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CBS Sports' Rob Rang views Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo as a potential steal for the later rounds of the draft.

"Compact, athletic, and powerful," Rang wrote, "Seumalo is a top-100 candidate if teams are satisfied with his medical and a future starter on the interior." As to the "medical" portion of the analyst's statement, Seaumalo underwent a pair of foot surgeries during his time with the Beavers. Pro Football Focus is just as smitten (if not more) than Rang when it comes to the 6-foot-4, 303-pounder, calling him one of their favorite guards in the draft due to his solid -- if unspectacular -- consistency. He surrendered just four quarterback pressures in 2015. Rang believes that Oregon State's abysmal 2-10 season might have played a part in Seumalo dropping off some radars.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 8:02 PM

Pro Football Focus raves that Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo is "our favorite guards in this draft."

"Seumalo doesn’t wow with any crushing blocks, but he sustains well and should be a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme," wrote Steve Palazzolo. Seumalo a mere four QB pressures in 2015, all the more impressive because Seumalo was asked to play left tackle for three games. "As a guard, sometimes simply 'not losing' is better than highlight-reel blocks, and that’s what Seumalo brings to the table in the run and pass game," Palazzolo wrote.
Apr 15 - 9:02 PM

Sophomore QB Seth Collins has decided not to transfer to Northern Illinois and will return to Oregon State.

Collins might just be heading into his sophomore season, but he has already taken part in his fair share of drama. He won the starting gig with the Beavers to open the 2015 campaign, but injuries and ineffectiveness led to just six starts. At the end of the season, it was reported that he would be transitioning to wide receiver. In January, the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder announced his intention to transfer. He would sign a non-binding financial aid agreement with Northern Illinois. And now, back to Oregon State. In a university-released statement, Collins said, "I'm very humbled that my teammates and coaches have provided me the opportunity to rejoin the team. Coach Andersen did not always agree with the direction that I was headed during this process, but was always there to talk and support me as a person first." Collins is expected to make that transition to receiver for the 2016 campaign.
Apr 11 - 9:16 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein noted that Oregon State DT Kyle Peko is "a disruptive, gap-shooter with some of the most impressive balance and change of direction that you will find from an interior player in this draft."

Zierlein relayed an anecdote of stumbling onto Peko inadvertently while watching film of an opposing offensive lineman. He was struck by Peko's ability to blow up the run-game and serve as a "general nuisance." The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder is "fun to watch because he flashes so much," an NFC Pac-12 scout said earlier this offseason. For the 2015 campaign, Peko recorded 45 tackles (4.5 for loss) and a pair of sacks. Despite the positive attributes here, Zierlein believes his draft stock is "liable to fall a little" due to size concerns.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 2 - 4:57 PM

Oregon State senior TE Brent VanderVeen has left the program.

A transfer could be in the works here, but VanderVeen hasn't made his future decision public knowledge at this time. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has just one catch for 14 yards to his name for his collegiate career, largely because he just shifted over to tight end from quarterback last spring. The Beavers should be able to fill in for his receiving production easily enough.
Mar 31 - 6:23 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo is a top three C prospect in the 2016 class.

This is high praise since center is the second most talented and deepest position, behind defensive line, in this class. Seumalo has played both guard and center, but his final collegiate season was a bit of a throwaway due to injury and Oregon State's miserable roster. Seumalo declared early for the draft and is the son of a coach.
Mar 16 - 8:46 AM

The Oregonian's Gina Mizell reports that Oregon State will hire Hawaii special teams and TE coach Jake Cookus to serve as a special teams analyst.

Those with decent long-term memories might remember the former Beaver Cookus intercepting Oregon QB Joey Harrington three times in a Civil War showdown back in 2000. He was part of Hawaii's coaching staff this past season and before that, served stints at Montana, Weber State and Southern Oregon. With Oregon State, he won't be used in a full coordinator capacity, as the NCAA does not allow more than nine assistant coaches.
Feb 19 - 3:06 PM

ESPN's Erik McKinney notes that Oregon State three-star WR Trevon Bradford is "an unheralded recruit who can provide an instant spark on offense and special teams."

McKinney floats the name of Utah freshman WR Britain Covey as a possible parallel for Bradford. Covey was similarly under-recruited, but came on to catch 43 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 2015. Oregon State won just two games last season and if the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Bradford can hang in spring practice and August camp, there should be opportunities here.
Feb 11 - 10:30 PM

Oregon State freshman TE Noah Togiai indicated that he will leave the basketball team to focus exclusively on football.

Togiai announced his choice on Twitter, writing (in part), "It was my decision in the end and [basketball HC Wayne Tinkle] DID NOT make me choose one sport." The 6-foot-4, 214-pound freshman logged 10 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown over six games during the 2015 campaign.
Feb 8 - 11:04 PM

Oregon State signed four-star S Shurod Thompson.

Oregon State doesn't quite have the punch to go swing-for-swing with the big boys in the Pac-12 and finished with the No. 41 recruiting class in the country, per Rivals. They did manage to corral Thompson, though, who checks into the Rivals250 at No. 148. ESPN 300's scouting report notes that one of the 6-foot-1, 191-pound safety already displays strong read-and-recognition skills. They caution that he's not adept in man-to-man coverage at this point, though, and that he'll need to work to improve his overall speed.
Feb 6 - 4:42 PM

Oregon State freshman QB Seth Collins transferred to Northern Illinois.

Collins' intentions to transfer became public near the end of January, but his preferred landing spot was a mystery until Thursday. With the Huskies, he'll have to sit out a season per NCAA transfer regulations. This past season, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound dual-threat freshman threw for 936 yards (52.2% completions) with a 6/4 TD/INT ratio. Those numbers weren't particularly impressive, but he did show promise rushing, gaining 580 yards on the ground with an additional eight touchdowns.
Feb 4 - 6:19 PM

Construction at Oregon State's Reser Stadium inadvertently revealed what are believed to be bones of a mammoth.

Beautiful. The discovery was made on Monday, as a crew worked on expanding the Valley Football Center at the stadium's north end. The site's intended to eventually house the Beaver locker room. OSU spokesman Steve Clark said, "We believe we have an intact femur from a mammoth. There also appear to be bones from other species, including possibly a bison and a camel." A university professor told Clark that after an examination of the bones, they're believed to be at least 10,000 years old. No word as to whether Oregon will now rip apart their stadium to search for dinosaurs in an attempt to one-up their in-state rivals in a sort of modern day reenactment of the 1800's Bone Wars between Edward Cope and O.C. Marsh.
Jan 26 - 9:22 PM

Oregon State freshman QB Seth Collins will transfer.

In a release, Collins said, "I thank Oregon State for a great year. But it is in my best interest to pursue my education and football somewhere else." The 6-foot-4, 180-pound freshman won the starting job for the Beavers in the spring and had some nice moments running the ball, ultimately tallying 580 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He was less successful through the air, throwing for 936 yards (52.2% completions) with a 6/4 TD/INT ratio. A knee injury suffered in October forced him to miss four games. Unless he's shifting down to an FCS school, he'll have to sit out the next season per NCAA transfer rules. Oregon State was the only Power 5 squad to offer him a quarterbacking scholarship out of high school, so whether another FBS program wants to reel him in at the position remains to be seen. A position switch to either wide receiver or running back is also a possibility for the now-former Beaver.
Jan 22 - 6:30 PM

Oregon State DT Kyle Peko accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

A JUCO transfer, Peko sat out the 2014 campaign after transferring to Oregon State. Silly transfer rules over and done with, the 6-foot-1, 317-pounder started all 12 games this past season, racking up 45 tackles (4.5 for loss), two sacks and two passes defended. For his work, he received a Pac-12 honorable mention at the end of the season.
Jan 17 - 2:50 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline describes Oregon State redshirt junior Isaac Seumalo as a "good lineman with an injury history."

The 6-foot-5, 298-pounder had a solid year, considering he missed the entire 2014 season. Seumalo broke his foot in the 2013 Hawaii Bowl, and the injury required two surgeries. Prior to 2014, the Oregon State prospect started 25 games, with 23 starts at center and two at right tackle. Seumalo started at both right guard and left tackle for the Beavers this season, earning all-Pac-12 first-team honors.
Jan 13 - 3:56 PM


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