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last updated: 08/31/09
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Young Green Bay Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley has really improved this year; could make an impact this fall.

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Video Feature of teenage phenom Seantrel Henderson, who was offered full-rides to Notre Dame and Minnesota before he ever played a game in high school!

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The Republican: University of Massachusetts left tackle Vladimir Ducasse projected for N.F.L. Draft.

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NFL.com draft analyst Gil Brandt breaks down the Top Cornerbacks in the senior class.

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Penn State tailback Evan Royster has visions of N.F.L. future as "definite possibility" looms of leaving early.

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Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones is so upeat, writer claims he has a brighter smile than actress Julie Roberts?

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Fast-rising Troy sophomore KeJuan Phillips has drawn comparisons to recent first round pick Leodis McKelvin.

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Right tackle/Philly native Will Barker could be Virginia's next N.F.L. draft pick.

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Tampa Bay Bucs receiver Dexter Jackson was a huge 2nd round mistake, but he was hardly among the worst this franchise has made.

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JBscouting's Small School Week One Prospect Reports are now available.

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last updated: 08/30/09
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Chris Dufresne: Similiarites between Tim Tebow and Steve Young are there.

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Ball State safety tandem of Alex Knipp Sean Baker capable of doing big things in Mid-American Conference.

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James Madison University lineman Dorian Brooks has overcome back injuries to become an N.F.L. prospect.

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Fort Valley State moves on without N.F.L. prospect Ricardo Lockette, who has transferred to Bethel College.

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Kevin from Football Draft Analysis has just sent us his very early Two Round Mock Draft.

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Former Nevada basketball player Matt LaGrone has turned heads on the Oregon State football team as a defensive end with 4.6 speed.

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Pac-10 Notes: When asked about U.S.C.'s "physical freak" Taylor Mays, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh says he likes his own star -- tailback Toby Gerhart.

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last updated: 08/29/09
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The New York Times takes an in-depth look at prolific University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum.

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Northwestern's defense will led by talented senior safeties Brad Phillips and Brendan Smith.

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Bryant College Senior defensive end Don Smith has drawn the attention of several N.F.L. scouts.

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Bob Flounders: Jared Odrick the biggest, best part of Penn State's defensive line.

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Burden on Miami Hurricanes' seniors to lift team and impress N.F.L. scouts.

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The New York Times: Fordham quarterback John Skelton crashes a list of pro prospects.

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Scout.com's updated Best Available Free Agents: Offense

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Scout.com's updated Best Available Free Agents: Defense

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N.F.L. scouts have paid attention to Wayne State running back Joique Bell.

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The New York Post takes a quick look at fast-rising Fordham quarterback John Skelton.

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Closer look at versatile L.S.U. tight end Richard Dickson, who some consider a potential N.F.L. fullback.

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Talented University of Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green on the verge of a breakout season?

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Eric from NFLHouse.com has sent us his conference previews for the WAC, Mountian West and F.B.S. Independents.

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last updated: 08/28/09
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Derek Hardman, who N.F.L. scouts like, returns to lead deep, experienced offensive line at Eastern Kentucky.

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Russ Lande of The Sporting News lists his Top 10 Defensive Ends Prospects.

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Russ Lande of The Sporting News lists his Top 10 Outside Linebackers Prospects.

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ESPN blogger Ted Miller ranks the Pac-10 defensive tackles.

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Florida State Seminoles safety Jamie Robinson emerges as a playmaker.

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Clemson cornerbacks Crezdon Butler and Chris Chancellor are quietly productive and next level prospects.

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The St.Louis Post-Dispatch takes a closer look Illinois guard Jon Asamoah, who is a solid N.F.L. prospect.

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Indiana-Pennsylvania senior cornerback Akwasi Owusu-Ansah could become a household name if he continues to improve.

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last updated: 08/27/09
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USA Today takes an in-depth look at Ole Miss' strong-armed junior quarterback Jevan Snead.

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Fast-rising University of Iowa junior left tackle Bryan Bulaga is already dealing with N.F.L. draft hype.

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Vanderbilt senior Jared Hawkins is healthy and ready to start this season at running back.

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Sporting News Q&A with Stanford University running back Toby Gerhart.

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Former Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson praises current Syracuse quarterback Greg Paulus.

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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Non-B.C.S. Prospects.

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True freshman Matt Barkley wins starting quarterback job at U.S.C.

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Albany linebacker Dave Nicomini, who was considered a pro prospect before a leg injury, granted a 6th year of eligiblity.

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Gene Frenette: Jacksonville Jaguars should only draft Tim Tebow to win, not sell tickets.

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ESPN blogger Ted Miller ranks the Pac-10 tight ends.

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Clemson senior Kevin Alexander hopes his new hybrid role will make him a more attractive N.F.L. prospect.

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Troubled Southern Miss tailback Damion Fletcher looks to earn back trust from his teammates and N.F.L. scouts.

DD.Comment: We know a lot of sites have Flecther rated pretty high. So far, we know scouts disagree. He's been measured at only 5'9", 177 pounds and his 40 time has been verified in the 4.65-4.67 area. He'll need to bulk up, get faster and stay out of trouble if he wants to get drafted. At this point, he's rated a low priority free agent.

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Notre Dame will move athletic, but very undersized linebacker Harrison Smith to his natural position -- safety.

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In-depth look at Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who received a 3rd round projection from N.F.L. scouts last winter.

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Missouri had six players picked in April's N.F.L. draft. Who will fill those gaps?

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Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff is struggling to stay in N.F.L. three years after he was picked 7th overall.

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Doc's Sports: 2009 N.F.L. Rookie of the Year Predictions/Odds.

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Former Ohio State wide receiver Brian Hartline has a chance to start for the Miami Dolphins as a rookie.

DD.Comment: Hartline's lackluster stats last season were mostly due to O.S.U.'s poor quarterback play. That, coupled with his strong track history and great Combine workouts, is why we rated him as a 3rd rounder last spring, while most sites pegged him as a 7th rounder or undrafted free agent...We see no reason why Hartline can't develop into a solid #2 receiver early in his career. If Ted Ginn can elevate his game even more after a promising sophomore year in the N.F.L. and former undrafted free agent Davone Bess can handle the slot fulltime, the Dolphins could have a strong receiving corp for several years.

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last updated: 08/26/09
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N.F.L. scouts are flocking to Northwestern to check out talented seniors, including defensive Corey Wootton.

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Undrafted rookie wide receiver Kevin Ogletree forces Dallas Cowboys coaches to take notice.

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Linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle determined to fill some big shoes for Ohio State's defense.

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Is junior Jermale Hines pushing N.F.L. prospect Anderson Russell for a starting safety spot at Ohio State?

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Fast-rising University of Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap embraces hype and expectations.

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SI.com Feature: Sticky-fingered Tennessee safety Eric Berry is a thief on the field.

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Chadron State linebacker Eric Roth ran a 4.45 40 at 230 pounds this spring.

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The New York Times looks at some former N.F.L. players that have turned to Mixed Martial Arts.

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Texas A&M-Kingsville linebacker Lardester Hicks-Green has already caught the eye of N.F.L. scouts.

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Closer look at University of Georgia senior wide receiver Michael Moore.

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Tom Modrak, the Buffalo Bills' vice president of college scouting, says injured U.B. tailback James Starks will be evaluated for the 2010 N.F.L. draft based on his underclass work.

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Adam Nettina from In The Bleachers looks at B.Y.U. quarterback Max Hall and Utah lineman Zane Beadles in his most recent 50 Best of the Non-BCS features.

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last updated: 08/25/09
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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Big 12 Prospects.

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Former Wisconsin linebacker Elijah Hodge has decided to transfer to the University of Northern Iowa.

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The New England Patriots traded offensive lineman Russ Hochstein to the Denver Broncos for a 2010 7th-round pick.

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University of Texas stars Colt McCoy and Sergio Kindle decided the N.F.L. can wait.

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Will Texas A&M relagate their leading receiver last season, Ryan Tanneyhill, to backup quarterback role?

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Redshirt freshman linebacker Davis Burl has impressed Colorado State's coaches with his reported 4.38 speed.

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The competition for jobs at Florida is so fierce that even blue-chip recruits must excel on special teams.

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All eyes are on gifted sophomore wide receiver Julio Jones, on and off the field at Alabama.

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Sporting News Q&A with Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung.

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University of Buffalo tailback James Starks will miss the 2009 season due to shoulder surgery.

Related Item: James Starks says his decision to end career was not easy.

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New York Daily News : Fordham quarterback John Skelton is drawing comparisons to Joe Flacco?

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Ex-Temple defensive end Junior Gallette, who is considered a draftable N.F.L. prospect, has transferred to Stillman College.

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S.M.U. wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is getting attention from N.F.L. scouts.

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USA Today: Reggie Bush-Mario Williams divide still wide three years after '06 N.F.L. draft.

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The Charlotte Observer takes a closer look at fast-rising Appalachian State junior safety Mark LeGree.

JBS Comment: We love Mark LeGree because of his instincts, speed, hard-hitting style, and terrific ball skills. We currently have him rated as a mid-round prospect for the 2011 NFL Draft. For more on LeGree and other players you can visit www.buyscouting.com to purchase much of our content or for our free news services with samples of our premium work for free you can visit www.jbscouting.com.

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last updated: 08/24/09
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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Senior Prospects in the Big 12.

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U.S.C. wide receiver Damian Williams says he almost turned pro following his fine sophomore season.

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Former Penn State defensive tackle Abe Koroma plans transfer to Western Illinois.

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Bleacher Report: University of Buffalo tailback James Starks injures shoulder, might miss season?

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In-depth look at Western Illinois' shutdown cornerback/N.F.L. prospect Patrick Stoudamire Jr.

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ESPN.com: Former 5-star recruit Dorin Dickerson hopes his last hurrah at Pitt is his best one.

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Fast-rising Iowa Hawkeyes' defensive back Amari Spievey hopes to prove he's worthy of praise.

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Wide receiver Mike Williams ready for big return with Syracuse.

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Q&A With Virginia Tech senior Safety Kam Chancellor.

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L.S.U. Tiger Brandon LaFell considered top senior wideout in nation by some.

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Brisbane Times: Australian-bred rugby league star David Taylor has attracted the interest of several N.F.L. clubs -- including the Giants and Bills -- as a tight end or linebacker.

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JBscouting's 2010 Small School N.F.L. Draft Outlook can is on sale for only $10.

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last updated: 08/23/09
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Mockingthe draft.com's early draft preview: Running Backs

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Indiana Hoosiers' middle linebacker Matt Mayberry will be asked to blitz a lot thanks to his 4.49 speed.

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Closer look at Pitt's senior defensive tackle Mick Williams, who runs a 4.8 and squats 600 pounds at only 5' 11".

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In-depth look at Kentucky's senior linebacker Micah Johnson, who is considered a solid N.F.L. prospect.

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Clemson star C.J. Spiller enters his senior season as the featured back with a Heisman campaign.

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Fast-rising Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead can't dodge the spotlight and the heat it brings.

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ESPN draft writer believes Central Michigan wide receiver Bryan Anderson and Antonio Brown have N.F.L. potential.

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Closer look at Matt Conrath, who could be Virginia's next elite defensive end, in the mold of Patrick Kerney or Chris Long?

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Running back Quentin Castille has been dismissed from the Nebraska football program for violating team rules.

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Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: Montana State defensive end Dane Fletcher.

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last updated: 08/22/09
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Closer look at diminutive, but speedy University of Houston sophomore wide receiver Tyron Carrier.

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In-depth look at Kansas Jayhawks' safety Darrell Stuckey, who is regarded as a high character prospect.

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Maryland expects big things from sophomore wide receiver Torrey Smith, who runs the 40 yard dash in 4.36 seconds.

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N.F.L. scout tells Marshall's Rick Minter that junior Mario Harvey is "one of the better linebackers in the country".

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At almost 6-foot-2, Myron Lewis, a senior cornerback for Vanderbilt, has the size N.F.L. teams are looking for.

DD.Comment: Scouts currently have Lewis in the 3rd to 5th round area. As with all cornerbacks, his draft stock will eventually be determined by his 40 speed.

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A couple Northern Illinois stars, including safety David Bryant are working hard and have N.F.L. aspirations.

DD.Comment: Per our very credible sources, both Bryant and Mike Salerno are currently regarded as priority free agent type prospects going into their senior seasons. N.I.U. offensive linemen Jason Onyebuagu and Eddie Adamski are also regarded as free agents going into their senior years, but rated just a shade below Bryant and Salerno.

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last updated: 08/21/09
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U.S.C. safety Taylor Mays continues to be hyped as a Heisman Trophy candidate by the fawning media.

DD.Comment: It's hard to understand how a safety that has collected a total of one interception (10/06/07 @ Stanford for 0 yards), forced one fumble and recorded 2 tackles for loss the last two years combined (26 games) is getting so much Heisman hype? By the way, while the media often reports that he runs a 4.26/40, we know for a fact that N.F.L. scouts have "estimated" his 40 time at 4.50. It's possible that scouts have adjusted his "reported" pro day 40 times upward due to the fact that U.S.C.'s players run on a uber-fast track. Either way, we'll find out at the next N.F.L. Combine, if he agrees to run on the same track as the others -- quite a few U.S.C. stars have refused to do that the last five years. Right now, scouts project him as a first round pick, although we've been told a few N.F.L. teams believe he's better suited to play linebacker at the next level...Also, just for reference, in the last two seasons (as a true freshman and sophomore) Tennessee's Eric Berry has picked off 12 passes for a total of 487 yards and 3 TD's and plays some on offense. He's clearly an example of a kid that really does deserve serious Heisman hype, but won't likely be in the race because he's a defensive player.

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Sporting News: 12 tight ends N.F.L. teams are expecting big things this season.

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With talented juniors linebackers Casey Matthews and Spencer Paysinger leading the way, Oregon expects to have a tough defense this fall.

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University of Illinois quarterback Juice Williams hopes to restore the Illini to prominence in the Big Ten Conference.

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Promising University of Texas safety Earl Thomas looks forward to having a big sophomore season for the Longhorns.

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University of Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard thinks quarterback Tony Pike is key to Bearcats offense.

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Chris Steuber of scout.com looks at the San Diego Chargers Top 10 Prospects.

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Cal defensive coordinator Bob Gregory says defensive end/N.F.L. prospect Cameron Jordan "needs to take practice more seriously".

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last updated: 08/20/09
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USA Today: Penn State linebacker Sean Lee ready to roar back in Big 10 after injury.

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Tiny Susquehanna University will be a popular destination for N.F.L. scouts thanks to gifted punter/kicker/decathlete Bobby Eppleman.

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JBscouting is now reporting D-2 speedster/N.F.L. prospect Ricardo Lockette has been declared ineligible at Fort Valley State this season and is transferring to Bethel College.

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Boise State tight end Tommy Gallarda, a redshirt junior, compared to recent N.F.L. draft pick Bear Pascoe.

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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Senior Prospects in the Pac-10.

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NFL.com draft analyst Gil Brandt breaks down the Top Safeties in the senior class.

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Florida has shifted former 5-star recruit Matt Patchan from defensive end to left tackle.

DD.Comment: Some football insiders think Patchan has the potential to be as good as young N.F.L. stars Joe Thomas and Jake Long, if he can bulk up and stay healthy.

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Youngstown State wide receiver Donald Jones has N.F.L. scouts interested.

DD.Comment: Scouts have measured Jones at 6', 210 pounds. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.57 seconds and is currently projected as a middle round pick -- 5th round?

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Despite having above average speed and strength for a defensive tackle prospect, Will Johnson will have to make the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.

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Closer look at San Jose State wide receiver Kevin Jurovich, who will be on the N.F.L.'s draft radar if repeats what he did in 2007.

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Scout.com breaks down the Idaho Vandals' offensive line, which includes fast-rising N.F.L. prospect Michael Iupati.

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Ball State Daily News: B.S.U.'s MiQuale Lewis and Kent State's Eugene Jarvis vie to be best MAC running back.

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last updated: 08/19/09
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USA Today takes an in-depth look at the Texas Longhorns' hard-hitting sophomore safety Blake Gideon.

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University of Virginia linebacker Aaron Clark hoping to bounce back strong after redshirting due to an knee injury.

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Pro Football Weekly: Sergio Kindle's 'edge' will make him attractive to N.F.L. scouts in a non-angelic game.

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Screen passes, pitches, hand-offs ... diminutive Louisiana Tech star Phillip Livas can do it all.

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Highly regarded University of Miami sophomore defensive end Adewale Ojomo is out of surgery to correct a broken jaw and drinking through a straw after being "sucker-punched" by a walk-on.

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ESPN.com: Making the big hit has helped Wisconsin safety Jay Valai make a name for himself.

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Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: Middle Tennessee State tailback Phillip Tanner

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Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: North Carolina Cam Thomas

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Promising sophomore left tackle Bradley Sowell works hard to fill Michael Oher's shoes at Ole Miss.

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Auburn's 2005 signees, now led by defensive end Antonio Coleman, ready to be leaders.

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As we've noted before, Nicholls State wide receiver Antonio Robinson is getting a lot of attention from N.F.L. scouts.

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Syracuse transfer Brandon Gilbeaux among a group of University of Delaware seniors that have caught the eye of pro scouts.

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Fresno State walk-on Vince Pascoe will play anywhere the team needs him.

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Miami Dolphins talking points: Vontae Davis had better get with the progam.

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Former University of Alabama cornerback Ramzee Robinson anything but irrelevant to the Detroit Lions.

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JBscouting's Top 125/200 Small School Prospect Ratings are on sale for only $10.

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last updated: 08/18/09
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Fact or Fiction: Jamaican track star Usain Bolt can run a N.F.L. style 40 yard dash in 3.73 seconds?

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Iowa hopes sophomore Jewel Hampton is up to carrying the load at running back.

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Rivals.com: College Football's Dandy Duos.

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Penn State transfer Phil Taylor hopes to make his mark at Baylor.

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New York Times: N.B.A. Could Be Model for New Major League Baseball Draft.

DD.Comment: Speaking of baseball, Anthony Scirrotto, a three year starter at strong safety for the Penn State Nittany Lions, recently signed a contract with the Kansas City Royals. While he never played college baseball, he was considered a top M.L.B. prospect coming out of high school.

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Syracuse tabs former Duke point guard Greg Paulus to be their starting quarterback.

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The Missouri Tigers have demoted senior wide receiver Jared Perry.

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Florida Atlantic wide receiver Cortez Gent primed for a big senior season.

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Oregon State wide receiver Darrell Catchings found out his fractured hand will require surgery and he will miss the season.

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Former Nevada-Reno star linebacker Josh Mauga has finally signed as a rookie free agent, with the New York Jets.

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Boise State has only two members in their senior class, but both are considered N.F.L. prospects.

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Young wide receiver Brett Swain is improving rapidly, but can he make the Green Bay Packers 53 man roster?

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last updated: 08/17/09
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Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap's impressive stats should catch the eyes of N.F.L. scouts.

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Mockingthe draft.com's early draft preview: Wide receivers

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Diminutive Kent State tailback Eugene Jarvis thinks he compares to N.F.L. star Darren Sproles.

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One of our longtime sources has told us suspended Penn State defensive tackle Abe Koroma wants to transfer to Youngstown State.

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Sporting News Q&A with University of Florida safety Ahmad Black.

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University of Minnesota tries to ease load on star Eric Decker by finding a capable No. 2 wide receiver.

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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Senior Prospects in the Big East.

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Chadron State linebacker Eric Roth ran a 4.45 40 at 230 pounds this spring.

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University of Virginia quarterback Jameel Sewell says his slacker days are over.

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Edinboro University adds former Notre Dame tailback Junior Jabbie to their Top 25 (D-2) football program.

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Berry Tramel: Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham just daring N.F.L. scouts to put a red flag by his name?

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No Guarantees: N.F.L. prospect Charles Scott will have to work to keep his starting job at L.S.U.

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The Patriots have traded defensive end Le Kevin Smith to the Denver Broncos for a 2010 5th round pick.

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JBS' Small School Player of the Year Award Watch Lists -- Top F.C.S., D-2, D-3 and N.A.I.A. players.

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last updated: 08/16/09
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Fast-rising Rutgers running back Joe Martinek bruises his way toward the top of the depth chart.

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Promising Missouri Blaine Gabbert runs a 4.5 flat, which is very fast for a 6'5", 240 pound quarterback.

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Penn State running back Evan Royster is eager to embrace expanded role in Nittany Lions' offense.

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South Carolina State linebacker Marshall McFadden will miss season but hopes to return and take his shot at the N.F.L.

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N.F.L. scouts check out some Bethel College stars, including Tennessee transfer safety Antonio Wardlow.

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Bleacher Report: Waiting to select running backs seems to bave a better outcome in the N.F.L. Draft.

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Wisconsin has suspended safeties Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter.

DD.Comment: Shane Carter is the younger brother of former N.F.L. star/current ESPN analyst Cris Carter. If he does not play this season he won't be able to face his nephew Duron Carter, who is a promising freshman wide receiver at Ohio State. Shane Carter looked like a sure-fire future N.F.L. prospect when he intercepted 7 passes back in 2007, but his career has rapidly gone down hill since that point.

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After spending three years as Pat White's backup, Jarrett Brown is West Virginia's starter.

DD.Comment: Brown is one of the more fascinating quarterback prospects, as he appears to have received a 4th to 5th round projection from N.F.L. teams heading into his senior year, even though he hasn't played much at West Virginia. Scouts have measured him at a shade over 6'2", 220 pounds and estimate he runs in the 4.6 area. More importantly, they believe he possesses an N.F.L. caliber arm.

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last updated: 08/15/09
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Arizona Wildcats All-American caliber tight end Rob Gronkowski will be out indefinitely with a strained back.

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Mockingthe draft.com's early draft preview: Tight Ends

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Chris Steuber of scout.com looks at the Kansas City Chiefs Top 10 Prospects.

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Washington Huskies' quarterback Jake Locker has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels, but will still play football.

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University of Virginia right tackle Will Barker could be next Cavaliers offensive lineman to reach N.F.L.

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Stanford offensive tackles Chris Marinelli and Matt Kopa are getting serious attention from N.F.L. scouts.

DD.Comment: Based on our info from scouting sources, Kopa is currently rated a bit higher than Marinelli, but both could be drafted with strong senior seasons. Tailback Toby Gerhart is, by a wide margin, the highest rated prospect at Stanford going into the 2009 season. He seems to have a latter 2nd/3rd round projection at this point. Defensive end Eric Lorig has also caught the eye of scouts and is currently regarded as a middle round prospect.

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last updated: 08/14/09
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6'3", 230 pound Tulsa junior Charles Clay ready to be a feature back for the Golden Hurricanes.

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North Carolina State linebacker Nate Irving to miss 2009 Season due to June car crash injuries.

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The Arizona Republic looks at Arizona State left tackle/N.F.L. prospect Shawn Lauvao.

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Tulane lost Troy Kropog to the N.F.L., but some believe junior left tackle Pete Hendricks can be just as good.

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In-depth look at fast-rising Georgia Tech junior wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

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British born defensive end Jack Crawford could go from hidden gem to All-American at Penn State.

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L.S.U.'s players and coaches believe freshman wide receiver Rueben Randle has the potential to be a star in the SEC.

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Closer look at Ole Miss defensive end Greg Hardy, who is currently ranked as first round prospect by N.F.L. scouts.

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A pair of talented seniors -- Patrick Stoudamire and Dre Gibbs -- look to lead Western Illinois to a Missouri Valley title.

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DD.com friend PigskinPaul lists his Top 10 Wide Receiver Prospects.

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Inforum.com beat writer Jeff Kolpack notes North Dakota sophomore tight end Matt Veldman has great hands at 6' 7', 252 pounds and "is about 20 pounds away from being an N.F.L. prospect".

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Former Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman makes a quick impact as a receiver/return specialist with the Patriots.

DD.Comment: We noted in the blog well over a year ago that N.F.L. scouts were comparing Edelman to ex-K.S.U. quarterback Josh Cribbs, who is now a Pro Bowl caliber return specialist for the Cleveland Browns. It's way too early to say Edelman will be the same type player, but he was a definite steal in round 7 and he could be better than Cribbs as a wide receiver, even if he doesn't have the same impact returning kicks and punts.

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last updated: 08/13/09
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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Senior Prospects in the SEC.

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Texas Longhorns' defensive tackle Lamarr Houston ready to be on the same level as Sergio Kindle.

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Fixed Link -- Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: Florida Atlantic quarterback Rusty Smith.

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Free agent quarterback Michael Vick signs with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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The Press-Enterprise: Big shoes to fill for U.S.C.'s New Starting Linebackers.

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Miami Hurricanes' defensive tackle Allen Bailey has first round potential, but coaches think he must improve his technique for that to happen.

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Miami Hurricanes' basketball enforcer Jimmy Graham impresses football coaches with workout results and play at H-Back.

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Baylor Bears believe Canadian born left tackle Danny Watkins will eventually follow Jason Smith into the N.F.L.

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Oklahoma defensive tackle Demarcus Granger recovering from back surgery; hopes to impress N.F.L. scouts this fall.

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Southern Miss' linebacker Martez Smith possesses an impressive size/speed ratio, hits hard and is a special teams standout.

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U.S.C. defensive tackle Averell Spicer suffers a severe ankle sprain in practice.

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Chris Steuber of scout.com looks at the Denver Broncos Top 10 Prospects.

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The Green Bay Packers have signed rookie linebacker Stryker Sulak.

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JBscouting.com Q&A with South Dakota State left tackle Casey Knips, who is 6' 8" and 325 pounds, but very agile.

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last updated: 08/12/09
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NFL.com draft analyst Gil Brandt breaks down the Top Outside Linebackers in the senior class.

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Fast-rising North Carolina tight end Zack Pianalto being compared to Winslow Jr. and Shockey?

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Scouts from six N.F.L. teams in South Florida checking out Florida Atlantic's Top Seniors.

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Several Florida A&M Rattlers post great 40 times in workouts, including junior tailback Philip Sylvester.

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Saint Xavier senior linebacker Mike Lally named to College Fanz N.A.I.A. Football Super Six.

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Several Kansas Jayhawks have run eye-popping 40 times, including vastly underrated senior tailback Jake Sharp.

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Eric from NFLHouse.com has posted his Big 12 Conference Preveiw.

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Bleacher Report: N.F.L. draft moving to primetime is the offseason story with the greatest impact.

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JBscouting.com Q&A's with notable football experts Adam Schefter and Phil Steele.

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last updated: 08/11/09
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Desmond Connor of The Hartford Courant looks at Connecticut Huskies' tailback Andre Dixon.

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Florida Gators toying with giving All-American caliber cornerback Joe Haden some quarterback time.

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After a record-smashing first two seasons at Kansas, Dezmon Briscoe is already playing with an eye toward the 2010 N.F.L draft.

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Florida State is in search of their next great defensive end. Can Markus White be that player?

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Pitt Panthers expect big things from versatile senior tight end Nate Byham.

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JBscouting.com Q&A with promising Missouri State tight end Clay Harbor, who is considered a draftable N.F.L. prospect.

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Florida Atlantic quarterback Rusty Smith hopes to put a sub-par junior season behind him and impress N.F.L. scouts in the process.

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Scout.com takes a closer look at Alabama's dynamic return specialist/defensive back Javier Arenas.

DD.Comment: Scouts have measured Arenas at a shade over 5'8" and 190 pounds. They have his 40 time in the 4.60 area, so he's more of a quick, agile over-achiever type at cornerback, rather than a natural speed blazer. Those numbers provide insight into why he was so lightly recruited coming out of high school and, at the same time, shows why size and 40 speed tends to be overrated for many players. Scouts currently have Arenas in the 3rd to 4th round area for next springs draft.

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Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly wants talented senior quarterback Tony Pike to take a greater leadership roll.

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Western Michigan expects big things from safety Doug Wiggins, a former 5-star recruit who began his career at Miami.

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Chris Steuber of scout.com looks at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Top 10 Prospects.

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South Carolina junior defensive end Cliff Matthews has been working at tight end a little bit this summer.

DD.Comment: This is noteworthy because Cliff was a 5-star recruit as a defensive player, but he hasn't made a huge impact for the Gamecocks at defensive end or outiside linebacker. Some think 2009 will be his breakout season at defensive end, but U.S.C.'s coaches have hinted that his N.F.L. future might be at tight end. As is noted in his bio-link, Matthews is a hard working, high-motor player, so it's not like he's a 5-star slacker, not reaching his potential due to indifference. It's just a matter of maximizing his skills and some believe he might be better suited to play on the offensive side of the ball at the next level?

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last updated: 08/10/09
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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Senior Prospects in the Big Ten.

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Check out the wide receivers on the watch list for the 2009 Fred Biletnikoff Award.

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Former high school quarterback Thomas Welch has grown into a solid offensive tackle at Vanderbilt.

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Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: Louisiana-Monroe defensive end Aaron Morgan.

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Tackling devices show that Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon brings the lumber.

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Closer look at Citadel wide receiver Andre Roberts, who some project as potential 2nd or 3rd round pick.

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Toledo Rockets' strong safety Barry Church has the look of an N.F.L. prospect.

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Quick look at fast-rising the Iowa Hawkeyes' junior cornerback Amari Spievey.

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In-depth look at Delaware linebacker Matt Marcorelle, who is considered a draftable N.F.L. prospect.

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Mississippi State Bulldogs' linebacker Jamar Chaney bounces back from broken ankle.

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Miami Hurricanes' wide receiver Sam Shields hopes his reported 4.2 speed will help him find a niche at cornerback.

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Freshman linebacker Jelani Jenkins' skills, attitude makes him favorite a with the Florida Gators.

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Walk-on offensive linemen Richard Dugas hopes to become L.S.U.'s starting fullback.

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Utah cornerback R.J. Stanford ran the 40-yard dash in a team-best 4.3 seconds during summer conditioning.

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last updated: 08/09/09
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Demon Deacons are expecting cornerback Brandon Ghee to be a big boost to a graduation-depleted defense.

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After years of waiting, Kentucky senior running back Alfonso Smith seeks to seize his opportunity.

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Coastal Carolina true freshman defensive back Johnny Houston boasts a 4.25 speed in the 40 yard dash.

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Arizona State defensive end Dean DeLeone is 26 years old, but runs a reported 4.4 40 and is the son of an ex-N.F.L. player.

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor reportedly runs 4.33/40, several other Buckeyes run 4.4's.

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Western Michigan linebacker Austin Pritchard primed to take over leadership role on Broncos' defense.

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Fifth-year senior Mark Ortmann may not fish well, but he'll need to be an anchor for the Michigan offensive line.

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Former Florida State quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson has signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Boise State coaches hope sophomore offensive lineman Nate Potter is on the verge of a breakout year.

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Boise State wide receiver Titus Young hopes to bounce back after a suspension marred sophomore season.

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In-depth look at University of Minnesota All-American wide receiver Eric Decker.

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University of Arizona coaches believe sophomore safety Robert Golden has serious N.F.L. potential.

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last updated: 08/08/09
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First-year Washington coach Steve Sarkisian will try to mold quarterback Jake Locker into a more-polished passer.

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After passing up the N.F.L., left tackle Russell Okung eager for his final year at Oklahoma State.

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JBscouting.com Q&A with Colgate wide receiver Pat Simonds, who is considered a draftable N.F.L. prospect.

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Florida Gators' offensive lineman Carl Johnson happy to be back playing football.

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Philadelphia Eagles' rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram suffers another torn A.C.L.

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For the best and constantly updated player news from training camps, checkout CBS Sports' Rapid Report Page.

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Time behind bars gives Illinois defensive tackle Josh Brent new outlook heading into Camp Rantoul.

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Athlon Sports ranks the Top 10 Quarterback Units in College Football.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed and were awarded rookie defensive back Don Carey off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.

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Fox Sports: Why Young, Bush and Leinart went bust.

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last updated: 08/07/09
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Iowa left tackle Bryan Bulaga is Polish, powerful, proud and could be a future top 5 pick.

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N.F.L. scouts can't help but notice Colorado left tackle Nate Solder who runs a 4.8 at 6'9", 305 pounds.

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Las Vegas Sun: U.N.L.V. wideout Ryan Wolfe has pro aspirations and is rapidly becoming a household name.

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Texas transfer G.J. Kinne trying to make mark as Tulsa's starting quarterback.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers expect big things from junior H-Back/tight end Mike McNeill.

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Talented Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones tells media "I feel healthier than ever".

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Chris Steuber of scout.com looks at the Carolina Panthers Top 10 Prospects.

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Russ Lande of The Sporting News lists his Top 10 Wide Receiver Prospects.

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Russ Lande of The Sporting News lists his Top 10 Running Back Prospects.

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Fast-rising junior defensive end Greg Romeus focused on Pitt, not the N.F.L.

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NOLA.com: L.S.U. running back Keiland Williams looking to break loose this fall.

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JBscouting.com Q&A with Fordham quarterback John Skelton, who is drawing comparisons to Joe Flacco.

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last updated: 08/06/09
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Former Iowa quarterback Jake Christensen was cleared to join the Eastern Illinois football program.

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350 pound Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody wants to expand his role and shrink his waistline.

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Former Houston Cougar Blake Joseph latest F.C.S. quarterback to transfer to Sam Houston State.

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Appalacian State quarterback Armanti Edwards injures foot mowing grass.

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The New England Patriots acquired Derrick Burgess in a trade with Oakland for undisclosed draft considerations.

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ESPN.com's Heather Dinich looks at speedy Virginia Tech senior cornerback Stephan Virgil.

DD.Comment: Scouts currently have Virgil in the 3rd to 5th round range. He's been measured at 5' 10", 186 pounds and was timed running a 4.49/40. Hokies rover Dorian Porch has been timed in the low 4.4's by scouts.

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ESPN.com: San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree is prepared to sit out this season and re-enter the NFL draft in 2010.

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CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top 10 Senior Prospects in the A.C.C.

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Oklahoma's Jeremy Beal and Auston English are among 30 players on the 2009 Ted Hendricks Award watch list.

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Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: Western Illinois cornerback Patrick Stoudamire Jr.

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Football.com's 2010 NFL Draft Diamond Hunter series: Powerful Oregon tight end Ed Dickson.

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Closer look at Bucknell Bisons' linebacker Sam Nana-Sinkam, who hopes to stay injury free this fall.

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Linebacker Jamar Chaney, rated an N.F.L. prospect, is counted on to provide leadership in his final season at M.S.U.

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NFL.com draft analyst Gil Brandt breaks down the Top Middle Linebackers in the senior class.

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Baylor Bears excited to have potential high impact transfers Danny Watkins and Phil Taylor.

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I.T.B. Roundtable: Which player "not" named Tebow, Bradford, or McCoy stands the best chance to win the Heisman?

DD.Comment: We'd like to thank Adam and Brian for supporting and promoting DD.com.

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last updated: 08/05/09
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NFL.com follows 5 Players on the Fringe for the entire month of August.

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Is this the year Florida Atlantic's Rusty Smith emerges as a nationally renowned quarterback?

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Colgate Red Raiders senior wide receiver Pat Simonds has caught the eye of N.F.L. scouts.

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Chicago Bears rookie defensive end Henry Melton hopes to return kicks in preseason games?

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U.C.L.A linebacker Reggie Carter believes his knowledge of the game and "intangibles" will impress N.F.L. scouts.

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Former Kentucky wide receiver Dicky Lyons Jr. has signed a free-agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

DD.Com Update: Lyons was cut earlier today. One day after he signed with Atlanta.

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Former walk-on linebacker Nick Garratt thinks more playing at U.S.C. could impove his draft stock.

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ESPN.com: Is Cal-Berkeley running back Jahvid Best another Reggie Bush?

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In-depth Q&A with Ole Miss. cornerback/return specialist Marshay Green.

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Oakland Raiders expecting bigger things from athletic, sophomore defensive end Trevor Scott.

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Is legendary "party school" U.C. Santa Barbara missing something with no football program?

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JBscouting.com Q&A with with Richmond offensive guard prospect Matt McCracken.

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last updated: 08/04/09
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ESPN.com Q&A with Tennessee Vols' high impact junior safety Eric Berry.

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Wisconsin Badgers expect big things from slimmed down (235 pounds) running back John Clay.

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Green Bay Packers G.M. won't rule out interest in free agent quarterback Micheal Vick.

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Wide receiver Riley Cooper, Texas Rangers prospect, returning to Florida for senior season.

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U.C.L.A. center Kai Maiava sees a future different from the past.

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Doc Sports has put together a list of 12 Bounce Back Players in college football.

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Athlon Sports ranks the Top 10 Defensive back Units in College Football.

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CollegeFootballNews.com 2009 Redshirt Pre-Season Freshman All-Americans: Offense

CollegeFootballNews.com 2009 Redshirt Pre-Season Freshman All-Americans: Defense

DD.Comment: Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is the son of ex-Houston Oilers quarterback/current Houston Dynamo president/G.M. Oliver Luck.

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Miami Hurricanes' linebacker Colin McCarthy receives the medical redshirt he did not expect to get.

Related Item: Heather Dinich of ESPN.com ranks the Best Linebacking corps in the A.C.C.

DD.Comment: Boston College would have the best linebackers in the A.C.C., by a wide margin, if it wasn't for injuries. Mark Herzlich was the top rated prospect (overall) by National Scouting and Mike McLaughlin got a much higher grade from scouts than we even expected (and we liked him a lot) -- 3rd to 5th round? His measurables and pre-season grades were very to similar to the grades and projections recent draft picks Scott McKillop and Jason Phillips received going into their senior years.

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Minnesota Duluth's offensive center Tobias Lemke chases American Dream with German accent.

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ESPN.com: Cincinnati Bearcats intend to use Marcus Barnett at wide receiver and cornerback.

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Closer look at the San Diego Chargers' rookie Vaughn Martin, who is a powerful defensive tackle from Canada.

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Anonymous N.F.L. scouts says former D-II star Jahri Evans has become the best offensive guard in the N.F.L.

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JBscouting.com Q&A with agile offensive tackle prospect Austin Howard.

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Eric from NFLHouse.com has sent us his Big East Conference and Mid-American Conference Preveiws.

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Doc's Sports Journal/160-page football schedule is now available for only $10.00.

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last updated: 08/03/09
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South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood explains why he did not enter the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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Denver Broncos running back Peyton Hillis shows he's still a bone-rattler.

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Young defensive end Gaines Adams knows he has to respond to challenge by Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches.

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Poll Daddy: Please vote for the top two running back prospects in the senior class.

DD.Comments: Poll is located on the top of this page -- far right hand side....One of our readers (James) did a nice job listing his top 32 tailbacks in our comments section.

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Does Tennessee's high-impact junior safety Eric Berry have legit chance to win the Heisman Trophy?

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Video: Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley is reportedly out for the season after suffering a torn A.C.L.

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Hoping to please N.F.L. scouts, Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson has added 10 pounds of muscle.

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Versatile quarterback Dan LeFevour chases records in final season at Central Michigan University.

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Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley didn't follow his coach's advice after last season regarding the N.F.L. Draft.

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Long odds don't bother Pittsburgh Steelers' undrafted rookie wide receiver Tyler Grisham.

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Former Hawaii star Leonard Peters has 'crossed over' from the Jets & Bears in the N.F.L. to the USA Sevens team.

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JBscouting.com Q&A with top F.C.S. tight end prospect Nate Overbay, who is the nephew of Toronto Blue Jay Lyle Overbay.

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last updated: 08/02/09
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Topeka Journal takes at in-depth look at Kansas Jayhawks' wide receiver/quarterback Kerry Meier.

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Syracuse coach Doug Marrone is hearing good things about quarterback Greg Paulus' progress.

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Talented defensive tackle Arthur Jones healthy, ready to start practice for Syracuse football team.

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Chris Steuber of scout.com looks at the Tennessee Titans Top 10 Prospects.

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U.S.C. tailback Joe McKnight has been practicing at defensive back in workouts and would like to play there part-time.

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Illinois junior wide receiver Arrelious Benn has N.F.L. drooling, but he's all about the Illini.

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Publicity-shy Alabama junior linebacker Rolando McClain not thinking about the N.F.L. draft.

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Quick look at speedy Boise State University cornerback Kyle Wilson.

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N.F.L. prospect Jason Fox returns as iron man of Miami Hurricanes' offensive line.

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The Denver Broncos 2007 first round pick Jarvis Moss mulling very early retirement.

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Long way from obscurity: Celebrity rising for talented M.A.C. quarterbacks Tim Hiller and Dan LeFevour.

DD.Comment: According to our sources, Hiller is heading into his senior year with a draft projection in the 3rd to 5th round range. Scouts measured him at 6'4" even and 230 pounds. LeFevour, who was measured at a shade below 6' 3" and 223 pounds at his Pro Day, is rated slighly ahead of Hiller, at this point.

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last updated: 08/01/09
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From time to time we get E-Mail's from prospects (or their families) hoping we can help them get some early N.F.L. draft exposure. There isn't much we can do, other than post links that we know scouts and big time agents read. That's just changed, as our friends that run the Texas vs. Nation All-Star are currently taking nomination requests for their 2010 game. Click here if want to nominate a prospect for the next Texas vs. Nation Game.

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PlayersRep Sports has announced the signing of all 5 2009 draft picks via the twitter accounts of Nate Haber and Andy Simms.

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Our friend Frank Smith from umass74.blogspot.com reports the Minutemen have added two Syracuse transfers, including linebacker Mike Mele.

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Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin cries and begs for forgiveness as L.G.B.T. members call for his firing.

Related Item: There's no place for locker room talk, even in the locker room.

DD.Comment: The opinion piece above was written by the brother of Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe....$169,000 fine? Are we the only ones that think that's a pretty harsh penalty for uttering a politically inappropriate joke?

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Patrick Finley of The Arizona Daily Star looks at U.S.C. linebacker Taylor Mays.

DD.Comment: We've seen quite a few articles about Mays the last few days and this is the first one we linked because it's well written -- it points out his flaws, as well as his obvious talent. The writer is absolutely correct when he notes some N.F.L. teams view Taylor as a potential N.F.L. linebacker, while other teams see him as a future safety. We mentioned in the blog three years ago that Pete Carroll felt Mays would eventually make a great N.F.L. linebacker due to his excellent size/speed combination. In that sense, he's similar to Brian Urlacher, who Tony Dungy has openly admitted he really wanted to draft as a free safety in the spring of 2000 so he could pair him with future Hall of Famer John Lynch in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary. Obviously, Chicago drafted Urlacher and he was bulked up real quickly and moved to middle linebacker. So it will come down to which team drafts him in the first round of the 2010 draft and where they think he best fits their scheme.

Two more quick points: One, while most on the Net are reporting Mays ran between a 4.25 and 4.29 at his Pro Day, N.F.L. scouts currently have him listed at 6' 3", 235 pounds and they "estimate" his 40 time at 4.50. That's not surprising, when you consider U.S.C.'s track is so blazing fast that even their place-kicker ran sub 4.5's the last two springs. Teams adjust 40 times based on surface and weather conditions sometimes...Two, it doesn't surprise us that Mays made the remark that he returned to U.S.C. to improve as a football player, not just to attend parties and chase girls. Several months back Tony Pauline of TFY noted Mays primarily returned to school because he fell in love with a cheerleader. Obviously, that's not what N.F.L. scouts want to hear, so he's trying hard to down play that.

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St. Louis Rams Rookie Notes: Chris Ogbonnaya busy as lone running back at first two practices.

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Arkansas running back Broderick Green will not have to sit out a season after transferring from U.S.C.

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Underrated U.C.L.A. middle linebacker Reggie Carter ranks the Top 6 Pac-10 Running Backs.

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Stanford tailback Toby Gerhart, who's currently regarded as a 2nd or 3rd round prospect by scouts, throws a lot of praise at Cardinal fullback Owen Marecic.

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