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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.
Oct 23 - 2:34 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.
Oct 9 - 10:22 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.
Oct 6 - 11:24 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.
Oct 5 - 4:28 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.
Sep 28 - 6:54 PM

Syracuse.com reports that Syracuse junior WR Ashton Broyld will miss "a couple weeks" because of a lower-leg injury suffered during the first half of Saturday's 34-20 loss to Maryland.

The 6-foot-4, 221 pound Broyld left the game versus Maryland in the first quarter when he collided with a defender, forcing him out of the game. Syracuse HC Scott Shafer notes that surgery is not believed to be necessary. Broyld is currently second on the team with 125 receiving yards on a team-high 11 receptions.
Sep 23 - 2:57 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt threw for 219 yards and ran for 156 yards in a 34-20 loss to Maryland on Saturday.

He also threw an interception and ran for two scores. Hunt has a great frame (6-foot-3, 234 pounds) and is an exciting runner, but he's not yet consistent enough to comfortably project as an NFL quarterback. Luckily, though, he has another season of eligibility remaining to develop his obvious physical tools. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline compares Hunt to "sort of a poor man’s Donovan McNabb" and gave the Orange's signal-caller a preseason Round 4 grade.
Sep 21 - 6:02 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt ran for a career-high three touchdowns in Saturday's 40-3 win over Central Michigan.

Hunt finished 20-for-30 for 175 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions through the air, and added 92 yards and the aforementioned three scores on 13 carries on the ground. Hunt's status for this game was in doubt after he was ejected for punching Villanova LB Dillon Lucas in the second quarter of the Orange's 27-26 double-overtime victory in the opener, but the ACC decided not to punish him further. The Orange's offense is heavily dependent on Hunt.
Sep 13 - 8:16 PM

The ACC has decided not to suspend Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt for punching a Villanova player last week.

Hunt was ejected for socking Villanova LB Dillon Lucas in the second quarter of the Orange's 27-26 double-overtime victory Friday. "When a player is disqualified from the game due to a flagrant personal foul, that team's conference shall automatically initiate a video review for possible additional sanctions before the next scheduled game," Section 6.1 of the NCAA rule book states. An ACC spokesperson said the conference reviewed the play and didn't believe further punishment was warranted. Hunt completed 10-of-17 passes for 94 yards before he got booted from the contest. "It's an emotional game and if you've never played it, you don't know what it's like to get frickin' pummeled," head coach Scott Shafer said. "There are people on your back and people talking to you and you react. We've all done it." Syracuse plays at Central Michigan on Sept. 13.
Sep 2 - 7:17 PM

Syracuse senior OT Sean Hickey was talked about as a mid-round pick over the summer due to bogus grades being passed around, but he's in fact a late-round prospect, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

To be more specific, Pauline writes that he was "told" by NFL scouts that Hickey "was stamped as a late rounder." The 6-foot-5, 303-pound Hickey, a 26-game starter, was an All-ACC Honorable Mention last season. "On film Hickey is a tough lineman who blocks with solid fundamentals, making good use of angles and body positioning," Pauline wrote. "He also plays like an average athlete and rarely finishes blocks, the primary reason I grade him as a 6th round prospect." Rotoworld's Josh Norris is far more optimistic, believing Hickey to be Day 2 prospect who could break the top 40.
Aug 22 - 9:58 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline compares Syracuse redshirt junior QB Terrel Hunt to "sort of a poor man’s Donovan McNabb."

Pauline grades Hunt as a preseason Round 4 prospect. "Hunt is a prospect on the rise and a player I really like," the expert wrote. "He’s sort of a poor man’s Donovan McNabb; an athletic passer that also makes plays carrying the ball. What I like about Hunt is the patience he displays in the pocket. Even if there’s an opportunity to take off up the field, Hunt will stay behind the line of scrimmage or move around the pocket in search of an open wide out. I like his upside and feel he has a definite future in the NFL." Hunt told the media earlier this summer that he expects Syracuse to win 10 games in 2014. We think he must work on staying patient downfield more often, as opposed to settling for shorter connections.
Aug 22 - 9:19 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior S Durell Eskridge "is a big time prospect with great potential," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Eskridge led the Orange with 78 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore, earning All-ACC Third Team honors. "He has terrific size, athleticism and range in centerfield," Pauline wrote. "Most would be surprised if Eskridge does not enter the 2015 draft and a big season could push him into the middle part of round two."
Aug 19 - 7:36 PM

Syracuse senior LB Cameron Lynch's "lack of size and top-end athleticism may hamper his chances of being drafted," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

The 6-foot-1, 230 pound Lynch has quite the experience, with 38 appearances and 16 starts on the outside for the Orange. Stephen's notes that Lynch's "instincts and toughness are impressive." Although he does not possess the ideal size for the next level, Lynch has been one of the hardest workers at Syracuse, and also happens to be one of its strongest (435-pound bench press, 620-pound squat). The Syracuse prospect finished with 69 tackles (12 TFLs) and four sacks in 2013.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 14 - 10:39 PM

Syracuse senior LB Dyshawn Davis is "built more like a safety than a linebacker and may be deemed a "tweener" by next-level scouts," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

"Davis's range and athleticism are "plus" for the position but he's built more like a safety than a linebacker and may be deemed a "tweener" by next-level scouts if he doesn't bulk up a bit," Stephens wrote. The 6-foot-1, 213 pound Davis has 37 career appearances on his resume, including 10 starts as a freshman. As a sophomore, Davis was ranked the ACC's fifth-leading tackler, and begins this season eighth on Syracuse's career tackles for loss record list with 31.5.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 14 - 10:23 PM

Syracuse redshirt junior S Durell Eskridge "could put himself in contention to be one of the first safeties taken in 2015 with a strong junior campaign," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

"There's no denying Eskridge's natural NFL pedigree in terms of his physical tools. Could put himself in contention to be one of the first safeties taken in 2015 with a strong junior campaign and early entry," Stephens wrote. The 6-foot-3, 198 pound Eskridge,led the Orange in tackles(78) and interceptions(4) and earned All-ACC Third Team honors as a sophomore. The Syracuse prospect has the ideal size and frame for the next level and has the "toughness, instincts and physicality to be a factor in the box against the run," according to Stephens.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 14 - 10:12 PM


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