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North Dakota State senior T Joe Haeg "possesses the requisite size and length, as well as very good mobility and a growing frame that teams will project to become NFL-caliber in short order," according to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Haeg, the pride of Brainerd, Minnesota, the town memorialized in the movie "Fargo" (the city where he now plays), is this year's best non-FBS OL candidate to be drafted in the top 100; it's happened every year since 2010. "The All-American hopes to follow in his former teammate's shoes; tackle Billy Turner was drafted in the third round by Miami in 2014," Reuter wrote. "Haeg possesses the requisite size and length, as well as very good mobility and a growing frame that teams will project to become NFL-caliber in short order." The 6-foot-6, 299-pound Haeg rag dolls hapless defenders at a lower level. Haeg was an All-American first-team selection by the AFCA, Sports Network, Associated Press, FCS Athletic Directors Association and College Sporting News last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 27 - 6:56 PM

North Dakota State senior QB Carson Wentz's "physical tools are impressive," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

So impressive, in fact, that Wentz ranks as Kiper's No. 3 senior QB prospect, ahead of TCU's Trevone Boykin and MSU's Dak Prescott (amongst many others). "Don't know him? You will," Kiper wrote. "Wentz doesn't only offer prototypical pocket-passer size -- he can also really move." The 6-foot-5, 231-pound Wentz posted 642 rushing yards and 3,111 passing yards with a 25/10 TD/INT ratio during last season's 15-1 campaign. He's a man amongst boys at that level.
Jun 23 - 8:34 PM

ESPN's Jeffri Chadiha reports that USC's Cody Kessler, Cal's Jared Goff, North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, Michigan State's Connor Cook and Ohio State's Cardale Jones are all "high on the radars of NFL's scouts."

You'll note the presence of Wentz. Draftniks will want to monitor him throughout the season, because the NFL will be. The 6-foot-6, 231-pound Wentz is the early favorite to win FCS Player of the Year honors in 2015. He threw for 3,111 yards with a 25/10 TD/INT ratio last season and also broke NDSU's post-veer-option (1996) QB record with 642 rushing yards.
Source: ESPN.com
May 9 - 12:02 AM

Packers signed North Dakota State RB John Crockett.

Crockett (6'0/217) split carries as a sophomore and junior before shredding the Missouri Valley Conference as a senior, rushing for 1,994 yards and 21 TDs on 368 carries (5.42 YPC). He caught 30 passes. More grinder than home-run threat, Crockett ran 4.62 with a pedestrian 7.15 three-cone time at the Combine. Crockett did demonstrate lower-body explosion in the vertical (40") and broad (10'5") broad jumps. Crockett disappoints as a tackle breaker on tape, but has three-down tools and is a name to file away in case he gets an opportunity.
May 3 - 5:50 PM

Chargers selected North Dakota State OLB Kyle Emanuel with the No. 153 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Emanuel (6'3/255) won the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award as D-IAA's top defensive player, finishing his career with 41 sacks across 49 starts. Emanuel showed big-league athleticism at the Combine, running 4.77 with a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Although his burst and explosion off the snap are average, Emanuel possesses edge-bending ability and a non-stop motor. Emanuel may never be a dominant outside pass rusher, but could grow into a Rob Ninkovich or Kroy Biermann type as a sort of jack of all trades but master of none.
May 2 - 2:46 PM

North Dakota State edge rusher Kyle Emanuel's "tape shows a combination of motor and skill that should be respected inside NFL buildings once he's studied closely," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Emanuel has the leverage and hips to get under tackles and turn the corner, but his explosion off the snap will be tested," Zierlein wrote. "With his foot quickness and surprising lateral agility, there might be defensive coordinators willing to give him a shot as a 4-3 SAM linebacker." Emanuel ranks as the class' No. 9 edge rusher in Zierlein's eyes. He's coming off an utterly dominant season, posting 19.5 sacks. Emanuel was named First Team FCS All-American, Missouri Valley Defensive Player of the Year, and won the Buck Buchanon Award given to the FCS' top defensive player.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 30 - 10:31 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reports that North Dakota State edge rusher Kyle Emanuel will workout for the Vikings and Steelers next week, and has received interest from the Eagles.

The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Emanuel received the 20th Buck Buchanan Award, as the FCS' most outstanding defensive player in 2014. Last season, Emanuel recorded 16.5 sacks and 27 tackles for loss, while adding in 70 total tackles, eight quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, and one interception for the Bisons.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 30 - 3:10 PM

North Dakota State edge rusher Kyle Emanuel was the "hot property" at the school's pro day last week, where he was was worked out at three separate positions, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The college defensive lineman went through defensive line drills and then worked as a linebacker under the instruction of the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Pauline, the organization believes Emanuel could play on the outside or in the middle of their scheme. In addition to all of that, the Jacksonville Jaguars put Emanuel through fullback drills. The versatile prospect has an official visit scheduled with the Pittsburgh Steelers and will work out for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 251-pounder, who played in the East-West Shrine Game, is one of the FCS' best pro defensive prospects.
Mar 29 - 4:10 PM

The Panthers put North Dakota State RB John Crockett through a private workout following his pro day.

Carolina has selected a running back in the sixth-round each of the last two seasons, but neither is still on the roster. Crockett is expected to be selected in that general area. He was a productive back at the FCS level, however, Crockett has a difficult time creating yards for himself and has limited speed. He jumps compared to weight were quite good.
Mar 27 - 10:03 AM

North Dakota State's Kyle Emanuel and Michigan's Jake Ryan are the draft's most underrated outside linebackers, according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"Emanuel might project to defensive end for some teams, but was a very productive player for a team that won four consecutive FCS championships," Davis wrote. The 6-foot-3, 251-pounder, who played in the East-West Shrine Game, is one of the FCS' best pro defensive prospects. As for Ryan, the analyst noted that he doesn't have great measurables but instead has a nose for the ball. "He might be one of those high-energy guys that makes it very hard for a team to cut him," Davis wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 3:06 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes North Dakota State junior QB Carson Wentz is "a player to watch for in 2016."

"Hard not to notice NDSU QB Carson Wentz [when studying film]," Weidl wrote. "Big strong kid with a presence. Effortless thrower." The 6-foot-6, 231-pound Wentz aces the eye test, and he's an early favorite to win FCS Player of the Year honors in 2015. During last season's 15-1 campaign, Wentz set school single-season records for passing attempts, completions, yards, and total offense per game. He threw for 3,111 yards with a 25/10 TD/INT ratio, and also broke NDSU's post-veer-option (1996) quarterback record with 642 rushing yards.
Mar 10 - 8:46 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl observes that North Dakota State senior RB John Crockett seems "hesitant" and is a "narrow based runner for a bigger back."

"Studying NDSU RB John Crockett and a little underwhelmed. Hesitant and narrow based runner for a bigger back. Vision isn't ideal either," Weidl tweeted. The North Dakota State prospect may get knocked for his upright running style, but he is dangerous weapon out of the backfield. The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Crockett does have the ability to be a work-horse. Crockett recorded 398 touches for the Bisons last season and started in all 16 games.
Mar 10 - 2:39 PM

North Dakota State senior RB John Crockett "looked like one of the most draftable players on either roster during [Shrine Game] week," writes the Sporting News' Chris Kouffman

"Crockett is very strong and explosive into contact," Kouffman wrote. "He cuts well and shows good vision. Observers may be surprised by his speed, given his size. West linebackers were helpless against him during one-on-one coverage drills. It seemed that everything he tried against them worked." Crockett measured 5-foot-11 3/4 and 217 pounds with 10-inch hands at the event. While not an elite athlete, we like Crockett's silky movements while reading blocks.
Jan 18 - 11:56 PM

North Dakota State senior RB John Crockett rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in the school's 35-3 win over Sam Houston State.

He added another 66 receiving yards. Crockett has been highly productive during his time at NDSU, but his start was a bit delayed due to academic issues. He isn't overly impressive as an athlete, however, Crockett is very fluid when reading blocks to stay between the tackles or bounce outside. He will attend the East West Shrine game.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:03:00 AM

North Dakota State DE senior Kyle Emanuel accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-3, 251-pounder has thoroughly dominated on a small stage over the past few seasons and is one of the FCS' best pro defensive prospects. He helped his cause by also terrorizing the Big 12's Iowa State earlier this season, posting nine tackles, four for loss, with two sacks and a fumble recovered. Emanuel has a non-stop motor but will have to prove he's athletic enough to hack it at the next level.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:24:00 PM


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