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Regarding Oregon State senior C/G Isaac Seumalo, NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein is "expecting to see a more consistent performer with the move to center."

"After missing 2014 with a foot injury, I am intrigued to see how he responds after a year away," Zierlein wrote. Seumalo is moving to center from guard, which is good news for his NFL stock, the analyst believes. "Seumalo has plenty of heft throughout his lower body and into his midsection and he operates with a centered, sure base and with natural upper-body strength," Zierlein wrote. "He plays a little upright and doesn't always play with desired leverage."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 30 - 12:44 AM

Utah State junior QB Darell Garretson will walk on for Oregon State.

He will be forced to sit out the 2015 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. John Taylor notes Garretson's former offensive coordinator, Kevin McGivens, is now the quarterbacks coach with the Beavers. Garretson is coming off wrist surgery.
Jun 23 - 10:38 AM

NFL Media ranked Oregon State junior WR Victor Bolden as their No.14 versatile athletes in college football.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Bolden was quite the explosive playmaker for the Beavers in 2014, leading the team in receiving, with 72 receptions for 798 yards. Bolden, was also the third leading ball carrier last season, with 118 yards on 19 carries. The Oregon State prospect should a play a big role in the Beaver's new spread offense in 2015.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 2:52 PM

Scout.com named Oregon State freshman QB Seth Collins a Pac-12 Spring Star.

"It looks like they found their guy in true freshman Seth Collins. Yeah he played like a freshman much of the time and made his share of mistakes and errant throws. But Collins also made a ton of big plays for the Beavers offense over the spring," Scout.com's Jamie Newberg wrote. The 6-foot-3, 186-pound Collins dual-threat QB must continue to develop as a passer, but has the tools to thrive in HC Gary Andersen's new spread offense.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 5 - 3:49 PM

NFL Media pegs Oregon State freshman QB Seth Collins as "slightly in front of redshirt freshmen Nick Mitchell and Marcus McMarylon on the depth chart."

Recently, Oregon State HC Gary Andersen called his QB competition "1A versus 1B." NFL Media notes: "Coach Gary Andersen seems to be OK with a rebuilding project because the Beavers are going from one of the most experienced signal-callers in the league to the youngest." The 6-foot-3, 186-pound Collins was only a three-star recruit, but he impressed the coaching staff during the spring.
Source: NFL.com
May 30 - 9:41 PM

Oregon State HC Gary Andersen called his QB competition "1A versus 1B."

It is a common line coaches use, especially ones who lost quarterbacks to the NFL. Andersen is beginning his first season with Oregon State after moving from Wisconsin. The two quarterbacks in the competition are Seth Collins and Nick Mitchell, although Andersen did point out Marcus McMaryion.
Source: OC Register
May 17 - 1:14 PM

ESPN's Ted Miller predicts Oregon State freshman QB Seth Collins will star as a true frosh.

The 6-foot-3, 186-pound Collins was only a three-star recruit, but he has already impressed the coaching staff with a big vacancy after Sean Mannion graduated to the NFL. He isn't much like Mannion. Collins is a dual-threat who threw for 1,013 yards with a 12/5 TD/INT ration and 988 rushing yards and 17 scores as a senior in high school.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 11:05 PM

Oregon State redshirt freshman CB Dashon Hunt has retired from football due to spinal stenosis.

Hunt played in seven games last season after redshirting in 2013. The former four-star recruit was expected to compete for a full time gig. Spinal stenosis has popped up a number of times in football discussions, some continue their playing careers and others don't.
May 5 - 9:51 AM

Seahawks selected Oregon State DB Ryan Murphy with the No. 248 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

The Seahawks love using picks this late on athletic upside. Murphy was not on the draftnik radar, but stands 6-foot-1, 214 and ran 4.48 with a 39-inch vertical and 10-foot-5 broad jump at the Beavers' Pro Day. Murphy played free safety at Oregon State, but we wouldn't be surprised if Seattle tried to turn him into a press corner. He's a developmental project.
May 2 - 6:24 PM

Seahawks selected Oregon State DE Obum Gwacham with the No. 209 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Gwacham (6'5/246) played receiver, slotback and special teams in his first three college seasons before converting to defensive end as a senior, posting four sacks. Gwacham also competed for Oregon State's track team in the triple and high jumps. He ran 4.72 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump at the Combine. Gwacham has a great head on his shoulders and intriguing tools, but will be a 24-year-old rookie and may max out as a special teamer who only dabbles as a passing-down specialist. He's a poor run defender and lacks pass-rush moves.
May 2 - 4:53 PM

Chiefs selected Oregon State LB D.J. Alexander with the No. 172 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Alexander, who stands 6'2/233 lbs, is one of the top athletes at linebacker in this class. He recorded a 4.54 forty with a 6.97 3-cone and 10-foot plus broad jump. Alexander does have neck surgery on his record, but made 32 career starts while at Oregon State.
May 2 - 3:28 PM

Chiefs selected Oregon State CB Steven Nelson with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Nelson (5'10/197) spent two seasons in the Pac-12 after transferring from JUCO, piling up eight INTs and earning second-team All Conference as a senior. Nelson primarily played zone coverage in college, but flashed man-cover skills when given exposures. He shut down Nelson Agholor (3-27-0) in 2014 and gave Jaelen Strong fits. CFF also charted Nelson with zero missed tackles last season. Fast (4.49) but not especially twitchy or agile, Nelson best projects as a zone corner in the Alterraun Verner mold. The Chiefs play press, so Nelson figures to end up as a slot cover man who initially focuses on special teams.
May 1 - 11:19 PM

Rams selected Oregon State QB Sean Mannion with the No. 89 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Mannion (6'6/229) was a 43-game starter for coach Mike Riley, wrapping his career with an 83:54 TD-to-INT ratio and 64.6 completion rate. He set 18 school passing records. A turnover machine in college, Mannion's high interception totals are an obvious concern, and he fumbled 30 times in four seasons. Mannion has experience making full-field reads in Riley's pro-style-ish offense, but his arm talent is below starter quality and his performance dipped sharply under pressure. Bright (40 Wonderlic) and the son of a coach, Mannion best projects as a long-term clipboard holder who would likely struggle in extended playing time.
May 1 - 11:00 PM

Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was compared by an NFL scout to Derek Anderson.

Anderson came out of Oregon State a decade ago. "Long, slow delivery," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's everybody's backup. This kid is so smart, he's playing to every bit of his ability." We've never liked Mannion, but this strikes us as a realistic assessment of his upside. Another scout speaking to the MJS skewed to what we perceive to be the unrealistic pole of Mannion's evaluation. "He spins a really good deep ball," he said. "He's very accurate and incredibly smart (Wonderlic of 40). People will knock him because of his 40 time, but he's got good enough feet to move around and slide in the pocket. I just like his presence."
Apr 29 - 1:12 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "more than a dozen teams in fact rank [Oregon State QB Sean Mannion] number three on their quarterback board."

We're sure Mannion is a swell dude, and we're sorry to be so consistently negative when writing about him, but we just threw up a little bit in our mouths. Pauline, checking into Rotoworld's blurb via a Charles Robinson report that Mannion was rated as the No. 3 QB prospect by some, found out that the original dispatch wasn't as shocking as reality by half. We bag on Mannion for his immobility, his tendency to get flustered under pressure and his downright mediocrity in the three seasons Brandin Cooks wasn't destroying the Pac-12, but this report is potentially outstanding news for teams hoping Bryce Petty or Brett Hundley will drop to Round 3. We still have no idea how the QB class will shake out after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Mannion, by the way, recently worked out for the Rams and Cowboys.
Apr 24 - 7:56 PM


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