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Wake Forest redshirt junior T Justin Herron caught Tony Pauline's eye on film.

"I found him to be athletic and fluid off the edge, and he really stood out in pass protection," Pauline wrote. "I’d like to see Herron improve his run blocking strength, but I like his next-level upside." Herron started 12 games at left tackle as a redshirt sophomore last year. Pauline currently ranks him as a Rd. 4 prospect.
Aug 9 - 1:29 PM

Wake Forest HC Dave Clawson denied that he anonymously panned Louisville junior QB Lamar Jackson to Sports Illustrated.

The plot thickens. Jackson said over the weekend that he believes that "that the Wake Forest coach" anonymously told Sports Illustrated back in January that Jackson has "no shot" of playing in the NFL. Clawson is now denying that he was the mouthpiece for that comment, telling Scout.com, "I never said those things. I have great respect for Lamar Jackson as a football player. I think he is one of the elite players not only in the ACC, but in the country." He denies that he was even contacted by Sports Illustrated for the story. Circle October 28th on the calendar, when Wake Forest hosts Louisville.
Aug 7 - 5:47 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says Wake Forest redshirt senior edge rusher Duke Ejiofor's game is "fluid" and "smooth" and that he "beats blockers with agility and fundamentals."

"Ejiofor lacks natural bulk and struggles coming off blocks," he wrote. "Watching him on film this summer I couldn’t help make the comparison in style and substances to Tarell Basham, third round choice of the Indianapolis Colts last April." Ejiofor has a vertical jump of 33.5 inches. He runs a 4.77 40-yard dash. In addition, Ejiofor lifts almost 1,400 pounds in the power clean, bench press and squat combined. The 6-foot-4, 266-pounder posted 17 TFL and 10.5 sacks last season for the Demon Deacons.
Aug 6 - 8:57 AM

Wake Forest redshirt senior TE Cam Serigne said that sophomore RB Cade Carney is "going to be a horse for us again."

Carney (5'11/215) was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and immediately made his presence felt with the Demon Deacons. As a true freshman last season, he rushed for 589 yards and six touchdowns. The explosivity wasn't there -- just 3.9 YPC -- but expect plenty of carries during the coming campaign.
Source: Shelby Star
Jul 24 - 5:36 PM

Wake Forest redshirt senior TE Cam Serigne was named to the 2017 John Mackey Watch List.

Serigne (6'3/250) posted back-to-back seasons of at least 500 yards receiving to start his playing career with the Demon Deacons, but tailed off to 30-426-3 receiving line in 2016. He did up his yards-per-reception average from 12.2 to 14.2 for the past campaign. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Serigne as the No. 13 tight end for CFB fantasy play.
Jul 13 - 9:57 PM

Wake Forest redshirt senior edge rusher Duke Ejiofor has a vertical jump of 33.5 inches and runs a 4.77 40-yard dash.

In addition, Ejiofor lifts almost 1,400 pounds in the power clean, bench press and squat combined. Wake Forest coaches rave about Ejiofor's instincts as a pass rusher. The 6-foot-4, 266-pounder posted 17 TFL and 10.5 sacks last season for the Demon Deacons.
Source: SI
Jul 7 - 12:51 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso ranks Wake Forest redshirt senior edge rusher Duke Ejiofor as the No. 45 overall prospect in the upcoming draft class.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder posted 17 TFL and 10.5 sacks last season for the Demon Deacons. "Ejiofor has the length and production teams love," Trapasso wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 4 - 12:54 PM

Wake Forest freshman LB Jeffery Burley "should challenge for snaps right away," according to Bleacher Report's David Kenyon.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker was a consensus three-star recruit by all major recruiting services. Burley was pegged as the No. 31 inside linebacker in the nation by the 247 consensus board.
Jun 2 - 1:41 PM

Former Mississippi State redshirt senior CB Cedric Jiles transferred to Wake Forest as a graduate.

The NCAA awarded Jiles a sixth-season of eligibility (torn hamstring and a broken arm) over the winter, and he's going to cash it in as a grad transfer at Wake Forest. Jiles made 71 tackles over 35 games at Mississippi State. In 11 games last year, he had 31 tackles and returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown against Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl.
May 26 - 1:09 PM

Wake Forest junior QB Kendall Hinton (knee) holds the lead on senior John Wolford heading into the fall.

Hinton is a dual-threat, while Wolford is more of a pocket guy. Both figure to receive reps this fall. Unfortunately, there isn't much behind them on the depth chart. HC Dave Clawson kicked No. 3 QB Kyle Kearns off the team earlier this month for a violation of team rules.
Source: ACC Sports
May 20 - 1:16 PM

SB Nation's Riley Johnson believes that Wake Forest redshirt freshman WR Greg Dortch "will be an immediate impact player in kick and punt returns."

Not only does Johnson see the 5-foot-9, 160-pounder an immediate impact option in the return game, he writes that Dortch "will push Tabari Hines for time at the slot receiver spot." The wideout was a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and took a redshirt during the past season.
May 9 - 6:32 PM

Wake Forest dismissed redshirt sophomore QB Kyle Kearns for a violation of team rules.

"I’ve said it from day one that there will be standards in our program regarding how players act within our program," said HC Dave Clawson, "how they conduct themselves academically and how they conduct themselves socially." He declined to offer specifics as to what Kearns did to get himself into hot water. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder saw the field in five games last season, completing 13-of-35 passes for 206 yards and an 0/2 TD/INT ratio in that space. With Kearns' dismissal from the team, the top three quarterbacks on the depth chart are John Wolford, Kendall Hinton and Jamie Newman. He had been in competition with Newman for the role of No. 3.
May 4 - 5:28 PM

Raiders selected Wake Forest LB Marquel Lee with the No. 168 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Lee (6’3/240) was a three-year starter and four-year contributor for the Demon Deacons, tallying 42 career tackles for loss with 14.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Lee was exposed as a below-average athlete at Wake Forest’s Pro Day, running 4.78 with a sluggish 7.28 three-cone time. A productive college player whose skills are questionable to translate, Lee best projects as early-career special teams help with an outside chance to become a capable spot starter on defense.
Apr 29 - 3:07 PM

An AFC scout said of Wake Forest OLB Marquel Lee: "I like his size but I question his speed and instincts."

"He's also not as aggressive as he needs to be," the scout added. "He's not fast so he better make up for it with field toughness." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes Lee could develop into an NFL backup if he first proves himself on special teams. "Could play middle linebacker, but might lack the athletic traits to function in coverage or on the chase as an outside linebacker in a 4-3," Zierlein wrote. "Has good size and could benefit from NFL coaching, but the further he gets away from the line of scrimmage, the tougher the position becomes for him."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 19 - 4:23 PM

Wake Forest OLB Marquel Lee (foot) expects to participate in the NFL Combine, reports Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Lee missed the Shrine Game with a foot injury. Per Pauline, it was irritation of foot muscles that kept him off the St. Petersburg field.
Feb 16 - 3:33 PM


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