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NFL Media's Lance Zierlein spoke with an AFC scout who questions the value of Iowa RB Akrum Wadley to an NFL team.

"He's pretty dangerous as a pass catcher but I don't know if you can trust him to protect your quarterback," the scout noted, outlining the difficulties Wadley might have in succeeding in passing situations. It seems simple, but Wadley weighing in at 188 pounds really does reduce him to a rotational role as few backs take on a lead position at that weight. That likely places Wadley on the third day as a role player, but he has the skills to succeed in limited snaps.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 14 - 9:11 AM

Iowa redshirt senior S Brandon Snyder pleaded guilty for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in December.

Snyder was arrested and subsequently suspended indefinitely following his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving on Dec. 10. As part of his guilty plea, he will be allowed to participate in the Kirkwood Community College OWI Weekend Program rather than spend two days in jail. A fine of $1,250 could also be coming down the pike. Snyder remains part of the Hawkeyes team and now that his legal issue is behind him, could potentially be reinstated from his current suspension in the near future. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder is currently on the mend from an ACL injury sustained versus Illinois in October, actually a re-injury of a torn ACL suffered in spring practice. He's expected to be close to full health by June.
Feb 13 - 12:16 PM

One NFC director of college scouting believes Iowa C James Daniels would immediately enter the NFL as a starter, and possibly the best in his division.

With that said, the high ranking evaluator does have generic concerns with Daniels strength, as it has been his experience that Hawkeyes enter the NFL a bit lighter with less power than their counterparts. Daniels flew under the radar as an early entry, but he has a real shot of being a top two prospect selected at his position.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 7 - 11:46 AM

Iowa received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 LB Jayden McDonald.

McDonald (6'1/210) hails from Suwanee, Georgia, and took official visits to Ole Miss, Kansas State and Purdue in addition to Iowa. He specifically cited the influence of Iowa LB coach Seth Wallace as a reason he's opting to take his talents to Iowa City, noting that Wallace is keen on his speed. Rivals ranks him as the No. 60 prospect coming out of the state of Georgia as part of the 2018 class.
Source: Rivals
Feb 6 - 1:52 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller projects the Seahawks to take Iowa CB Josh Jackson in his post Super Bowl Mock Draft.

Cornerback may not seem like an immediate need for the Seahawks, but with Richard Sherman coming off a season-ending injury and the struggles of Jeremy Lane, it certainly could be a need. It'd also be tough to pass on a corner as talented as Jackson, viewed by many as the top corner in the class. "Jackson (6'1") has the height and length the Seahawks crave at cornerback and also has shown the ball skills and playmaking to warrant an early selection with his eight interceptions in 2017," Miller writes. We're certainly intrigued, and have our popcorn ready.
Feb 5 - 12:24 PM

Iowa redshirt junior QB Ryan Boyle will transfer as a graduate.

Boyle had himself a little bit of a winding road with the Hawkeyes despite the fact that the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder only appeared in one game during his stay in Iowa City. He initially joined the program as a three-star quarterback in the 2015 class, then shifted to receiver in the spring of 2016, then back to quarterback once more prior to the 2017 season. He joins Tyler Wiegers -- who transferred to Eastern Michigan earlier this winter -- as the second quarterback this offseason to exit stage left from the program. Nathan Stanley has the starting job on lockdown, but the Hawkeyes will have to sort out their backup situation with these two recent leavings.
Source: The Gazette
Feb 3 - 12:47 PM

Pro Football Focus rated Iowa T Sean Welsh as the highest rated offensive lineman at the Senior Bowl.

Walsh's score of 84.8 was the highest of any lineman, and one of the highest of any player overall. This was not a name that was talked about much by analysts during practices, but he was effective in pass protection and as a run blocker, much like he was as a member of Iowa as a starter from 2015-2017. We'll see what his strong game does for his draft stock going forward.
Jan 28 - 3:47 PM

Iowa RB Akrum Wadley carried the ball eight times for 38 yards for the North in a 45-16 loss to the South in the Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday.

Disappointingly, Wadley wasn't a factor in the pass game; a facet that so many analysts pointed out that was a strength during Senior Bowl practices. Still, the 5-foot-10, 186-pound tailback ran the ball hard, and his 15-yarder showed off his vision and ability hit to make tacklers miss. It's a loaded draft class of tailbacks, but someone is going to fall in love with Wadley's style and swoop him up at some point on Day 3.
Jan 27 - 6:40 PM

ESPN's Matt Bowen believes that Iowa RB Akrum Wadley could see immediate time in an NFL offense.

Wadley doesn't have prototypical size (5'10/188) as Bowen notes, but he does have the speed and ability to catch the ball to play an immediate role in the NFL. "Wadley consistently shook linebackers in coverage down in Mobile," Bowen writes. "That's the quick feet and the short-area speed to run the option route, angle route, burst to the flat or separate on the inside seam." Bowen also showed the ability to create in the screen game, which makes him a perfect candidate to be a third-down back immediately.
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 9:03 PM

Iowa hired Samford RB coach Derrick Foster to serve in an unspecified capacity on the offensive side of the ball.

Foster has been working with Samford running backs for the past two seasons. Previous to that gig, he served as running backs and later wide receivers coach for Northwestern State from 2013-15. He also earlier served as recruiting coordinator at Tennessee, always a plus for relatively minor staff hires.
Source: Land of 10
Jan 23 - 12:22 PM

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."
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