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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

ESPN's Michael Rothstein tosses out Toledo RB Kareem Hunt as a possibility for the Lions on Day 2.

Hunt "received a lot of attention," per Rothstein, from Bob Quinn and the Lions during the process. Detroit sent its RB coach to Hunt's pro day workout. "Hunt is a strong runner who likes contact, but has the shiftiness to to get away from defenders late," Rothstein wrote. "He’d be an intriguing addition to Detroit's backfield." Alvin Kamara is another option if Detroit picks a running back Friday, according to Rothstein.
Source: ESPN
Apr 28 - 4:12 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt met with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

The 49ers are reportedly looking for supplements to -- or outright replacements for -- Carlos Hyde, so no huge surprise that they are kicking the tires on Hunt. Plenty of other teams during the evaluating process, including the Lions, Falcons, Bucs, Vikings and Patriots, have done likewise. CBS Sports' Rob Rang views the 5-foot-10, 216-pounder as having "starter qualities," noting that he more than held his own during the Senior Bowl practice week, always a good sign for non-Power 5 performers. He figures to be selected at some point on Day 3, though with all the current interest in Hunt, a late Day 2 slot probably should not be discounted.
Apr 18 - 7:28 PM

The DL coaches of the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings all attended Toledo DL Treyvon Hester's (shoulder) workout on Thursday.

In addition, the following teams attended the showcase: the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Hester scheduled the private workout after missing the pre-Draft process due to December surgery to repair a shoulder labrum. At 6-foot-2, 304 pounds, Hester posted a vertical jump of 31.5 inches that would have ranked No. 2 among DLs at the NFL Combine and a forty clocked between 4.86s-to-4.91s that would have been the fastest of any DL in Indy. Hester will visit the Steelers, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, but wasn't able to fulfill the visit requests of the Vikings and Lions due to time constraints. "I view Hester as one of the best nose tackle prospects in this year’s draft and his game reminds me of ten year NFL veteran Ahtyba Rubin," Pauline wrote.
Apr 14 - 1:22 PM

Toledo DL Treyvon Hester (shoulder) will work out for what is expected to be a large contingent of scouts and position coaches on Thursday.

Immediately after the workout, Hester will fly to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine's medical rechecks. Hester underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in early December, which is why he didn't test at the Combine or audition for scouts prior to now.
Apr 12 - 3:18 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt will visit the Cardinals on Wednesday.

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, Hunt has previously checked in with the Lions, Falcons, Bucs, Titans, Vikings, Eagles, Patriots, Browns, 49ers and Saints. The 5-foot-10, 216-pounder is one of a handful of intriguing late Day 2/Day 3 possibilities at running back. Hunt forced 98 missed tackles last season, the second-most in the FBS. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein refers to him as a "[b]ig back with plus vision and enough elusiveness to make the first defender miss."
Apr 11 - 10:47 PM

Toledo T Storm Norton visited the Giants.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes this one along. If nothing else, Norton has the size for NFL play. He measured in on pro day at a hearty 6-foot-7, 307 pounds. The Giants could use help along the offensive line and should be a name to watch in relation to Norton come Day 3 of the draft.
Apr 11 - 10:19 PM


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