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An NFC scout says San Diego State senior RB Donnel Pumphrey is "legit" and a "much better prospect that Ronnie Hillman" when Hillman was coming out.

Hillman was a third-round pick coming out of San Diego State in 2012. The scout did express concerns about the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Pumphrey's "ultra-confident demeanor because it can come across as arrogant," passed along Bucky Brooks, "but he believes the SDSU star has the tools to be an electric change-of-pace back at the next level." Brooks himself thinks Pumphrey has "enough wiggle to develop into a dangerous third-down back in a pass-happy system (think New England)" and could see a team targeting Humphrey "as a borderline Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) selection on draft day." Pumphrey could set the FBS all-time rushing record this year with a huge season.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 30 - 8:23 PM

San Diego State senior RB Donnel Pumphrey is on pace to set the FBS all-time rushing record.

Pumphrey is averaging close to 200 rushing yards per game this season and currently has 4,871 yards to his name. Obviously that is a difficult pace to sustain, but Pumphrey did rush for 281 yards against the Pac-12's Cal. Ron Dayne currently holds the record at 6,397 yards.
Source: Reddit
Sep 21 - 8:54 AM

San Diego State senior RB Donnel Pumphrey ran for a career-high 281 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-40 win over Cal.

It was a career night that included a ridiculous 9.7 yards per carry and the breaking of Marshall Faulk's career rushing record at San Diego State. "This is definitely a major memory for me, just to be able to do this with my teammates, my family here, coaching staff and athletic department here, it's just unreal," Pumphrey said. Pumphrey is the FBS' active leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and 100-yard games. As for the Aztecs, they extended their winning streak to 12 games.
Source: ESPN
Sep 11 - 12:22 PM

NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter believes San Diego State senior RB Donnel Pumphrey is a third- or fourth-round candidate.

The analst pegged Pumphrey's current stock around where Houston Texans 2016 fourth-rounder Tyler Ervin's (San Jose State) ended up. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Pumphrey has 585 carries over the past two seasons for 3,636 yards and 37 touchdowns. "That's a lot of action for a back his size, but his elusiveness and straight-line speed prevent him from taking huge shots consistently," Reuter wrote. "He also had more than 400 receiving yards last fall, and that might be a role he fills in the NFL."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 5 - 6:52 PM

NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter believes San Diego State senior G Nico Siragusa "will make his own name on Sundays as a road-grader with relatively nimble feet for his size."

Why does he have to make his own name? Because Siragusa is not, in fact, related to former NFL defensive lineman Tony Siragusa. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Nico powers an Aztec running attack led by dynamic back Donnel Pumphrey. Siragusa, who has made 27 straight starts, was named to the 2015 First Team All-Mountain West team.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 4:29 PM

San Diego State junior RB Marcus Stamps will "likely" miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing back surgery.

"He felt something in his back during spring practice. They kept checking him out, then they suggested he get it operated on," head coach Rocky Long said. There is a glimmer of optimism that Stamps could be back by midseason, but with the surgery taking place just a month ago, Stamps could be headed for a redshirt season. Stamps also suffered a knee injury last year that sidelined him for the final three games. He has only carried the ball 24 times in two seasons.
Jul 29 - 10:43 AM

Pro Football Focus ranks San Diego State senior CB Damontae Kazee as the No. 85 player in college football.

Kazee very nearly declared for the NFL Draft last year before calling a late audible. In 2015, he finished No. 11 nationally among cornerbacks in PFF's grades. "He’s been a strong run defender and he managed eight interceptions last year while allowing a passer rating of 38.9 into his coverage, also 11th in the nation," wrote Steve Palazzolo.
Jul 9 - 12:25 PM

San Diego State senior LB Calvin Munson was named to the preseason Lott IMPACT trophy watch list.

The 6-foot-1, 240-pounder, making his second straight appearance on the Lott watch list, led the Aztecs with 98 tackles and 15 tackles for loss last season. In addition to his gridiron prowess, Munson is a standout pitcher who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 31st round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He's a hurler for the Aztec baseball team in the spring.
May 19 - 4:18 PM

Jaguars signed San Diego State T Pearce Slater.

A starter for every game in 2015, Slater (6’7, 333) has the requisite size to hold his own against power rushers, but he remains extremely raw and prone to mistakes. Last season, he was clipped with a Greg Robinson-esque five holding penalties. He also allowed 4.5 sacks and eight quarterback knockdowns. A lack of lateral quickness -- just 8.36 seconds in the three-cone drill at the NFL Scouting Combine -- and flexibility limit his upside. NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein has suggested that a move to guard could be beneficial. Slater could well make the Jags’ roster based on that massive size alone, but he is not an NFL-ready player at this point.
May 12 - 1:26 PM

San Diego State OC Jeff Horton believes that senior RB Donnel Pumphrey has the potential to be as good as Stanford junior RB Christian McCaffrey.

Ah, the sweet, sweet noise of months-in-advance buzz. "Look at how much [Pumphrey] carries the ball. He’s our leading receiver. The ball’s in his hands all the time. He can be as good as McCaffrey, I think," Horton said. It might strike as hyperbole for a player who doesn't receive much media exposure, but the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder's production could stand alongside most anybody's in the country. Last season, he rushed for 1,653 yards (5.4 YPC) and 17 touchdowns while catching 27 passes for 414 yards and three scores. Even more impressive, since the start of the 2013 campaign, he is the only player in the FBS to log 4,000 rushing yards and 800 receiving yards.
Source: USA Today
May 9 - 12:51 PM

Eagles signed San Diego State OG Darrell Greene.

Greene (6'3/321) made 32 starts for the Aztecs, mostly at right guard. While he's a limited athlete — 5.20 forty, 8-foot-2 broad jump, 8.07 three-cone time — Greene flashed people-erasing power in the Mountain West and didn't embarrass himself as a pulling guard on the move. Greene could grow into a useful player if utilized correctly. He has NFL-level run-blocking ability.
May 6 - 8:49 PM

The Chargers worked out San Diego State WR Jemond Hazely at the organization's local prospect day.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound receiver is short on speed and athleticism, in addition to bulk. He could be a camp body this summer for some team.
Apr 15 - 9:16 PM

San Diego State OG Darrell Greene visited the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

San Diego likely slipped him in as a local prospect, but the Vikes burned one of their 30 prospect visits on Greene, a potential Day 3 developmental pick. In recent weeks, Greene has had private workouts with the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers. The 6-foot-3, 321-pound Greene is athletic and mean, but has drawn character questions following a suspension for a positive marijuana test. It's worth noting that nobody seemed to have a problem with Johnny Manziel's prolific collegiate drinking record during his own draft process.
Apr 12 - 2:32 PM

San Diego State HC Rocky Long indicated that if graduate QB Maxwell Smith is awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the team would want him back as a player-coach.

Two important notes upfront. First, Smith has not yet had his sixth-year of eligibility approved by the NCAA--Long put the paperwork in last week. Second, even if a sixth year is approved, the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder could still simply choose not to return. He tore his ACL against Nevada late in the season, hence why an extra year of eligibility could be in the works. Long referred to him as a "mature guy who can step in if we lose our starter." Said starter would be sophomore QB Christian Chapman.
Mar 8 - 7:38 PM

San Diego State football coach Rocky Long said the Aztecs are applying for a medical redshirt for senior punt returner/WR Lloyd Mills.

The school has ruled Mills out for the coming season but hopes a medical redshirt will get him back on the field in 2017. "He has a couple injuries that he sustained," Long said. "I’m uncomfortable and the trainers are uncomfortable with him being out there. He hurt himself playing football and some other ways, too." Limited to only one reception in limited time last year, Mills did have 15 returns for 143 yards. Not many details were given about his medical history, but we know Mills has suffered knee and shoulder injuries at SDSU.
Feb 25 - 6:05 PM


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