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ESPN's Steve Muench says that Oregon State senior TE Connor Hamlett "is far from a finished product."

He means it in a good way. "Hamlett [Muench's No. 5 TE] has a slight edge over Iowa State's E.J. Bibbs on my board, and the reason is upside," the analyst wrote. "He gets pushed around at times because he tends to play high and he needs to get stronger at the point of attack. He's never going to be an explosive route runner, but crisper footwork and improving his ability to push around defensive backs would help in terms of his separation skills." Hamlett suffered from two different knee injuries in 2013 and has a wiry lower body. "However, he has the prototypical frame for a Y prospect at 6-7 and 262 pounds," Muench wrote. "He's a big and reliable target who can shield defenders from the ball, and has the potential to develop into a productive red zone target. While he's not much of a threat after the catch, he has the size and enough speed to work the seam."
Oct 21 - 7:10 PM

Oregon State starting junior RT Gavin Andrews will miss 2 to 4 weeks with an ankle injury.

Andrews' injury was initially diagnosed as a sprained ankle, but it turns out he suffered a hairline fracture. Dustin Stanton will slide into the starting lineup.
Source: Oregon Live
Oct 20 - 11:16 AM

Oregon State redshirt junior WR Richard Mullaney will likely miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury.

"We'll be lucky if we get him back before the end of the year," head coach Mike Riley said. The Beavers passing attack has taken a step down from what it was in the past two season, and Mullaney contributed 216 yards and a touchdown on 18 receptions prior to the injury. Jordan Villamin, who recorded two touchdowns against Utah, should start in Mullaney's place
Source: Oregon Live
Oct 20 - 10:58 AM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 21-of-37 attempts for 272 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 29-23 double overtime loss to Utah on Thursday.

He was shaky throughout. In the last drive of regulation, Mannion nearly threw an interception and then took a crippling sack on third down with mere seconds remaining, forcing a longer-than-needed 49-yard field goal attempt. Fortunately, the Beavers' Trevor Romaine hit it to force extra time. In the second overtime, Romaine missed his first field goal of the season. An AFC personnel executive said earlier this week that Mannion will be an NFL backup. We aren't so sure he'll be even that. Mannion, who received a mid-round grade from the draft advisory board last year, panics when confronted by interior pressure.
Oct 17 - 1:52 AM

One AFC personnel executive believes Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion will be an NFL backup.

I know some people really like (Oregon State QB) Sean Mannion, but I don't see it. He looks like an NFL backup," the executive said. We are not even sure if he will last as a backup. Mannion received a mid-round grade from the draft advisory board last year, but his play has regressed and he really struggles against interior pressure. Think of him like Philip River's evil twin.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 16 - 11:19 AM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 27-of-37 attempts for 278 yards and a touchdown in a win versus Colorado on Saturday.

Mannion has acted as a whipping boy for draft analysts thus far this season, so it must have been nice for him to have a positive performance on the road. Based on raw and adjusted QBR, this was his second best game of the season (behind a Week 2 win at Hawaii). After putting up a 4,662 yard, 37 touchdown season in 2014, Mannion decided to ride out his final year with Oregon State rather than enter the draft after receiving a third-round grade from the Advisory Board. With the way he's played thus far, Mannion will be lucky to go before the end of Day 3.
Oct 5 - 8:10 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion "has been underwhelming up to this point,"according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"If he would have entered the 2014 NFL Draft, Mannion likely would have been a top-100 draft pick. But he decided to return for his senior year and unfortunately has been underwhelming up to this point," Brugler wrote. Mannion completed 15-of-32 attempts for 123 yards and two interceptions in the 35-10 loss to USC last Saturday. Brugler added that the Oregon State prospect "played timid for all four quarters and was very unsure of himself, clearly lacking confidence in his reads and decision-making."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 30 - 3:37 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Sean Mannion's struggles have led to legitimate questions about his ability to maintain control under pressure.

Like everybody else who follows college football, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks has not been impressed with Oregon State QB Sean Mannion. Mannion did absolutely nothing against USC on Saturday, passing for only 132 yards and tossing two interceptions and no touchdowns. Brooks forwards that Mannion's struggles have led to questions about "his athleticism, mobility and functionality within a collapsing pocket." Brooks also speculates that Mannion's "ineffectiveness suggests that he could struggle as a signal-caller without a strong supporting cast." After putting up a 4,662 yard, 37 touchdown season in 2014, Mannion decided to ride out his final year with Oregon State rather than enter the draft, a decision that begins to look more and more poor as the season goes on.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 5:44 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 15-of-32 attempts for 123 yards and two interceptions in a 35-10 loss to USC on Saturday.

Mannion did not throw for a touchdown in the contest. This was Oregon State's first game against a legitimate team in 2014 and Mannion didn't put in a good showing for scouts. Mannion's built like a quarterback constructed in a lab (6'5", 220 pounds), but there are legitimate concerns about his ability to handle pressure. Mannion threw for 4,662 yards and 37 touchdowns a season ago, numbers that almost led him to the 2014 draft before he decided to stick around for his senior year. Unless he turns around what's been a mediocre season, Mannion might end up regretting that decision.
Sep 29 - 1:17 AM

Oregon State DE Obum Gwacham collected one sack and one tackle for loss in Saturday's 21-point win against San Diego State.

Gwacham will be tested greatly in the near future, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, as Oregon State’s next four games are against USC, Colorado, Utah and Stanford. Last week, Pauline called Gwacham "Ziggy Ansah light," adding: "Scouts love the upside Gawcham brings and if he continues to develop on the field they believe the former track star could end up as a second or third round pick in next year’s draft."
Sep 22 - 8:50 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 24-of-31 attempts for 275 yards and an interception in a 28-7 win against San Diego State over the weekend.

You'll hear Mannion discussed as a potential intriguing developmental NFL quarterback, mostly because he looks the part at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds. But if Rotoworld's NFL Draft staff ran a pro organization, we wouldn't waste the pick. Mannion becomes hurried when he receives pressure up the middle. Because he isn't mobile, this panic manifests itself in occasionally crippling mistakes. Not everyone agrees with us, of course, as ESPN's Todd McShay graded Mannion ahead of Baylor's Bryce Petty over the summer. The Oregon State prospect almost bolted to the NFL over the winter but decided to exhaust his collegiate eligibility. He hasn't played great during the soft section of OSU's schedule and will need to pick it up when Pac-12 play starts this Saturday against USC.
Sep 22 - 1:38 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline called Oregon State DE Obum Gwacham "Ziggy Ansah light."

Coincidentally, NFL media analyst Gil Brandt named Gwacham as his top sleeper candidate for the 2014 draft; his 2012 preseason sleeper was none other than Ansah. "The former receiver moved to defensive end last spring and initially impressed scouts during April practice with his athleticism and pass rushing ability," Pauline wrote earlier this week. "He’s kept the momentum going in the early part of the season, most recently registering a pair of sacks during the Beavers victory over Hawaii. Scouts love the upside Gawcham brings and if he continues to develop on the field they believe the former track star could end up as a second or third round pick in next year’s draft."
Sep 17 - 6:38 PM

Oregon State DE Obum Gwacham is gaining buzz in the NFL scouting community, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Gwacham, a high jumper with a personal best of just under 7-feet 2-inches is slowly blossoming into a terror on the defensive line," Pauline wrote. "The former receiver moved to defensive end last spring and initially impressed scouts during April practice with his athleticism and pass rushing ability. He’s kept the momentum going in the early part of the season, most recently registering a pair of sacks during the Beavers victory over Hawaii. Scouts love the upside Gawcham brings and if he continues to develop on the field they believe the former track star could end up as a second or third round pick in next year’s draft." NFL media analyst Gil Brandt named Gwacham as his top sleeper candidate for the 2014 draft in late August.
Sep 15 - 5:46 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 26-of-37 attempts for 300 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 38-30 win in Hawaii over the weekend.

Mannion looks the part at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, but we've never been big fans. We're concerned with his propensity to panic when pressure comes up the middle, an especially crippling weakness for a quarterback who isn't mobile. ESPN's Todd McShay graded Mannion ahead of Baylor's Bryce Petty over the summer, so obviously not everybody agrees with us. The Oregon State prospect threw for 4,662 yards and 37 touchdowns last season, and almost bolted to the NFL, but decided to exhaust his collegiate eligibility.
Sep 8 - 1:05 AM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Sean Mannion completed 26 of 45 attempts for 328 yards and a touchdown in the school's 29-14 win over Portland State.

Mannion added a rushing touchdown to his box score. Many evaluators bring up Mannion's name among the top prospects at the position, and his production with receivers like Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton is often cited, but we don't view him that highly. Mannion's biggest issue his how he deals with interior pressure, a common theme with college quarterbacks.
Aug 31 - 3:35 PM


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