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TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline is "high" on Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters.

Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from Pauline, which means others are higher -- CBS Sports' Rob Rang called Peters a potential first-rounder earlier this summer. "I’m high on Peters and believe with a good season and solid pre-draft forty times the junior could end up in the first round (assuming he enters)," Pauline wrote. "He’s physical, instinctive and possesses tremendous ball skills." The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game.
Jul 28 - 12:41 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline says Utah senior WR Dres Anderson is a slower version of former Colorado receiver Paul Richardson.

The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Anderson (son of former NFL WR Willie "Flipper" Anderson) had seven catches of 50 yards or more and 10 receptions of at least 40 yards for the Utes in 2013. "I was impressed with receiver Dres Anderson after breaking down the film," Pauline wrote. "I see a lot of Paul Richardson in his game, though he’s not as fast." Last year, Anderson became just the seventh player in Ute history to pass the 1,000 yard receiving mark with 1,002 yards.
Jul 28 - 12:31 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline likes USC redshirt senior ILB Hayes Pullard's instincts.

"Pullard is a smallish prospect (more short than small) with growth limitations but a terrific pursuit linebacker with solid instincts," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Pullard enters his senior year having made 39 career starts. He's recorded 282 tackles, 20 for loss. The inside 'backer runs a 4.73 forty.
Jul 28 - 12:19 AM

UCLA junior DT Ellis McCarthy "jumps off the film," writes TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"He does so sporadically," the analyst clarifies, a not-so-veiled shot at McCarthy's work ethic. "At the top of his game McCarthy is a difference maker up front but he also disappears for stretches." The UCLA prospect has played NG and DE in a 3-4 attack for the Bruins. McCarthy, 6-foot-4 and 330-pounds, projects best inside at the next level, where he'll be able to make use of his wide body to eat up blockers and free up teammates to make plays.
Jul 28 - 12:03 AM

Oregon senior C Hroniss Grasu "will be downgraded because of poor measurables," notes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The analyst says "many" believe a stock drop is coming due to the concern, but added this: "A west coast scout told me it's not a concern as the Ducks offensive lineman will measure over 6-feet/3-inches and right around 300-pounds." The 2013 All-American surprisingly decided to return to school over the winter along with redshirt junior QB Marcus Mariota and senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks him as the No. 1 senior center.
Jul 27 - 11:48 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline says NFL scouts see Stanford senior WR Ty Montgomery as a second-round pick.

Pauline disagrees, grading Montgomery as a Rds. 3-4 prospect. "His size and inconsistent hands worry me," the analyst noted. Montgomery tallied 2,208 all-purpose yards last season, the third most in school history, leading the Cardinal with 61 catches for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's a superb receiver, but perhaps a better kick returner, averaging 30.3 yards per opportunity to earn consensus All-American honors as a kick returner in 2013. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder is in line for a monster season.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline labels Stanford junior T Andrus Peat an "elite" prospect.

"There’s a good amount of NFL talent on the Stanford roster yet only a single prospect I label elite," Pauline wrote. "Peat has the size, athleticism and footwork to start on the left side in the NFL. I’d just wish he’d develop a nasty streak." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder with a wide frame and stunning athleticism showed evaluators that he could handle himself against elite rushers in the Pac-12 last season. Peat is a superb athlete who is a premium technician.
Jul 27 - 11:19 PM

Oregon State junior Isaac Seumalo hasn't been given a definitive timetable for his return from a broken foot, leaving him in jeopardy of missing the season opener.

"I think it’s on pretty good schedule to be ready to play, if not at the very first game, early," Oregon State head coach Mike Riley said. "So we’re going to be very, very careful with that. So that’s why I’m being very careful when I say he’s going to play. But I anticipate him being ready. I would think he might be ready for the first game, but maybe not." The Beavers don't need to rush Seumalo back with games against the Portland State Vikings and Hawaii Warriors in the first two weeks before a Week 3 bye.
Jul 27 - 11:06 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Colorado senior WR Tyler McCulloch is a prospect to watch in 2014.

"After showing flashes of NFL ability in 2012, he seemed to fall off the map last year," Pauline wrote. "With Paul Richardson gone lets see if McCulloch steps up and takes on a big time role this season." The jumbo 6-foot-5, 215-pound McCulloch missed spring practices healing from a chronic stress reaction in his foot. McCulloch, whom Pauline gives a preseason UDFA grade, is tied for 36th in receptions (58) and 45th in receiving yards (670) all-time at Colorado.
Jul 27 - 10:51 PM

Michigan senior LB Desmond Morgan is a well-rounded linebacker, observes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Although he doesn't stand out in any one specific area, he has a well-rounded skill-set and brings a leadership presence to the field," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 228-pounder is entering his fourth year as a starter. He'll be a leader on an experienced defense that returns eight starters this fall. Morgan has been clocked at a 4.76 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 10:39 PM

Stanford senior OLB James Vaughters is a polarizing prospect in scouting circles, TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline observes.

"When mentioning the name of Vaughters several scouts anxiously nod their heads up and down while others give a quizzical look as if to ask 'who?'" Pauline wrote. "Vaghters has the physical skills to play at the next level but needs to translate those talents into production." Vaughters had only 36 tackles, 6 TFL and 4 sacks last season as a 3-4 OLB, but Pauline thinks the 6-foot-2, 254-pounder could be one of the Pac-12's best defenders in 2014.
Jul 27 - 10:26 PM

Auburn DL Gabe Wright will start the season at defensive tackle, but will also receive repetitions at defensive end.

Wright played DE during spring practices due to defensive line injuries. "(Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Gardner) actually wanted to put me in last year, but he just stated I wasn’t mentally ready," Wright said. "I respect and I don’t second-guess his decision. If I’m called upon, I will answer the call. There’s no doubt about that. It just shows his confidence in me." Wright has dropped to 290 pounds in anticipation of playing more on the outside. "I’ve been wanting to drop down body weight since I’ve been here — and body fat – which has been done," he said.
Source: Al.com
Jul 27 - 10:14 PM

A film study by TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline confirmed in his mind that Oregon redshirt junior Marcus Mariota would have been the first QB taken in the 2014 draft.

"Mariota is an exciting prospect in every way; physically, intellectually, instinctively," Pauline wrote. "I’m told one of the primary reasons Maroita stayed for another college season was his age; he would’ve been a 20 year old rookie if he entered the draft and the feeling in his inner circle was that’s too young for a signal caller in the NFL." Another reason he reportedly stayed was his lithe frame. Mariota has labored to add 40 pounds and still clocks a 4.45 forty. He's the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2015 draft.
Jul 27 - 9:58 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline thinks Colorado redshirt senior C Daniel Munyer would be a "terrific fit for a zone/motion blocking scheme."

Munyer teams with LT Stephane Nembot (4th-round projection) to give Colorado a two-fifths of a solid offensive line. "Munyer is not spoken about by scouts but has been a productive starter at both guard and center," Pauline wrote. "He has size limitations but would be a terrific fit for a zone/motion blocking scheme." Pauline projects the 6-foot-2, 295-pound Munyer, CU’s starting right offensive guard, as a center at the next level. Munyer was selected preseason second-team All-Pac-12 by Athlon Sports and was a third-team choice by Phil Steele.
Jul 27 - 9:45 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Oregon senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu would have been the first corner taken in the 2014 draft had he declared early.

Pauline grades Ekpre-Olomu as a preseason top-10 prospect. "After watching the film and talking to scouts the feeling is forty time/speed will be the only outstanding question on Ekpre-Olomu’s game," he wrote. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound IEO has earned consecutive First-Team All-Pac-12 honors the past two years and has the ability to be a shutdown corner at the next level.
Jul 27 - 9:30 PM



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