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San Diego State RB Adam Muema didn't work out at San Diego State's pro day on Thursday.

Muema's name was on a list distributed to scouts that specified which players might attend, but even Aztecs coach Rocky Long didn't know if he would perform for evaluators before the exhibition. "He’s on the list, but whether he will be here or not, I have no idea," Long said. Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2013, but since then his story has turned downright bizarre: He declared for the NFL Draft on Twitter, then deleted the post, then officially declared. The NFL Draft Advisory Board projected him as a third-day pick (fourth to seventh round). He unexpectedly left the NFL Combine before working out, citing religious reasons, saying God told him he would be a Seattle Seahawk if he skipped workouts. He spent three days in the airport after God told him to stay there and "not do anything." A little over a week ago, he tweeted that he was retiring from football. Whether he meant that or not, he's guaranteed his fate over the last few months.
Mar 20 - 4:47 PM

Former San Diego State RB Adam Muema tweeted he is done playing football.

"I will NOT be playing FOOTBALL!" Muema posted, along with a screenshot of a conversation he had with "Angelus Domini." The running back has had a bizarre draft process, including leaving the Combine and living in the airport for a few days after citing religious beliefs as reason. He will not be drafted.
Mar 13 - 2:56 PM

San Diego State RB Adam Muema, who unexpectedly left the NFL Combine before working out, spent three days in the airport after God told him to stay there and "not do anything."

Oklahoma linebacker Corey nelson has been working out with Muema, and the running back called to request a pick up from the airport. Muema was apparently "focused, cheerful and very wise," per Nelson. Muema previously left the Combine, saying God promised he would be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.
Mar 1 - 10:11 AM

A person close to San Diego State RB Adam Muema expressed concern about his whereabouts after the prospect left the NFL Combine for religious reasons.

"I have no idea where is," the acquaintance told the San Diego Union Tribune. "(San Diego State coaches) have been trying to track him down, too. Every time they do, his phone is off. ... It's a frustrating deal." Lou Farrar, Muema's high school football coach added "at this point, we just hope he's safe. As long as he's safe. That's all that really matters." Muema exited the Combine after saying God told him he would be a Seattle Seahawk if he skipped workouts.
Feb 26 - 10:48 AM

San Diego State RB Adam Muema cited religious reasons for leaving the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday without working out.

"(God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace," Muema said, indicating that the Almighty told him that he'd play for the Seattle Seahawks if he skipped workouts. The Aztec running back rushed 256 times for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2013. The NFL Draft Advisory Board projects him as a third-day pick (fourth to seventh round).
Feb 24 - 6:39 PM

San Diego State junior RB Adam Muema rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 49-24 win over Buffalo.

Muema's longest run of the day went for 30 yards and was a microcosm of the running back's style: a tendency to find open space while making defenders miss to avoid contact. We do wonder if that skill translates to the NFL, especially for a back that isn't overly explosive. His success against contact will need to be highlighted.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:22:00 AM

San Diego State junior RB Adam Muema tweeted he was leaving for the NFL, but later deleted the post.

"I'm declaring to the NFL, there's no secret," Muema posted on Monday. The school noted they are aware of the statement, but have no further comment at this time. "I know Keith Smith (linebacker from San Diego State) is coming out. The two of them may come out together," Lou Farrar, Muema's high school coach, said. The two were childhood friends. The junior rushed for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns this year.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:31:00 AM

San Diego State junior Quinn Kaehler completed 15-of-26 passing attempts for 249 yards, three TDs and one interception in Thursday's 27-20 victory over Air Force.

The Aztecs nearly blew a game they couldn't afford to lose; they trailed 20-6 entering the fourth quarter before staging a frenzied rally. Kaehler tossed all three of his touchdowns in the final stanza, and also completed a two-point conversion strike. Kaehler replaced Adam Dingwell in Week 2 and has led SDSU to three consecutive wins after the Aztecs opened the year 0-3.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:26:00 AM

San Diego State head coach Rocky Long has named junior Quinn Kaehler the school's new starting QB.

Adam Dingwell opened the season as the starter but was pulled midway through the first quarter against Ohio State. He had thrown five interceptions in five quarters. "Dingwell has a back that’s really bothering him. So they’re going to try to give him four or five days to get his back well," Long said.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Raiders selected San Diego State WR Brice Butler with the No. 209 overall pick.

Standing in at 6-foot-3, 214 pounds with 4.37 wheels, Butler is an intriguing size/speed combo, but had trouble producing on the field in college. The Raiders are surely hoping they can mold his considerable natural abilities into a late-blooming deep threat, but Butler simply isn't a natural pass-catcher. Even with the Raiders thin at wideout, Butler will have trouble making the team.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Browns selected San Diego State CB Leon McFadden with the No. 66 overall pick.

McFadden (5-10, 193) was a 3 1/2-year starter at outside corner, logging 13 career tackles for loss and eight interceptions, including two pick-sixes as a senior. Smallish with short arms (32 3/8") and 4.54 speed, McFadden was viewed by most teams as a slot corner during the pre-draft process. He's quick in a short area with high football IQ, and has been called "an absolutely terrific player" by Greg Cosell. McFadden should compete for a starting job in Cleveland opposite Joe Haden.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:59:00 PM

Cowboys selected San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar with the No. 47 overall pick.

Escobar (6-6, 254) was a highly productive receiver in SDSU's pro-style attack, catching 93 balls for 1,323 yards (14.2 YPR) and 13 TDs over his final two seasons. He checked in with 33 5/8-inch arms at the Combine and ran 4.84 with a 32-inch vertical. Escobar can't block a lick and is strength-deficient (12 reps of 225), but consistently secures passes with soft hands away from his body and projects a catch-first NFL tight end with fluid movement skills. He's going to create mismatches.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:39:00 PM

San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar visited the Cleveland Browns, per the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich.

The Browns will be looking to add tight ends to go in their new offense and Escobar could be an option on day two of the draft. He is a move tight end that catches the ball well and brings size to offenses. However, he needs to improve his route running and get open more frequently. He has visited the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers in addition.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 05:50:00 PM

San Diego State CB Leon McFadden worked out for the Falcons on Saturday.

McFadden is firmly in the second or third tier of this cornerback class, but has received a limited amount of buzz throughout the process. He has experience as a slot corner and wastes very few steps, but expect McFadden to be in the late second- to third-round range.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 01:21:00 PM

The Falcons worked out TE Gavin Escobar on Saturday.

Escobar is a move tight end with a big body who catches everything away from his body. Those are great qualities, but beyond that we struggle to see the upside with the San Diego State product. He was taken out of a lot of blocking packages in college and might not have the quick twitch gear to consistently separate in the NFL. Therefore, Escobar will need to dominate on contested catches.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 12:53:00 PM


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