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Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook "went through spring practice and impressed everyone with his quickness and overall speed," notes NFL Media.

Westbrook transferred from Blinn College (Texas), where he had 76 receptions for 1,487 yards and 13 touchdowns, to Oklahoma this offseason. "Westbrook (6-1, 167) could stand to add some bulk, but he potentially gives OU the kind of electrifying player in space the Sooners have needed for the past few seasons. Who will get him the ball is a question," writes College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield, who sat out last season, will vie with holdover Trevor Knight for the starting quarterback job." NFL Media ranks Westbrook as the No. 5 impactful transfer in the country.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 8:46 PM

NFL Media ranks Texas A&M S Justin Evans as the No. 7 transfer player in the nation.

Texas A&M desperately needs Evans, who came from Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, to play well immediately. The school allowed 450.8 yards per game last year, ranking last in the SEC and 104th nationally in total defense. Evans enrolled in January and "was good in spring practice," according to College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He is a willing player in run support and looks to have above-average coverage skills for a strong safety."
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 8:21 PM

NFL Media pegs whoever wins the Ohio State quarterback gig as one of the premier Heisman candidates in the country.

The site specifically mentioned J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones -- but not Braxton Miller -- which should confirm who they view as the favorites for the gig. "Remember that Barrett beat out Jones when Miller got hurt," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "As for Jones, he had thrown just 16 passes last season before he was pressed into starting duty in the Big Ten championship game. He proceeded to throw for 742 yards and five TDs in three 'elimination games' as the Buckeyes won the national title." NFL.com ranks Ohio State's starting QB -- whoever that ends up being -- as the No. 2 Heisman candidate behind TCU's Trevone Boykin.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 8:07 PM

NFL Media ranks Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson as the best transfer player in the nation.

Golson, of course, has been brought in to replace Jameis Winston. "While Golson played in a spread attack at Notre Dame, he should adapt easily to FSU's pro-style attack," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Golson is mobile, but his arm (and not his legs) is his biggest strength, which isn't always the case with spread quarterbacks. He does have a propensity for turnovers (14 picks last season) and needs to stay calm in the pocket." Golson actually threw for four more scores than Winston last year (29 to 25). He will have a better supporting cast with the Seminoles than he did with the Irish.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 7:49 PM

NFL Media ranks Oklahoma State OT Victor Salako as the No. 8 most impactful transfer.

Salako transferred from UAB to Oklahoma State after the former closed up shop on its football program. Last year, Salako helped Jordan Howard gain 1,587 yards on the ground. "Salako is one of the linemen who opened all those holes for Howard. Salako, a junior, is a big dude (6-6, 330) who started for two seasons for the Blazers, and he moved seamlessly into the starting left tackle spot for the Cowboys during spring drills. He has pro potential, but must improve his pass blocking," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 7:31 PM

NFL Media ranks Pittsburgh junior RB James Conner as the No. 14 Heisman candidate.

The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Conner rushed for 1,765 yards and scored 26 touchdowns last season to earn All-American honors. "He did it all rather quietly, too, because Pitt finished 6-7," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "If he puts up those kinds of numbers again, everyone is going to notice. He and Panthers junior WR Tyler Boyd are one of the best RB-WR duos in the nation."
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 7:17 PM

NFL Media ranks Oregon sophomore RB Royce Freeman as the No. 10 preseason Heisman candidate in the country.

The 6-foot, 229-pounder, often compared to Jonathan Stewart, had 1,365 yards and 18 touchdowns as a freshman. "Marcus Mariota is gone, so the focus has to go somewhere in the Ducks' backfield, so why not on to Freeman?," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Even with Mariota gone, Oregon's offense is not going to change, which means Freeman will be the focal point of an offense that is sure to be prolific."
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 7:04 PM

NFL Media ranks Michigan State senior QB Connor Cook as the No. 12 preseason Heisman candidate in the country.

"Cook thought about leaving early, but decided to remain in school for his senior season and again will be at the controls of a team expected to be one of the best in the Big Ten," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He has thrown for 5,655 yards and 44 TDs in the past two seasons, and what likely will hurt him in the Heisman hunt is that he isn't likely to put up eye-catching numbers." The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Cook has been compared to Matt Ryan.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 6:49 PM

NFL Media ranks Auburn sophomore S Tray Matthews as the No. 3 transfer impact in the nation.

The No. 10 safety prospect in the 2013 recruiting class was dismissed from Georgia by coach Mark Richt, forcing his move to a conference rival. "His athleticism should help an Auburn secondary that repeatedly was torched last season. New defensive coordinator Will Muschamp asks a lot of his defensive backs, and Matthews has the skill set to become a star," writes College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. Matthews started six games and collected 36 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble as a freshman in Athens.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 6:34 PM

NFL Media ranks Texas true freshman OLB Malik Jefferson as the No. 3 impact freshmen in the nation.

"The blue-chipper will head to Austin with high expectations," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Plenty of people are counting on him to live up to the early billing as the next great defender in Burnt Orange. He enrolled early and didn't look out of place during spring practices." The five-star recruit was considered by most one of the 10 best players in the 2015 class.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 6:22 PM

NFL Media ranks Arizona redshirt sophomore QB Anu Solomon as the No. 13 preseason Heisman candidate in the country.

Solomon posted 4,084 yards of total offense as a redshirt freshman last year. "Expect him to be more of a running threat this fall, but his passing ability will remain the strong suit of his game," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. Solomon threw for 3,793 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2014. Expect him to post bigger numbers this fall.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 6:06 PM

NFL Media believes FSU true freshman Jacques Patrick could compete for playing time immediately.

"Dalvin Cook is the unquestioned starter at running back for Florida State after a 1,000-yard season as a freshman last year, but no matter who replaces Jameis Winston at quarterback, the Seminoles will renew their efforts to establish the run in 2015," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Patrick impressed during spring football, and he should already be the first option off the bench behind Cook when the team opens the season and can provide a nice change of pace." For these reasons, NFL Media ranks Patrick as the No. 5 impact freshmen in the nation.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 5:46 PM

NFL Media ranks LSU true freshman WR Tyron Johnson as the No. 6 impact freshmen in the nation.

"Like [Malachi] Dupre, Johnson is a blue-chipper from New Orleans who should immediately be in the fold at receiver due to his terrific quickness and hands," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "There have been plenty of Odell Beckham, Jr., comparisons for Johnson, and while he might not live up to that hype, he'll help a young offense grow." The five-star recruit, a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, picked the Tigers over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Georgia and Clemson.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 5:32 PM

Former Auburn sophomore CB Kamryn Melton transferred to Troy.

The former three-star recruit of 2013 was ranked one of the top 50 defensive backs in the country by 247Sports, Rivals.com and Scout.com. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Melton, who played in three games before suffering a knee injury in 2013, must sit out the 2015 season. He'll have three years eligibility remaining beginning in 2016.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore S Josh Harvey-Clemons "runs well and really lays the wood," notes NFL Media.

Harvey-Clemons, a once highly touted prospect, transferred to Louisville after he was dismissed at Georgia. "His size enables him to play a hybrid linebacker position in the nickel, should Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham (who also was Harvey-Clemons' coordinator at Georgia) go that route," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "Harvey-Clemons already is an important part of Auburn lore: He is the Georgia player who tipped the ball that Ricardo Louis caught for a TD in the 'Prayer at Jordan-Hare' in 2013." Harvey-Clemons should emerge on draft radars this fall.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 4:58 PM



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