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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes South Florida senior QB Quinton Flowers must improve his accuracy before he's considered a legitimate NFL prospect.

"Flowers is a super athletic quarterback who beats opponents with his arm and feet but must improve his accuracy before being considered a serious NFL prospect at his college position," Pauline wrote. Flowers also must work on his long delivery. All that said, he's talented enough to get a long look from the NFL. The 6-foot, 217-pounder has posted a 46/15 TD/INT over the last two years. He finished with 2,807 passing yards and 1,530 yards rushing last season.
Jul 8 - 1:54 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline labels USF senior RB D'Ernest Johnson as "a solid change of pace back with the ability to create yardage."

"Johnson needs to step up his production and prove he’s a capable receiver out of the backfield if he’s to move into the final rounds of the draft," Pauline wrote. He'll get a chance to do so, as Johnson is replacing the departed Marlon Mack (fourth round pick of the Indianapolis Colts) in the starting lineup. Expect Johnson to break out in a big way; Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks him as the No. 30 fantasy running back.
Jul 7 - 3:37 PM

South Florida senior TE Adrian Palmore was arrested on Monday and faces one charge of fraudulent use of a credit card and one charge of petit theft.

Palmore attempted to use a credit card at the International House of Pancakes which had previously been reported stolen, one which he claims a friend gave to him. In a statement, the USF athletic department said, "We are aware of the situation and are in the process of collecting information. The student-athlete has been removed from participation in team activities at this time." Palmore (6'4/240) appeared in one game last season after walking on to the team.
Source: wfla.com
Jun 23 - 4:13 PM

USF senior WR Ryeshene Bronson (shoulder) looked fully healthy during spring practices.

Bronson (6-3, 200) suffered a shoulder midway through last season and was limited to seven games. He caught only 10 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown, with most of that production coming via a 113-receiving yard showing against Northern Illinois (which included a 73-yard touchdown) in September. With Rodney Adams gone and USF expecting to use more receivers under Charlie Strong, Bronson could be a benefactor of the increased deep shots the Bulls take in their new up-tempo attack.
Jun 19 - 5:02 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trepasso writes that "there's plenty of Tyrod Taylor" to South Florida senior QB Quinton Flowers' game.

"Flowers is a dynamic playmaker, improviser, and athlete, yet he's more than capable of winning from within the pocket," Trepasso wrote. "At 6-foot, he'll battle height concerns, but prepare yourself for a huge year from the multi-faceted quarterback. If he can get his completion percentage up from 62.5 into the 64-67 percent range, he'll be a hot discussion topic come draft time." The 6-foot, 217-pound Flowers has posted a 46/15 TD/INT over two years starting for South Florida. He finished up with 2,807 passing yards and 1,530 yards rushing last year. Trepasso adds that Flowers must work on his elongated delivery.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 14 - 2:38 PM

Rice senior WR Temi Alaka transferred to USF as a graduate.

Alaka is eligible to play immediately in what will be his final collegiate season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder accrued 55 catches over the past two seasons for the Owls. A 19-game career starter, Alaka led an anemic Owls offense with 16.4 yards per catch in 2016. The Bulls' receiver rotation only lost one significant contributor over the winter, Minnesota Vikings Day 3 pick Rodney Adams. Currently, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Tyre McCants are penciled in as USF's top two receivers. Alaka can play both slot and outside receiver. His best case scenario is to win an outside gig, which would shift McCants inside.
Jun 6 - 1:33 PM

Bleacher Report's Kerry Miller believes USF junior TE Elkanah Dillon will become a much bigger part of the offense in 2017 with Marlon Mack and Rodney Adams gone.

Dillon showed off big-play chops in limited opportunities last year, hauling in eight receptions for 177 yards and two touchdowns (22.1 yards per catch). He may be one of Quinton Flowers' favorite targets this fall.
May 24 - 2:58 PM

USF senior WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught seven passes for 126 yards in the team's spring game.

Included in those 126 yards, a 51-touchdown grab. ESPN's Andrea Adelson took note of the 6-foot-3, 204-pounder's strong spring, singling him out as one of the obvious positives to this point in offseason work under new HC Charlie Strong. This past season, Vales-Scantling caught 22 passes for 415 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 18.9 yards per reception.
Source: ESPN.com
May 13 - 2:11 PM

South Florida dismissed redshirt junior DE LaDarrius Jackson.

Jackson, 22, was arrested on a second sexual assault charge in less than a month on Wednesday. Jackson turned himself into authorities later that day on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment. Per the police report, Jackson asked a woman multiple times to shower with him and blocked her from leaving during the late-March incident. The alleged victim said Jackson committed sexual battery and then forced her to take an emergency contraceptive.
May 12 - 1:15 PM

South Florida redshirt junior DE LaDarrius Jackson turned himself into authorities on Wednesday after being charged for a second time on sexual battery and false imprisonment charges.

Investigators say that Jackson asked a woman multiple times to shower with him and blocked the door to prevent her from leaving after she said no during the late-March incident. The alleged victim said Jackson forcefully removed her clothing, and then forced her to take an emergency contraceptive. This is the second sexual assault/false imprisonment that Jackson has been accused of this month. He was previously suspended from the USF football team.
May 10 - 2:00 PM

South Florida redshirt junior DE LaDarrius Jackson was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and false imprisonment on Monday.

Jackson has been suspended indefinitely after allegedly forcing himself on a woman Monday afternoon. Regarding the false imprisonment charge, according to the police affidavit, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder pushed "[the victim] into her room (and) she attempted to prevent him by placing her hands on the walls." Jackson is currently being held without bond. Both charges being levied against him are felony charges. Beyond announcing the indefinite suspension, South Florida has declined further comment on the incident, citing privacy laws.
Source: USA Today
May 2 - 6:38 PM

Packers selected South Florida OL Kofi Amichia with the No. 212 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

A two-year starter, Amichia helped USF rush for a team record 47 touchdowns as a senior while being recognized as a first-team American Athletic Conference selection. He ran a 4.99 forty at his Pro Day while putting up 32 reps on the bench press. A left tackle by trade, the 6'4, 297-pound Amichia will probably be converted to guard at the next level.
Apr 29 - 5:36 PM

Vikings selected USF WR Rodney Adams with the No. 170 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Adams (6’1/189) made 29 starts for USF after transferring from Toledo, needing only three seasons to finish second in USF history in career catches (135), receiving yards (1,967), and receiving TDs (16). He earned second-team All-American Athletic Conference as a junior and senior, also returning kickoffs. While Adams is slippery after the catch with 4.44 speed, his slight build and poor ball security are big concerns after Adams dropped far too many passes in college and fumbled five times as a senior. He’ll likely have to carve out special teams value to last in the pros.
Apr 29 - 3:15 PM

Colts selected USF RB Marlon Mack with the No. 143 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Mack (5’11/213) needed only three college seasons to set all-time records in rushing yards (3,609), all-purpose yards (4,107), and touchdowns (33), finishing his career with an explosive 6.16 YPC average and 65 receptions. Mack confirmed his plus athleticism in Indy, posting a top-five SPARQ score among running backs with 4.5-flat speed and a springy 10-foot-5 broad jump. On college tape, Mack showed a tendency to bounce runs outside in persistent attempts to turn nothing into something, which can be viewed positively or negatively. Either way, Mack’s playmaking ability and versatility are undeniable. He has some Tevin Coleman to his game as a multi-phase weapon who is dangerous in open space.
Apr 29 - 2:05 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said that South Florida RB Marlon Mack "runs away from contact."

"Not a fan," the scout said. "I think he runs out of bounds." Another scout deemed the 5-foot-11, 212-pounder to be "kind of a third-downish back." One more scouting opinion to pass along on Mack -- an evaluator told the Journal-Sentinel, "It’s good he was in the spread offense. When he plays in the big-boy league and has to run between the tackles I don’t know how effective he’s going to be." These quotes are all dubious enough of Mack's pro potential, but one college running backs coach said earlier during the evaluating process that the South Florida standout "definitely has the talent to be a big-time guy." Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline does not see the Mack Attack being drafted within the first four rounds in his most recent mock draft, but he figures to hear his name called on some point during Day 3 festivities next Saturday.
Apr 21 - 7:35 PM


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