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San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin said he added 7 lbs to his frame prior to the Senior Bowl.

Ervin was listed at 177 lbs at San Jose State and showed up at 192 lbs for the event, so some simple math helps us conclude that Ervin actually played the season around 184 or 185 lbs. Josh Norris has frequently compared Ervin's game to Andre Ellington, for his ability to speed through lanes and display receiving skills out in space.
Feb 2 - 11:02 AM

San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin rushed for 39 yards on seven carries and added four catches for 41 yards in Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl.

Ervin wasn't able to bust out one of his trademark burn-down-the-universe touchdown sprints, but averaged a healthy 5.6 YPC with a long run of 18 yards. This past season, the 5-foot-10, 177-pounder rushed for a breathtaking 1,601 yards (5.4 YPC) and 13 touchdowns while catching 45 passes for 334 yards and an additional pair of scores. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has referred to him as an "Andre Ellington clone." His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is a nice bonus, but he could take a hit in the draft if teams view him more as a shifty, bouncy complimentary runner than a true workhorse who can take the hits and keep on trucking. Ervin had received just 76 total carries with the Spartans prior to the 2014 campaign. In the last two seasons, he's been handed the ball a combined 452 times.
Jan 31 - 1:07 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris calls San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin an "Andre Ellington clone."

"Give him a crease, inside or outside, and Ervin can take a run 75 yards," he wrote. "He can also motion out as a receiver versus uncomfortable linebackers or safeties. Question for the week: Is Ervin willing to consistently pick up the difficult yards? Or is he just a complementary piece?" The 5-foot-10, 177-pounder "doesn't waste any time getting north-south and doesn't concede yards, finding ways to squirm out of tackles," per CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 27 - 3:09 PM

Football Scoop reports that former Eastern Michigan HC Ron English will be hired by San Jose State to serve as their defensive coordinator.

English was the head coach of Eastern Michigan from 2009-2013. He was fired in November of 2013 after he went on a profanity-laced diatribe to his team, one that happened to be caught on tape. The 47-year-old held an abysmal 11-46 record (7-30 in conference) in his four seasons with the Eagles. He won't be taking over head coaching duties with San Jose State, though, so the situation's slightly different here.
Jan 23 - 4:57 PM

San Jose State DB Jimmy Pruitt accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

In addition to his work at corner, Pruitt's also seen time at safety with the Spartans. The 6-foot, 203-pounder picked off six total passes over the course of his college career, including two this past season (one of which was returned for a touchdown). In addition to those two interceptions, he also registered 51 tackles (2.0 for loss), six passes defended and two forced fumbles. In November, NFL Media analyst Chad Reuter suggested he would be worthy of a Top-100 selection in this spring's draft.
Jan 17 - 5:22 PM

San Jose State junior CB Cleveland Wallace III has decided to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Wallace transferred from Washington to San Jose State following the 2013 season. Wallace lives up to his 5'11/175 lbs size as a run defender, but that is just not part of his game. However, Wallace will draw attention for his ball skills. Wallace allowed 25 catches on 50 targets, forced seven deflections and added another three interceptions.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:28:00 AM

Per CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler, San Jose State senior RB Tyler Ervin "doesn't waste any time getting north-south and doesn't concede yards, finding ways to squirm out of tackles."

While Brugler was complimentary of Ervin's squirmy ability to gain extra yards, he also raised concerns about his size (5-foot-10, 177 pounds) and his lack of "a power element." Ervin rushed for 132 yards on 30 carries in Saturday's 27-16 win over Georgia State in the Autonation Cure Bowl. He also added an 85-yard punt return touchdown. Brugler believes he'll "be a more well-known prospect after the Senior Bowl."
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:22:00 PM

San Jose State junior QB Kenny Potter completed 10-of-19 passes for 89 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 69 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 27-16 win over Georgia State in the Autonation Cure Bowl.

Potter was working on a streak of three consecutive games with three touchdown passes, but said streak was snapped in the Cure Bowl. Both of his touchdowns came in the critical final minutes. He notched a 42-yard run to glory with 9:15 remaining to boost the Spartans to a 20-16 lead, then twisted the knife on a one-yard touchdown pass to Josh Oliver with 2:40 left on the clock. The latter more or less iced the game. In addition to scoring seven touchdowns via the run during the 2015 campaign, the 6-foot-2, 212-pound junior's thrown for 1,984 yards with a 15/7 TD/INT ratio.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:18:00 PM

San Jose State senior RB Tyler Ervin rushed for 132 yards on 30 carries in Saturday's 27-16 win over Georgia State in the Autonation Cure Bowl.

Ervin wasn't busting huge runs left and right, averaging 4.4 YPC with a long run of 20 yards. Instead, he piled up the yardage with consistent positive gains. He also had an 85-yard punt return touchdown in the second quarter. The 5-foot-10, 177-pound senior's posted some insane rushing lines over the course of the 2015 campaign--including a 300-yard, three-touchdown effort against Fresno State on September 26 and a 263-yard performance against New Mexico on October 24. He's accepted invites to both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl, so this isn't the last we'll see of Ervin before the NFL Draft.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 10:50:00 PM

San Jose State senior RB Tyler Ervin "doesn't offer much of a power element, but he has the burst to hit holes with conviction," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"While his lack of size is an immediate concern for the position, Ervin doesn't waste any time getting north-south and doesn't concede yards, finding ways to squirm out of tackles," Brugler writes. The San Jose State prospect had a phenomenal season, rushing for 1,469 yards, 2,410 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns, earning a well-deserved invitation to the Senior Bowl. Rotoworld's Josh Norris sees some Andre Ellington in Ervin's game.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 02:28:00 PM

San Jose State senior RB Tyler Ervin accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

After accepting a Shrine Game invite last month, Ervin received an upgrade. Ervin was recently named the team's Most Valuable Player after setting school records with 1,469 yards, 2,410 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns in 2015. He ranked second nationally in all-purpose running and was a first-team All-Mountain West selection. Ervin had two games rushing for more than 250 yards this season.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:28:00 PM

San Jose State senior RB Tyler Ervin accepted an invitation to the East West Shrine Game.

Ervin was one of the most productive runners in college football for much of the season, breaking off big runs of 45, 66 and 71 yards. The 5'10/177 lbs ball carrier is obviously lean, but he also has a chance to show off pass catching skills during the all star week.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, San Jose State senior DB Jimmy Pruitt "has the ability to handle receivers and tight ends inside as a cover safety, making him worthy of a top-100 selection."

"The Carolina Panthers found a fifth-round steal in San Jose State defensive back Bene' Benwikere two years ago," Reuter wrote. "Teams better not sleep on Pruitt in the same fashion this April. Like Houston-Carson, Pruitt could play corner or safety, and has experience as both spots with SJSU -- just like Benwikere did." The 6-foot, 203-pound Pruitt may be viewed as a press corner in the pros. "He is a physical defender in man coverage, so teams relying heavily on their corners to hold down the fort outside the hashes will see great value in his services," Reuter wrote. "Otherwise, Pruitt has the ability to handle receivers and tight ends inside as a cover safety, making him worthy of a top-100 selection."
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 07:57:00 PM

San Jose State junior CB Cleveland Wallace III "comes with a slight build but offers terrific ball skills and the ability to line-up in zone packages or backed off the line of scrimmage at the next level," notes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The second-team All-Mountain West selection from last season is a transfer from the University of Washington. "Wallace was a player who caught my eye over the summer when I scouted his teammate Jimmy Pruitt," Pauline wrote. "So impressive was his sophomore film I graded him as a potential late round pick. He’s been even better as a junior, significantly improving his entire game." The 5-foot-11, 177-pounder led the conference with 14 pass break-ups last year. He has three interceptions and six pass breakups this year.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:55:00 PM

San Jose State senior RB Tyler Ervin rushed for 80 yards on 23 carries in the school's 17-16 loss to BYU.

Ervin added just 13 receiving yards, bringing his game total to the second lowest of the season. In fact, it was only the second contest where Ervin was limited to less than 120 total yards. Ervin really carries the Spartans offense, so when he struggles to produce it will likely be a long day for San Jose State.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 08:34:00 AM


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