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TFY Draft insider's Tony Pauline reports Colorado redshirt junior T Stephane Nembot is "giving indications he'll enter the draft once the season's over."

Pauline compared Nembot to third-round pick Billy Turner over the summer, writing that the former is "long, athletic, (and) versatile." Turner was known for his powerful functional strength. If Nembot can show he's just as fortified, the NFL will welcome his decision to jump.
Sep 1 - 2:26 PM

Colorado redshirt sophomore OL Shane Callahan is eligible to play immediately after transferring from Auburn.

Callahan did not join Colorado until July and started practicing with the team on Monday. The NCAA granted his immediately eligibility due to family reasons. Callahan is from the Colorado area.
Aug 5 - 10:50 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Colorado senior WR Tyler McCulloch is a prospect to watch in 2014.

"After showing flashes of NFL ability in 2012, he seemed to fall off the map last year," Pauline wrote. "With Paul Richardson gone lets see if McCulloch steps up and takes on a big time role this season." The jumbo 6-foot-5, 215-pound McCulloch missed spring practices healing from a chronic stress reaction in his foot. McCulloch, whom Pauline gives a preseason UDFA grade, is tied for 36th in receptions (58) and 45th in receiving yards (670) all-time at Colorado.
Jul 27 - 10:51 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline thinks Colorado redshirt senior C Daniel Munyer would be a "terrific fit for a zone/motion blocking scheme."

Munyer teams with LT Stephane Nembot (4th-round projection) to give Colorado a two-fifths of a solid offensive line. "Munyer is not spoken about by scouts but has been a productive starter at both guard and center," Pauline wrote. "He has size limitations but would be a terrific fit for a zone/motion blocking scheme." Pauline projects the 6-foot-2, 295-pound Munyer, CU’s starting right offensive guard, as a center at the next level. Munyer was selected preseason second-team All-Pac-12 by Athlon Sports and was a third-team choice by Phil Steele.
Jul 27 - 9:45 PM

Colorado OL senior Daniel Munyer "must play with greater focus and physicality as a senior to earn NFL draft consideration," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Munyer came into last year on the NFL's radar, but he struggled with consistency. He's toggled between guard and center during his career, but the Colorado staff is kicking around the idea of shifting the 6-foot-2, 290-pounder to left tackle this season. He has the athleticism for that, but won't ever play a down of tackle in the NFL due to his size. "Munyer flashes initial quickness, good lateral agility and the balance to handle run and pass-blocking responsibilities," Rang wrote. "He's an intriguing athlete who can fire off the snap and surprise second-level defenders with his quickness and agility. Munyer was recognized as a team captain this spring. If he takes this role seriously, Munyer could be on the verge of a breakout season that could result in his earning a selection in the 2015 NFL draft."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 19 - 2:11 PM

Colorado senior CB Greg Henderson "is a fluid athlete with balance, agility and speed who has shown with improving awareness and mitts for the interception," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Henderson has a decent chance to break the Buffs' stretch of not having a drafted DB since 2011 (CBs Jimmy Smith and Jalil Brown). "Henderson has a broad frame with good overall musculature, actually appearing a little bigger on film than his listed size," wrote Rang of the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder. "He registered a team-leading 10 passes broken up a season ago despite missing the first two games (and being hampered in more) with a knee strain. Scouts are intrigued by Henderson because despite last year's injury, he has steadily improved throughout his collegiate career." Henderson has already started 32 career games for the Buffaloes.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 19 - 1:55 PM

Junior DT Josh Tupou "is the most intriguing of Colorado's potential NFL prospect," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang, though he's still quite raw.

Tupou collected just 38 tackles -- two for loss -- and half a sack in 2013, but scouts are intrigued not by his counting stats, but by his intriguing blend of size, strength and athleticism. The 6-foot-2, 320-pounder "generated some buzz among scouts as an underclassman to watch," according to Rang, due to his ability to clog the middle and stuff the run. "While not particularly nimble, Tupou offers at least average initial quickness, good strength at the point of attack and pursues with passion," Rang wrote. "Tupou can push the pocket with good upper body strength on the bull-rush and gets his hands into passing lanes. His frame, physicality and effort could intrigue 4-3 and 3-4 teams, alike, as a developmental interior prospect."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 19 - 12:53 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline compared Colorado redshirt junior T Stephane Nembot to third-round pick Billy Turner.

Nembot is "long, athletic, (and) versatile," per Pauline. Turner was known for his powerful functional strength, something that is growing in importance at the NFL level. A large portion of Nembot's playing time has come at right tackle.
Jun 18 - 3:37 PM

Coach Mike MacIntyre reported on Twitter that the University of Colorado has begun construction on their $143 million dollar complex.

"Construction has begun on the $143 million dollar complex!," Coach MacIntyre tweeted. Having a plan in place for a new complex will give MacIntyre some selling power when trying to recruit incoming prospects, who are constantly comparing CU's facilities to those at other universities.
Jun 3 - 2:08 PM

Seahawks selected Colorado WR Paul Richardson with the No. 45 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Richardson (6-foot, 175) spent three years at Colorado, hauling in 156 passes for 2,412 yards (15.5 YPR) and 21 TDs. A lightweight burner with 4.4 speed and a 10-foot-2 broad jump, Richardson's game is all about running by people. He is a finesse wideout who needs to add bulk to play a high-volume NFL receiving role. Richardson tore both his left ACL and MCL at separate points during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Richardson has the potential to be an upgrade opposite over Doug Baldwin opposite Percy Harvin, but will likely open 2014 no higher than the No. 3 receiver.
May 9 - 8:18 PM

The Panthers are working out Colorado WR Paul Richardson on Friday, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Richardson is a lean, vertical receiver with a drop rate of almost nine percent in 2013. He should be a late third- or fourth-round pick and would fill the void left by the departed Tedd Ginn Jr.
Apr 25 - 11:16 AM

Colorado WR Paul Richardson will meet with the Jets this week, reports draft insider Tony Pauline.

"Second-round target?" Pauline wonders. Richardson's wiry frame (6'0/175 pounds) makes blocking and getting past press coverage a chore, but he's dynamite in the open field. "Uses the sidelines well, possesses good eye-hand coordination, and consistently makes catches away from his frame," Pauline writes in a scouting report. "Gets up in a crowd and fights to come away with the ball. Runs crisp routes, separates from defenders, and comes back into the clearing to make himself an available target. Plays with quickness and can run to the deep throw. A big-play receiver with a consistent game."
Apr 20 - 8:56 PM

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick notes that Colorado WR Paul Richardson runs the "deep route tree" similar to DeSean Jackson.

"The way Richardson runs deep route tree reminds (me) of DeSean. Can carry speed through the "move point" as good as anyone," Riddick tweeted. Maturity and characters concerns aside, both Jackson and Richardson share the same type of frame (6'0/175 pounds) as well as explosiveness. If a team is looking for a vertical threat in the draft, Richardson could be had for a late second or third-round selection.
Mar 27 - 7:55 AM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah compared Colorado WR Paul Richardson's play speed to Ted Ginn's.

"Richardson destroys pursuit angles when he gets in the open field. He has an extra gear." Jeremiah tweeted. The Colorado product can certainly get vertical downfield, which could earn him some Desean Jackson comparisons. We don't expect Richardson to be drafted in the top 50.
Mar 10 - 5:02 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Colorado WR Paul Richardson has "speed to burn and (is) very light on his feet."

Richardson "looks like he's 160 lbs on tape - very lean," Brugler tweeted. The Colorado receiver measured in at 6'0/175 pounds at the NFL Combine. "I like the speed of Richardson too, but his arrest and dismissal from UCLA is rarely talked about - some character/maturity concerns there," Brugler added. Richardson has a chance to be a late second-round pick, but third-round is more likely.
Mar 2 - 2:03 PM


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