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Last week, Central Michigan WR Titus Davis dined with the Tampa Bay Bucs and met with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Davis decided to stand on his combine testing numbers at his pro day. He "looked good in pass-catching drills," according to Pauline. "[Davis] was explosive running routes and caught the ball well. Many felt he may have secured himself as a late-round pick," the analyst wrote. Davis caught only one ball for 11 yards in the school's first four games due to injury, but posted 59 catches for 971 yards and 13 scores across the last nine. If you were watching the Bahamas Bowl on Christmas Eve, you'll always remember Davis capping off a 75-yard Hail Mary followed by three laterals as time expired against Western Kentucky.
Mar 22 - 4:01 PM

Central Michigan RB Thomas Rawls said he was surprised to have been invited to the NFL combine.

In late September, Rawls accepted a plea deal to a charge of attempted larceny after he was arrested for stealing a 62-year old woman's purse at a casino last April. The former Michigan Wolverine didn't see the field much in Ann Arbor, but he excelled at Central Michigan in 2014. "When he found the field for the Chippewas, Rawls flashed NFL skills," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. "An angry runner, he looks to initiate contact and barrel through bodies with low pad level and center of gravity, making him a chore to bring down. He has the talent to be drafted, but will NFL teams be comfortable with who he is as a person? That's what Rawls is out to prove this week."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 20 - 8:26 PM

Central Michigan WR Titus Davis (knee) has returned to 100-percent health, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The Chippewas' star missed significant time early in the season due to a lingering knee injury. Good news, then, that he's returned to prime health, as the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Davis reportedly has a forty in the 4.4s. Over the summer, Pauline graded Davis as a Round 4 prospect, and noted NFL scouts "think highly" of him. Davis caught only one ball for 11 yards in the school's first four games due to injury, but posted 59 catches for 971 yards and 13 scores across the last nine.
Feb 20 - 4:38 PM

Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls "had me texting scouts excitedly while running through his tape," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"He can shake a loose defender at the line of scrimmage and will create yards for himself, but he also finishes his runs with determination and anger," Zierlein wrote. "At one point against Purdue last September, Rawls kept hitting the safeties like he was the tackler rather than the ball carrier. He is something of a one-year wonder after transferring from Michigan and he has to answer to teams about some character concerns." Rawls has been taking on buzz in recent days. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote earlier this week that he is a "sleeper to keep an eye on." The 5-foot-10, 217-pound Rawls scampered for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns across only nine games this season.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 12 - 9:02 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls is a "sleeper to keep an eye on."

"Sleeper to keep an eye on: CMU RB Thomas Rawls. Michigan transfer with off-field flags. But quick and physical on the field. Mid-round talent," Brugler tweeted. The 5-foot-10, 217-pound Rawls, rushed for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns in the nine games played this season. The Central Michigan prospect was forced to miss the Bahamas Bowl due to an academic issue, and also missed 2 games with a knee injury last season. In late September, Rawls accepted a plea deal to a charge of attempted larceny, as he was involved in a purse-snatching incident at a casino. Rawls was sentenced to a year of probation, 104 hours of community service to be completed in nine months, and numerous fines and restitution costs.
Feb 10 - 2:49 PM

Central Michigan announced the hiring of John Bonamego as head coach.

Over the past two seasons, Bonamego served as special teams coordinator of the Detroit Lions. He's the first alum to lead CMU since Bill Kelly in 1951-66. "John has all the traits we wanted," CMU Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said. "He has an extraordinary passion for Central Michigan. John knows how fantastic this university and community are, and he understands the responsibility that comes with being our head coach." Bonamego has 27 year's coaching experience in college and the pros, with 16 seasons on his NFL resume as an assistant. "Since I left CMU in 1987, my dream job was to be the head coach of the Central Michigan football program. Today, that dream came true," Bonamego said. "During my time here, I had some of the best experiences of my life and I expect to make many, many more in the coming years. The Mount Pleasant community is a very special place and my family and I are excited to be a part of it."
Feb 9 - 8:37 PM

Central Michigan senior DT Leterrius Walton combines ideal bulk with athleticism, says an AFC Director of Scouting.

"He's got really good size, and he's quick," the executive said. "It's not always complicated on the defensive line. He looked good this week." Walton has profited from his week in Florida. The 6-foot-5, 323-pounder, a jumbo-sized gap clogger, is hoping he's done so enough to enter the middle-round discussion. "Walton was one of the most buzzed about players from this week and is seen as an ascending prospect," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein. "He solidified his standing in practice with quality one-on-one pass-rushing reps and with steady play in the scrimmage portion. Walton is an intriguing athlete. He was a three-sport letterman in high school and came into college as an offensive lineman before being moved to the other side of the ball."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 7:21 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock notes that Central Michigan senior DT Leterrius Walton had a "really good week" at East-West Shrine practices.

The 6-foot-5, 323-pound Walton was a three-year starter at Central Michigan, recording three sacks and 13 tackles for a loss in his last two years. The Chippewas prospect has the ability to clog up the middle against the run, though scouts will undoubtedly be curious to see if he can do this at the next level.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 2:53 PM

Central Michigan redshirt senior WR Titus Davis recorded six receptions for 139 yards and four touchdowns in Wednesday's 49-48 loss to Western Kentucky in the Bahamas Bowl.

If the Chippewas had converted a two-point conversion to win the game with no time remaining, Davis' last touchdown, a 75-yard score, completing a Hail Mary followed by three laterals, would have gone down as one of the most iconic plays in school history. It might anyway. The Chippewas scored 34 straight points in 12 minutes to storm back from a 49-14 deficit before coming up short. Injuries held Davis to one catch for 11 yards in the school's first four games. At full strength in the last nine, he posted 59 catches for 971 yards and 13 scores. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Davis reportedly has a forty in the 4.4s. Over the summer, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded Davis as a Round 4 prospect, and noted NFL scouts "think highly" of the prospect.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls will be held out of the school's bowl game due to academics.

Rawls joined the Chips after graduating from Michigan but missed two games this season due to injury and an off-field issue. He is clearly Central Michigan's top back, so they will be at a disadvantage against WKU without him.
Source: MLive
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Central Michigan senior DT Leterrius Walton accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Walton, standing 6-foot-5, 323 pounds, is enormous. For a player his size, Walton displays decent quickness, though scouts want to see a bit more consistency out of him. If nothing else, Walton has shown an ability to clog up the middle against the run, though scouts will undoubtedly be curious to see if he can do so against better competition.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Central Michigan redshirt junior WR Titus Davis accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

Davis was voted the team MVP after leading the Chippewas with 61 receptions for 1,109 yards and eight receiving scores last year. He missed three games earlier this season, but would otherwise perhaps already have topped those numbers; as is, the receiver has 54 catches for 843 yards and nine scores in 2014. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Davis reportedly has a forty in the 4.4s, but we'll have to wait for an appearance at the combine to confirm.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls is considered doubtful to play against Eastern Michigan.

Rawls took a helmet to his knee in the first quarter against Buffalo and was subsequently held out of practice this week. The Michigan transfer has produced 1,011 yards and 10 TDs on 188 carries. Junior Saylor Lavallii and sophomore Martez Walker will likely share to carries on Saturday.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Central Michigan redshirt junior WR Titus Davis (knee) "reminded everybody what he's capable of Saturday" by dominating Toledo for six catches and 128 yards, writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

The Chippewas' star has missed significant time this season due to a lingering knee injury. "He has been a big-play constant for the Chips, having averaged 18 and 20 yards per catch over the past two seasons, respectively, and it looks as if we'll see more of that now that he's healthy," Kiper wrote. "He has good size at almost 6-2 and about 190 pounds, and has strong hands and the ability to use his size to beat defenders for the ball, and speed to run away. I'd put an early third-day grade on him at this stage." Over the summer, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded Davis as a Round 4 prospect, and noted NFL scouts "think highly" of the prospect. Davis was voted the team MVP after leading the Chippewas with 61 receptions for 1,109 yards and eight receiving scores last year. Davis reportedly has a forty in the 4.4s.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls has been reinstated after accepting a plea deal to a charge of attempted larceny.

Rawls was indefinitely suspended after being charged with three felonies just over a week ago. The deal dropped the charges to a single high-court misdemeanor. Rawls has been cleared for all football activities heading into the September 27 game against Toledo. The Michigan transfer was the team's bets rusher prior to the suspension.
Source: MLive
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 12:31:00 PM


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