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NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff's best NFL fit is inside at G.

Mayock notes Scherff's size: 6'5/320 lbs with 33-inch arms. "He's tough, aggressive, and he finishes," Mayock states, praising Scherff's zone blocking abilities and his strength once getting his hands on the opponent. Mayock's comparisons for the Iowa senior include Zach martin and Joel Bitonio, two early round rookies who have made a tremendous impact on their respective teams. We would not be surprised to see Scherff stay on the outside in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 22 - 10:09 AM

Iowa redshirt senior DT Louis Trinca-Pasat has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder will join fellow-DT Carl Davis in the annual competition. Davis is considered to be one of the best line prospects in the country. While he's an active, motor-athlete, Trinca-Pasat isn't considered to be in Davis' league as a prospect, though over the summer CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that he liked LTP's quickness and range in comparison to Davis.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 17 - 8:57 PM

Iowa senior RB Mark Weisman rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in Saturday's 30-14 win over Illinois.

Weisman led the Hawkeyes' rushing attack on its way to a season-high 304 yards on the ground. The 6-foot, 240-pound back wasn't able to find the end zone, but averaged 5.8 YPC (as compared to his season average of 4.0 YPC). Iowa built on a 9-7 halftime lead largely because Weisman and company gassed the defense with repeated rushes. The senior isn't an explosive rusher, but could find himself with a camp invite for a team looking for a Mike Alstott clone.
Nov 16 - 2:17 PM

An NFC East director of scouting told NFL.com that he thought Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff had Top-15 potential.

The scout told NFL.com's draft team that "[Scherff] returned from an early-season injury and has been better than ever. A better prospect than (former Iowa first-round OTs) Bryan Bulaga and Riley Reiff." Both Bulaga and Reiff were picked 23rd overall in the first-round. Scherff suffered a knee injury on September 6th but has played spectacularly well given that he underwent surgery just two months ago. He's agile considering his 6-foot-5, 320-pound frame, and according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang, has a "lethal combination of balance, patience and upper-body strength."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 12 - 8:46 PM

Iowa redshirt senior DT Carl Davis has accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Davis has a good reputation among scouts, who are intrigued by the 6-foot-5, 313-pound senior. Recently, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline said that Davis was "tearing up draft boards." At times, Davis has a tendency to disappear against less-talented competition, though, such as against Pittsburgh earlier this year. Davis will have a chance at the Senior Bowl to show that he's ready to be the Top-45 pick that scouts are projecting him to be.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 10 - 4:14 PM

Iowa senior running back Mark Weisman rushed 14 times for 21 yards in Saturday's 51-14 loss to Minnesota.

After taking the Floyd Rosedale trophy for two years running in the rivalry, the Hawkeyes gave it back in a big way on Saturday. Minnesota bottled up Mark Weisman and held Iowa to a season-low 84 yards rushing. Things started up well, as the senior scored on a short run in the first. The entire running game died after that touchdown. Weisman's only averaging 3.7 YPC this season, and he probably won't be drafted, but he's a big-bodied runner at 6-foot, 240 pounds, and could conceivably hook on in training camp next summer as a short-yardage back.
Nov 9 - 6:56 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline said that Iowa redshirt senior DT Carl Davis was "tearing up draft boards."

Pauline himself was down on Davis as a draft prospect earlier this season, at least in terms of reputation vs reality. However, he wrote that, "I’m told scouts are not disappointed in Davis at all, in fact the defensive line prospect is soaring up draft boards." In the preseason, Davis was seen as an elite DT prospect by draft analysts like Mel Kiper and Dane Brugler. At this point, despite occasionally subpar production, the senior is being viewed by "various sources" as a potential Top-45 pick according to Pauline.
Nov 3 - 8:33 PM

Iowa senior running back Mark Weisman rushed 20 times for 94 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 48-7 win over Northwestern.

Weisman would have had even more carries to pad those yardage stats, a season-high anyway, against the Wildcats' porous run defense were it not for the fact that this game got out of hand early (Iowa led 24-0 less than 12 minutes in). He's already scored 13 touchdowns this year. Weisman isn't likely to be drafted, but he'll get a long look in a training camp next summer as a short-yardage back in the poor-man's-Mike Alsott mode.
Nov 2 - 1:40 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. thinks that Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff is the best run-blocker in the country.

Kiper has him listed at #6 on his latest Big Board writing, "I've said before he can be better in pass protection, but he is pretty good. He is the best run-blocker in the class along with La'el Collins." Kiper is particularly keen on Scherff's powerful base and quick feet, describing him as "nimble." Scherff is 6-foot-5 and weighs 320 pounds. He's had a lot of experience blocking in the running game for Iowa, as they don't do much else well. Despite the lack of experience in a passing offense, Kiper feels that Scherff has all the tools to transition to the NFL. He's projected as a Top-10 pick.
Oct 29 - 7:42 PM

Iowa redshirt freshman WR Derrick Willies has left school to be closer to his ailing father.

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed the news. Presumably, Willies will be welcomed back to the team if he chooses to return, though he has far more pressing concerns at the moment. In four games, Willies had 71 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Oct 28 - 11:01 PM

Iowa sophomore RB LeShun Daniels Jr. has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to an undisclosed injury.

The Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God curse has struck again. Daniels has some talent, but he'll have to wait his turn behind Mark Weisman and Jordan Canzeri. The sophomore finishes the year with 14 rushing attempts for 42 yards and one touchdown.
Oct 28 - 9:39 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Iowa junior DL Drew Ott is having a better season than more-lauded teammate Carl Davis.

"Fundamentally sound, the junior plays with great intensity and forces the action in every direction," Pauline wrote. "During the loss to Maryland he posted 3 tackles with 2 for loss, while registering 2.5 sacks and intercepting 1 pass. By comparison Davis finished the game with 2 tackles. Ott leads the Hawkeyes in sacks (7) and tackles for loss (9.5) this season and is building a buzz for himself in scouting circles." Ott recorded 50 tackles, including 22 solo stops and 28 assists, last season. He was also an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Oct 20 - 6:12 PM

Iowa senior running back Mark Weisman rushed 25 times for 89 yards in Saturday's 45-29 win over Indiana on Saturday.

Weisman also scored two touchdowns in the victory. The Hawkeyes' 6-foot, 240-pound battering ram hasn't cracked even 90 yards this season, but he's already scored eight rushing touchdowns across six games. Weisman is versatile enough to have NFL chops, but he isn't quick or fast enough to project easily as an NFL back. He could slot in as a sort of poor man's Mike Alsott. Weisman has caught only seven passes over the last two years, which limits his projection.
Oct 11 - 7:47 PM

An NFL scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler that his team is evaluating Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff as a guard only.

The scout said his team made this decision not because it's necessarily content at offensive tackle, but because "he's best" at guard. Scherff ranks No. 2 on NFLDraftScout.com's list of senior OTs behind Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scherff compares favorably to last year's No. 2 offensive tackle, Jake Matthews, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
Sep 29 - 6:26 PM

Iowa redshirt senior WR Kevonte Martin-Manley hauled in his first touchdown of the season in Iowa's win over Purdue on Saturday.

Martin-Manley caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the third quarter. Martin-Manley was initially called out of bounds on his score before officials reversed the ruling and gave Martin-Manley his first touchdown of the season to bring the score to 17-10 Hawkeyes. Iowa didn't look back after Martin-Manley's score. This season, Martin-Manley has caught 26 balls for 232 yards and one touchdown playing in what's been a quiet Iowa offense. Martin-Manley might not offer much sizzle, but could end up being a versatile wide receiver in the NFL, one who could additionally be a factor on special teams.
Sep 28 - 2:56 PM


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