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East Carolina redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk will serve as the team's backup for the coming season.

Sirk (6'4/220) transferred over from Duke to East Carolina in the spring after turning in an injury-plagued career with the Blue Devils. He was unable to beat out Gardner Minshew for starting honors during camp.
Source: wnct.com
Aug 22 - 8:03 PM

ECU named junior QB Gardner Minshew the starter for the coming season.

Minshew won the job over Duke transfer Thomas Sirk. Said HC Scottie Montgomery, "We like the way each manages the team, both from a leadership and execution standpoint, but Gardner has a little more familiarity with our current personnel." The 6-foot-2, 216-pound junior appeared in seven games last season, including starts in ECU's first two contests. For the campaign as a whole, he threw for 1,347 yards with an 8/4 TD/INT ratio.
Source: wnct.com
Aug 22 - 7:47 PM

ECU senior WR Trevon Brown (undisclosed) has been cleared to take part in non-contact work.

Brown (6'2/203) was sidelined during the first week of camp due to an undisclosed ailment. While it's a positive sign that he's ready for non-contact drills, he will need contact clearance if he's to suit up with the rest of his Pirates brothers on September 2, when ECU takes on James Madison.
Aug 20 - 12:55 PM

ECU senior WR Trevon Brown (undisclosed) has not yet been medically cleared to participate in preseason camp.

This could potentially be related to a neck injury which prevented Brown from taking part in the team's spring game, but ECU has not specifically stated as much. The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder missed the past season due to academic issues. If he can return to full health in relatively short order, that would be a nice boost for the Pirates. QB Gardner Minshew has called him a "one-on-one nightmare."
Aug 7 - 6:35 PM

East Carolina redshirt junior RB Derrell Scott rushed for 51 yards on five carries in the spring game before suffering a hand laceration.

A consensus four-star recruit coming out of high school, Scott, Scout's No. 17 running back in 2014, signed with Tennessee. He transferred to ECU in 2015, sat out a year due to the transfer policy, and then didn’t play a down from scrimmage in 2016. "I challenged Derrell last December to come in at a little bit of a lower weight and to work on his flexibility," HC Scottie Montgomery said. "This kid has done everything and that’s what ends up happening when you sacrifice." The Pirates lost leading rusher James Summers to graduation, leaving Scott to compete with fellow hyped transfer Tyshon Dye (Clemson) for the starting gig.
Jul 13 - 7:14 PM

ECU redshirt senior ILB Jordan Williams runs a 4.52 40-yard dash and can squat 600.

Williams, the team leader in tackles last season, is one of the biggest freaks in college football. His 374-pound power clean is a program record for linebackers, as is his vertical jump of 38". He also has posted a broad jump of 10’4", a bench press of 380, a back squat of 585, a push jerk of 318, a pro shuttle time of 4.20, a three-cone drill clip of 7.06 and a long shuttle time of 12.07.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 5 - 1:54 PM

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


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