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Rutgers redshirt sophomore OL Jacquis Webb will transfer to Buffalo.

Hat tip to NJ.com's Dan Duggan for the report. After redshirting in 2014, the former three-star recruit did not see game action in 2015. This spring, the 6-foot-5, 325-pounder practiced with the second-team offensive line. Webb stands as the sixth member of Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class to transfer. He will have to sit out the 2016 campaign due to transfer regulations and will have two years of eligibility remaining come 2017.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 8 - 2:17 PM

The Jaguars have kicked the tires on Buffalo T John Kling as a potential late-round selection.

Doff of the cap to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson for the tip. The first thing that jumps out in regards to Kling is his size. He is an absolute monster at 6-foot-7, 313 pounds. He was named to the All-MAC second team for the 2015 campaign and during Buffalo's Pro Day, notched a 30-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-8 broad jump and 21 reps on the bench press. If the Jaguars or another squad opt to take a chance on him, it likely wouldn't come until the later rounds.
Apr 26 - 8:42 PM

Pro Football Focus says Buffalo TE Matt Weiser's "abilities at the catch point make him valuable towards the end of the draft."

The boys at PFF like Weiser as a TE sleeper because the prospect posted the fourth-highest receiving grade of any TE in the draft class last year. Weiser routinely makes contested catches and you'll need multiple defenders to wrestle him down (16 broken tackles on 78 catches the past two years). There are concerns that limit his upside, however. "Slow, slow, slow. No speed to separate past linebackers. Underneath guy," PFF noted. "Little burst in and out of breaks. Needs to learn to use his leverage."
Apr 1 - 3:38 PM

Buffalo sophomore RB Jonathan Hawkins is not participating in spring practice due to a shoulder injury.

We don't have information as to the severity of Hawkins' shoulder injury, but regardless of its circumstance, the bum wing is enough to keep the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder off the field for the time being. He was a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle and is expected to be integrated into the offense thoroughly during the coming season.
Mar 31 - 1:32 PM

Pro Football Focus analyst Michael Renner noted that Buffalo TE Matt Weiser "has the body control to make contested catches."

Renner refers to Weiser as a "limited athlete," but found himself impressed by the 6-foot-5, 241-pounder's consistency when it came to actually playing football. In 12 games last season, the Bull standout caught 63 passes for 625 yards (9.9 yards per reception) and a trio of touchdowns. Those numbers sit right up there with most of the tight ends in this draft pool and actually read better than those on the ledgers of some of the more well-heralded names in our lives. In addition to the strong receiving numbers, Weiser also busted free from 10 tackles (tied for the most of any tight end in this draft pool). He could crack the back half of Day 3, but undrafted free agency is probably the most likely outcome here.
Mar 27 - 7:17 PM

Buffalo DE Solomon Jackson passed away on Monday evening.

During a conditioning session last week, Jackson experienced what was described as a "medical emergency" and was transported via ambulance to a hospital. A cause of death has not yet been released. The following is a brief snippet of Buffalo AD Allen Greene's statement: "All of us who had the pleasure and good fortune of knowing Solomon will remember him as a truly bright light on the field, in the classroom and around campus. We will remember him for his love of the game and his love of life. The best way we can honor his memory is for each of us to keep those values close in our own lives. ... I am joined by Coach Leipold, the football staff and the entire Athletics family in expressing my deepest personal sympathies to Solomon’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time." Solomon Jackson was 21.
Mar 1 - 1:05 PM

Buffalo sophomore DE Solomon Jackson was hospitalized on Monday after suffering a medical emergency during a conditioning practice.

Making this situation all the more scary, according to Buffalo General Medical Center, Jackson's currently in critical condition. In a statement, school spokesperson John Della Contrada said the 6-foot-2, 250-pound sophomore was "transported to the hospital [Monday] morning after a medical emergency at a team conditioning session. The university is in touch with Solomon’s family and hospital medical staff." The exact nature of Jackson's situation has not yet been divulged publicly.
Feb 23 - 8:55 PM

Buffalo junior RB Jordan Johnson rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Thursday's 18-17 win over Kent State.

Johnson went over 120 yards in each of the past two games but was stuck in a timeshare tonight with Anthone Taylor, who finally appears to be healthy. That's good news for the Bulls but bad news for Johnson's DFS prospects.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:32:00 PM

Buffalo junior RB Jordan Johnson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in Thursday's 29-24 win over Miami (OH).

Through six contests, Jordan's season-high for rushing was 79 yards. He's bettered that in each of his last two games, rumbling for 147 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio on October 24, then turning around a few days later to gouge Miami (OH) for 123. Overall, the 6-foot, 220-pound junior's rushed for 575 yards with seven touchdowns scored.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Buffalo junior CB Boise Ross leads the FBS in pass breakups, with 10 deflections and two interceptions.

Ross is a former receiver and is just in his first full season at the new position. Apparently Ross made the switch due to injuries on Buffalo's roster, and the junior is flourishing. Ross will need to be at his best versus Bowling Green this weekend.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Seahawks selected Buffalo DE Kristjan Sokoli with the No. 214 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Sokoli (6'5/290) was a low-impact college nose tackle, managing 32 tackles — three for a loss — and six batted passes as a senior. He generated buzz in the draft community following a freakish Pro Day workout, posting a J.J. Watt-like SPARQ score with a 4.86 forty, 38-inch vertical and 31 bench-press reps. A former high school basketball player, punter and kicker, Sokoli is a total project whose athleticism has yet to be unlocked.
Sat, May 2, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Buffalo DL Kristjan Sokoli is scheduled to visit the Seahawks.

Sokoli is one of the top athletic testers in this class (in the 99.8 percentile for his position, according to Zach Whitman), so the connection makes complete sense. The Seahawks are one of the few teams to have patience with late rounders or undrafted free agents and tend to prioritize athletes in these areas. Sokoli, a defensive lineman, checks these boxes.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Buffalo DL Kristjan Sokoli has visits scheduled with the Seahawks, Giants and Jets.

Sokoli is a solid SPARQ athlete, which incorporates weight. At 6'5/300 lbs, Sokoli certainly has size and would likely be a project investment on the third day of the draft. Kevin Weidl consistently brought up Sokoli's name during the Medal of Honor Bowl week.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Buffalo redshirt senior DT Kristjan Sokoli stuffed the stat sheet in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Teammate Shaq Riddick was far more flashy, but Sokoli was also extremely disruptive. The Bulls' prospect finished with two solo tackles, a TFL, and a deflected pass. ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote last week that Sokoli was a star at Medal of Honor Bowl practices, especially during 1-on-1 drills. "Strong dude with quick, heavy hands," Weidl wrote. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is athletic and versatile.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 02:29:00 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl reported from Medal of Honor Bowl practices that Buffalo redshirt senior DT Kristjan Sokoli was impressive during 1-on-1 drills.

"Strong dude with quick, heavy hands," Weidl wrote. Sokoli redshirted his first year on campus and entered the defensive line rotation in 2011. He's long-limbed (34-inch arms) and athletic, with the versatility to move around formations. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder tackle began his career as a 220-pound defensive end, so you know he comes equipped with a work ethic.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 04:20:00 PM


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