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ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes Syracuse redshirt junior S Durell Eskridge could have benefited from a fifth year in college.

According to Kiper, there are games when Eskridge "looks like a second- or third-round pick." Unfortunately, they don't occur with enough regularity. "I had him in the top 10 safety group for a while," Kiper said. "I haven't seen him do well enough on a game-to-game basis, and I thought another year could have helped him, especially with the safeties that decided to come out." The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Eskridge (listed at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds by Syracuse) had 68 tackles and an interception this season.
Jan 21 - 7:50 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Syracuse senior LT Sean Hickey "has been the most consistent lineman at East-West Shrine practice.

"He does a great job squaring up, playing with leverage and finishing his blocks, but his arm length and lack of ideal strength when not square to his target are concerns. Hickey has been the most consistent lineman this week with his technique and hasn't required much instruction from the coaches," Brugler wrote. For the last three seasons, the 6-foot-5, 300 pound Hickey has been the anchor of the Syracuse offensive line. Brugler adds that Hickey "has lined up predominantly at right tackle through two practices, which has firmed up my opinion that his best NFL position will be inside at guard."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 13 - 1:49 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Syracuse senior LT Sean Hickey "might be top OL prospect" invited to the East-West Shrine game.

"Syracuse OL Sean Hickey practicing at RT but I still think his best NFL position will be inside at guard. Might be top OL prospect here," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Hickey has been the anchor of the Syracuse offensive line for the past three years. Brugler noted last week, that Hickey "has the coordination to stay balanced through contact, but his lack of length stands out and he's clearly best in small areas." Rotoworld could see Hickey as a potential Day 2 prospect who could sneak into the top 40.
Jan 12 - 2:37 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that Syracuse senior RB Prince-Tyson Gulley was impressive at Medal of Honor Bowl practices.

"Gulley is undersized but quick, showed good lateral and has a burst," Weidl wrote. "Also liked his versatility as a pass catcher." During the game itself, Gulley only had one carry for zero yards, and a 17-yard kickoff return. Gulley, ranked as the 38th-best running back prospect by CBS Sports, is projected to be an undrafted free agent. He ran for an Orange-high 607 yards and one touchdown on 127 carries in 2014.
Jan 12 - 12:35 AM

Syracuse senior LT Sean Hickey "is a prime candidate to move inside to guard and hopefully he'll work out at both spots" at East-West Shrine game practices, observed CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has the coordination to stay balanced through contact, but his lack of length stands out and he's clearly best in small areas," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Hickey has been the anchor of the Syracuse offensive line for the past three years. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline gave Hickey a 6th-round grade, but Rotoworld tabs Hickey as a potential Day 2 prospect who could sneak into the top 40.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 8 - 10:04 PM

Syracuse senior RB Prince-Tyson Gulley will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Gulley, ranked as the 38th-best running back prospect by CBS Sports, is projected to be an undrafted free agent. He ran for an Orange-high 607 yards and one touchdown on 127 carries in 2014, and also caught 21 passes for 107 yards. Gulley ran for a career-high 830 yards in 2012.
Jan 7 - 7:39 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior S Durell Eskridge announced he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Eskridge (listed at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds by Syracuse) had 68 tackles and an interception this season. He led the Orange with 78 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore. "How he runs at the NFL Scouting Combine and on his pro day will be important," wrote NFL.com's Mike Huguenin. "At the least, expect him to run in the 4.5s. A move to strong safety is possible."
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 01:16:00 AM

Syracuse senior LT Sean Hickey has accepted an invitation to play in the East West Shrine game.

For the last three seasons, the 6-foot-5, 300 pound Hickey has been the anchor of the Syracuse offensive line. Hickey has started in all 38 games of his career at Syracuse. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline gave Hickey a 6th round grade, but our own Josh Norris believes Hickey could be a Day 2 prospect that could break the top 40. The Syracuse prospect is currently Norris' No. 10 rated tackle on his board.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt (fractured fibula) has been ruled out for the rest of the season by SU head coach Scott Shafer.

Hunt suffered the left leg injury on Oct. 3 against Louisville. "Terrel's down," Shafer said. "He's getting better, it's just that bones heal differently in each kid. He won't be available for the rest of the season, but he's doing a nice job with school, he's adjusted to the situation well and he's helping us with the young guys. He's been very attentive to meetings, but he won't be available." The Orange have used true freshman AJ Long as Hunt's replacement.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 05:47:00 PM
AJ Long - QB - Orange

Syracuse freshman QB AJ Long is dealing with a shoulder injury and is "highly doubtful" for Saturday.

"I don't know what happened," said head coach Scott Shafer. Long suffered the injury in last week's game against NC State, but the team didn't realize the severity of it until Tuesday, when Long started to feel numbness in his throwing arm. Shafer said, "He's got cleat marks on his back, toward his shoulder on the right side." Though there is no timetable for the freshman's return, the injury is not believed to be a long-term concern. Third-string quarterback and redshirt freshman Austin Wilson will most likely start in Long's place. Earlier this season, regular starter Terrel Hunt broke his leg.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 05:57:00 PM

One NFC scout called the showdown between Syracuse senior LT Sean Hickey and Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley an "exposure matchup."

"You want to watch good vs. good" when evaluating, the scout said. Hickey recently called Beasley the best pass rusher in the country. He might not be the top, but he is one of the best. Hickey is a prospect himself, so this should be a focal matchup to watch.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 02:34:00 PM
AJ Long - QB - Orange

With Terrel Hunt's season in jeopardy, Syracuse beat writer Nate Mink believes freshman AJ Long is the "player to watch" at QB.

"He has been a standout on the scout team in recent weeks, and the staff has decided now is the time to start finding out what it has in the true freshman," Mink writes. Offensive coordinator Tim Lester did say Long's possible redshirt season will be a factor in his decision to play him. Long will almost certainly see playing time against FSU, likely in a mobile quarterback role complementing Austin Wilson.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt will miss 4-6 weeks due to a fractured fibula.

Hunt suffered the left leg injury in the fourth quarter against Louisville. Redshirt freshman Austin Wilson played in place of Hunt and looks to be the starter moving forward. The Orange face FSU next.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt went 17-for-32 for 196 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in a 28-6 loss to Louisville on Friday.

Last week, when Hunt struggled against Notre Dame, he was playing through a sore hip. We wonder if he isn't 100-percent healthy. The supremely athletic Hunt has only 34 rushing yards the last two weeks, looking tentative inside and outside the pocket. He had a raw QBR of over 65 in each of Syracuse's wins, but hasn't cracked even a 43 during the school's three-game losing streak. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline compares Hunt to "sort of a poor man’s Donovan McNabb" and gave the Orange signal-caller a preseason Round 4 grade.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt went 22-for-38 for 294 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in a 31-15 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.

Hunt was playing through a sore hip, one reason he only rushed for 26 yards (and a touchdown) after running for 92 and 156 yards, respectively, over the last two games. The lack of that dimension of his game was a little startling. We love Hunt's frame (6-foot-3, 234 pounds) and running ability, but want to see improved passing mechanics before we get too excited about his projection. Of course, he has another season of eligibility remaining to develop his tools. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline compares Hunt to "sort of a poor man’s Donovan McNabb" and gave the Orange signal-caller a preseason Round 4 grade.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:54:00 PM


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