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Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson believes Duke WR Jamison Crowder is a slot receiver/returner, who makes "sense" for the Cincinnati Bengals, CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes.

"At the Combine I spoke with Geoff Hobson, a respected reporter who once covered the Cincinnati Bengals as a beat reporter and now works for the team's official website about slot receivers/returners who made sense for the club. Crowder was among the prospects we discussed and it was clear Wednesday that Cincinnati was interested, reportedly sending wide receivers coach James Urban and special teams Darrin Simmons to the workout," Rang wrote. It's possible that Bengals' offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson, could see Crowder as his replacement for WR Andrew Hawkins, who left via free-agency last year. The Blue Devils' prospect has drawn comparisons to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 26 - 3:13 PM

Duke OG Laken Tomlinson was named as one of the draft's 10 safest prospects by NFL Media.

He checked in at No. 10, but it's interesting that he made the list at all, as Tomlinson was the only one of the 10 who has zero chance of getting popped in Round 1. In fact, he'll probably go somewhere in Round 3. "It's hard to find a bad scouting word about Tomlinson, who really turned heads at the Senior Bowl by holding his own against [Danny] Shelton," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "He's not considered a high-end first-round draft pick because of the position he plays -- guard simply isn't a premium position. But the senior has every physical tool to play the position and is considered a player of high character, as well." The 6-foot-3, 330-pounder has seen his stock jump over the winter thanks to a strong week at the Senior Bowl, though an NFL scout speaking with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel still believes Tomlinson "needs to work on his technique and balance."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 19 - 10:05 PM

Duke WR Jamison Crowder has workouts scheduled with the Bucs, Panthers, Patriots and Texans, according to Rand Getlin.

After a good Senior Bowl week, Crowder produced a terrible Combine in terms of athletic testing. In fact, it was shocking how poor it was. Some might say to only look at what he does on the field, but because of that athleticism mixed with small size, Crowder is a "leap of faith" evaluation. We would take that leap.
Mar 19 - 10:13 AM

Duke WR Jamison Crowder "needs to improve on his [combine] numbers at his pro day to keep up with his competition," believes NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

Duke's pro day is set for March 25. "Crowder did not run as fast as we expected at the combine, clocking in at 4.56 in the 40-yard dash," Davis said. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound prospect (30 3/8-inch arms and 8 3/4-inch hands) finished No. 27 out of 39 receivers in that event. "Now, it's true that some receivers are quicker than fast, but Crowder is competing against the likes of Kansas State's Tyler Lockett to be one of the first slot receivers drafted -- Lockett ran a 4.40 and had an excellent combine," Davis wrote. The slot receiver with joystick agility has been compared to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 8:17 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Duke OG Laken Tomlinson "needs to work on his technique and balance."

"He's a big, square, flexible athlete," the scout said. "He's got good movement." 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. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock compares Tomlinson to Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford.
Mar 1 - 6:58 PM

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


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