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TCU senior S Sam Carter had an interception in Saturday's 82-27 thrashing of Texas Tech.

Carter entered the 2014 campaign with nine career interceptions, and he's added two more to that total this season. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler called Carter a "work-in-progress" who must work on his tackling technique. According to the analyst, the former QB "uses his eyes well to read, react and attack, covering the deep half of the field and lining up near the line of scrimmage."
Oct 25 - 8:09 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Trevone Boykin completed 22-of-39 attempts for 433 yards, seven touchdowns and no interception in Saturday's 82-27 demolition of Texas Tech.

With 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Red Raiders led 10-7. From that point forward, the Horned Frogs put an embarrassing beating on their in-state rival. Boykin, formerly a darkhorse Heisman candidate, is now looking like a good bet to get an invite to New York for the ceremony after this season. He's passed for 2,306 yards and posted a 20/3 TD/INT rate while rushing for at least 25 yards in every game. An NFC personnel director told NFL.com earlier this week that Boykin, a former WR, has the style of play that the "league is looking at right now."
Oct 25 - 7:55 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Trevone Boykin has the style of play that the "league is looking at right now," said an NFC personnel director.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior already has 1,873 yards and a 14/3 TD/INT ratio this season, and ranks fourth nationally in total offense with 369.8 yards per game. "With the way the NFL game is morphing with the college game, his style of play plays right into what the league is looking at right now," the director said. Boykin, a former wide receiver, is a legitimate Heisman candidate. "He is no longer just an athlete playing quarterback," noted NFL.com draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "With each game, he's becoming much more of a QB with tremendous athletic ability. He's coming off his first career 400-yard passing game. He will need another year of development, and as a redshirt junior, he has the luxury of doing it in college."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 23 - 9:43 PM

An AFC scout indicated TCU senior LB Paul Dawson's stock will be helped due to the NFL's continued evolution towards spread offenses.

"The more spread out the game is becoming, the more you need linebackers like him who can cover," said the scout. This is the second positive report about Dawson's stock that we've read this week. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote on Monday that Dawson "may be playing himself into the late rounds." The 6-foot, 230-pound Dawson, who Pauline compared to Christian Kirksey, has 68 tackles to go along with two interceptions and three pass defenses this year. "Dawson's production continues to rise," observed Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "He's recorded double-digit tackles in each of the past three games. He's always been known as more of a run-and-chase linebacker, and he's doing an even better job of playing in space now. He's become a very intriguing prospect."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 23 - 8:50 PM

TCU senior LB Paul Dawson "may be playing himself into the late rounds," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline gave Dawson a free agent grade entering the season. "Undersized at 6-feet, 230 pounds, Dawson flies around the football making plays in pursuit as well as coverage," the analyst wrote. "He posted 13 tackles during the victory over Oklahoma State, giving him a team leading 68, to go along with 2 interceptions and 3 pass defenses. Dawson is a three down defender who has a style similar to Christian Kirksey, the third round pick of the Cleveland Browns. He could back-up for a variety of NFL systems and make his mark on special teams." Dawson led TCU with 91 tackles last season.
Oct 20 - 7:14 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that scouts have "red flags" around the "bad weight" TCU redshirt senior T Tayo Fabuluje added in the off season.

"Scouts say Fabuluje added bad weight in the off season and looks poorly conditioned. I’ve been told they’ll also closely inspect the reasons that led to Fabuluje missing the entire 2013 season," Pauline writes. Pauline adds that the reviews on the 6-foot-7, 340-pound Fabuluje still "remain generally positive," and he still "intrigues scouts with his size, power and movement skill."
Oct 20 - 3:01 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Trevone Boykin completed 26-of-39 attempts for 410 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 42-9 victory over Oklahoma State.

Boykin added nine carries for 41 yards. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior is "far from a polished product as a passer," according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks. That said, Boykin is undoubtedly one of the nation's most improved signal-callers this season. Boykin had 1,198 yards passing and a 7/7 TD/INT ratio last year as Casey Pachall's backup/competition. He already has 1,873 yards and a 14/3 TD/INT ratio this season in Sonny Cumbie's wide-open offense.
Oct 18 - 9:11 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Trevone Boykin practiced with the team on Tuesday and is not injured.

A bogus internet report earlier in the day indicated that Boykin had undergone surgery on his wrist and would miss 4-6 weeks. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior has thrown for 1,463 yards and an 11/2 TD/INT ratio in 2014. If he goes down with a real injury at any point, backup Matt Joeckel would take over the reins of Sonny Cumbie's wide-open offense.
Oct 14 - 8:30 PM

TCU redshirt sophomore QB Trevone Boykin completed 21-of-47 attempts for 287 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Baylor.

Boykin added 18 carries for 45 yards. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior is "far from a polished product as a passer," according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks. Boykin had 1,198 yards passing and a 7/7 TD/INT ratio last year as Casey Pachall's backup/competition, but has improved greatly as the trigger man in Sonny Cumbie's wide-open scheme. He's thrown for 1,463 yards and an 11/2 TD/INT ratio in 2014.
Oct 12 - 1:35 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks was "blown away" by "the creativity displayed by the TCU coaching staff to maximize the talents of" TCU redshirt junior QB Trevone Boykin versus Oklahoma.

"Although the 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior is far from a polished product as a passer, he posted a 300-yard game on 20 of 28 passes with two touchdowns and an interception," Brooks wrote. "He added 75 rushing yards and completely dominated the game as versatile weapon for the Horned Frogs. Most importantly, Boykin has given TCU an explosive offense to complement a stingy defense." Boykin has improved greatly from last year, when TCU finished 4-8. He outplayed Trevor Knight on Saturday.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 7 - 10:38 PM

TCU junior S Chris Hackett had an interception in Saturday's 37-33 upset win over Oklahoma.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer that Hackett's "NFL arrow is pointing up." With two interceptions in his last three games for a vastly improved team, Hackett's stock has continued to spike. He looks the part at 6-foot-2, 196 pounds, and has NFL-grade athleticism with a 4.62 40-yard dash. Hackett finished second on the squad with 88 tackles last year.
Oct 5 - 8:46 PM

Former TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields has just 2.5 sacks and 3.5 TFLs through five games at Trinity Valley Community College.

Fields was dismissed from TCU after a series of off-field issues. We expected him to dominate at the JUCO level and then apply for the 2015 draft, but apparently that isn't Fields' plan. Firstly, he obviously isn't dominating. Secondly, Fields told Trinity Valley Community College head coach Brad Smiley earlier this month that he intends to play at the Division I level again. If he uses this season to get his life in order, Fields could return to big-time college football in 2015 with the opportunity to rebuild his draft stock, which as a true freshman was Round 1-caliber.
Source: Fox Sports
Sep 30 - 11:10 PM

Former TCU DE Devonte Fields admitted it is "somewhat" hard to remain motivated while playing for Trinity Valley Community College this season.

"On Saturday, Fields hardly looked like a potential first-rounder, let alone a college star," the SI duo of Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel write. "He jogged on many plays, stood and watched passes downfield, and even got pancaked by an undersized left tackle. Fields spent most of halftime standing outside the locker room, briefly killing ants climbing on his cleats." Fields was forced out of TCU after receiving a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. With the NFL focusing on domestic abuse charges, one scout asked "who is going to take him?" in regards to Fields possibly making it in the NFL.
Sep 30 - 10:05 AM

Trinity Valley Community College head coach Brad Smiley has been told by ex-TCU and current TVCC edge rusher Devonte Fields that he intends to play at the Division I level again.

"Everything he has said to me and everything his family has said to me is the plan is for him to get his (Associate's Degree) and to play Division I again," Smiley told Mac Engel. "He is excited about going through that process and playing Division I again. He has not said anything about coming out to play in the NFL." Fields was a tremendous player as a true freshman, but injuries and off-field issues have since stunted his development. He is eligible for the 2015, and a change of heart is not out of the question.
Sep 17 - 1:04 PM

TCU redshirt senior T Tayo Fabuluje was "dominant" in Saturday's victory over Minnesota, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He’s an impressive looking specimen and easily controls defenders at the point of attack," Pauline wrote. "What stood out about his play was how Fabuluje adjusts or contorts then stops speed rushers as well as the way he knocks opponents from the action with violent hand punch. Fabuluje is a bit heavy footed and has some personality quirks teams must look into but when hitting on all cylinders he offers starting potential at the next level." Pauline graded the massive offensive lineman as a third- to fourth-round talent prior to last season.
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