Arkansas strength coach Ben Herbert, who spent time at Wisconsin, said senior C Travis Swanson's mobility is impressive.
"His movement ability is second only to (Cleveland Browns All-Pro left tackle) Joe Thomas out of linemen that I have worked with in the last 12 years," said Herbert. Swanson reportedly ran a three-cone time of 7.39 seconds, which is important for the center spot. In terms of Combine tests, our own Josh Norris believes the 20 yard shuttle is a better predictor of future success.
BYU sophomore QB Taysom Hill suffered a "minor" torn MCL.
Hill played in six games during the 2012 season, starting two of those contests, before suffering a knee injury. During that time he threw for 425 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions, and rushed for 335 yards and four touchdowns.
Alabama redshirt sophomore C Ryan Kelly has been named to the Rimington watch list despite having zero career starts.
Kelly is obviously taking the place of savvy and versatile offensive lineman Barrett Jones. Kelly did see action in nine games in 2012, his only season of on-field collegiate experience. The Crimson Tide lost talent along their offensive line, but we expect them to reload.
ESPN's Joe Schad reports former Penn State sophomore QB Steven Bench will decide between USF and Mississippi State.
Bench has already visited USF and will travel to Mississippi State on Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to NCAA punishments handed down to Penn State, Bench will be eligible to play for either school immediately.
Virginia Tech senior CB Antone Exum is rehabbing his ACL in Arizona, the same place where Darrelle Revis trained this offseason.
Exum hurt his knee in January but is working hard in the hopes of suiting up week one for the Hokies. Along with the torn ACL, Exum also injured the meniscus in his right knee.
UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa's hip injury is not as serious as initially expected, and the senior has a chance to play in the school's opener against Nevada.
Initial reports stated Odighizuwa "had a torn rotator cuff in his hip, but it now appears the hip was just "frayed," which means a recovery time of just two to three months," per CBS Sports. Odighizuwa had been considered the replacement for NFL-bound defensive lineman Datone Jones.
Notre Dame redshirt senior TE Jake Golic will transfer to Cincinnati.
Golic will be eligible to play immediately in 2013. He only appeared in four games throughout his Irish career, but the son of former NFL player Mike Golic will have a second chance with the Bearcats. The school recently produced talented tight end Travis Kelce, who was selected in the third-round this past April.
Former Arkansas senior QB/WR Brandon Mitchell will enroll at NC State for his final season of eligibility.
"I felt I built it with players in just three days," Micthell told ESPN's Joe Schad. "Bottom line is I want to win, and I want to win now. They have the best opportunity there for success and just had one missing piece." Mitchell joins former Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett as recent transfers for the Wolfpack.