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Tulane CB Parry Nickerson visited the Raiders.

Nickers is a corner who will start receiving love in the third round. At 5-foot-10, 182 pounds and 30-inch arms, Nickerson's on paper projection might be in the slot. He can absolutely line up there, but he's also very competitive at the catch point when playing outside.
Apr 17 - 8:46 AM

Tulane CB Parry Nickerson is visiting the New York Jets on Wednesday.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris passes along this little tidbit. Nickerson (5'10/182) can absolutely fly -- he posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.32 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine -- and brings a tough attitude to the fray. While views Nickerson as a Day 3 prospect, it's not outside the realm of possibility he could see interest on Day 2.
Apr 11 - 12:46 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah lists Tulane CB Parry Nickerson as a corner who can provide "big" value despite being undersized.

Nickerson is listed at 5-foot-10, 182-pounds, but as Jeremiah notes, he "plays much bigger than that." He compares the former Green Wave corner to 2014 first-rounder Jason Verrett in their ability to locate the ball and play it in the air. "He's always in the right position and tied for the fastest 40-yard dash at this year's NFL Scouting Combine (4.32 seconds)," Jeremiah writes. "Nickerson lines up primarily outside, but I think he has the right skill set to play inside or outside at the next level." That skill set could see Nickerson go early this April, with Jeremiah believing he has a chance to be a second-round selection.
Apr 3 - 10:29 PM

Scout Inc's Steve Muench listed Tulane edge-rusher Ade Aruna as one of the drafts top risers after his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Aruna ranked third after his SPARQ score put him in the 85th percentile. "The 40-yard dash, vertical jump and arm length are three keys when it comes to evaluating defensive ends,"Muench writes. "Aruna is 6-5 and 262 pounds with 34-inch arms, and ran the sixth-fastest 40 (4.60) and posted the second-highest vertical (38.5 inches) among the edge defenders." He also impressed during his time at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, so Aruna could be seeing his stock rise from late-round pick to possible Day 2 contender.
Source: ESPN
Mar 5 - 9:22 PM

Tulane CB Parry Nickerson's official forty time at the NFL Combine was 4.32.

Nickerson (5'10/182) helped his draft stock by running one of the fastest 40-yard dash times among cornerbacks at the combine.'s Lance Zierlein believes he will be a late draft pick and that "Nickerson is tough, smart and instinctive, but he needs to prove he can hold up as an NFL tackler. He should compete for a role as nickel cornerback early in his career." With a strong showing at the combine, we see Nickerson as a potential late-round gem.
Mar 5 - 11:35 AM

Tulane edge-rusher Ade Aruna's official forty time at the NFL Combine was 4.60.

Aruna's (6'5/252) 40-yard dash was one of the best among all defensive lineman. He also has a long frame that is sure to attract teams. Aruna has a lot of the physical tools teams look for in defensive lineman, but his lack of production is definitely a concern. He is shaping up to be drafted near the end of Day 2 or the beginning of Day 3.
Mar 4 - 1:00 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes it will be difficult to find "a more competitive CB with better ball skills" than Tulane CB Parry Nickerson.

"Just an absolute dog on contested catches and plays with good technique and excellent ball skills," Zierlein tweeted about the potential draft weekend gem. Nickerson does not possess the height many in the NFL now covet, likely standing around 5-foot-10. Outside versus inside corner are quite different spots, but Zierlein seems certain Nickerson can make it in the NFL, possibly in the slot.
Feb 20 - 11:01 AM

Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski listed Tulane edge-rusher Ade Aruna as a "winner" for his performance in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Aruna (6'6/265) has what Sobleski calls "elite traits" for a pass-rusher, thanks to his long frame and quick first step. He also notes that his lack of production -- he had just two sacks in his senior season after recording five in his junior campaign -- to a change in the Green Wave scheme. "Aruna won't be an early-round selection, yet his raw tools should be enough to entice some team in hopes of developing him into a top-end edge defender," Sobleski summarizes. It sounds like Aruna could be a value play near the end of Day 2 or beginning of Round 3.
Feb 3 - 8:09 PM

Tulane hired former NFL DB J.J. McCleskey to serve as an assistant coach.

McCleskey played defensive back in the NFL for the Saints and Cardinals from 1993-2000. This coaching job with the Green Wave will be the first of his career.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Tulane sophomore WR Darnell Mooney caught six passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 41-38 loss to SMU.

Mooney's legs are actually springs, and he showed off that explosion and change of direction on his 52-yard touchdown catch and run. The school is not bowl eligible, so we are excited to watch Mooney next year.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Tulane redshirt junior WR Terren Encalade caught eight passes for 186 yards with a touchdown in a 20-17 victory over Houston on Saturday.

It would be unfair to say this came out of nowhere, but considering Encalade's high in catches this year was five and that came in the second week, it kinda did. The 6-foot, 190-pound junior was everywhere for the Green Wave on Saturday, including a the deciding score from 64 yards out with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Encalade certainly has shown playmaking ability before for Tulane, but this was easily his best game of the season. He and the Green Wave will try and qualify for a bowl next week against SMU.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Tulane senior RB Dontrell Hilliard rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in Saturday's 31-24 overtime win over ECU.

Requiring overtime to dispatch ECU doesn't show the best, but Hilliard was brilliant in this one nonetheless. The 6-foot, 205-pound senior ripped off a 60-yard touchdown gallop with 9:01 remaining in the first half and notched a shorter 26-yard scoring scamper in the closing seconds of the third quarter. With his big performance on Saturday, Hilliard has now rushed for 997 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games played. He's in the midst of a career-best campaign, having already surpassed his yardage and touchdown tallies from a year ago.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:29:00 PM

Tulane sophomore WR Darnell Mooney caught eight passes for 145 yards in Saturday's 17-16 loss to Cincinnati.

After failing to surpass 30 yards receiving in any of his first five games, Mooney has come on strong over the last three contests. In that space, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound sophomore has caught 15 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown. Tulane next plays ECU as Mooney attempts to stay in this groove.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:12:00 PM

Tulane redshirt junior QB Jonathan Banks completed 15-of-30 passes for 203 yards and three scores and ran for 19 yards and a touchdown in a 56-26 blowout loss to Memphis on Friday.

Tulane is a run-first team, but were only able to run for 123 yards on 52 carries against Memphis. Banks was forced into throwing with the Green Wave down by four scores early, and while much of the yardage and touchdowns came in garbage time, he at least showed he was somewhat competent in that area. Two of the touchdowns went to tight end Charles Jones from inside ten yards, and his final touchdown was a 41-yarder to Darnell Mooney late in the fourth. Expect Banks and Tulane to go back to running the rock next week against Cincinnati.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 11:49:00 PM

Tulane senior RB Dontrell Hilliard rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's 34-28 loss to USF.

Hilliard not only scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, he also caught a 24-yard touchdown pass in the stanza. This scoring action drew the Green Wave to within 34-28, but they were unable to draw closer. The 6-foot, 205-pound senior has rushed for at least 90 yards in each of his last five games, with four 100-yard performances coming in this hot stretch.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 10:51:00 PM

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