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Towson CB Tye Smith "needs some polish with his technique and footwork but has a strong skill set to work with," writes Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"He has plus size (6-foot, 195 pounds) with natural athleticism and good overall range playing the ball," Weidl wrote. "He also flashes solid route-recognition skills with the ability to anticipate and jump routes. Smith held up well against wide receiver Kevin White (No. 4 overall on our board) in the West Virginia game." Smith could be a nice fit with the Patriots as a Day 3 pick, the analyst believes, in order to help fortify a position weakened by the departures of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis (Jets) and Brandon Browner (Saints). Smith is a smart corner who doesn't mind stepping up in run defense. The first team All-CAA selection and AP FCS All-American started all 12 games as a senior, and his 85 tackles ranked second on the team.
Mar 21 - 5:21 PM

Towson DE Ryan Delaire's disappointing Sunday showing at the combine needs to be understand with context, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Delaire ran a disappointing 4.95 forty. Why is that showing actually impressive? Per Pauline: "Three weeks ago Delaire underwent knee surgery to clip a piece of loose cartilage in the joint and really should not have been running today. Understanding the enormity of his combine opportunity Delaire decided to participate." Delaire unfortunately strained his groin after the forty and was forced to pull out for the rest of the session. Pauline believes Delaire will be back at full strength for Towson's pro day on April 1.
Feb 22 - 8:16 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler was a little surprised that Towson senior CB Tye Smith was invited to the combine.

"Smith has been slowly creeping up draft boards, especially after a solid week at the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg," Brugler wrote. This three-year starter has been one of the best CBs in the FCS since he stepped onto a collegiate field. Standing 6-foot, 170 pounds, and expected to run in the high 4.4s or low 4.5s, Smith is a smart corner who doesn't mind stepping up in run defense. The first team All-CAA selection and AP FCS All-American started all 12 games as a senior, and his 85 tackles ranked second on the team. "The thing that stands out most about Smith is his competitiveness," NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote last month. "Smith contests every throw his way and makes good plays on the ball."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 9:51 PM

Towson senior CB Tye Smith "competes like crazy," notes NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"The thing that stands out most about Smith is his competitiveness," Davis wrote. "Smith contests every throw his way and makes good plays on the ball." This three-year starter has been one of the best CBs in the FCS since he stepped onto a collegiate field. Standing 6-foot, 170 pounds, and expected to run in the high 4.4s or low 4.5s, Smith is a smart corner who doesn't mind stepping up in run defense. The first team All-CAA selection and AP FCS All-American started all 12 games as a senior, and his 85 tackles ranked second on the team.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 5:53 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis appreciates Towson senior CB Tye Smith's ball skills and footwork.

"Smith (6-0, 185) was a three-year starter for the Tigers and was known as much for his willingness in run support (311 tackles in his career) as he was for his coverage skills (six interceptions, 26 pass breakups)," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Smith also can lay the lumber (six forced fumbles in his career)." Standing 6-foot, 170 pounds, and expected to run in the high 4.4s or low 4.5s, Smith is a smart corner who will confront backs. He must bulk up to have any chance of holding up at the next level, however. The first team All-CAA selection and AP FCS All-American started all 12 games as a senior, and his 85 tackles ranked second on the team.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 6:48 PM

Towson senior CB Tye Smith is "showing a lot of skill" at East-West Shrine practice and is "quick with good fundamentals," according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Tye Smith/CB/Towson showing a lot of skill. Quick with good fundamentals; pedal, turn, transition. Like him," Pauline tweeted. The first team All-CAA selection and AP FCS All-American started all 12 games as a senior, and his 85 tackles ranked second on the team. The Towson prospect racked up 312 tackles in his career, the fifth most in Tiger history. Smith needs to bulk up, if he plans to hold his own against bigger wideouts in the NFL.
Jan 13 - 3:12 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman reports that former Miami redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen has transferred to Towson.

The former four-star recruit had previously been suspended for a failed drug test and was suspended by the Hurricanes for a third time. Olsen was charged with a DUI and having a fake or stolen driver's license. Last year there were reports that surfaced that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Towson senior DB Tye Smith accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Smith has been one of the best cornerbacks in the FCS for a few years now. Standing 6-foot, 170 pounds, and expected to run in the high 4.4s or low 4.5s, Smith is a smart corner who doesn't mind stepping up in run defense. He must gain weight to have any chance of holding up at the next level, however.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:04:00 PM

AP's Tim Reynolds reports that redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen "is no longer" enrolled at the University of Miami.

The former four-star recruit had previously been suspended for a failed drug test and recently was suspended by the Hurricanes for a third time. Olsen was charged Monday morning with a DUI and having a fake or stolen driver's license. Last year there were reports that surfaced that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development, while some mentioned him as the team's possible starter this summer. In another tweet Reynolds added that, "Olsen considered a transfer earlier this season anyway, so this is zero surprise, especially after the latest chapter."
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 02:06:00 PM

One source told the AP's Tim Reynolds it would be a "total surprise" if redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen is still on Miami's football team on Tuesday.

"For as furious as Al Golden has to be with Kevin Olsen, it says something that he spoke repeatedly about concern for the kid's well-being," Reynolds added. Golden told reporters he was disappointed in Olsen's development last year and later suspended the quarterback following a failed drug test. Olsen was arrested on a DUi charge over the weekend.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Miami redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen was arrested on a DUI charge over the weekend.

Olsen had previously been suspended for a failed drug test. Reports surfaced last year that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development, but some mentioned him as the team's possible starter this summer. The suspension did not help, but it seems that Brad Kaaya now has a hold on that job.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Miami coach Al Golden said suspended redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen will "absolutely" be at practice when it begins.

Golden refused to comment on Olsen's status during Monday's news conference, but multiple outlets have already reported that he's been suspended for the season opener due to a failed drug test. Former Kansas and BYU fifth-year transfer Jake Heaps could be the frontrunner to assume starting duties out of the chute, but this is a wide-open competition.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Miami suspended redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen for at least one game after he failed a drug test.

Olsen, the younger brother of NFL tight end Greg, redshirted during his first season. Miami's quarterback situation is a bit of a mess right now, with Ryan Williams still recovering from injury and Olsen missing at least one game. Former BYU and Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps is the odds on favorite to open the season as the starter.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Browns selected Towson RB Terrance West with the No. 94 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

West (5-foot-9 1/4, 225) was an extremely decorated D-IAA runner, earning Offensive Player of the Year in both the Colonial Athletic Association and all of FCS as a senior. He piled up 802 career carries for 4,849 yards (6.05 YPC) and 84 touchdowns, catching 36 passes. West boosted his stock with a 4.54 forty at the Combine and 10-foot broad jump. He's not a quick-twitch short-area mover, but West's college tape is as good as an running back in this class, with power to beat first contact and Alfred Morris-like jump cuts in the open field. He has enough natural run talent and versatility to become an NFL feature back. He has a strong chance at earning No. 2 duties behind Ben Tate.
Fri, May 9, 2014 11:06:00 PM

An anonymous scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Towson RB Terrance West "doesn't take coaching."

"You might as well not even waste your time," the scout said. West sold shoes in Baltimore upon his high school graduation but caught a pair of buses to try out at nearby Towson. "He made it that way," another scout said. "He has a little bit of an edge. He's a real street kid. But the guy has some hunger and football's important to him." The 5-foot-9, 225-pounder is a favorite sleeper of more than one analyst due to his intriguing combo of size and speed (and, we suppose, productivity; 2,578 yards and 41 touchdowns last season). "Dominated I-AA football," a third scout said. "He's not a blazer but he's a 4.5 guy. He's a yoked-up 225. Good feet. Knows how to play. Good hands. For a guy that was the back of I-AA football, pretty good pass pro guy. He's been the king of his level and school." West finished as the No. 6 RB prospect in the newspaper's poll of NFL scouts.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:57:00 PM


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