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NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney advises: "Draft [Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford] in the third round and let him be hellacious on special teams while he buys time to prove once again that he is underrated as a running back."

"Langford runs with a combination of patience and moves reminiscent of Warrick Dunn, but has a surprisingly fast shift of gears that leaves defenders on a wrong tangent," Cooney wrote. "As a pass catcher, well, MSU actually penciled him in as a receiver before he made his case as a running back. He has a long ways to go to be trusted as a pass blocker." The 6-foot, 206-pounder collected 1,522 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns on 230 carries last season. "My technique, pass blocking, and being able to run through contact better, which always comes with more experience," said Langford when asked what he needs to work on.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 14 - 6:06 PM

The Bengals will host Michigan State edge rusher Marcus Rush for a visit, according to Tony Pauline.

Marcus Rush put together an outstanding workout, and we would say he is one of the top edge rushers on the third day with Frank Clark, Deiontrez Mount and Shaq Riddick. The Bengals have talent at the edge positions, but are still waiting for Margus Hunt and Will Clarke to make consistent impacts.
Apr 10 - 9:12 AM

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora tentatively has Michigan State CB Trae Waynes slotted to the Rams at No. 10.

"Not sure if the Rams stay here, and if they do, they could certainly go with a wide receiver like DeVante Parker," he wrote. "And yes they've already taken corners pretty high in recent years. But three of them are on the field most of the time in this day and age." Of course, the aggressive Rams could also simply wait to see who drops to them and then auction the pick to the highest bidder. "This could be a spot for someone moving up for whichever of the top three edge rushers are still on the board (I don't have Vic Beasley accounted for just yet in this exercise, for example), but I'm thinking the best corner in the draft in a pass happy age ends up in the top 10," La Canfora wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 8 - 7:18 PM

Michigan State CB Trae Waynes compares to Johnathan Joseph in the estimation of ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

Based on numbers, John Parolin of the Stats & Information Group likens Waynes to Desmond Trufant, Dee Milliner and Joseph. "I like the Joseph comparison," Weidl wrote. "Joseph was a little raw but possessed more natural athleticism and change-of-direction skills coming out of South Carolina. While Waynes is a notch below Joseph in terms of fluidity, he is more seasoned with his technique coming out of school. Both are effective press corners with the instincts and quickness to hold up in zone coverage as well." Waynes' measurables are very close to Trufant's.
Apr 6 - 4:24 PM

Michigan State CB Trae Waynes "is lean but can press, and he has length but can also mirror routes and stay with the fastest receivers down the field," observed ESPN's Mel Kiper.

The venerable analyst sees Waynes as a top-20 pick as well as perhaps the safest corner on the board. "Sure, he grabs too much and will have to trust himself and his positioning a little more, but given his now-proven recovery speed (he can run low-4.3s) to go with the tape, you have to feel as comfortable with Waynes as any other corner in this draft given how difficult a transition it can be at that position," Kiper wrote. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Waynes ran the fastest combine 40-yard dash amongst DBs at 4.31 seconds.
Mar 31 - 12:48 AM

Detroit Free Press' Mark Snyder reports that Michigan State WR/CB Tony Lippett spoke with defensive coordinators and defensive backs coaches from the Bills, Bears, Saints, Eagles and Ravens.

The Michigan State prospect played in three games for the Spartans at the CB position, and opposing quarterbacks only targeted him eight times. Lippett defended three passes and only gave up 13 passing yards under his watch. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound Lippett has the ideal frame and fluidity for the position at the next level.
Mar 30 - 2:37 PM

Michigan State CB Trae Waynes has worked out with the Patriots(group work out) and the Panthers (private workout), and has April visits with the Vikings, Bears, and the Jaguars, according to Detroit Free Press' Mark Snyder.

The Michigan prospect had an outstanding performance at the combine running the fastest 40 time amongst defensive backs (4.31),and followed up with a solid pro day. Waynes improved on his 4.39 combine 20-yard shuttle time, posting 4.19 time, and posted a 11.24 in the 60-yard shuttle. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Wayne could be a top-15 selection in this year's draft. Interested teams in the back end of the first round, should be prepared to move up for his services.
Mar 30 - 2:20 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Michigan State CB Trae Waynes "carries a very high ceiling."

Waynes, of course, ranks as the analyst's No. 1 CB. "He's a bump-and-run cornerback with the length, deep speed and confidence to handle himself down the field against speed," Zierlein wrote. "Waynes plays too handsy for NFL officials and that could show up on Sundays. His 4.31 40, smooth hips and overall fluidity displayed at the combine could make him a much earlier pick in the draft than previously projected." Zierlein compares Waynes to Antonio Cromartie. An NFC director of personnel told the scribe: "I didn't think anyone had a better combine than (Trae Waynes). He was faster than I thought and looked great in the drills. He's the top corner and I don't think it's close."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 4:25 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein postulates that Michigan State S Kurtis Drummond is "not physical enough to play around the line of scrimmage, so his draft position will ultimately rest on how teams weigh his ball skills against his instincts."

Drummond compares to Aaron Williams, Zierlein believes. "Drummond is a bag of mismatched parts," Zierlein wrote. "He has the ball skills and closing burst of a starting NFL free safety, but his instincts and tackling could scare teams away from viewing him as a single-high center fielder." Drummond is coming off one heck of a college career. Last season, he was named Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year, a Third-team AP All-American and a First-team All-Big Ten.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 11:41 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney believes Michigan State CB Trae Waynes "should be an asset against the NFL's tall and talented receivers."

"His instincts and length make him the boss in most one-on-one situations. Waynes looks comfortable and menacing in press and cover-two assignments and should be an asset against the NFL's tall and talented receivers, although he is a bit lanky himself," Cooney wrote. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Wayne has great size and length for the position and isn't afraid to be left alone on an island. The Michigan State prospect knows how to use his body to gain leverage against vertical threat receivers. Waynes has natural ball skills and has great instincts, and should be the first CB off the board in this year's draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 25 - 2:05 PM

The Titans and Panthers have private workouts scheduled with Michigan State CB Trae Waynes.

Visits to the Jaguars and Vikings are also on Waynes' schedule. We guess a number of different corners will earn the label of top prospect at the position league wide, and Waynes is likely one. Of the teams mentioned, the Titans and Jaguars would hope Waynes slips to the second-round.
Mar 22 - 10:55 AM

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said a scout told him that Michigan State WR Tony Lippett has "hawk awareness."

"He can pick the ball up at the blink of an eye and determine where it's going and pick it," Dantonio said. "I really think today opened a lot of people's eyes." An interesting prospect, Lippett "is a solid second-tier receiver prospect but some clubs see him projecting even better at cornerback, where he played occasionally for the Spartans," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. Lippett "enjoyed a strong performance during positional drills [at MSU's pro day], showing off impressive fluidity for his 6-foot-2 (and 5/8"), 191 frame and also catching the ball well," Brugler wrote. An NFC East scout said Dantonio played Lippett at cornerback near the end of the season "because he thinks he is legit at the position and as good as Chris Gamble."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 21 - 10:10 PM

Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford impressed evaluators with his work in drills at the school's pro day earlier this week.

Because of his 4.42 second forty in Indy, Langford didn't have much to prove, but he impressed nonetheless. "Langford ... showed impressive burst out of his cuts and caught the ball so well that scouts who attended the workout hoping to watch other players couldn't help but notice the 5-foot-11, 209 pound back," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis warned recently that Langford "shouldn't be overlooked." Davis' colleague Daniel Jeremiah believes Langford "does everything well."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 21 - 9:26 PM

Michigan State CB Trae Waynes' pro day, likely secured "his status as a top-15 pick and the top prospect at his position," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Michigan prospect stood on most of his times from the NFL Scouting Combine, as he posted the fastest 40-yard dash (4.31) among defensive backs. Waynes did improve on his shuttle times, recording a 20-yard shuttle with a 4.19 (4.39 at the Combine) and in 11.24 in the 60-yard shuttle.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 20 - 3:24 PM

Michigan State DE Marcus Rush "turned in an eye-popping workout" at the school's pro day, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

At 249 pounds, he clocked a 4.68 in the 40 with a cool 1.59 10-yard split. Rush added 24 reps on the bench, a 34 inch vertical jump, a 9-9 broad jump, and a 3-cone time of 6.73. "Rush, who lined up at defensive end for Michigan State, looked good in linebackers drills afterward," Pauline wrote. "Rarely mentioned with all the star talent around him, Rush is a potential late-round pick and projects as a designated pass-rusher/special teams player at the next level. "
Mar 20 - 12:49 AM


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