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Southeastern Louisiana CB Todd Washington (toe) worked out in front of reps from 21 NFL teams at the school's Thursday pro day.

Washington (5-foot-11 3/8, 192 pounds) still isn’t 100 percent healthy from a toe injury that robbed him of the last six games of the 2013 campaign. Estimated at "80 percent," Washington ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 and 4.68 second, logged a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump, and did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.28 seconds. Considering the circumstances, NFL.com's Gil Brandt opined that he "looked good in the pro-day workout."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 13 - 8:43 PM

Former Kansas junior DT Marquel Combs has dropped down to FCS level Southeastern Louisiana to continue his playing career.

Combs will be eligible to play immediately. The former top JUCO recruit in the county did not play a single snap for Kansas despite many thinking he would make a major impact. We expect him to show well with the Lions.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Kansas junior DT Marquel Combs announced his intention to transfer following his release from scholarship.

Combs is a transfer from Pierce College and was rated the top JUCO prospect from some scouting services. He only played one year of high school football but did not see any game action this season with the Jayhawks. "Marquel was a great factor in our recruitment of last year’s signing class," said head coach Charlie Weis. "We would like to wish him well in his future endeavors."
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Southeastern Louisiana junior QB Bryan Bennett, a transfer from Oregon, had a strong showing at the Manning Passing Academy, according to former NFL exec Phil Savage.

Savage notes this is the second straight camp that Bennett has impressed. After losing out to Marcus Mariota for the starting quarterback spot at Oregon last offseason, Bennett wavered back and forth on a possible transfer. That thought became action this winter, and Bennett will be eligible to play immediately.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Falcons selected Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford with the No. 60 overall pick.

The Falcons continue to fortify their secondary after using the No. 21 overall pick on Washington CB Desmond Trufant. Alford (5-10, 188) intercepted ten career passes for the Lions, including four as a senior. He ran 4.39 at the Combine and showed stellar all-around athleticism with a 40-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump. The small-schooler offers starting-caliber tools, but SE Louisiana defensive coordinator Pete Golding has called Alford "a long way away mentally" from an NFL impact.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:30:00 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah writes SE Louisiana CB Robert Alford could surprisingly go in the first-round.

Jeremiah also listed Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay as a possible surprise first-round selection, too. It's a curious proposition but apparently teams have been heating up on Alford's ability. It should be noted that his former defensive coordinator said he is a "long way away mentally" as a player, though.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 03:26:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is hearing a "ton of buzz" around SE Louisiana CB Robert Alford.

"Raw, sick athlete," Rapoport tweeted and went on to note that the corner has 8-10 visits scheduled and might be a first- or second-round selection. We've loved Alford's tools, specifically his closing speed, but the small school cover man's former defensive coordinator noted he is a "long way away mentally."
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Teams at SE Louisiana CB Robert Alford's pro day say the corner is a top 42 pick, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

"Almost" 15 teams were in attendance even though Alford did not run the forty. The small school corner did not look out of place at the Senior Bowl and displays excellent closing speed, but his college position coach previously warned that Alford might not be mentally ready for the NFL game. That is worrisome.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford ran an unofficial 4.41 forty at the NFL Combine.

His 10 yard split clocked in at 1.53 seconds. Alford is a small schooler with blazing speed to close on the outside. However, questions have been raised about the mental side of the game and Alford's admission that he suffers from Crohn's disease. We still think he fits in the second- or third-round range.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Southeastern Louisiana defensive coordinator Pete Golding says CB Robert Alford is a "long way away mentally".

"He didn’t understand formations, split receivers and the routes that come off of them, coverages, he was like a freshman in that aspect of it," Golding said. "But he realized ‘this is the last shot I got.’ And on his days off, he’d come in here and we’d watch film together. He became a student of the game, which helped him tremendously. He still has a lot of work to do, but I think he realizes it now." Author Tyler Dunne notes Seattle, Cincinnati and Baltimore have shown interest.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Southeastern Louisiana senior Robert Alford may be this year's sleeper CB, according to SI's Tony Pauline.

Alford, a Senior Bowl invite, may even hear his name called in the top-45 picks, per Pauline. Two small school cornerbacks participated in the Senior Bowl last season, Janoris Jenkins and Furman's Ryan Steed, and if Pauline is correct Alford could wind up being drafted around the same pick as Jenkins (39th).
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 04:15:00 PM

Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford has accepted an invitation to attend the 2013 Senior Bowl.

Alford will likely be one of the few non-FBS prospects attending. Last season, the two small school cornerbacks that participated in the Senior Bowl were Janoris Jenkins and Furman's Ryan Steed. Alford's week may be more critical than others due to the step up in talent.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 12:25:00 PM

Despite speculation that he may leave after losing out on the starting QB job, sophomore Bryan Bennett will stay at Oregon.

Redshirt freshman Mark Mariota was named the Ducks' starter, so unless he fails to hold on to the job due to injury or play, Bennett may never see the field in a starting capacity. The sophomore apparently did not practice on Tuesday but had a change of heart during a meeting with head coach Chip Kelly and told teammates he would stay with the program. "I'll say this: I think Bryan Bennett would start for a lot of universities in the country," Kelly added. "We're very fortunate to have him on our team."
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 09:44:00 AM

Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian suggested that the loser of Oregon's QB battle between sophomore Bryan Bennett and redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota may decide to transfer.

"Assuming the newly-named starter remains in that position for the duration of his career, the No. 2 quarteback could have incentive to leave Eugene," Fentress said. It makes sense, because if Bennett wins the competition, as expected, Mariota would likely not claim the starting job until his senior year, withholding injury. Head coach Chip Kelly will likely wait until the last minute to name his starting quarterback, and has even said he could be open to a rotation.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 10:48:00 AM

Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich says "there's no urgency" to name a starting QB at this time.

The competition is between sophomore Bryan Bennett and redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota and head coach Chip Kelly says the staff will use all 22 practices in order to make a decision. Bennett has more experience after playing in last year's game versus Arizona and winning as a starter against Colorado, but Mariota looked very impressive this spring. Chip Kelly has never willingly rotated quarterbacks in-season, but he did not shut the door on the possibility.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:58:00 AM


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