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Houston senior ILB Matt Adams can bench press 405 pounds, squat 605 pounds and clean 375 pounds.

Not only can Adams crush in the weight room, he also has the athletic hops necessary for a 36-inch vertical jump. This past season, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder registered 82 tackles (tops on the Cougars), two sacks and two forced fumbles in 11 games. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views Adams as the Cougars' best NFL prospect.
Jul 7 - 6:58 PM

Houston sophomore DT Ed Oliver has recorded a 34.5-inch vertical jump and a 9-6 broad jump.

Just how ridiculous is that? Consider that Jets rookie DB Jamal Adams, the No. 6 pick in the spring, had a 31.5-inch vertical at the combine. Oliver can also squat 635 pounds and bench press 415.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 2:20 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline identifies Houston senior ILB Matt Adams as the team's best NFL prospect.

"[H]e’s a tough, in the box defender," Pauline wrote. "The senior is a bit short and more of a two down player which will hurt his appeal." Adams (6'1/230) led the team with 82 tackles last year. He was recently named to the Athlon Preseason AAC Second Team.
Jun 25 - 2:40 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Houston senior WR Steven Dunbar is "slightly underrated and not mentioned enough in scouting circles."

Dunbar (6'3/210) finished third on the team with 53 receptions for 692 yards last year and second with five receiving touchdowns. "The senior has above average size and dependable hands," Pauline wrote. "He’s not a burner but wins out for contested throws."
Jun 25 - 11:19 AM

Former Miami senior DT Courtel Jenkins transferred to Houston.

Jenkins was dismissed from the Hurricanes over the winter due to a "violation of team rules." The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder was a three-star member of the 2014 class. He appeared in 34 games over his Miami career, mostly as a reserve. Jenkins must sit out the upcoming season to satisfy transfer rules. His last season of eligibility will be in 2018.
Jun 13 - 3:50 PM

Arizona State senior WR Ellis Jefferson transferred to Houston as a graduate.

Jefferson, who's eligible to play immediately in 2017, caught only two passes for 21 yards in two appearances last year. While minimized at ASU, the rangy 6-foot-5, 212-pounder is stepping into a decent position at Houston. The Cougars have an awesome receiving duo in seniors Linell Bonner and Steven Dunbar, but not much in the way of proven production behind them, especially after Isaiah Johnson shifted from wide receiver to cornerback this spring. We expect Texas A&M transfer Kyle Allen to be the one throwing this group passes this fall.
May 29 - 2:47 PM

The Miami Beach Bowl has been moved to Frisco, Texas, and will now be known as the Frisco Bowl.

Frisco is a suburb of north Dallas. The game will be played at Toyota Stadium, which has a capacity of 20,500. Same stadium where the FCS National Championship Game is played. The newly-christened Frisco Bowl will see an AAC team play against a conference-to-be-determined outfit on December 20 at 8 PM EST.
May 23 - 6:52 PM

Auburn redshirt senior G Deon Mix transferred to Houston as a graduate.

Mix will be eligible to play immediately with the Cougars during the coming season. A former three-star recruit, the 6-foot-4, 301-pounder worked in a backup capacity while at Auburn. He appeared in six games, three of them during the past campaign. Consider him a depth add for HC Major Applewhite.
May 19 - 2:13 PM

Houston redshirt junior RB Duke Catalon rushed for six yards on two carries in the team's spring game.

Reading too much into spring numbers is never advised, but Colorado transfer Patrick Carr received 15 carries to Catalon's two in the spring game and out-rushed him 122 yards to six. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Catalon struggled with injuries this past season, rushing for 528 yards and three touchdowns while averaging just 3.6 YPC over the course of nine games played.
May 16 - 10:46 PM

Houston sophomore RB Patrick Carr rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game.

Not the best of signs for the oft-injured Duke Catalon, who started for the Cougars last season but saw just two carries for six yards during the spring game. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Carr transferred over to Houston from Colorado last August and subsequently sat out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. With Catalon never truly establishing himself during the past campaign, Carr should have a very real chance to push for starting carries when preseason camp boots up in August.
May 16 - 9:30 PM

NFL Media's Chad Reuter pegs Houston sophomore DT Ed Oliver as the best player in college football.

"Oliver was the most impressive freshman defender in recent college football history," Reuter wrote. "He'll be a constant thorn in the side of offenses for the foreseeable future." Lamar Jackson and Sam Darnold rounded out Reuter's top-three.
Source: NFL.com
May 15 - 4:47 PM

Houston co-defensive coordinator Clay Jennings praised redshirt junior CB Isaiah Johnson's transition to corner.

Shifting over from receiver, Johnson had an interception in his first spring game as a corner. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds with speed, Johnson is immediately a name for draftniks to get to know. "Two things about Isaiah: No. 1, he's got some length. And No. 2, he's got some speed," said Jennings. "Those are two things that you can't teach."
May 9 - 2:16 PM

Houston senior QB Kyle Allen completed 12-of-18 passes for 62 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the team's spring game.

While Allen was not at his sharpest in the spring contest, HC Major Applewhite indicated that he still sits atop the depth chart heading into the summer. Applewhite will be holding off on naming a starter until some time in August camp, as he wants to see what currently injured QBs D'Eriq King (knee) and Kyle Postma (foot) have to offer before making a final decision. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Allen compiled 3,532 passing yards and a 33/14 TD/INT ratio during his two seasons at Texas A&M before hitting the transfer eject button last winter.
May 7 - 1:57 PM

Texas A&M redshirt senior DT Reggie Chevis transferred to Houston as a graduate.

A Houston native, Chevis is returning home. The 6-foot-1, 290-pounder was a rotational tackle for the Aggies last year after not seeing the field much before that. As a grad, he's eligible to play in 2017.
May 5 - 1:46 PM

Bengals selected Houston CB Brandon Wilson with the No. 207 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Wilson was a jack-of-all trades for Houston, starring at cornerback and running back while also making a name for himself as a standout return specialist. He flashed freakish athleticism at his Pro Day, turning in a 4.36 forty and broad-jumping 11'1. Now it will be the Bengals' job to harness that athleticism and find out where Wilson fits best. He should contribute on special teams right away.
Apr 29 - 4:59 PM


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