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Louisville S Josh Harvey-Clemons has been put through private workouts by the New York Giants, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Harvey-Clemons registered 60 tackles (3.0 for loss) and a sack this past season, earning himself a second-team All-ACC designation at the close of the campaign. Despite strong on-field work throughout his collegiate career, the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder comes with his fair share of baggage, most notably in the form of a pair of failed drug tests for marijuana which got him booted from Georgia. Despite these concerns, he isn't likely to slide through the draft untouched. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline projects him as a potential Round 4 selection.
Apr 18 - 11:00 PM

Louisville senior QB Kyle Bolin will transfer as a graduate.

Bolin, eligible immediately to play at another FBS program, already has several suitors. Northern Illinois has already offered a scholarship to the former four-star recruit, and Bolin himself confirmed that he's spoken to Texas, Cincinnati and Western Michigan. Bolin started five games in 2015 but was replaced for good by Lamar Jackson in the regular-season finale that year.
Apr 18 - 3:58 PM

Louisville redshirt freshman RB Dae Williams suffered a torn ACL in practice last week.

While Louisville has been mum on the injury, Williams' parents confirmed a torn ACL to the Louisville Courier-Journal. They said that the tentative plan is for the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder to undergo surgery next week. Probably needless to say, this injury could keep him out for most of -- if not all of -- the 2017 season. The blow is made all the crueler by the fact that Williams was putting in a strong spring and beginning to see reps with the first-team offense. Running back is a major question mark for the Cardinals heading into next season. Fellow backs Malik Williams and Jeremy Smith are dealing with spring injuries of their own and 2016's leading rusher, Brandon Radcliffe, has ridden off into the sunset.
Apr 13 - 4:24 PM

South Carolina junior DE Boosie Whitlow transferred to Louisville.

Whitlow initially joined South Carolina as a three-star recruit in the 2015 cycle. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder registered 14 tackles (5.0 for loss) and a sack as a true freshman. He did not see the field this past season. Whitlow will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations and will have two years of eligibility remaining come 2018.
Apr 11 - 5:50 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Louisville TE Cole Hikutini to free agent TE Tim Wright.

"When Wright is on the field he’s a legitimate receiving option on passing plays, but rarely is he the focal point. Hikutini is going to enter the league in a similar spot," believes the PFF analysis team. They refer to the 6-foot-4, 247-pounder as "a fine receiving option" but note that he offers little in the way of run blocking, which could prove to be a stumbling block to NFL success unless he is able to shore up those deficiencies. This past season, Hikutini caught 50 passes for 668 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to earning second-team All-ACC honors.
Apr 6 - 5:49 PM

An AFC area scout said that Louisville junior QB Lamar Jackson's inconsistency as a passer hurt WR Jamari Staples during the 2016 season.

Staples finished out the campaign the owner of a 35-593-2 receiving line, but the scout in question believes that plenty was left on the field -- courtesy of Heisman winner Jackson. Said the evaluator, "That staff is really high on him. They love his leadership and talent. When you watch the tape, you see how many yards were left on the field for him due to bad throws or missed reads by Lamar Jackson." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein comps the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder to Steelers WR Justin Hunter and notes that Staples "will likely draw the attention of a team looking for a big-play lottery ticket they can try and develop as a third-day pick." The analyst would like to see improved tightness in the wideout's route-running.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 30 - 2:20 PM

An AFC North likes Louisville S Josh Harvey-Clemons' toughness, but is concerned about the prospect's failed drug tests.

Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from Georgia following two failed marijuana tests. "I love the athlete and the toughness, but he's a multiple-time (drug) tester on the college level," the scout said. "Those guys have a high rate of testing positive again. I need to do more background work on him but I really worry about suspensions for him." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares the 6-foot-4, 212-pound Harvey-Clemons to Kam Chancellor. "Has elite size, length and athletic traits, and is a rangy tackler with the ability to cover and blitz," Zierlein wrote. "He could be considered by teams as a box safety or hybrid linebacker."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 4:45 PM

Louisville junior WR Jaylen Smith (foot) has been ruled out for the spring.

In addition, head coach Bobby Petrino also announced on Monday that fellow WR Jonathan Greenard will miss spring practices with an injury. Following the season, Smith underwent surgery for a stress fracture in his foot. As a sophomore, Smith snagged 27 passes for 599 yards and six touchdowns. With James Quick and Jamari Staples having graduated, Smith could be in line for a breakout season working with 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.
Mar 20 - 3:27 PM

An NFC East scout suggested that Louisville edge rusher Devonte Fields "just might not love the game."

"Gary Patterson isn't afraid to coach some guys with edge, but he got rid of Fields," the scout said. "I see potential, but potential means you just haven't done it yet. I don't think he has the desire to hold up to what the NFL will ask of him." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Fields to fellow undersized end Dadi Nicolas. "Fields flashes impressive athletic gifts and opens a window into his potential, but takes too many plays off and is lacking the play demeanor NFL teams desire," Zierlein wrote. "Fields' off-field character will be vetted, but it is his football character that has scouts concerned about whether he can play to his potential." It's worth noting that Fields' production dropped in 2016 (nine TFL and six sacks).
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 2:20 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler writes that "[w]ith his strong hands and ball-tracking skills, [Louisville DT DeAngelo] Brown has the upper body power to split doubles and collects himself well in space to make stops."

Brugler was surprised to see that Brown had received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, but he should perform well in at least one aspect of the annual scouting event: Over the summer, FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman wrote that the 6-foot-1, 310-pounder was "arguably the strongest man in college football." This past season, he recorded 40 tackles (13.0 for loss), three sacks and a forced fumble over the course of 11 games played.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 18 - 2:32 PM

Louisville edge rusher Devonte Fields will work with the LB position at the NFL Combine.

Fields' path throughout his collegiate career is a windy one. He typically played defensive end, but was asked to drop in some situations. We would not call it a strength, so any four front or five front scheme he plays in should feature him as a pass rusher.
Source: NFL Combine
Feb 17 - 11:09 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Louisville edge rusher Devonte Fields has "shoulder issues that many believe to be labrum-related."

"I was not informed if he’ll need surgery but this also bears watching to see if any red-flags pop up during the combine," Pauline added. Fields has a history of shoulder woes. He underwent shoulder surgery about 13 months ago after saying he played with a torn labrum for most of the 2015 season.
Feb 16 - 1:56 PM

Louisville signed four-star 2017 RB Colin Wilson.

Wilson first committed to Louisville in mid-October. He stuck by his word through National Signing Day. Rivals ranks the 6-foot, 210-pounder as the No. 154 overall player in the 2017 class and the No. 9 prospect at his position. ESPN notes that the native of Green Cove Springs in Florida "projects to be a bell cow type running back at the next level with a nice blend of size, speed and power."
Feb 7 - 6:42 PM

Louisville suspended senior CB Alphonso Carter indefinitely.

HC Bobby Petrino learned on Monday that Carter was cited for a gun-related felony during a December traffic stop. "We had no previous knowledge of these charges until earlier today, and upon learning of these charges, Alphonso Carter has been suspended indefinitely from all football activities," Petrino said in a statement. Carter will appear in court later this month.
Feb 6 - 6:24 PM

Text and phone call records obtained by CBS Sports indicate that Louisville OC Lonnie Galloway initiated contact with former Wake Forest announcer Tommy Elrod three days prior to the Cardinals' November 12 showdown with the Demon Deacons.

Louisville suspended Galloway for the Citrus Bowl due to his clandestine work with Elrod. More information out, now. Per CBS Sports, Galloway initiated a 25-minute phone call with Elrod three days prior to Louisville's game against Wake Forest this past season. Two days after that call -- and the night before the ESPN-aired contest -- Elrod and Galloway exchanged black ops texts. Elrod at 8:37: "On way now." Galloway at 8:48: "OK, sitting by fire pit." Elrod at 8:59: "Outside?" We wouldn't expect any further punishment of Galloway, but it's nice to see the inner workings of this scrapped Bridge of Spies subplot.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 3 - 7:20 PM


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