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Northwestern senior S Ibraheim Campbell was the biggest safety riser in Mel Kiper's recent positional rankings.

Campbell is now graded by Kiper as the class' No. 3 safety. Kiper isn't the only analyst who walked away from Mobile impressed by the Wildcat. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler recently wrote that Campbell "caught my eye" at the Senior Bowl and "showed good range and hand-eye coordination." The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Campbell suffered through an injury-plagued 2014 season, but continuing a strong early postseason showing should guarantee him a spot in the draft, particularly in an uninspiring safety class.
Feb 2 - 7:19 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior LB Chi Chi Ariguzo participated in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

The three-year starter has a motor that doesn't quit, and he is capable of making plays sideline-to-sideline. Ariguzo "falls short in the area of computer numbers but on film he’s omnipresent," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. "Ariguzo will need a terrific pre-draft workout to push him into the late rounds but a number of teams feel he has the football skills to line up as an eight linebacker/special teams player on Sundays." The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder runs a 4.82 forty.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 5:41 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Northwestern senior S Ibraheim Campbell "caught my eye" at the Senior Bowl.

Campbell "showed good range and hand-eye coordination," according to the analyst. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Campbell suffered through an injury-plagued 2014 season, though he's very clearly a candidate to be drafted. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote prior to the season that Campbell is "being overrated by many" and has "poor size/speed numbers and a one-dimensional game," opinions that probably haven't changed in light of the senior's most recent season. A good Senior Bowl week has helped him, however.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 5:57 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior WR Kyle Prater caught three balls for nine yards in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Prater's disappointing college career has now come to a close. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Illinois native was a Parade High School All-American and five-star recruit who struggled with injuries for a few season before he decided to transfer closer to home. The move didn't help much. While Prater regularly saw the field, he rarely thrived on it. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reported in late September that NFL scouts were "enamored" with Prater. The receiver could hear his name called on Day 3 because of his measurables.
Jan 12 - 1:35 AM

Northwestern redshirt senior WR Kyle Prater will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Illinois native was a Parade High School All-American and five-star recruit who committed to USC and redshirted in 2010 due to hamstring and groin injuries. He missed most of 2011 because of a broken left foot and decided to transfer closer to home. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reported in late September that NFL scouts were "enamored" with Prater. Prater never produced as his talent suggested he would, however.
Jan 6 - 6:48 PM

Northwestern senior S Ibraheim Campbell will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Campbell suffered through an injury-plagued 2014 season, though he's a candidate to be drafted. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Campbell "is very steady and plays with a reliable presence." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline disagrees, writing that Campbell is "being overrated by many" and has "poor size/speed numbers and a one-dimensional game."
Jan 6 - 5:17 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior Brandon Vitabile has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS Sports ranks Vitabile as the class' sixth-best prospect. That's good for the site's No. 233 overall prospect, as well as a Rounds 6-7 projection. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound fifth-year lineman, a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection, is considered a good run blocker, though his lack of size might make a zone-blocking system the most ideal fit.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior LB Chi Chi Ariguzo "falls short in the area of computer numbers but on film he’s omnipresent," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The three year starter is relentless, making plays sideline to sideline and showing skill in pursuit," Pauline wrote. Ariguzo, who had eight tackles this weekend against Purdue, leads the Wildcats with 92 tackles. "Ariguzo will need a terrific pre-draft workout to push him into the late rounds but a number of teams feel he has the football skills to line up as an eight linebacker/special teams player on Sunday’s," Pauline wrote.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Northwestern senior QB Trevor Siemian tore his ACL in a win against Purdue on Saturday and will miss the remainder of the season.

Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald announced the unfortunate news on Monday. Siemian completed 58.2 percent of his attempts this year for 2,214 yards and a 7/11 TD/INT ratio. Northwestern is expected to go with junior Zack Oliver at quarterback in the pivotal season finale against in-state rival Illinois. The winner of that game will go to a bowl game, while the loser's season will be over.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior WR Kyle Prater had four receptions for 82 yards in Saturday's 38-14 win against Purdue.

Prater is coming on strong at the right time, going over 80 receiving yards in three straight games. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reported in late September that NFL scouts were "enamored" with Prater. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Illinois native was a Parade High School All-American and five-star recruit who committed to USC and redshirted in 2010 due to hamstring and groin injuries. He missed most of 2011 because of a broken left foot and decided to transfer closer to home.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior C Brandon Vitable has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game.

Vitable is a two year captain and four year starter for the Wildcats. Young centers are playing more and more at the NFL level, so this will be an important event for Vitable.
Source: Shrine Game
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Northwestern redshirt junior WR Miles Shuler could miss the remainder of the season with a wrist/hand injury.

Shuler will miss the game against Notre Dame after missing the Wildcats' last contest against Michigan. He caught 23 passes for 190 yards this year after transferring from Rutgers in 2013.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Northwestern senior LB Collin Ellis has been forced to retire because of multiple concussions.

Ellis is a team captain for the Wildcats and has 33 tackles, one sack and one interception this season. He suffered the latest concussion against Minnesota on October 11. "It's really sad and disappointing that he won't get a chance to put on the helmet again and the jersey and go out and play," head coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "But he's had a wonderful career. He's doing a great job passing on his knowledge, his love, his passion."
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Northwestern redshirt junior WR Mile Shuler will miss Saturday's game against Michigan.

As is the case with most college football injury reports, no further information was given. After redshirting from Rutgers and sitting out last season, Shuler has caught 23 passes for 190 yards this year.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Northwestern junior FB Dan Vitale "has stood out in a variety of areas this season," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He’s a terrific lead blocker for Northwestern’s diverse running game and is the team’s leading receiver," Pauline wrote. "Vitale has been a consistent short and intermediate range target in the passing game from the start of the season and his skill set makes him a perfect west coast fullback." Pauline grades Vitale as a Round 6 prospect.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 07:36:00 PM


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