duke, Coastal Carolina and Southern Illinois have also been in touch with Sherrod, but the Orange appear to be the strong favorites at this point.
Feb 11 - 9:50 PM

TCU RB Aaron Green did not receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Green played in both the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the Senior Bowl, but the combine won't be in his future. CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler deemed the 5-foot-11, 205-pound TCU product "a possible later round pick." Wrote the analyst, "Green has electric feet to juke his way out of trouble. His lack of power limits his NFL role, but with his creative athleticism in space, he deserves to be in Indianapolis."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 11 - 9:37 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler noted that the NFL Scouting Combine is a "great opportunity for [NC State RB Shadrach Thornton] to rebuild his image."

Thornton was dismissed from the Wolfpack in late September after he ran his scooter into a pedestrian, but he'll at least get a shot at the combine. Brugler wrote that "based on ability," his invitation shouldn't come as a shock. That being said, the 6-foot-1, 206-pounder never even cracked the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his time at NC State. His best season came as a junior in 2014, when he worked his way to 907 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 11 - 9:23 PM

ESPN's Erik McKinney wrote that USC four-star DE Oluwole Betiku "should have a chance to see the field early for the Trojans, as the defense implements new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendgergast’s 5-2 scheme."

Per McKinney, "Getting there in the spring should provide Betiku with a significant boost, as he looks to help a pass rush that was lacking at times last season and loses a number of contributors along the defensive line." The 6-foot-4, 246-pounder had been committed to the Trojan cause since December. At No. 59 on the ESPN 300, he ranks as the outlet's best USC recruit to join the team on National Signing Day.
Feb 11 - 9:10 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that Liberty QB Josh Woodrum's invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine was "a surprise, but a pleasant surprise."

"Woodrum was stuck in a very conservative offense in college," Brugler noted, "but he is a precision passer who throws with timing and touch." The 6-foot-3, 225-pound FCS gunslinger saw a little run during the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in late January, completing 3-of-4 passes for 46 yards. This past season, he threw for 2,772 yards with a 12/4 TD/INT ratio.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 11 - 8:56 PM

Dayton graduate T Zac Morgan transferred to Oregon.

Playing for FCS squad Dayton in 2015, Morgan was named first-team all-Pioneer League. The 6-foot-7, 280-pounder's capable of playing on either side of the line, as he started at right tackle in 2014 before shifting over to the left this past season. Morgan is the second FCS graduate transfer to land at Oregon this offseason, following in the footsteps of Montana State QB Dakota Prukop. Prukop has a strong chance of earning the starting nod in 2016. It remains to be seen if Morgan will be one of those tasked with protecting him on a regular basis, but he's certainly held his own against lower-level competition.
Feb 11 - 8:43 PM



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