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Nevada named redshirt junior Tyler Stewart as the school's starting QB.

Nevada faces UC-Davis in their season opener. Stewart was competing with freshman Hunter Fralick, and head coach Brian Polian said Stewart's experience put him over the top. That experience is more connected to Stewart's time in the program and not real game action, as his actual live playing time is sparse. Polian, who previously said both quarterbacks would play in the opener, is now standing behind Stewart as his lone quarterback.
Aug 21 - 11:03 AM

Nevada senior edge rusher Ian Seau "projects to 3-4 'backer in the pros," says NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

With the Wolfpack, the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Seau plays defensive end, though he's going to have to move a level back in the pros. Ian is the nephew of late NFL star linebacker Junior Seau. "His skill set is not reminiscent of his uncle's, but Seau has enough get-off and bend to be selected in the third or fourth round as a pass rusher," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 9 - 10:37 PM

Former Wisconsin freshman QB Austin Kafentzis transferred to Nevada.

The ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City broke the story, adding that the quarterback "hopes to compete for the starting job this fall." We aren't sure if that will be possible, as Kafentzis is an early enrollee who spent one semester in Madison and will be a true freshman this fall. Nevada head coach Brian Polian says the Pack will seek an immediate eligibility waiver from the NCAA, though we aren't sure on what grounds he will argue.
Jun 14 - 4:55 PM

Nevada redshirt junior WR Hasaan Henderson will return to the field in 2015 following a head/spinal concussion.

Henderson suffered the injury against Air Force and missed the final three contests of 2014. The 6'5/220 lbs receiver obviously offers a unique frame for the position and is listed as a starter at one of three receiver positions. The former quarterback conversion recorded 74 catches for 905 yards and five touchdowns in 22 games.
Jun 1 - 2:44 PM

Chargers signed North Carolina State OLB Brock Hekking.

Hekking (6'3/255) made 38 starts for the Wolf Pack, registering 34.5 career TFLs, 22.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-Mountain West pick as a senior. Hekking showed above-average athleticism at the Nevada Pro Day, running 4.76 with a 33-inch vertical and 9-foot-9 broad jump, also pumping 28 reps on the bench. Hekking is a straight-linish but high-motor pass rusher with a productive resume. He'll likely open his career on special teams and could become a sub-package rusher down the line.
May 3 - 9:48 PM

Raiders signed Nevada QB Cody Fajardo.

Fajardo (6'1/223) succeeded Colin Kaepernick as a four-year starter for the Wolf Pack, completing 65.5 percent of his passes with a 57:29 TD-to-INT ratio in Nevada's Pistol Spread. He averaged 5.5 yards per rushing attempt and tacked on 44 rushing scores. Fajardo is smart (31 Wonderlic) and a legitimate scrambling threat with 4.63 speed, but offers sub-par arm strength and accuracy, and doesn't react well under duress. Fajardo would be a better Arena League prospect.
May 3 - 4:16 PM

Nevada QB Cody Fajardo is "a better pure passer than [Colin] Kaepernick but not as big or strong," an anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"Really a nice athlete," the scout said. "But he's short and hot and cold." Fajardo (6-foot-1 5/8, 223 pounds), who had a Wonderlic score of 31, runs a 4.58 forty. "Not really an established or consistent passer," another scout said. "Somebody that you could develop because of the athletic traits." We prefer other developmental signal-callers.
Apr 28 - 9:05 PM

Nevada QB Cody Fajardo "threw the deep ball well" at his pro day and "showed impressive deep accuracy," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Fajardo went through a scripted routine in which he threw a bit more than 50 passes in front of nearly a dozen teams, including the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers. Of the workout, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt noted that Fajardo may have clinched a spot in the draft. We'd use our selection on another developmental prospect.
Mar 27 - 12:05 AM

The quality of Nevada QB Cody Fajardo's pro day workout "lifted him into being a selection in the 2015 NFL Draft," according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

"Quarterback Cody Fajardo (6-foot-1 5/8, 223 pounds) went through an impressive, 54-play scripted workout led by noted quarterback coach Steve Calhoun. Fajardo was accurate with his passes and had good velocity on the ball. The quality of Fajardo's pro day workout lifted him into being a selection in the 2015 NFL Draft," Brandt wrote. Some evaluators may see Fajardo as a developmental project on Day 3 of the draft; however, we don't see the Nevada prospect as a draftable prospect.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 4:04 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that rumors have swirled since the Senior Bowl that Nevada QB Cody Fajardo might shift to receiver.

"He’s a sensational athlete but his passing, specifically his accuracy, leaves a lot to be desired," Pauline wrote. "Though there’s been no official word to date it’ll be interesting to see if Fajardo is put through receiver drills at the end of the quarterback practice session." We're on board with a position change. Fajardo, in our estimation, doesn't have the tools to succeed behind center in the NFL. As Pauline notes, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo simply isn't accurate enough.
Feb 20 - 3:20 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 2-of-6 attempts for five yards and an interception in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

One's driver's license needn't read "Mel Kiper Jr." to understand that a 5/1 yards/interception ratio at a showcase event is devastating for a prospect that could have ridden a big week to solid Day 3 ground. We've never been in the camp that believes the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is worth a pick.
Jan 18 - 1:33 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller "struggle[s] to see [Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo] having the passing ability to be an NFL quarterback."

"Accuracy is No. 1 on my list of important traits for an NFL prospect, and Fajardo struggles too often as a pure passer to succeed in the pros," Miller wrote. We agree with this take. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is seen by some as a Day 3 pick. We don't see a draftable prospect.
Jan 11 - 6:58 PM

Nevada redshirt senior DE Brock Hekking collected a sack in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

In addition, he recorded a pair of quarterback hurries and recorded three tackles (one TFL). The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder clocks a 4.93 40-yard dash. "Hekking has a Tasmanian devil motor and mentality (and a brash blonde mullet to match), but his lack of explosive qualities and creativity as a pass rusher stands out," Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote over the summer. "His heart and desire translates well to the NFL, but his athletic and physical traits aren't on the same level, which hurts his value as a next level prospect." Hekking had 21.5 sacks during his career at Nevada.
Jan 11 - 2:26 PM

Nevada redshirt senior DE Brock Hekking will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Hekking's "heart and desire translates well to the NFL," Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote over the summer. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder clocks a 4.93 40-yard dash. "Hekking has a Tasmanian devil motor and mentality (and a brash blonde mullet to match), but his lack of explosive qualities and creativity as a pass rusher stands out," Brugler wrote. "His heart and desire translates well to the NFL, but his athletic and physical traits aren't on the same level, which hurts his value as a next level prospect." Hekking, it should be noted, sports a flowing blonde mohawk in honor of former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth’s. Hekking had 21.5 sacks during his career at Nevada.
Jan 7 - 4:33 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 14-of-29 attempts for 124 yards in Saturday's 16-3 loss to UL-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.

The Wolfpack weren't competitive in the game, mustering only 213 total offensive yards, and a good portion of the blame can be placed at Fajardo's feet. As the focal point of Nevada's offense, the team generally goes as Fajardo does, and he was both inaccurate and tentative in this one. Fajardo, generally a rushing threat, was easily bottled up by the Ragin' Cajuns; he finished with 49 rushing yards on 13 carries. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is seen by some as a Day 3 pick. We don't see a draftable prospect.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 04:39:00 PM


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