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North Dakota State redshirt senior RB King Frazier "has enough power, size and skill to make a Sunday roster as a fourth running back," believes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Frazier helped lead the Bison to a shocking upset over Iowa this past weekend, finishing with 99 yards and a score on 16 carries (6.2 ypc). "Dismissed by scouts entering the season, Frazier is a nice size ball carrier (5-feet/10-inches, 210-pounds) who grinds it out on the inside and has enough foot quickness to make defenders miss in the open field," Pauline wrote.
Sep 20 - 4:28 PM

North Dakota State senior OLB Nick DeLuca will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury but will apply for a medical redshirt.

Scouts in the spring viewed DeLuca as a possible NFL talent, and Mel Kiper recently brought up the linebacker's name. North Dakota State topped Iowa last weekend and almost earned enough votes to enter the top 25.
Sep 20 - 11:39 AM

North Dakota State narrowly missed landing in the AP Top 25 after their 23-20 win over Iowa on Saturday.

The Bison received 74 votes in the weekly poll, which would have placed them at No. 28 had the poll reached beyond its typical 25. Those 74 votes are the most an FCS team has ever earned. They drew more tallies than established poll regulars such as Cal (44), Oklahoma State (42), Notre Dame (32) and Oregon (23).
Sep 19 - 2:08 PM

North Dakota State senior OLB Nick DeLuca "gets it done all over the field," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

In Saturday's 50-44 win over Cooper Kupp-led Eastern Washington, DeLuca was an absolute menace. "The 6-3, 245-pounder fills holes, can keep his eyes in the backfield and read the QB well, and has exceptional instincts," Kiper wrote. "Tackle totals can be a rough measure of productivity, but consider that DeLuca led the team in tackles by 54 last season -- that's a lot. ... He had 10 TFLs last season, picked off a couple of passes and broke up a number of others, and is just consistently the most active member of the defense." If you want a chance to check out this small-school sleeper, you'll get your chance on Saturday when he's in Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Source: ESPN
Sep 13 - 9:25 PM

North Dakota State redshirt senior RB King Frazier scored the game-winning touchdown in Saturday's 24-17 OT win over Charleston Southern.

"They had done a great job of bottling us up inside and we told King if there's nothing there, take it outside and bounce it and he did a great job," said HC Chris Klieman of the 6-foot, 220-pounder's 25-yard touchdown run on the first possession of overtime. Frazier, who transferred from Nebraska after the conclusion of his redshirt freshman season for the Cornhuskers in 2013, finished the game with 79 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Source: The State
Aug 28 - 7:49 PM

North Dakota State sophomore QB Easton Stick completed 17-of-27 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-17 OT win over Charleston Southern.

No interceptions for Stick, who has now officially slid into the offensive driver's seat previously occupied by Carson Wentz. While his performance doesn't necessarily jump off the stat sheet, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder made several clutch throws, including just about the most perfect pass you will ever see. On his 48-yard touchdown toss to RJ Urzendowski in the fourth quarter, Stick showed off an impressive amount of nuance and subtlety, lofting the ball high enough that it probably came down with a touch of snow as it landed softly in Urzendowski's arms in the end zone. The opposing corner was running almost step-for-step with Urzendowski, but no matter for Stick. The Bison would go on to win in overtime on a 25-yard touchdown dash by RB King Frazier, a transfer from Nebraska. Thus begins North Dakota State's quest to win their sixth consecutive FCS title.
Aug 28 - 12:15 PM

North Dakota State sophomore QB Easton Stick has assumed the starting job.

The Stick Man filled in when Carson Wentz broke his wrist last season and went 8-0 with a strong stat line. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder isn't the NFL prospect that Wentz was, but he gives the Bison a capable hand at the wheel in their quest to repeat (again) as FCS champions.
May 10 - 7:53 PM

The Eagles draft class received a meager C grade from Evan Silva.

QB Carson Wentz's career will ultimately drive how folks view this class, but in the short-term, Eagles GM Howie Roseman's trade up to get Wentz left Philly with two selections inside the top 150. The third-rounder that remained was used on Oregon State G/C Isaac Seumalo, who will compete for a starting job. But the lack of draft equity prevented the Eagles from getting a much-needed corner. "Like the Rams, the Eagles' draft is tough to grade because the results are so heavily tied to Wentz's development," Silva wrote. "This could be a franchise-changing draft, or it could be a killer."
Source: Rotoworld
May 5 - 3:41 PM

Colts selected North Dakota State OT Joe Haeg with the No. 155 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Haeg (6'6/304) made 60 starts at North Dakota, spending the first 29 at right tackle before moving to the left side for his final 31 to protect Carson Wentz's blind side. Haeg was twice an FCS All American, and named FCS Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. Haeg shined at the Combine — 5.16 forty, 9'3" broad jump, 7.47 three-cone time — and has adequate arm length (33 3'4") for a tackle. His main drawback is a shortage of strength, suspiciously not performing bench-press drills before the draft. Haeg has a history of overachievement — he graduated high school weighing 240 pounds — but he'll need to get stronger to hang in the NFL.
Apr 30 - 2:49 PM

Eagles selected North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Despite their protestations, the Eagles knew they were taking the Bison quarterback all along. Wentz (6'5/237) made just 23 FCS starts, missing eight games as a senior due to a fractured wrist. He compiled a 20-3 record, 64.1 completion percentage, 8.36 YPA and 45:14 TD-to-INT ratio. A top-shelf athlete for the position, Wentz has an 81st-percentile SPARQ score and aced the Wonderlic with a 40. Wentz flashed NFL-level arm strength, ball location and deep-ball accuracy versus FCS competition, but needs a lot of work on his pocket mechanics and wasn't a dominant player in the Missouri Valley Conference. He also turns 24 late in his rookie season, whereas Jared Goff is still only 21. Wentz is flush with franchise-quarterback traits, but he may need a year on the bench before he's pro ready.
Apr 28 - 8:29 PM

North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz says the Eagles haven't contacted him since their trade up to No. 2.

We don't read into this at all. Philadelphia will take whichever of the top two quarterbacks Los Angeles bypasses. Since that selection hasn't happened yet, there's no good reason to dial Wentz to speak in hypotheticals. Barring a colossal last-minute change of heart -- or the successful completion of a stunning (and pointless) long con -- the Rams will take Jared Goff and the Eagles will summon Wentz to the podium as the second overall pick.
Apr 27 - 4:17 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock released his top 100 on Monday and North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz ranks as the No. 1 overall prospect.

Cal's Jared Goff, the next quarterback on the list, sits at No. 10. Paxton Lynch sits at No. 20. Mayock has gone all in with Wentz's evaluation this year, and some in the NFL have also (i.e. the Eagles). Mayock has evoked comparisons and Luck and Brady, stating the quarterback prospect can mean that much to whatever team selects him. We think the future No. 2 pick needs to speed up his process in the pocket instead of getting stuck in quicksand with a wide base, locking on to a primary receiver.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 26 - 9:38 AM

North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz wrote in the Players' Tribune that his small-school experience is one of his greatest strengths.

"At North Dakota State," Wentz explained, "I was taught to recognize the same zone pressures, blitzes, stunts and twists as the other guys in the draft. Our offense would run the ball with no receivers and then spread it out wide with five guys. We did it all." He cited the Bison's winning pedigree -- as well as their conditioning programs -- as part of the reason he believes he is ready for the NFL. "We may be an FCS school, but our strength and conditioning program is as rigorous and productive as any other school in the country. And everyone buys into it," Wentz wrote. The 6-foot-5, 237-pounder is the probable No. 2 selection by the Eagles this Thursday.
Apr 25 - 11:53 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz "has all the physical and mental tools needed to be a long-term starter in the NFL."

One scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel earlier this week called Wentz "off the charts" and a "genius," though another was slightly more scared off by perceived accuracy issues. The 6-foot-5, 237-pounder is the probable No. 2 selection in the draft and would be best suited to sit for a year or two before he is thrust into the fire. Eagles executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman is perhaps already thinking about this, as he tabbed Sam Bradford as the team's starting quarterback for 2016 following the team's trade with the Browns.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 23 - 5:12 PM

Eagles executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman indicated that regardless of who they draft at No. 2 overall, Sam Bradford will be the starting quarterback in 2016.

"Let me be clear," Roseman said, "Sam Bradford is our starting quarterback." Probably not the words Eagle fans wanted to hear, but logical words nonetheless. Should the Eagles draft North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz (as many expect them to do), it could be foolish for the team to throw him into the NFL fire immediately. The 6-foot-5, 237-pounder is viewed as a developmental prospect who could benefit from a year or two on the bench.
Source: The Score
Apr 21 - 12:27 PM


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