Arkansas State TE Darrion Griswold "sports an impressive blend of athleticism, strength and size," according to CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler.
Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans reports that Arkansas State will hire Furman RB coach and special teams coordinator Norval McKenzie to serve in the same capacity.
The Senior Bowl tapped Arkansas State TE Darrion Griswold to replace Florida's Jake McGee.
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said that Arkansas State TE Darrion Griswold "really helped himself [during this week's Shrine Game practices]."
NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock noted that Arkansas State TE Darrion Griswold "ran good routes and made a really nice catch on a Y seam between good coverage" in Wednesday's Shrine Game practice.
Arkansas State TE Darrion Griswold "certainly passes the eye test with his large, athletic frame," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler, but "is still learning how to best use his size to his advantage."
Arkansas State senior QB Fredi Knighten completed 14-of-28 passes for 137 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 47-28 loss to Louisiana Tech in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Arkansas State OC Walt Bell will join the Maryland coaching staff in the same capacity.
Arkansas State redshirt senior TE Darrion Griswold "will be a better pro than college player," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Arkansas State redshirt senior DE Chis Stone was suspended for the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 19 against Louisiana Tech.
Arkansas State senior RB Michael Gordon toted the ball 20 times for 148 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 55-17 victory over Texas State.
NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter expects an NFL coach to "find a way" to get Arkansas State redshirt senior TE Darrion Griswold "on the field right away."
TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports Arkansas State redshirt senior WR J.D. McKissic's draft stock is in a freefall.
Arkansas State TE Darrion Griswold will attend the East West Shrine Game.
Arkansas State senior RB Michael Gordon toted the ball 17 times for 136 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 40-27 upset win at Appalachian State.