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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

Duke redshirt senior LB Kelby Brown will return for the 2015 season after receiving a sixth season of eligibility from the NCAA.

Brown tore the ACL in his left knee in August. Potentially the top player on Duke's defense, Brown is one to watch for next season at inside linebacker. It is worth noting Brown missed the 2012 season with a right knee injury.
Nov 11 - 10:22 AM

Duke redshirt senior TE Braxton Deaver will return in 2015 after receiving a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA.

Deaver tore his ACL during an August practice after missing the 2012 season with a torn ACL in his left knee. If everything checks out, Deaver could be the Blue Devils' starting tight end in 2015.
Nov 11 - 10:06 AM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder caught nine passes for 58 yards and had a 52-yard punt return for touchdown in Saturday's 27-10 win over Syracuse.

Crowder's long reception in the contest went for 17 yards and he averaged just 6.4 YPC. His biggest contribution to the game came when he went untouched on a 52-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Crowder isn't a burner, and his size will be an issue at the NFL level, but the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior is a skilled returner.
Nov 8 - 6:12 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder's "lack of ideal physical traits pushes his draft projection to somewhere on the third day," according to CBS Sports Dane Brugler.

"Overall he has a great feel for the position and works hard at his craft, but his lack of ideal physical traits pushes his draft projection to somewhere on the third day," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout hauled in nine receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 51-48 win over Pittsburgh. Brugler notes that Crowder "won't test well at the NFL Combine with his undersized frame and pedestrian speed, but he's a very savvy, natural receiver and the Pitt game tape shows that."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 4 - 2:17 PM

Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder will "be a nice addition as a fifth receiver/return specialist at the next level," according to TFY Draft Insider.

"Crowder is a small yet slippery wide out that lends a helping hand returning punts. He’ll be a nice addition as a fifth receiver/return specialist at the next level," Pauline wrote. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout hauled in nine receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 51-48 win over Pittsburgh. For Saturday's performance, Crowder was named the ACC Receiver of the Week for the sixth time in his career. With Crowder's nine catches on the day, it also moved him into second place all time on the ACC receptions list with 247.
Nov 3 - 3:43 PM


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