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LSU coach Ed Orgeron raved about sophomore WR Drake Davis this spring.

"He’s taking coaching really well," said QB Danny Etling, who called Davis one of LSU’s most improved players this spring. "I think [OC Matt] Canada has really done a good job of telling the receivers what he expects from them, what he wants, and Drake is doing a great job of applying that to the field and working hard and trying to learn the offense. You can see his technique has gotten a lot better as far as what Coach Canada wants and him applying that to the field." A 6-foot-4, 215-pounder with 4.3 speed, Davis only caught one pass last year as a true frosh. This fall, he's hoping to start alongside No. 1 receiver D.J. Chark.
Source: ESPN
Jun 25 - 3:02 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline identifies Houston senior ILB Matt Adams as the team's best NFL prospect.

"[H]e’s a tough, in the box defender," Pauline wrote. "The senior is a bit short and more of a two down player which will hurt his appeal." Adams (6'1/230) led the team with 82 tackles last year. He was recently named to the Athlon Preseason AAC Second Team.
Jun 25 - 2:40 PM

Former redshirt freshman TE Jovani Haskins transferred to West Virginia.

Haskins reunites with former Miami teammate QB Jack Allison on West Virginia's roster. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end, a three-star recruit, ranked as ESPN's No. 15 TE prospect in the 2016 class. Haskins redshirted in 2016. He'll sit out in 2017 and have three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2018.
Jun 25 - 2:13 PM

USC RB Aca’Cedric Ware (ankle) was limited during the spring.

The combination of a November ankle injury and late-season concussion symptoms left Ware compromised heading into the offseason. We have no reason to believe that his 2017 availability is in question. Ware ran for 397 yards on 78 carries (5.1 ypc) with two touchdowns and caught four passes for 29 yards (7.3 ypr) last season.
Source: Fansided
Jun 25 - 1:47 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline deems ECU redshirt senior T Brandon Smith a "massive tackle who flashes power but needs a lot of work on his game."

"His size alone makes him a prospect and at the very worst Smith projects as a practice squad prospect," Pauline wrote. The towering Smith (6'8/344) has posted lifts of 400 (bench press), 580 (back squat) and 335 (power clean) while on campus, additionally logging solid vertical (27") and broad (8'6.5) jumps.
Jun 25 - 1:31 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley left the door open for freshman WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. to return to the team.

Earlier this month, Johnson Jr. was cited for marijuana possession in a Nebraska residence hall. His father, former NFL WR Keyshawn Johnson, announced that Johnson Jr. will not play in 2017 because he needs time to "mature." Riley indicated that he'd welcome Johnson Jr. back in 2018. "I think there’s kind of a wellness factor for Keyshawn going home," Riley said. "We talked to him about the possibility of maybe enrolling part time and taking care of his progress toward his degree, and also getting in great shape. And we opened the door for return, which is just kind of left open that we’ll deal with at the time that he is physically and mentally ready to do that."
Jun 25 - 1:21 PM

Northern Illinois redshirt junior CB Jalen Embry is eligible to play in 2017.

The former Iowa Hawkeye redshirted in Iowa City in 2014 before transferring to Iowa Central, a JUCO program. Now at Northern Illinois, Embry joins a stacked CB depth chart that includes three experienced corners in Albert Smalls, Shawun Lurry and Mayomi Olootu.
Jun 25 - 1:08 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Houston senior WR Steven Dunbar is "slightly underrated and not mentioned enough in scouting circles."

Dunbar (6'3/210) finished third on the team with 53 receptions for 692 yards last year and second with five receiving touchdowns. "The senior has above average size and dependable hands," Pauline wrote. "He’s not a burner but wins out for contested throws."
Jun 25 - 11:19 AM

Washington junior WR Chico McClatcher's led the Pac-12 (minimum 30 catches) with 18.5 yards per catch last year.

It was no fluke. McClatcher's longest catch was a 75-yard score off a screen pass. He had no other catches of over 50 yards to inflate his stats. About three-quarters of his catches went for at least 10 yards, and more than a third went for at least 20 yards. McClatcher (5'7/179), who had 574 receiving yards, 131 rushing yards and six total touchdowns last year, will see more targets this fall with John Ross (89 touches, 1,252 yards, 18 TD) off to the NFL. He also may resume returning duties now that Ross is gone.
Jun 25 - 11:00 AM

Memphis junior LB Genard Avery is a "well built, stout run defending linebacker who shows skill in pursuit, making plays outside the box, to the flanks," notes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Avery is a bit one-dimensional and struggles in coverage but could be a solid back-up on the inside of a 3-4," Pauline wrote. Avery (6'1/256) was a first-team All-AAC selection last year after leading Memphis with 10 TFL, five sacks and six QB hurries.
Jun 25 - 10:51 AM

East Carolina redshirt senior WR Davon Grayson could be a Day 3 pick in the spring if he stays healthy and is productive this year, in the estimation of Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Grayson missed all of last year with a back injury. "Grayson offers decent size, deceptive speed and reliable hands," Pauline wrote. "He was very effective making the deep reception and also proved his worth as an intermediate range target." Grayson (6'2/190) finished with a 33-448-3 line in 2015.
Jun 24 - 7:45 PM

The NCAA granted Oregon State redshirt sophomore TE Noah Togiai (ACL) a medical hardship waiver.

The 6-foot-4, 214-pounder's 2016 season ended in early September after he tore his ACL in OSU's second game. A former basketball player, Togiai had a 4-31-1 line in last year's opener. If healthy this fall, he holds some sleeper intrigue as a plus-athlete in an improving offense.
Jun 24 - 1:57 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs UCF senior LB Shaquem Griffin as a "small but fierce linebacker with a good head for the ball."

"He’s an instinctive defender who sniffs out the action and quickly arrives on the scene to make the tackle," Pauline wrote. "Griffin plays fast and sacrifices his body to stop opponents. The problem is his body’s not that big and Griffin has scheme limitations." Griffin, the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, is indeed undersized at 6-foot-1, 213 pounds. He's overcome having one of his hands amputated when he was four years old as a result of a rare congenital disorder to become a collegiate star. Griffin led the AAC in sacks with 11 during the 2016 regular season.
Jun 24 - 10:52 AM

Northern Illinois senior CB Albert Smalls is a "decent sized corner who flashes skill and shows a good degree of effectiveness covering the pass or stopping the run," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Pauline grades Smalls (6'1/202) as an undrafted free agent at the moment but "could envision a move up draft boards if he steps up his game." Smalls (29 career games) joins fellow seniors Shawun Lurry (37) and Mayomi Olootu (31) in an extremely experienced Huskies' CB corps.
Jun 24 - 10:48 AM

Former Kansas State sophomore WR Corey Sutton transferred to Appalachian State.

Sutton dominated the college football news cycle earlier this month after he and HC Bill Snyder feuded over Sutton's decision to transfer. Snyder and Kansas State denied Sutton's release to all 35 schools he requested, leading Sutton to take his case to the public. Facing intense pressure, KSU ultimately granted Sutton's release, leading to his move east. Sutton, a three-star recruit, caught four passes for 54 yards last year. He must sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining as a redshirt sophomore in 2018.
Jun 24 - 10:32 AM



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