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NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said ECU senior WR Justin Hardy was the best route-runner at the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot, 186-pounder is the FBS all-time leader in catches. He collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. Hardy is viewed as a mid-round draft selection. He could carve out a long NFL career working out of the slot, something he's already shown a great ability to do at the college level.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 7:40 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy "showed us more of a second gear [at the Senior Bowl] than we thought he had," noted Scout's Inc.

"He caught a screen and exploded up the field on one play, and consistently got separation vertically, including tracking one ball down that looked beyond his range," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He did a good job of finding soft spots in zones and shielding defenders from his body so he could secure the catch." Hardy collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. The 6-foot, 186-pound slot dynamo is likely to go in the middle rounds.
Jan 24 - 9:08 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy "is the FBS all-time leader in catches, but you wouldn't be able to tell by his performance on Tuesday as several throws his way ended up on the ground," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Ouch. "He had trouble extending from his body to pluck and finish, allowing the ball to pop off his hands," Brugler wrote of Senior Bowl practices. "There is more than enough tape on Hardy for scouts to see what he can do as a pass-catcher, but it can be discouraging in this setting to see so many drops from a player who is viewed as a reliable slot option in the NFL." Hardy collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. The 6-foot, 186-pound slot dynamo is likely to go in the middle rounds.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 22 - 6:57 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes ECU senior QB Shane Carden "could enter the conversation as one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2015 class with a strong showing at Senior Bowl practices this week."

"Carden will not only get a chance to show scouts that he is more than a 'system' quarterback, but he will have a chance to showcase his arm strength, accuracy, judgment and intelligence directing a traditional pro-style offense," Brooks wrote. "If Carden puts on a solid showing on the practice field this week, he could enhance his value and enter the conversation as one of the intriguing quarterback prospect to monitor the draft approaches." An AFC national scout told NFL.com: "He looks like he's throwing a javelin and he is on the wrong side of where we want quarterbacks to be in terms of athleticism, arm strength and accuracy, but his intangibles are way up there. I absolutely love his competitive nature but I wish he had better traits."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 20 - 9:51 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy suffered a Jones fracture (foot) at practice during the Medal of Honor Bowl.

Worthy was overshadowed by Justin Hardy, but there were certainly targets to go around. Specifically, Worthy caught 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and four touchdowns in 11 contests. Kevin Durant reportedly suffered the same injury, and the timetable to return is six to eight weeks.
Jan 9 - 1:17 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior DT Terry Williams will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Allow us to introduce you to perhaps this class' biggest player. The 6-foot-1, 353-pound Williams is a true nose tackle. He played in the 320-range in 2013, but didn't seem to lose much agility when bulking up to planet-proportions this season. "Williams is a player I’ve rated since watching him in 2012 as he’s a big, powerful interior tackle with the ability to hold the point and occupy blockers," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this season. "He gets a bit sloppy at times and has not shown much in the way of off field conditioning but if the light goes on Williams will be playing on Sunday’s."
Jan 8 - 4:04 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder is a big down-field target, which made him the perfect complement to slot dynamo Justin Hardy. Worthy was suspended for two games earlier this year, but still posted 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and four touchdowns in 11 contests. He could go on Day 3.
Jan 7 - 6:55 PM

ECU senior QB Shane Carden finished with 427 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 28-20 loss to Florida in the Birmingham Bowl.

With the Pirates facing a deficit for the majority of the afternoon, Carden was asked to fling the ball more than he has in any other game this year and completed 34-of-66 passes. It was a disappointing end of the season for the Pirates, who stood 6-1 when the calender turned to November, but finished the campaign on a 2-4 skid. Carden is a system quarterback who could potentially carve out a career as an NFL backup. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Carden to Bruce Gradkowski.
Jan 3 - 4:43 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy caught eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-20 loss to Florida in the Birmingham Bowl.

The former walk-on wasn't discussed in NFL circles prior to this season, but it's possible that he's shown enough improvement this year to hear his name called on Day 3 in the spring. Worthy was suspended for two games earlier this year, but posted 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and four touchdowns in 11 contests. He's a big (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) downfield threat.
Jan 3 - 4:14 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy caught 11 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-20 loss to Florida in the Birmingham Bowl.

A typically outstanding showing in Hardy's last collegiate game, though this time he had to contend with all-world Gator CB Vernon Hargreaves III. Hardy ended his career in style by catching nine balls or more in seven of the school's last eight games. In total, the slot dynamo collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores in 2014. Hardy, 6-foot, 186 pounds, is likely to go in the middle rounds.
Jan 3 - 4:01 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Worthy has posted 47 receptions for 886 yards and three scores despite missing a few games due to a suspension. He's a big (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) downfield threat who averaged 18.9 yards per reception this season. Worthy -- a possible Day 3 pick -- and Justin Hardy combined to form one of the nation's best receiving tandems.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:23:00 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy caught 12 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 32-30 loss to UCF.

A typical Hardy evening on Senior Night. He has caught nine balls or more in six of the school's last seven games. Hardy finishes the regular season with 110 catches, 1,334 yards, and nine scores. The slot dynamo is pretty easy to project to the NFL, as he'll assume the exact same role. Hardy, 6-foot, 186 pounds, is likely to go in the middle rounds.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:25:00 PM

ECU senior QB Shane Carden completed 36-of-48 passes for 397 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's last-second loss to UCF.

This will go down as one of the season's most devastating losses. On Senior Night in Greenville, Carden and WR Justin Hardy, both seniors, led a frenzied fourth-quarter comeback to turn a 26-9 deficit into a 30-26 lead within the span of 11 minutes. After a failed UCF fourth-down conversion attempt, the Pirates took over at the Knights' 25 with only 1:47 to play and a four-point lead. UCF had only one timeout remaining. East Carolina proceeded to bungle clock management and game theory about as dramatically as we've seen. After two kneels, UCF called its last timeout. On third down, Carden, out of the shotgun, ran to the sidelines and slid inbounds for a five-yard loss. On 4th & 19, Carden bizarrely ran backwards, losing 10 yards. The Knights, with 10 seconds left, took over at their own 35. One completed pass to the sideline and one successful Hail Mary later and the Pirates fell to a demoralizing 8-4.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:13:00 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy caught five passes for 98 yards in Friday's win against Tulsa.

Worthy, a former walk-on, could probably use one more year of development to get ready for the NFL outside of Justin Hardy's shadow. As a senior, however, he isn't going to get it. It's possible Worthy has done enough to earn a Day 3 selection, however. Worthy has a big frame (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) and has posted 43 receptions for 846 yards and a pair of scores despite missing a few games due to a suspension.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:20:00 PM

ECU senior QB Shane Carden completed 28-of-41 passes for 338 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Friday's win against Tulsa.

Carden has accrued 300 yards or more passing in eight of 11 games this season, and he's been held below 250 yards just once. Yeah, he's a system quarterback, though one that could potentially carve out a career as an NFL backup. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Carden to Bruce Gradkowski.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:06:00 PM


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