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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline likes Arkansas State redshirt junior TE Darrion Griswold and redshirt junior WR J.D. McKissic.

"Arkansas State usually find a way to place a prospect into the later rounds of the draft but I don’t think that’s going to happen next April," Pauline wrote. "I like both underclassmen pass catchers, tight end Darrion Griswold and receiver J.D. McKissic and feel they could develop into late rounders in 2016 if they step up their play." As you've likely ascertained, Pauline currently grades both Griswold and McKissic as undrafted free agents.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Chargers selected Arkansas State NT Ryan Carrethers with the No. 165 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Carrethers (6-foot-1 1/4, 337) was a favorite of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris on tape for his consistent finishing ability as a two-down run stopper. He faced a lot of double teams in the Sun Belt, and held his own. Carrethers finished his career with 14.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, and ranked third in the nation in tackles by a defensive lineman (93) as a senior. Although he'll likely leave the field on all passing downs in the pros, Carrethers is an active nose tackle who should make an impact in the run game fairly quickly. The Chargers need some beef up front, and Carrethers offers it.
Sat, May 10, 2014 03:35:00 PM

UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson has been named Arkansas State's head coach.

Despite a somewhat lackluster two season in Chapel Hill, Larry Fedora's style and staff are still highly regarded in the college football world. Anderson followed Fedora from Southern Miss and focuses on tempo.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Arkansas State redshirt senior DT Ryan Carrethers registered 16 total tackles in the school's 23-7 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.

We usually don't post tackle numbers, but this was a ridiculous out for Carrethers. The senior will likely earn an all star game invited after the season and should put on a good workout at the Combine. The stout nose tackle prospect could be a "riser," but he has posted solid film all season.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Arkansas State senior Adam Kennedy has been named the school's starting QB.

Kennedy is a transfer from Utah State who was granted his immediate eligibility after graduated last year. He started the final five games in 2011 for the Aggies, throwing for 972 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions in eight games. In those five starts, Utah State finished with a 4-1 record.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin believes the school as the right QB on their roster.

"Just like Kellen Moore, Colt McCoy, Ryan Aplin -- all of these great quarterbacks in the past, nobody knew about them until they build themselves into that position," Harsin said. "We've got somebody on our campus right now that I think is going to be a very good quarterback. We've got a lot of candidates to do that." The likeliest candidate is Utah State transfer Adam Kennedy.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Arkansas State, and former Utah State, senior QB Adam Kennedy will be eligible to play immediately in 2013.

Kennedy started the final five games in 2011, throwing for 972 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions in eight games. During those starts Utah State finished with a 4-1 record. There's a chance he sees snaps for the Red Wolves in 2013.
Mon, May 20, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Dolphins selected Arkansas State S Don Jones with the No. 250 overall pick.

Jones (5-foot-11 1/8, 191) was a Combine snub whose draft stock skyrocketed when he ran forty times of 4.40 and 4.42 with a 42-inch vertical at Arkansas State's Pro Day. He did 17 reps on the bench. He also visited the Dolphins during the pre-draft process.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 07:42:00 PM's Aaron Wilson reports Arkansas State S Don Jones visited the Cincinnati Bengals on April 17.

"Jones has [also] visited the Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has conducted private workouts with the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles." Jones is one of the fastest rising prospects and could be selected on day-two of the draft.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Draft czar Gil Brandt reports some are concerned over how Arkansas State S Don Jones will pick up a team's system.

Brandt then said, "... but I have to say that when I talked to him on the phone, I was really impressed with this guy. He knew the answers to all the questions I had. He also called me back; when you get a guy who will call you back at 7:30 a.m., that's pretty good. The Alabama state champion in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dash in high school clocked 4.42- and 4.40-second 40-yard dashes at his pro day. Because he runs so well, he has the potential to be a corner."
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 05:45:00 PM

Arkansas State S Don Jones is visiting the Texans on Tuesday.

Jones has been one of the more popular names in recent weeks, visiting the Packers, Dolphins and Browns. He fits the rover defender label in terms of having experience as an in the box safety, slot corner, and weak side linebacker. He is physical at each spot.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Arkansas State S Don Jones is visiting the Packers on Monday.

Jones has also worked out for the Browns and Dolphins. His name has rarely been floated throughout the process, but there is more activity as of late. It is difficult to peg where Jones could be selected, but the third-round is not far fetched. His best work is done as an in the box safety.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 03:35:00 PM

Arkansas State S Don Jones worked out for the Browns.

Jones also went on an official visit with the Dolphins. For a third day defensive back generating some interest, Jones continues to fly under the radar, and teams likely see upside since he is a former running back.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Arkansas State DB Don Jones is visiting the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Jones is a former running back who plays the cover position with physicality. He has experience as a nickel back but was not a popular commodity throughout the drfat process. The former JUCO player is from Alabama, so we aren;t sure if this counts as a local visit.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Arkansas State senior QB Ryan Aplin threw for 334 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 26-of-34 attempts Thursday against ULM.

Aplin is a bit of a conundrum in terms of his NFL projection. First, he has solid mobility and will likely be one of the fastest quarterbacks tested. However, his awkward delivery will leave many questioning despite flashing some downfield throws. We think he may make a conversion to receiver.
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