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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

Utah WR Dres Anderson (knee) was unable to perform for scouts at Thursday's pro day.

Anderson has scheduled a personal Pro Day on April 14. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote previously that Anderson could sneak into the top-100 if can run an impressive forty time at his pro day. Anderson certainly believes he'll do so. When asked what he expected to run, the receiver replied: "4.3, high 4.3. I feel like I can do it." The 6-foot-1, 187-pound wideout tore his meniscus in October against USC.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 27 - 10:12 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

Utah DB Eric Rowe "is flying up draft boards and most feel there's no way he gets out of the second round," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Last week, Pauline reported Rowe had visits scheduled with the Dolphins, Ravens and Lions, and now he passes along that the Philadelphia Eagles "are very high on Rowe, who's drawing intrigue based on his size/speed and ability to line-up at either cornerback or safety." The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe ran a 4.45 40 at the combine.
Mar 27 - 2:46 AM

Utah edge rusher Nate Orchard has met with the Browns, Colts and Vikings over the past few days, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Per the analyst, the Browns project Orchard to linebacker and the Colts project him to defensive end. The defensive end hoisted up 23 reps on the bench and "looked terrific in position drills" at his pro day event, wrote Pauline. At the combine, Orchard logged a mediocre 31.5-inch vertical jump and 4.80 second 40-yard dash. He didn't bench due to a shoulder injury. The breakout star recorded 84 tackles, 21.5 TFL and 18.5 sacks last season after posting only three sacks in 2013.
Mar 27 - 12:55 AM

If Utah senior WR Dres Anderson can run an impressive forty time at his pro day, he "might be able to creep back into that top-100 picture," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Anderson, who is the son of 10-year NFL receiver Flipper Anderson, has set the bar high for himself. Not only does he hope to break his father's NFL record for receiving yards in a single game (336), but when I asked him what he expected to run in the 40-yard dash, he was confident with his answer: "4.3, high 4.3. I feel like I can do it." And if he's able to meet his goal, Anderson might be able to creep back into that top-100 picture," Brugler wrote. The Utah prospect tore his meniscus in his left knee back in October and required surgery. Unfortunately for Anderson, his college career came to an end after the injury. Anderson was forced to miss the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine, as he was still rehabbing from the injury. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound wideout plans to put on a show for evaluators on March 26th.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 23 - 3:10 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

Utah DB Eric Rowe has visits scheduled with the Dolphins, Ravens and Lions, according to Tony Pauline.

Pauline adds Rowe recently went through workouts with the Bucs, Texans and had a one on one with Bengals HC Marvin Lewis. We expect Rowe's name to be mentioned much more frequently the closer April 30 approaches. He should be in the first-round discussion.
Mar 19 - 2:19 PM


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