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Pro Football Focus' Jeff Dooley believes TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill "could be in store for a big 2016 campaign."

Kenny Trill is back! Last we saw our hero, in 2014, he had posted the No. 21 passing grade in the country for Texas A&M despite losing his job after eight games. "We know TCU’s passing offense is capable of producing big-time numbers after Trevone Boykin ranked seventh in overall QB grades and fourth in adjusted deep completion percentage last season," Dooley wrote. Trill has to beat out Foster Sawyer before he can try to replicate Boykin's exploits.
Jun 17 - 4:27 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill noted that TCU four-star 2017 WR Trestan Ebner "can be difficult to handle in the open field."

Luginbill offered a somewhat circuitous breakdown of Ebner's speed, writing, "He has fast track times, but doesn't always look as fast on tape, yet he wins footraces." The analyst referred to his ability as a vertical threat as "his greatest asset" and deemed the 6-foot, 188-pounder to be "deceptively agile." Ebner ranks as ESPN 300's No. 213 prospect for the 2017 cycle.
Jun 16 - 2:37 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger wrote that TCU four-star 2017 QB Shawn Robinson "seems the most able to pick up where Trevone Boykin left off."

"Without a clear favorite heading into next season," Krueger wrote, "Robinson could find himself walking into a favorable situation if one of the current young signal-callers on the roster doesn’t take a convincing hold of the position." The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is a dual-threat stud out of DeSoto, Texas, and ranks as Rivals' No. 70 overall player for 2017. Per Krueger, he "could still stand to sharpen up some basic elements of his passing, but his ability to make plays with his legs compensates for that, especially if he is thrust into a starting role sooner than later."
Source: Rivals
May 27 - 3:11 PM

2016 QB Jordan Kitna will join TCU as a preferred walk-on.

Kitna had been set to walk-on in East Lansing with Michigan State, but instead, the Waxahachie native will remain in the state of Texas and join the quarterbacking fray at TCU. Playing for Waxahachie High last season, the 6-foot, 210-pounder threw for 1,906 yards (59% completions) with a 20/3 TD/INT ratio. A broken collarbone forced him to miss the end of the season and helped account for the somewhat muted stats. He is the son of former NFL QB Jon Kitna. Unless Jordan makes serious (like, really, really serious) noise in August camp, one of Kenny Hill or Foster Sawyer still figures to earn the starting nod at quarterback for 2016.
May 24 - 5:46 PM

College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread ranked TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill as the No. 8 impact transfer for 2016.

Hill and Foster Sawyer are duking it out for the right to replace Trevone Boykin. Neither young man particularly impressed during the spring game, with Hill completing 9-of-20 passes for 75 yards and Foster somehow one-upping (one-downing?) him by completing 7-of-15 passes for 80 yards and an interception. HC Gary Patterson won't be naming a starter until August camp. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Hill blazed onto the scene in 2014 with the Aggies, but was eventually replaced by Kyle Allen that same season. Some day, a long, colorful book will be written about the last two years at Texas A&M. They have had themselves enough quarterback drama to last a lifetime.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 12:56 PM

ESPN's Jake Trotter sees TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin as the team's most versatile player.

"It didn't take long for Turpin to emerge as one of the most dangerous playmakers in the Big 12 as a true freshman in 2015," Trotter wrote. We would forgive you if you lost the 5-foot-9, 152-pounder amidst the slew of offensive talent on the Horned Frogs last season. He wasn't just standing in the shadow of Josh Doctson. Trevone Boykin, Aaron Green and Kolby Listenbee (the latter pair to lesser extents) all managed to block out the sun. Like a resilient plant at the bottom of the rain forest, just yearning for a little light and love, Turpin still caught a respectable 45 passes for 649 yards and eight touchdowns. He also logged 729 yards on kick returns and 181 yards on punt returns. With Doctson and Listenbee out of the receiving picture, Turpin should have increased time to bask in sunlight this coming season.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 6:28 PM

Per Pro Football Focus' grades, TCU senior edge rusher Josh Carraway regressed from a +16.5 (6th in the 2017 class) to a +3.6 (60th) grade between 2014 and 2015.

Carraway was a designated edge rusher in 2014, appearing in only 46.4 percent of TCU’s defensive snaps but posting four sacks, seven hits and 20 hurries on 194 pass-rushing snaps. PFF had Carraway posting posting six sacks, six hits and 25 hurries on 389 pass rushing plays last year. Interestingly, TCU gives Carraway credit for 47 tackles with 11.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks last year. We can't tell you who's right, but we can tell you that Carraway had a star-making turn in a huge spot last season, going off for eight tackles, 3.5 TFL and 2.5 sacks at Oklahoma.
May 11 - 2:57 PM

TCU redshirt junior WR Taj Williams is seen by "many" as a "as a faster, more athletic Josh Doctson," according to Jeremiah Glenn of 247Sports.

Williams failed to qualify after signing at Indiana in 2013, setting him off on a journey that included toasting JUCO corners at Iowa Western Community College over the past two seasons (949 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last year). He entered this recruiting cycle as the consensus No. 1 JUCO transfer in the country -- according to 247Sports’ rankings -- and chose TCU, which must replace not only Doctson but Kolby Listenbee. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Williams will play, and produce, early.
May 10 - 5:11 PM

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says he sees some Russell Wilson in UDFA TCU QB Trevone Boykin.

"His versatility and his style of play is so similar to Russell’s," Carroll said. "He’s got a big arm. He’s a very creative athlete. He’s got great instincts and great vision. His ability to run and make people miss and get out of trouble is very similar to what Russell does." Boykin chose Seattle over a host of UDFA offers. "It was pretty much a no-brainer," Boykin said. "If there was any coach I’d love to play for, it was Coach [Pete] Carroll. He loves to compete, and he talks about competing all the time, and that’s what I’m all about." We personally believe the undrafted signal-caller Seattle is trying out -- Vernon Adams -- is a superior prospect to Boykin, but Seattle is clearly (and smartly) cornering the market on overlooked, undersized, unorthodox quarterbacks with athleticism. Boykin's ceiling is Seneca Wallace.
Source: ESPN.com
May 7 - 11:34 AM

The Redskins received a B+ for their efforts in the 2016 Draft on Evan Silva's report card.

GM Scot McCoughan's weekend was made easier by the signing of Josh Norman, allowing him to take the best-available player in Rd. 1 as opposed to the best-available CB. That player was TCU WR Josh Doctson, who'll contribute immediately but also provide long-term insurance with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon's contracts expiring after the season. "[Rd. 2 S/LB Su'a] Cravens will be a tone-setting playmaker in the middle of Joe Barry's defense, while [Rd. 5 DL Matt] Ioannidis profiles perfectly as quality five-technique depth," Silva wrote. The analyst didn't love using a third-rounder on Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller, who is still recovering from microfracture surgery, but liked that the Redskins picked up fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-round picks in 2017 via trades.
Source: Rotoworld
May 5 - 4:41 PM

Titans signed TCU DL Terrell Lathan.

Lathan (6'4/292) was a rotational lineman for most of his TCU career, tallying 24 1/2 career tackles for loss and 14 1/2 sacks as a 17-game starter. Snubbed for a Combine invite, Lathan helped himself with a 4.84/4.89 forty time, 31 1/2-inch vertical, and 9-foot-10 broad jump at the Horned Frogs' Pro Day. Despite a fairly underwhelming college career, Lathan was productive in his role and profiles as an NFL-caliber athlete. He has a chance to surprise as a useful long-term lineman.
May 4 - 2:31 PM

Jaguars signed TCU K Jaden Oberkrom.

Oberkrom (6'2/186) was the Horned Frogs' placekicker and kickoff specialist all four years, making 79-of-100 field goal tries with a long of 57. He shined on kickoffs, landing 62.4 percent of his senior-year kicks in the opposing end zone. If Oberkrom is to make it in the NFL, he'll have to improve his short-kick accuracy after missing two field goals inside 30 yards last season, as well as an extra point.
May 3 - 7:18 PM

Rams signed TCU RB Aaron Green.

Green (5'11/203) spent three years with the Horned Frogs after transferring from Nebraska, parlaying 445 career carries into 2,426 yards (5.5 YPC) and 20 touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes. Green showed passable athleticism at TCU's Pro Day, running 4.57 with a 10-foot broad jump and 6.89 three-cone time. Although Green has exciting foot quickness and some playmaking ability, he "runs small" inside the tackles and struggles badly in pass protection. He's a lower-end scatback prospect.
May 1 - 6:49 PM

Seahawks signed TCU QB Trevone Boykin.

Boykin (6'0/212) made 40 starts for TCU, finishing his career as their all-time leader in passing yards (10,728) and passing TDs (86) with a 61.2 completion percentage. He added 27 rushing scores and averaged 4.04 yards per carry. Boykin was a dynamic dual-threat college quarterback, but is short, struggles with touch as a passer and was arrested for felony assault of an officer last December. Although Boykin was open to performing wide receiver drills before the draft, he lacks speed (4.77) and explosion (9'2" broad jump) for a full-time position switch. Boykin would do well to forge a Seneca Wallace-type career.
May 1 - 1:44 AM

Seahawks selected TCU C Joey Hunt with the No. 215 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

The undersized prospect at 6-foot-0, 295 pounds. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein has called Hunt an "instinctive, efficient center" who is willing to "climb up to second level rather than linger on secure blocks that are already in the bag." Hunt's most likely rookie home is the practice squad as he gets used to being a smaller pivot in the big leagues.
Apr 30 - 5:29 PM


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