Oregon senior S Erick Dargan "plays fast and controlled with the footwork to hold up in coverage and range to make plays at either sideline," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Michigan State senior S Kurtis Drummond "is extremely active with heady anticipation to close quickly near the line of scrimmage and as a deep cover man," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Louisville S Gerod Holliman is "highly inconsistent vs. the run, struggling to square up his target and finish."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Alabama junior S Landon Collins "is a heat-seeking missile as a run defender with explosive and accurate angles to be physical downhill."
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay believes that Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley is a possibility as an "OLB fit, who can provide pass rush" for the Atlanta Falcons.
South Carolina WR Shaq Roland will transfer to Prairie View A&M.
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay believes Florida junior edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr. could be a fit with the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 8 overall pick.
Orlando Sentinel's Matt Murschel reports that Ohio State sophomore RB Ezekiel Elliott is the early favorite among the preseason Heisman Trophy contenders, according to an online oddsmaker.
Auburn co-OC Dameyune Craig says the team will focus on "the pass game" more in 2014 with junior QB Jeremy Johnson starting.
Athlon Sports' Steven Lassan expects Auburn sophomore QB Jeremy Johnson "to thrive in his first year as the starter for Auburn."
Michigan senior QB Russell Bellomy will transfer this spring after graduation.
Athlon Sports' Steven Lassan believes Alabama sophomore WR Cameron Sims "figures to be an even bigger part of the Crimson Tides' receiving corps next year.
Alabama QB Blake Sims "is a terrific athlete but proved he's not a great passer" at the Senior Bowl, observed TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
Eastern Washington released a statement Thursday that said "[i]n the current situation that has arisen recently, we have granted the ability for our student-athlete [senior QB Vernon Adams] to explore what opportunities may exist."
TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that scouts praised Alabama redshirt senior OG Arie Kouandjio after Senior Bowl practices and "many feel he's solidified his status as a middle-round choice."