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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

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Syracuse senior OT Sean Hickey "possesses the ideal height and musculature for a next-level tackle."

"Hickey possesses the ideal height and musculature for a next-level tackle, and demonstrates nice functional strength particularly in his upper half, when engaging opponents," Stephens wrote. The 6-foot-5, 303 pound Hickey, was a All-ACC Honorable Mention last season and has 26 games starting under his belt for the Orange, with 17 starts at left tackle. Due to an injury back in 2011 the Syracuse prospect has a fifth year of eligibility to play. Our own Josh Norris believes Hickey could be a second day prospect who climbs into the top 40 of the 2015 draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 14 - 5:17 PM

Former Washington OL Taylor Hindy transferred to Syracuse.

Hindy is expected to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA rules. The former two-star recruit redshirted in 2012 and appeared in two games last year. The redshirt sophomore Hindy stands 6-foot-4, 323 pounds.
Aug 3 - 7:56 PM

NFL.com's Mike Huguenin reports that Syracuse senior OT Sean Hickey mentioned that he "received a third-to fifth-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board" in 2013.

"Hickey (6-foot-5, 303 pounds) considered turning pro after last season, but received a third- to fifth-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board," Huguenin wrote. Our own Josh Norris believes Hickey could be a second day prospect who climbs into the top 40.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 20 - 9:18 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman notes Syracuse senior OT Sean Hickey has bench pressed 225 lbs 41 times.

Hickey (only) stands at 6'5/300 lbs, but impressed Rotoworld's Josh Norris in preseason tape work. In fact, Norris suggested Hickey could be the second day prospect who climbs into the top 40. He displays functional strength and movement skills to stick on the outside. Some might eventually criticize Hickey's length, but he wins with it.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 9 - 12:52 PM

Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer announced that four-star WR K.J. Williams and three-star DB Treevon Prater failed to academically qualify and will not play in 2014.

Williams and Prater have not yet announced their intentions, but they could opt to head to the JUCO ranks for a season or attend prep school. Both will likely have a chance to return to the Orange in 2015, if they choose to do so. "Traditionally, Syracuse and Shafer have stood by most recruits who didn't qualify initially, allowing them to join the Orange after attending prep school or junior college," wrote the Syracuse Post-Standard. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound Williams, who chose Syracuse over offers from Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, ranks as the No. 31 WR in the country.
Jun 28 - 7:40 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Syracuse senior OT Sean Hickey's "best NFL fit might be at Offensive Guard."

"Syracuse LT Sean Hickey has light feet and squares well with controlled movements. Average body type and power, best NFL fit might be at Offensive Guard," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Hickey started all 13 games at left tackle for Syracuse and remains the anchor on their offensive line. Hickey chose to return for his senior season after receiving a third-to-fifth round draft grade last season. To improve his draft stock, Hickey plans to work on his lower body strength which could make him one of Syracuse's best NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft.
Jun 17 - 11:39 AM

Syracuse senior OT Sean Hickey is a potential 2015 first-round pick, according to NFL.com.

Staff writer Mike Huguenin writes that Hickey "has a chance to be one of the nation's top five offensive tackles this fall." The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Hickey is a ridiculously strong road grader who is also a good athlete for the position. He benches 515 pounds and has completed 41 reps at 225 pounds.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 10:58 PM

Undersized Syracuse senior LB Cameron Lynch can squat 620 pounds, clean 374 pounds and bench press 435 pounds.

The diminutive 5-foot-11, 226-pound linebacker is a ridiculous athlete, running a 4.7 second forty and posting 36 reps in the 225 pound bench press. That's not all: Lynch can perform a standing back flip and has a 36-inch vertical jump. The odds are stacked against Lynch's NFL dreams due to his stature, but he'll be one of the Orange's best defenders this year.
Source: NFL.com
May 30 - 9:17 PM

Syracuse reinstated senior OT Ivan Foy.

Foy was told to stay away from spring practices to work on his academics. Apparently he's gotten his classroom work in order, so Foy will now focus on retaining his starting right tackle gig for the Orange.
May 20 - 1:28 AM


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