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Temple redshirt senior CB Anthony Robey will be hurt during the evaluation process by his poor measurables, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Robey is a good football player with poor size/speed numbers," Pauline wrote. "He’s the type of prospect who goes undrafted but makes a roster as a nickel back/special teams player." Pauline currently does not have a draftable grade attached to Robey, whom he sees as a priority free agent type. Robey stands 5-foot-10, 190 pounds.
Aug 9 - 10:53 PM

Former Temple redshirt junior WR Robbie Anderson "has NFL receiver skills," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The Owls' top receiver in 2013 finished with 44 catches for 791 yards and nine touchdowns despite missing the first two games of the season. "I’m told Robby Anderson, who has NFL receiver skills but struggles in the classroom and with the playbook, is attending junior college in the state of Florida with the hopes of getting his grades up and resuming his college career, though not necessarily at Temple," Pauline wrote. "Here’s hoping it works out for him." Anderson left the program briefly last offseason but ended up returning as a walk-on without a scholarship. The 6-foot-3 receiver reportedly terminated his enrollment for good over the winter because of academic problems. Pauline currently grades Anderson as a Rd. 7 or UDFA prospect. Of course, the prospect has a few seasons of eligibility left to transcend that projection.
Aug 9 - 9:02 PM

Temple junior OLB Tyler Matakevich could be a mid-round selection if he maximizes his talent, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline grades Matakevich as a Round 6 preseason prospect. "Matakevich is a high effort player and well rounded in all areas of the linebacker position," he wrote. "I like his ability to play in several schemes and he could develop into a middle round pick if he continues to improve."
Aug 9 - 7:00 PM

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman believes Temple junior C Kyle Friend "will turn heads at the NFL Combine down the road."

"A former prep wrestling star is the anchor of the Owls' offense and will turn heads at the NFL Combine down the road," Feldman wrote. The Temple prospect began his career as the Owls starting guard as a true freshman and then made the move to center. Friend has started in 16 consecutive games for the Owls, since moving from guard. As a sophomore, he made an impact on the field and off the field, as he was named one of the four captains for the Owls and made the BIG EAST All-academic team.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 11 - 11:30 AM

Temple redshirt sophomore WR Robbie Anderson is no longer enrolled at Temple.

The Owls' top receiver in 2013 finished with 44 catches for 791 yards and nine touchdowns despite missing the first two games of the season. Anderson left the program briefly last offseason but ended up returning as a walk-on without a scholarship. The 6-foot-3 receiver reportedly terminated his enrollment because of academic problems. Because Anderson has been out of high school for three years, and he isn't currently progressing towards graduation, it's fair to speculate that Anderson might jump to the NFL instead of transferring. If so, he'd face an uphill climb for a roster spot.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 6 - 7:40 PM

Maryland senior graduate Pete White has transferred to Temple.

He will be eligible to play in 2013, which is White's final season of eligibility. "He’s a big, strong, athletic kid," Temple head coach Matt Rhule said. "We always believe the battles are won in the trenches." White left the Terps' football program earlier this year after citing personal reasons. He started seven of the 20 games played.
Source: Philly.com
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 01:28:00 PM

Former Penn State QB, turned Temple H-back, Kevin Newsome will likely move to RB for the 23013 season.

"I think we are going to try to play Kevin more as a running back, more of a tailback type of body if he can do it," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "That [H-back] position is such a hybrid position. So you can tailor it one way or the other. … But I think Kevin is going to be more of a tailback." Newsome missed part of spring work due to a shoulder injury and was passed on the depth chart by Chris Coyer.
Source: Philly.com
Fri, May 10, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Temple senior RB Montel Harris has been invited to the East-West Shrine Game.

Harris has compiled an ultra-productive collegiate career, starting with Boston College and finishing up at Temple. Injuries will be a big concern during the evaluation process, but Harris offers a straight-line, decisive running style.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 03:43:00 PM

Temple senior RB Montel Harris rushed for 106 yards on 21 carries Friday against Syracuse.

Harris has put together a string of two solid performances. After last weekend's 351 yard game against Army, Harris showed more straight-line determination. Along with some off field questions, teams will have to put Harris through an extensive medical check, but he is a between the tackles runner with limited moves.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 02:49:00 PM

Temple senior RB Montel Harris rushed for 351 yards and seven touchdowns on 36 carries Saturday against Army.

Harris was a very productive player at Boston College, but multiple injuries and disagreements with the coaching staff led him to Temple this season. The transfer senior may not pass his medicals during the pre-draft process, but he offers some consistent straight forward ability.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 03:42:00 PM

Temple senior RB Montel Harris expects to play Saturday against Army.

Harris has had an injury riddled career, but has put forth a fairly solid final season, averaging 4.6 yards per carry on 597 rushing yards and five touchdowns. The senior is dealing with a knee injury.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 10:02:00 AM

Temple senior RB Montel Harris is day-to-day with a hamstring injury and his status is known for Saturday's game against Maryland.

Harris only rushed for 12 yards on five carries in his opener against Villanova. Before Temple, Harris played at Boston College and would have been the conference's all-time leading rusher with one more average season, but a recurring knee injury and a dismissal from the program changed his plans. Despite his numbers, Harris is not a viable prospect.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 10:17:00 AM

Boston College RB transfer Montel Harris only mustered 15 yards on six carries in his debut with the Owls.

Harris was kicked off the Boston College team for violating team rules multiple times. He only played two games last season due to a recurring knee injury. Harris is the Eagles' all-time leading rusher with 3,735 yards, including a career-high 1,457 in 2009 and would have broken the all time ACC record with one more solid season.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 10:29:00 PM

Temple junior WR Deon Miller may miss the Owls' opener due to a viral illness.

Miller has been sidelined with the illness since the second week of training camp. The junior started 12 games last season and recorded 18 receptions for 253 yards and three touchdowns. "I’m feeling good, right now," Miller said. "I’m getting in the groove of things. I’m working out, right now. So I feel good." After losing the majority of their offense in running back Bernard Pierce and receiver Rod Streater, Miller is expected to be the Owls' top target.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Temple dismissed junior T Darryl Pringle for undisclosed reasons.

Pringle was not slated to start but this certainly could limit the Owls' depth along the offensive line. Redshirt freshman Zach Hooks won the starting left tackle job over Pringle and sophomores Adam Metz and Joe Cenatiempo could be seeing more playing time with the junior's departure.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 10:17:00 AM


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