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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Houston senior DE Eric Eiland is "very likely to enter the supplemental draft."

Eiland appeared in all 13 games last season, making 10 starts and posting 44 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, a half sack, and an interception. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is a former second-round pick by the Blue Jays who played four years of minor league baseball after originally signing with Texas A&M in 2007. "Eiland, who’ll turn 27 years old this September, intended to enter April’s draft but did not fill out the necessary paperwork," Pauline wrote.
Feb 22 - 10:02 PM

Houston DL Joey Mbu will not bench press at the Combine due to a pectoral strain.

Mbu is an anchor nose tackle with some movement skills. The bench is one of the more glorified Combine events, but more importantly is functional strength on the field. Mbu can bench at his pro day later in the process.
Feb 20 - 10:06 AM

An AFC defensive line coach said Houston coaches rave about DT Joey Mbu.

"The coaches at Houston can't stop talking about how good the kid is and what kind of leader he is," said the defensive line coach. NFL.com compares Mbu to Jerrell Powe. Mbu must get stronger and also learn to harness his aggressiveness on the field to cut down on over-pursuit mistakes. "Football and personal character are sky-high, according to regional scouts," NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 2:24 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Houston WR Deontay Greenberry was snubbed from the 2015 NFL combine.

"Despite abysmal blocking performances and dozens of drops on his collegiate résumé, Greenberry, who was a rare top recruit to end up at Houston, has the size/speed dimensions that NFL teams seek at the position," Brugler wrote. Frankly, Greenberry was a shocking omission. We think he probably made a mistake in declaring for the draft early, but Greenberry has all the tools to become a productive pro receiver. He's going to be drafted in the later rounds as a developmental prospect. The 6-feet-3, 198-pounder finished with 841 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 after collecting 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013. We attribute a lot of the struggles to poor quarterback play.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 4:53 PM

Houston WR Deontay Greenberry, who declared early for the draft, was not invited to the NFL Combine.

Greenberry was another prospect who saw a dip in production from 2013 to 2014, catching 72 passes for 841 yards and six touchdowns with poor quarterback play. Greenberry will likely be drafted in the later rounds and could fit on a team as solely a vertical role player.
Source: NFL Combine
Feb 7 - 1:16 PM

Houston junior DB William Jackson has decided to return for his senior season, according to Houston Associate AD David Bassity.

Despite other reports floating around that Jackson was off to the NFL, Bassity cleared things up, calling the reports "inaccurate." The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Jackson was believed to have received a third to fourth-round grade from scouts, if he entered the draft.
Jan 15 - 4:01 PM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

In terms of production, Greenberry's 2014 was a step back from 2013, but he still caught 72 passes for 841 yards and six touchdowns. However, we would attribute a lot of that to poor quarterback play. That is not to say Greenberry is ready to contribute immediately in the NFL. He will likely have a role as a No. 4 receiver early, and will be labeled with "upside."
Jan 6 - 7:58 PM

NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler said Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry "has been very effective as a slot receiver and displays playmaking ability after the catch, but he too often allows defenders to dictate his path and needs to show more intensity as a blocker."

Greenberry signed with an agent and will enter the NFL draft. The 6-feet-3, 198-pounder finished with 841 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 after collecting 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013. We attribute a lot of the struggles to poor quarterback play. Back in the preseason, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded him as a third-rounder and wrote that Greenberry has "big potential." Greenberry grades out as the No. 11-rated junior WR by NFLDraftScout.com.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 6 - 5:45 PM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry has signed with an agent and will enter the NFL draft, according to TFY Insider Tony Pauline.

"Word circulating is Deontay Greenberry/WR/Houston has signed with an agent and will enter the draft. Like his game a lot," Pauline tweeted. Back in the preseason, Pauline graded him as a third-rounder in the preseason and wrote that Greenberry has "big potential. Last season, the Cougars prospect hauled in 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. Greenberry's numbers have been down this season, due to poor QB play, as he only has 68 catches for 756 yards and four touchdowns.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:04:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reports that "some scouts are highly intrigued" by Houston senior WR Markeith Ambles.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Ambles, a former stud recruit, has traveled a long road to draft relevancy. He committed to Tennessee in high school, switching to USC when Lane Kiffin bolted in 2010. He couldn't work his way onto the field, so two years later spent a season at Arizona Western junior college. Prior to last season, he transferred to Houston. "He is a NFL prospect to watch as a later round possibility," wrote Brugler.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Houston will fire HC Tony Levine, according to multiple news outlets.

After Levine meets with Cougars' AD Mack Rhoades on Monday, a formal announcement will be made. Kevin Sumlin‘s replacement received a new five-year contract in May after a promising 8-5 season that culminated in a bid to the BBVA Compass Bowl. This season's 7-5 mark doesn't come across as fire-able, though Houston had a pair of humiliating losses at its brand-new $120 million TDECU Stadium. Perhaps Rhoades already has his eye on a replacement. Former Cougars' OC Doug Meacham, who transformed TCU's offense overnight into one of the nation's scariest and is one of five finalists for the Broyles Award as the country's top assistant coach, makes almost too much sense.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:49:00 PM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry snatched five catches for 36 yards in Friday's win over SMU.

Greenberry's production is down this season -- 59 catches for 653 yards and three touchdowns after leading the squad last year with 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns -- but much of that can be blamed on the Cougars' awful QB play. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded him as a third-rounder in the preseason and wrote that Greenberry has "big potential," while CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote in June that he was intrigued by Greenberry's "NFL tools," but added "he needs a ton of work." Greenberry should return to school in 2015.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Houston senior DT Joey Mbu accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Mbu will also play in the Senior Bowl. Yes, it's going to be a busy winter, but it's likely Mbu knows that he has plenty of work to do in order to get drafted. CBS ranks him as the No. 383 overall prospect in the class, just outside Round 7 territory.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Houston senior DT Joey Mbu accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Mbu has also been invited to the East-West Shrine Game. It's good he'll get postseason exposure, because Mbu currently finds himself right on the line of draftable prospects. CBS ranks him as the No. 383 overall prospect in the class, just outside Round 7 territory.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry recorded 10 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown in the school's 31-10 win over Temple.

Greenberry's touchdown was impressive despite only going for seven yards. He beat his man with slant, elevated, and caught the ball in traffic despite another defender bearing down on him. His longest catch went for 17 yards in this contest.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 11:24:00 AM


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