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NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes SMU QB Garrett Gilbert will go between the late third round and early Day 3.

The venerable draft expert was perhaps the first analyst to start banging the drum for the Mustangs' prospect, and he's continued to do so throughout the process. In some respects, we see what he sees: Gilbert has NFL size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), NFL bloodlines, good timing, and solid athletic ability. However, the arm isn't as strong as you'd think, and Gilbert turned June Jones' high-scoring offense into a conservative, checkdown passing attack. Under duress, you'll notice he panics, and we'd want no part of that either. Rotoworld has him as a late-round flier, but Brandt has forgotten more about football than most will ever know; his opinion shouldn't be discounted.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 17 - 8:25 PM

SMU QB Garrett Gilbert will work out for the Bucs on Monday, along with the Falcons and Panthers later this week, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Gilbert created a significant amount of buzz following a pro day workout, but his in game action sure didn't draw the same amount of attention. Teams should not be looking at Gilbert as more than a very late round flier.
Apr 7 - 9:41 AM

SMU Coach June Jones believes senior QB Garrett Gilbert is a "guy who is going to play 15 years in the league."

"Somebody is going to take [Gilbert] in the third round, second round, maybe fourth round," Jones said, "and get a guy who is going to play 15 years in the league." Gilbert had an impressive pro day where quarterbacks coaches for the Cowboys, Ravens and Eagles were among representatives from 22 NFL teams that were present at SMU’s pro day. Gilbert has recently generated some buzz for himself leading into the draft. NFL.com's Gil Brandt has even stated that he thinks Gilbert could go as high as the third round. It's safe to say, Gilbert has good shot to have his name called on the third day of the draft.
Mar 29 - 11:25 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes SMU's Garrett Gilbert's stock is rising and thinks the Mustangs' QB could go as high as the third round.

Brandt has been driving the Gilbert bandwagon for the past month, writing in February that he was the best quarterback that didn't attend the Combine. Gilbert's impressive pro day solidified his opinion, as he completed 87 of 88 passes. "I thought Gilbert's workout was better than half of those who were in Indianapolis last month," Brandt wrote. "He has good accuracy, very good velocity, and is a great athlete with NFL size." Brandt relayed that an NFL scout who went to Brett Smith's pro day at Wyoming two weeks ago told him that "he views Gilbert as a much better prospect than Smith." Gilbert has prototypical NFL size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), to go with underrated athletic ability and good arm strength.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 7:48 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes that SMU senior QB Garrett Gilbert is the best quarterback that didn't attend the Combine.

"Best QB NOT at combine: SMU's Garrett Gilbert. Pro day is 3/28," Brandt tweeted. Before getting hurt late in the season he put up some numbers (3,528 yards passing, 21 TDs, 267 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs). Gilbert has the ideal size to play at the next level(6-feet-4, 223 pounds), and flashes athletic ability and arm strength. He'll have an opportunity to impress the scouts at his pro-day on March 28th.
Feb 26 - 5:24 PM

SMU coach June Jones signed a three-year contract extension on Monday.

"I appreciate the opportunity to continue the work we began six years ago. There is no place I'd rather be than here at SMU," Jones said. "I am proud of the progress we have made thus far, but many goals remain unfinished, including restoring SMU football's championship tradition." The extension will keep Jones, who has led the Mustangs to four consecutive bowl games, under contract through the 2017 season.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 03:31:00 PM

SMU coach June Jones said senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert (knee) has only a "40 percent" chance of playing Saturday against Central Florida.

"He's just been working with his knee and throwing on his own," Jones said. "I think he's doing well. If this were the National Football League, he'd be playing. But it's not, and we have to think more about his safety." Last week's starter, redshirt freshman Neal Burcham took first-team reps in practice all week.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 06:59:00 PM

SMU senior QB Garrett Gilbert will not play against Houston due to a knee sprain.

"Everything is structurally sound," Gilbert said. "It just kind of depends on how my knee responds to treatment, so we’ll see." He is currently listed as questionable for the season finale against UCF. Redshirt freshman Neal Burcham will start in his place.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:11:00 AM

SMU coach June Jones believes senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert only suffered a knee sprain on Saturday against USF.

Gilbert injured his knee while attempting to slide at the end of a run in the second quarter against the Bulls. He spent the second half hobbling around the sidelines on crutches. "The doctor thinks he just has a sprain, so that's good," said SMU coach June Jones. "It just depends on how long it'll before he can support it and throw, but hopefully that's right. Our doctor is about as good as I've had, and he's never been wrong on a field test, so I think he'll be OK." Jones has labeled Gilbert "doubtful" for Friday's game against Houston.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:32:00 PM

SMU senior cornerback Kenneth Acker will additionally play wide receiver in 2013.

"He's a talented player," Mustangs coach June Jones told the Dallas Morning News. "He can make an impact on both sides." Acker intercepted three passes and broke up 12 more in earning second-team All-Conference USA honors last season. Acker last played receiver in high school, though he received reps at the position in spring ball. He could potentially transition to a nickel back role while teaming with senior Jeremy Johnson and junior Der'rikk Thompson on offense to give the Mustangs a respectable top-three receiving trio. SMU lost four of their top seven receivers and is in particular need of big-play potential on the outside. The hope, of course, is that Acker will quickly develop into a wideout with the ability to take the top off of defenses.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 03:02:00 PM

SMU junior transfer Traylon Shead is ready to take over the starting RB spot in place of the graduated Zach Line.

"He’s fast, he’s big and he can run," coach June Jones said. "He looks to me like a big-time running back. I’m anxious to see him play." Shead enrolled in January to get ahead, and the JUCO transfer has impressed coaches ever since. He also received offers from Texas A&M, TCU, Houston, and Baylor and signed with Texas out of high school.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:12:00 AM

SMU coach June Jones believes senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert has the skills to play in the NFL.

The Texas transfer threw for 2,932 yards and 15 TDs in his first season under Jones and also rushed for 346 yards and eight scores. Accuracy once again was Gilbert's downfall, as he threw 15 interceptions. Gilbert has the size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), athletic ability and arm strength to play in the NFL, but offensive coordinators aren't going to tolerate Gilbert lofting a duck in the general direction of double coverage when the pass rush collapses the pocket. New quarterbacks coach Hal Mumme is being handled a fertile hunk of clay, but it'd be surprising if he molded it into a sculpture in one offseason.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Former Missouri redshirt freshman LB Torey Boozer tweeted that he will transfer to SMU.

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel dismissed Boozer form the program for undisclosed disciplinary reasons. He was listed as the No. 3 linebacker after spring practice despite an arrest in October for marijuana possession. SMU has not confirmed the transfer at this time.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Former Texas redshirt senior OL Thomas Ashcraft has transferred to SMU.

Ashcraft never recorded a start while at Texas but did see action as a reserve offensive lineman and on special teams. Since he graduated this spring, Ashcraft will be eligible to play immediately for the Mustangs.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Vikings signed SMU RB Zach Line.

Line (6-2, 232) earned 2012 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior and was a versatile workhorse in June Jones' spread offense throughout his career, rushing 778 times for 4,185 yards (5.38 YPC) and 47 touchdowns. He caught 75 passes. Line ran a 4.77 forty with a 9-foot-3 broad jump, so he lacks explosive measurables. A hybrid fullback/tailback, Line may follow a similar career path to Brian Leonard.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:19:00 PM


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