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NFL.com Draft Analyst Chad Reuter calls Anthony Miller one of the ten safest NFL draft prospects in the 2018 class.

Miller (5'11/196) saw his stock slip slightly after an uneven season at Memphis, but Reuter still sees value in the wideout. "Miller is not the tallest, biggest, or fastest receiver in the class, he writes. "But I'll tell you what he's going to do -- go get the ball, and then make a play after the reception." Reuter also notes that teams have begun to see value in the smaller wideouts like Antonio Brown, Brandin Cooks, etc. Miller isn't likely to go in round one, but because of his playmaking potential, he could be a steal on Day 2.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 7:54 PM

Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom referred to Memphis QB Riley Ferguson as a "tatted-up firecracker with a live-wire arm."

"Can the erratic elements of his game be coached off into oblivion? Probably not. But I’d be happy to give it a shot on a Round 6 or 7 investment," Nystrom writes. The 6-foot-2, 196-pounder struggled in his first step in the evaluating process, hitting on just 4-of-11 passes for 63 yards in the East-West Shrine Game near the end of January. Accuracy will be key during NFL Scouting Combine drills. Prior to the Shrine Game, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline specifically pointed to issues he's had in the past with deep-route accuracy.
Source: Rotoworld
Feb 16 - 2:33 PM

Memphis hired Mustang High School (OK) assistant David Glidden to serve as an offensive quality control analyst.

Glidden has been working at his high school alma mater for the past two seasons. He played his college ball at Oklahoma State, where the former wideout made his home from 2012-15.
Feb 14 - 3:34 PM

Football Scoop reports that Incarnate Word DC Scott Symons will be the new LB coach at Memphis.

Symons was just recently hired by Incarnate Word, and previously was the defensive coordinator at West Georgia. His last FBS job was working under Gus Malzahn at Arkansas State.
Feb 12 - 5:51 PM

Memphis signed four-star 2018 JUCO junior WR Antonio Gibson.

Gibson (6'1/200) has good size, strong hands and top-notch athleticism. Per ESPN, he's the No. 13 overall JUCO import in the land. "This kid has the tools to be able to do it all," the outlet noted. "With more development in his route running, he should become an early producer. ... Dynamic and versatile." Gibson is no doubt hoping he can assume some of Anthony Miller's lost production. He picked the Tigers over Colorado, FAU, Georgia State, Kentucky, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Missouri, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Troy and West Virginia.
Source: ESPN
Jan 31 - 12:35 AM

Memphis hired Southern Miss WR coach Desmond Lindsey to serve in the same capacity.

Lindsey has been with Southern Miss for the past two seasons, coaching up the tight ends group in 2016 before shifting to the wide receivers room for the most recent campaign. Prior to that gig, he worked as a receivers coach and recruiting coordinator with Division II West Georgia.
Jan 26 - 3:10 PM

Memphis QB Riley Ferguson completed 4-of-11 passes for 63 yards for the East in a 14-10 loss to the West on Saturday in the East-West Shrine Game.

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network gave Ferguson a mixed review on his week of practice because of his erratic play and struggles with ball placement. We saw all of that on Saturday in Tampa. Ferguson did show off his arm strength on a couple of throws as well, but was also fortunate to not be intercepted on more than one occasion. The former Memphis signal-caller is one of the more divisive prospects at the position. Nothing that happened on Saturday -- or the week -- will change after this.
Jan 20 - 6:38 PM

Memphis QB Riley Ferguson got a mixed review for the week of East-West Shrine Game practices from NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock.

Mayock mentions that he likes Ferguson's arm, but also says that he "liked his tape more than what he saw in practice." He used the word "erratic" to describe the 6-foot-2, 196-pound quarterback, and noted that he was inconsistent with his football placement. Still, he ends the report by saying he likes his arm. Ferguson will be the top quarterback to watch in the Shrine Game on Saturday.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 19 - 6:24 PM

Memphis QB Riley Ferguson met with the Vikings on Wednesday.

At first glance, this might not seems like a match with Minnesota having Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater on the roster. When you consider that all three are free agents, and it's highly unlikely two -- much less three -- are coming back. Ferguson could be a developmental prospect behind whatever quarterback the Vikings do bring back, and with his arm strength, he could develop into a starter someday, or at least a competent backup.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 18 - 4:26 PM

Memphis QB Riley Ferguson met with the Falcons on Tuesday.

While an interview is obviously not the same thing as a declaration of intent to draft, this is still interesting. Ferguson (6'2/196) was praised for his gunslinger mentality by scouts on Tuesday, and was one of the better quarterbacks statistically in 2017 (4,257 yards, 38/9 touchdown/interception ratio). He'd obviously sit behind a quarterback like Matt Ryan, but with proper coaching, it's not unheard of to see arms like Ferguson's become starters at the highest level.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 9:57 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior QB Brady White transferred to Memphis as a graduate.

Because White (6'2/193) has already graduated, he's immediately eligible to play. Luckily for Memphis, he has two years left to play. The Tigers just lost Riley Ferguson to graduation. The pocket-passing White makes plenty of sense as his replacement -- if he can finally live up to his recruiting hype. A former top-75 overall recruit, White was unable to beat out Manny Wilkins at ASU.
Jan 16 - 7:19 PM

Football Scoop reports that Memphis will hire UL-Lafayette OC Will Hall to serve as tight ends coach and associate head coach.

Hall was hired by the Ragin' Cajuns to serve as offensive coordinator last January. Fast forward one year and he's moving on. He had previously served as head coach at West Georgia, where he posted a 31-9 record, and West Alabama, where he posted a 25-11 record. These are the kinds of hires -- ones with previous head-coaching experience -- that we love, as they can do wonders to help round out the overall strength of a staff. Solid get for Memphis HC Mike Norvell.
Jan 1 - 7:13 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller was sporting a boot on his right foot and was using crutches following the team's loss to Iowa State in the Liberty Bowl on Saturday.

Miller (5'11/190) caught four passes for 55 yards and a score in the contest. It's unclear at this juncture just how severe the redshirt senior's leg injury might be, but anything which requires a lengthy rehab could potentially prove problematic for draft evaluation purposes. A healthy Miller would likely land on Day 2 (Rds. 2-3) in the spring. He's heading to the Senior Bowl next month assuming this injury concern does not sideline him for that postseason showing.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 06:10:00 PM

Memphis senior WR Phil Mayhue amassed five receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-20 loss against Iowa State in the Autozone Liberty Bowl.

Mayhue might have had the highlight of the game for the Tigers on his 36-yard touchdown reception. He caught a short pass, juked past a couple of defenders and went untouched into the end zone to give Memphis it's only lead of the afternoon. The 85 yards marked a season high, and were his most since he went for 142 yards in the regular-season finale against Houston in 2016. He is likely to be an undrafted free agent in the spring if he elects to pursue a professional career.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Anthony Miller was held to four receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-20 setback in the Liberty Bowl against Iowa State.

Miller was unable to duplicate his giant performance from the AAC Championship Game, and he ended up falling just four receptions short of 100 for the season. He still ended up finding the end zone in each of his final six college games, totaling 96 receptions, 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns for an amazing senior season. The diminutive Miller (5'11/190) is more in the mold of former Miami Hurricanes receiver Santana Moss, where he'll likely find success at the next level working in the slot and as a return man.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 05:01:00 PM


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