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Southeastern Louisiana senior CB Harlan Miller could become a "late-round pick," analyzes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Miller, a third-team FCS All-American last season with seven interceptions, missed three games last year with a dislocated shoulder. Miller has picked off 12 passes over the past two years.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 9 - 7:07 PM

Utah redshirt freshman QB Donovan Isom has transferred to Southeastern Louisiana.

Isom redshirted his only season at Utah, and the former three-star recruit will be immediately eligible to play for the Lions. The quarterback wanted to be closer to home after a fire destroyed his family's house. Bryan Bennett, an Oregon transfer, graduated from SE Louisiana last spring, so the school with have a new starting quarterback this season.
Jul 29 - 10:24 AM

Former Miami redshirt junior T Taylor Gadbois will transfer to Southeast Louisiana.

Gadbois was expected to start for Miami this season but faced a five game suspension prior to his departure. Gadbois "was a source of division in the locker room," according to ESPN's Andrea Adelson, and Joe Schad adds the offensive lineman feels comfortable with a former Miami coach on Southeast Louisiana's staff.
Jul 14 - 9:37 AM

Miami redshirt junior T Taylor Gadbois was facing a five game suspension prior to his dismissal, according to ESPN's Andrea Adelson.

Adelson adds Gadbois "was a source of division in the locker room." The dismissal was apparently a surprise for the offensive lineman who started five games at right tackle last season prior to suffering a knee injury. The Hurricanes OL will have a lot of new faces in 2015.
Source: ESPN
Jun 26 - 10:44 AM

Miami redshirt junior T Taylor Gadbois has been dismissed from the football program.

Gadbois saw his first starting action last season, opening a number of games as the first team right tackle. His season ended in October due to a right knee injury. As ESPN's Andrea Adelson points out, offensive line coach Art Kehoe will have quite a tall task in front of him as Miami is replacing two starting offensive linemen (now three) after Ereck Flowers and Jon Feliciano were drafted.
Jun 25 - 1:00 PM

Southeastern Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett "possesses the physical skills and arm strength for a West Coast or timing offense," notes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Athletic quarterback with a next-level arm," reads Pauline's scouting report. "Moves well in the pocket, easily gets outside the box to make throws and shows the ability to pick up yardage carrying the ball. Remains poised under pressure, relatively accurate and does not make receivers work to catch the ball." Bennett is the reigning Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year who threw for 2,357 yards and 18 scores and added 669 yards on the ground with 15 touchdowns. Here's the bad news, per Pauline: "Loses a lot of velocity and accuracy throwing on the move. Does not display a quick release. At times predetermines where he’s going to throw the ball regardless of whether or not the target is covered."
Apr 16 - 6:14 PM

Southeastern Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett is the draft's most underrated quarterback, according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"He's a good athlete who threw the ball pretty well at the combine," Davis wrote. "He has an intriguing set of tools." NFL Media colleague Lance Zierlein ranks Bennett as the draft's No. 10 QB and compares him to Tyler Thigpen. Bennett has "enough tools in his shed to end up as a project on a team's practice squad or a potential No. 3 quarterback," Zierlein recently wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 9:47 PM

Southeastern Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett compares to Tyler Thigpen and has "enough tools in his shed to end up as a project on a team's practice squad or a potential No. 3 quarterback," believes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Plays the game with too much arm and not enough eyes at this stage," Zierlein wrote. "Doesn't appear to have the awareness or football intelligence teams typically look for in quarterbacks and his accuracy and decision making can be big issues at times. Bennett has an easy release with adequate arm talent and above-average athleticism." Bennett ranks as Zierlein's No. 10 QB. As the analyst notes, Bennett simply must improve his accuracy to stick in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 16 - 10:27 PM

Southeastern Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett "will have a chance to potentially solidify himself as a third-day pick with a consistent combine," opined NFL.com.

"He is a top-flight athlete who lacks a big arm and rarely has been under center," added College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bennett has tools, but he needs refinement in the pocket. More was expected from him this season (2,357 passing yards, 669 rushing yards, 33 total touchdowns, 49.5 completion percentage). Still, most analysts agree Marcus Mariota's former backup has a very real chance to get drafted. "As long as he can prove he can learn quickly, he has the physical tools that entice a team to take a chance on him in the later rounds," Scout Inc. wrote during Senior Bowl week.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 9 - 9:06 PM

Southeastern Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett is playing in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

Bennett's winter schedule is busier than yours. He already played in the Senior Bowl, and, after Saturday's Gridiron Showcase, will head to the NFL Combine. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bennett has tools, but he needs refinement in the pocket. More was expected from him this season (2,357 passing yards, 669 rushing yards, 33 total touchdowns, 49.5 completion percentage). "As long as he can prove he can learn quickly, he has the physical tools that entice a team to take a chance on him in the later rounds," Scout Inc. wrote during Senior Bowl week.
Source: Rant Sports
Jan 31 - 2:11 PM

Southeastern Louisiana QB Bryan Bennett received an invitation to the NFL Combine.

Bennett was a late add to Senior Bowl week once Nick Marshall permanently moved over to corner. The Former Oregon Ducks transferred once losing the starting spot to Marcus Mariota. He wins outside of structure more often than inside it, which is an issue.
Jan 28 - 10:45 AM

Southeastern Louisiana senior Bryan Bennett "has some impressive physical tools and could be an intriguing Day 3 prospect if he continues to show improvement during the draft process," according to Scout's Inc.

"He looks to have the strongest arm of the six quarterbacks here," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He showed really good zip throwing deep outs, and while he was late with a couple of deep balls, he was able to drive the ball vertically. He's obviously a little raw in terms of his timing and reading progressions, but his mechanics looked good. We really liked how quick he was with his feet and how his feet were married to his eyes as he went through his progressions. He was inconsistent with his accuracy and didn't see the whole field at times, but remember, this was his first day in town. Some of that is to be expected, and we should see him improve in those areas as the week goes on." The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bennett has tools, but he needs refinement in the pocket. "As long as he can prove he can learn quickly, he has the physical tools that entice a team to take a chance on him in the later rounds," added Scout Inc.
Jan 24 - 8:54 PM

ESPN Draft analyst Todd McShay notes that the "ball is jumping off" Southeastern Louisiana senior Bryan Bennett's hand at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice.

"SE Louisiana QB Brian Bennett debuting seniorbowl practice today. Raw and a bit inconsistent with timing, but ball is jumping off his hand," McShay tweeted. The Southeastern Louisiana prospect is the same quarterback that Marcus Mariota beat out for the starting job a few years ago at Oregon. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bennett transferred to Southeastern Louisiana and was productive at the FCS level the last two seasons.
Jan 21 - 4:04 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Southeastern Louisiana senior Bryan Bennett as the No. 6 QB in the 2015 class.

If that name sounds familiar, Bennett is the quarterback Marcus Mariota beat out for the starting job a few years ago. In fact, many believed Bennett was the favorite to win that job. He needs plenty of refinement in the pocket, but right now Bennett is best outside of structure. That is not a recipe for sustained NFL success.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:41:00 AM

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Miami HC Al Golden announced that sophomore T Taylor Gadbois right knee injury is "season ending."

The 6-foot-8, 316-pound Gadbois injured his knee in the Hurricanes’ 22-10 win over Duke on September 27th. The Hurricanes will now look to Senior Jon Feliciano to take over at the right tackle spot.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 02:22:00 PM


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