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Toledo senior WR Cody Thompson caught nine passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-51 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.

When you catch four passes for 142 yards and two scores like Diontae Thompson did on Saturday and you aren't the leading wideout on your own team, you know someone went off. The other Thompson did just that. The 6-foot-2 wideout scored 11 times last year, so we knew he was no stranger to the end zone. His first score was a big one, as the 28-yarder brought the Rockets back to within two scores at 28-14 with just seven seconds left in the first half. He hauled in two scores in the third quarter, an 81-yarder from Logan Woodside to make it 31-28, and a 15-yarder to make it 34-31. Toledo throws the ball a lot, and Thompson's size, speed and opportunity should allow him to be among the FBS leaders in plenty of receiving categories.
Sep 16 - 11:04 PM

Toledo senior QB Logan Woodside completed 22-of-33 passes for 458 yards and six touchdowns with an interception in a 54-51 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.

This was built as a potential high-scoring affair, and neither team disappointed. Woodside (6'2/210) dominated the Hurricane defense, beating the Tulsa defense over the top and underneath. His touchdown passes went for 60, 26, 81, 15, 49 and 74 yards, respectively. Woodside threw for 45 scores in 2016, and he could be in line for a similar number this year.
Sep 16 - 10:58 PM

Toledo senior QB Logan Woodside completed 19-of-27 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 37-24 win over Nevada.

First two touchdown passes of the season for Woodside in this one. Expect plenty more in that category as the campaign unfolds -- the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder launched 45 of them a year ago.
Sep 9 - 11:23 PM

Toledo senior RB Terry Swanson rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries in Saturday's 37-24 win over Nevada.

Swanson notched a three-yard scoring run early in the second quarter and a one-yarder early in the third quarter. He scored twice in the team's season-opening win over Elon, too, but that showing came with just 36 yards rushing. Much more productive on that front against the Wolfpack. The Rockets' Kareem Hunt replacement will try for a second consecutive 100-yard showing against Tulsa next weekend.
Sep 9 - 11:20 PM

Toledo senior WR Cody Thompson caught five passes for 112 yards on Thursday in Toledo's 47-13 victory over Elon.

Thompson (6'2/200 pounds) didn't get in the end zone -- something he did 11 times last year -- which is a minor upset against an FCS school. He's a ridiculous athlete who plays in a pass-happy offense, so you shouldn't expect him to be shutout in that area too often. He'll get another chance to put up big numbers next Saturday against Nevada.
Aug 31 - 10:24 PM

Toledo senior QB Loogan Woodside completed 19-of-31 passes for 311 yards in a 47-13 victory over Elon on Thursday.

Woodside didn't throw for any touchdowns, but the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior was able to get Toledo inside the red zone, only to have the touchdown vultures (also known as Toledo's running backs) take them away. He wasn't quite as crisp as he normally is, but it's August. He'll likely end the year as one of the top statistical quarterbacks in the country. Woodside threw for 45 touchdowns last season.
Aug 31 - 10:19 PM

Toledo senior WR Cody Thompson checked in at No. 38 on Bruce Feldman's annual "Freaks List."

Thompson benches 350 pounds and has a vertical jump of 37 inches. He posted a 64-1,269-11 line last year and boasts a 3.7 GPA in the classroom.
Source: SI
Jul 7 - 2:18 PM

247Sports' Steve Wiltfong writes "[l]ook for (Toledo senior RB Terry) Swanson to explode in 2017."

Swanson should be able to blossom now that Kareem Hunt is out of the picture, leaving the 5-foot-10, 200-pounder as the Rockets' clear No. 1 back for the coming season. He rushed for 583 yards and four touchdowns while playing second fiddle to Hunt in 2016. To date, his strongest collegiate season came in 2015, when he took 143 carries and spun them into 923 yards (6.5 YPC) and seven touchdowns.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 6 - 5:56 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline compares Toledo senior LB Ja'wuan Woodley to former Ohio linebacker Blair Brown.

"Woodley is an undersized linebacker but the senior is a terrific defender who makes plays sideline-to-sideline while showing ability in space," Pauline wrote. Last year, Woodley finished fifth on the team in tackles.
Jun 22 - 1:29 PM

Toledo senior WR Cody Thompson is "dependable but has average size for a possession wide out," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Though lacking in NFL upside, Thompson (6'2/200) is a monster in Toledo's explosive offense. He posted a 64-1,269-11 line last year and will be one of college football's most productive receivers again in 2017.
Jun 22 - 12:31 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline calls Toledo redshirt junior WR Jon'Vea Johnson "quick, reliable and sneaky fast."

The 6-foot, 183-pounder posted an explosive 40-733-10 line (19.3 ypc) last year as a secondary option in Toledo's offense. If he sees more touches, watch out. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks him as the No. 37 fantasy receiver.
Jun 21 - 5:55 PM

Toledo junior edge rusher Olasunkanmi Adeniyi "terrorizes opposing quarterbacks and consistently blows up plays behind the line of scrimmage," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"He’s explosive off the edge, plays with speed and forces the action from every direction," Pauline wrote. "Adeniyi occasionally stands over tackle and though he loses an edge rushing the passer, he can effectively and play in space off the line of scrimmage." Adeniyi (6'2/250) registered 49 tackles, eight TFL and four sacks last year. "As is the case with any underclassmen size/speed numbers are critical but the ability to consistently disrupt the action will make Adeniyi sought out once he’s available in the draft," Pauline wrote. The analyst grades Adeniyi as the best prospect in the MAC, with a Rds. 2-3 value.
Jun 21 - 5:30 PM

Raiders selected Toledo DT Treyvon Hester with the No. 244 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hester (6’2/300) was a four-year starter on the defensive line, logging 31.5 career tackles for loss with 13 sacks and four forced fumbles. Ideally a three-technique interior rusher, Hester showed pass-rush ability via bull-rush force in the MAC, but wasn’t a truly explosive player on tape and isn’t big enough to dominate versus the run. He only earned second-team all-conference from the MAC coaches as a senior, then underwent shoulder surgery and didn’t work out before the draft. Also abnormally old for a rookie, Hester turns 25 in September. A run-of-the-mill, smaller-school defensive tackle, Hester’s ceiling is limited and his floor is basement low.
Apr 29 - 6:25 PM

Lions selected Toledo TE Michael Roberts with the No. 127 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Roberts (6’4/270) was a full-time player for only one season at Toledo but made the most of it, posting a 45/533/16 (11.8 YPR) senior-year receiving line and earning first-team All-MAC from the conference’s coaches. Roberts is a long armed (33 ½") tight end who measured in with the biggest hands (11 5/8") at the Senior Bowl, although he managed 26th-percentile SPARQ results with a 4.86 forty in Indy. Ultimately a low-ceiling prospect, Roberts projects as possession-receiver help and has a long way to go as a blocker, where he whiffed frequently on college tape. He’d do well to become a viable No. 2 tight end.
Apr 29 - 1:16 PM

Chiefs selected Toledo RB Kareem Hunt with the No. 86 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hunt (5’11/216) graduated as Toledo's all-time leading rusher, posting a career line of 782/4,945/44 (6.32 YPC) with 73 receptions, including 41 grabs as a senior. Hunt earned Most Outstanding Player at January’s Senior Bowl, only to struggle at the Combine with a sluggish forty (4.62) and broad jump (9’11"). Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s Matt Waldman has compared Hunt to a Chester Taylor, Joique Bell-level No. 2 back or capable spot starter. While his athleticism doesn’t stand out, PFF College charted Hunt with the second-most missed tackles forced (98) in the nation in 2016, and Hunt fumbled just once on 856 college touches. We are big fans of Hunt and believe he'll give Spencer Ware a serious run for the Chiefs' starting job.
Apr 28 - 10:43 PM


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