Ravens signed East Carolina WR Cam Worthy to a three-year contract.
Worthy (6'2/211) bookended Justin Hardy at ECU, amassing 74 catches for 1,311 yards (17.7 YPR) and six TDs in two seasons after transferring from JUCO. Worthy's special teams experience gives him a good shot at landing a roster spot, and plus athleticism makes him an intriguing long-term prospect.
Former Houston redshirt sophomore WR Ra’Shaad Samples transferred to Oklahoma State.
The speedy wide receiver is a former four-star recruit and a member of the Rivals 250 in 2013. He posted three catches for 11 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2014. Samples' father Reginald Samples is the head coach at Duncanville High School. He's considered a key figure in Texas recruiting circles. The younger Samples is eligible to play again in 2016.
Former Missouri redshirt sophomore OL Harneet Gill transferred to Kansas.
The former three-star recruit, graded as the No. 70 offensive tackle in the country when he came out in 2013, is actually coming by way of the JUCO level. He left Missouri in 2013 and played last season at a state of Washington community college. "The thing that probably stood out are the people in there," Gill said. "The coaching staff is new and coach [David] Beaty is from Texas A&M, and coach Yenser is from Cal and those are good programs. Every recruit looks for security in a staff and I liked the excitement that I see in the program." Gill is eligible to play immediately.
ESPN's Travis Haney pegs Ohio State redshirt junior QB Cardale Jones as the No. 1 breakout candidate in the land.
You thought it would be someone else? "There’s a possibility for the Buckeyes QB battle that hasn’t been discussed all that much: What if Jones takes the job and runs with it?" Haney wondered. "He has had breakout games, but what if this becomes his breakout season en route to another playoff run and a top-10 selection in next year’s draft?" The analyst clearly believes he can do so. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Jones is going to have to fight off both J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller.
49ers signed Auburn S Jermaine Whitehead.
Whitehead (5'11/197) was a three-year starter in the Tigers' secondary, amassing nine INTs and contributing on special teams throughout his college career. Although Whitehead ran 4.59 at the Combine, he excelled in the vertical (37") and broad (10'8") jumps and was a top performer in the three-cone and shuttle drills. A quick-twitch mover who holds his own in run support, Whitehead's draft stock was affected by clashes with the Auburn coaching staff, his smallish build for a safety and questionable on-field instincts.
CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes USC senior C Max Tuerk "offers great versatility and athleticism -- traits Chip Kelly requires on his O-line."
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Tuerk is is going on his fourth year as a starter for USC. The USC prospect was recruited to play tackle, but has started at center the last two years for the Trojans. Tuerk offers great value with his ability to play center, guard and tackle at the next level. Tuerk was ESPN's Mel Kiper's top ranked underclassmen offensive guard prospects last year.
Ohio State senior T Taylor Decker is "a powerful run blocker" that "plays with the physicality and toughness the Seahawks love," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
"With left tackle Russell Okung entering the final year of his deal and the Seahawks likely forced to dedicate finances to re-signing Russell Wilson, offensive line could once again be a focus. Decker, a powerful run blocker, plays with the physicality and toughness the Seahawks love, Rang wrote. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Decker was the anchor of the Buckeyes offensive line last season, and should increase his draft stock with another strong season. Decker has the kind of athleticism and skill set that evaluators look for in a left tackle, at the next level.
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott's "power and speed" could make him an "excellent fit" for the Cowboys in 2016, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
"If Darren McFadden is healthy, he could make Jerry Jones look like a genius for letting division rival Philadelphia reward DeMarco Murray after a breakout 2014. Anything other than a breakout season from McFadden could force the Cowboys to look to the draft for help. Elliott's power and speed could be make him excellent fit," Rang wrote. The Ohio State prospect was highly productive last season, rushing for 1,878 rushing yards, with 18 scores as a true sophomore. The 6-foot, 225-pound Elliot should have a chance to be college footballs' most dominant back in 2015.