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Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in the school's 42-31 loss to FSU.

Dyer posted a ton of production early in this game, displaying the similar ability to when he played for Auburn. The running back's college career has been a winding road, starting for Auburn as a freshman then transferring to Arkansas State, then finding himself out of FBS football before transferring to Louisville. Head coach Charlie Strong is no longer with the school, but Dyer is still emerging as Louisville's top rushing threat.
Oct 31 - 9:26 AM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker had eight receptions for 214 yards in Thursday's 42-31 loss to Florida State.

Excuse NFL scouts for salivating. Against a talented secondary featuring potential first-round CB P.J. Williams, Parker thrived, averaging 26.8 yards per catch (including a 71-yard reception). He missed the first seven games of the season with a broken foot, but has made up for lost time immediately, hauling in 17 receptions for 346 yards (he had 55 receptions for 885 yards and a UL-record-tying 12 touchdowns last year). Boasting a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker is a future first-rounder. Rotoworld ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Oct 30 - 11:43 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Louisville redshirt senior TE Gerald Christian "has the athleticism to get open and create as a ballcarrier."

"An underrated tight end prospect, Christian isn't one of the main weapons in the Bobby Petrino's offense at Louisville, but when he has the athleticism to get open and create as a ballcarrier," Brugler wrote. The former Florida transfer has 22 receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns this season. The 6-foot-3, 244-pound Christian has the ability to line up inline, as a slot receiver and in the backfield, as well. Brugler adds that Christian "has an athletic body type with a smooth release off the line of scrimmage, the route speed to challenge linebackers in coverage and the toughness to keep his feet after contact."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 4:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker, "is one of the most impressive wideouts in the country" at "near full health."

"Near full health, he is one of the most impressive wideouts in the country with his tall frame, speed to stretch the field and wingspan, giving him a large catching radius. Parker vs. Seminoles junior CB P.J. Williams is a must-see match-up," Brugler writes. Unfortunately for Parker, he broke a bone in his left foot back in August and missed the first seven weeks of the season. In his first game back against North Carolina, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound Parker hauled in nine passes for 132 yards. Last season, Parker recorded 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 TDs. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 3:04 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Louisville senior edge rusher Lorenzo Mauldin "and his first round potential will be tested against talented, but streaky Florida State RS senior LT Cameron Erving."

"He is a feisty player, making him tough to block, but he still needs to develop his core strength and shed technique. Mauldin and his first round potential will be tested against talented, but streaky Florida State RS senior LT Cameron Erving," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-4, 243-pound Mauldin "is quick-footed with easy change of direction skills to be fluid and display clean movement skills on his feet," according to Brugler. The Louisville prospect could be a top three-round selection next spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 2:19 PM

One NFL scout told NFL media "the more I study (Louisville senior edge rusher) Lorenzo Mauldin, the more I like him."

"He isn't a rare athlete but he's got some explosiveness and he has that knack as a pass rusher," the scout said. Mauldin and Marcus Smith, a first-round pick last May, combined for plenty of production last season. Smith lacked lateral agility and quickness, and we aren't sure if Mauldin is better int those areas, but he should be a top three-round selection.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 30 - 10:18 AM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker will be the focus for Florida State's defense, writes ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.

Beyond the fact that this is a chance for Parker and the Cardinals to challenge a national title contender, the game could be a showcase for one of the best receivers in the nation. Parker missed the first seven games of the season after breaking a bone in his foot, but he looked like he hadn't missed a beat in his return last week. He caught nine passes for 132 yards against North Carolina. Kiper hasn't been light on the hyperbole regarding Parker, as he compared him to A.J. Green in terms of body stature on his latest Big Board. "Has great length, long arms, good hops and a strong, chiseled, lean frame that will remind some of A.J. Green," Kiper wrote. "It all adds up to a guy with a huge catch radius. He will make plays down the field, and he's good with the ball in his hands." Last season, Parker recorded 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 TDs. Assuming he stays healthy, he'll be on the draft radar for the first round.
Oct 29 - 7:25 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker's "frame is pretty close to that of A.J. Green," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"The length is supplemented by his really long arms, and when you add in his good leaping ability you have a player with a tremendous catch radius," Kiper wrote. Parker, who missed the Cardinals' first seven games after breaking a bone in his left foot in late-August, returned to field in style on Saturday, hauling in nine passes for 132 yards in against North Carolina State. "Parker has good bloodlines -- his dad was a RB at Louisville -- and is an extremely hard worker going back to high school, where coaches raved about how he prepared like a pro," Kiper wrote. "He'll be one next year, and there's a good chance it comes by way of Round 1."
Oct 21 - 6:56 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that Louisville senior edge rusher Lorenzo Mauldin "has done nothing to disappoint during the first half of the year."

"Mauldin was highly regarded by scouts entering the season and has done nothing to disappoint during the first half of the year. The athletic front seven prospect has forced the action as a pass rusher, runs down ball carriers in pursuit and also lends a hand on coverage units," Pauline wrote. In the Cardinals victory over North Carolina State, the 6-foot-4, 243-pound Mauldin recorded 5 tackles with 1 for loss, 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry. Pauline adds that, Mauldin is a prospect "with the ability to make a late dash up draft boards assuming good pre-draft performances at the Senior Bowl and combine."
Oct 20 - 4:42 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer went off for 173 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's triumph over North Carolina State.

To put this performance in perspective, Dyer entered the day with 65 rushing yards and zero touchdowns on 26 carries. All season. Of course, Dyer's health has been an issue throughout, costing him a few games at the start of the season. "He was powerful, decisive and elusive, all the things he usually is when he's fully healthy," the Louisville Courier-Journal wrote of the performance. The talent has always been apparent: Dyer rushed for 1,242-yards as a sophomore at Auburn in 2011.
Oct 18 - 7:31 PM

In his return to the field, Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker (toe) hauled in nine passes for 132 yards in Saturday's win against North Carolina State.

Parker missed the Cardinals' first seven games after breaking a bone in his left foot in late-August. Though he didn't reach the end zone, Louisville QB Will Gardner followed in Teddy Bridgewater's footsteps by targeting Parker early and often. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker (55 receptions for 885 yards and a UL-record-tying 12 touchdowns last year) is one of the nation's best WR prospects. With a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, Parker is a likely future first-rounder. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Oct 18 - 7:16 PM

Louisville redshirt sophomore Will Gardner has regained his starting QB spot.

Reggie Bonnafon started the last two contests, but Gardner gets the nod against NC State. DeVante Parker, one of the top receivers in all of college football, is inching his way back to returning, and his ability to win at the catch point will only help Gardner.
Oct 15 - 10:59 AM

Louisville sophomore WR James Quick had six catches for 101 yards in Saturday's win against Clemson.

He now has 29 receptions for 449 yards (15.5 YPC) and three touchdowns through seven games. Quick appeared in nine games in his true freshman season last year. He isn't yet draft eligible, but has NFL potential. Quick, a former Kentucky Mr. Football and five-star recruit, was rated as the No. 3 wide receiver by Scout.com when he came out of high school.
Oct 12 - 3:50 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker is not in pads during pregame warmups.

In other words, Parker is in street clothes and almost certainly not playing. The receiver was evaluated on Thursday and Friday in the hopes of making his debut, but Parker will have to wait a little longer to show that his broken left foot is healed.
Oct 11 - 2:52 PM

Louisville freshman WR Cameron Polk has been dismissed after he was cited for drug charges.

The receiver, who joined the team in January, was cited for possessing and trafficking marijuana, hydrocodone pills and codeine syrup, per the Louisville Courier-Journal. The team is expected to get top receiver DeVante Parker back this week.
Oct 11 - 11:30 AM


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