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Louisville senior OG John Miller made his debut on Mel Kiper's positional rankings, checking in as the No. 8 guard.

Miller accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game last month and will have ample opportunity to prove his worth to scouts after the season. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens labeled Miller as a mid-round prospect over the summer and said Miller could become "a terrific pro" due to his durability and consistency. "While he may lack elite athleticism, Miller demonstrates intelligence, sound technique and toughness in the trenches with enough quickness in a short area to be a reliable pass-protector when asked to slide and mirror interior rushers, and his initial burst off the snap enables him to get to the 2nd level and target efficiently," Stephens wrote.
Dec 17 - 10:14 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore S Gerod Holliman will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Matt Miller.

Holliman recorded 14 interceptions this season and still has the bowl game remaining. Some have even compared Holliman to a young Ed Reed. We think that is a bit ridiculous. Holliman has played in single high sets as well as playing man coverage closer to the line of scrimmage. However, he really struggles when tackling in alleys and out in space, tending to hit with only one shoulder and lacking aggression to finish plays. One anonymous scout went as far to call Holliman "horrible" in a recent conversation with Bob McGinn. The Cardinals safety is listed at 6'2, but remember Calvin Pryor measured in three inches shorter for scouts than his listed height.
Dec 15 - 9:12 AM

Louisville redshirt sophomore S Gerod Holliman is "much better picking off passes than he is ball-carriers" wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The analyst did some film study over the weekend, and he didn't like what he saw of Holliman. "Inconsistent angles to the ball and shoddy open-field tackling could result in a much lower grade for Holliman from NFL talent evaluators than Thorpe Award voters," he wrote. Holliman recently won the Thorpe Award over Alabama's Landon Collins and Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Scouts aren't terribly impressed. Holliman "is horrible," one anonymous scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 14 - 6:18 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore S Gerod Holliman "is horrible," according to one anonymous scout who spoke with Bob McGinn.

"He needs to go back to school," the scout said. "He can't make a tackle to save his life. He's got pretty good instincts but he's not that athletic." Holliman has made headlines after recording 14 interceptions this season while playing single high safety and corner. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has frequently pointed to Holliman's poor tackling, as he tends to lead with only one shoulder and lacks aggression to finish. We would not go as far to say he is "horrible," however.
Dec 9 - 10:11 AM

Louisville redshirt senior TE Gerald Christian accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The one-time Florida Gator has 30 receptions for 359 yards and four touchdowns this season. Christian has "good hands" and is a "surprisingly good blocker considering his size," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens. The 6-foot-3, 244-pound Christian has the ability to line up inline, as a slot receiver and in the backfield, as well. Stephens' colleague Dane Brugler believes Christian "has the athleticism to get open and create as a ballcarrier." Brugler called Christian an "underrated tight end prospect."
Dec 4 - 9:22 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Louisville redshirt sophomore S Gerod Holliman is expected to bolt for the draft after the season.

It's probably the right call, even if nobody is jumping up and down screaming "first-round pick" at the moment. The simple reason for that is Holliman leads the nation with 14 interceptions. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that "[Holliman] exhibits the hands and ball skills of a receiver, yet plays with the aggressiveness that also allows him to act as an enforcer between the hashes" and that he was reminded of Ed Reed during Reed's senior season at Miami. Brooks did caution that "there is a bit of a "one-year wonder" concern surrounding Holliman's game based on his lack of production as a freshman." In his freshman year, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound Holliman did not intercept a pass.
Dec 1 - 8:54 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore S Gerod Holliman intercepted his 14th pass of the year in Saturday's 44-40 win over Kentucky.

He returned the pick 65 yards. Holliman, of course, leads the nation in interceptions. NFL.com media analyst Bucky Brooks wrote earlier this month that Holliman could possibly "develop into a game-changing defender at the next level." Brooks noted that "[Holliman] exhibits the hands and ball skills of a receiver, yet plays with the aggressiveness that also allows him to act as an enforcer between the hashes" and that he was reminded of Ed Reed during Reed's senior season at Miami. Brooks did caution that "there is a bit of a "one-year wonder" concern surrounding Holliman's game based on his lack of production as a freshman." In his freshman year, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound Holliman did not intercept a pass.
Nov 30 - 8:31 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker caught six passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 44-40 win over Kentucky.

Parker was able to twist and turn his way into open field, creating separation with routes, body control, timing and just poor defense. Parker is extremely good at the catch point, so hopefully he meets a quarterback in the NFL willing to throw back shoulder timing routes. Parker did miss multiple weeks with a broken foot.
Nov 29 - 3:59 PM

Louisville freshman QB Reggie Bonnafon will not return to Saturday's game against Kentucky due to a leg injury.

Bonnafon left early in the game and only attempted four passes, one of which was intercepted. The injury looked fairly serious, and he was checked out on the trainer's table on the sideline. Kyle Bolin replaced Bonnafon.
Nov 29 - 1:34 PM

Louisville senior OG John Miller will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens labeled Miller as a mid-round prospect over the summer and said Miller could become "a terrific pro" due to his durability and consistency. "While he may lack elite athleticism, Miller demonstrates intelligence, sound technique and toughness in the trenches with enough quickness in a short area to be a reliable pass-protector when asked to slide and mirror interior rushers, and his initial burst off the snap enables him to get to the 2nd level and target efficiently," Stephens wrote. "From a technical standpoint, Miller exhibits good bend in his lower half and is rarely overwhelmed as he keeps his feet moving, resets without wasted motion, and establishes good extension to keep defenders out of his frame." Miller was a second-team All-AAC honoree last year.
Nov 26 - 7:21 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-28 win over Notre Dame.

Parker showed his athleticism on a 3rd-and-10 conversion where he caught the ball and broke through tackles and spun to the first down. Parker also hauled in a 21-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter to put the Cardinals in the lead for good. Outside of those two plays, the Notre Dame defense did a good job limiting his damage. This was Parker's fourth game back from a foot injury. He's already amassed 555 yards and two touchdowns. When healthy, he is one of the best in the nation.
Nov 22 - 7:32 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker was listed at No. 9 overall on Todd McShay's latest big board.

"He has an above-average size-speed combo with the ability to run under the deep ball and make defenders miss and pick up extra yards after the catch," McShay says. "He has good separation skills and can pluck the ball out of the air and make over-the-shoulder catches." Parker recently returned from a broken foot and has picked up right where he left off. The Cardinals face Notre Dame on Saturday. For McShay Parker checks in after Amari Cooper (No. 5), but before Kevin White (No. 14), Devin Funchess (No. 19), Jaelen Strong (No. 26) and Ty Montgomery (No. 29).
Source: ESPN
Nov 20 - 11:10 AM

Louisville senior edge rusher Lorenzo Mauldin has accepted his invite to the Senior Bowl.

No surprise here. Mauldin had posted his invite to Instagram, as that's what the cool kids do these days. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder has been dealing with a nagging hamstring issue this month, but when healthy he's a team leader. Solid performances in the Senior Bowl and combine might have the senior pushing up draft boards. He's already seen as a potential first-round pick and teams love his leadership qualities and ability to move blockers.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 17 - 7:54 PM

Louisville senior T Jamon Brown will participate in the East-West Shrine game.

Brown stands at a massive 6'6/326 pounds and has started at left tackle over the last two seasons after earning the starting right tackle gig as a sophomore in 2012. Tony Pauline has questioned Brown's conditioning in the past and believes his best fit is on the inside in the NFL.
Source: Shrine Game
Nov 15 - 11:34 AM

Louisville senior RB Dominique Brown has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game.

Brown has not played in the last three games and has lost a number of carries to Michael Dyer. However, before then he rushed for 374 yards and four touchdowns on 95 carries, a major drop in production compared to 2013.
Source: Shrine Game
Nov 15 - 9:54 AM


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