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ESPN's Mel Kiper has moved Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson to No. 5 on his guard rankings.

Tomlinson continues his steady ascension up draft boards. The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder is the anchor of an offensive line that has allowed the fewest sacks in the country by percentage. For most of the season, he's been considered a late-rounder, but perhaps Tomlinson is moving up into mid-round consideration.
Dec 17 - 8:52 PM

Via ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe denied receiving an offer or turning down the position of head coach at Michigan.

In fact, Mortensen said Cutcliffe has not spoken to Michigan nor has Duke AD Kevin White and the head coach is "content" at Duke. "To be clear, there has been zero contact between Michigan and Duke’s David Cutcliffe. No third party contact, even through search firm," Mortensen posted on Twitter.
Dec 10 - 11:37 AM

Michigan offered their head coaching job to Duke's David Cutcliffe who denied the approach, according to NFL Media's Gil Brandt.

Times have certainly changed, however, Cutcliffe's age (60) likely factors into the decision. Cutcliffe has made Duke a viable ACC football program and is a very respected coach among his peers.
Dec 10 - 10:07 AM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder caught eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Wake Forest.

Crowder recently announced he will attend the Senior Bowl. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder set a new school record in receptions (108) and receiving yards (1,360) last year, numbers he won't match in 2014. Which isn't to say he's playing poorly; through 12 games, Crowder has 78 catches for 942 yards and six touchdowns. Crowder, who runs a 4.53 forty, was graded by TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline as a preseason Round 7 prospect. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks recently wrote that scouts around the league "would be wise to use Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown as the pro comparison" to Crowder.
Dec 2 - 1:24 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson "intrigues scouts."

"He’s a wide bodied lineman at 6-feet/3-inches and 325lbs, strong enough to open holes on the line of scrimmage and nimble enough to remove defenders on the second level," Pauline wrote. "He’s not expected to wow anyone in pre-draft testing rather Tomlinson will be a name that slips into the later rounds of the draft then fights for a starting role at the next level." Tomlinson is the anchor of an offensive line that has allowed the fewest sacks in the country by percentage.
Dec 1 - 10:59 PM

Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Tomlinson, 6-foot-3, 330 pounds, is the anchor of an offensive line that has allowed the fewest sacks in the country by percentage. Over the summer, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that the senior is "not overly effective blocking in motion but has enough ability to make the two-deep at the next level." Tomlinson earned second-team All-ACC honors last year. "Tomlinson has a massive and wide frame. Big time punch," ESPN's Kevin Weidl tweeted recently.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 10:15 PM

Duke WR Jamison Crowder will attend the Senior Bowl.

Crowider does not receiver a ton of attention, however, he as displayed nice mid-round skills in Davdid Cutcliffe's offense. He will need to create consistent separation and has shown some contested catch ability.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 11:24 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson "has a massive and wide frame" with a "big time punch."

"At UNC/Duke game to check out OG Laken Tomlinson amongst other prospects. Tomlinson has a massive and wide frame. Big time punch," Weidl tweeted. The Blue Devil's 6-foot-3, 330-pound guard is the anchor of their offensive line, which has given up the fewest sacks in the country by percentage. Tomlinson earned second-team All-ACC honors as a junior and is a three-time All-ACC Academic selection. The Duke prospect has potential to be a late-round selection.
Nov 24 - 2:45 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes scouts around the league "would be wise to use Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown as the pro comparison" to Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder in meetings.

"After taking an extended look at Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder against North Carolina on Thursday night, I believe scouts around the league would be wise to use Pro Bowl WR Antonio Brown as the pro comparison in meetings," Brooks writes. The Duke prospect recently hauled in six passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to North Carolina. Brooks notes that the 5-9,175-pound Crowder "is one of the most polished receivers in college football, and his explosive combination of skills could make him a star at the next level."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 21 - 3:21 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder caught six passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to North Carolina.

He added a 30-yard punt return. Crowder is a seriously dangerous collegiate receiver, but he is neither big (5-foot-9, 175-pounds), nor jaw-droppingly athletic. That lack of straight-line speed won't help him at the combine. Fortunately, Crowder is a Slip'N Slide with the ball in his hands, leaving frustrated defenders flailing. He should be able to carve out a career as a punt returner and backup slot receiver.
Nov 20 - 11:28 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson is an "ideal fit for a power run game."

"Duke OG Laken Tomlinson has limitations but shows excellent inline power and will finish. Ideal fit for power run game," Weidl tweeted. The Blue Devil's 6-foot-3, 330-pound guard is the anchor of their offensive line, which has given up the fewest sacks in the country by percentage. Tomlinson earned second-team All-ACC honors as a junior and is a three-time All-ACC Academic selection. Tomlinson has potential to be a late-round prospect.
Nov 20 - 2:40 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that he had problems seeing Duke senior QB Anthony Boone as anything other than a free agent.

Boone has passed for 1,970 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions this year. Analyst Pauline was not impressed with Saturday's game against Virginia Tech. In that game, wrote Pauline, "Boone missed three wide open receivers [in the first half] which would’ve put the game out of reach for Duke." The senior was 18-of-40 on passes in the game--the third time this season in which Boone has completed fewer than half of his passes. Pauline's best comparison for the quarterback was former Georgia Tech slinger Joe Hamilton.
Nov 17 - 6:23 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder caught six passes for 72 yards in Saturday's loss to Virginia Tech.

Crowder wasn't able to use his slippery elusiveness much against the Hokies. His long-catch went for 20 yards. Crowder has 64 catches, 767 yards and four touchdowns. His best attribute for draftability purposes might be his ability to shake free as a kick returner, as his athleticism isn't going to test great at the combine.
Nov 16 - 2:59 PM

Duke senior QB Anthony Boone has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game.

The senior quarterback group is fairly weak this season, but Boone has plenty of starting experience in a David Cutcliffe offense. Boone has displayed the ability to stick to the pocket and hit receivers at multiple levels of the field. He has been subbed out in certain situations in favor of a mobile quarterback, however.
Source: Shrine Game
Nov 15 - 9:36 AM

Duke redshirt senior OG Laken Tomlinson said that the team conditioning staff has helped make him and his line "stronger and faster."

Tomlinson is the 6-foot-3, 330-pound anchor of an offensive line that has allowed the fewest sacks in the country by percentage. The guard said, "The conditioning staff has done an extremely great job of building up guys and getting us stronger and faster so we’re able to play four quarters efficiently, execute every play at 100 percent." Tomlinson is a potential late-round prospect. Over the summer, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that the senior is "not overly effective blocking in motion but has enough ability to make the two-deep at the next level."
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 13 - 10:32 PM


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