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ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes that Kansas senior CB JaCorey Shepherd "will bring some value in mid-late day 3 range."

"Shepherd has some tightness with movement. But he has strong eyes, awareness and competes. Will bring some value in mid-late day 3 range," Weidl tweeted. The Kansas prospect has 32 passes defensed and 5 interceptions over last two years for the Jayhawks' defense. Weidl noted in another tweet, that Shepherd is one of the better CBs that he has studied "at locating and playing the ball in this years' crop."
Feb 16 - 4:07 PM

Former Notre Dame and Kansas head coach Charlie Weis seems resigned to the fact that his coaching career is over.

"I think it’s highly doubtful that I will ever coach again," the 58 year old said. Apparently Weis was considered for multiple NFL opportunities, but the "fit" was not right. Weis is a great study in how quickly a coach can move up in the ranks rapidly, and then tumble down with equal momentum.
Source: ND Insider
Feb 13 - 10:11 AM

Kansas junior WR Nigel King had five receptions for 38 yards in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted from the practice field during the week that King had "impressed with his size/athleticism combination." King ranked third on Maryland in 2013 with 33 catches, fifth with 450 receiving yards, and No. 1 with four receiving touchdowns. He transferred to Lawrence prior to this past season and produced 30 catches for 537 yards and one touchdown in 2014. "[King] had some tightness, which caused rigid movements in his routes, but he showed enough vertical speed to win over the top," Brugler wrote.
Feb 1 - 5:05 PM

Kansas redshirt senior FB Jimmay Mundine "displayed his receiving skills during drills on Tuesday [at The College Gridiron Showcase practices] with the body control and hand-eye coordination to secure catches away from his body," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He played a hybrid tight end role for the Jayhawks and projects best as an undersized 'move' tight end or H-back at the next level," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Mundine was Kansas' leading receiver this past season with 45 grabs for 584 yards and three scores. He had 137 receiving yards in Kansas' near-upset of TCU (34-30) on November 15.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 12:01 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Kansas junior WR Nigel King "impressed with his size/athleticism combination" at The College Gridiron Showcase.

"A junior who decided to leave school early, Kansas WR Nigel King (6-2, 216) also impressed with his size/athleticism combination, towering over defensive backs and plucking the ball well. He had some tightness, which caused rigid movements in his routes, but he showed enough vertical speed to win over the top," Brugler wrote. The Jayhawks prospect transferred to Kansas prior to this season and produced 30 catches for 537 yards and one touchdown in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 2:06 PM

Kansas senior ILB Ben Heeney "is a 'right time, right place' type of linebacker and that's not by accident as he anticipates well with a quick first step to put himself in position to make plays," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Those instincts have served him well during West practices, along with his toughness at the point of attack to take on blocks, never slowing his momentum until the whistle blows," Brugler wrote. "The measureables and athleticism aren't special, but Heeney is in the mold of a throwback tough guy at the position who will make it tough on NFL coaches to cut him." Playing for the hapless Jayhawks, Heeney was ultra-productive outside of the spotlight. The 6-foot-1, 228-pounder, who accrued 127 total tackles and 17 TFL in 2014, is looking like a mid-round pick. His stock, however, appears to be on the upswing after a great week of Shrine Game practices.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 15 - 5:08 PM

NFL.com's Lance Zeirlein reported from the Shrine Game that Kansas senior LB Ben Heeney is "generating draft buzz, more than I had anticipated."

"Heeney checked in at 6-foot-1 and 228 pounds, which is undersized by NFL standards," Zeirlein wrote. "But conversations with multiple personnel men yielded the same result: Heeney can play in the league. NFL teams love production, and when it comes to production as a tackler, Heeney was near the top with 127 total tackles, 17 of them for loss. Heeney plays the game downhill and he continued to do that in practice on Tuesday by consistently beating offensive linemen to the spot and disrupting the running game." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline speculated previously that Heeney will probably make the NFL as a back-up linebacker and special teams player. According to the analyst, Heeney entered this season with a mid-round grade from scouts and is a "good football player who lacks top measurables."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 1:37 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes Kansas senior LB Ben Heeney is a "classic overachiever."

"Heeney leaves it all on the field with his throwback style, thriving on his instincts to be a hunter," Brugler wrote. "His stiffness and lack of range limit his NFL upside, but there's a lot to like about his play speed and read/react skills." Scouts will get a closer look at Heeney in the East-West Shrine Game later this month. If he latches on with an NFL team, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline speculated that it will probably be as a back-up linebacker and special teams player. According to the analyst, Heeney entered this season with a mid-round grade from scouts and is a "good football player who lacks top measurables."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 9 - 4:10 PM

Kansas junior WR Nigel King will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, according to the Lawrence Journal World.

King transferred to Kansas prior to this season and produced 30 catches for 537 yards and one touchdown in 2014. We honestly know nothing about his game, so check back throughout the scouting process once his tape has been reviewed.
Source: LJWorld
Jan 3 - 12:54 PM

Kansas senior CB JaCorey Shepherd accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Many feel Shepherd was snubbed from the All-Big 12 First Team. He's coming off a huge season in which he led the Big 12 with 18 passes defensed. A decent showing in the postseason for scouts should get Shepherd's name called on Day 3. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior runs a 4.55 forty.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Kansas senior LB Ben Heeney accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Playing for the hapless Jayhawks, Heeney has remained anonymous to most fans. He should not be discounted as an NFL prospect, however. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline recently wrote that Heeney has continued to play "productive football." If he latches on with an NFL team, Pauline speculated that it will probably be as a back-up linebacker and special teams player. According to the analyst, Heeney entered this season with a mid-round grade from scouts and is a "good football player who lacks top measurables."
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Kansas will hire Texas A&M WR coach David Beaty as the school's next head coach, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Beaty already has ties to the Kansas program, as he coached wide receivers there from 2008-2009 and was the co-offensive coordinator there in 2011. Along with being A&M's receivers coach, Beaty has held the title of recruiting coordinator for two years. Feldman points to those Texas recruiting ties along with Beaty being a former high school head coach.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Kansas reshirt senior WR Justin McCay had one catch for 15 yards in Saturday's loss to TCU.

Not much to see here, obviously. McCay is a former five-star recruit who had some promise coming into the season, but he's only caught 16 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that McCay had the frame (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) and athleticism to possibly emerge as an impact receiver. He simply hasn't done much with any of that this year.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:42:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline observed that despite Kansas' continued mediocrity, Kansas senior LB Ben Heeney has continued to play "productive football."

Heeney has 101 tackles to lead the team through nine games. 10 of those have gone for loss. The senior also led the team in tackles in 2014. "Entering the season with a middle round grade from scouts, he’s a good football player who lacks top measurables," noted Pauline. If he latches on with an NFL team, Pauline speculated that it will probably be as a back-up linebacker and special teams player.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Kansas athletics director Sheahon Zenger confirmed that the school has fired head coach Charlie Weis.

"I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season," Zenger said. "But I believe we have talented coaches and players in this program, and I think this decision gives our players the best chance to begin making progress right away." The Weis era was as a nightmare for the Jayhawks. During his 6-22 run, the team curiously became worse and worse at passing the ball, one area of coaching expertise Zenger believed he was bringing to Lawrence when he hired the former Patriots' and Chiefs' offensive coordinator. Zenger announced KU defensive coordinator Clint Bowen as interim head coach.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:10:00 PM


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