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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.
Sep 15 - 6:00 PM

Former TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields is now playing for Trinity Valley Community College.

Fields has had a whirlwind of an offseason, but it seems that he will actually play football this season. After multiple off-field encounters, Fields and TCU permanently separated, however he was not eligible to transfer to any FBS or FCS program. Fields should obviously destroy the competition at the JUCO level, but there are multiple layers to his evaluation.
Aug 31 - 6:18 PM

TCU will rotate redshirt junior Trevone Boykin and transfer senior Matt Joeckel at QB in Saturday's opener against Samford.

"We're playing two quarterbacks," Patterson said at his weekly news conference. Patterson said the two have been "pretty well even" in practice, adding that one has been the better performer in scrimmages and would take the first snap, but declined to identify that signal-caller. Boykin had 1,198 yards passing and a 7/7 TD/INT ratio last year as Casey Pachall's backup/competition. Joeckel backed up Ryan Tannehill and then Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M and bolted for Fort Worth as a graduate student over the winter.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 27 - 5:01 PM

Former Nebraska junior DT Aaron Curry transferred to TCU.

"Not only is it close to home but I like TCU's defense," Curry said. Curry left Lincoln a few weeks ago and was reportedly set to transfer to Oklahoma. However, the Sooners didn't have a scholarship for him, re-opening Curry's recruitment. "I feel like I can fit in with it well. I've always wanted to play in the Big 12. I like the coaches and the players, and it's a great fit." The 6-foot-1, 280-pound junior from Keller recorded 26 tackles and two sacks last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 26 - 8:39 PM

Nebraska junior DT Aaron Curry will not be transferring to Oklahoma after the school did not have a scholarship available.

Curry's father played basketball at Oklahoma but the defensive tackle was unwilling to walk on. The junior is expected to transfer closer to his home of Keller, Texas. Curry started eight games last year for Nebraska.
Source: News OK
Aug 18 - 1:50 PM


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