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Rutgers senior DT Darius Hamilton "has next level potential, likely as a sub-package player who will add depth on the defensive line," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"Hamilton, who is the son of 12-year NFL veteran Keith Hamilton, uses his lower body quickness and body control to shift his weight in small spaces, spinning and working around bodies, but he needs to better collect himself in the backfield to make stops. Although he's not quite the future first rounder he was tabbed as a recruit, Hamilton has next level potential, likely as a sub-package player who will add depth on the defensive line," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Hamiliton was a five-star recruit coming out of Don Bosco Prep, but hasn't quite lived up to the hype. Hamilton finished the 2014 season with 45 tackles, six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. Brugler adds that Hamilton "has some tweener traits with the size of a defensive end, but the mind-set and movement skills of a defensive tackle."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 20 - 3:54 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Rutgers redshirt senior RB Paul James "has a NFL future, but first he needs to show scouts that he can stay relatively healthy."

"Although he's not overly shifty with only average long-speed, he hits the hole with conviction and vision to find the cutback lane, finishing each run with his physical build and run demeanor. James has a NFL future, but first he needs to show scouts that he can stay relatively healthy for a full season," Brugler wrote. The Rutgers prospect only played in four games in 2014, recording 363 yards on 63 carries (5.8 per rush) before tearing his ACL and ending his season. Brugler adds that, when healthy, James "has a Ryan Mathews-like run style, squaring his body, lowering his pads and staying balanced through contact." James has rushed for 1,266 yards and 14 touchdowns on 224 carries.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 20 - 3:27 PM

Rutgers junior LB Steve Longa "is quick to read and react with the natural instincts," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"He is quick to read and react with the natural instincts and accurate first step to always be around the ball. Longa, who is well-versed at all three linebacker spots, had a slow start last season in the middle, but his production started to pick up the second half of the season as he became more comfortable," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 228-pound Longa, led the Scarlet Knights defense with 102 tackles, with 60 of them versus the run, with 4.5 stops for loss and two sacks in 2014. At the next level, Longa may be better suited at the weak side versus the middle, with his current frame.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 20 - 2:25 PM

Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo "displays terrific athleticism and body control to be a threat all over the field," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Carroo has only ordinary height and length, but he is solidly built with firm muscle definition for his frame. He displays terrific athleticism and body control to be a threat all over the field, changing gears well with vision to weave through defenses. Carroo understands how to fool defensive backs in his routes, using timing to bait and get the hips of defenders turned in his breaks," Brugler wrote. In his first year as a starter, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Carroo finished the season with 55 receptions 1,086 yards, with 10 touchdowns, while averaging 19.7 yard a catch. The big-play prospect has been timed in the high 4.3s in the 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 20 - 2:04 PM

Rutgers senior DT Darius Hamilton brings "phenomenal quickness to the position," observes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder had 45 tackles, six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss last season. "One of the best recruits in Rutgers history in 2012, Hamilton made an immediate impact and has been a full-time starter the last two years," Brown wrote. "The Rutgers run defense has struggled, but Hamilton's disruption up front makes him the defense's most valuable player, by far." He grades Hamilton as the No. 17 defensive tackle in the country. Hamilton believes he will play defensive end in the NFL, and we agree, seeing a sleeper 3-4 DE who needs to put on 20 pounds of beef to handle that grind.
Jul 13 - 11:28 PM

Rutgers senior DT Darius Hamilton "should have another strong season, but his best shot in the pros will likely be as a 3-4 defensive end," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Production won't be an issue for Hamilton after racking up six sacks and 24 quarterback pressures last year from his defensive tackle spot," Zierlein wrote. "Hamilton is 6-4, but just 266 pounds. However, he has learned to play tough against much larger competitors." Hamilton, whose father Keith played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Giants, had 45 tackles, six sacks and 11.5 TFL last season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 10 - 2:45 PM

Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo is "quietly a vertical threat and was a big-play target last season," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"A physical receiver both at the catch point and when dealing with contact or press coverages, Carroo has great physical strength and strong hands," Kiper wrote. Kiper ranks the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder as the No. 5 senior wide receiver draft prospect in the country. Carroo, who has been clocked in the high 4.3s in the 40-yard dash, posted 55 receptions for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns last year.
Jul 9 - 8:39 PM

Rutgers senior WR Leonte Carroo "is both big and fast," writes NFL Media.

True story. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has been clocked in the high 4.3s in the 40-yard dash. "He was productive in 2014 working with a quarterback with a scattershot arm and will be challenged again by mediocre quarterback play in 2015," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "The key is to picture him working with a consistently competent quarterback." NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter recently wrote that Carroo "reminds scouts of Golden Tate with his running back-type body." Carroo, who posted 55 receptions for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns last year, has 83 catches and 19 scores in the past two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 11:54 AM

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


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