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ESPN's Mel Kiper slotted Indiana WR Cody Latimer to the Saints at No. 27 in a mock draft published on Thursday.

Latimer has seen one of the most meteoric risers of this year's process, along with Pitt QB Tom Savage. "No player has risen faster on my board recently, and I'm not alone," Kiper wrote. "He's always looked good in the size/speed equation, it's just that a closer look shows you a player who was extremely reliable as a pass-catcher. The Saints need depth at wide receiver after losing one of Drew Brees' favorite targets in Lance Moore, not to mention the departure of Darren Sproles in a pass-catching sense." Latimer probably won't make it out of the top half of the second round. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder ran a 4.39 forty at his pro day on a healing foot that wasn't 100-percent healthy coming off a break.
Apr 18 - 12:28 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay said on the "First Draft" podcast that he was "blown away" by Indiana WR Cody Latimer's game tape.

The analyst mentioned Latimer's size, burst, sticky hands and route running amongst his numerous strengths. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Latimer clocked forties ranging from 4.39 to 4.44 at his pro day despite not being totally healed from a broken foot. "I watched five full games of him, and he didn't drop a pass," McShay gushed. He concluded: "I think Latimer is one of the sleepers in this class. ... He belongs in the top 50 picks." McShay believes he'd be a good fit in a West Coast system such as Kansas City's.
Apr 17 - 9:14 PM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer has upcoming pre-draft visits scheduled with both the Redskins and Jaguars.

No word yet on the dates. Latimer has taken on helium over the past month as scouts salivate over his measurables and evaluators go back to game tape that was better than anticipated. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Latimer clocked forties ranging from 4.39 to 4.44 at his pro day despite not being totally healed from a broken foot. It is that injury that may have suppressed his stock until now.
Apr 11 - 4:44 PM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer is visiting the Lions on Friday.

No receiver is generating more buzz than Latimer in recent weeks. Teams are likely infatuated with his blend of size and speed. He is recovering from a foot injury, but Latimer has impressed at each part of the process. He could sneak into the first-round.
Apr 11 - 10:38 AM

Upon a game tape evaluation of Indiana WR Cody Latimer, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes the buzz surrounding the prospect is legitimate and thinks Latimer "could emerge as a potential No. 1 receiver in the right situation."

The 6-2, 215-pound Latimer clocked forties ranging from 4.39 to 4.44 at his pro day despite not being totally healed from his broken foot. Brooks loved that combination of size and speed, of course, but also discovered on tape a better prospect than he expected. "[Latimer] is a superb athlete with tantalizing physical dimensions," he wrote. "Although he is still a work in progress as a route runner, he has all of the traits to develop into a solid starter in the NFL, with the potential to become a No. 1 receiver. I would rank him as a solid second-round talent, but I could see him ranking higher in some draft rooms based on the growing preference for big-bodied receivers on the perimeter."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 8 - 10:48 PM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer has been working with Brandon Marshall during the draft process.

ESPN's Louis Riddick notes the receiver is specifically working on his separation ability. "Young players that identify weaknesses in their game and attack them stick out to me. Great sign going forward," Riddick tweeted. Latimer might be the fastest "rising" prospect in this class.
Apr 7 - 11:38 AM

The Panthers will have dinner with Indiana WR Cody Latimer on April 8 and put him through classroom exercises the following day, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Brandt previously reported the Panthers will host Latimer for a visit on April 24, so this is a considerable amount of interest. With that said, numerous teams go through these kinds of activities with a number of prospects each year, but many are unreported. Receivers coach Ricky Proehl and director of college scouting Don Gregory will be the contingent that visits Latimer.
Apr 7 - 9:32 AM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer has seven team visits scheduled for the next few weeks.

Per NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Latimer will visit the Bills and Eagles on Monday, the Lions on Friday, the Raiders on April 14, the Seahawks and Chargers the following two days and the Panthers on April 24. Expect Latimer to also hold a workout for other teams after fully healed form a foot injury. The large target has a strong chance to be selected in the top-40.
Apr 7 - 9:22 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay believes Indiana WR Cody Latimer is an "ideal fit in a West Coast type system."

"WR Latimer ideal fit in a West Coast type system. Gets off press. No fear over middle. Great transition up-field after catch. Underrated!," McShay tweeted. The West Coast system is dominated by a ton of crossing routes and slants and Latimer excels in that area of the field, especially after the catch. McShay was also impressed with Latimer's "size" and "excellent ball skills and body control." Latimer has been mentioned as one of the sleepers in the draft, but at this moment his draft stock could be on the rise. He’s forecast as a late day two or day three pick.
Apr 4 - 3:26 AM

Ravens WR coach Bobby Engram will travel to Indiana's campus to conduct a private workout with Indiana WR Cody Latimer, reports to the Baltimore Sun.

The Sun's source, who told the paper that Latimer (6-foot-3, 215-pounds) is a prospect on the rise, also passed on that the receiver has a private workout with the Seahawks scheduled. In addition, we already know that Latimer has scheduled or completed visits with the Lions, Panthers, Raiders, Eagles and Bills. He visited with the Jets, Giants, Colts and 49ers after his pro day workout.
Mar 30 - 9:55 PM

Indiana RB Stephen Houston worked out for almost an hour with Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears last week.

Fears put Houston through the paces on the field and then did some film work with him. Houston finished ninth on Indiana's all-time career leader board with 2,304 rushing yards and fourth with 25 rushing touchdowns. Patriots fans might find it interesting that Houston became the first Indiana RB since BenJarvus Green-Ellis (2003) to record consecutive 100-yard games, doing so against Minnesota and Illinois last season.
Mar 30 - 7:29 PM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer will meet with the Lions, according to insider Tony Pauline.

Latimer is also known to have scheduled or completed visits with the Panthers, Raiders, Eagles and Bills. It's important for Latimer to make the rounds because a foot injury ruled out all combine drills but the bench press and he was still limited at last week's pro day. Even still, Latimer recorded forty times of 4.39 and 4.43 seconds and posted a 39-inch vertical jump in front of scouts before shutting things down on Wednesday. Latimer visited with the Jets, Giants, Colts and 49ers after the workout.
Mar 30 - 6:14 PM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer has four visits lined up prior to the draft, according to insider Tony Pauline.

Those four include the Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. Latimer is still healing from a foot injury, so these teams will want to get an up close and personal look at the 6'2/200 pounds receiver who posted a low 4.4 forty. He is creating buzz at just the right time.
Mar 27 - 11:14 AM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer, limited by a foot injury at Wednesday's pro day, is expected to run routes and catch the ball for scouts in mid-April, reports draft insider Tony Pauline.

Latimer recorded forty times of 4.39 and 4.43 seconds and posted a 39-inch vertical jump before shutting things down. "The feeling at pro-day is a healthy Latimer could jump into the third round if his foot checks out," Pauline wrote. "Then again, there are a bunch of receivers with third-round grades due to the enormous depth at the position." Pauline adds that the Hoosier star visited with the Jets, Giants, Colts and 49ers on Wednesday.
Mar 26 - 8:40 PM

Indiana WR Cody Latimer recorded forty times of 4.39 and 4.43 seconds at the school's pro day.

Latimer only completed the bench press at the NFL Combine, posting 23 reps, and he offers a 6'2/215 lbs frame. Expect the buzz to build around Latimer as the draft creeps closer, since he fits the size and speed combo that the NFL obsesses over... and he is actually a good player.
Mar 26 - 3:17 PM


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