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Virginia Tech sophomore CB Kendall Fuller's hand fighting helps to overcome other weaknesses in his game, according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

"He doesn't sink well enough in his backpedals, and it hinders his ability to transition forward," they wrote. "However, he's an effective hand fighter with the instincts, strength and balance to make life difficult for receivers." Kendall's brother Kyle is a Chicago Bear drafted in the first round last year. The 6-foot, 190-pound Kendall Fuller earned freshman All-American and ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last season and didn't slow down in 2014.
Dec 20 - 7:26 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl believe LSU freshman RB Leonard Fournette "has the best set of raw tools in this year's draft-ineligible running back crop."

"Fournette was ESPN's No. 1 prospect last year, and it's not hard to see why on tape," they wrote. "Fournette has quick feet and agility, runs with tremendous power and flashes an extra gear to run away from defenders. However, the true freshman still has plenty of room to improve in terms of vision and patience, in order to maximize his skill set for the future." The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Fournette was named to the SEC All-Freshman team after rushing for 891 yards and eight touchdowns on 176 carries.
Dec 20 - 6:42 PM

Utah State redshirt senior LB Zachary Vigil and his brother sophomore RB/LB Nick Vigil combined for 16 tackles in a 21-6 win over UTEP in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

Utah State held the Miners' to 99 rushing yards and 3.2 per-carry average. Zachary is the NFL prospect to keep an eye on. A former walk-on, Zach Vigil is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior who came into the game with 145 tackles. He is the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and was named a second-team All-American by USA Today Sports and a fourth-team All-American by Athlon Sports. Vigil will participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
Dec 20 - 6:24 PM

Pittsburgh sophomore WR Tyler Boyd "is a smooth and flexible athlete who runs fluid routes and has a strong feel for the position," observed Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

The Panthers prospect has 69 receptions for 1,149 yards and eight touchdowns this season after recording 85 catches for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013 as Tom Savage's favorite target. "Boyd has broken many of Larry Fitzgerald's records in his first two seasons at Pitt," the duo noted. "Boyd has excellent overall ball skills, showing the body control to adjust to throws outside of his frame, and will often make the tough catch look routine. At 6-2 and 197 pounds, he needs to continue to get stronger, but does show the focus to secure catches in traffic." Boyd is eligible for the draft after next season.
Dec 20 - 6:08 PM

Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright "has some limitations athletically, but makes up for it with playmaking instincts and a relentless motor," according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

"He also brings outstanding versatility as a blitzer, while also displaying the ability to put his hands in the dirt as an edge rusher," the due wrote. Wright won just about every award a defender could want this season, earning the Bronko Nagurski award, the 2014 Bednarik award, and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. The Wildcat prospect has 153 total tackles, 28.0 tackles for a loss, 14.0 sacks and six forced fumbles through 13 games.
Dec 20 - 5:44 PM

Jets QB Michael Vick called FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston "the future of the NFL."

An interesting take indeed from a player who himself was once called the future of the NFL. "I think he's a great player," Vick said. "I look forward to watching him. I have high expectations for him. I think he, over time, has made some poor decisions. Have I been there to know exactly what happened? No. But I do know one thing: He may make some poor decisions, but he gets on that football field and he plays his ass off. Yeah, he can mature. He'll mature. I see him maturing as time goes on. Like, this year hasn't been as bad of a year as the first year was for Jameis. I think the kid will continue to improve. I think he's the future of the NFL." Winston is a projected top-five pick, and a possible target of Vick's Jets.
Dec 20 - 5:26 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Mississippi sophomore TE Evan Engram "is a dynamic weapon who ended the regular season on a tear."

"He's got the burst to get open underneath and produce after the catch, in addition to the speed to stretch the field," the due wrote. "He also has above-average ball skills and the body control to adjust to passes thrown outside his frame. He's not a powerful blocker, but he gets into position and fights to sustain." The 6-foot-3, 227-pound sophomore needs to add bulk, but he's a tool shed of a prospect. Earlier this year, Muench compared him to former Gator and current Redskins TE Jordan Reed.
Dec 20 - 5:10 PM

UL-Lafayette senior DT Christian Ringo wrote himself into the school's record book by recording a sack in a 16-3 win over Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday morning.

With his sack on the second-to-last play of the game, Ringo set ULL's single-season sack record with 11.5, and also tied a school record with his 21st career sack. He's been highly productive throughout his career, but NFL scouts have thus far turned up noses at his 6-foot-1, 275-pound frame. At the very least, Ringo will have a chance to earn his way onto an NFL roster via a UDFA post-draft contract.
Dec 20 - 4:56 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 14-of-29 attempts for 124 yards in Saturday's 16-3 loss to UL-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.

The Wolfpack weren't competitive in the game, mustering only 213 total offensive yards, and a good portion of the blame can be placed at Fajardo's feet. As the focal point of Nevada's offense, the team generally goes as Fajardo does, and he was both inaccurate and tentative in this one. Fajardo, generally a rushing threat, was easily bottled up by the Ragin' Cajuns; he finished with 49 rushing yards on 13 carries. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is seen by some as a Day 3 pick. We don't see a draftable prospect.
Dec 20 - 4:39 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett "still has some work to do with mechanics and accuracy, but he shares similar traits to Alex Smith when he was playing in Urban Meyer's system at Utah," Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl wrote.

"He had some struggles early on, but he was arguably the most improved player on this list throughout the season," they wrote. "Barrett still has some work to do with mechanics and accuracy, but he shares similar traits to Alex Smith when he was playing in Urban Meyer's system at Utah, with his ability to make quick and efficient decisions while also showing the mobility to move the chains with his legs." Barrett was named the Big 10's freshman of the year and finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting after posting 3,772 total yards and 45 total touchdowns. Barrett broke his ankle versus Michigan and is out for the season, though he's expected to be ready for spring practices.
Dec 20 - 4:26 PM

Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage spoke with one NFL team that is judging this year's T prospects based on their performance against Ohio State sophomore edge rusher Joey Bosa.

It makes sense. In fact, teams often look for a prospects' top matchup that season and use it as one of the three base exposures when creating an evaluation. Bosa will be that top opponent for every tackle who faces him. Michigan State redshirt sophomore tackle Jack Conklin is probably the best prospects Bosa faced this year. Expect the edge rusher to be at the top of many boards heading into the 2015 season.
Dec 20 - 4:00 PM

Notre Dame senior T Christian Lombard's career is over due to a bulging disc, according to Irish Illustrated.

Lombard could have given the NFL a shot, but he will not pursue a professional football career. Sophomore Mike McGlinchey will likely take his place in the starting lineup. Notre Dame faces LSU in their bowl game.
Dec 20 - 3:50 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior RB Deantre Lewis has left the team during bowl prep and will not play against Duke.

No reasoning was given, at least not one we can find. Lewis saw the most carries in his career as a freshman, but recorded 190 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries this season. D.J. Foster is the team's top running back.
Dec 20 - 12:01 PM

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn remained noncommittal regarding junior WR Duke Williams' status for the school's bowl game against Wisconsin.

Williams missed three games with a sprained MCL and bruised knee but returned against Alabama. He has dominated form the slot on underneath routes, which is a great complementary piece to Sammie Coates' vertical ability Coates has already announced he will enter the draft, and Williams could follow suit.
Dec 20 - 11:44 AM

Oklahoma senior TE Blake Bell has accepted an invitation to play in the East West Shrine game.

This year's tight end class is not very intriguing in terms of first or second day picks, but the Shrine staff has done well in finding some possible gems in Bell, Wes Saxton, MyCole Pruitt and A.J. Derby. Bell joins Derby as two former quarterbacks making the position switch.
Dec 20 - 11:14 AM

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