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Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford caught seven passes for 105 yards in Saturday's loss to Virginia.

Walford is making a serious push to be considered in the middle rounds in this spring's draft. Over the past three games, he has accumulated 17 receptions for 321 yards and three touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford is a passable blocker and a reliable receiver with a large catch radius. He isn't athletic enough to escape down the seam, however, limiting the overall projection.
Nov 24 - 1:37 AM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson rushed for 88 yards on 15 carries in a 30-13 setback versus Virginia on Saturday.

He also had five receptions leading to 44 yards. This was the first time all season that Johnson had been held under 90 rushing yards, and it was the first game since mid-September in which he didn't exceed the century mark (snapping a streak of six straight 100-yard rushing games). The 5-foot-9, 194-pound Johnson displays outstanding vision, quickness and explosiveness.
Nov 24 - 1:24 AM

Missouri defensive ends Markus Golden won Walter Camp defensive Player of the Week honors.

Golden dominated Tennessee over the weekend, collecting six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Golden is a fringe first-round prospect. If he slips out of the top stanza, he won't last long on Day 2.
Nov 24 - 1:10 AM

Oklahoma freshman RB Samaje Perine was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Wonder how long that voting took. Perine rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries against Kansas, snapping Melvin Gordon III's FBS record, set one week before. Unbelievably, Perine came off the bench to begin his record-setting day. The Jayhawks wish he hadn't.
Nov 24 - 12:57 AM

Mississippi sophomore TE Evan Engram had five receptions for 65 yards in Saturday's loss to Arkansas.

Mississippi has leaned on the second-year player more with star WR Laquon Treadwell lost for the season with a broken leg. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound sophomore needs to add bulk, but he's a tool shed of a prospect. Last month, ESPN's Steve Muench compared Engram to former Gator and current Redskins TE Jordan Reed: "He has soft hands, he catches away from his frame, and he doesn't have to break stride to bring it in. He also has the speed to make plays down the seam and enough agility to produce after the catch."
Nov 24 - 12:40 AM

Arkansas junior WR Keon Hatcher had two catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-0 demolition of Ole Miss.

Arkansas' game plan calls for runs as first, second and third options, which unfortunately constricts Hatcher's production (493 receiving yards on the season). Make no mistake, though: This is an NFL receiver. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported earlier this season that Hatcher will likely make himself available for the 2015 draft. Pauline graded Hatcher as a Rds. 2-3 prospect. "He’s a well sized receiver who can take over games. Hatcher’s consistent and wins out for contested passes," Pauline wrote.
Nov 24 - 12:28 AM

Boise State redshirt junior RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 63-14 win over Wyoming.

His shining moment in the contest didn't take place after a hand-off. Instead, Ajayi sprinted to a 73-yard touchdown early in the third quarter off of a pass from QB Grant Hedrick. Ajayi finished with two catches for 92 yards. The fourth-year junior is going to easily surpass last year's numbers, monstrous in their own right. He now has 1,390 rushing yards and 19 ground scores, as well as 44 receptions for 535 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
Nov 24 - 12:15 AM

Marshall senior QB Rakeem Cato completed 20-of-38 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 23-18 victory over UAB.

He also rushed for 41 yards. Cato's completion percentage has dropped in three straight years, and, at 58.4%, it currently stands as the lowest of his career. That doesn't indicate, however, a drop in effectiveness. Marshall has gotten more aggressive through the air this year, causing Cato's Yards Per Attempt number to jump from 7.85 to 9.00. His YPA and QB rating have both increased every year he's been on campus.
Nov 24 - 12:01 AM

USC junior DL Leonard Williams "was every bit as dominant as expected" on Saturday against UCLA, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Rang and colleague Dane Brugler each project Williams as the No. 1 overall pick in this spring's draft. Despite facing constant double teams, Williams recorded a sack and forced a fumble. Because he drew so much attention, his defensive line mates often had open lanes to get into the backfield. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Williams could be an NFL star from Day 1.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 11:48 PM

USC redshirt sophomore OT Zach Banner "is so gifted he's already generating buzz as a potential early entry into the NFL, perhaps as soon as 2015," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Last week, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported that Zach Banner is "giving serious thought" to entering the 2015 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-8, 350-pound son of former Raider Lincoln Kennedy is a former elite recruit. On Saturday, Banner's hype train stalled, as he had all sorts of problems with UCLA left defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, who "frequently stood up Banner at the line of scrimmage," wrote Rang. "While certainly imposing, it takes Banner an extra half-second to get all that mass moving," the analyst noted.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 11:33 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang noted that UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "helped UCLA win the line of scrimmage, recording two sacks and disrupting several other plays," in Saturday's win over USC.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound redshirt senior dominated star Southern Cal right tackle Zach Banner, despite giving up 80 pounds in the matchup. "It wasn't just Banner that struggled with Odighizuwa," Rang wrote. "When the muscle-packed defensive lineman moved inside, he quickly slipped past USC's guards, registering one sack in the third quarter and nearly recording another a series later. When he flipped sides, his quickness and a powerful slap challenged USC's left tackle Toa Lobendahn." Rang believes Odighizuwa is a potential top-100 selection. "He doesn't possess the explosive burst off the edge or nifty change of direction expected of a first round pick," the analyst wrote. "He does, however, possess the stout frame, quickness and power valued by clubs operating out of each alignment."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 11:19 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior WR Kyle Prater had four receptions for 82 yards in Saturday's 38-14 win against Purdue.

Prater is coming on strong at the right time, going over 80 receiving yards in three straight games. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reported in late September that NFL scouts were "enamored" with Prater. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Illinois native was a Parade High School All-American and five-star recruit who committed to USC and redshirted in 2010 due to hamstring and groin injuries. He missed most of 2011 because of a broken left foot and decided to transfer closer to home.
Nov 23 - 11:05 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 30-of-46 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Washington on Saturday.

At this point, Mannion's 2013 season looks flukish, a clear outlier to the work he turned in over his other three seasons of eligibility. Indeed, in those three years (2011-'12, '14), Mannion has posted an ugly 45/39 TD/INT ratio. Mannion will be lucky if a team pulls the trigger on him late on Day 3 due to his size (6-foot-5, 218 pounds) and four-year-starter experience.
Nov 23 - 10:52 PM

Washington State redshirt senior WR Vince Mayle "showed off an NFL skill set" in Saturday's loss to Arizona State, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Mayle set the school's single-game receiving record with 15 receptions for 252 yards. "At 6-3, 219 pounds, Mayle (pronounced May-LEE) is every bit as impressive 'on the hoof' as Strong," Rang wrote. "He frequently beat Arizona State with slants and posts, using his broad shoulders to shield defenders from the ball. Mayle doesn't possess elite speed but he accelerates fluidly, which helps him separate just enough on verticals. Mayle, who recently accepted an invitation to participate in the East-West Shrine Game, also showed strong hands to pluck a number of contested passes out of the air." Mayle's 101 receptions and 1,405 yards are each single-season records at Washington State.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 10:37 PM

Arizona State senior DL Marcus Hardison "showed burst, agility and strength to rip through blocks and to pull down ball carriers" on Saturday against Washington State, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Hardison collected two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble, spurring a Sun Devils comeback. "Perhaps his most impressive play of the game came when he dropped off the line to snag a quick slant from Falk with just over three minutes remaining in the first half," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Hardison (4.7 forty) was one of the most heavily recruited JUCOs in the country when he committed to the Sun Devils. "Hardison showed not only impressive recognition and hands on the interception, but good overall athleticism, vision and balance in returning the ball to the 13-yard line," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 10:23 PM

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