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Utah OL Jeremiah Poutasi is "a starting guard" in the NFL but must be shifted inside, an anonymous NFL scout said.

"He doesn't move well enough to protect the edges (at tackle)," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "If you like big sluggers in there, Baltimore type, he's going to play." Poutasi is a young prospect who won't turn 21 until August. "He's more athletic than [Erick] Flowers, but his workout was bad," another scout said. "He has to be a right tackle or guard. He held up OK at left tackle against the good pass rushers of the Pac-10."
Apr 25 - 8:22 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora is "hearing a lot of buzz about" Utah CB Eric Rowe.

Who isn't? TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline recently reported that "quite possibly no defensive back is moving up draft boards faster" than Rowe, and CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote that Rowe "has the tools to be a Pro Bowl-caliber safety on the next level." As for La Canfora, he reports the following: "Teams like him a lot more than the media realizes. Maybe not enough to get him all the way into the top 32, but then again much crazier things have happened before." Rotoworld wouldn't be surprised in the least if Rowe cracks Round 1.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 25 - 5:57 PM

Utah edge rusher Nate Orchard is visiting the Jets on Wednesday, according to Tony Pauline.

Orchard produced a great performance against Andrus Peat, but as a whole we think is skills are very average. That is not to say Orchard won't fill a role. He can be an adequate pass rusher who wins with his motor and separation after engagement. He reminds us of Jarvis Jones.
Apr 22 - 8:58 AM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

Utah CB Eric Rowe is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson.

Rowe is a fascinating prospect and a possible first round selection. He is an outstanding athlete and dome teams could view Rowe as a safety. The Steelers will almost certainly select defensive prospects in the top two rounds, with one being a cornerback.
Apr 21 - 12:26 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

Utah DB Eric Rowe "has the tools to be a Pro Bowl-caliber safety on the next level," wrote CBS Sports' Pete Prisco.

"In a league where teams are looking for safeties with range, this kid is it," Prisco wrote. "He can make the move inside and really flourish." Rowe shifted to corner last season after playing safety his first three years. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline recently reported that "quite possibly no defensive back is moving up draft boards faster" than Rowe.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 20 - 10:00 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis said Utah WR Dres Anderson (knee) "has gone off the radar" because of his knee injury.

Anderson, who tore his meniscus in October against USC, ran a 4.47 forty at his personal Pro Day earlier this month. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder's injury knocked him out of the Senior Bowl and combine and certainly deflated some helium from his draft hopes. Interestingly, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline echoed Davis' assertion in a recent dispatch, reporting that there's a perception around that league that Anderson "will be under-drafted and had second-round potential had he been able to finish the year." We will point out that there's a threshold wherein the perception a player gets underdrafted becomes so popular that he gets popped before everyone assumes.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 19 - 12:42 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that there's a perception Utah WR Dres Anderson "will be under-drafted and had second-round potential had he been able to finish the year."

Anderson, who tore his meniscus in October against USC, ran a 4.47 forty at his personal Pro Day earlier this week. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder's injury knocked him out of the Senior Bowl and combine and "made him the forgotten prospect at the receiver position," according to Pauline. "Anderson caught all but one pass during his workout, and the one he missed was a wayward throw which traveled out of bounds," Pauline wrote of the workout. Anderson met with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver coach Bobby Engram after the event.
Apr 16 - 12:25 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "quite possibly no defensive back is moving up draft boards faster than" Utah DB Eric Rowe.

"There’s a feeling Rowe will end up in the second half of round one and won’t get past the 40th pick," Pauline wrote. "The teams I’m hearing highest on Rowe in round one include the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have doubled up on Rowe, that is worked him out and will bring him in for an official visit, as have the Detroit Lions, who believe Rowe can start at either safety or cornerback." Pauline says that a few teams, realizing that Rowe's stock is surging, are now in a predicament: "Teams who like Rowe but select late in the rounds face a dilemma as most realize if they don’t draft him with their initial selection he won’t be on the board when they’re called on the clock in round two. Teams love Rowe’s size, athleticism and versatility but also feel he’s a smart, coachable player. The New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Bucs and Oakland Raiders are also bringing Rowe in for a visit. The Atlanta Falcons are working him out in a few weeks.&quo
Apr 15 - 5:27 PM

In a pre-draft diary entry for USA Today, Utah edge rusher Nate Orchard, noted that he visited with the Steelers and Buccaneers last week.

The 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, Orchard wrote that Steelers' linebacker coach Joey Porter "was very interested" in him, and that he met with HC Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert. The Utah prospect also mentioned that Bucs HC Lovie Smith, "really envisioned" him "being in Tampa with the team," and "fitting in the defensive scheme." Orchard also noted that he had a private workout with the Bucs as well. Orchard had a solid year, recording 84 tackles, 21.5 TFL and 18.5 sacks this past season after posting only three sacks in 2013.
Source: USA Today
Apr 15 - 2:26 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that Utah WR Dres Anderson ran a 4.47 forty at his personal Pro Day.

The 6-foot-1, 187-pound wideout tore his meniscus in October against USC. Anderson was forced to miss the Senior Bowl,the NFL Scouting Combine, and Utah's original pro day. On top of his solid forty time, the Utes prospect also recorded a 10.1 in the broad jump in front of 14 teams that were on hand for his pro day.
Apr 14 - 2:09 PM

Utah OL Jeremiah Poutasi has visited or worked out for 12 teams, including the Eagles, Bucs, Colts, Patriots, 49ers and Panthers.

Poutasi will make the move from left tackle to guard or right tackle in the NFL. He has done some work with Joe Staley during the draft process and will rely on his power and strength to win in the NFL. Expect Poutasi to be a coveted lineman during the third-round.
Apr 8 - 9:21 AM

Five teams have privately worked out Utah S Brian Blechen, according to Dane Brugler.

Those five teams: the Browns, Texans, Bengals, Lions and Eagles. Brugler calls the safety a "solid late rounder." We have not heard of or watched Belchen, so we revert to Brugler here.
Apr 1 - 9:34 AM

The Cowboys and Eagles put Utah OL Jeremiah Poutasi through a private workout, according to Tony Pauline.

Poutasi is a powerful blocker who many project to move inside in the NFL. The Utah product has played both tackle spots, and some teams could view that as positional versatility. He tested like a below average athlete.
Mar 31 - 10:52 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline writes that he "fully expect the Vikings to grab a linebacker in Round 2, 3 or 4 during the 2015 NFL Draft."

Within the past week, the Vikings have worked out or met with Utah edge rusher Nate Orchard and North Dakota State edge rusher Kyle Emanuel, and a few weeks ago they traveled to Michigan to see Jake Ryan. The Purple have Anthony Barr locked into one outside gig for the next decade, but OLB Chad Greenway might only have one year left and the team probably would like to find competition to push MLB Gerald Hodges.
Mar 29 - 4:56 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

Utah DB Eric Rowe's "schedule is bulging at the seams with visits and workouts," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Rowe, who is "making an assault north up draft boards and is a favorite of the Philadelphia Eagles," worked out for scouts this week at Utah's pro day event and "looked terrific in position drills yesterday and was smooth as well as athletic," the analyst reported. Rowe worked out for the Texans (with Bengals HC Marvin Lewis watching), had a private workout with the Browns and a meeting with their defensive backs coach, and met with the Patriots and Cowboys. The Eagles will work out Rowe on Monday. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe ran a 4.45 40 at the combine.
Mar 27 - 11:19 PM


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