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San Jose State senior QB Kenny Potter (leg) is probable for Saturday's game against Iowa State.

Potter injured his leg in Saturday's loss to Utah, but it looks like he will be able to play this weekend as the Spartans try to drop Iowa State to 0-4. Through three games, the 6-foot-2, 212-pound senior has completed 40-of-66 passes (60.6% completions) for 532 yards and a 5/2 TD/INT ratio. While Potter posted perfectly respectable numbers last season (1,984 passing yards with a 15/7 TD/INT ratio), there isn't much upside for fantasy fireworks here.
Sep 23 - 2:01 PM

San Jose State redshirt junior RB Thomas Tucker is out indefinitely due to a concussion.

A huge fantasy breakout prospect following the departure of Tyler Ervin, Tucker ended up missing Wk. 1's upset loss to Tulsa and now appears likely to miss more action. Deontae Cooper was ineffective in his steed. The Spartans may be in trouble.
Sep 7 - 2:19 PM

San Jose State senior WR Tyler Winston has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2016 season.

Winston burst onto the scene as a true freshman in 2013, earning Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors for the campaign while being named to Phil Steele's Freshman All-America team on the strength of a 58-858-5 receiving line. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder averaged a nice 14.8 yards per reception that season. He has yet to match those lofty freshman numbers. Last season, Winston posted a 35-368-2 line in eight games. He had been an expected starter for 2016 and with his absence, youngsters Rahshead Johnson, Bailey Gaither and Tre Hartley should all see increased reps and opportunities in August camp.
Jul 29 - 2:49 PM

Texans signed San Jose State CB Cleveland Wallace.

Wallace (5'11/188) spent two years as a Spartan after transferring from Washington, tallying four interceptions and 22 pass breakups. Only an honorable mention All-Mountain West pick in 2015, Wallace fared poorly in Indy with a 4.68 forty and 35 1/2-inch vertical. A matador as a tackler and lacking NFL-level size and speed, Wallace will have a tough time hanging around.
May 3 - 8:20 PM

Falcons selected San Jose State OG Wes Schweitzer with the No. 195 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Aside from the fact that he's listed at 6-foot-4, 300 pounds, we know very little about this Mountain West prospect. Schweitzer posted decent numbers at this Pro Day, and earned second-team All Mountain West honors as a senior. His best-case scenario for 2016 is probably the practice squad.
Apr 30 - 4:51 PM

Texans selected San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin with the No. 119 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Ervin (5'10/192) was a multi-phase weapon at San Jose State, aligning at tailback, slot receiver, cornerback, return specialist, and gunner. He graduated as the school's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (6,146), kick-return yards (2,374), combined punt and kicks returned for TDs (5), and most TDs of 80 yards or more (6). Ervin's explosive athleticism was confirmed in Indy, blazing 4.41 with a 39-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump. While his size is indicative of a Dexter McCluster type, Ervin's ability to carry a heavy college workload hints at the potential for more should that opportunity come.
Apr 30 - 1:16 PM

San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin is visiting the Rams on Tuesday, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today.

The Rams could be looking to fill their complementary running back role, a spot the team tried to fill a few years ago with Isaiah Pead, albeit unsuccessfully. Ervin offers many of the same promising traits that made many excited about Pead: speed, open field success and receiving ability. Ervin can be on the field in two running back sets, especially when motioned out and used as a pass catcher. He lacks the ability to beat first contact, however.
Apr 19 - 8:19 AM

San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin has made visits to see the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texas, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots.

"From what I'm being told Ervin could end up in the draft's second day," reported TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. "Teams love the versatility, toughness and play-making skill Ervin brings as a ball carrier, pass catcher and return specialist, all attributes he showcased during Senior Bowl week." One team in particular -- the Patriots -- has been smitten with the Ervin during the pre-draft process. "He's the type of player the team finds ways to have success with," Pauline wrote. "Then again, they already have that type of player on their roster in Dion Lewis."
Apr 15 - 5:19 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang referred to San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin as "[q]uick as a hiccup and possessing excellent hands."

Rang believes that Ervin "projects very well as a complementary runner, receiver and returner at the next level." The analyst liked what he saw out of the 5-foot-10, 192-pounder during the Senior Bowl practice week, noting that he "[held] up surprisingly well in pass protection drills." ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. cranked out a Darren Sproles comp for Ervin in early March. We like Andre Ellington as a potential comparison here, though.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 5 - 10:12 PM

San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin worked out for the Patriots, Texans and Bengals.

The Saints are the next team on tap. Ervin reminds us so much of Andre Ellington, and even though we overvalued Ellington's game out of Clemson, the two share traits to help NFL rosters. Ervin has so much speed to maximize lanes and win in space, and he is also a very comfortable receiver. A third day selection should be in his future.
Mar 25 - 10:35 AM

The Tacoma News Tribune's Christian Caple reports that Washington graduate RB Deontae Cooper will transfer to San Jose State.

Cooper's career with the Huskies was marred by multiple serious leg injuries early, as he suffered torn knee ligaments in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Because of that slew of unfortunateness, the 6-foot, 201-pounder has already been with the program for six years. His seventh and final season (the NCAA granted him three extra years eligibility) will come as a graduate transfer to San Jose State. He'll be able to play immediately assuming no health concerns. Cooper finishes out his Washington career having rushed for 653 yards and four touchdowns.
Mar 21 - 7:54 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. wrote to "start the Darren Sproles comps" for San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin.

"The San Jose State star is explosive, can make you miss in space, and can catch it," Kiper noted. The Sproles comparisons might seem easy, but they exist for a reason. Ervin measures 5-foot-10, 192 pounds (not quite as diminutive as the 5-foot-6 Sproles) and has also shown a strong ability to contribute outside of simply rushing the ball. He recorded 87 catches in his time with the Spartans. At the NFL Scouting Combine, he notched one of the fastest times of any running back when he sped through the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds. Kiper views him as a potential fourth or fifth-round selection for this spring's draft. That jives almost perfectly with Sproles, too, as he was selected by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 draft.
Mar 5 - 4:31 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang noted that San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin "lacks ideal size but scouts could see him as a perfect third-down complement."

Ervin earns the "undersized" label measuring in at 5-foot-10, 192 pounds. He also has speed to spare, though, running the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds on Friday. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline predicted that he would log the fastest 40 at the Combine. That didn't quite pan out, thanks to Georgia RB Keith Marshall's blistering 4.31 mark, but Ervin still showcased an intriguing aspect to his game. He also recorded a broad jump of 10-foot-10, tied with Derrick Henry for second best among all running backs in Indianapolis. With 87 career catches and the quick, shifty element to his game, he makes for an interesting potential mid-to-late-round possibility for a team searching out a change-of-pace back. Rotoworld's Josh Norris comps him to Cardinals RB Andre Ellington.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 27 - 2:48 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline predicts San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin will be the fastest runner at the combine.

"My money's on Tyler Ervin of San Jose State, who should be a top performer in every testing category," Pauline wrote of the 40-yard dash competition. "I'm told expect times in the low 4.3s and Ervin may even break into the high 4.2s. His other marks are likely to be a vertical jump in excess of 40-inches and a broad jump that approaches 11-feet. This at a weight of just under 200 pounds, which will be six to seven pounds heavier than his Senior Bowl weight." Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Ervin to Andre Ellington because of the speed factor and receiving skills in space. Last year, the 5-foot-10, 177-pound Ervin rushed for 1,601 yards (5.4 YPC) and 13 touchdowns while catching 45 passes for 334 yards and an additional pair of scores.
Feb 24 - 7:46 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein compared San Jose State CB Cleveland Wallace III to Dolphins CB Bobby McCain.

McCain was selected by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. Wallace is taller than McCain, though not quite as bulky, tipping the scales at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds (compared to the Miami corner's 5-foot-9, 195-pound measurement). An NFC West area scout told NFL.com's Zierlein that Wallace has "[g]ood instincts and he's athletic, but he's just so small. He has to move inside, I would think, because he's not physical enough to handle NFL size."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 10:11 PM


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