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San Diego State TE David Wells met with the Saints on Tuesday.

Wells (6'5/252) is not known as a receiver, but with the Saints appearing to be transitioning to a run-heavy offense with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram in the backfield and Drew Brees about to turn 40, his blocking would be a valuable addition to the New Orleans offense. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says he has all the tools to be a very good third tight end at the next level.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 12:48 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that San Diego State TE David Wells has been "dominant in his blocking" during East-West Shrine Game practices.

If Wells is to crack an NFL roster either late on Day 3 or as an undrafted free agent, it's going to be because of his advanced blocking skills. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder did log a respectable 25-294-4 receiving line for the 2016 season, but his appeal does not come in his pass-catching prowess. For this reason, settings like that of the East-West Shrine Game are crucial for Wells -- they allow him to showcase his blocking skills in isolated situations with eyes on him.
Jan 16 - 3:48 PM

San Diego State hired St. Augustine High HC Richard Sanchez to serve as defensive backs coach.

Sanchez has been working as head coach at St. Augustine for the past nine seasons. He's put together an 83-29 record in that space and has helped lead the team to a pair of section championships.
Jan 14 - 1:39 PM

San Diego State redshirt junior QB Christian Chapman completed 6-of-10 passes for 25 yards and an interception in Saturday's 42-35 loss to Army in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

Chapman's statistical line says all you need to know about the Aztecs passing game on Saturday. This was a smash-mouth, run-dominant affair by both teams. The redshirt junior finishes the season having passed for 1,873 yards with a 13/4 TD/INT ratio. He's a competent game manager in a system that rarely needs him to act as more than that.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:22:00 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries in Saturday's 42-35 loss to Army in the Lockheed Martin Armed Force's Bowl.

Army absolutely dominated time of possession in this one -- they ran 91 plays to San Diego State's 31 -- but that mattered not to Penny, who made up for it by logging monster run after monster run. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder averaged a just-plain-silly 15.78 YPC while putting in scoring runs of 81 yards, 32 yards, 49 yards and (quite modestly) four yards. Penny finishes out his final season of collegiate ball on a run of five consecutive games with at least 200 yards rushing, going off for 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns for the season as a whole. He'll next be seen at the Senior Bowl as he begins prep for the draft. Draft Analyst's Chris Tripodi is of the opinion that Penny "projects as a versatile three-down back," with the outlet assigning him a third-round grade.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 06:53:00 PM

San Diego DB Kameron Kelly accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Kelly (6'2/200) has played both corner and safety, but saw his stock really rise when he switched to the former. He had nine interceptions over the last three years, and also had four tackles for loss. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently projects him to go in the third-to-fourth round, but this could be a real riser if he tests well this winter.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 09:21:00 PM

San Diego State redshirt senior TE David Wells accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Wells (6'5/255) was slow to get started after surgery for a Jones fracture last offseason, and he finished with nine receptions for 133 yards and two scores. One of those visits to the end zone was a key touchdown against Stanford back on Sept. 16. He'll look to strengthen his resume with a good showing in the team's Armed Forces Bowl, then he'll attempt to make an argument for a late-Day 3 call during the pre-draft process. Wells' strength is his blocking, and he's proven to be a great friend to Donnel Pumphrey and Rashaad Penny over the last few years. His style of tight end play is drying up in the NFL, but Wells will be given a long look next summer if he can prove elite at his one trick.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:08:00 PM

San Diego State senior FB Nick Bawden accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Bawden (6'3/245) was named a Pro Football Focus first-team All-American for his work last season. The converted quarterback's been an integral part of the Aztecs' potent rushing attack over the last two seasons. Fullbacks generally don't draw draft interest until Day 3.
Source: AL.com
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 09:03:00 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny will attend the Reese's Senior Bowl after accepting an invitation.

Penny was able to reach a thousand yards despite being a backup to Donnel Pumphrey, and he was the nations leading rusher this year with 2,027 yards. He also has returned seven kicks for touchdowns, showing that he can be a contributor on special teams as well. He appears to be a volatile NFL prospect right now, but if he shows out in the Senior Bowl against the best of the best, it will be a major boon for Penny's draft stock. Don't be surprised if he does just that.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 08:01:00 PM

San Diego State unveiled details for a proposed new, $250 million football stadium.

The new stadium would be built in conjunction with a general campus expansion plan by SDSU which supporters hope will be on the ballot in November, 2018. It would seat 35,000 and be built on the grounds of the old Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego State AD J.D. Wicker is hopeful that if these plans go forward, the stadium would be ready by the start of the 2022 campaign.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:41:00 PM

San Diego State DB Kameron Kelly's shift from safety to cornerback this fall has "resulted in his draft stock exploding," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Listed at 6'2/200 but perhaps closed to 6'0, Kelly has picked off three passes and broken up eight more while adding 62 tackles this fall. "Kelly has the size, speed (4.52s 40) and ball skills to line up in nickel packages at the next level," Pauline wrote. "And though he must improve his skill making plays with his back to the ball, Kelly could jump into the draft’s second day with a good postseason."
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 12:38:00 PM

San Diego State redshirt junior QB Christian Chapman completed 14-of-21 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Friday's 35-10 win over New Mexico.

Chapman opened the game's scoring with a nine-yard touchdown toss early in the first quarter, then quieted until he came through once more in the fourth quarter. The latter score came on a 47-yard pass to Fred Trevillion. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound redshirt junior is generally not tasked with super-heavy passing loads, but he has played consistent ball for the Aztecs throughout the campaign -- Chapman has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 10 of 12 games.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 07:12:00 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Friday's 35-10 win over New Mexico.

Penny needed 176 yards to top 2,000 yards for the regular season. Mission accomplished and then a bit more. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior first found paydirt with a 20-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds of the first half, then followed that score up with an even more explosive 51-yard bolt to glory early in the third quarter. Penny was rolling through the first eight games of the season -- he surpassed 100 yards rushing in six of those contests -- but truly saved his best for last, gaining at least 200 yards on the ground in each of his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, the uber-productive back has rushed for 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns across 12 games played.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 06:49:00 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny carried the ball 24 times for 222 yards with two scores in Saturday's 42-23 victory over Nevada.

It's the third straight game that Penny (5'11/200) has gone over 200 yards for the Aztecs, and also the third time in a row he's scored at least two touchdowns. Not only did he score twice in the run game, he also added a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown. If not for two games where he ran for a combined for 134 yards, Penny would probably be in the Heisman race. He'll look to get to 2,000 yards next week when the Aztecs play New Mexico on Friday.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

San Diego State sophomore RB Juwan Washington ran for 134 yards and two scores in a 52-7 destruction of San Jose State on Saturday.

The Aztecs were able to run for a whopping 554 yards in this one, and while Rashaad Penny was the main benefactor (234 yards and three scores), Washington was able to get his and then some. His one-yard plunge put SDSU ahead 21-0 at the bottom of the first quarter, and he found the end zone again in the middle of the second, again from one yard. With Penny off to the NFL next year, Washington is showing promising upside as the potential starting tailback in 2018.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 01:36:00 AM


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