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NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Duke S Jeremy Cash to T.J. Ward.

Ten teams attended Cash's personal Pro Day. He ran the forty in 4.56-4.59 seconds at that event. Cash is a straight-ahead, box-crashing deviant. He's not the best in coverage. You'll want to slot him in the en vogue hybrid linebacker/safety position and let him do his thing.
Apr 14 - 7:15 PM

Duke S Jeremy Cash (hamstring) ran a 4.56-4.59 forty at his Pro Day.

Cash couldn't run during the program's Pro Day on March 23, so he booked his own showcase. At it, he posted a 7.18 3-cone, a 4.28 20-yard shuttle, a 34" vertical jump and a 10'4'' broad jump. Ten teams attended the workout, including the Panthers, Steelers, Falcons, Cardinals and Saints.
Apr 14 - 3:26 PM

Duke WR Max McCaffrey went through a workout with the Broncos during their local Pro Day.

McCaffrey was on-hand along with eight other draft hopefuls for Denver's local Pro Day at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood. In speaking with reporters, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder said, "It was fun, just want to show what I can do." He further indicated that he would be "blessed to come [to Denver]." McCaffrey's father, Ed, played the final eight years of his NFL career for the Broncos. While he blazed through the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds on his Pro Day, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt was troubled by a lack of consistency in positional drills. McCaffrey will likely be either a Day 3 selection or an undrafted free agent once the draft dust settles.
Source: USA Today
Apr 12 - 9:24 PM

Duke S Jeremy Cash visited the Steelers on Friday.

The Steelers are in need of a strong safety with Shamarko Thomas not emerging as the player many hoped he would. Cash is much better moving forward than laterally or backwards, which might hurt him in coverage situations. Some teams will likely consider Cash a hybrid linebacker/safety prospect.
Apr 4 - 9:00 AM

Duke TE Braxton Deaver recorded an impressive 26 reps on the bench press during his Pro Day.

Very nice work by Deaver, who not only pumped out 26 bench reps, but also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds and 4.78 seconds while showing off his agility with a 4.44-second short shuttle time and 7.50 seconds in the three-cone drill. Over the summer, NFL Media's Chad Reuter referred to him as "one of the better receiving tight ends in the country," with a major "when he's healthy" caveat. The 6-foot-4, 246-pounder suffered a torn ACL and fractured patella in 2012 and an additional torn ACL in 2014. His best collegiate season came in 2013, when he played in all 14 games and caught 46 passes for 600 yards and a quartet of scores.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 7:30 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt forwarded the opinion that while Duke WR Max McCaffrey impressed during his Pro Day testing on March 23, his positional work did not quite match.

Wrote Brandt, "McCaffrey was outstanding in the testing and worked out well in the positional drills, but not as well as the testing numbers would indicate." While Stanford unicorn Christian McCaffrey's older brother might not have dominated position drills, his testing results were truly immaculate. He blazed through the 40-yard dash in just 4.36 seconds unofficially (it was later officially logged at a still-speedy 4.47 seconds and 4.43 seconds), ran the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.15 seconds and showed the three-cone drill who was boss in 7.09 seconds. He is looking to carve out a role as a possession receiver when he hits the next level, though street free agency is a real possibility here unless he manages to sneak into the last two rounds in Chicago.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 6:39 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt noted that Duke P Will Monday "had good hangtime and showed good directional kicking at the [Pro Day on March 23]."

Brandt afforded Monday a mere one sentence in his breakdown of Duke's Pro Day. Thus is the life of the humble punter. Thus is the life. Also the life of the punter, four consecutive All-ACC mentions and 29 punts booted inside the opposing 20-yard line in 2015. The 6-foot-3, 216-pounder (Pro Day measurement) averaged a mouth-watering 43.5 yards per punt over the course of his four seasons of work with the Blue Devils.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 5:23 PM

A hamstring string prevented Duke S Jeremy Cash from running the 40-yard dash during the program Pro Day on March 23.

Cash did take part in the bench press (he managed 13 reps), but running was not to be due to the balky hamstring. He is expected to showcase his wheels in a personal event on April 13. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein has referred to Cash as a "deluxe run-supporter who has the closing burst and size to continue his impressive tackle production in the pros." Impressive tackle production, indeed: Last season, the Blue Devil standout recorded 101 tackles (18 for loss), 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups and a trio of forced fumbles on his way to earning ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 4:32 PM

Duke S Jeremy Cash "will make an impact if deployed as a nickel linebacker who plays near the line of scrimmage and delivers hits at the second level," according to ESPN's David Bowen.

The way Bowen sees it, Cash is perfect for today's NFL. But only if he finds the right kind of progressive scheme and is used correctly once in it. " He's physical at the point of attack and he can rush off the edge," Bowen wrote. "Plus, Cash finds the ball as an underneath defender. Without the speed to play in the deep middle of the field, Cash needs to hope he finds a team that knows how to maximize his skill set." Cash is the reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 1 - 6:01 PM

During Duke's Pro Day on Wednesday, Duke WR Max McCaffrey breezed through the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds.

Younger bro Christian and father Ed were present to watch elder son Max work his magic. And that 40-yard time of 4.36 seconds was certainly enough to make the family proud. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound wideout said, "It was really cool—I know it’s hard for them to make it out at one time, they’re all really busy. It means a lot to me that they could come out and support me today." Last season, he caught 52 passes for 643 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers were across-the-board receiving bests for McCaffrey.
Mar 26 - 2:50 PM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe indicated that redshirt sophomore QB Parker Boehme has been set as the team's No. 1 quarterback option entering spring practice.

Redshirt junior QB Thomas Sirk started in 2015, but he ruptured his left Achilles during an early February workout and for obvious reasons, Cutcliffe and company can't bank on him as a healthy starter for next season. Enter the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Boehme, who completed 43-of-78 passes for 579 yards with a 2/1 TD/INT ratio during relatively limited action last season. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 23 dual-threat quarterback in the country for the 2013 recruiting cycle.
Mar 3 - 12:19 PM

An NFC scout believes Duke S Jeremy Cash will be a productive NFL player if he's used correctly.

"As long as you have a plan for him and play plenty of sub packages that let him play in the box, you will be fine," the scout said. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Cash to T.J. Ward. "Deluxe run-supporter who has the closing burst and size to continue his impressive tackle production in the pros," Zierlein wrote. "Cash is much too stiff to be asked to make a living in coverage and any team considering him will likely view him as a box safety or hybrid player who is less about a defined position and more about physicality around the line of scrimmage." Cash won ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors and consensus All-American recognition by amassing 101 tackles, 18 TFL, 2.5 sacks, four break ups, and three forced fumbles last year.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 29 - 1:17 PM

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer indicated that his team may be looking for a safety in the draft.

"If Harrison Smith was paired with a guy that had some other qualities, we could allow Harrison to be more of an impactful player," Zimmer said. "I think Harrison can be more impactful if he had the right kind of guy next to him." Zimmer is a noted teacher of defenders and has a nice history of developing safeties, most recently Smith with the Vikings and Reggie Nelson with the Bengals. As for other positions of need, receiver came up. In addition, Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman both said the Vikings will address an offensive line that has surrendered 89 sacks the past two years. "He got hit way too much," Zimmer said of QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 25 - 5:11 PM

Duke promoted offensive quality control assistant Marcus Johnson to OL coach.

Johnson's seeing a sudden promotion with the retirement of four-year OL coach John Latina. He actually suited up under HC David Cutcliffe's watch as an offensive lineman at Ole Miss in 2004, before he was scooped up by the Vikings in the second round of the 2005 draft. After closing out his NFL career, he's been on staff at Duke since 2011. In a statement, Cutcliffe said, "I know our current and future players will love playing for him, and he’ll continue to be a huge asset to our entire staff."
Feb 23 - 9:34 PM

Duke OL coach John Latina has retired.

During Latina's four-year stint with the Blue Devils, his offensive line had seven names earn All-ACC honors. In a statement, HC David Cutcliffe said, "The bottom line is, the head coaches John worked with--and that includes me--became better coaches and better men because of his knowledge and dedication to the coaching profession." Rather than open a country-wide coaching search for Latina's replacement, they'll be promoting five-year assistant Marcus Johnson.
Feb 23 - 9:08 PM


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