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Utah State senior RB Devante Mays boasts a 41-inch vertical jump.

That showing would have placed No. 2 among running backs at this year's NFL Combine. Mays can also bench 425 pounds and squat 515. In 165 carries last year, Mays posted 966 yards (5.9 per carry). The bulk of Utah State's offensive line returns, while Chuckie Keaton doesn't. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder stands to benefit from both developments.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 1 - 5:40 PM

The Week 3 match-up between Utah State and Arkansas State has been moved to Friday, September 16.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast the contest, now with a scheduled 9 EST kick-off. It had initially been scheduled for Saturday, September 17, but was shifted off that day in order to appease Mountain West television partners. Arkansas State and Utah State have played six games against one another, with each squad winning three.
Source: SB Nation
May 24 - 3:22 PM

Utah State freshman DE Brady Holt is in critical condition following a weekend car accident.

Per the Utah Highway Patrol, Holt was thrown from his SUV after he had drifted onto the median and crashed into wooden spools at a construction site. He over-corrected and the SUV flipped. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound freshman was not wearing his seat belt at the time. His mom took to social media to update his status, writing, "Brady has been unconscious since they found him. This is what is most concerning to the doctors. They need him to wake up. We are praying for miracles for Brady. Thank you to all who have reached out to us, his sisters and our family. He is in the biggest fight of his life."
May 17 - 12:45 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote that Utah State LB Nick Vigil is a "tough, hard-nosed player who will push for time right away [with the Bengals]."

The Bengals selected Vigil with pick No. 87 near the end of the third round. Not only does Prisco see him as a potential early contributor in 2016, he offered the prediction that the 6-foot-2, 239-pounder "will be a starter in 2017 for sure." The analyst also tagged Cincinnati's fourth-round pick of then-rapidly-sliding DT Andrew Billings as a gem, writing, "To get him in the fourth is good value. He can come in and take over when Domata Peko is done." Overall, Prisco was downright effusive in his praise of this Bengal draft class, awarding it a strong B+ grade.
Source: CBS Sports
May 7 - 5:12 PM

Utah State dismissed redshirt junior G Tyshon Mosley.

The Aggies wouldn't say why, outside of a violation of unspecified team rules. This isn't the first time that Mosley has gotten in trouble. He lost the first two games of last season to suspension, for instance. His latest indiscretion leaves Utah State minus a starting, All-Mountain West Conference-caliber guard.
May 3 - 4:34 PM

Eagles signed Utah State WR Hunter Sharp.

Sharp (6'0/198) was a two-year starter for the Aggies after transferring from JUCO, posting a combined 137-1,774-16 (12.9 YPR) receiving line and returning a kickoff for a touchdown as a senior. He showed sub-par athleticism at the Combine, running 4.58 with a 32 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Quick and instinctive, Sharp's best chance at an NFL future would be to play slot receiver and special teams. He isn't going to win on the perimeter.
May 1 - 1:46 PM

Packers selected Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell with the No. 88 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Fackrell (6'5/245) made 41 starts for Utah State, finishing his career with 36 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and five forced fumbles. He made first-team All-Mountain West as a senior. Fackrell showed top-shelf athleticism in Indy, running 4.72 with a 10-foot-1 broad jump and 34 1/2-inch vertical. Turning 25 in November, Fackrell's ceiling may be a bit lower than his profile suggests, but he can rush the passer, track down ball carriers in pursuit and even drop into pass coverage. He has a chance to become a useful swiss-army-knife type linebacker.
Apr 29 - 11:02 PM

Bengals selected Utah State LB Nick Vigil with the No. 87 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Vigil (6'2/239) was a first-team All-Mountain West pick as a sophomore and junior before going pro, tallying 38.5 career tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, and seven forced fumbles in just three college seasons. Vigil showed adequate athletic ability in Indy, running 4.72 with a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-7 broad jump. A high school running back who dabbled as a short-yardage runner (4 TDs) at Utah State, Vigil was an extremely productive college middle linebacker and held his own in coverage. He'll open his career on special teams and could earn defensive snaps down the line.
Apr 29 - 11:01 PM

Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton is seeing late interest from the Jets, Vikings and Cardinals.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson was on this one. Earlier, he had also relayed that the Texans, Rams, Falcons, Broncos and Raiders were showing interest in Keeton. Injuries --particularly knee injuries -- ravaged him throughout his collegiate career. He had appeared in just 17 games since the start of the 2013 season. Outside of a nice set of wheels, it is difficult to see much that is NFL-ready in his game.
Apr 26 - 8:28 PM

Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton has drawn interest from the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders.

Hat tip to Aaron Wilson for the dispatch. Keeton, a collegiate star lacking in NFL QB tools, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds at his Pro Day. "Chuckie is a phenomenal young man who has the character, drive and energy to be successful at anything he sets his mind to," Utah State coach Matt Wells said. "One of Chuckie‘s many ideal traits is his ability to overcome adversity. He had some setbacks with knee injuries. Despite his overwhelming odds, he rose to the challenge." Keeton has torn multiple major knee surgeries in his recent past.
Apr 26 - 5:28 PM

Though overlooked by the media, CBS Sports' Rob Rang says NFL scouts appreciate Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell's "exciting combination of length, agility and closing speed."

Fackrell was a stud from the second he walked onto campus, posting 169 tackles, 21 TFL, eight sacks and four interceptions in his freshman and sophomore seasons combined. A torn ACL wrecked his junior campaign in 2014, but Fackrell returned to dominate once again in 2015 (career-high 15 tackles for loss). "He is not as powerful as his frame suggests, instead relying on his burst, bend and awareness to make plays but Fackrell is one of the few stand-up rushers in this class with double-digit sack potential," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 25 - 2:16 PM

Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell "will be in the conversation" for the Jets' Rd. 2 pick if the organization doesn't take an OLB in Rd. 1, per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Besides filling a need Fackrell, has the length the team desires at outside linebacker," he wrote. "I'm told teams would prefer if the senior gets his weight up to the 255-pound range." Earlier this month, Pauline reported that the Jets "met extensively" with Fackrell at his Pro Day event. The interest, in other words, is not new. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Fackrell to Connor Barwin.
Apr 20 - 6:48 PM

Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Utah State WR Brandon Swindall is drawing interest from the Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder with a 40-yard dash of 4.58 seconds has put on 20 pounds since the season ended without adding any body fat. "It was crazy," Swindall said. "I started at 198 pounds and two months later I gained 20 pounds just like that. I have no idea how it happened, just hard work and my body fat percentage is so low." Once a Parade Magazine All-American, Swindall returned to the field in 2015 after a torn ACL in 2014. "Swindall has the physical traits as a physical specimen," his agent J.D. Ogilvie said. "He has the size that every team wants. He’s definitely going to get his shot. He’s going to block and catch everything that’s thrown his way."
Apr 15 - 7:05 PM

Utah State LB Nick Vigil ran the 40-yard dash in the neighborhood of 4.55 seconds during Wednesday's Pro Day.

4.55 seconds would be what the most generous stopwatch gave Vigil on Wednesday. He also turned in 15 reps on the bench press. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline hears that he "looked tremendous" during positional drills. Wrote Pauline, "I'm told he was smooth and practiced as fast as he ran." The analyst further hears that both the Browns and Bears showed him extensive love during the Pro Day festivities. He is set to take official visits to the Falcons and Saints in the next week.
Apr 7 - 9:03 PM

Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell participated in linebacker and defensive end drills during Wednesday's Pro Day.

Fackrell's drills lasted for about 45 minutes, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. Per Pauline, he "looked the part and moved well in drills," particularly when asked to perform coverage work. The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder has caught the interest of the Jets, who met with him at length on Tuesday. In late January, NFL Network analyst Gil Brandt tabbed him as a possible second or third-round selection once the draft rolls around later this month.
Apr 7 - 8:36 PM


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