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NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang lists Army T Brett Toth as a potential UDFA that will sign after the draft.

Rang believes that the two-year commitment to the Navy will keep him from being drafted over draft weekend, but also cites his inexperience as a pass protector hurting those chances, too. "Toth likely goes undrafted," Rang writes, "but he has an intriguing skill-set that a forward-thinking general manager should secure." We'd love to see Toth get his name called on Friday or Saturday, but Rang's logic makes sense.
Apr 21 - 3:29 PM

Army junior QB Kelvin Hopkins is listed as the No. 1 quarterback on Army's depth chart.

A former two-star recruit out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Hopkins looks like he will get a chance to be Army's starting quarterback in 2018. He worked with Ahmad Bradshaw, the Black Knights’ starting quarterback the last three seasons, as his understudy and was his roommate last season. Hopkins has played intermittently throughout his career during passing situations and will look to take a big step forward into the starting role in 2018.
Apr 19 - 8:04 PM

It's uncertain whether Army senior QB Ahmad Bradshaw will play during the coming season.

While Bradshaw technically has one year of eligibility remaining -- he did not play as a true freshman in 2014 -- Army does not utilize redshirts and his playing status remains a question. When asked about the team's approach to quarterback this spring, Black Knights HC Jeff Monken indicated that they would be looking at options beyond Bradshaw, saying, "We kind of have to move in that direction." Kelvin Hopkins and Luke Langdon figure to receive first cracks at quarterback this offseason, with Monken additionally name-checking SB Kell Walker as a player who will receive looks at signal-caller.
Mar 20 - 1:58 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Army T Brett Toth to Houston Texas OL David Quessenberry.

Toth (6'5/287) was not able to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine because of a foot injury, and didn't set the world on fire at his pro day. That being said, he helped Army put up insane rushing numbers, and he performed well at both the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. As Zierlein writes: "Toth is an athletic guard/tackle prospect who will likely need a redshirt season to add mass and work on his fundamentals in pass protection." He projects to go late on Day 3.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 19 - 6:36 PM

Army T Brett Toth (foot) was the only player who participated in the school pro day on Thursday.

Toth (6'5/287) did not participate in combine workouts due to a Jones fracture which was discovered in his foot during medical checks, but that concern did not prevent him from working out during Thursday's pro day. He posted a 5.09-second 40-yard dash, a 4.55-second 20-yard shuttle and a 7.35-second three-cone drill. Per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, Toth "looked smooth" during his on-field workout, showing off more playing strength than his 16 reps on the bench press might have indicated. Pauline's hearing a draft range of Round 4-6 for Toth's April selection.
Mar 9 - 3:15 PM

Army senior T Rick Kurz will transfer.

Kurz (6'2/265) was not listed on the Army spring roster and it was not immediately clear as to why, but he's shed some light on that, now. Explained the left tackle of his decision to transfer out, "I had to make one of the harder decisions I’ll ever make in January due to my inconsistent performance academically during the football season." Kurz made 27 career starts at Army, including 10 for the most recent campaign. The Black Knights will now need to work in four new starting offensive linemen -- the lone returning starter is C Bryce Holland.
Mar 9 - 1:50 PM

Army senior T Rick Kurz is not listed on the team's spring roster.

Kurz (6'2/265) has not announced that he left the team, nor has the Black Knight program explained his absence from the roster. If he has, indeed, left for reasons unknown, it's a significant loss for Army. Kurz started the first seven contests at left tackle during the 2017 campaign, as well as the last four, with a two-game benching (but not suspension) sandwiched in-between those two starting stints. He's made 27 career starts.
Mar 8 - 4:24 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Army T Brett Toth "is not and will not" lobby for deferment of his military service.

Toth intends to plans to honor his commitment to the military, which will have the effect of deferring his NFL career. "Any changes or lobbying within the Department of Defense for deferral of service would take place at higher echelons of the military and would be out of Toth’s hands," Pauline wrote. "Regardless, I’m told Toth’s unwavering desire to play in the NFL was clear throughout his interviews with clubs during the all-star weeks, though his first priority is fulfilling the agreement he made to USMA four years ago." Toth (6'5/304) likely would have been drafted were it not for his military obligations. It's now an open-ended question as to whether he'll hear his name called.
Feb 27 - 11:16 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that scouts who did not watch Army T Brett Toth at the East-West Shrine Game were "stunned" by his dominance at the Senior Bowl.

Toth (6'5/304) crushed it in St. Petersburg and crushed it once again in Mobile. These kinds of back-to-back performances early in the evaluating season are the kinds of stock kickers which can send prospects soaring on boards. It might be more of a steady glide for Toth, whose upward mobility is somewhat capped by a two-year commitment to serve in the Army. That could potentially be deferred by the Department of Defense, though Pauline calls this possibility "unlikely." A Round 3 selection could be his ceiling, but it's hard to judge at this early stage.
Jan 31 - 5:03 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline listed Army T Brett Toth as the offensive lineman who was the biggest "riser" from Senior Bowl practices.

Earlier in the week, Pauline mentioned that Toth (6'5/304) was creating "buzz" in scouting circles. "After a solid week of practice at the Shrine Game, Toth took it up a notch in Mobile," Pauline writes. "He stopped just about everyone who lined up across from him and shut down a variety of opponents. From the speed rush of Oklahoma’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo to the power moves of Justin Jones, our big winner on the defensive line, Toth came and conquered every day in practice." He believes that Toth would be a second-round pick if not for his commitment to the Department Of Defense, but still will be a mid-round pick even if he can't play in the NFL for another two years.
Jan 29 - 6:45 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Army T Brett Toth is "really creating a buzz for himself in scouting circles."

Toth (6'5/304) was a standout performer during the East-West Shrine Game last week and has been dominant down in Mobile in his Senior Bowl practice work. Per Pauline, on Wednesday, he "shut down every top defender who lined up across from him." All of this is very encouraging and in ideal circumstance, Toth could very well be in play for a second-round selection. There's a caveat here, though, as the offensive lineman has a two-year commitment to serve in the Army now that he's graduated. It's possible that the Department of Defense could allow him a waiver for that commitment, though it's very uncertain whether he will actually receive that. The DoD publicly said in 2017 that they would stop providing such waivers for athletes looking to play professionally, but Pauline writes that he's been told this is not a policy that's "carved in stone." Toth's draft slot will very much depend on whether or not he receives a waiver.
Jan 25 - 6:02 PM

Draft Analyst's Chris Tripoldi listed Army T Brett Toth tops among winners at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday.

Toth (6'5/304) was one of the stars of last week's East-West Shrine Game, and he's rolled the momentum over to Mobile. "He was one of the few offensive linemen who found a way to stop Harrison Phillips of Stanford -- who has run roughshod over opponents -- and Oklahoma’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo -- who has been one of the best speed rushers on the field -- as well as anyone else who dared line up against him," Tripoldi wrote. "He’s a patient, fundamentally sound blocker who finds a way to get the job done." Toth is a nasty, nasty run blocker.
Jan 24 - 10:55 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline listed Army T Brett Toth as one of the winners from East-West Shrine Game's practices this week.

Toth (6'5/304) was mentioned as a standout by NFL.Com's Chase Goodbread as well. Pauline notes that he needs to stronger, which is understandable as a lineman coming from a service academy. "Toth blocked with great fundamentals and did a terrific job shutting down some of the best pass rushers on the West squad," Pauline said. He'll definitely be one of the more interesting players to watch in the Shrine Game on Saturday.
Jan 18 - 8:20 PM

Army T Brett Toth met with the Texans, Bears and Bucs on Tuesday.

Those teams chatted Toth up after Tuesday's Shrine Game practices. Toth (6'6/305) is a bruising tackle who'll appeal to teams with a run-first ethos. He was one of the country's best run blockers last season, per Pro Football Focus.
Jan 16 - 6:18 PM

Army senior T Brett Toth has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Toth (6'6/305) also has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game. He's the first ever Army player to be accepted to play in the event, and was one of the highest rated run-blockers by Pro Football Focus. His status for when he'll be eligible to play in the NFL is up in the air because of his military commitment, but he could join Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva as Army lineman playing in the NFL.
Jan 4 - 7:16 PM


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