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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

Utah State DT David Moala met with the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday.

He did so after his Pro Day workout. At that event, the unheralded Moala clocked around 5.10 in the forty and completed 18 reps on the bench.
Apr 7 - 6:04 PM

Utah State WR Devonte Robinson was unofficially timed at 4.30 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day workout.

Holy smokes! Had Robinson done this at the Combine, he would have beaten UGA RB Keith Marshall's 2016 championship time of 4.31. Alas, Robinson wasn't at the Combine. He came into his Pro Day event so overlooked that we've actually never blurbed him before (sorry Devonte!). The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder finished with 20 receptions for 326 yards (16.3 YPR) and two touchdowns last year.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 7 - 3:10 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the Chicago Bears "really like" Utah State LB Nick Vigil.

In addition, the analyst reports that the prospect has "spent a lot of time" with the Bears and Chicago coach Glenn Pires is putting Vigil through drills at Wednesday's Pro Day. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Vigil logged 282 tackles over the last two seasons. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares him to former Vanderbilt OLB Hunter Hillenmeyer.
Apr 6 - 7:46 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the Jets "met extensively" with Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell on Tuesday.

Fackrell's Pro Day event at Utah State is taking place Wednesday. Pauline, who believes the outside linebacker is headed for Rd. 2, reports that Fackrell will run through position drills for scouts and may even run some shuttles. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Fackrell to Connor Barwin.
Apr 6 - 1:46 PM

Utah State WR Hunter Sharp had an 89-percent similarity score with Jermaine Kearse based on Combine athletic testing.

Sharp logged a 4.58-second run in the 40-yard dash, which was just off the 4.56-second average posted by the wide receiver class as a whole in Indianapolis last week. In addition to that mark, he also leaped his way to a 32.5-inch vertical and 116-inch broad jump. If none of this strikes you as particularly impressive, fair, but Kearse has had his moments with the Seahawks since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Washington in 2012.
Mar 3 - 2:27 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein noted that "with more mass, [Utah State LB Nick Vigil] has the ability to stick on a roster even though it may need to be as an outside linebacker in a 4--3 defense."

"Vigil has the desire and instincts to play in the NFL," Zierlein wrote, "but his slim frame and lack of play strength will need to be addressed in the weight room and the training table." The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder was fantastically productive during his time with the Aggies, recording 282 tackles over the last two seasons. Zierlein compares him to former Vanderbilt OLB Hunter Hillenmeyer, who was selected by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2003 draft.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 11:54 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell to Connor Barwin.

Norris ranks Fackrell as the No. 35 prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. "Reminds me so much of Connor Barwin," Norris wrote. "Can be a starting caliber drop end/linebacker for a team opposite a designated pass rusher. His safety background shows in his comfort in space. Still growing as a pass rusher, but has a foundation for hands and lateral moves." The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder received a second-to-third round evaluation from the NFL, but Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage indicated he'd heard first-round chatter.
Source: Rotoworld
Feb 19 - 6:03 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock sees Utah State OLB Kyler Fackrell as a potential second or third-round selection in this spring's draft.

As Mayock colleague Chase Goodbread noted, during Saturday's Senior Bowl, Fackrell showed well when he "beat Texas Tech left tackle Le'Raven Clark with an inside move in the first quarter to get a hit on Alabama QB Jake Coker just as he released a pass, forcing an incompletion." The 6-foot-5, 245-pound NFL hopeful might have received a second-to-third round evaluation from Mayock, but Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage indicated that he's heard first-round chatter during the practice week. This past season, Fackrell notched 82 tackles (15 for loss), four sacks and 12 quarterback hurries. He's done well to recover from a torn ACL suffered in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 6:55 PM


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