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Saints signed Sam Houston State RB Tim Flanders.

Flanders (5-foot-8 5/8, 207) left Sam Houston State as the Southland Conference's all-time leader in rushing yards (5,664) and touchdowns (66). Although he ran 4.75 in Indy and was underutilized in the passing game in college, Flanders improved to 4.56 at the Bearkats' Pro Day and reminds of Rams feature back Zac Stacy on tape with a bowling-ballish build and ability to beat first contact. A gifted enough runner to make an NFL roster, Flanders is worth monitoring in fantasy circles despite his low profile, though he will find playing time hard to come by early in his career. The New Orleans' backfield is as muddy as any in the league.
May 11 - 1:57 PM

Sam Houston Sate RB Tim Flanders will visit the Saints, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

We don't believe Flanders counts as a local visit, since Sam Houston State is located in Texas, but we could be wrong. Flanders attended the East-West Shrine game and is a sixth- or seventh-round pick, at best.
Mar 31 - 1:27 PM

Sam Houston State senior RB Tim Flanders accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Flanders, SHSU's all-time leader in rushing and scoring, enjoyed a hugely productive career as a four-year starter with the Bearkats. The problem is that he doesn't have the size (5-foot-9, 212 pounds) or measurables to be a productive back at the next level. Flanders will likely be a priority free agent signing after the draft and a camp body next summer.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 08:49:00 PM

Former TCU senior LB Tanner Brock, who is currently playing for Sam Houston State, apologized for his actions that led to his dismissal from the Horned Frogs.

"I really am sorry I did it; I know this is going to follow me forever," Brock said. "I owe so much to TCU and to coach (Gary) Patterson and Fort Worth. I hurt a lot of people with my decisions." The linebacker was one of 17 students arrested for drug distribution to under cover police. He is set to graduate this spring.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay calls Sam Houston State senior RB Tim Flanders a possible sleeper for the 2014 NFL Draft.

McShay seemed very impressed With Flanders' downfield receiving ability, recalling two long catches against Baylor. However, after tallying 56 receiving yards that game, Flanders only added 72 yards the rest of the season. He did rush for 5.7 yards per carry and crossed the end zone 17 times.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl calls Sam Houston State CB Daxton Swanson a sleeper to watch among defensive backs.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler is another person who has been pounding the table for Swanson. "Swanson could get stronger in run support, but his ball skills and explosiveness out of breaks could make him a good value on Day 3," Weidl writes. "He could add valuable depth early in his career and have a chance to develop into a starter."
Source: ESPN
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:54:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler says to keep note of Sam Houston State CB Daxton Swanson's name throughout the draft process.

Swanson is currently attending the Texas versus Nation all star game and Brugler said the senior "turned a few heads on day one." He adds that NFL scouts mentioned Swanson's name after practice.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Linebacker Tanner Brock is among four TCU players and 17 students involved in drug arrests.

When you think TCU, you generally think defense and Brock was a key cog for the Rose Bowl winners two seasons ago. Brock led the team with 106 tackles while adding a pair of fumble recoveries and a pick. He was unable to build on his 2010 season because he suffered a season-ending foot injury in last year's opener against Baylor. Brock was expected to be back as a starter in 2012.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:28:00 PM


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