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Louisville announced defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will remain at the school.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day Wednesday that the Raiders offered Grantham a two-year deal to become Jack Del Rio's new DC. "My family loves it in Louisville, and I think we are establishing something special here with Bobby Petrino and our staff," said Grantham. Grantham is one year into a four-year pact that pays him nearly $1 million annually. The Cardinals ranked sixth nationally in total defense in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 8:40 PM

The Raiders offered Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham a two-year deal to become their DC, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Though obviously interested in the post -- Grantham did interview for it -- he's not a slam dunk to accept just yet. "Louisville sources have cautioned me for days that he might not take it," reported FootballScoop, a respected source of coaching news. "We’ll see how it plays out." The 48-year-old Grantham has been a top-notch college DC at Georgia and Louisville since 2010, and he coached extensively in the NFL before that.
Jan 28 - 6:42 PM

Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is interviewing for the same post with the Raiders, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan.

"Others also being considered for it as well," Caplan wrote, though NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini is reporting Grantham is the favorite for the job. Grantham would be an astute hire for new HC Jack Del Rio. He coordinated the Browns' defense from 2005-07 and also coached for the Cowboys (2008-2009), Texans (2002-2004) and Colts (1999-2001). The 48-year-old Grantham has been a top-notch college DC at both Georgia and Louisville since 2010.
Jan 26 - 5:22 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock said Louisville senior OG John Miller's "upside for me is as a starting guard in the NFL."

"He plays with great base and power in the run game," Mayock said during the game's broadcast. The four-year starter is a mauling hammer-on-nail type. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah projects Miller as a Rds. 3-4 pick. Miller ranked as our No. 3 prospect at the Shrine Game, though we wouldn't be surprised if he's tabbed higher than any other player in the game.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 18 - 10:33 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that Louisville senior OG John Miller "simply blasted defenders off the line throughout much of the [Shrine Game]."

"Miller has the relative low center of gravity and thick base that scouts look for in interior lineman and has long enough arms (33")," Rang wrote. "In pass protection, he showed balance and reasonably light feet to mirror, as well as strong hands to latch and control. He also demonstrated the core flexibility and power to anchor against the bull rush." Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Miller as the event's No. 3 prospect. "My offensive darkhorse for first E-W Shrine attendee selected this spring," Norris wrote. "I really, really like Miller’s game. First, he is powerful on initial contact to stop his opponents’ momentum. Add on an athletic lower half and experience playing both on the left and right side, and I don’t see why Miller won’t contribute as a rookie."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 18 - 8:33 PM

Louisville senior RB Dominique Brown ran for a game-leading 70 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's East-West Shrine game.

We don't consider Brown one of the game's top 25 prospects, but he did provide one of the contest's only consistent sources of offenses. He also chipped in its only touchdown, plunging in from one yard out in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-2, 216-pound Brown (4.62 forty) is a plodder, and he lost carries to Michael Dyer and Brandon Radcliff in 2014.
Jan 18 - 3:53 PM

Louisville senior DE/OLB Deiontrez Mount "passes the eye test with a tall, athletic build, but he doesn't have that natural position for the next level," observes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Nonetheless, he did well when asked to drop, covering a lot of ground with his light feet and lower body flexibility," Brugler wrote. "Mount also showed burst off the edge during pass rush drills. His best fit in the NFL might be weakside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme." The 6-foot-5, 243-pounder, formerly an undersized 4-3, became a big pass rushing OLB when Louisville shifted to a 3-4 scheme in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 17 - 2:53 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis observed that Louisville senior T Jamon Brown "really stood out during practice this week" East-West Shrine Game practices.

"With a big, thick, strong body, Brown has really stood out during practice this week," Davis wrote. "The former Cardinal has played both tackle positions and guard, but I think he will fit best as a guard in the NFL." Either Brown made a big turnaround mid-week, or Davis and TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline don't see eye-to-eye on his performance. Pauline tweeted on Tuesday that Brown "look[ed] awful" at Shrine practices.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 1:40 PM

Louisville redshirt senior DE B.J. Dubose "brings a lot of energy off the edge, but also showed his discipline during seven-on-seven drills, holding backside contain and sniffing out misdirection plays," notes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has a lean body type for the position, but plays fast and controlled in space," the analyst added. The 6-foot-5, 263-pounder has the frame to add more weight, and he simply must do so if he hopes to stick around in the pros. Dubose, who is currently at the East-West Shrine Game, finished amongst Louisville's leaders in tackles for loss and sacks this year.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 16 - 7:04 PM

Louisville senior RB Dominique Brown "has the potential to develop into a hybrid H-back role," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The analyst has been taking in Brown's work at East-West Shrine game practices. "Brown had a disappointing senior season with Michael Dyer and Brandon Radcliff stealing carries as part of a heavy committee at Louisville in 2014," Brugler wrote. "However, Brown has flashed his athletic potential this week and with his size (6-2, 240), he has the potential to develop into a hybrid H-back role. During Wednesday's practice, he impressed during pass protection drills and as a receiver out of the backfield, creating separation and looking the ball into his hands." Brown ran for only 378 yards on 3.9 YPC during the aforementioned lackluster campaign.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 16 - 5:54 PM

Louisville senior OG John Miller "flashed explosive lower body traits and point of attack power to be a people mover in the ground game" at Shrine Game practices, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has also taken well to coaching, improving in several areas throughout the week," Brugler wrote. "On Monday, coaches scolded him for not rolling his hips prior to contact during drills, but he showed much better hip snap prior to engaging with his target on Wednesday. Miller, who played both left and right guard in college, might be the highest rated offensive lineman in this game." Miller currently totes a mid-round grade. An AFC scout told NFL.com earlier this week that he "really [likes]" Miller's power.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 16 - 5:12 PM

Louisville senior DE/OLB Deiontrez Mount's size appeals to the NFL, according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

"Mount looks as if he could add a few more pounds without hampering his quickness, too," added College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Mount is athletic -- he qualified for the state finals as a high school senior in Florida in the 110-meter hurdles -- and had five sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss this season." The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Mount was an undersized DE when Louisville ran a 4-3, and became a big pass rushing OLB when the school shifted to a 3-4 scheme in 2015. "He is raw with his technique and needs to become a better-rounded player," Huguenin wrote. "But Mount can move for a guy his size."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 15 - 5:36 PM

An AFC scout said that he "really [likes]" the power of Louisville senior OG John Miller.

"I really like his power a lot," the scout said. "He's not going to be dynamic outside of his box, but he's got really noticeable power, and that keeps you in the league a long time." Miller is currently impressing scouts at East-West Shrine Game practices. "He won't make sense for teams that like to run stretch plays and get their offensive linemen in space, but Miller flashed plenty of power in his hands and an ability to sit down and anchor against pass rushers in one-on-one drills throughout the morning session," wrote NFL.com's Lance Zeirlein. 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.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 4:06 PM

Louisville senior RB Dominique Brown "has the athletic skill-set for a hybrid HB role," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Likely not a feature NFL RB, Louisville Dom Brown has the athletic skill-set for a hybrid HB role. Nice job in pass pro and receiver drills," Brugler tweeted. The Cardinals prospect had a dip in production in 2014, as Brown rushed for 374 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior, he averaged 5.1 yards-per-carry while leading the Cardinals with 825 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. Brugler added in another tweet, that Brown was "more of an athlete without a true position."
Jan 14 - 2:21 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Louisville senior T Jamon Brown "looks awful" at East-West Shrine practice.

"Pains me to say this but Jamon Brown/OL/Louisville looks awful," Pauline tweeted. The massive, 6-foot-6, 326-pound Brown can move mountains but has slow feet. However, he was able to start at left tackle for the Cardinals over the last two seasons. Back in September, Pauline questioned Brown's conditioning and said he looked "poorly conditioned" and "unable to handle left tackle duties."
Jan 13 - 2:50 PM


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