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Temple WR Robby Anderson is visiting the Packers, according to Tom Silverstein.

Anderson produced an outstanding performance against Houston in the school's bowl game and had a solid, yet unspectacular, East West Shrine week. It is noteworthy to add that Anderson went through corner drills during his pro day workout, which might be the position some teams project his future.
Apr 11 - 8:26 AM

Temple CB Tavon Young is scheduled to visit the Ravens and Steelers, according to Aaron Wilson.

Young has or will work out for the Cardinals, Titans, Jets, and Ravens. Likely a zone corner in the NFL, Young might be Temple's top prospect in this class despite not getting the attention others have. He produced a number of fun one on one matchups against Braxton Miller during Senior Bowl week.
Mar 30 - 1:05 PM

Temple WR Robby Anderson worked out as a defensive back at his Pro Day event this week.

"I'm told he looked good in both receiver and defensive back drills," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote. "He caught the ball well at wideout and was clean in the defensive back drills. Scouts commented that they feel Anderson has definite potential as a next-level cornerback." Anderson clocked forty times of 4.46 and 4.40 seconds at the event. He's likely to go on Day 3. The ability to potentially play corner is obviously a big plus for his stock.
Mar 19 - 12:37 PM

Temple CB Tavon Young has met with the Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers this week.

At his Wednesday pro day, Young elected not to run. He did, however post a broad jump of 10-foot-1, an improvement of three inches over his Combine showing. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Temple product collected 41 tackles, 5 TFL, a sack and seven passes defended in 2015.
Mar 18 - 4:06 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein wrote that "[Temple CB Tavon] Young's lack of size is going to take him off draft boards for teams."

"While he's small and doesn't have as much quick-twitch or high-end speed to make up for it," Zierlein notes, "he does play with decent ball skills and competes hard against consistently bigger targets." The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Temple product recorded 41 tackles (5.0 for loss), a sack and seven passes defended in 2015. He failed to log an interception after picking off four passes in 2014. "He will have to transition into the slot, but the quickness and separation ability of those NFL receivers could be challenging for Young to match," Zierlein concludes.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 4:55 PM

Temple's board of trustees voted unanimously to pursue a potential on-campus football stadium.

Since 2003, the Owls have been playing their games at Lincoln Financial Field. Their planned on-campus stadium would include 35,000 seats and cost in the ballpark of $126 million. Important to note, just because the board of trustees approved moving forward with the idea does not necessarily mean it's a slam-dunk. They would still need approval from the city of Philadelphia. That being said, Temple hasn't played an actual home game on campus since 1977. It would probably be a nice boost if they could work out a home all their own.
Feb 8 - 8:12 PM

Four-star DE Karamo Dioubate signed with Temple.

Dioubate took official visits to Michigan State and South Carolina in late January, but the Philadelphia native ultimately chose to stay closer to home. At 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, he's a "powerful player who can help stabilize a defensive line," according to ESPN 300. He ranks as their 91st overall player in the 2016 class. It's possible that with added bulk, he could move to defensive tackle down the road.
Feb 4 - 2:23 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris preaches caution when it does to the great week of Senior Bowl practices Temple DL Matthew Ioannidis is having.

"Ioannidis won multiple 1 on 1 reps on day 1, which surprised me," he wrote. "After reviewing them, Ioannidis crossed over multiple gaps on a few occasions, something that would not be possible with a unit of five linemen moving in unison off the snap. This is a common occurrence and another reason why the drill is set up for the defensive players to win." The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Ioannidis has been praised by the NFL Network's Mike Mayock for his work in practice.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 29 - 9:24 AM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock came away from Tuesday's Senior Bowl sessions highly impressed with the defensive tackle group.

"We knew going in the deepest positional group was defensive tackle, and boy did that hold true," he said. "I thought Matt Ioannidis from Temple had a great day. I thought the kid from Louisiana Tech, Vernon Butler, had a phenomenal day. But the topper was Adolphus Washington from Ohio State. He was all over the field in one-on-one drills; he was too quick, too stout. He was great in team drills. I thought he put on a show." Rotoworld's Josh Norris has also reported positively about his early impressions of both Ioannidis and Butler.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 6:10 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris has been most surprised at Senior Bowl practices by Temple DL Matthew Ioannidis.

"The Temple Owl was disruptive in every single drill," Norris wrote. "I will closely be monitoring his play tomorrow and when reviewing practice film tomorrow night." The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder was highly disruptive in Temple's elite defense last year. Ioannidis could potentially play inside or outside at the next level.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 27 - 1:41 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler writes that Temple OLB Tyler Matakevich's "lack of ideal size, strength and athleticism are question marks that make his next level evaluation tough to project."

Matakevich is a player who's done everything spectacularly on the football field, yet might be overlooked in the draft due to his physical tools (or lack thereof). He might not burn the combine to the ground, but Brugler notes that beyond outward measurements, the 6-foot-1, 232-pound Temple product might be "able to mask [his] physical limitations due to superior instincts." And Brugler is very, very high on those instincts, writing that Matakevich demonstrates "first round quality anticipation and diagnose skills." This past season, he won the Bednarik Award thanks to his 126 tackles (15 for loss), five picks, 4.5 sacks and five pass breakups. He'll look to boost his stock during the Senior Bowl practice week and could be a legitimate sleeper to make an impact at the NFL level.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 25 - 11:21 PM

Temple WR Robby Anderson could go in mid-Day 3 if he shows well in the postseason, believes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Anderson was forced to sit out last year due to academic transgressions but returned to post a 70-939-7 line. "Though sheer determination Anderson, who was not even graded by scouts entering the season, returned to Temple and improved upon his junior campaign, leading the upstart Owls in receiving," Pauline wrote. "He’s a reliable receiver but is Anderson a next level athlete with Sunday speed? The ability to separate down the field during one-on-one drills and effortlessly catch the deep ball could help Anderson move into the middle of the draft’s final day." The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson is one of our favorite prospects at the East-West Shrine Game.
Jan 18 - 7:03 PM

Temple WR Robby Anderson will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Out of the spotlight, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson had a highly underrated final season. After sitting out last season for academic reasons, Anderson returned to post a 70-939-7 line, tremendously impressive in Temple's impotent passing offense. We think there's a good chance he hears his name called on Day 3.
Jan 15 - 7:01 PM

Temple redshirt senior WR Robby Anderson caught six passes for 66 yards in Tuesday's 32-17 loss to Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Anderson was just about the only bright spot for the Owls offense, which derailed against the underrated Rocket defense. RB Jahad Thomas finished with only five rushing yards and QB P.J. Walker was under constant pressure. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson is out of eligibility but his football playing days aren't over. He has a decent chance to get popped on Day 3.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:57:00 PM

According to CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang, Temple senior OLB Tyler Matakevich is "a self-made player who could prove a late-round steal."

"Just the seventh player in FBS history to record 100-plus tackles four years in a row," Rang wrote, "Matakevich will draw comparisons to former Miami Dolphins star Zach Thomas for his instincts, physicality and reliable open-field tackling." Of course, Thomas is the poster-child of gritty, undersized linebackers, which led Rang to drop the inevitable caveat about the 6-foot-1, 232-pound Matakevich's "lack of ideal size and speed." These concerns didn't stop him from winning the Bednarik Award earlier this month, on the strength of a 2015 campaign that saw him rack up 126 tackles (15 for loss), five interceptions, 4.5 sacks and five pass breakups.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:43:00 PM


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