Central Michigan Chippewas

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Central Michigan RB Zurlon Tipton ran forty times of 4.70 and 4.71 seconds at the school's pro day.

After missing seven games this season due to a broken ankle, Tipton measured in at 5-foot-11 3/4 and 223-pounds. He posted a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump as well as a short shuttle time of 4.48 seconds and a 6.89 second 3-cone time. Tipton also recorded 17 bench press reps. The Chippewa has talent, but has a history of injuries.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 9:23 AM

Michigan junior RB Thomas Rawls will transfer to Central Michigan.

Rawls sunk below a spat of Michigan backs on the depth chart including Derrick Green, De'Veon Smith, Fitz Toussaint, Drake Johnson and Justice Hayes. He attempted only three carries last season.
Source: MLive.com
Jan 26 - 6:39 PM

Central Michigan senior RB Zurlon Tipton returned to the field last night and rushed for eight yards on five carries.

Tipton suffered a broken ankle in early September and was expected to miss the entire season. The speedy recovery is a good sign, but Tipton, and the entire Chippewa offense, could not get much going last night. We like Tipton as a possible sixth- or seventh-round selection, but he has an extensive injury history.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Central Michigan senior RB Zurlon Tipton will miss the remainder of the season due to a broken ankle.

"We’ve got to pick it up and move on," CMU coach Dan Enos said. "Obviously, it’s not the way any of us wanted to play." Tipton might have been primed for a big season and a possible draft selection this May, but this won't help clear his long injury history. The Chips also lost quarterback Cody Kater for an extended period of time due to an injury suffered in last week's loss. Saylor Lavallii will likely start at running back.
Source: MLive
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Central Michigan senior T Jake Olson ranks as draft insider Tony Pauline's ninth-best MAC draft prospect.

Olson received a sixth season of eligibility from the NCAA in December after he injured his right knee in late September. He's expected to make the switch to the left side this season, a spot formerly occupied by No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. Olson is ranked by Pauline as an undrafted free agent at the moment, a sad commentary for the formerly elite prospect. "One time highly rated tackle prospect whose career has been ravaged by knee injuries," he writes. "Looked like a potential first round pick after his freshman season but has struggled with several knee issues since. Medical risk at this point."
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Central Michigan junior WR Titus Davis earned a 6-7 round grade from draft insider Tony Pauline.

Davis ranks as the MAC's second-best draft-eligible receiver, behind Bowling Green's Chris Gallon. The ideal-framed wideout is also CMU's best prospect, according to Pauline. "Tall, rangy pass catcher with an upside," writes Pauline. "Quick, has a burst and shows skill running after the catch. Struggles in battles and may have difficulty with the jam at the next level."
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 02:48:00 PM

Former Michigan State redshirt senior DE Jeremy Gainer will finish his collegiate career playing for Central Michigan.

Gainer will be eligible to play immediately after graduating from Michigan State. The senior focused on special teams during the 27 games he played over the last few years. He did not participate in spring activities.
Source: MLive
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior DE Jeremy Gainer is expected to transfer.

Gainer has not participated in any of the spring practice sessions. The Detroit native has been somewhat limited to special teams during his career. He will graduate this spring, therefore Gainer will not have to sit out a season once transferring.
Source: MLive
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Chiefs selected Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick.

Fisher (6-7, 306) made 34 career starts at Central Michigan, including 28 at left tackle. With superior size, length (34 1/2" arms), and athleticism to Luke Joeckel, the Chiefs determined Fisher -- despite his smaller-school background -- was this year's premier left tackle prospect. At the Combine, Fisher ran 5.05 with a 1.70 ten-yard split and scored 23 on the Wonderlic. He'll protect Alex Smith's blindside as a rookie.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Central Michigan T Eric Fisher tells Pro Football Talk he has visited the Jaguars, Eagles, Lions, Browns and Panthers.

There's been rumors that the Chiefs could select him No. 1 overall but haven't visited with him, interestingly enough. As one can see, he's also visited with the Carolina Panthers but we don't expect him to fall that far. He'll go top 5 at worst, we think.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 04:19:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah has heard from several GMs and Personnel Directors who expect the Jaguars to select an OT at No. 2.

There have been other reports of this and there are pros and cons to the selection. The top three tackles are going to fly off the board, likely within the top seven picks, but we expect Oregon outside linebacker Dion Jordan to be the pick at No. 2.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 04:10:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline cites sources saying several Chiefs position coaches prefer Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel.

We have preferred Fisher over Joeckel for some time, but it always appeared the latter would be selected with the first pick. Fisher is a bit more athletic and plays with more aggression, so we aren't surprised if this report holds up, especially in the eyes of coaches. All three tackles will be selected early.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 01:09:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah mentioned there is a lot of buzz about the Raiders selecting an OT with pick No. 3.

Jeremiah adds Sharrif Floyd "could take a tumble" if this happens. This isn't the first time we've heard the connection between offensive tackle and the Raiders, but many will chalk it up as a smokescreen. We wouldn't conclude that immediately, but there is a chance the team is only trying to ignite trade offers for the "proven commodities" of this class.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew says the team will not trade up to the No. 1 overall selection.

"There's a lot of rumors and speculation -- we're gonna trade up to No. 1 -- which is not going to happen," Mayhew said. He added that he follows the whispers around the league: "I follow it. ... How much stock do I put in it? None. Zero," Mayhew said. "But I certainly read and keep up on what's going on around the league and what people are saying, and glean what some other people might be thinking."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 04:38:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah would not be shocked if Central Michigan T Eric Fisher ends up being the No. 1 pick for the Chiefs.

"A lot of buzz out there," Jeremiah added. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler has been driving this train since the Combine. We consider Fisher a better prospect than Joeckel, but the latter has consistently been mentioned ahead of Fisher. Along with Lane Johnson, these three tackles will come off the board very early.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 04:17:00 PM


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