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Duke WR Jamison Crowder logged forty times of 4.56 and 4.58 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

We aren't surprised or let down by these numbers. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound prospect has poor measurements all around -- with 30 3/8-inch arms and 8 3/4-inch hands -- but is a smart slot receiver with joystick agility who could be an elite NFL return man. The Blue Devils' prospect has drawn comparisons to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Feb 21 - 11:33 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said of Duke OG Laken Tomlinson: "I think he's a really good player."

"This is a big, square, tough guy," Mayock said. "Smart as can be. Has movement in the run game. Surprisingly quick in short areas. I think he really helped himself at the Senior Bowl. I think a lot of the doubters as far as his athleticism and ability to pass block went, 'Ooh, he's blocking some of the best defensive linemen in the country.'" Mayock compares Tomlinson to Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford. The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder has seen his stock jump over the winter thanks to a strong week at the Senior Bowl. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Tomlinson's tape indicated a 4th-5th rounder, while his Senior Bowl performance was indicative of a 2nd-3rd rounder.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 3:04 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock compared Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson to Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford.

The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder has seen his stock jump over the winter thanks to a strong week at the Senior Bowl. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Tomlinson's tape indicated a 4th-5th rounder, while his Senior Bowl performance was indicative of a 2nd-3rd rounder. Tomlinson was "stamped with a fifth-round grade" heading into Senior Bowl week by Scouts Inc., "but he played a lot better than that during [Senior Bowl] practices." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline also noted that Tomlinson "moved from late-round prospect into the middle frames" after his performance in Mobile.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 11:01 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder "can be an elite kick and punt returner" right away in the NFL.

"Right off the bat, he can be an elite kick and punt returner, and I think he'll really help an offense in the passing game as well," Davis wrote. The 5-foot-8, 174-pound wide receiver has great short-area quickness and has the ability to make defenders miss in space. The Blue Devils' prospect has been drawing comparisons to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton. Davis notes that Crowder is "very precise and shows good toughness, which you have to have to be a smaller receiver in the NFL."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 5 - 2:05 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson's Senior Bowl performance says more 2nd-3rd round" grade.

"Duke OG Laken Tomlinson is somewhat of an enigma for me. His film says 4th-5th round. His Senior Bowl performance says more 2nd-3rd round," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder was "stamped with a fifth-round grade" heading into the week by Scouts Inc., "but he played a lot better than that during [Senior Bowl] practices." Tomlinson "helped himself as much as any prospect at the Senior Bowl," NFL.com's Charles Davis recently wrote. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline also noted that Tomlinson "moved from late-round prospect into the middle frames" after his performance in Mobile.
Feb 3 - 2:30 PM

NFL.com observes that Duke junior S Jeremy Cash "is fluid, has excellent size and instincts and is a big hitter."

"While not a blazer, Cash is fluid, has excellent size and instincts and is a big hitter," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He also is incredibly productive: He has 232 tackles, six interceptions, 11 pass breakups and six forced fumbles the past two seasons." Cash began his career at Ohio State prior to transferring to Duke. He briefly considered hopping to the NFL this winter, but ultimately decided to return to campus. Cash has logged 232 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, six interceptions, 11 pass breakups, seven QB pressures, six caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries across 27 career games. Duke announced that Cash was the only DB in the country this past season to collect 100-plus tackles, 10.0-plus TFL and 5-plus sacks.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 2 - 9:16 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson "moved from late-round prospect into the middle frames" due to his work at the Senior Bowl.

"Tomlinson has not dominated this week but, at the same time, he's not been beaten and has impressed scouts with disciplined play," Pauline wrote. "Tomlinson blocks with great fundamentals and did not give up an inch to defenders in either drills or scrimmage." The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder was "stamped with a fifth-round grade" heading into the week by Scouts Inc., "but he played a lot better than that during [Senior Bowl] practices." Tomlinson "helped himself as much as any prospect at the Senior Bowl," NFL.com's Charles Davis recently wrote.
Jan 29 - 5:20 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder showed off "the best combination of explosion and polish at the position" at the Senior Bowl, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"It can be tough for a 5-8, 174-pound wide receiver to stand tall in this type of all-star setting, but that's exactly what Crowder did this week, showing the best combination of explosion and polish at the position," Brugler wrote. "He has a tiny catching radius and small hands (8 3/8 inches), but caught everything thrown his way during drills, showing the ballskills and separation skills that will appeal to teams in search of an impact slot target." The 5-foot-8, 174-pound Crowder has been drawing comparisons to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton. Crowder "had a great week from start to finish" at the Senior Bowl, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 27 - 8:36 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that he and his Scout Inc. colleagues had Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson "stamped with a fifth-round grade coming in, but he played a lot better than that during [Senior Bowl] practices."

"He was the most consistent offensive lineman all week," McShay wrote. "He isn't an elite athlete but he does a good job of staying in balance in pass protection and the run game, and what really stands out is his inline power and powerful punch to drive defenders off the ball on running plays and redirect pass-rushers." The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder anchored a Duke offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the country by percentage this year. Tomlinson "helped himself as much as any prospect at the Senior Bowl," NFL.com's Charles Davis recently wrote. For most of the regular season, he was considered a late-rounder, but perhaps Tomlinson now seems to be in the mid-round conversation.
Jan 27 - 8:07 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder "had a great week from start to finish" at the Senior Bowl, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He projects as a slot receiver due to his size (5-foot-8, 174 pounds), not a No. 1 target, but he had a great week from start to finish," McShay wrote. "He displayed very good quickness and hands, and he created a lot of separation in his routes, setting up defenders with subtle shoulder and head fakes that allowed him to break free and provide his QBs with an open target." The 5-foot-8, 174-pound Crowder has been compared to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Jan 26 - 11:46 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that, after a very impressive week of practice, Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder "had a tough game, twice bobbling kick returns."

"After a very impressive week of practice, Crowder had a tough game, twice bobbling kick returns. He was saved from a fumble on the first one by an obscure NFL rule that states that returners have the opportunity to re-secure a ball bobbled into the air if they waved for a fair catch," Rang wrote. The 5-foot-8, 174-pound Crowder has been drawing comparisons to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton for his ability to makes plays from multiple alignments. Rang added that Crowder "has terrific quickness and first-step acceleration to make big plays after the catch or as a returner."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 26 - 2:43 PM

Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson "helped himself as much as any prospect at the Senior Bowl," wrote NFL.com's Charles Davis.

"The scouting report I had heard coming into this week was that Tomlinson is a good player with heavy feet," Davis wrote. "However, I thought his feet were more than quick enough when I watched him in practices. Plus, he accepted the challenge of going up against Shelton, the consensus top player at the Senior Bowl, and Tomlinson had no problem dealing with Shelton. In fact, Tomlinson acquitted himself quite nicely when matched up against him. The former Duke guard is a big, strong, forceful interior lineman with a good hand punch." This isn't the first analyst who's spoken of Tomlinson's rise up boards. For most of the regular season, he was considered a late-rounder, but perhaps Tomlinson is moving up into mid-round consideration.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 24 - 10:59 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder "reminds us a little of a smaller T.Y. Hilton," noted Scout's Inc.

"His size is an issue, at 5-8 and 174 pounds, but he does a really good job of creating separation," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He has good quickness and knows how to use it to set up defensive backs, particularly on double moves. He reminds us a little of a smaller T.Y. Hilton. He does a great job of plucking the ball out of the air and quickly transitioning upfield." Crowder has the ability to makes plays from multiple alignments, capable of hurting defenses from out wide, in the slot and as a returner. Crowder has also drawn comparisons to Saints' 2014 first-round pick Brandin Cooks and Steelers' Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown.
Jan 24 - 8:29 PM

Senior Bowl defensive linemen unanimously told NFL.com that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson was the toughest North offensive linemen they faced this week.

"The Duke guard has been a fast-riser this whole week and put on yet another show in the one-on-one drills that you couldn't help but notice," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "He establishes such a good base and is so fundamentally sound that defensive linemen who don't have a plan to beat him often find themselves on the ground or well past the pocket." The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder anchored a Duke offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the country by percentage this year.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 24 - 7:41 PM

Scout's Inc. writes that Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder "has stood out all week for his ball skills and ability to quickly transition upfield after the catch."

"He has simply played a little faster than what we've seen on his tape so far, and caught the ball better in traffic," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "But perhaps most encouraging is his savvy as a route-runner. He has a great ability to set defensive backs up with subtle moves like head bobs and shoulder movement that get them off balance. He's undersized and will never be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL, but he could be very effective in the slot." The 5-foot-8, 174-pound Crowder has been drawing comparisons to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Jan 24 - 4:07 PM


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