Minnesota redshirt sophomore LB De’Niro Laster plans to transfer closer to his family in Ohio.
Minnesota redshirt senior DE Theiren Cockran "is a pass-rushing specialist who could make the move to OLB in the NFL," wrote the Big Ten Network's Sean Merriman.
Big Ten Network's Sean Merriman ranks Minnesota redshirt senior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun as the conference's No. 23 draft prospect.
ESPN Big Ten reporter Josh Porter notes that Minnesota sophomore RB Jeff Jones "could wind up as the Gophers' top receiving option," and is ready for a breakout season.
Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Duke Anyanwu was granted a sixth year of eligibility and will play in 2015.
Dolphins selected Minnesota S Cedric Thompson with the No. 150 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Titans selected Minnesota RB David Cobb with the No. 138 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Cowboys selected Minnesota LB Damien Wilson with the No. 127 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
Ravens traded up with the Cardinals to select Minnesota TE Maxx Williams with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah notes that Minnesota RB David Cobb "lacks top-end speed," but "possesses excellent vision, short-area quickness and power."
TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that there are "a number of running back needy teams who my wait until the fourth round before drafting at the position as a result of the quality and depth available this year."
Minnesota OG Zac Epping is "not the best athlete and he doesn't run particularly well," said an NFL scout.
Minnesota DT Cameron Botticelli plays "his (expletive) off" but is "just a guy," according to an anonymous NFL scout.
Minnesota S Cedric Thompson visited six teams during the draft process, according to Darren Wolfson.
NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein notes that Minnesota RB David Cobb's draft stock is higher amongst NFL coaches.