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Pro Football Focus's Steve Palazzolo projects the Jaguars to take SMU WR Courtland Sutton with the 29th pick in his latest mock draft.

Sutton (6'4/214) has not only one of the best receivers in the country over the last two years, he's been an analytical darling. It's no surprise, then, to see him projected as a first-round selection. "Sutton brings a 6-foot-4 frame capable of beating up on smaller cornerbacks and winning in contested situations," Palazzolo writes, "but he’s also been solid after the catch, forcing 26 missed tackles over the last two years."
Jan 20 - 10:33 PM

The Daily Chronicle's Josh Tolentino reports that SMU will hire NIU DL coach Brett Diersen to serve in the same capacity.

Mustangs DC Kevin Kang sticking with the familiar, here, as Kane was the defensive coordinator at NIU prior to taking over the same post at SMU earlier this offseason. Diersen has been on staff at Northern Illinois for the past five seasons.
Jan 17 - 3:22 PM

SMU junior S Mikial Onu underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia on Tuesday.

In a tweet, Onu indicated that he dealt with the injury throughout the season. Which makes his 2017 season all the more impressive. Onu finished with a team-leading 105 tackles, adding two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Jan 16 - 8:19 PM

SMU hired Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Kevin Kane to the same position.

Another strong hire by Sonny Dykes, here. Northern Illinois boasted an extremely stout defense again in 2017, ranking No. 14 overall in S&P+'s methodology. The Huskies also ranked No. 32n in scoring defense and No. 26 in total yards allowed. Dykes previously hired former Auburn and UConn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee to be his OC.
Jan 16 - 6:59 PM

Walter Football's Charlie Campbell passes along that SMU DE Justin Lawler showed out admirably during Monday's East-West Shrine Game practice.

"He did well in the one-on-ones, using speed to fly by tackles and get pressure in the pocket," Campbell writes, adding that at one point, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Lawler schooled Wagner T Greg Senat so thoroughly that Senat was given pointers on maintaining his balance. Lawler, an All-AAC first-teamer for the 2017 campaign, profiles as a potential Day 3 selection. NFLDraftScout.com stamps him with a sixth-round grade.
Jan 16 - 3:37 PM

The Hartford Courant's Mike Anthony reports that SMU will hire UConn offensive analyst Jonathan Brewer.

Brewer follows Huskies OC Rhett Lashlee -- whom he worked with at Auburn as well -- to Sonny Dykes' SMU outfit. Whether Brewer remains an analyst in his new digs or shifts to an on-field coaching role is currently unknown.
Jan 13 - 4:01 PM

SMU hired UConn OC Rhett Lashlee to serve in the same capacity.

"He is one of the sharp, young minds in our profession and he has a bright future ahead of him," said Mustangs HC Sonny Dykes in a statement. "I know he'll be a great coach as well as a dynamic recruiter who will connect with kids as well as high school coaches." Lashlee spent the past year in successful fashion at UConn, helping turn around an offense which ranked 122nd in total offense before his arrival. Under his watchful eye, the Huskies ranked 49th for the 2017 campaign. Prior to this one-off at UConn, Lashlee had served as Auburn's offensive coordinator from 2013-16. Just how he will mesh the run schemes he worked on with the Tigers into Dykes' Air Raid will be one of the storylines to watch over the offseason. Had Dykes been planning on running a pure Air Raid, Lashlee would not have been a logical hire. We'll be seeing a hybrid of some kind during the 2018 season.
Jan 4 - 1:39 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Trey Quinn will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Quinn (6'1/200), an LSU transfer, exploded to catch 106 passes for 1,191 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. It was by far the most prolific campaign of his collegiate career. The lightning fast slot man should put up fantastic numbers in the 40-yard dash come the Combine, likely in the 4.3's. He's a sure-handed prospect with Day 2 upside for the spring.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 11:51:00 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton announced that he will declare for the NFL Draft.

Sutton (6'4/214) will likely hear his name called in Rd. 1 this spring barring a poor pre-draft process. He may have been a first-rounder had he declared after last season, but Sutton returned to post a 62-1017-12 line. Sutton isn't necessarily a polarizing prospect, but some like him more than others. B/R's Matt Miller ranks Sutton as the class' No. 2 receiver, but says Sutton has the highest ceiling of any WR in the crop. ESPN's Mel Kiper does not rank Sutton among his top-25 prospects, while Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently has a second-round grade on Sutton. "One aspect of his game that scouts would like to see him clean up is his route running; he’ll sometimes drift at the top of his routes and is light on his cuts," Pauline wrote. In his first 2018 mock draft, Todd McShay slotted Sutton No. 27 to the Jags. SI's Albert Breer recently reported that he'd heard from "many" evaluators that Sutton could be a top-10 pick.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:46:00 PM

SMU redshirt sophomore QB Ben Hicks completed 19-of-34 passes for 127 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in Wednesday's 51-10 loss to Louisiana Tech in the DXL Frisco Bowl.

Oh dear goodness no. With Sonny Dykes taking over the coaching reigns for Chad Morris -- just nine days into the job -- the SMU offense looked understandably disjointed and unformed. Hicks will be spending the offseason boning up on Dykes' Air Raid. Wednesday's ugly result aside, it's been a sharp offensive showing for the redshirt sophomore this season. He finishes the current campaign having passed for 3,569 yards with a 33/12 TD/INT ratio.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM

SMU redshirt junior WR Trey Quinn caught eight passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 51-10 loss to Louisiana Tech in the DXL Frisco Bowl.

Quinn (6'1/200) made a nice touchdown grab near the end of the first half, but that merely drew SMU to within 42-10. There would be no miracle comeback in the second half. It's decision time for the redshirt junior, now, as he could potentially declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. The LSU transfer is a warrior in the slot and should light the 40-yard dash on fire at the Combine if he does declare -- Draft Analyst believes he will run in the mid-4.30s. Not only is he fast, he doesn't drop the ball. Per PFF, Quinn posted the lowest drop rate of any draft-eligible receiver this season. The wideout is a borderline Day 2 pick.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:52:00 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton caught six passes for 68 yards in Wednesday's 51-10 loss to Louisiana Tech in the DXL Frisco Bowl.

Sutton (6'4/214) led the Mustangs in receiving yardage, but SMU was blown off the map almost from the word "Go" and the offense managed just 294 total yards offense in the forgettable loss. This will probably be the last we've seen from Sutton in an SMU jersey. He will likely declare for the draft in the coming days. As a prospect, he's a very strong bet to be swept off the board in the first round. Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer has heard from "many" evaluators that a top-10 pick is in play. You can expect plenty of comps to NFL wideouts like Mike Williams and Mike Evans due to his frame and stature.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:45:00 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Trey Quinn averages 4.47 yards per route run in the slot, tops among FBS players according to Pro Football Focus.

Quinn not only lead the country in that stat, but also had the lowest drop-rate of any draft-eligible player st1.89 percent. He's put up monster numbers in 2017, catching 106 passes for close to 1,200 yards and 12 receiving scores for the Mustangs. Rumors have him possibly entering the draft, and in a wide receiver class that isn't viewed as the strongest, his speed (4.3 40) and reliable hands could see him go early.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 08:31:00 PM

SMU redshirt junior WR Courtland Sutton will play in the DXL Frisco Bowl against Louisiana Tech on Wednesday.

Sutton (6'4/214) will have one last fling with the Mustangs before he moves on to preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft. He's a probable Day 1 selection and it's not out of the question that the wideout could hear his name called within the top-10 picks, if not soon after. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell sees some of Mike Williams and Mike Evans in the big receiver's game. He should receive red zone opportunities early in his NFL career.
Source: 247Sports
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 05:33:00 PM

Sonny Dykes will be on the sideline coaching for SMU in the Frisco Bowl against Louisiana Tech.

Generally, new coaches don't come in and coach bowl games; it's usually left to the remaining staff to prepare the players for the game. Not this time. Dykes will coach the Mustangs in the Frisco Bowl, and bring in some staff in order to help with the game operations. Adding to the intrigue of this news is that Dykes will be coaching against Louisiana Tech, a school he coached at from 2010 to 2012. This could be a fun Frisco Bowl.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:09:00 PM


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