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Western Michigan freshman WR Bryson White and freshman LB Ron George have been indefinitely suspended after allegedly sticking up a woman at gunpoint and knifepoint.

White and George were arrested early on Saturday morning. Weapons and money were reportedly found in their vehicle. According to WMMT News 3's report, the pair "held up a woman [using] a semi-automatic weapon and a knife in an area off campus." HC P.J. Fleck has reacted in swift fashion, issuing indefinite suspensions to both players. In a statement, he said, "I'm extremely disappointed and want to assure the community that this kind of conduct is unacceptable and does not represent the values of this team or this university."
Source: wwmt.com
Aug 27 - 7:09 PM

Western Michigan senior WR Corey Davis is the best draft-eligible receiving prospect in the nation, according to Pro Football Focus.

"Davis combines nifty route running with good body control and after-the-catch ability," Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo wrote. "He projects as a strong intermediate threat, capable of separating on dig and comeback routes while sneaking behind the defense at times more due to his route running than his speed." Questions remain on Davis' evaluation, however. "Davis is not a blazer, so if he can show an uptick in speed his senior year, that will be a bonus," Palazzolo wrote. "While he has plenty of highlight-reel downfield catches on tape, making those contested catches more consistently while showing more strength at the top of his routes are two things that can improve his already-polished game."
Aug 23 - 6:01 PM

Western Michigan senior WR Corey Davis "carries himself like a top-dog wideout who wants the ball and fights aggressively for it when it is in the air," writes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Unlike his brother, Titus Davis, Corey isn't as sharp a route-runner, but he does have better long speed than his brother had, which should help his draft stock," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder is the active FBS leader with 3,785 career receiving yards.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 14 - 7:11 PM

Western Michigan senior WR Corey Davis blends "strong hands and surprising agility," according to NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Reuter predicts that Davis will "likely be an early-round draft pick," just like former Broncos WR Greg Jennings, who went in the second round to the Packers in 2006. Davis has over 2,800 yards to go along with 27 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 4 - 7:52 PM

Numerous coaches and teammates heaped praise on senior WR Corey Davis.

"You see elite talent" Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, who faced Davis for a few years while at Toledo. Davis was a two-star non-recruit out of high school, and he has blossomed into one of, if not the best receiver in all of college football. "He’s a freak," WMU quarterback Zach Terrell said. Davis has added weight this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Aug 3 - 11:38 AM

Western Michigan redshirt sophomore RB Jamauri Bogan and junior Jarvion Franklin were both named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List.

Bogan stole Franklin's starting job midway through last year and ended up leading the team with 1,051 yards and 16 touchdowns. He won MAC Freshman of the Year honors and was named Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Offensive MVP after torching Middle Tennessee State for 215 yards and four touchdowns. For his part, Franklin had 735 yards and five touchdowns.
Jul 30 - 12:41 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown says Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell is a top-25 national quarterback.

Terrell was named 2015 Third-Team All-MAC for finishing with 3,526 passing yards and a 29/9 TD/INT rate on 67 percent completions for an offense that ranked 11th in yards per play. Terrell ranked No. 7 in the FBS and No. 2 in the MAC in quarterback efficiency (162.3). A two-year starter under rising HC P.J. Fleck, Terrell directs a powerful attack that features potential All-American wide receiver Corey Davis.
Jul 9 - 1:29 PM

Western Michigan redshirt sophomore RB Jamauri Bogan will split carries with fellow tailbacks Jarvion Franklin and LeVante Bellamy once again this fall.

Bogan produced a team-best 1,051 yards and 16 scores last year, pushing the 2014 sensation Franklin into a backseat role down the stretch. This year, we'd assume Bogan will once again lead the squad in carries, while Franklin (153-735 in 2015) will get plenty of run as well. Bellamy (77-493), meanwhile, is more of an offensive weapon who also lines up out wide. The Broncos lost MAC tackle Willie Beavers and Daniel Braverman but return four starters on a good O-Line along with star quarterback Zach Terrell and WR Corey Davis (91-1,446). WMU is a major contender for the MAC title.
Source: Today's U
Jun 17 - 7:41 PM

Western Michigan HC P.J. Fleck said that senior WR Corey Davis has added 10 pounds this offseason.

Davis was listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds for 2015. Said Fleck, "He’s quicker, more explosive. He has spent a ton of time just working on his craft, to get him better. He’s our best player but also our hardest worker." The coach called his star wideout "really the complete package." Last season, Davis notched 90 catches for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns. With Daniel Braverman heading to the Bears, Davis will be the focal point of Western Michigan's aerial attack in 2016.
Jun 1 - 1:45 PM

Bears selected Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman with the No. 230 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Braverman (5'10/175) was a rare small-school early entrant after a prolific junior campaign (108-1,367-13) in which he ranked second in the nation in receptions. Per College Football Focus, Braverman's 2015 catch rate (76 percent) was the highest among draft-eligible receivers. Braverman's athletic limitations showed up at the WMU Pro Day, running 4.53 with an anemic 28 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump. Due to his short-area playing style, Braverman has drawn comparisons ranging from Julian Edelman to Cole Beasley.
Apr 30 - 5:55 PM

Vikings selected Western Michigan OT Willie Beavers with the No. 121 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Beavers (6'5/321) was a three-year starter, earning second-team All-MAC as a junior and first team as a senior. Beavers struggled when asked to play guard at the Senior Bowl, but offers right tackle potential with 34-inch arms and above-average short-area movement ability, posting a 4.75 short shuttle and 7.75 three-cone time at Western Michigan's Pro Day. Beavers needs to get stronger and refine his technique, but he has an outside chance to develop into a Bobby Massie-level player.
Apr 30 - 1:25 PM

The Patriots worked out Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman, according to beat writer Mark Daniels.

Of course they did. Braverman might be the best pure slot receiver in this class, creating separation in the short and intermediate areas with extreme quickness and change of direction. Braverman also separates on wheel routes out of the slot and picks up a handful of yards after the catch by turning up the field. Obviously these traits fit so many of the Patriots' stereotypes at the position, and the marriage makes a ton of sense. A fourth or fifth round pick makes sense for Braverman.
Apr 26 - 11:37 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote that Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman "has some NFL teams wondering if he can be the next Wes Welker."

Hey, we're as tired of comparisons to Wes Welker as you are, but shouting at the storm will not cause the rain to cease. Among the teams who have shown interest in Braverman in terms of official visits, the Vikings, Saints and Dolphins. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder was one of our favorite players to watch at the collegiate level and Pro Football Focus believes that Braverman would have value as a draft pick as high as the second round.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 4:02 PM

Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman has already visited the Vikings, Saints and Dolphins, according to Rand Getlin of NFL Media.

Braverman also has meetings with the Raiders, Bengals and Seahawks. Braverman is a true role player in the NFL, like a one use tool in the kitchen. He thrives in the slot, and his game matches up extremely well. Everyone will project Braverman to land with the Patriots, and it is possible, but the question is in what round? Also, the success rate is very low for drafted receivers who were not invited to the NFL Combine, but we will take our chances on Southern Miss' Mike Thomas and Braverman.
Apr 11 - 8:58 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman's build and playing style to Dallas Cowboys slot WR Cole Beasley.

"With quickness out of his breaks and shiftiness after the catch, Braverman could become a productive slot specialist in the right situation," he wrote. Pro Football Focus agrees that Braverman could be a steal, calling him a second-round value earlier this month while arguing that his slot profile has become far more valuable to the NFL in recent years.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 1:26 PM


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