Wisconsin junior TE Troy Fumagalli is "proving to be a three down player," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
Fumagalli snagged seven passes on nine targets for 84 yards in Saturday's loss to Ohio State. Fumagalli leads the team with 23 catches. "Fumagalli has terrific size, shows outstanding blocking prowess and is a legitimate pass catching threat in the short and intermediate field as well as the red zone," Pauline wrote. "Forty times will be important but I could see Fumagalli sliding into the third round if he enters the draft."
NC State senior RB Matt Dayes "should end up being an excellent value pick," writes NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah.
"He's a bowling ball between the tackles and he's been effective in the passing game as well," he wrote. Dayes has been getting all sorts of love from the draft community over the past few weeks.NFL.com's Chad Reuter wrote that Dayes "could be a solid mid-round selection in the 2017 draft," ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that Dayes "could be a Day 3 steal if he lands in the right system," and Jeremiah wrote that Dayes "should end up being an excellent value pick." Sounds like our sources are talking to the same source.
Miami redshirt sophomore TE David Njoku logged three receptions for 69 yards last Thursday in a loss to Virginia Tech.
The best and worst of Njoku were on display for all to see. The all-world athleticism was on display, as were the puzzling concentration issues that turned into crippling mistakes for his team. In the first half, Njoku found himself alone in the open field after Virgina Tech's coverage broke down. QB Brad Kaaya hit him, but Njoku tripped over himself with only open field between he and the end zone, a 48-yard reception that could have been a much longer touchdown. Njoku dropped at least one other ball in his hands later on. Mark Richt has two years left to try and unlock the devastating talent Njoku possesses.
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah says Texas A&M "couldn't block" Alabama senior DL Jonathan Allen on Saturday.
Yep, that about sums it up. "His superman sack was a perfect example," Jeremiah wrote. "They dedicated a running back to help out the guard but he quickly swatted away the guard before leaping over the RB to sack the QB." Later on, Allen scored his second touchdown of the season on a fumble return. "I have plenty of players left to study for the upcoming draft but from what I've seen, Allen has the highest floor of any draft prospect," Jeremiah wrote. "He is so technically sound, explosive and versatile. I can't see him being worse than a dependable starter at the next level. He carries very little risk."
Boston College redshirt senior QB Patrick Towles will be a game-time decision Saturday against NC State.
Towles left last week's game with a hamstring injury. HC Steve Addazio indicated that Anthony Brown and Darius Wade are both preparing to play in case Towles can't.
UCLA TE Nate Iese had eight receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Utah.
This was easily Iese's best receiving output of the season. It should be noted that he didn't do it with Josh Rosen behind center. Iese has 23 catches for 371 yards and four touchdowns this year.
NFL.com's Chad Reuter says Louisville senior TE Cole Hikutini has "impressive athleticism when running down the seam or over the middle, adjusting to passes on the run."
"He possesses strong enough hands to win contested throws, although he's been a bit up and down this year with his consistency catching the ball," Reuter wrote. "As a blocker, Hikutini isn't the most physical player, but can win on the move." The 6-foot-5, 248-pounder is up to a 27-393-4 line.
Bowling Green senior WR Ronnie Moore logged five receptions for 81 yards against Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
He's posted only 30 catches for 341 yards this year. It's a huge disappointment for fantasy owners that were expecting a breakout. To be fair, Moore has shown signs of progress, having topped 75 yards in three of four.