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Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark says LSU junior S Jamal Adams invokes legendary Steelers star Troy Polamalu.

Clark recently told Pittsburgh Steelers scout Mark Gorscak his opinion. "I told him not to compare this kid to Troy Polamalu, because Troy is my favorite player I ever played with," Clark told MMQB. "But Jamal has that same explosion and instincts. He feels the game the same way Troy did." Adams (6-foot-1, 213 pounds) is expected to declare for the Draft after the season.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 2 - 4:13 PM

An NFL scout thinks Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would "instantly upgrade an NFL offense."

"I think he'd instantly upgrade an NFL offense, he's arguably one of the best offensive minds in the game," the scout said. "He's able to adapt in terms of personnel. The offense this year is completely different in style and play-calling than it was last year with [Derrick] Henry." Alabama ranks No. 23 in the country with 480 yards per game. Kiffin has never been an NFL coordinator, but he was the head coach of the Raiders.
Source: MMQB
Dec 2 - 4:01 PM

Missouri DE Charles Harris received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee a year ago before opting to return to school.

Harris declared for the Draft earlier this week, presumably with his heart set on being taken in the first round. The fourth-year junior wasn't the same player early on this fall in the Tigers' new defensive scheme -- causing Harris to speculate how his draft stock could be affected -- but he came on late. Harris had nine sacks this season, with 5.5 of them coming in November.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 2 - 3:49 PM

Ohio State junior OLB Raekwon McMillan "is set to be the next Buckeye defender to land in round one," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Though I don’t grade McMillan as highly as former teammate Darron Lee at equal points in their careers there’s no denying the junior linebacker is the real deal," Pauline wrote. "He needs a little polish on his game and must improve his coverage skills but McMillan is set to be the next Buckeye defender to land in round one." McMillan dominated against Michigan last weekend, finishing with 16 tackles.
Dec 2 - 3:41 PM

Baylor redshirt sophomore RB Terence Williams (knee) is questionable for this weekend’s game against West Virginia.

He suffered the injury a few weeks ago against Oklahoma and isn't out of the woods yet. Williams, a former national top-300 recruit, ran for 556 yards in nine games as redshirt freshman in 2015. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder has 855 yards and 10 scores this year.
Source: Fansided
Dec 2 - 3:28 PM

West Virginia HC Dana Holgorsen says senior WR Devonte Mathis will start against Baylor.

The senior will start in his final collegiate regular season game because Ka'Raun White suffered a season-ending leg injury. Mathis, who has 16 career receptions, will work alongside Shelton Gibson, Daikiel Shorts, and Jovon Durante in attacking a Baylor secondary that has been taking its licks for the past month and a half.
Dec 2 - 3:13 PM

USC junior CB/WR Adoree Jackson has "home run hitting speed, comes with rare athleticism and is a developing cornerback who shuts down opponents," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Jackson is coming off one heck of a weekend, logging three touchdowns against Notre Dame; a 55-yard punt return, a 52-yard touchdown catch and a 97-yard kick return. In addition, he broke up a few passes on defense. "Jackson often takes a backseat to Jabrill Peppers and many, including myself, feel its unjustified. ... I stamped him with a first round grade prior to the season and feel Jackson has only improved his game in 2016," Pauline wrote.
Dec 2 - 3:00 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior RB Rushel Shell (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Baylor.

Shell suffered the injury last month and just hasn't been able to, ahem, kick it. The 6-foot, 215-pounder has just one carry over the past four games.
Source: Fansided
Dec 2 - 2:25 PM

Colorado WR Bryce Bobo (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against Washington.

Bobo missed last weekend's win over Washington State with the injury, and, according to Fansided, is "unlikely [to] play" against the Huskies in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Shay Fields and Devin Ross make for a nice 1-2 punch on the outside, but Bobo has proven to be a strong No. 3 in posting a 41-523-2 line this year
Source: Fansided
Dec 2 - 2:03 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Michigan redshirt senior DL Ryan Glasgow could be a Draft riser late in the process.

Glasgow recorded 1.5 TFL and a huge sack in last Saturday's loss to Ohio State. "What stood out was ... the way Glasgow attracted the attention of multiple Buckeye blockers on the inside, holding the point and occupying the gaps as well as making plays during important moments of the game," Pauline wrote. "Last year Glasgow’s brother made a mad dash up draft boards during Shrine week and the Senior Bowl but Ryan already has a head start." Glasgow was a 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention.
Dec 2 - 1:49 PM

NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares Texas RB D’Onta Foreman to Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart.

A true junior, Foreman has announced that he will declare for the upcoming NFL Draft. "Foreman is way bigger than people realize. He has elite size almost to the point where he might need to lose weight to maintain his quickness at the next level," said Zierlein. "Good vision. Quick feet. Proved he can handle being an every-down back this year. His workload this season might be cause for some concern, but it hasn't been an issue until this year." The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Foreman leads the FBS in both carries (323) and rushing yards (2,208).
Source: NFL.com
Dec 2 - 1:22 PM

NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein compares Clemson senior WR Mike Williams to ex-Giants star WR Plaxico Burress.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Williams is slightly smaller than the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Burress coming out of college, but he plays the same physical game and may be able to run a little better than the high 4.5-second range that Burress logged. "What Burress lacked in speed, he made up for with his ability to pluck the ball out of the air," Zierlein wrote. "Burress was mostly a two-level wide receiver and that should end up being the case with Williams as well. Additional play strength was a need for both guys, as prospects, but their ability to become scary red-zone factors is yet another similarity between the two wideouts."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 2 - 12:44 PM

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson resigned due to "philosophical differences."

It was first reported that Wilson was fired. Either way, the story is that Wilson and athletic department officials had a heated disagreement over his treatment of players and no resolution could be found. "There was no smoking gun, no precipitating event," that led to Wilson's resignation, athletic director Fred Glass said. Glass said he and Wilson "weren't on the same page" about leadership style. The Hoosiers promoted DC Tom Allen, a nominee for the Frank Broyles Award, to head coach to replace Wilson. "My heart breaks for [Wilson]. I never expected this to happen," Allen said.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 2 - 12:26 PM

USC junior WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is "leaning heavily" toward signing with Roc Nation for representation, according to Neil Stratton of Inside The League..

This means Smith-Schuster is expected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft, which was expected all along. Smith-Schuster is widely viewed as one of the top receivers in the country and likely thrives in the yards after catch area of the game. His production dropped significantly, by almost half, in 2016 compared to his sophomore season. Smith-Schuster dealt with a back injury this season, which included x-rays.
Dec 2 - 10:59 AM

Iowa DT Jaleel Johnson accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Johnson has earned praise from Todd McShay and Chad Reuter this season. His 2016 season has been his best, posting 10 tackles for loss including 7.5 sacks. Iowa recently helped defensive tackle Carl Davis reach the NFL, but Davis suffered from hot-cold bursts during his time with the Hawkeyes.
Dec 2 - 10:38 AM



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