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An anonymous SEC defensive coach told ESPN that Vanderbilt redshirt junior RB Ralph Webb possesses "really good feet, so he's in and out of breaks real well."

"[Webb] makes full-speed cuts, where most backs have to slow down to make a cut," the coach explained. "In the hole or on the perimeter, he does a good job of one-cutting to get north and south and making a guy miss to take it the distance." Vanderbilt went just 4-8 last season, burying Webb into obscurity with their mediocrity. That shouldn't have been the case. After taking a redshirt in 2013, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Webb has posted impressive contributions in each of his two active seasons with the Commodores. In 2014, he rushed for 912 yards and four touchdowns and in 2015, he upped the ante and compiled 1,152 rushing yards with five touchdowns. In addition to that fine groundwork last season, he also caught 24 passes (an improvement over his 10 catches in 2014) for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Another 1,000-yard season is well within reach for Webb this coming season.
Jun 18 - 8:31 PM

Pro Football Focus's Steve Palazzolo calls Vanderbilt redshirt junior OLB Zach Cunningham "the best LB you haven’t heard of" and "a potential All-American candidate."

A former four-star recruit, Cunningham has gained around 30 pounds since arriving on campus while retaining top-notch athleticism. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder's game is predicated on "speed and physicality," wrote Palazzolo. Those traits make Cunningham a wrecking ball against the run and a pest in coverage with "the range to make plays in zone coverage as well as the movement skills to match up with opposing tight ends and running backs." The analyst believes Cunningham could use some work on his tackling technique, as Cunningham has a habit of attacking high and whiffing. Cunningham missed one of every 9.7 tackle attempts, No. 41 among ILBs (keep in mind that Jaylon Smith missed one out of every 6.6 as a sophomore). NFL scouts will be watching that facet of his game closely this fall.
Jun 14 - 6:53 PM

Patriots signed Vanderbilt TE Steven Scheu.

Scheu (6'5/253) was a four-year starter for the Commodores, catching 83 balls for 933 yards (11.2 YPR) and seven touchdowns. After a fairly nondescript college career in bad passing offenses, Scheu elevated his stock with a 4.75 forty, 33-inch vertical, and 23 bench-press reps at Vanderbilt's Pro Day. Scheu gave effort as a college blocker and is a reliable short-area possession target. He has No. 2 tight end potential.
May 2 - 2:34 PM

Colts signed Vanderbilt S Andrew Williamson.

Williamson (6'1/208) was a two-year starter in the Commodores' secondary, managing six career tackles for loss, two interceptions and one forced fumble. After a ho-hum college career, Williamson helped himself by blazing 4.48 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump at Vandy's Pro Day. Williamson's NFL intrigue is derived almost entirely from his pre-draft workout metrics. He projects as a reserve strong safety and special teamer in the Sean Richardson mold.
May 1 - 7:45 PM

Vikings selected Vanderbilt OLB Stephen Weatherly with the No. 227 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Weatherly (6'4/267) turned pro following his redshirt junior season after tallying 27 career tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles as a two-year starter. Measuring in with lengthy 34 1/2-inch arms, Weatherly helped himself at the Combine by running 4.61 with a 9-foot-9 broad jump before turning in strong agility scores at Vanderbilt's Pro Day. Although Weatherly's plus measurables suggest he should've been a more productive collegiate, he possesses NFL-level edge-player traits and is a sleeper who could surprise.
Apr 30 - 5:48 PM

NFL scouts believe Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly "could develop into a legitimate starting three-down linebacker," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Weatherly has worked out for the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals. He's visited the Panthers, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. Pauline believes he'll go higher than you think.
Apr 15 - 6:48 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench says Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly "flashes on tape" and calls him "an interesting Day 3 option."

Muench sees the 6-foot-4, 267-pounder as an option for the Bills. "He has the length and size to play defensive end and 3-4 outside linebacker, along with the athletic ability to hold up in coverage if asked to play off the line," Muench wrote. Weatherly ran a 4.67 40-yard dash at the Combine. With his ancillary testing numbers, he had a SPARQ score in the 67th percentile for NFL edge players. "While his production and tape don't yet match up with his talent, he'd be a valuable weapon if the creative [Rex] Ryan can unlock his potential," Muench wrote.
Apr 5 - 7:52 PM

Vanderbilt TE Steven Scheu unofficially ran forties between 4.65 and 4.75 at his pro day.

It's a tremendous showing for a guy who was measured at 6-foot-4 1/2, 253 pounds with big 10.5-inch mitts. The following is the other, ahem, Scheu dropping (no, stay!; enjoy the veal): Despite this being a horrible tight end class, this blurb you're reading is only the second we've penned about Scheu since early September. He's been ignored throughout the process, but still has a shot to get drafted late because of the aforementioned awfulness of this TE class. "I'm told Scheu caught the ball very well and also did some long snapping, as he was the Commodores long snapper," Tony Pauline chipped in, regarding the workout.
Mar 7 - 1:19 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt noted that Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly "seems to think that his best position is defensive end."

On Vandy's pro day Thursday, Weatherly made short work of the 20-yard shuttle, running the event in 4.42 seconds. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder also logged a 7.12-second mark in the three-cone drill. Brandt noted that while Weatherly "brings some pass-rush prowess as a 3-4 linebacker," the player himself views his most comfortable position as defensive end. Last season, he totaled 39 tackles (8.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 5 - 6:01 PM

Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly ran a 7.12 3-cone and 4.42 20 yard shuttle at the school's pro day on Thursday, according to Tony Pauline.

This is another solid showing from Weatherly who posted a SPARQ score in the 67th percentile for edge players at the NFL Combine. In a class that might be lacking above average athletes along the edge, Weatherly could be very intriguing. We still need to dig into his games.
Mar 4 - 9:53 AM

Vanderbilt hired San Diego State DL coach Osia Lewis to serve in the same capacity.

2016 will mark the first time in a long, long time that Lewis hasn't worked with SDSU HC Rocky Long. The two men have had each other's ears for the last decade, both at SDSU (where they've worked together since 2011) and during Long's days as New Mexico's head coach in the early 2000's. No word as to who Long will be installing as Lewis' replacement, though that should be announced in the coming days.
Feb 13 - 1:18 PM

Vanderbilt signed four-star S Joejuan Williams.

Williams checks into the ESPN 300 at No. 200, the only ESPN 300 name to sign a letter of intent with the program. The 6-foot-3, 194-pound safety also took visits to Penn State and LSU before he decided that the Commodores were the right fit for him. Per the Worldwide Leader's scouting report, Williams has "ball-hawk attributes," though they also note that he's not strong in man-to-man coverage at this point of his career and lacks "sudden lateral fluidness," which is a phrase that could probably be worked into our lives more often.
Feb 8 - 4:28 PM

The East-West Shrine Game added Vanderbilt senior S Andrew Williamson to the roster.

The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder posted a career-high 54 tackles as a junior and logged 41 tackles as a senior in 2015. Known as a leader and a hard-hitter, Williamson made 19 starts in his Vanderbilt career. Williamson is joining teammate TE Steven Scheu at the event.
Jan 15 - 6:04 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt sophomore QB Johnny McCrary will transfer.

Because McCrary is about to graduate, he'll be eligible to play next year wherever he winds up. He lost his job to freshman Kyle Shurmur in the fall, setting the stage for his exit. McCrary has a career 15/20 TD/INT rate over 17 games, including a 6/11 TD/INT rate in eight games against SEC teams.
Jan 7 - 7:20 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt junior OLB Stephen Weatherly has declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder logged 27 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown over his three seasons with the Commodores. Weatherly indicated that he's training in Norcross, Ga., and wants to get his weight up to 265 pounds. "I want to test at that weight, and I feel like I could still run 4.5 (seconds in the 40-yard dash)," Weatherly said. "That size and speed would look good, especially since I want to be an every-down guy." Weatherly is big and offers scheme versatility. "I feel pretty fortunate that I have experience in both — with my hand down in a 4-3 and as an outside linebacker in a 3-4," Weatherly said. "My numbers came down a little bit this year, but defenses were respecting me a lot more and (All-SEC linebacker Zach) Cunningham’s numbers went through the roof."
Jan 5 - 5:34 PM


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