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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

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Nova isn't going to be drafted, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he were brought into a summer camp. He entered this year with an ugly 51/39 TD/INT rate and a career completion of less than 57 percent, but Nova showed great improvement in 2014. There were even some believers who thought new Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen might improve his passing mechanics enough to give Nova a legitimate look in the pros. We shall see.
Jan 6 - 4:50 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior TE Tyler Kroft is a "terrific athlete for the position and with the route acceleration to stress defenses downfield," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Kroft will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. "He displays smooth body control and balance to catch and create while working around defenders, extending well to pluck and make something happen as a ballcarrier," Brugler wrote. "Kroft wore several hats for the Rutgers offense, lining up in the slot, backfield and occasionally on the offensive line and has a style reminiscent of Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper." 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. "My biggest concern is the production and how few catches I had this year," Kroft said. "But once they (NFL scouts) put on the tape, I think they'll see that obviously football is an 11-person game and you need all 11 people doing their job to be successful." Shots fired, Gary Nova.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 3 - 6:59 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior TE Tyler Kroft will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

"He has four credits left to graduate, which he should be able to get that done this spring, and we're looking forward to him having a great career in the NFL going forward," Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood said. 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 been clocked as fast as 4.72 seconds in the 40, and how he tests in the pre-draft run-up will be closely monitored," wrote Mike Huguenin. "This isn't considered a great draft for tight ends, which could help Kroft's stock." The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Kroft is more of a receiver than a blocker, but he'll mix it willingly. He can be used as a traditional TE, in the slot, or as an H-back.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:52:00 PM

Rutgers junior WR Leonte Carroo will return to school in 2015.

He announced the news after the school's bowl victory against North Carolina. "Coach (Kyle Flood) just came in here and said, 'Do you want to say something to the team?' I was like, 'Sure,' and he gave me the opening," Carroo said. "I announced it to the team and everyone was going crazy. I know they're very excited." Carroo posted 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors.
Source: nj.com
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Rutgers senior QB Gary Nova completed 9 of 20 attempts for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 40-21 win over UNC.

Nova added another 30 rushing yards. We doubt Nova gets a look in the NFL, but this was a nice final performance to end his 12-year college career on.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Rutgers junior WR Leonte Carroo is listed as probable for the school's bowl game with an upper body injury.

Carroo has posted 53 catches for 1,043 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. According to mycentraljersey.com, the Rutgers' star "could be playing his final collegiate game as he is considering early entry into the NFL Draft." Rutgers is set to play Friday against North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl. "I think by gametime he’ll be 100 percent," Knights HC Kyle Flood said after watching Carroo practice.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:25:00 PM


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