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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
Jun 30 - 2:41 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.
Jun 23 - 6:26 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.
May 5 - 10:37 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.
May 3 - 11:22 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
Apr 27 - 4:04 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.
Mar 9 - 10:10 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

Colts selected Ball State OLB Jonathan Newsome with the No. 166 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Newsome (6-foot-2 5/8, 247) spent two seasons at Ball State after transferring in from Ohio State, where he was originally a three-star recruit. He registered 24 tackles for loss with the Cardinals -- including 16.5 sacks -- and forced two fumbles. Newsome ran 4.73 at the Combine with a 9-foot-9 broad jump and 34-inch vertical. With more burst than his measurables indicate, Newsome can rush the passer in a rotation at the next level. He's just not going to be an every-down player due to size and run-defense limitations.
Sat, May 10, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Ball State QB Keith Wenning "is drawing a good amount of interest from teams," according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Wenning has had eight visits and another eight workouts, according to Pauline. He's been hosted by the Vikings, Packers, Ravens, Rams and Patriots, and performed a private workout for the Browns. Wenning has career backup upside, but has a decent probability of sticking on a roster, which is why he'll probably go in Round 6 or 7.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:14:00 AM

Ball State QB Keith Wenning worked out for the Ravens on Tuesday and has two upcoming meetings scheduled, according to National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.

He'll talk with Vikings' management on Wednesday, and hop over to that squad's greatest rivals when he speaks with the Packers the next day. Wenning has a chance to carve out a career as a backup, but that's about the extent of his upside. He won't be able to pop the top off the defense, but could potentially, in a pinch, move the sticks with short-to-intermediate completions. He doesn't make a ton of mistakes, which is why you might hear his name called in Rds. 6 or 7.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Ball State QB Keith Wenning worked out for the Jaguars on Wednesday, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

The Browns, along the general manager ray Farmer, will work out Wenning next. The Ball State passer has nine total workouts scheduled, with the Patriots being another. Wenning is at his best in the short to intermediate areas, climbing the pocket and finding the right place to go with the football. He is a sixth-rounder at best.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Ball State junior WR Willie Snead recorded a forty time of 4.51 seconds at the school's pro day, according to Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting.

"Some Pro Day information last night on the Ball State Pro Day. WR Willie Snead ran a 4.51, improved from 4.62 in Indy. 21 scouts attended," Galko tweeted. Last season, the 5-foot-11,195 pound Snead had 106 receptions for 1,516 and 15 touchdowns - all single-season school records. Snead was a first-team all-Mid-American Conference selection and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Snead is definitely a draft sleeper who has the ability to contribute at the next level. He could have his name called on day 3 of the draft or could go possibly go undrafted.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 11:17:00 AM


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