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Fresno State senior S Derron Smith will miss the Senior Bowl with a sports hernia.

"Seems Smith was diagnosed with a sports hernia prior to the season yet played the entire campaign with the injury," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. "Smith delayed having the issue surgically repaired immediately after the regular season and chose to finish his career out with his FSU teammates in the Hawaii Bowl. While Smith hopes to participate at the combine I’m told it[']s a wait and see proposition." The 5-foot-10, 200-pound safety is a versatile prospect capable of covering deep, stepping up in run support, and playing special teams. Pauline wrote over the summer that Smith "has a lot of Earl Thomas in his game."
Jan 14 - 1:51 PM

Fresno State senior DT Tyeler Davison "is built like a rock and is at his best as a block-eating war daddy," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"A versatile defender who lined up everywhere on Fresno's line, Davison is built like a rock and is at his best as a block-eating war daddy. He doesn't always have a consistent plan, but does an excellent job occupying multiple bodies up front," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 309-pound Davison played nose guard in FSU's 3-4 scheme, doing a solid job occupying blockers and clogging up the middle. The Bulldogs prospect recorded 58 tackles with eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss in 2014, and could hear his named called somewhere in the middle rounds.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 9 - 3:09 PM

Fresno State senior DT Tyeler Davison accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

A nose guard in FSU's 3-4 scheme, Davison has proved adept at occupying blockers and clogging up the middle. He's not just that, though, recording 58 tackles with eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss in 2014. The 6-foot-2, 309-pounder should go in the middle rounds this spring.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Fresno State senior CB Curtis Riley has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Hawaii Bowl against Rice due to a sprained foot.

He suffered the injury in the Mountain West Conference championship game against Boise State. Riley a transfer from Fullerton College, had 56 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and six pass breakups in 2014. He accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game earlier this month and projects as a Day 3 pick.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper caught 10 passes for 131 yards on Saturday versus Boise State.

Harper will participate in next month's Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder has 86 receptions for 1,072 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014 one year after being named second-team All-Mountain West (79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 scores). Harper is being viewed as a third- or fourth-round pick.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Fresno State senior CB Curtis Riley accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Riley is ranked by CBS Sports as the No. 24 CB prospect and the No. 180 overall player in the draft. The site projects him to go in the Rds. 5-6 range. Riley a transfer from Fullerton College, has 56 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and six pass breakups in 2014.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Harper has 76 receptions for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014. Named second-team All-Mountain West in 2013 (79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 scores), Harper, a speedster, is being viewed as a third- or fourth-round pick.
Source: Senior Bowl
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Fresno State senior S Derron Smith accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

A first-team All-Mountain West performer, Smith has posted 80 tackles, (2.5 for loss), an interception and two fumble recoveries in 2014. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound safety ranked second in the nation in 2013 with eight interceptions and is seen as one of the top senior prospects at the safety position. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote over the summer that Smith "has a lot of Earl Thomas in his game."
Source: Senior Bowl
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper caught seven passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday.

Fresno starter Brian Burrell found Harper late in the second quarter for an 18-yard score, then found him again in the second half. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Harper has caught 62 passes for 793 yards and six touchdowns this season. He is being viewed as a third or fourth round pick.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Fresno State redshirt freshman Zack Greenlee has been named the school's starting QB versus Wyoming.

He replaces junior Brian Burrell, who struggled while completing 56 percent of his passes. The worst statistic might be Burrell's 5.87 yards per attempt, but the 12:7 touchdown to interception ratio is not glaringly poor. We would not be surprised to see this switch last for the remainder of the season.
Source: Fresno Bee
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper caught 12 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown in the school's 30-27 loss to UNLV.

No highlights are available, so we are not sure about the context. Obviously the box score looks great, and Harper's longest reception was for 59 yards.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:05:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper was stamped by scouts as an early-round pick in the preseason, and writes that Harper has "lived up to expectations."

This past weekend against San Diego State, Harper had five receptions for 76 yards. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound wideout, who jumped onto the NFL's radar with a breakout performance in 2013 (79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 scores), had six receptions earlier this year against USC, another six versus Utah and nine across from Nebraska. "He’s accounted for almost 30% of Fresno State’s receiving production and is presently graded as a third round prospect," Pauline wrote.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 08:46:00 PM

Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper had six receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 35-24 win over New Mexico.

Harper has hauled in six receptions or more in four of Fresno State's first five games, and he's gone over 56 receiving yards in each contest. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound wideout jumped onto the NFL's radar with a breakout performance in 2013, finishing with 79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 scores. In July, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Harper was "one of the more underrated senior receiver prospects" entering the 2014 season, and Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider reported that NFL scouts were high on the Fresno State prospect.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Fresno State HC Tim DeRuyter disclosed that sophomore K Colin McGuire has left the football team to deal with "personal issues with his family."

"We really appreciate the contributions from Colin over the last year and a half — he helped us win a Mountain West Conference championship," DeRuyter said according to the Fresno Bee. "We let him have a couple of weeks off during training camp this year to deal with some personal issues with his family. We thought we were over the hump, but clearly he has to spend some more time taking care of that and we wish him all the best as he deals with this difficult time in his life." With McGuire now out, Fresno State will rely on freshman walk-on K Kody Kroening to handle PATs and field goals, while punter Garrett Swanson will serve as his backup.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Fresno State redshirt senior WR Josh Harper's routes need more polish.

Weidl adds Harper is a "raw athlete with strong body control and hand/eye coordination." It might be more difficult for Harper to show his goods this season despite taking over top receiver duties from Davante Adams thanks to the loss of Derek Carr. Harper posted 79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 touchdowns last year.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 01:10:00 PM


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