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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline writes that Utah senior WR Dres Anderson "is on a roll."

"The senior wide out, whom I compared to Paul Richardson entering the season, caught 3 passes for 84 yards and 2 scores against Fresno State, whose leaky defense does include Derron Smith, one of the top safety’s from the senior class," Pauline wrote. Last year, Anderson became just the seventh player in Ute history to pass the 1,000 yard receiving mark, and his 18.9 YPC mark led the Pac-12. This year, he's averaging more than 20 yards per reception.
Sep 8 - 6:24 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson completed 11-of-20 attempts for 181 yards and five touchdowns to push the Utes to a 59-27 triumph over Fresno State on Saturday.

He also had 11 rushes for 37 yards. Wilson has now gone 24-for-38 for 446 yards and six touchdowns in two easy Utah wins. The 6-foot-7, 233-pounder hasn't yet thrown an interception. Wilson and Dres Anderson form one of the nation's most dynamic duos; both are being watched closely by NFL scouts.
Sep 8 - 12:21 AM

Utah senior WR Dres Anderson had three catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 59-27 romp over Fresno State.

Flipper's son averaged 27.8 yards on four catches in Utah's 56-14 win over Idaho State last week, and -- no surprise -- he functioned as a home run hitter again today (his 18.9 YPC mark led the Pac-12 last year). The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder's scores went for 38 yards and five yards. His other reception was a 41-yarder. Don't be concerned with his only having three catches -- Utah ran the ball 54 times because they held a 45-7 lead in the third quarter.
Sep 6 - 7:40 PM

An NFL personnel evaluator called Utah senior WR Dres Anderson a "sleeper prospect" and "very interesting."

According to the scout, Anderson "has impressive straight-line speed and should have a big 2014 season." Flipper's son had a nice start to the season, averaging 27.8 yards on four catches in Utah's 56-14 win over Idaho State. Last year, Anderson became just the seventh player in Ute history to pass the 1,000 yard receiving mark, and his 18.9 YPC mark led the Pac-12. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline called the 6-foot-1, 187-pound Anderson a slower version of former Colorado receiver Paul Richardson over the summer.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 4 - 6:46 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson completed 13 of 18 attempts for 265 yards and one touchdown in the school's 56-14 win over Idaho State.

61 of those yards occurred on a single screen pass, but Wilson completed a nice 48 yard pass on a vertical route. Wilson added a rushing score from two yards out after he helicoptered his way into the end zone. Wilson was considered a future draft prospect and battled back from significant head injuries.
Aug 29 - 12:13 PM

Former UCLA redshirt freshman edge rusher Kylie Fitts will transfer to Utah.

Fitts is a former four-star recruit and will be eligible to play in 2015 with three more years left. As the Salt Lake Tribune notes, Fitts initially committed to USC out of high school but made a late switch to UCLA. He only played in six games last season.
Aug 25 - 10:33 AM

Utah has named junior Travis Wilson the team's starting QB.

Wilson began 2013 as the team's starter and held the spot for a majority of the season until suffering a nasty concussion. In fact, there were murmurs out of Utah that Wilson might be forced to retire from the sport. He was cleared to participate in spring football and beat Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson out for the starting nod.
Aug 18 - 12:26 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at a concert on Friday.

Despite it seeming like Wilson has been at Utah for seven years, the junior is only 20 years old. "We are still in the process of gathering information on the incident," said head coach Kyle Whittingham in a statement. "Once we have all the facts, we will handle the situation internally and determine any disciplinary action that should be taken." Wilson is the odds on favorite to be the school's starting quarterback after he was medically cleared following a head injury.
Jul 28 - 10:59 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline says Utah senior WR Dres Anderson is a slower version of former Colorado receiver Paul Richardson.

The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Anderson (son of former NFL WR Willie "Flipper" Anderson) had seven catches of 50 yards or more and 10 receptions of at least 40 yards for the Utes in 2013. "I was impressed with receiver Dres Anderson after breaking down the film," Pauline wrote. "I see a lot of Paul Richardson in his game, though he’s not as fast." Last year, Anderson became just the seventh player in Ute history to pass the 1,000 yard receiving mark with 1,002 yards.
Jul 28 - 12:31 AM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline sees Utah senior DB Eric Rowe as an underrated prospect.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe has great size and elite speed, with a 4.39 forty. "He’s sized well and displays terrific range outside the numbers, presenting himself as a strong run defender with solid ball skills," Pauline wrote. After spending three years as a standout starting free safety, Rowe will shift to CB to replace Keith McGill, a fourth-rounder of the Raiders.
Jul 27 - 6:43 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline "expected more from" Utah redshirt senior edge rusher Nate Orchard last season.

The Utes' prospect has successfully added 60 pounds of muscle to his frame since starting his career as a 195-pound receiver. "While I like Orchard, I expected more from him in 2013 off the 2012 film," Pauline wrote. "He’s a solid prospect but DeMarcus Lawrence he is not." Pauline lists Orchard as an OLB, a position he'd easily be able to handle in the pros due to his ability to drop into space.
Jul 27 - 5:31 PM

Utah redshirt senior DE Nate Orchard was given a preseason Round 4 grade by TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline lists Orchard as an OLB, so apparently the analyst feels he projects better to that position in the pros (the rankings were presented without comment). The Utes' prospect has successfully added 60 pounds of muscle to his frame since starting his career as a 195-pound receiver. Orchard has shown an ability to drop in space, so a career as a pro linebacker is easy to project.
Jul 13 - 10:39 PM

Rob Rang of CBS Sports wrote that Utah senior safety Brian Blechen "has 'tweener traits but has been too productive for too long to ignore."

Blechen missed last season with knee tendinitis. "He is an instinctive, physical defender who has shown a knack for making big plays throughout his career, notching eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in 35 career starts," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder runs a 4.60 forty. "Blechen was recruited as a quarterback but his blue-collar style and grit earned him a spot on defense and he won the strong safety role in his first week of practice," Rang wrote. "Blechen has 'tweener traits but has been too productive for too long to ignore."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 2:00 PM

Utah junior OL Jeremiah Poutasi "could emerge as a draftable commodity" if he has a smooth transition to guard this season, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Poutasi started at LT as a freshman before moving to RT last year. The massive 6-foot-5, 345-pounder (he's reportedly down to 330) is a natural guard, however, and that's where he'll play in 2014. Good thing, too, because that's where the NFL sees him. "[Poutasi] is surprisingly quick and light on his feet," Rang wrote. "He does not possess ideal flexibility or length and struggles a bit with leverage but could emerge as a draftable commodity if he takes to the new role."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 1:47 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

The rate of Utah senior DB Eric Rowe's acclimation to cornerback this season will determine his NFL prospects.

After spending three years as a standout starting free safety, Rowe will shift to CB to replace Keith McGill, a fourth-rounder of the Raiders. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe has great size and elite speed, with a 4.39 forty. "It remains to be seen how well Rowe will acclimate to cornerback," observed CBS Sports' Rob Rang. "He shows good balance, a quick turning motion and the fluid acceleration while operating as a deep centerfielder. He's alert in coverage and is quick to come downhill in run support. He breaks down well to make the efficient open-field tackle and flashes big-hitting ability. With only two interceptions among his 21 passes broken up, turning some of those deflections into turnovers would be a quick way to boost his draft stock."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 27 - 1:56 PM


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