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Rutgers senior DT Darius Hamilton "needs to add bulk," notes NFL Media.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder had 45 tackles, six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss last season. Of course, he's nowhere near big enough to remain at DT in the NFL. That appears to be part of his plan, however, as Hamilton intends to play defensive end in the NFL. "Hamilton has good quickness and is technically sound, not surprising when you consider his dad, Keith, played for 12 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 1 - 5:51 PM

Rutgers redshirt freshman DE Donald Bedell is expected to transfer.

Bedell is the second defensive end to transfer this offseason, with Sam Blue leaving last month. "It is believed that he also will move down to the 1-AA level," beat writer Dan Duggan stated.
Source: NJ.com
Jul 1 - 11:25 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter notes that Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo "reminds scouts of Golden Tate with his running back-type body."

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder posted 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. "Putting up another 1,000-yard receiving season with a new passer in Piscataway should impress scouts enough for him to end up being a second-round pick like Tate," Reuter wrote. Carroo earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2014. He has been clocked in the high 4.3s in the 40-yard dash.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 10:26 PM

Rutgers has moved junior Ruhann Peele from WR to CB.

This is the second time a move like this has happened for Peele. He has not shined at either but has produced role playing-level production at each spot. At 6'1/190 lbs, he will be one of the bigger corners on the roster.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 21 - 8:54 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter wrote that if an NFL scout "drew up what an NFL left tackle should look like, it might look like a portrait" of Rutgers senior T Keith Lumpkin.

At 6-foot-8, 310 pounds, Lumpkin is indeed precisely what the NFL is looking for from a physical perspective. "[Lumpkin uses] his great length and surprising footwork to envelop defenders on the edge," Reuter wrote. "Improvements in his anchor and balance in pass protection during the 2015 season will lead pro offensive line coaches to push for him in team meetings next spring."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 18 - 9:28 PM

Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo "is one of the best weapons in the Big Ten, a speedy threat with solid size who is capable of elevating shaky quarterback play," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Brown ranks him as the No. 9 receiver in the nation. Carroo nearly opted into this past draft, but he stuck around to try to improve his stock. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder posted 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors. Those numbers should all go up in 2015.
Jun 13 - 4:11 PM

Rutgers HC Kyle Flood said redshirt senior Paul James will be the school's top RB when practice begins if he is healthy.

In James' absence last year, four running backs earned starts and each returns for the 2015 season. James has rushed for 1,266 yards and 14 touchdowns on 224 carries. He only played in four games last season before a torn ACL ended his season.
Source: ESPN
Jun 12 - 9:50 AM

Rutgers redshirt freshman DE Sam Blue will transfer.

The two-star recruit took a redshirt as a true freshman. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Blue, who didn't receive another FBS scholarship offer, was buried on the depth chart. The smart money has him ticketed for a lower level.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 3 - 12:29 AM

Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Rutgers redshirt freshman CB Darian Dailey was arrested for armed robbery in Sarasota,Florida.

On Sunday around 2 a.m., the 19-year-old Rutgers prospect and 20-year-old Trazelle Johnson were both accused of sticking up a man on a bicycle with a handgun. Both suspects demanded money from the man and then left in a vehicle. Dailey and Johnson are currently being held on a $150,000 bond. On the Scarlet Knights' spring depth chart, the former two-star recruit was listed as a starting cornerback. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said in a statement that once the "facts are gathered," they "will take the appropriate action."
May 25 - 10:08 AM

Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo "is the top returning wide receiver in the Big Ten," according to Big Ten Network's Sean Merriman.

Carroo very nearly opted into the 2015 NFL Draft, but ultimately decided to return for one more year on campus. Carroo, 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, has been clocked in the high 4.3s in the 40-yard dash. He posted 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors, while forced to catch the wobbling ducks Gary Nova served up, again. Nova, who graduated, hasn't received a sniff from the NFL. "If the Scarlet Knights can find an answer at quarterback, this guy could put up monster numbers," Merriman wrote.
May 18 - 9:47 PM

Lions selected Rutgers FB Mike Burton with the No. 168 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Burton (5'11/242) was a lead blocker and special teamer for Rutgers, racking up 47 career receptions and averaging 5.3 YPC on 22 carries. Not a candidate to catch more than checkdown passes in the pros, Burton ran 4.74 with a 33-inch vertical at the Combine. Burton projects as more of an H-back than old-fashioned fullback, but could earn a job covering kicks.
May 2 - 3:16 PM

Bengals selected Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Kroft (6'6/246) made 24 starts in three seasons at Rutgers, catching 70 balls for 901 yards (12.9 YPR) and five TDs. His 2014 stats took a dive as Kroft played through a high ankle sprain. Healthy at the his Pro Day, Kroft ran 4.75 with a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Kroft is smart (32 Wonderlic) with long arms (33") and big hands (9 5/8"), and excelled as a slot receiver in 2013 before taking on more in-line duties last season. NFL Films' Greg Cosell has compared Kroft to Zach Ertz with more competitiveness as a blocker.
May 1 - 10:50 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft to Travis Kelce.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder possesses the frame to add more weight, according to the analyst. "Kroft is an aggressive blocker who can help the running game win on the edges, but he also possesses the quickness to get open in space and make a play after the catch," Zierlein wrote. At the combine, Kroft was clocked at 4.67 in the 40, 7.12 in the 3-cone and 4.2 in the short shuttle. Kroft only had 24 receptions for 269 yards and zero touchdowns last season, though we blame a lot of that on quarterback play and scheme. "Kroft's size, athleticism and competitiveness as a blocker make him a scheme fit for most offenses and he could be one of the top tight ends to come from this draft class," Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 10:07 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline Rutgers wrote that Wednesday's pro day was a "good day" for Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder was clocked at 4.67 in the 40, 7.12 in the 3-cone and 4.2 in the short shuttle. Kroft, who caught 43 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, fell off to 24 receptions for 269 yards and zero touchdowns last season. "He has the size and he has that length you like," an anonymous AFC scout said this winter. "And he's probably going to fill out over the next few years. He runs OK, too. I like him." Kroft has already met with the Browns, Giants and Bengals.
Mar 12 - 6:31 PM

Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft explained how the Combine medical examinations of his previously injured ankle kept him out of on-field workouts.

Kroft opens by saying the injury usually takes 10 weeks to heal, and he was six weeks into recovery when Combine week arrived. Still, he was planning to participate fully. Kroft's ankle was examined by nearly every team. "The next day, I woke up and it was just kind of a blimp because everyone was twisting and doing their tests on it. It kind of blew up," he explained. Then on Friday, the day of tight end on-field activities, the swelling was even worse. He will work out on March 11.
Source: NJ.com
Feb 25 - 1:33 PM


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