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Toledo G/C Greg Mancz (labrum) met with teams at the school's pro day, but is still unable to work out, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

In January, Mancz underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum suffered during Shrine Game practices. "Mancz will be limited during OTAs, but is expected back to full health by the time camp opens up," Pauline passed along. Mancz draws a wide variety of opinions from the scouting community. While CBS Sports sees him as merely Round 7 fodder, ESPN's Mel Kiper believes he'll be a long-time starter available on Day 3, and Pauline previously tabbed Mancz a potential top 110 pick. All those predictions were made pre-injury, however.
Mar 16 - 9:55 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Toledo OLB Junior Sylvestre has met with the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers.

The Eagles dispatched their LB coach to Sylvestre's pro day workout. At the event, Sylvestre, he hoisted 26 reps on the bench and ran a 4.5 forty. Some stopwatches had him under 4.50. Sylvestre is a thumper graded by CBS as a seventh-round pick. Pauline says he'll be in a camp one way or another.
Mar 16 - 8:41 PM

Toledo OLB Junior Sylvestre was snubbed from the combine, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Although he's smallish for the position and played in the MAC, Sylvestre is a terrific athlete with speed that will test off the charts," Brugler wrote. "However, he won't get a chance to show off his wheels in Indy and will have to wait until his pro day." Sylvestre is a thumper graded by CBS as a seventh-round pick. The 6-foot, 220-pounder has shown "versatility rushing the passer, dropping in coverage and simply being an all-around force, recognizing what the offense wants to do and putting himself in position to make a stop," Brugler previously wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 8 - 9:06 PM

Toledo senior OLB Junior Sylvestre will play in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

Sylvestre is a thumper graded by CBS as a seventh-round pick. The 6-foot, 220-pounder has shown "versatility rushing the passer, dropping in coverage and simply being an all-around force, recognizing what the offense wants to do and putting himself in position to make a stop," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 1:57 PM

Toledo G/C Greg Mancz (labrum) won't be able to participate in the combine, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Mancz underwent surgery last week to repair a torn labrum suffered during Shrine Game practices. "While he won’t be able to participate in the combine, the timing of the surgery means the Toledo senior will be on target for full recovery by training camp this year," Pauline wrote. "The play occurred during Tuesday’s practice and it was immediately evident Mancz had suffered some type of injury."
Jan 27 - 12:39 AM

Toledo G/C Greg Mancz underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum, which he suffered during East West Shrine practices.

Many expected Mancz to look like one of the best offensive linemen at the event, but his performance was sub-par. Now there is a bit of reasoning. Mancz is a versatile interior blocker who will likely be picked on the third day.
Jan 22 - 9:42 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein reports that Toledo senior OG/OC Greg Mancz disappointed evaluators at East-West Shrine Game practices.

"Upon arrival at practice Tuesday, one of the players who was getting good reviews headed into the week was Mancz, but not all of the comments were positive by the end of the week," wrote Zierlein. Mancz draws a wide variety of opinions from the scouting community. While CBS Sports sees him as merely Round 7 fodder, ESPN's Mel Kiper believes he'll be a long-time starter available on Day 3, and TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline tabs Mancz a potential top 110 pick. "He was named the Mid-American Conference's most valuable player and shows an advanced understanding of angles and technique," Zierlein wrote. "But he didn't handle power and bull-rushers as well as expected. While one-on-one drills and practices on sloppy fields are hardly the true indicators of an offensive lineman, Mancz might have opened a little bit of doubt in some evaluators' mind and a need to go back and check the tape a little more closely against the best power players he faced."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 12:53 PM

Toledo senior OG/OC Greg Mancz "has the athletic and mental make-up to survive at the NFL level," notes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He needs some technique work, but has natural movement traits and the recognition skills to rarely be surprised by much," Brugler wrote. Mancz draws a wide variety of opinions from the scouting community. While CBS Sports sees him as merely Round 7 fodder, ESPN's Mel Kiper is a big fan: "You get versatility and experience. He has started every game since he arrived on campus and can play guard or tackle as well (he's now at center). I just love his ability to get to the second level, pull and block in space." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline sides with Kiper, calling Mancz a potential top 110 pick. Mancz will play in this month's East-West Shrine Game.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 8 - 4:57 PM

Toledo senior OG/OC Greg Mancz accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Mancz draws a wide variety of opinions from the scouting community. While CBS Sports sees him as merely Round 7 fodder, ESPN's Mel Kiper is a big fan: "You get versatility and experience. He has started every game since he arrived on campus and can play guard or tackle as well (he's now at center). I just love his ability to get to the second level, pull and block in space. On Saturday, he was his usual self, and while he got knocked off the ball pretty bad one time in my charting, he was otherwise solid in a big win. He's a future Day 3 pick, a possible starter but extremely useful as a swingman who can step in at any position if someone goes down." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline sides with Kiper, calling Mancz a potential top 110 pick.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Toledo redshirt junior WR Alonzo Russell caught two balls for 93 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 52-16 win over Eastern Michigan.

Russell, who had a 59-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, is a "long, sure-handed receiver with deceptive speed," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this season. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder runs a 4.58 forty, and was graded by Pauline as a preseason Round 4 prospect.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:08:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper saw "more of what I like about this kid" when watching Toledo senior OG Greg Mancz against Western Michigan.

"You get versatility and experience," Kiper wrote. "He has started every game since he arrived on campus and can play guard or tackle as well (he's now at center). I just love his ability to get to the second level, pull and block in space. On Saturday, he was his usual self, and while he got knocked off the ball pretty bad one time in my charting, he was otherwise solid in a big win. He's a future Day 3 pick, a possible starter but extremely useful as a swingman who can step in at any position if someone goes down." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote in July that Mancz could go in the top 110 picks with a good season. He's well on his way.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Toledo redshirt junior WR Alonzo Russell is a "long, sure-handed receiver with deceptive speed," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Despite [losing two early games] the efforts of receiver Alonzo Russell have been impressive," Pauline wrote. "Russell has averaged almost six receptions and 100-receiving yards in each of Toledo’s three games this season. He’s a long, sure-handed receiver with deceptive speed. Russell also does the little things well such as blocking downfield or setting legal picks for teammates. Speak to Toledo coaches and they’ll admit the talented junior is a 'leave early player.'" The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder runs a 4.58 forty. Pauline graded him as a preseason Round 4 prospect.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:47:00 PM

Toledo redshirt junior QB Phillip Ely will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

Ely took over the starting job this summer after transferring from Alabama and sitting out last year. Prior to the injury, Ely had a 4:1 touchdown to interception ratio on a 60.3 completion percentage. The Rockets play Cincinnati with sophomore Logan Woodside starting at quarterback.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Former Alabama redshirt junior QB Phillip Ely has been named starter at Toledo.

Toledo head coach Matt Campbell confirmed the news on Monday morning. Ely beat out sophomore Logan Woodside and redshirt freshman Michael Julian for the opportunity to start the opener against New Hampshire. Woodside was T.O. Owens’ backup last season, completing 21-of-41 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown. Woodside and Ely were co-No. 1s heading into spring practice. Ely played behind AJ McCarron at Alabama and bolted last May for the Rockets.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Toledo senior OG Greg Mancz could go in the top 110 picks with a good season, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

Mancz, a four-year starter, has moved all over the line the past few years, logging time at right tackle and both guard spots. Pauline believes he may see action at center this fall as well. "Mancz is tough as nails, smart and effective both on the line of scrimmage as well as blocking in motion," Pauline wrote. "He comes with good height (6-feet/4.5-inches) and growth potential. I stamped him as a potential 4th/5th round pick but feel a good campaign in 2014 followed up by a solid showing in pre-draft workouts as well as All Star games could move Mancz into the initial 110 picks."
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 06:54:00 PM


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