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Saints signed Ball State WR Jordan Williams.

Williams (6'3/227) was a second-team All-MAC pick as both a junior and senior, concluding his Ball State career with a 200-2,723-24 (13.6 YPR) receiving line. He tested poorly at the Cardinals' Pro Day, managing a 4.64 forty, 33 1/2-inch vertical, and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Although Williams offers NFL size and solid college production, he likely lacks the athleticism to win outside in the pros. Williams' best chance at a big-league career might be to try his hand as a "big slot" receiver.
May 1 - 6:45 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted that Ball State WR Jordan Williams "struggled" during Thursday's Pro Day.

Not only did Williams nap his way through the 40-yard dash to the tune of disappointing 4.62/4.66 sprints, he failed to rebound in positional drills. Pauline tagged them as "ordinary." Given the spirit of Hype! Hype! Hype! that surrounds the draft, any label like that draws your attention. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 224-pound wideout caught 72 passes for 920 yards and eight touchdowns. While he received a mid-round grade from Pauline last summer, it is likely that he's fallen back somewhat based on his recent testing results.
Mar 25 - 6:19 PM

Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that Ball State head coach Pete Lembo will take an assistant coaching job with Maryland.

You don't often see FBS head coaches leave for assistant jobs. It's a fascinating gamble by Lembo, who is 112-65 as a college head coach. The 45-year-old led the Cardinals to a 10-3 record in 2013 but the school regressed the past two seasons to a combined 8-16. Reportedly frustrated over the lack of resources he was being given, he'll join D.J. Durkin's staff, which is already looking like one of college football's best. Durkin already reeled in former FBS head coaches Mike London and Scott Shafer to take assistant gigs on the Terps staff. We expect Maryland to be a force in East Coast recruiting over the next few years.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Ball State senior WR Jordan Williams will play in the NFLPA Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 224-pound Williams just wrapped up his senior season, logging 72 catches for 920 yards and eight scores. He earned a preseason Rds. 4-5 grade from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline over the summer. Williams' "speed is more than adequate to make plays downfield, and he tracks the ball very well down the sideline," NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter has written.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Ball State junior T Drake Miller is not changing his approach as the team prepares to face Texas A&M standout sophomore DE Myles Garrett.

"We’re just going to take it on like we would any other week. Just work on our fundamentals and just the things that we really practice every other day," said Miller, who added that Garrett's speed and strength are immediately noticeable when watching film. The 6-foot-4, 289-pound junior tackle started the final eight games for the Cardinals last season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Ball State senior WR Jordan Williams' "speed is more than adequate to make plays downfield, and he tracks the ball very well down the sideline," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"He possesses a thick build that makes it difficult for smaller corners to press him at the line or fight for the ball downfield," Reuter wrote. "The last MAC receiver picked in the second round was Greg Jennings, a two-time Pro Bowler for Green Bay during his stint there; it won't be a surprise if Williams has similar success in the right situation." The 6-foot-2, 224-pound Williams earned a preseason Rds. 4-5 grade from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline recently.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 02:41:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Ball State WRs senior Jordan Williams and junior Kevin Mabon are both on the NFL's radar.

Williams is the more hyped prospect, earning a preseason Rds. 4-5 grade from Pauline. "Williams is considered a potential top 100 pick by some area scouts as he’s a big bodied receiver with a fluid style," Pauline wrote. The analyst grades Jordan slightly lower. "[Jordan] does not have the size of his teammate, [but] he’s a better pass catcher," Pauline wrote.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Ball State redshirt junior QB Ozzie Mann will transfer.

Mann started six games last season and 116-of-197 passes for 1,281 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. The transfer is almost certainly due to Mann's status on the depth chart, as Jack Miles stands as Ball State's top quarterback.
Tue, May 5, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Chargers signed Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards.

Edwards (5'10/220) graduated as Ball State's all-time rushing leader, parlaying 884 carries into 4,558 yards (5.16 YPC) and 51 TDs. He added 57 career catches. Unfortunately, Edwards ran 4.80 at the Combine before managing jumps of 35 1/2" in the vertical and 9'9" in the broad. Edwards' tape is more impressive than his measurables, as he shows legitimate tackle-breaking ability and sure hands. Edwards lacks big-play ability, but can grind yards and could likely be a functional short-term between-the-tackles option a la Joique Bell.
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards is "tough and gets everything out of each run as a workhorse type back," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Ball State prospect rushed for 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns on 262 attempts for the Cardinals in 2014. During his time at Ball State, Edwards posted 4,558 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns, which are school records. Edwards' slow 4.80 forty time at the combine hurt his draft stock, however, the workhorse back could be a late-round selection on day 3 of the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards' pro day workout will be delayed until April 1 due to a hamstring injury.

Edwards needs a good pro day workout after posting one of the weaker Combine performances among running backs. Edwards recorded a ton of production in 2014, rushing for 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns on 262 attempts.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 10:10:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline writes that Ball State senior RB Jahwan Edwards "is a downhill runner with deceptive speed."

"The Cardinals lost a close contest to Iowa despite a terrific performance from Edwards," Pauline wrote. "The big ball carrier registered 81 yards on 21 carries against a tough Hawkeye defense with a pair of next level tackles on the inside of their defensive line. Edwards is a downhill runner with deceptive speed for a 225lb ball carrier, and possesses enough short area quickness to dodge defenders on the inside." Over the summer, Pauline wrote that scouts believed Edwards had late-round potential. The 5-foot-10, 219-pound Edwards set the Cardinals' career rushing touchdowns record (39) as a junior, rushing for 1,110 yards and ranking 19th in the nation with 14 rushing TDs.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Cincinnati DE Josh Posley has transferred to Ball State.

Posley will redshirt this season and have two more seasons of eligibility starting in 2015. ""We have known him since his high school days at Warren Central and have built a strong relationship with the coaching staff there," Ball State head coach Pete Lembo said. Posley apparently has two former teammates on the Cardinals' roster.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline Ball State notes that senior RB Jahwan Edwards "has late round potential."

"Scouts feel running back Jahwan Edwards has late round potential as he comes with terrific size/speed numbers and surprising quickness for a bigger back. And while I like his skills, Edwards is still a little to inconsistent for me to be graded as seventh round pick at this point," Pauline wrote. The 5-foot-10, 219 pound Edwards set the Cardinals career rushing touchdowns record (39) and the school's career total touchdowns record (39) as a Junior, and rushed for 1,110 yards and ranked 19th in the nation with 14 rushing touchdowns. Look for the Cardinals to take advantage of Edwards rare combination of speed and strength, while relying on him to carry the load for the Cardinals offense. The Cardinals prospect only needs 697 rushing yards to set the Ball State career record.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Ravens selected Ball State QB Keith Wenning with the No. 194 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Wenning (6-foot-2 5/8, 218) made 47 starts for the Cardinals, logging a 27-20 record, 92:42 TD-to-INT ratio, and 63.0 completion rate. He was a second-team All-MAC pick as a senior, behind Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch. Wenning is a sub-par athlete (5.00 forty, 8-foot-4 broad jump) and lacks arm strength to drive the ball, but shows composure in the pocket and could perhaps keep the chains moving if eventually forced to make NFL spot starts. He profiles as a long-term backup.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:30:00 PM


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