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    He's seen as much of Tuitt as anybody (does color for the NBC/ND broadcast), surprised that he doesn't have him listed at this point.

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    Yes, but he has WATT rated at OG.  Watt seems to be playing under thre radar.  I think on Tuitt, you see a lot of sites list him as just a 34DE.  I think he he play 43DT also.

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    I like Watt, have him in my board... prob a mid-round kid... good size, physical, nasty and cant get to the 2nd level, get out in space.  The ND OL is very well coached.

     
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    We have talked about most you these guys.  Anyone have a report on Dri Archer, Kent State?  I read that he could break 4.3 in the 40.   I like Westbrooks as a Day three pick for DE/OLB, he needs to prove himself at the combine.     NFP » Columns » College Football Report RSS 10 players to watch at the 2014 NFL Combine

    Keep an eye on these names in Indianapolis. by Dave Miller, NFP

       

     

    The eyes of the football world turn to Indianapolis starting on Saturday, as the NFL Scouting Combine commences.

    Here are 10 players that have piqued my interest as we inch closer to one of the league's marquee offseason events.

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron: The 6-4, 214-pounder did not participate in Senior Bowl activities, so this is the first time that NFL scouts will really get to be around the former Crimson Tide national champion for a significant amount of time. We'll see if he throws in Indy or if he rests on his career numbers in Tuscaloosa. There are differing opinions on McCarron's NFL future, but I believe he has a chance to have a similar beginning of a career to that of Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton. Although McCarron might be more accurate as a passer, especially on his deep throws.

    Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson: Robinson has a chance to continue to move up draft boards with a strong showing at Lucas Oil Stadium. While Texas A&M's Jake Matthews is perhaps the more known O-Line commodity nationally, Robinson has a chance to be the first offensive tackle taken if scouts believe he has the goods to be a strong pass protector. We already know he is a dominant run-blocker based off of his fantastic 2013 season at Auburn.

    Blake BortlesUS PRESSWIREHow high will Blake Bortles go in this year's NFL Draft?

    Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles: Can Bortles be the first selection in this year's draft? It is uncertain as to whether or not he'll throw in Indy, but new Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien knows his quarterbacks. And he also will be able to get the inside scoop on Bortles from UCF head coach George O'Leary, who was the head coach at Georgia Tech when O'Brien was on that staff. O'Brien also witnessed UCF beat his Penn State squad last year. Bortles has deceptive athleticism and nice touch on his throws. Even if O'Brien likes him as a future franchise  signal-caller, it might be hard for Houston to not select South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or possibly even trade the pick.

    Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin: The 6-5, 234-pounder has a size-speed combination that will make NFL scouts drool. But the knock on him has been a propensity to drop passes. However, so often in 2013 he resembled a beast at the receiver position, and I expect the drops to be corrected and not remain a major issue moving forward. He is unquestionably raw, but he could be a red-zone weapon at worst if he adapts to the NFL game.

    Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde: The 6-foot, 242-pounder almost single-handedly turned the Northwestern football season upside down with his strong second-half performance in a comeback win over the Wildcats at Ryan Field last fall. The battering ram finished with over 1,500 yards and averaged over 7.0 yards per carry in 2013, but he won't test well when it comes to his speed. However, he is deceptively athletic and could immediately help a team next year that has a featured back in place.

    Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard: There are questions about Dennard's speed, especially when you compare him to Oklahoma State corner Justin Gilbert. But anyone who saw Dennard play during his time with the Spartans knows how much of a shutdown corner he has been. He is very physical, but will his 40-yard-dash time cause him to slide down draft boards? If it does, one NFL team will be very lucky to get him.

    Missouri defensive end Michael Sam: Unfortunately, Sam will be hounded by the press for non-football reasons. But as I mentioned before the Senior Bowl, the pass-rush specialist doesn't have great power and size against the run. But he led the SEC in sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss (18) in 2013. A lot of scouts believe that he will need to make the switch to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He's a bit of a tweener, so it's always interesting to gauge the stock of those types.

    Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla: The interview process should be a fascinating one for the former Duck, who has run into off-the-field issues, including cocaine possession. The Combine will be the first time he has been around the game in awhile since leaving Eugene, but his talent and athleticism cannot be argued.

    Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo: The FCS signal-caller was the talk of the Senior Bowl after his strong week in Mobile, so we'll see what Garoppolo has in store for an encore. The Tony Romo/Joe Flacco comparisons have been made, but lost in that talk is the fact that Garoppolo has a real chance to prove his worth at the same event that will also be hosting the biggest names from this past college football season. It's another spotlight moment for the former EIU QB.

    West Texas A&M defensive end Ethan Westbrooks: The Division II product has a tough road to prove that he is worthy of a pick because he is coming from a smaller school. But he has good quickness for his 6-3, 264-pound frame, and he performed very well in the East-West Shrine Game with two sacks and as a disruptor in the backfield against the run.

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    Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel: While he won't throw in Indy, Johnny Football will be monitored wherever he goes as was the case at this past season's SEC Media Days. Cameras and tape recorders will be all around him. Perhaps a nugget or two will come out of his interviews with NFL teams as well.

    South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney: The former Gamecock has flirted with the idea of running a 4.4 in the 40. That sounds insane for a player his size, but he is a physical freak.

    Kent State RB Dri Archer & South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington: There have only been nine players at the NFL Combine to run the 40-yard-dash in under 4.3 seconds. Archer and Ellington have a chance to pull off the feat this year.

     

     
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    We have talked about most you these guys.  Anyone have a report on Dri Archer, Kent State?  I read that he could break 4.3 in the 40.   I like Westbrooks as a Day three pick for DE/OLB, he needs to prove himself at the combine.     NFP » Columns » College Football Report RSS10 players to watch at the 2014 NFL Combine

    Keep an eye on these names in Indianapolis. by Dave Miller, NFP

      

     

    The eyes of the football world turn to Indianapolis starting on Saturday, as the NFL Scouting Combine commences.

    Here are 10 players that have piqued my interest as we inch closer to one of the league's marquee offseason events.

    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron: The 6-4, 214-pounder did not participate in Senior Bowl activities, so this is the first time that NFL scouts will really get to be around the former Crimson Tide national champion for a significant amount of time. We'll see if he throws in Indy or if he rests on his career numbers in Tuscaloosa. There are differing opinions on McCarron's NFL future, but I believe he has a chance to have a similar beginning of a career to that of Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton. Although McCarron might be more accurate as a passer, especially on his deep throws.

    Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson: Robinson has a chance to continue to move up draft boards with a strong showing at Lucas Oil Stadium. While Texas A&M's Jake Matthews is perhaps the more known O-Line commodity nationally, Robinson has a chance to be the first offensive tackle taken if scouts believe he has the goods to be a strong pass protector. We already know he is a dominant run-blocker based off of his fantastic 2013 season at Auburn.

    Blake BortlesUS PRESSWIREHow high will Blake Bortles go in this year's NFL Draft?

    Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles: Can Bortles be the first selection in this year's draft? It is uncertain as to whether or not he'll throw in Indy, but new Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien knows his quarterbacks. And he also will be able to get the inside scoop on Bortles from UCF head coach George O'Leary, who was the head coach at Georgia Tech when O'Brien was on that staff. O'Brien also witnessed UCF beat his Penn State squad last year. Bortles has deceptive athleticism and nice touch on his throws. Even if O'Brien likes him as a future franchise  signal-caller, it might be hard for Houston to not select South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or possibly even trade the pick.

    Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin: The 6-5, 234-pounder has a size-speed combination that will make NFL scouts drool. But the knock on him has been a propensity to drop passes. However, so often in 2013 he resembled a beast at the receiver position, and I expect the drops to be corrected and not remain a major issue moving forward. He is unquestionably raw, but he could be a red-zone weapon at worst if he adapts to the NFL game.

    Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde: The 6-foot, 242-pounder almost single-handedly turned the Northwestern football season upside down with his strong second-half performance in a comeback win over the Wildcats at Ryan Field last fall. The battering ram finished with over 1,500 yards and averaged over 7.0 yards per carry in 2013, but he won't test well when it comes to his speed. However, he is deceptively athletic and could immediately help a team next year that has a featured back in place.

    Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard: There are questions about Dennard's speed, especially when you compare him to Oklahoma State corner Justin Gilbert. But anyone who saw Dennard play during his time with the Spartans knows how much of a shutdown corner he has been. He is very physical, but will his 40-yard-dash time cause him to slide down draft boards? If it does, one NFL team will be very lucky to get him.

    Missouri defensive end Michael Sam: Unfortunately, Sam will be hounded by the press for non-football reasons. But as I mentioned before the Senior Bowl, the pass-rush specialist doesn't have great power and size against the run. But he led the SEC in sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss (18) in 2013. A lot of scouts believe that he will need to make the switch to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He's a bit of a tweener, so it's always interesting to gauge the stock of those types.

    Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla: The interview process should be a fascinating one for the former Duck, who has run into off-the-field issues, including cocaine possession. The Combine will be the first time he has been around the game in awhile since leaving Eugene, but his talent and athleticism cannot be argued.

    Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo: The FCS signal-caller was the talk of the Senior Bowl after his strong week in Mobile, so we'll see what Garoppolo has in store for an encore. The Tony Romo/Joe Flacco comparisons have been made, but lost in that talk is the fact that Garoppolo has a real chance to prove his worth at the same event that will also be hosting the biggest names from this past college football season. It's another spotlight moment for the former EIU QB.

    West Texas A&M defensive end Ethan Westbrooks: The Division II product has a tough road to prove that he is worthy of a pick because he is coming from a smaller school. But he has good quickness for his 6-3, 264-pound frame, and he performed very well in the East-West Shrine Game with two sacks and as a disruptor in the backfield against the run.

    Other players to monitor

    Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel: While he won't throw in Indy, Johnny Football will be monitored wherever he goes as was the case at this past season's SEC Media Days. Cameras and tape recorders will be all around him. Perhaps a nugget or two will come out of his interviews with NFL teams as well.

    South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney: The former Gamecock has flirted with the idea of running a 4.4 in the 40. That sounds insane for a player his size, but he is a physical freak.

    Kent State RB Dri Archer & South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington: There have only been nine players at the NFL Combine to run the 40-yard-dash in under 4.3 seconds. Archer and Ellington have a chance to pull off the feat this year.

     



    I liken Arther to a Dexter McCluster type... very undersized, but is sudden, quick-twitched with good speed and all-purpose potential.

    Really like Ellington... posted about him the other day... shorter (5-9 195), but well built in the lower half.

     

     
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    Rich Gosselin is a good sports writer. He always does well with the draft and prospects. I need to check out the two below. Chancellor is 5"8" 186lbs, not sure on his 40.

     

    Gosselin: Why the NFL should've invited SMU's Garrett Gilbert, North Texas' Brelan Chancellor to combine                       4       19       0         5 AA Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/USA TODAY Sports The most important aspects of the combine are often the ones that get the least publicity — players measuring in, going through the medical checks and the team interviews that could put many questions to rest or raise an entirely new set of concerns. So with more than 300 NFL draft hopefuls attending the second biggest off-season event on the NFL calendar — and the only that draws team owners, team executives, league officials, coaches, agents and potential future stars to the same venue— this week will be far more than just a two-man show. — Associated Press 1 of 6   Next Image  

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    Published: 16 February 2014 10:52 PM

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    The top 335 draft prospects will gather in Indianapolis this week for the NFL’s annual scouting combine.

    But I find it hard to believe that any gathering of the top 335 draft-eligible prospects would not include a single player from SMU or North Texas.

    More specifically, I find it hard to believe that SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert and North Texas wide receiver Brelan Chancellor will not be joining me in Indianapolis this week.

    Gilbert was once the most heralded schoolboy quarterback in the land, selected by Parade magazine as its national Player of the Year in 2008.

    Gilbert threw for two touchdowns off the bench in the national title game against Alabama as a true freshman at Texas, then went on to start 14 games for the Longhorns over the next two years before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in 2011.

    Gilbert transferred to SMU in 2012 and rebuilt his career under June Jones. He passed for 2,932 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first year learning a new offense in 2012, then threw for 3,528 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2013 before a knee injury ended his season in the 10th game.

    Gilbert averaged 352.8 yards per game passing in 2013, fourth best in the nation. The only draft-eligible quarterback ahead of him was invited the combine, Derek Carr of Fresno State. Carr was among the 19 quarterbacks who will be in Indianapolis this weekend. But no Gilbert.

    And no Chancellor. The NFL deemed 48 wide receivers worthy of invitations to the combine, including players from Coastal Carolina, Saginaw Valley State and Georgia State. But one of the best dual-purpose returners in this draft must sit at home waiting for his pro day.

    In addition to catching 47 passes at North Texas, Chancellor finished fifth in the NCAA in punt returns with an average of 16.1 yards and 11th in kickoff returns with an average of 27.6 yards. With the growing premium on special teams in the NFL, it’s hard to believe the combine whiffed on Chancellor.

    Players are invited to participate by a committee of 8-12 NFL talent evaluators, including representatives from the two major scouting combines (National and Blesto) plus 8-10 NFL teams.

    But combine snubs are obstacles Gilbert and Chancellor can overcome. There were 29 non-combine players selected in the 2013 draft and 166 undrafted college free agents who played as rookies in the NFL last season.

    The NFL didn’t invite SMU wide receiver Cole Beasley or safety Chris Banjo to the 2012 combine. Neither was drafted, but both have gone on to start games in the NFL, Beasley with the Cowboys and Banjo the Packers.

    The NFL also failed to invite North Texas running back Lance Dunbar and tight end Jamize Olawale to the 2012 combine. Both went undrafted, but Dunbar now plays for the Cowboys and Olawale the Raiders.

    I like the chances of Gilbert and Chancellor joining that fraternity in 2014. And so do their coaches.

    Gilbert had a 500-yard passing game against Temple, a couple of 400-yard games against Cincinnati and Rutgers and 300-yard days against Texas A&M and Texas Tech. He also rushed for six touchdowns and has the size the NFL covets in a quarterback — 6-4, 225 pounds.

    “If an NFL teams takes Garrett’s last three games of 2012 and any games they want to grade from this year — just grade the games when the light went on in our offense — I believe Garrett Gilbert would grade out in the top three quarterbacks of this draft,” Jones said. “Maybe the very top.”

    Caliber of competition can’t be an issue for Chancellor. Not after he broke a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against then No. 9 Georgia in September. He also returned a punt 65 yards for a score against Rice, caught an 85-yard TD pass against Idaho and rushed for two touchdowns in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against UNLV.

    “I’d be shocked if Brelan Chancellor is not on an active roster after the final cuts are made that first day of the 2014 NFL season,” North Texas coach Dan McCarney said.

    “There’s a fire burning inside of him all the time. I’m sure he’s been sold short many times in his career. But he doesn’t flinch. He doesn’t give in to adversity. He just goes on about his business and finds a way to prove a lot of folks wrong … again.”

    If the NFL never missed on a player, Wes Welker wouldn’t have played a down on Sundays. He wasn’t invited to his combine. That was five 100-catch seasons and five Pro Bowls ago. The NFL was wrong on Welker. And I believe the league is wrong on Gilbert and Chancellor.

     
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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/draft-diary-stephon-tuitt-tracks-path-to-the-nfl-part-i-021714

    Good update by him.  Looks like Tuitt will be weighing less at the Combine.  I would like to see him at 305.  Thing about it is the better he does the faster he gets drafted.  I really think he will not be there a 29, too much size and talent.

     
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    I nice late round OG from Iowa.

     

    NFL Combine profile: Conor Boffeli

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    Name: Conor Boffeli
    Position: Offensive line
    Dimensions: 6’4’’, 294 lbs

    Boffeli certainly wasn’t Iowa’s best lineman in 2013, but his versatility to play both guard positions got him on the field and kept him there. He was no Brandon Scherff, but Boffeli did enough to become a regular member of arguably Iowa’s best position group. The Hawkeyes are known to pump out offensive lineman, so it’s to Boffeli’s credit that he was able to earn a regular spot with the unit.

    It’s even a little strange that Boffeli earned an invitation to the combine, while right tackle Brett Van Sloten did not. Van Sloten has a bigger frame and was an unsung hero on Iowa’s offensive line, but that’s not the point. Iowa has a history of sending offensive lineman to the league (there are currently seven former Iowa offensive lineman on NFL rosters), and given their tendency to do well at the combine, Boffeli has more than a fighting chance to earn a spot on a NFL team.

    Boffeli reminds us most of former Iowa offensive lineman Adam Gettis, who’s draft stock skyrocketed in 2012 following an excellent combine. He was taken in the fifth round by the Washington Redskins, where he remains a backup guard. Going into the combine, Gettis was rated as a seventh round or undrafted pick by most draft services, but his performance in Indianapolis helped him get calls by just about every NFL team. Gettis recorded the best 40-yard dash time of all guards, and had the best broad jump score of all offensive lineman. If there’s anyone that can get a player ready for the combine, its Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle.

    Right now, Boffeli is rated as a late-round draft pick or free agent by many draft services, similar to Gettis. He was a regular starter for just his senior season at Iowa, but he played well against solid Big Ten defensive lines, and was an important part of shutting down Minnesota’s Ra’Shede Hageman, who many believe to be a first round pick as a defensive lineman.

    Boffeli might not have been a household name while he was at Iowa. But neither were Gettis, Matt Tobin, or Marshall Yanda. All three of those guys appear on an NFL roster right now. He could play guard or even center in the NFL, and front offices love a player that is versatile because it saves them money. Picking an Iowa offensive lineman doesn’t seem to be a huge risk for NFL teams given their success in the league, and it’s not hard to picture his name getting called from Radio City Music Hall come late April.

    http://www.dailyiowan.com/2014/02/17/Sports/36643.html

     

     
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    I could see BB targeting a big (6-2 225), powerful SEC back like Alfred Blue late on Day 3 or as an URFA.

     
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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/draft-diary-stephon-tuitt-tracks-path-to-the-nfl-part-i-021714

    Good update by him.  Looks like Tuitt will be weighing less at the Combine.  I would like to see him at 305.  Thing about it is the better he does the faster he gets drafted.  I really think he will not be there a 29, too much size and talent.

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    Yeah, had read on one of the ND boards that he was targeting 305, is a much different, more explosive player at that weight.

     
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    I could see BB targeting a big (6-2 225), powerful SEC back like Alfred Blue late on Day 3 or as an URFA.

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    I could see this as well if Blount walks.

    and Blue is an LSU runner he seems to love them (see: Faulk, Ridley)

     
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    I could see BB targeting a big (6-2 225), powerful SEC back like Alfred Blue late on Day 3 or as an URFA.

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    I could see this as well if Blount walks.

    and Blue is an LSU runner he seems to love them (see: Faulk, Ridley)

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    He was lucky to inherit Faulk from the previous regime, but also was able to mazimize his talents, no doubt.

    And he also picked up Benny and Boldin as URFA's, both SEC kids. 

    Blue also has plenty of tread life on his tires.

     
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    Want Jace Amaro from TT perfect AH replacement. I have a feeling BB is looking at him and doing his homework on him. Not much of a hard nose blocker but can catch the ball. If Gronk can't come back in time before the season he is a prospect that they can work in just a thought

     
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    Want Jace Amaro from TT perfect AH replacement. I have a feeling BB is looking at him and doing his homework on him. Not much of a hard nose blocker but can catch the ball. If Gronk can't come back in time before the season he is a prospect that they can work in just a thought

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    6'5", 260lbs, played mostly from the slot, runs well, needs to improve blocking, good route runner with some YAC.  He is the flavor of the month.  If he runs in the 4.5-4.6 and does drills well  at he combine he will solidify his position.  Could be there at 29, but not likely. 

     
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    Amaro does show some aggression/physicality/want to as a blocker in space, but yeah he's definitely not very experienced inline.  This is why I keep coming back to Troy Niklas... he's as close to Gronk physically as you'll find and is the best blocker in this class.  He's also an athletic kid that can create after the catch and has upside as he's only been playing the TE position for (2) seasons in South Bend.

     
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    Amaro does show some aggression/physicality/want to as a blocker in space, but yeah he's definitely not very experienced inline.  This is why I keep coming back to Troy Niklas... he's as close to Gronk physically as you'll find and is the best blocker in this class.  He's also an athletic kid that can create after the catch and has upside as he's only been playing the TE position for (2) seasons in South Bend.



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     2+ inches and 20+ pounds bigger, but a good blocker with skill as a receiver, from the same school as Bavaro, yes. 

    I do see a bit of a Kyle Brady type, due to his size.

     
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    I would rather go DT first. I think Niklas will be there at #58.

    If we could get Hageman/Niklas rd. 1-2 that would be awesome

     
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    I would rather go DT first. I think Niklas will be there at #58.

    If we could get Hageman/Niklas rd. 1-2 that would be awesome

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    DT, S or TE for me in Rd 1.

     
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    I would rather go DT first. I think Niklas will be there at #58.

    If we could get Hageman/Niklas rd. 1-2 that would be awesome

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    I really doubt that Niklas will be there at 59.  Too much upside.

     
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    I've mentioned Palepoi a couple of times... seems like a high motor kid with a very good burst and lateral agility... I'll have to look into the rest.

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    Been scouring the internet for sleepers. One DT that I am trying to learn more about is QuayShawne Buckley - a senior from University of Idaho. He's 6-4, 305.

    The kid will probably go undrafted. He does not even appear in CBSSports' prospect list (That is a very extensive list). 

    Yet, his 6.5 sacks this season ranks 5th among DTs/NTs, behind Donald, Bromley, Quarles and Whitlock (a 250lb kid who's listed on ESPN as a NT). I can't seem to find a list for TFLs, but I know he has 15 TFLs - probably good enough for top 5 again among DTs.

    The only video I found on him was a highlight video on youtube. While it's biased to showing his good traits, IMO it's pretty clear from this video that this kid is a very athletic and high motor 6-4, 305. From this video, it is easy to understand how he generated those TFLs and sacks. He could be a late bloomer who's just blooming at the right time for a team who picks him up.

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    QuayShawne Buckley, who started at defensive tackle for the Vandals, has been dismissed from the team following a DUI charge stemming from a car crash on February 2nd.

       

    Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 2:26 pm | Updated: 3:53 pm, Mon Feb 11, 2013.

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    Idaho defensive tackle QuayShawne Buckley has been dismissed from the team after he was arrested for driving under the influence in the early-morning hours of Feb. 2.

    Buckley's dismissal was confirmed to the Tribune by Idaho officials.

    According to a police report filed by Moscow Police, Buckley crashed his car into a pair of parked cars and then failed field sobriety tests.

    No one was hurt in the crash.

     

    http://idaho.scout.com/2/1332782.html

    He also left in 2012, not a good track record.

     

    Quayshawne Buckley   Ht: 6-3 Wt: 303
    Position: DT Date of Birth: 08/25/1991 Class: Senior High School: Colony HS
    (Ontario, CA) College: Idaho

    Biography: CAREER STATS
    - Honorable Mention FBS All-Independent Team (2013)
    2011 - 38 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack
    2012 - 25 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 sacks

    2013 INSIDE SLANT
    Buckley joined the Vandals in the fall of 2011 after signing originally with Washington State in 2009. The standout defensive line prospect never enrolled at WSU, and eventually made his way to the University of Idaho campus in 2010.

    He was cleared by the NCAA and was eased into action for the Silver and Gold spring game in 2011. After seeing spot duty in the first four games, Buckley had a break out performance at Virginia (six tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss). That game cemented his home on the Vandal defensive line (six starts while playing in all 12 games) as he finished the year with 38 tackles (12 solo), including a seven tackle performance at BYU.

    Last fall (2012) Buckley finished 25 tackles on the season (13 solo), six tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks. His signature game of the season came at home against the Wyoming Cowboys, where he finished with two quarterback sacks and five tackles (four solo).

    Buckley was removed from the team at the end of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, but worked with the new Idaho coaching staff during the spring and summer (he was not with the team for spring camp), and was reinstated on the team shortly before the team regrouped for fall camp.

    For 2013 the 6-foot-3, 303-pound Buckley is expected to top the defensive tackle (3-technique) depth chart and is expected to anchor what could be a solid Vandal defensive front line.

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    Definitely a bit of a pattern in questionable behavior. DUIs though are so common. If that's all his issue is, then I think he still warrants a look, especially in the 7th or FA. For all you know, he might have finally learned his lesson from that last incident. 

     
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    I nice late round OG from Iowa.

     

    NFL Combine profile: Conor Boffeli

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    Name: Conor Boffeli
    Position: Offensive line
    Dimensions: 6’4’’, 294 lbs

    Boffeli certainly wasn’t Iowa’s best lineman in 2013, but his versatility to play both guard positions got him on the field and kept him there. He was no Brandon Scherff, but Boffeli did enough to become a regular member of arguably Iowa’s best position group. The Hawkeyes are known to pump out offensive lineman, so it’s to Boffeli’s credit that he was able to earn a regular spot with the unit.

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    I believe that if you are going to take an OG who weighs less than 315 lbs, he'd better be a special OG. The first sentence certainly says the opposite.

     
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    DT, S or TE for me in Rd 1.

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    I would love Pryor or Clinton-Dix but they'll be gone

     
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    I nice late round OG from Iowa.

     

    NFL Combine profile: Conor Boffeli

    BY BEN ROSS | FEBRUARY 17, 2014 5:00 AM

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    Name: Conor Boffeli
    Position: Offensive line
    Dimensions: 6’4’’, 294 lbs

    Boffeli certainly wasn’t Iowa’s best lineman in 2013, but his versatility to play both guard positions got him on the field and kept him there. He was no Brandon Scherff, but Boffeli did enough to become a regular member of arguably Iowa’s best position group. The Hawkeyes are known to pump out offensive lineman, so it’s to Boffeli’s credit that he was able to earn a regular spot with the unit.

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    I believe that if you are going to take an OG who weighs less than 315 lbs, he'd better be a special OG. The first sentence certainly says the opposite.

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    Agreed, but I think Iowa lineman are always worth a chance.  He would be a late pick or UDFA.  Worth developing especially if he can play center.  Also, weight can change. A redshirt year and he could be up to 310 easily. 

     
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    I've mentioned Palepoi a couple of times... seems like a high motor kid with a very good burst and lateral agility... I'll have to look into the rest.

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    Been scouring the internet for sleepers. One DT that I am trying to learn more about is QuayShawne Buckley - a senior from University of Idaho. He's 6-4, 305.

    The kid will probably go undrafted. He does not even appear in CBSSports' prospect list (That is a very extensive list). 

    Yet, his 6.5 sacks this season ranks 5th among DTs/NTs, behind Donald, Bromley, Quarles and Whitlock (a 250lb kid who's listed on ESPN as a NT). I can't seem to find a list for TFLs, but I know he has 15 TFLs - probably good enough for top 5 again among DTs.

    The only video I found on him was a highlight video on youtube. While it's biased to showing his good traits, IMO it's pretty clear from this video that this kid is a very athletic and high motor 6-4, 305. From this video, it is easy to understand how he generated those TFLs and sacks. He could be a late bloomer who's just blooming at the right time for a team who picks him up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KlHaqjF6yk

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    QuayShawne Buckley, who started at defensive tackle for the Vandals, has been dismissed from the team following a DUI charge stemming from a car crash on February 2nd.

       

    Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 2:26 pm | Updated: 3:53 pm, Mon Feb 11, 2013.

    Troy Warzocha | 1 comment

    Idaho defensive tackle QuayShawne Buckley has been dismissed from the team after he was arrested for driving under the influence in the early-morning hours of Feb. 2.

    Buckley's dismissal was confirmed to the Tribune by Idaho officials.

    According to a police report filed by Moscow Police, Buckley crashed his car into a pair of parked cars and then failed field sobriety tests.

    No one was hurt in the crash.

     

    http://idaho.scout.com/2/1332782.html

    He also left in 2012, not a good track record.

     

    Quayshawne Buckley   Ht: 6-3 Wt: 303
    Position: DT Date of Birth: 08/25/1991 Class: Senior High School: Colony HS
    (Ontario, CA) College: Idaho

    Biography: CAREER STATS
    - Honorable Mention FBS All-Independent Team (2013)
    2011 - 38 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack
    2012 - 25 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 sacks

    2013 INSIDE SLANT
    Buckley joined the Vandals in the fall of 2011 after signing originally with Washington State in 2009. The standout defensive line prospect never enrolled at WSU, and eventually made his way to the University of Idaho campus in 2010.

    He was cleared by the NCAA and was eased into action for the Silver and Gold spring game in 2011. After seeing spot duty in the first four games, Buckley had a break out performance at Virginia (six tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss). That game cemented his home on the Vandal defensive line (six starts while playing in all 12 games) as he finished the year with 38 tackles (12 solo), including a seven tackle performance at BYU.

    Last fall (2012) Buckley finished 25 tackles on the season (13 solo), six tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks. His signature game of the season came at home against the Wyoming Cowboys, where he finished with two quarterback sacks and five tackles (four solo).

    Buckley was removed from the team at the end of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, but worked with the new Idaho coaching staff during the spring and summer (he was not with the team for spring camp), and was reinstated on the team shortly before the team regrouped for fall camp.

    For 2013 the 6-foot-3, 303-pound Buckley is expected to top the defensive tackle (3-technique) depth chart and is expected to anchor what could be a solid Vandal defensive front line.

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    Definitely a bit of a pattern in questionable behavior. DUIs though are so common. If that's all his issue is, then I think he still warrants a look, especially in the 7th or FA. For all you know, he might have finally learned his lesson from that last incident. 

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    Agreed, I think he is worth a look. Is he listed to go to the combine or just do a pro-day?

     
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    I would rather go DT first. I think Niklas will be there at #58.

    If we could get Hageman/Niklas rd. 1-2 that would be awesome

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    DT, S or TE for me in Rd 1.

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    The only negative I have read is straightline speed.  That should be put to rest at the combine.  I really thing he is the closest to replicating what Gronk does in totality.  On where he goes, I could see him as a mid-late 2nd rd.  Will see after the combine and pro-days.

    As far as order, I agree with DT, S, TE and I wouldn't discount OG or DE, it just depends who drops.

     
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    I could see BB targeting a big (6-2 225), powerful SEC back like Alfred Blue late on Day 3 or as an URFA.

    [/QUOTE] If Blount bolts BB will draft a late round special at RB but if he wants to spend a 4rth round pick on Jeremy Hill he would probably get him, 16 TD's last season and younger than Blue.


     
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