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An NFC South scout noted that Colorado State WR Michael Gallup is "learning how to really play the position."

The scout explains that while Gallup's statistical output in 2017 only showed a decent bump from that of the 2016 season, the wideout took phenomenal steps forward in his overall development. "I think he will keep getting better," the evaluator said. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder tested in the 77th percentile of NFL wideouts at the combine -- a very strong mark -- and is one of a number of intriguing receivers who will be in play for a Day 2 selection. This isn't the most top heavy of position classes for the draft (certainly nothing close to last year's), but we see real depth, here.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 6:51 PM

Louisville redshirt senior OL T.J. Roundtree transferred to Colorado State as a graduate.

Roundtree (6'5/315) lands in a perfect spot to fight for playing time, as Colorado State is looking to replace three starters -- Jake Bennett, Zack Golditch and Trae Moxley -- this offseason. At Louisville, the lineman played in five games for the most recent campaign after seeing the field for all 13 of the Cardinals' contests in 2016. He is the second notable transfer to land at CSU in the last week or so, joining former Washington QB K.J. Carta-Samuels.
Mar 31 - 3:10 PM

FBSchedules.com reports that Colorado State and Washington State have agreed to a two-game series to be played in 2022 and 2023.

The Rams will be heading off to Pullman for a Sept. 17, 2022, date with the Cougars, a hosting favor which will be returned when CSU hosts WSU on Sept. 2, 2023. There's almost no prior history between the two teams, who have faced off all of one time to date, in the 2012 New Mexico Bowl. Colorado State came away from that contest victorious.
Mar 29 - 7:21 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Colorado State WR Michael Gallup as the wide receiver with the best drop rate of any draft-eligible player at the position in the red zone.

Gallup's drop rate from the 20 in? That would be 0.0. Every other player in the class has a drop rate of at least 7.7, with Boise State's Cedrick Wilson coming in second behind the former Ram wideout. Gallup has some concerns from some analysts about his fluidity and ability to make impact plays, but his ability to hang onto the football isn't among those concerns. He should be off the board before the end of the second round.
Mar 26 - 12:52 PM

Washington redshirt senior QB K.J. Carta-Samuels transferred to Colorado State as a graduate.

Rams HC Mike Bobo desperately needed a graduate transfer quarterback following the graduation of former starter Nick Stevens and the ACL tear of presumed 2018 starter Collin Hill in March. Bobo landed his man through unlikely circumstances, convincing Carta-Samuels to leave his commitment to join UCLA (after transferring out of Washington in January). The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Carta-Samuels threw for a little over 300 years in his Huskies career as a backup to Jake Browning. Coming out of high school, he was Rivals' No. 10 pro-style quarterback. With Hill probably out for the year (or at least the first half of it), Carta-Samuels will only need to fend off J.C. Robles and Justice McCoy to start Week 1 for the Rams.
Source: Coloradoan
Mar 25 - 5:32 PM

Colorado State HC Mike Bobo announced that Colorado State redshirt sophomore QB Collin Hill underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL.

Hill tore his ACL in a pickup basketball game earlier this month, and it's the same injury that he occurred in 2016. Bobo told reporters that it's "too early" to say if he'll be ready to play this fall. He also mentioned that he's confident in his other quarterbacks, mentioning Justice McCoy and JC Robles as potential replacements for Hill if he can't play.
Mar 19 - 3:39 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that Colorado State WR Michael Gallup had the highest passer rating of any wide receiver in the class on screen passes.

Gallup excelled in several different options on the route tree, but was particularly exceptional in the short-to-intermediate passes. "Gallup was targeted 34 times on screens and fielded a passer rating 13.9 points higher than the NCAA average," they write. They also note that Gallup was effective on deeper passes as well; particularly on post and corner routes. He's not as flashy as some of the other wideout prospects in the class, but Gallup's efficiency could make him an excellent starting wide receiver someday.
Mar 19 - 2:02 PM

Colorado State redshirt sophomore QB Collin Hill sprained his ACL in a pickup basketball game and will miss all of spring practices and undergo surgery on Wednesday.

It's the same ACL that Hill tore in 2016 as a true freshman, so this makes a bad injury potentially worse. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound signal-caller is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Rams in 2018, taking over for the graduating Nick Stevens. While it's not a foregone conclusion he'll miss the year, his season is in doubt, which means the quarterback job could be wide open.
Mar 12 - 7:07 PM

Colorado State signed previously uncommitted three-star S Nikko Hall in February.

Hall was the big get of the Colorado State class, as he was the only player who ranked in the top 500 of 247 Sports composite rankings. Greg Biggins calls Hall a "high level playmaker" who could help on offense or defense, but that his ceiling is highest as a safety. We wouldn't be surprised if Hall makes an impact on the Colorado State defense and/or special teams in the 2018 season.
Source: 247 Sports
Mar 11 - 3:10 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Colorado State QB Nick Stevens threw "exceptionally" well at his pro day on Wednesday.

Stevens was hit-and-miss in his time at Colorado State, but he did throw for 27 touchdowns and close to 3,800 yards, as Pauline notes. He also notes that because Stevens was so good at his pro day, he's gone from camp signing to a player that will get late round consideration. That's a big improvement for the 6-foot-3, 215-pound signal-caller.
Mar 8 - 1:44 PM

Colorado State WR Michael Gallup ran the 40 yard dash in 4.46 seconds at his pro day on Wednesday.

That's an improvement of a half second over his 4.51 second dash at the combine. Before we go too gaga over the score, it's important to note that most prospects improve their score at their pro days. Still, this is a very quality time, especially when you consider Gallup's size (6'1/205). The analytical darling of the wide receiver class likely goes on Day 2, and could be off the board before the end of the second round.
Mar 8 - 12:56 PM

Colorado State WR Michael Gallup ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Gallup (6'1/205) came through with a fine, respectable time in the event as he looks to use this weekend in Indianapolis to solidify a potential second-round selection. We've seen a bit of variance when it comes to Gallup's evaluation, with one scout telling Bleacher Report's Matt Miller in February that the wideout was one of the more overrated prospects in the class. Pro Football Focus, on the other hand, loves Gallup -- on their metrics, his 2017 season graded out as the best among draft-eligible wideouts.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 1:16 PM

NFL Network Analyst named Colorado State WR Michael Gallup as one of the ten players he's excited to watch at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

Gallup (6'1/198) has long been one of the analytical darlings of the class, but some analysts have expressed concerns about his athleticism and ability to get open against better corners. Smith doesn't appear to be one of them. "Gallup, a.k.a. "Big Smooth," has a PhD in route running," he writes. "The 6-1 wideout has great body control and can out-jump defenders regularly." Smith does note that Gallup at times can "look bored" when he's not getting the football, and he wonders if that could hinder his stock. We're excited to see what kind of numbers he can put up in Indianapolis.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 4:01 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Colorado State RB Dalyn Dawkins as one of the most versatile offensive weapons in the 2018 draft class.

Dawkins was mostly used at running back for Colorado State, and he was one of the most productive backs in the Mountain West during his time with the Rams. He's also shown effectiveness as a receiver, and PFF notes that some believe he profiles best in the slot. "[Dawkins has] shown though that he can be a value-added slot player who can still take carries from the backfield in the same way Green Bay’s Randall Cobb has or Percy Harvin did in the past," the analysis team writes. At 5-foot-9, 175-pounds, Dawkins will have to show that versatility if he's going to be drafted. He could be a steal if he does.
Feb 18 - 4:57 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller lists Michael Gallup as one of the overrated draft prospects according to the scouts he spoke with.

"Coming out of the Senior Bowl, people had this dude in the first round! He's good, but he's mid-Day 2," the scout told Miller. Well then. Gallup (6'1/198) had some of the best numbers both analytically and with good old fashioned on-field statistics, but he seems to get mixed reviews from the various draft pundits. As Miller writes: "Gallup will be scrutinized for his burst and ability to separate vertically. First-round talk might be rich, and sometimes people get too excited after seeing a player live at the Senior Bowl, but don't be surprised when he hears his name called in the top 75 picks of the draft."
Feb 12 - 3:59 PM


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