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Steelers signed Toledo DE Ola Adeniyi.

Adeniyi (6’2/248) went pro after breaking out as a 2017 redshirt junior, finishing third in the MAC in tackles for loss (20) with a team-high 8.5 sacks. Adeniyi won as a speedy edge rusher for the Rockets, but he tested as a lowly 20th-percentile athlete at the Combine with marginal speed (4.83) and a sluggish 7.21 three-cone time. Adeniyi’s NFL upside is probably a situational edge player and special teamer.
May 3 - 11:38 AM

Bengals selected Toledo QB Logan Woodside the No. 249 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Woodside (6’1/213) graduated as the Rockets’ all-time leader in passing yards (10,514) and touchdown passes (93), going 29-9 across 38 starts and earning MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. In 2017, PFF College credited Woodside with 1,284 yards on 20-plus-yard throws, third most among draft-eligible signal callers behind only Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield. Despite his prolific resume, Woodside’s slight frame and mediocre arm kept him out of frontline discussion in this QB class. Nevertheless, Woodside checks efficiency boxes as a 65.1% career passer at 9.0 yards per attempt. He’s a notable longer-shot sleeper.
Apr 28 - 6:47 PM

Toledo has moved up their spring game from Saturday to Friday in an attempt to skirt troublesome weekend weather forecasted for the Midwest.

April showers bring May flowers. Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa State and West Virginia have all canceled their spring games due to the incoming weather concerns. Looks like Toledo will at least try to get theirs in under the gun on Friday.
Apr 12 - 5:18 PM

Toledo hired former Florida WR coach Kerry Dixon II to serve as running backs coach.

Dixon had been with Florida for the past three seasons -- he initially came on as part of Jim McElwain's inaugural staff in Gainesville -- and became a coaching free agent after Dan Mullen took over at the end of the 2017 campaign. He's previously worked as running backs coach at Montana State, Florida Atlantic and Florida International.
Mar 15 - 2:35 PM

Toledo QB Logan Woodside ran a 4.79 second 40 yard dash on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

That's fifth fastest time -- unofficially -- of any quarterback who ran the 40 yard dash on Saturday. This is a bit of a surprise, as Woodside didn't run much at all when he was at Toledo, rushing for a total of 88 yards in his four years as the starting signal-caller. He also posted a 6.94 second three-cone drill and a 4.07 second 20 yard shuttle time, so it was a good day for the former Rockets star. He currently projects as a late-round draft pick, but this definitely won't hurt those odds.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 7:47 PM

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports that Toledo OC Brian Wright has removed himself as a candidate to be the new WR coach at Michigan.

Feldman reports that former Florida and Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain is still a strong candidate for the position. Wright was also a potential match to be the offensive coordinator at Rutgers, but it looks like he'll be staying with the Rockets for the 2018 season.
Feb 10 - 8:13 PM

Football Scoop reports that Toledo will promote graduate assistant Larry Black to director of player personnel.

Black has served as graduate assistant with the Rockets for the past two seasons. He got his coaching start with Carthage College, where he worked with the team's defensive tackles for the 2015 campaign. He's still in the very early stages of his coaching career.
Feb 1 - 5:43 PM

Florida State redshirt senior OL Brock Ruble transferred to Toledo as a graduate.

Ruble (6'8/320) was a three-star recruit in Jimbo Fisher's 2014 class. He started six games at right tackle for the 2015 season and seven games at the same position for the 2016 season. While he did not work as a starter during the most recent campaign, Ruble did see the field in 10 games working at both guard and tackle in 2017. He's entering a prime spot for playing time with Toledo, as the Rockets are losing three starters on the line in Elijah Nkansah and Brant Weiss (both tackles) and Nate Jeppesen (center/guard).
Source: The Blade
Jan 25 - 1:37 PM

Toledo QB Logan Woodside completed 6-of-12 passes for 68 yards with an interception in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Woodside's day got off to a rough start, as he threw an interception on the game's first play. After that, he was better -- because it literally can't get worse -- but still didn't show the accuracy he did for most of 2017 in leading Toledo to a MAC Championship. Teams will give Woodside a look because of his production (73 touchdowns the last two years), but he didn't do much to suggest he's going to be drafted on Saturday. Hopefully the tape in practice was better for his sake.
Jan 20 - 7:58 PM

Toledo senior QB Logan Woodside accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Woodside was awful Toledo's bowl loss to Appalachian State with three interceptions, but he did lead the Rockets to a MAC championship, and he threw for 73 touchdowns the last two years including 45 as a junior. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback is currently viewed by most pundits as a developmental prospect, but because of his production, he's going to be heavily scouted and could end up a late-round prospect to watch for.
Jan 16 - 12:08 AM

Football Scoop reports that Toledo OC Brian Wright is a candidate for the offensive coordinator opening at Rutgers.

The Rutgers opening comes after Jerry Kill resigned from the position in December due to health concerns. Wright served as offensive coordinator for the Rockets the last two years, and prior to that was offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic. Toledo was one of the better offensive teams in college football the last two years, and Rutgers ranked near the bottom in virtually every category in the Big Ten.
Jan 4 - 6:50 PM

Toledo junior edge rusher Olasunkanmi Adeniyi will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Adeniyi (6'2/250) was reported as leaning toward the draft earlier this month. That came through. He posted 62 tackles (19.5 for loss) and eight sacks in this, his final season of collegiate ball. As for his stock prospects for the spring, he's a natural football player who will likely face questions regarding his measurables during the evaluating process over the coming months. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline is keen enough on him that he sees a Day 2 (Rds. 2-3) selection as reasonable.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Toledo senior WR Cody Thompson will exercise his fifth year of eligibility and return to the team for the 2018 season.

Thompson (6'2/200) exploded to the tune of 64 catches for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016. He was on his way to another stellar season this year, but a broken leg sustained in a win over Eastern Michigan on Oct. 7 sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign. He opened the current season with four consecutive 100-yard showings before that leg injury cut matters short.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 01:14:00 PM

Toledo senior RB Terry Swanson carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards while hauling in three passes for 26 yards in a 34-0 loss on Saturday against Appalachian State in the Dollar General Bowl.

Swanson was one of the most productive backs in the country regardless of conference in 2017, but was completely held in check by the impressive Mountaineer defense in this one. He still finishes with over 1,300 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns, and he was effective as a receiver at times in his career, as well. He doesn't have elite speed or size, but he's a potential late-round pick that just might surprise if given the opportunity.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Toledo senior QB Logan Woodside completed 16-of-29 passes for 124 yards with three interceptions in a 34-0 loss to Appalachian State in the Dollar General Bowl on Saturday.

It's a disappointing end to what was a very productive career at Toledo for Woodside. After having just three interceptions coming into the MAC Championship, he threw five picks combined in his last two outings. Even with the struggles, Woodside still has a great chance of being a late-round pick because of his production and accuracy throwing the football. Just how high he goes will depend on how he performs in postseason events.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:29:00 PM


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