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Iowa TE coach LeVar Woods will also coach special teams in 2018.

Just a little shift on the staff for the Hawkeyes, here. Woods is being tasked with special teams coaching in order to allow LB coach Seth Woods -- who had been working special teams duties -- to focus exclusively on his position group.
Jan 10 - 2:56 PM

Iowa junior C James Daniels will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Daniels (6'4/295) enrolled at Iowa as a four-star recruit, a ranking which he's made good on. We view him as a rock-solid second-round selection, third round at the lates. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the third-best center prospect in the draft class. He brings to the table an ability to block both at the point of attack and down into the second level and also has a frame that could fit a bit more playing weight without cutting his athletic upside.
Jan 5 - 12:15 PM

Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson announced he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jackson led the FBS in interceptions with eight in 13 games, to go along with nearly 20 pass breakups. The Iowa corner has enviable size for the position and proved to be one of the top prospects, if not the No. 1 name, at his spot.
Jan 3 - 12:03 PM

Iowa junior C James Daniels is currently weighing his options on whether he'll enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Daniels (6'4/285) has really seen his stock rise during the 2017 campaign, and has entered first-round consideration; with some believing he's the top center prospect in the class. ESPN's Todd McShay ranks him 35th and second at the position, and the likelihood of going in those first 45 or so picks may be too tough for Daniels to pass on.
Source: Land Of 10
Jan 2 - 12:23 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson is "exploring his options" regarding a potential draft declaration.

Pauline is hearing from several sources that Jackson will declare for the draft, but as of yet, the standout corner has not made a decision. The 6-foot-2, 192-pounder posted 47 tackles, 18 pass breakups and seven interceptions during the regular season. Pauline notes that one factor playing into his decision is what happened with Desmond King over the past two seasons. Writes the analyst, "King left his junior season as a potential first-round prospect and entered his senior campaign graded as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation. His poor senior season resulted in King dropping to the fifth round."
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Iowa sophomore QB Nathan Stanley completed 8-of-15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 27-20 win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

On a frigid Wednesday in the Bronx, Stanley was not asked to do much as a passer. He found TE Noah Fant for an eight-yard touchdown early in the second quarter for his only scoring toss on the afternoon. In his first season starting, the 6-foot-5, 212-pound sophomore put up a fine statistical campaign despite the sometime-limitation of playing in a run-heavy offense, throwing for 2,432 yards with a 26/6 TD/INT ratio on the season. He also helped lead the Hawkeyes to victory against Ohio State at the beginning of November in what was one of the pivotal games in deciding this year's Playoff combatants.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 09:01:00 PM

Iowa senior RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries while racking up 171 yards on five punt returns in Wednesday's 27-20 win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

In a fun, cold bowl showdown in the Bronx, Wadley scored a five-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter to knot the score at 17-17. After the two teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter, Iowa would take the lead -- and hold it -- on a short touchdown plunge by Drake Kulick with just over three minutes remaining in the contest. For his part, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Wadley closes out his senior season having rushed for 1,117 yards and 10 touchdowns. Up next for the back, a trip to the Senior Bowl as he embarks on his draft journey. He is very much in play for a Day 2 (Rds. 2-3) selection, not only due to his rushing prowess, but also due to his upside as a receiver out of the backfield. Wadley has caught 62 passes over the past two seasons.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 08:46:00 PM

Iowa freshman WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette will miss Wednesday's Pinstripe Bowl showdown with Boston College due to a soft tissue injury.

Smith-Marsette (6'2/175) sustained the injury during bowl prep this month. The true frosh wideout finishes his first year of collegiate ball having caught 18 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed seven times for 42 yards.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Iowa senior S Miles Taylor (leg) has been ruled out for the Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College.

Taylor (6'0/195) recently underwent surgery on his leg. He'll travel with the team to offer support, but is still a ways away from a full recovery. In 10 games this season, the senior safety has registered 47 tackles and one pass defended. Look for Amani Hooker and Jake Gervase to start versus Boston College. Geno Stone could also see additional work in backing those two young gentlemen up.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Iowa redshirt freshman T Alaric Jackson has been suspended for the team's Pinstripe Bowl date with Boston College.

Jackson (6'7/285) will be allowed to travel with the team to the Bronx, but he'll sit out the contest due to a violation of team rules. Just what the redshirt freshman did to incur the wrath of Hawkeyes HC Kirk Ferentz is not currently known. Tristan Wirfs will fill in for him at left tackle against the Eagles, sliding over from right tackle, while second-string offensive lineman Levi Paulsen will bump up the depth chart to work the right side of the line in Wirfs' place.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Iowa redshirt junior S Brandon Snyder was suspended indefinitely.

Snyder was arrested on drunken driving charges earlier this month after getting pulled over near Kinnick Stadium in the wee hours of the morning. Iowa's 2016 starting free safety can't wait for 2017 to be over. He tore his left ACL in spring practices only to make a remarkable return on October 7 against Illinois. It was indeed too good to be true, as Snyder re-tore the ACL during that game. "Apologetic, remorseful," noted the Cedar Rapids Gazette's Marc Morehouse, who heard Snyder's public apology on Wednesday. "Will have some hoops to jump to regain status in spring."
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Iowa sophomore RB Taks Akinribade (undisclosed) underwent surgery.

We don't know the injury, nor how he sustained it. We do know that this won't alter Iowa's bowl preparations at all, because Akinribade hasn't played this season and wouldn't have seen the field against Boston College even if healthy. Instead, he'll redshirt after playing sparingly as a true freshman last season.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Iowa signed 2018 three-star DT Daviyon Nixon.

Nixon spent 2017 at Iowa Western Community College after not qualifying academically to play at Iowa over the summer. It appears he was able to get the academics figured out, and now the 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman will have a chance to join the Hawkeyes' defensive-line rotation.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Iowa signed uncommitted four-star 2018 S Dallas Craddieth.

Craddieth (6'1/180) did not initially plan on signing during the early period this week, but had a change of heart and inked up with the Hawkeyes on Wednesday. He was also considering Indiana and Illinois. He's an elite -- if raw -- athletic prospect with upside at both safety and wide receiver.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 02:19:00 PM

Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson has not yet determined whether he will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jackson (6'2/192) plans on making his decision following Iowa's Pinstripe Bowl date with Boston College on Dec. 27. Named the conference's Tatum Woodson Defensive Back of the Year following the close of the regular season, the redshirt junior has registered 47 tackles, 18 pass breakups and a stellar seven interceptions -- two of which he returned for touchdowns -- this year. Pro Football Focus views Jackson as a first-round talent should he declare. He has prototypical size at corner.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 03:21:00 PM


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