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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

Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft "had his ankle injured" by doctors during Combine medical examinations, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Kroft had "remnants" of an ankle injury during the season which doctors want to take a closer look at. "I’m told doctors during the medicals pulled and twisted Kroft’s ankle to test the integrity of the joint and they stretched it a bit to much," Pauline writes, saying a similar situation happened in the past with Dan Connor. Todd Gurley also refused his medicals. This is a bizarre story.
Feb 20 - 12:01 PM

Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft is "likely to impress with his athletic numbers," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Still suffering the remnants of a high ankle sprain which he incurred during the season, Kroft is not 100% but could still break into the 4.6’s in the forty," Pauline wrote. "Known primarily as a pass catcher, it must be pointed out Kroft’s blocking improved as the season progressed in 2015." The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Kroft caught 43 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, but fell off to 24 receptions for 269 yards and zero touchdowns this season. "He has the size and he has that length you like," an AFC scout said. "And he's probably going to fill out over the next few years. He runs OK, too. I like him."
Feb 19 - 6:23 PM

An NFL personnel executive said Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft will be helped because this is "really a bad year for tight ends."

"What he does (at the NFL Scouting Combine) is going to mean a lot," the executive said. "He shows well, yeah, he could go third round." The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Kroft caught 43 passes for 573 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, but fell off to 24 receptions for 269 yards and zero touchdowns this season. "He has the size and he has that length you like," an AFC scout said. "And he's probably going to fill out over the next few years. He runs OK, too. I like him."
Source: NJ.com
Feb 11 - 11:03 PM

Rutgers redshirt DB Kam Lott announced he will transfer to another school.

Lott wants to play closer to his home in Florida, but might have to sit out another season if he chooses an FBS program. Lott was a three-star recruit.
Feb 2 - 12:41 PM

Rutgers junior DL Darius Hamilton "is quick and is a technically sound player," according to College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.

Hamilton decided not to hop to the NFL this season, a sound decision, as he simply must add bulk. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder started his career at 250 pounds before dropping to around 230 and then working his way back up. Hamilton believes he will play defensive end in the NFL, which would mitigate some of the necessity of him needing to be a 300-pounder. Hamilton, a top-25 recruit in the 2012 class and a three-year starter come this fall, had 45 tackles, six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in 2014. His father Keith played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Giants.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 1 - 5:42 PM

Rutgers junior WR Leonte Carroo will be "challenged again by mediocre quarterback play in 2015," notes College Football 24/7.

Carroo has star potential, but has been stuck working with Gary Nova over the last few years and will now help to break in a new QB starter in 2015. 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 this season, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors. Carroo briefly considered opting into the draft but decided to return to school in 2015.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 1 - 3:56 PM

Rutgers reinstated sophomore WR Ruhann Peele.

Peele was suspended in early November for the remainder of the campaign due to an assault charge from late August. He was arrested after it was alleged that he pulled the hair of a female and scratched her face. Peele finished fifth on the team with 28 catches for 478 yards in 2013.
Jan 31 - 8:25 PM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova went 6-for-14 for 85 yards and an interception in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

That's a 42.9-percent completion percentage along with no touchdowns. We hope you savored Nova's last underwhelming collegiate performance. He entered this year with an ugly 51/39 TD/INT rate and a career completion percentage of less than 57 percent, but Nova showed great improvement in 2014 under new Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen. He isn't going to be drafted, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he were brought into a summer camp.
Jan 11 - 9:37 PM


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