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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline deems ECU redshirt senior T Brandon Smith a "massive tackle who flashes power but needs a lot of work on his game."

"His size alone makes him a prospect and at the very worst Smith projects as a practice squad prospect," Pauline wrote. The towering Smith (6'8/344) has posted lifts of 400 (bench press), 580 (back squat) and 335 (power clean) while on campus, additionally logging solid vertical (27") and broad (8'6.5) jumps.
Jun 25 - 1:31 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior WR Davon Grayson could be a Day 3 pick in the spring if he stays healthy and is productive this year, in the estimation of Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Grayson missed all of last year with a back injury. "Grayson offers decent size, deceptive speed and reliable hands," Pauline wrote. "He was very effective making the deep reception and also proved his worth as an intermediate range target." Grayson (6'2/190) finished with a 33-448-3 line in 2015.
Jun 24 - 7:45 PM

Clemson graduate DB Korrin Wiggins will play his final season at ECU.

Wiggins' brother Reese plays receiver for the Pirates, so the connection makes sense. The receiver also considered Maryland, Michigan and Oregon. Wiggins played 200 snaps last season for Clemson. ECU brought in a number of transfers this offseason.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 16 - 10:19 AM

Former Clemson senior DB Korrin Wiggins will transfer to either East Carolina, Maryland, Michigan or Oregon as a graduate.

Speaking with TigerNet.com, Wiggins confirmed his final four. A part-time starter in 2014, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder missed the 2015 campaign with a torn ACL. He returned to a reserve role last season for the national champs. As a graduate, he's eligible to play immediately in 2017.
Source: Tiger Net
Jun 13 - 4:11 PM

ECU senior WR Trevon Brown sat out the team's spring game with a neck injury.

Nothing serious, here, as HC Scottie Montgomery said that he expects the senior wideout to be ready to rock 'n' roll come the start of August camp. After sitting out the past season due to academic ineligibility, the 6-foot-2, 203-pounder figures to be a crucial piece for the Pirates as they try to replace the production of all-universe wideout Zay Jones in 2017. Junior QB Gardner Minshew offered high words of praise for Brown earlier this spring, calling him a "big-play guy" and adding, "He’s a one-on-one nightmare. It’s going to be really hard for a team to cover him one-on-one."
May 23 - 9:23 PM

Rivals' Ryan Bartrow relays that Michigan, Maryland and ECU are showing interest in transferring Clemson senior CB Korrin Wiggins.

Wiggins will be moving on as a graduate, meaning that he will be eligible to play immediately in 2017 once he settles on his new home. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder missed the 2015 campaign due to a torn ACL suffered two Augusts ago before coming back to register 14 tackles over the course of six games played during the past campaign. In addition to the trio of teams Bartow tags as interested parties, Kansas, NC State and Oregon are also in the running, here.
May 9 - 6:45 PM

Minnesota graduate DE Gaelin Elmore plans to transfer to ECU for the 2017 season.

Elmore started six games last year for the Gophers and profiles as one of the larger defensive ends in college football. This is the second pickup for the Pirates, as they landed Clemson transfer running back Tyshon Dye as well.
May 8 - 10:49 AM

Clemson graduate RB Tyshon Dye will transfer to ECU.

Dye is eligible to play immediately and plans to enroll in June. The former sour-star recruit did not receive a ton of work at Clemson behind Wayne Gallman, but 11 schools were interested in the transfer ball carrier.
May 8 - 10:38 AM

Bills selected East Carolina WR Zay Jones with the No. 37 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Jones (6’2/201) made 41 starts for ECU, setting a school record for career catches (399) and finishing second in ECU history in both receiving yards (4,279) and touchdowns (23). Jones broke the FBS single-season receptions record (158) as a senior, dropping just 6-of-164 catchable targets. While Jones lived on bubble screens and quick hitters and averaged only 10.7 yards per catch, he showed elite athleticism with a 94th-percentile SPARQ score and 4.45 speed at the Combine. Albeit not quite as big, Jones profiles similarly to Eagles WR Jordan Matthews as a slot-Z chain mover with more reliable hands.
Apr 28 - 7:44 PM

The Sporting News' Ron Clements writes that ECU WR Zay Jones could see interest from the Bears, Panthers and Bills in the second round.

Clements views Zay as the second best prospect still available behind FSU RB Dalvin Cook. He passes along that Chicago, Carolina and Buffalo are "enamored" with the wideout. The Bears will have the first shot at drafting him on Friday, as they hold the No. 36 pick (fourth pick of the second round). The Panthers and Bills own picks No. 40 and No. 44, respectively.
Apr 28 - 1:03 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that the Seattle Seahawks "would quickly scoop [ECU WR Zay Jones] up" if he is available in the second round.

The Seahawks hold pick No. 58 in the second round. It might be a stretch to imagine Jones still sitting around at that point, as we would expect him to fly off the board relatively early in Round 2 (assuming he doesn't sneak into the first round). As for other parties who have been linked to the 6-foot-1, 197-pounder, it was reported earlier this month that he took in a visit with the Titans.
Apr 24 - 4:41 PM

ECU WR Zay Jones is visiting the Titans on Tuesday, according to Jeff Darlington.

The Titans have two first round picks, but Jones likely winds up on the second day. The team does not have a second round pick, so perhaps this is due diligence in case the team trades back from no. 5 or No. 18. Jones can play inside or outside, but his early fit will be in the slot. The Titans have a need there.
Apr 18 - 9:07 AM

ECU senior WR Trevon Brown (academics) has been participating in practice this spring.

Brown was ruled ineligible for the 2016 season by the NCAA, but it would appear that he has returned to good standing with the governing body. With Zay Jones off the to the NFL, there should be opportunities for the 6-foot-2, 203-pounder if he can take advantage of them this coming season. In 2015, Brown caught 41 passes for 496 yards and a quartet of touchdowns.
Apr 14 - 7:41 PM

Duke graduate QB Thomas Sirk transferred to East Carolina.

Sirk's legacy at Duke will, unfortunately, be a question of what might have been. His career was ravaged by injury, most notably an Achilles which he tore three times. During his most productive season with the Blue Devils (in 2015), the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder threw for 2,624 yards with a 16/8 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 809 yards and eight scores. Fingers crossed he has one healthy season left in those aged bones. At East Carolina, he will be competing with Gardner Minshew for starting rights during the coming season, as Phillip Nelson's time with the team as a graduate transfer ran its course in 2016. Sirk likely won't need much of a transition in learning the offense with the Pirates, as he will be reunited with former Blue Devils OC Scottie Montgomery, who took over as head coach at ECU in the winter of 2015.
Apr 7 - 2:06 PM

Pro Football Focus compared East Carolina WR Zay Jones to former Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin.

"While Jones may have clocked a faster 40 at the combine than Boldin, his playing speed looks similar to the veteran wide receiver," writes the PFF analysis team. To give a little context, Boldin managed just 4.71 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2003 Combine. Zay smoked that time, running a 4.45s sprint during testing in Indianapolis during the 2017 evaluation process. He is one of the draft's dark horses to be selected on Day 1.
Apr 2 - 3:10 PM


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