West Virginia Mountaineers

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West Virginia WR Mario Alford's fast start has moved him into Day 3 consideration, write ESPN Insider's Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

The pair rank Kevin White's running mate as the draft's ninth-fastest riser at the moment (White himself was ranked No. 1). "Alford is undersized (5-9, 175 pounds) but has shown the ability to manufacture big plays with elite speed to stretch the field as a receiver, or as a threat as a returner on special teams," Muench and Weidl wrote. "Alford needs to be more consistent catching the ball but has also flashed the ability to play bigger than his measureables project in one-on-one downfield situations. Alford has moved his way into the early Day 3 conversation." Through four games, Alford has 28 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns.
Sep 30 - 8:11 PM

ESPN Insider's Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl call West Virginia senior WR Kevin White the No. 1 fastest rising draft prospect in the nation.

"There isn't a player who has helped his stock more than White," the duo writes. "The former juco transfer showed flashes in 2013 but was raw, which warranted a sixth-round grade. The light has come on for White in his second season at West Virginia. He has become a matchup nightmare outside the hashes with an excellent combination of size, speed and strength to win in one-on-one situations. White looks like an early Day 2 prospect at this point." Through only four games, White has 42 receptions, 633 yards and three touchdowns. Muench and Weidl sound high on White, but there are others who are higher. "The guy generating the most buzz right now is the wideout at West Virginia," an AFC scout told NFL.com last week. "He's big, explosive and productive. He looks like a potential first-round pick."
Sep 30 - 6:18 PM

An AFC scout said West Virginia senior WR Kevin White is generating the most hype amongst prospects in the scouting community, and says the receiver looks like a first-rounder.

"The guy generating the most buzz right now is the wideout at West Virginia," said the AFC scout. "He's big, explosive and productive. He looks like a potential first-round pick." White already had plenty of hype before exploding on national television Saturday night, going off for 10 catches and 173 yards against Oklahoma. White ranks second in the nation behind Alabama's Amari Cooper in both receptions (10.5) and receiving yards (158.3) per game. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis wrote last week that they are "hearing a lot of Larry Fitzgerald comparisons" for White.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 24 - 8:41 PM

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced on Tuesday that junior CB Travis Bell has retired.

"We wish him well," the coach said. Media reports of this story stress that Bell himself made the decision, but nobody has been able to ascertain whether Bell is retiring from WVU football, or the sport altogether. Bell started nine of the 12 games he appeared in last year, but was arrested and charged twice in a 10-month span last year. That was the beginning of the end of his Mountaineers career.
Sep 23 - 7:56 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes that West Virginia redshirt senior OL Quinton Spain has "quality feet and agility."

"WVU OG Quinton Spain has played well to start the year and continues to look impressive tonight. Massive dude with quality feet and agility," Weidl tweeted. The 6-foot-5, 335-pounder has the ideal size and length that coaches look for at the next level, and as long as Spain continues to play well, that's good news for his draft stock.
Sep 22 - 3:40 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White caught 10 balls for 173 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-33 loss to Oklahoma.

White has exceeded 100 yards in each of the Mountaineers' first four games, and he's gone over 140 yards in three of them. All of that is good for 42 catches, 633 yards and three touchdowns, already superior to the 35 receptions for 507 yards he posted last season. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis wrote last week that they are "hearing a lot of Larry Fitzgerald comparisons" for White.
Sep 21 - 7:57 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett "doesn't have the body type that scouts seek at the position, but his confidence and accuracy are much improved from a year ago," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

An NFL scout would have begun daydreaming if you wanted to discuss Trickett over the winter, but they're all paying attention now. As Brugler alluded, the 6-foot-2, 176-pound Trickett needs to spend time in the weight room in order to develop his body enough to handle the rigors of taking shots from pro defenders. However, he's been just fine in the early going. He is 101-for-134 (75.4%) for 1,224 yards, seven touchdowns and an interception through three games.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 19 - 8:02 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis write that they are "hearing a lot of Larry Fitzgerald comparisons" for West Virginia senior WR Kevin White.

"His build at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds is similar to Fitzgerald's," wrote the trio. "An NFL personnel director said he's not willing to go as far as a Fitzgerald comparison for White, but he didn't knock down the comparison completely, saying he sees the reason for it." White ranks second in the FBS with 460 receiving yards and is one of only three players with 30-plus catches. "White is establishing himself as one of the top wide receivers in the country, and we think he's an absolute beast," NFL.com's draft team added. "He's playing with a lot of confidence right now, and he should be -- he's a big-body guy who can run and has excellent hands."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 17 - 7:59 PM

Morgantown police are serving a warrant on Wednesday charging suspended WVU sophomore CB Daryl Worley with battery, according to Metro News' Hoppy Kercheval.

Kercheval explains that Worley is accused of "grabbing a female around the neck and pushing her down" during an incident at Lux bar. The victim was not seriously hurt. Worley was indefinitely suspended from the team earlier this week. West Virginia hosts Oklahoma this week.
Sep 17 - 1:29 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that West Virginia redshirt senior OG Mark Glowinski "has been pegged for tackle at the next level by a number of scouts."

"Prior to the season many pundits, including myself, lauded the Maryland defense and many of its underrated prospects," Pauline wrote. "West Virginia made us look foolish on Saturday as they rolled up 694-yards against the Terps and Glowinski’s blocking played a large part in the teams success. The wide-bodied guard was dominant at the point of attack and he looked terrific in pass protection. Glowinski is an underrated athlete with a large degree of upside and has been pegged for tackle at the next level by a number of scouts." The 6-foot-5, 312-pounder was moved from tackle to guard during spring practices in 2013.
Sep 16 - 7:40 PM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler notes that West Virginia senior WR Kevin White has "clearly elevated his play as a senior."

"He has room to improve to improve as a blocker, but it's been almost all positive for the Mountaineer wideout, who has clearly elevated his play as a senior," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound has been quite impressive the last three games, as he is second in the FBS with 460 receiving yards and one of only three players with 30 plus catches on the year. The Mountaineers prospect could be selected during the second day of the draft this spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 4:20 PM

Mountaineer Sports Network's Tony Caridi reports that West Virginia redshirt sophomore Brandon Napoleon "is out for the season" as he "underwent season-ending knee surgery" on Tuesday.

The Mountaineers prospect had three tackles contributing mainly on special teams as a redshirt freshman, and was expected to compete for playing time this fall at the cornerback position.
Sep 16 - 2:47 PM

West Virginia sophomore CB Daryl Worley has been suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

No further details were disclosed. Worley started all three games this season, recording two interceptions during that time. Senior Ishmael Banks had been suspended for the first three games, so his expected return comes at the right time. West Virginia hosts Oklahoma this week.
Source: USA Today
Sep 16 - 10:05 AM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White is "tailored for the NFL," according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

White has the "size, speed and strength in traffic" to have success at the next level, and Weidl even pointed to the receiver "Mossing" two Maryland defenders. The senior was not ranked highly on many preseason lists, including ours, but he is absolutely making a name for himself and looks to, at worst, be a second day selection.
Sep 15 - 10:00 AM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White caught 13 balls for 216 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 40-37 victory over Maryland.

White's explosive 44-yard score in the second quarter put West Virginia up 21-3; the team had to stave off a furious Maryland second half rally to pull out the win. We believe the 6-foot-3, 209-pound White is the Big 12's best receiver. He's already nearly matched his production from last season, hauling in 32 catches for 460 yards and a pair of touchdowns (White finished third on the team with 35 receptions for 507 yards and five touchdowns last year).
Sep 14 - 11:24 PM


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