Ohio State senior DL Adolphus Washington "has a tall, moldable frame and is a limber big man who can easily throw his weight around," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
"He needs to do a better job looking through blockers to find the ball, but all the tools are there for him to have a career season as a senior," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-4, 288-pound Washington recorded 10.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 48 tackles last year.
After practicing with the second-team offense for the last two weeks, Auburn senior WR Duke Williams took reps with the first team on Tuesday, AL.com's James Crepea reports.
Three weeks ago, Williams was reinstated after a six-day suspension, due to an undisclosed "discipline issue." As of Tuesday, Auburn's playmaker at the wide receiver position is listed as a co-starter along with Tony Stevens. Williams is slowly making his way out of Gus Malzahn's doghouse.
Vanderbilt junior DB Darrius Sims "comes with all sorts of questions about where he'll fit best in the NFL," CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes.
The Vanderbilt prospect has spent time at running back,wide receiver, nickel cornerback and as both punt and kick returner for the Commodores. Rang believes Sims' "size limitations and the fact that Vanderbilt has played him virtually everywhere" is a good reason he hasn't received much interest from scouts. With that being said, Vanderbilt will rely on Sims abilities on the offensive side of the ball, and as a kick returner. Sims showcased his talents as a returner, averaging 24.5 yards on 31 returns, which lead the SEC in 2014.
CBS Sports' Rob Rang calls Vanderbilt senior edge rusher Caleb Azubike "Vanderbilt's most intriguing prospect."
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Azubike has registered four sacks each of the past three years, while being utilized as a defensive end and outside linebacker in Vanderbilt's 3-4 defense. Last season, Azubike dealt with nagging injuries, which limited his production in the last three games of the season. Rang notes that Azubike has "flashed natural pass rush skills throughout his career."
Virginia Tech redshirt senior edge rusher Dadi Nicolas is "athletic off the edge with a dynamic first step," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
The Virginia Tech prospect will go up against top senior offensive line prospect, Ohio State senior LT Taylor Decker, "an excellent early season matchup" for NFL scouts to enjoy, according to Brugler. The 6-foot-4, 236-pound Nicolas finished with 72 tackles, 18.5 TFL, nine sacks and 35 quarterback hurries in 2014, two of those sacks and three of those tackles for loss, came against the Buckeyes.
Vanderbilt redshirt senior TE Steven Scheu's "size and soft hands could make him an effective security blanket," CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes.
"The concern with Scheu is speed. He's a bit of a plodder, showing little explosiveness as a route-runner to gain separation on his routes or after the catch. While not the seam threat that NFL teams would prefer at tight end in today's high-octane passing attacks, Scheu's size and soft hands could make him an effective security blanket on short and intermediate routes, especially in the red zone," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Scheu finished the 2014 season with 39 catches for 525 yards and four touchdowns. Vanderbilt's big-bodied target has 26 career starts on his resume, with the ability to line up as an inline blocker and split out wide in the Commodores offense.
Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said he will inform his QBs on Saturday of which one will start versus Virginia Tech on Monday.
That means we will likely find out who will start on Saturday as well. Meyer went on to say that both quarterbacks might not play against Virginia Tech (Cardale Jones' latest medical scare could be a reason), but that both will play this season. All signs point to J.T. Barrett starting versus the Hokies.
Arkansas redshirt freshman WR JoJo Robinson will miss the first half of Saturday's game against UTEP due to suspension.
The suspension stems from an incident this summer, reportedly associated with class attendance or timing. After sitting out last season, Robinson had been running with the first team as a slot receiver. Junior Drew Morgan will start in his place.