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UCF head coach George O'Leary called junior QB Justin Holman the most improved player during spring activities.

Holman, who took over for Blake Bortles last season, was up and down during his first year as a starter. Quarterbacks coach Danny Barrett has stressed footwork and a balanced base this offseason. Hopefully footwork helps Holman in his downfield throwing, because he forced Breshad Perriman to slow his routes far too often.
Aug 19 - 2:24 PM

UCF redshirt senior DL Demetris Anderson will miss the 2015 season with a knee injury.

Anderson's knee injury is just coming to public light now, but it was apparently suffered before the start of preseason camp. Said head coach George O'Leary, "He was working out on a Sunday, nobody with the team, some of the pro players and suffered a knee injury." Last season, he started 11 of the Knights' 13 games while recording 34 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss and as a junior, the 6-foot-1, 306-pounder was named to the AAC All-Academic Team in 2013.
Aug 13 - 6:43 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes that Central Florida, which has had players picked in Round 1 in consecutive drafts, may not have a single player picked in 2016.

If a Golden Knight sneaks in, it might be junior corner Shaq Griffin. "While I stamped junior corner Shaq Griffin as a sixth round pick there’s a long road from my ranking to this actually taking place next April," Pauline wrote.
Jun 25 - 10:12 PM

UCF head football coach George O'Leary has been named the school's interim athletic director.

Former AD Todd Stansbury recently accepted the same position with Oregon State. O'Leary is now expected to coach the football team and lead the athletic department through the 2015 season. Some previously speculated O'Leary was nearing the end of his coaching career, and a larger role in the athletic department might be his next step.
Jun 23 - 10:54 AM

UCF junior RB Micah Reed has decided to transfer.

Reed apparently transferred for depth chart reasons. He exited spring practice as the fourth running back. He started two games in 2014, taking 59 carries for 223 yards. He received multiple offers out of high school from SEC schools.
May 22 - 10:43 AM

Redskins signed UCF LB Terrance Plummer.

Plummer (5'11/231) was a three-year starter at Mike linebacker, tallying 30.5 career tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and four INTs. He was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick as a junior and senior. Plummer is small and lacks sideline-to-sideline speed (4.90), but is a playmaking overachiever. He figures to begin his career on special teams and could push for defensive snaps down the line.
May 4 - 1:26 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper gave the Ravens an "A-" draft grade.

"Breshad Perriman could have been off the board by No. 14, and I wouldn't have blinked," Kiper wrote. "To get a big (218 pounds), fast (sub-4.3 speed) big-play threat such as this at No. 26 is a great get." The analyst sees some Dez Bryant in Perriman. "Maxx Williams was a player the Ravens coveted, and to get him at No. 55 overall was good value," Kiper wrote. "Both he and Perriman could be impact players from the rookie class, which is rare on a good team." Kiper also liked Baltimore's later picks, which included DT Carl Davis, edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, CB Tray Walker, RB Buck Allen and TE Nick Boyle.
Source: ESPN.com
May 4 - 12:34 AM

Bucs signed UCF WR Rannell Hall.

Hall (6'0/198) bookended Brashad Perriman for the UCF Knights, turning 145 career catches into 2,051 yards (14.1 YPR) and nine TDs. He also averaged a respectable 25.4 yards on 82 kick returns. Hall has a long-speed deficiency (4.60), but can absolutely sky with a 41-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump. He has suspect hands (six drops in '14) and needs a lot of technical work to maximize his run-after-catch ability. Hall figures to top out as a kick returner and sub-package receiver.
May 3 - 10:51 PM

Colts selected UCF S Clayton Geathers with the No. 109 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Geathers (6'2/218) made 52 starts for UCF, piling up 19 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and three INTs. He earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors as a senior. Geathers showed above-average athletic ability at the Combine, running 4.55 with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Geathers has cover skills and is a big hitter, but missed too many one-on-one tackle opportunities on college tape. He projects as a No. 3 safety and special teamer with some potential to grow into a lower-end NFL starter.
May 2 - 12:36 PM

Ravens selected UCF WR Breshad Perriman with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Perriman (6'2/212) spent three seasons at UCF, parlaying 115 catches into 2,243 yards (19.5 YPR) with 16 TDs. He is the son of ex-Lions WR Brett Perriman. Breshad's stock soared at his March Pro Day, blazing 4.26 with a 10-foot-7 broad jump and 36 1/2-inch vertical. Likened to Julio Jones in terms of "size and movement" by Greg Cosell, Perriman has the quickness of a small receiver in a big receiver's body and will be able to run by NFL defensive backs. The lone concern on Perriman is his hands after he dropped 8-of-54 catchable targets in 2014, although abysmal quarterback play frequently forced Perriman to make absurd adjustments to passes. He'll immediately replace Torrey Smith as Steve Smith's complement in new OC Marc Trestman's pass-happy offense.
Apr 30 - 10:55 PM

ESPN NFL Insider Jon Gruden says UCF's Breshad Perriman and Auburn's Sammie Coates are not first rounders in his book because they drop too many passes and run poor routes.

The analyst expressed surprise that Mel Kiper previously mocked Perriman to the Rams at No. 10. "The one thing I can't understand with Perriman is you have all this talent, and I have plenty of tape where he is making circus catches, but there are way too many drops," he said. "These balls are easy catches." Gruden loves the 4.25-4.3s speed, of course, but questions Perriman's ability to be a "bad-ball receiver." He documented 14 drops on tape, including a sure touchdown which just clanked off his hands. "No one is perfect, but if people are going to talk about you as a potential top-10 pick, the catching has to be more consistent," Gruden said.
Apr 30 - 4:57 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah would feel "much more comfortable" selecting UCF WR Breshad Perriman "at the top of the second round than the top half of the first."

"That's way too high for a player who drops a ton of balls, has hip tightness and doesn't play nearly as fast as he was timed. Perriman has value as a developmental deep threat, but I'd feel much more comfortable selecting him at the top of the second round than the top half of the first," Jeremiah wrote. While Perriman put evaluators on notice with his 4.25 forty at his pro day, some still have questions on his overall game. The UCF prospect has the natural traits to be a dominant player at the next level, but will have to show he can be a consistent playmaker.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 29 - 3:16 PM

An NFL scout said that though he likes UCF WR Breshad Perriman, it's "a little surprising given the dad that he's not a better route runner."

"Totally different from his dad," another scout agreed. "His dad was really quick. This guy is bigger. You don't see the speed he ran. This guy doesn't run routes. He has a rough time against press because he's not quick and he's tight. I see a straight-line speed guy." Brett Perriman, the father, was a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder who caught 525 passes across a 10-year NFL career. "Hands were very iffy this year," said another scout. "He has a big up side but obviously a lower floor because he has inconsistencies catching. He really just hasn't put it all together yet."
Apr 29 - 3:10 PM

UCF WR Breshad Perriman "will go in the first round of this year's draft, but his route running and hands are issues right now," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

The UCF prospect hauled in 50 of 99 targets thrown his way, with some of the incompletions blamed on his poor route running. Perriman dropped eight balls with a drop percentage of 13.8 percent. Zierlein notes that Perriman's drop rate was "far and away the worst of any of the top receivers in this year's draft."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 27 - 2:17 PM

NFL Media's Gil Brandt ranks UCF WR Breshad Perriman as the No. 10 overall prospect in this class, with Louisville WR DeVante Parker at No. 11.

The ranking is only one spot apart, but it is noteworthy to point out whenever Perriman is ranked before Parker as it breaks groupthink. Brandt lists Amari Cooper (3) as the top receiver and Kevin White second (4). Jaelen Strong rounds out the top five at No. 21 overall.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 23 - 2:03 PM


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