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TCU redshirt senior QB Trevone Boykin was compared by NFL Media to Russell Wilson.

"As is typical for a college quarterback with his athleticism, Boykin doesn't hesitate to tuck the ball and do his damage on the ground when given the chance," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "Wilson, of course, scrambles more to throw. But if Boykin reaches the pros, he'll take on more of a sense of self-preservation in time." The 6-foot-2 Boykin is a bit bigger than the 5-foot-11 Wilson, though TCU has perhaps tacked an inch onto Boykin's measurements. The TCU prospect threw for 3,714 yards and 30 touchdowns and rushed for 642 yards and eight scores in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 1:30 AM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore LB Darron Lee is "perfectly playing the role of Ryan Shazier 2.0," writes SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

It's more of a comparison to production as opposed to measurables. Lee is smaller at 6-foot-2, 228 pounds, but he could be just as athletic. Lee's instincts and coverage ability are both elite traits or close enough. It would be a surprise if Lee exhausts his collegiate eligibility.
Source: SB Nation
May 23 - 1:16 AM

NFL Media ranks Auburn true freshman DE Byron Cowart as the No. 13 impact freshmen in the nation.

"Cowart will play a key part in coordinator Will Muschamp's retooling of the Tigers' defense," wrote Bryan Fischer. Cowart, 6-foot-3 and 252 pounds, was the No. 1 overall recruit in the country. "The team lacked a strong pass rush last season, and though he might not earn a starting job right away, Cowart should still be able to rush the quarterback and contribute in a number of situations that require him to get after offenses," Fischer wrote.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 1:02 AM

Oklahoma senior edge rusher Eric Striker was compared by NFL Media to Elvis Dumervil.

The 6-foot, 223-pound Striker is extremely undersized, but he's a wrecking ball for the Sooners and the NFL will find a position for him. "Striker belies the assumption that short guys can't rush the passer off the edge, giving Oklahoma 15.5 sacks the last two years despite his six-foot stature. Think Vic Beasley, but even smaller," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "If Dumervil isn't Striker's inspiration, he should be. At just 5-11, he piled up a career-high 17 sacks last season in his eighth year in the league."
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 12:42 AM

Alabama junior DT A'Shawn Robinson "occupies blockers and still manages to create disruption up front," notes SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

The Tide are going to have a fearsome defensive front in 2015, as Kadar notes: "Alabama's has NFL players across the defensive line with senior end Jarran Reed and junior Jonathan Allen looking like solid NFL players." Robinson posted 49 tackles and 6.5 TFL in 2014, earning honorable mention All-SEC honors. NFL Media ranks him as the No. 5 defender in the country.
Source: SB Nation
May 23 - 12:24 AM

Mississippi junior TE Evan Engram "is arguably the nation's top tight end and will also be considered for the first round," notes SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Engran needs to bulk up, but he's got at least one more year to do so. He has outstanding receiving tools. Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench compares him to former Gator 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."
Source: SB Nation
May 22 - 11:56 PM

NFL Media likens Alabama senior LB Reggie Ragland to Jerod Mayo.

"[Mayo] he was a tackling machine over his first five years in the NFL and took on blocks between the tackles with plenty of thump," wrote Chase Goodbread. "That's the way Ragland plays inside linebacker for the Crimson Tide, and he'll be the general of the unit this fall as a senior." The 6-foot-2, 252-pound Ragland had 95 stops and 10.5 TFL and was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award last year. CBS Sports ranks him as the best senior inside linebacker prospect.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 11:41 PM

NFL Media ranks USC true freshman CB Iman Marshall as the No. 15 impact freshmen in the nation.

"Marshall's versatility will help him see the field right away," Bryan Fischer wrote. "He's best suited to play safety, but likely will play as a nickel corner first while filling in quite nicely for the departed Nelson Agholor on kick returns." USC, of course, is one of college football's most aggressive users of two-way players. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound is extremely skilled, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Trojan coaches found him some part-time offensive work.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 11:27 PM

Oklahoma redshirt freshman RB Joe Mixon could be used in tandem with Samaje Perine, believes ESPN's Brandon Chatmon.

Mixon, ranked as the No. 6 RB coming out of high school, was suspended last season following a misdemeanor assault charge. He was actually a better recruit than Perine, an All-American as a freshmen. He ran for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns last year. "Perine isn’t looking over his shoulder, nor is his job in peril, but the competition for carries at Oklahoma is a situation to watch throughout the fall," Chatmon wrote.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 11:11 PM

NFL Media likens Oklahoma senior WR Sterling Shepard to Santana Moss.

"Neither Shepard nor Moss ever scared anyone with their size (both under six feet and under 200 pounds), but they both have the speed to get open on deeper routes and the quickness to get open on the shorter ones," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "They also could make tough, contested catches and played an aggressive style both before and after the reception." The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Shepard, a Biletnikoff semifinalist last year, has hauled in 147 receptions for 2,194 yards and 15 touchdowns across three seasons with the Sooners.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 10:40 PM

If he proves entirely healthy, Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil "could also be in the No. 1 pick discussion," SB Nation's Dan Kadar believes.

Tunsil fractured his fibula in the bowl loss to TCU in December but is expected to be recovered in time for the start of the season. Proving his health by not missing a game in 2015 is crucial for his draft stock. Fox Sports' Kevin Causey also believes Tunsil is a possibility to go No. 1 overall, and ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks him as the No. 2 overall prospect.
Source: SB Nation
May 22 - 10:25 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt senior edge rusher Dadi Nicolas was compared by NFL Media to Cleveland's Barkevious Mingo.

"Nicolas looks a lot like the former LSU star flying around the edge of the defense and chasing down ball carriers all over the field," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "They both do it with plenty of length, but not a lot of girth; Nicolas is 6-4, 236 pounds and looks more like a basketball player in uniform." Mingo has a similar athletic profile and is just about the same size at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds. The fear with Nicolas is that he's a tweener, and being compared to Mingo -- who hasn't lived up to the hype -- is a bit of a backhanded compliment.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 10:08 PM

SB Nation's Dan Kadar reports that Michigan State senior QB Connor Cook "would have been on the fringe" of the first round had he entered the 2015 NFL Draft.

Many believe that Cook would have been a Round 1 lock, so this is an interesting dispatch. "He's a good player, but maybe not great in any particular area," Kadar wrote. "He also suffers from bouts of inconsistency and will miss on too many throws. Cook has a career completion percentage of 58.3, a number that will have to get higher." Cook is the No. 3 prospect in the Big Ten, according to the Big Ten Network's Sean Merriman. CBS Sports grades Cook as the No. 1 QB prospect in the nation and the prospect slotted No. 2 to the Browns in Todd McShay's 2016 mock draft.
Source: SB Nation
May 22 - 9:53 PM

Alabama senior DT Jarran Reed was compared by NFL Media to Michael Brockers.

Reed, an All-SEC honorable mention selection in his first year with the Tide, recorded 55 tackles, 6.5 stops for a loss, one sack and five pass breakups in 2014. "Reed can play nose guard, tackle or even defensive end in a 3-4 alignment, effectively handling any of those jobs with a brute strength and power that makes him tough to handle on pass plays, but impossible to stop on run downs. Sound familiar?" wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "That's Brockers' game, too, and his NFL draft scouting profile from the 2012 draft reads like a perfect description of Reed. Both command double teams and, while neither is a sack artist, they both shrink the pocket from the inside, which makes quarterbacks a lot less comfortable." NFL.com's Chad Reuter wrote that Reed could "be the first nose tackle off the board next spring."
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 9:39 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "has a lot of good tools, particularly his release, and he's bulked up to 210 pounds heading into this season," reports SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

"He's a player to watch who could really rise throughout the season," wrote Kadar. You know we agree. Rotoworld is driving the Goff bandwagon along with ESPN's Mel Kiper, who ranks him No. 9 on his 2016 Big Board. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound star threw for 3,973 yards last year and we're predicting well more than 4,000 this time around. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Goff to Jimmy Garoppolo.
Source: SB Nation
May 22 - 9:21 PM



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