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A scout told Bob McGinn Football that Memphis QB Riley Ferguson reminds him of a "poor man's Brett Favre."

"He reminds me of a very poor man’s Brett Favre in terms of being a gambler," said the scout. "He totally turned his life around. He’s skinny and kind of a schoolyard player." The added "very" obviously isn't ideal, but being compared to one of the best gunslingers in NFL history is pretty nice. The main concern another scout appeared to have with Ferguson is that his frame (6'3/212) puts him at risk, and, of course, the risky throws. Expect to see Ferguson drafted near the end of Day 3.
Apr 23 - 7:18 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. lists Memphis WR Anthony Miller as his "favorite" WR prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft class.

"This is the most underrated wide receiver in this class," Kiper writes. "I just love the kid." At 5-foot-11, 190-pounds, Miller doesn't have elite size, but his production (96 catches, 18 touchdowns) is tough to beat, as his versatility of being able to line up in the backfield, slot or outside. Kiper projects him to go in the second round, and he could be a Randall Cobb-type for whomever selects the former Tiger star.
Source: ESPN
Apr 21 - 5:08 PM

Memphis has granted a release for redshirt freshman Nick Robinson to transfer.

Robinson (6'4/225) was one of the more highly-rated commits for Mike Norvell at Memphis, but the four-star recruit didn't see the field in his time with the Tigers. Assuming he doesn't go to an FCS school, he'll have to sit out next year, and then have two more years of eligibility.
Apr 20 - 6:40 PM

Memphis redshirt junior QB Brady Davis will transfer.

Davis (6'4/205) finishes his career with the Tigers having not attempted a pass. He was working as the team's third-string signal-caller last fall. With Davis out of the picture, the three scholarship quarterbacks remaining on roster to compete for the right to replace the draft-bound Riley Ferguson are Brady White, David Moore and Connor Adair. White and Moore should be considered the two main names to watch heading into the summer.
Apr 20 - 4:07 PM

Memphis redshirt senior WR Sam Sam Craft (knee) has been a limited participant in spring practice.

Craft (6'0/240) continues to work his way back from a torn ACL sustained during August camp prior to the 2017 season. He's taken part in individual drills this spring, but nothing more than that. On the positive side, the wideout indicated that he believes he'll be cleared to resume football activities relatively soon. When right, he offers the Tigers a versatile mix as a rusher and a receiver. We'll check back in with his health status as updates become available.
Apr 18 - 3:04 PM

Memphis WR Anthony Miller will visit the Chiefs.

It's just not fair if the Chiefs land Miller. With Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce on the roster, Miller would offer an embarrassment of riches. He wins from multiple alignments and can help any team in the redzone immediately, especially on contested catches.
Apr 17 - 10:11 AM

Memphis WR Anthony Miller is visiting the Redskins on Monday.

Interesting. The Redskins added Paul Richardson in free agency and seem to like Jamison Crowder. They are still waiting on Josh Doctson to blossom. Still, Miller likely ends his draft process as a second-round selection.
Apr 16 - 10:47 AM

NFL Media's Chad Reuter believes Memphis WR Anthony Miller is one of the most underrated prospects among all receivers and tight ends.

Reuter explains "Those that paid attention during the fall, though, know that he's a tough customer who can make defenders look silly in the open field. He could be a Randall Cobb-type receiver, and probably won't be picked until the second round or early in the third round." Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom also has a favorable outlook on Miller (5'11/190) comparing him to Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin. Miller excels in both the slot and on the outside, making him an extremely versatile Day 2 selection.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 7:50 PM

The Saints are hosting Memphis WR Anthony Miller on a pre-draft visit Thursday.

The Saints are greedy. Miller is one of the best receivers in this class. He wins outside and inside and can create separation or win in contested situations, especially in the redzone. It would take a second or third-round pick to land Miller.
Apr 12 - 11:31 AM

Memphis LB/EDGE Genard Avery visited the Ravens.

The Ravens drafted a similar player in Tyus Bowser last year. Some teams will project Avery off the ball has a true linebacker, but his initial impact could come in the form of pass rushing, where Avery is an extraordinary athlete and a strong finisher. His low center of gravity makes him difficult to stop.
Apr 11 - 11:19 AM

Commercial Appeal's Evan Barnes reports Memphis redshirt junior RB Tony Pollard (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Pollard worked with both the receivers and running backs in drills but spent the majority of his time working with the former on Wednesday. Pollard is an explosive kick-returner that is also featured as both a running back and wide receiver. Last season he racked up 230 yards on 30 carries and recorded 36 catches for 536 yards and four touchdowns.
Apr 4 - 10:37 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Memphis WR Anthony Miller (foot) was "double catching a lot of throws" during Tuesday's pro day.

Miller (5'11/190) was able to take part in testing and the like during Tuesday's pro day after working his way back from foot and shoulder injuries which had been limiting him during the evaluating season. While Bleacher Report's Matt Miller passed along an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.48 seconds, Pauline's hearing that his times were somewhat slower than that on the whole, closer to 4.55 seconds when averaged out. The latter analyst also notes that Miller's routes in drills could have been more crisp. While this was not a perfect pro day showing for the wideout, he remains in play for a potential Day 2 selection. One small matter: Miller was unable to finish his Tuesday workout due to a leg injury. Pauline writes that it appeared to be a mere cramping issue, but we'll keep an eye on his status moving forward. As previously mentioned, the Memphis product has been working through foot and shoulder issues.
Apr 3 - 5:59 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared Memphis QB Riley Ferguson to Miami Dolphins QB Brandon Doughty.

"[Ferguson's] thin frame combined with lapses in pocket poise make it tough to see him becoming anything more than a mid-level backup in the pros," writes Zierlein, who stamps the Memphis signal-caller with a grade for Rounds 5-6 come draft time. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Ferguson as his No. 10 quarterback in the class and refers to him as a "tatted-up firecracker." Consider him a Day 3 developmental project.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 5:25 PM

Memphis WR Anthony Miller (foot) ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial 4.48 seconds while notching a vertical leap of 39 inches during Tuesday's pro day.

Miller (5'11/190) has been fighting through shoulder and foot injuries for the past few months, ailments which prevented him from participating in the Senior Bowl and likewise kept him from running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. It's a great look for Miller that he pushed through to run the event on pro day -- shows toughness -- and the universe rewarded him with quite the respectable time. A likely Day 2 selection, Miller appeals as a steady prospect for draft purposes. Just last week, NFL Media's Lance Zierlein forwarded that he had heard from multiple teams that were viewing Miller as one of the safer receiving prospects in the class.
Apr 3 - 3:00 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein writes that he's spoken with some teams who view Memphis WR Anthony Miller as one of the safer receiving prospects in the draft class.

That Zierlein has apparently talked with more than one team viewing Miller in this light is instructive. Writes the analyst of the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, "He's highly competitive and still carries that chip on his shoulder that most former walk-ons carry throughout their collegiate careers. While he's great at focusing on the deep ball, he will lose concentration at times on the easy ones." Zierlein compares the Memphis standout to Minnesota Vikings WR Kendall Wright, while colleague Matt Harmon comps him to Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin. As Miller largely did not take part in combine testing earlier this month, his pro day next Friday figures to be crucial in his evaluation. He'll likely come off the board somewhere in the Day 2 morass.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 30 - 4:09 PM


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