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Marshall redshirt junior CB Corey Tindal announced he will enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

""Just to clear the air... I’m not taking a graduate transfer," he wrote. "I will be entering the 2k16 draft," Tindal posted on Twitter. The Marshall corner spent four years in school, and three as a starter on the field after redshirting his first season. A number of non-senior corners have already put them name in the draft, with the big names upcoming.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:02:00 AM

According to CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang, Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson "could draw interest as a possible convert to fullback or H-back [in the 2016 NFL Draft]."

A back injury forced Johnson to miss five games this season. When healthy, the 6-foot-1, 295-pound senior rushed for 593 yards (6.3 YPC) and five touchdowns. Draft analyst Rang wrote that Johnson has a "bull-in-a-china-shop running style" and could serve as either a bruising complement to a shiftier backfield mate or a fullback once he hits the NFL. Rang tabs him as a potential Day 3 selection.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:00:00 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang noted that Marshall senior T Clint Van Horn plays with "aggression and physicality," but remains a "significant project."

"The three-year starting right tackle [Van Horn] lacks the foot quickness and balance to remain outside in the NFL," wrote Rang, adding that the 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior "may struggle acclimating to the three-point stance if moved to guard." Despite the issues that Rang's seeing, it's not all a lost cause. Observed Rang, "He's a brawler with the natural size and strength to warrant a Day Three investment."
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Marshall freshman QB Chase Litton completed 23-of-34 passes for 218 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 16-10 St. Petersburg Bowl victory over UConn.

The 6-foot-7, 207-pound pro-style quarterback had the third-most completion in the St. Petersburg Bowl history. His favorite target was WR Deandre Reaves, who tied the St. Petersburg Bowl reception record with nine (originally set in 2013 by East Carolina’s Justin Hardy). Litton has an interesting story, refusing to sign with any school on National Signing Day 2014 as a three-star recruit because he felt the offers were beneath his talent level. He spent a year working with a QB coach and was signed by Marshall prior to this season. Litton, of course, led the Herd to another postseason win. In so doing, Marshall became the second Conference USA team in 20 years to win bowls in three consecutive seasons and the first CUSA team to have three conseutive double-digit win seasons. Litton finished with a 23/8 TD/INT rate and a 9-2 record as starter. The Herd, which closed out 10-3, have considerable momentum heading into 2016.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson (back) returned for the St. Petersburg Bowl, rushing 10 times for 38 yards in Saturday's 16-10 win over UConn.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound running back had missed five games after hurting his back in a win over Florida Atlantic. A medical procedure kept Johnson off his feet for several weeks. Incredibly, he was able to return ahead of schedule. Johnson will attempt to make up for lost time with scouts at the East-West Shrine Game next month.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson (back) posted a picture of himself running on a treadmill.

This was the first week that Johnson's been cleared to resume activities. Included with the photograph was the caption, "The grind never stops! A surprise might just be happening. #BeHerd" That's cryptic enough, but it sparked a flurry of speculation that Johnson might be able to play against UConn in Saturday's St. Petersburg Bowl. Should the 6-foot-1, 243-pound senior actually be able to play in the contest, it would be a dramatic turnaround from a few weeks ago, when HC Doc Holliday flat-out said that "[Johnson] won't play in the bowl game." Johnson hasn't played since October 17, but prior to the injury, had racked up 555 rushing yards and five touchdowns--with at least 80 yards in five of his six games.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson has been added to the East West Shrine game.

Johnson was incredibly productive in 2014 but dealt with a slew of injuries this season, forcing him out of six of the last eight games. Johnson is a specialty back at 6'1/244 lbs and might have to alter his role to succeed in the NFL.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson did not travel with the team for Saturday's game against UNC Charlotte.

Johnson has dealt with injuries all season long and limped to the locker room during the school's game against FAU. He missed the last contest against North Texas. Evaluators will be watching Johnson's 2014 games instead of the ones played during his final collegiate season.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Marshall sophomore RB/WR Hyleck Foster finished with 122 yards on 17 carries in place of the injured Devon Johnson in Saturday's 33-17 win over Florida Atlantic.

No Johnson? No problem. The Herd thundered for 326 yards and three touchdowns on 47 carries despite their star runner getting knocked out early. As a true freshman last year, Foster functioned as the backup slot receiver to the record-setting Tommy Shuler. He finished with 18 receptions for 254 yards and three touchdowns. Saturday was the first time he'd been given an extended RB audition.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson limped to the locker room in the school's game against FAU.

Prior to exiting, Johnson ran the ball three times for 83 yards and a touchdown, but he clearly looked frustrated when exiting with trainers. The productive running back has missed a game and a half this season with injury.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson rushed for just 82 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the school's 31-10 win over Southern Miss.

After rushing for 1,767 and 17 touchdowns with an average of 8.6 yards per carry last season, he is not even close in 2015. Right now, Johnson is averaging 5.8 yards per carry on 472 yards and four touchdowns. The Herd is 5-1.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson is considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against Old Dominion.

There were some rumblings that Johnson "fractured a disc," but that apparently is not possible. After rushing for a ridiculous amount of yards last season, Johnson has managed just 390 yards and three touchdowns on 59 carries.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the school's 45-7 win over Norfolk State.

Johnson was one of the most productive backs in the country last season, and those stats are carrying over into 2015. Johnson rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort to Ohio last week. Marshall faces a quality Kent State defense in their next game.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson rushed 11 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Purdue.

Johnson's short touchdown run with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter put Marshall ahead 34-31. The 6-foot-1, 243-pound senior wasn't breaking off huge chunks of yardage left and right (his long run was 33 yards), but he was consistently productive in averaging 8.1 YPC. A former tight end, Johnson shifted over to running back last season. Good move by him, as he rushed for 1,767 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2014--and that total comes despite a shoulder injury that severely limited him for three games.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 01:34:00 AM

According to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, Marshall senior WR Davonte Allen's strong hands and ball-tracking abilities make him an "intriguing prospect."

Allen missed four games with a broken collarbone last season, but averaged a Randy Moss-esque 24.7 YPC when healthy. Reuter loves that big-play ability and praised the 6-foot-2, 201-pound senior's ability to win 50/50 balls. His strong hands are part of that, as well as his vertical leap of 35 1/2 inches. Despite the clear physical ability, he has yet to total more than 522 receiving yards in a season (mostly due to injury).
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 06:09:00 PM


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