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last updated: 07/31/14

Ohio State tight end and 'Work Out Warrior' Jeff Heuerman continues to impress; tops team in bench press.


Ex-Texas A&M defensive end Gavin Stansbury transfering to Houston and will be eligible to play immediately.

*** blogger takes a closer look at Syracuse University linebacker and N.F.L. prospect Cameron Lynch.


Bleacher Report's draft writer does a in-depth scouting report for potential #1 overall pick Brandon Scherff.


Versatile Venric Marks makes the list, as Dane Brugler looks at some top prospects from Northwestern University .


Rant Sports draft writer takes a quick glance at several N.F.L. prospects from the University of South Carolina.

last updated: 07/30/14

Ameer Abdullah ranks second, as Dane Brugler lists his top prospects from the University of Nebraska.


T.C.U. star defensive end Devonte Fields denies assaulting ex-girlfriend, might be welcomed back to team.

*** Tyler Lockett from Kansas State makes Chris Burke's list of the Top Big 12 Conference Prospects.


Quarterback Shane Carden makes Chris Burke's list of the Top American Athletic Conference Prospects.


Fansided writer does a quick scouting report for Georgia Tech linebacker and pro prospect Quayshawn Nealy.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Small School Linebacker Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1)LeRon Furr ~ Fort Valley State (Oklahoma State Transfer)

2)Tyler Zimmer ~ Seton Hill University

3)Quinn Backus ~ Coastal Carolina University

4)Ronnell Williams ~ West Chester University

5)Dan Sullivan ~ Monmouth University

6)Isaiah Fleming ~ Cheyney University

7)Brian Sourber ~ Shippensburg University

8)Nick Richardson ~ Abiline Christian University

9)Davis Tull ~ University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (College Defensive End)

10)Blake Baker ~ Lenoir-Ryne College (College Defensive End)

Other Notables who have caught the attention of pro scouts:

Andrew Carter, South Carolina State (College Defensive End)

Justin Shirk, Bloomsburg University

Darius Allen, Colorado State-Pueblo University (College Defensive End)

Stephen Hodge, Fordham University

Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State (College Defensive End)

DD.comment: Overall this appears to be a fairly mediocre group of small school linebacker prospects. LeRon Furr, an Oklahoma State transfer, heads the list and is currently considered a latter round prospect. But he's the type of player that could easily see his draft stock climb with a strong senior year and solid workouts. Off-field issues, which popped up while he was still at Oklahoma State, are something scouts will need to investigate.

Quinn Backus is ranked higher by most others (potential Day 3 pick), but his glaring lack of size (5'10", 215) is something that may concern scouts, if he can't project as a pro safety....Dan Sullivan, who was declared ineligible last season, is an interesting prospect to watch going forward due to his size, strength and athletic ability. Sullivan gained some Youtube attention with This Amazing 65 Inch Box Jump a few years ago.

last updated: 07/29/14

Pro Prospect Kevin Rodgers makes 2014 Preseason D2 All-America Football Team.


6'9" Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman makes list of Big 12 Breakout Players for 2014.


Tailback David Cobb ranks first, as Dane Brugler lists his top prospects from the University of Minnesota.


Dan Parr, Michigan State University quarterback Connor Cook patterns game after Tom Brady.

*** writer does a quick break down for Central Michigan guard and pro prospect Andy Phillips.

last updated: 07/28/14

Nevada-Reno defensive end and N.F.L. prospect Brock Hekking says he was offered a deal with W.W.E.


Montana Standard looks at Montana Grizzlies' star defensive end and N.F.L. prospect Zach Wagenmann.


Junior cornerback Trae Waynes ranks third, as Dane Brugler lists his top prospects from Michigan State.


Bleacher Report Featured Columnist: Every N.F.L. Team's Best Undrafted Free Agent in Camp This Year.

*** insider takes a closer look at Baylor middle linebacker and N.F.L. prospect Bryce Hager.


Bill Livingston: The hits Ohio State's Braxton Miller takes in rushing and the misses he makes in passing.

*** writer does a scouting report for Rice defensive end and N.F.L. prospect Christian Covington.


Brent Yarina, Senior Editor: University of Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff is a 'football freak'.


Dan Wolken, USA Today Feature Story: Private Coaches Growing Influence on College Quarterbacks.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Small School Defensive End Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1)LeBrandon Richardson ~ Bethune-Cookman University (Central Florida Transfer)

2)Lynden Trail ~ Norfolk State University (Florida Transfer)

3)Ryan Delaire ~ Towson State University

4)Zach Wagenmann ~ University of Montana

5)Nick Napolitano ~ Wingate University

6)Mike Reilly ~ College of William & Mary

7)Zach Hodges ~ Harvard University (Outside Linebacker)

8)Will Schwarz ~ Saginaw Valley State (Central Michigan Transfer)

9)Chris Randolph ~ Johnson C. Smith University

10)Adrian Dinkins ~ Delta State University

DD.comment: Overall this appears to be a fairly strong group of small school defensive end prospects, at least at the top. F.B.S. transfers LeBrandon Richardson and Lynden Trail both go into their senior seasons with Day 3 draft projections and fast-rising Towson star Ryan Delaire is right behind them, according to our league sources.

Zach Wagenmann is also a prospect that scouts like and could be the next Montana Grizzlies defensive star to be drafted. Mike Napolitano is a similar prospect to Wagenmann in terms of size and athletic ability, but just isn't getting as much attention at Wingate. At this point, he's seen as potential priority free agent....As we've noted before, much can change going forward, as these players must all impress as seniors, then fare well in all-star games and workouts if they hope to be drafted.

last updated: 07/27/14

In-depth look at Ohio State quarterback Baxton Miller, who says he received a 3rd round projection from scouts.


Up close and personal look at Iowa left tackle and potential 2015 N.F.L. Draft first overall pick Brandon Scherff.


Ex-N.F.L. scout Greg Gabriel breaks down Georgia tailback Todd Gurley; gives him a 2nd-3rd round projection.

last updated: 07/26/14

Oregon Ducks' freshman wide receiver Devon Allen ranks first on list of The Five Fastest Players in the Pac-12.


Billings Gazette: Portand State's Cornelius Edison heads list of Top 10 Big Sky Conference Offensive linemen.


Phillip Dorsett's 4.21/40 ranks first, as Miami Hurricanes dazzle with impressive displays of speed and strength.

*** Fresno State senior safety Derron Smith leads list of 5 Mountain West Players to Watch.


Tight end Devin Funchess ranks first, as Dane Brugler lists his top prospects from the University of Michigan.


The Arizona Republic takes a closer look at rising A.S.U. junior wide receiver and N.F.L. prospect Jaelen Strong .


With 6'7" N.F.L. prospect Lynden Trail leading the way, Norfolk State expects to have a formidable defense.


Fringe N.F.L. running back prospect Joe Bergeron has been dismissed from Texas' team for violating team rules.


Stanford coach David Shaw: Junior Andrus Peat can be best offensive tackle prospect since Jonathan Ogden.


Greenvilleonline looks at the Furman Paladins offense, led by star tailback and pro prospect Hank McCloud .

last updated: 07/25/14

Our rankings continue: Top Senior Defensive End Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Cedric Reed ~ University of Texas

2) Ishaq Williams ~ University of Notre Dame (Outside Linebacker)

3) Tony Washington ~ University of Oregon

4) Alvin Dupree ~ University of Kentucky

5) Trey Flowers ~ University of Arkansas

6) Anthony Chickillo ~ University of Miami-Florida

7) Henry Anderson ~ Stanford University

8) Markus Golden ~ University of Missouri

9) Lorenzo Mauldin ~ University of Louisville (Outside Linebacker)

10) Jermauria Rasco ~ Louisiana State University


Top Honorable Mentions:

Brock Hekking ~ University of Nevada-Reno

Ray Drew ~ University of Georgia

Frank Clark ~ University of Michigan

Corey Crawford ~ Clemson University

LeBrandon Richardson ~ Bethune-Cookman University (Central Florida Transfer)

last updated: 07/24/14

Stefon Diggs ranks first, as Dane Brugler lists his top prospects from the University of Maryland.

*** Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota can run, but is looking to get to N.F.L. with arm.

*** Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker ready for high-octane season.


The Los Angeles Times: Leonard Williams is expected to anchor a strong U.S.C. defensive line.

*** Video: Linebacker Derrick Malone on his expanding role as a leader on defense.

last updated: 07/23/14

Pro linebacker prospect Michael Orakpo listed on recently announced Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Teams.


Brandon Scherff leads the way, as Dane Brugler of CBS Sports lists his top prospects from University of Iowa.


ESPN Wisconsin features quarterback/safety Tanner McEvoy in their Top 15 Most Important Badgers rankings.


Utah State junior Kyler Fackrell and 50 other F.C.S. linebackers named to early 2014 Butkus Award Watch List.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Outside Linebacker Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Vic Beasley ~ Clemson University

2) Jake Ryan ~ University of Michigan

3) Derrick Malone ~ University of Oregon

4) Xzavier Dickson ~ University of Alabama

5) Jordan Hicks ~ University of Texas

6) James Vaughters ~ Stanford University

7) Mike Hull ~ Penn State University (Middle Linebacker)

8) Norkeithus Otis ~ University of North Carolina

9) Ryan Mueller ~ Kansas State University

10) Travis Hughes ~ University of North Carolina

last updated: 07/22/14

Idaho Vandals dismiss wide receiver Dezmon Epps, who is considered a fringe N.F.L. prospect, after arrest.


Legal problems continue at T.C.U., as Frogs parts ways with star Devonte Fields after assault investigation.


Ray Vinopal ranks 2nd, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top prospects from the University of Pittsburgh.


The Denver Post takes a closer look at Colorado cornerback and potential N.F.L. prospect Greg Henderson.


Tevin Coleman leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top pro prospects from Indiana University.


Chuckie Keeton & Matt Miller listed on recently announced Mountain West Preseason All-Conference Team.

*** writer takes a closer look at a potential break out player for Notre Dame, tight end Durham Smythe.


Syracuse Orange sophomore wide receiver Brisly Estime ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash at practice Monday.


ESPN Wisconsin features promising left tackle Tyler Marz in their Top 15 Most Important Badgers rankings.


Rant Sports: Sophomore defensive end Shaq Lawson will be a impact player for the Clemson Tigers in 2014.


Nearing the end of an underwhelming career at Ohio State, Curtis Grant's legacy hinges upon a lifeline.


After a tumultuous offseason, senior wide receiver Brandon Carter's career at Texas Christian is likely over.

DD.comment: According to our excellent league sources, which we can't disclose, Carter was considered T.C.U.'s top rated senior prospect by many scouts, even with his recent off-field issues. Per our info, Carter was projected as a 4th to 5th round talent heading into his senior season. But, as is the case with all wide receiver prospects, they can rise fast (or drop quickly) based on Combine workouts/40 yard dash times....Nonetheless, being such a problem that you're kicked off our college team is not a good thing and this might really put his promising pro career in jeopardy.

last updated: 07/21/14

Wes Lunt leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top prospects from the University of Illinois.

*** writer does a quick scouting report for Baylor quarterback and N.F.L. prospect Bryce Petty.


Mike Huguenin, Syracuse senior Sean Hickey has shot to be one of the nation's top tackles.

*** Will true freshman Leonard Fournette break Kevin Faulk's career rushing record at L.S.U.?


Deseret News: Linebacker Alani Fua may be next B.Y.U. pass rusher in line to wind up on a path to the draft.


Virginia Tech defensive tackle Luther Maddy says he got a middle-round grade from the N.F.L. scouts last winter.

*** Louisville's Lorenzo Mauldin hopes position switch will make him more valuable in the eyes of scouts.

last updated: 07/20/14
*** Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley has spent offseason getting bigger and dropping into coverage.


Jerry Rice Award winner Cooper Kupp among 20 F.C.S. stars to make early Walter Payton Award Watch List.


Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt among 20 F.C.S. defensive stars to make early Buck Buchanan Award Watch List.


After a sparkling freshman year returning punts, U.N.C. speedster Ryan Switzer wants more chances to score.


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Motivated by his upbringing, Pitt sophomore Tyler Boyd exceeding expectations.


Kenosha News takes a closer look at Michigan State junior cornerback and potential first round pick Trae Waynes.


Frank Bodani: How Penn State University Nittany Lions' junior tight end Jesse James, 'The Freak,' became super.

*** writer takes a quick glance at an intriguing Boston College sophomore linebacker Mike Strizak.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Small School Tight End Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Wesley Powell ~ Tusculum College

2) MyCole Pruitt ~ Southern Illinois (Potential N.F.L. H-Back)

3) Nick Boyle ~ University of Delaware

4) Will Tye ~ Stony Brook (Florida State Transfer)

5) Lucas Hefty ~ Upper Iowa University (Potential N.F.L. H-Back)

6) Harold Spears ~ University of New Hampshire

7) Neal Sterling ~ Monmouth University

8) Matt Lengel ~ Eastern Kentucky

9) Sean Fitzpatrick ~ University of Richmond (North Carolina Transfer)

DD.comment: Overall this does not appear to be a real strong group of small school tight end prospects. Powell and Pruitt are the only two going into their senior years that are currently deemed latter round picks and a few prospects we ranked near the bottom of our list will need real strong final college seasons just to get onto the radar of scouts as undrafted free agents.

As we noted, Powell and Pruitt seem to be the clear cut top two at this point, but both have size issues -- Powell is tough, nimble and athletic and many scouts like the former high school basketball star a lot. But how many players even close to 6' 10" have we seen in the N.F.L. over the years?...Pruitt, on the other hand, is listed at 6' 3" and 250 pounds, so it's more likely he'd have to make the N.F.L. as an H-Back or fullback. And not too many true H-Backs or fullbacks get drafted these days....Nick Boyle from Delaware, who possess prototypical size for an N.F.L. tight end, really came on strong as a junior and is a player we intend to keep a close eye on this season.

last updated: 07/19/14

Tight end Ben Koyack leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top prospects from Notre Dame.

*** college football writer Mike Huguenin has ranked every F.B.S. Quarterback situation from 1-128.

last updated: 07/18/14

Billings Gazette: Southern Utah junior James Cowser heads list of Top 10 Big Sky Conference Defensive linemen.


Deontay Greenberry leads the ways, as writer lists his Top 5 American Athletic Conference Prospects.

*** University of Kentucky senior defensive end Bud Dupree predicts he'll 'blow up' the N.F.L. Combine.


The Advocate: Louisiana State seniors D.J. Welter and Terrence Magee bulking up to shoulder leadership roles.


ESPN looks at Oregon State's Sean Mannion, who got a third-round grade from the N.F.L. Draft Advisory Board.


Bleacher Report's Lead Draft Writer getting some national attention: 'I Just Can't Bring Myself to' Write 'Redskins'.

*** blogger takes a qiuck look at speedy University of Mississippi sophomore wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.

last updated: 07/17/14

ESPN Wisconsin features pro prospect Warren Herring in their Top 15 Most Important Badgers rankings.


Norkeithus Otis leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top prospects from North Carolina.


Albert Breer of the NFL Network Reports: N.F.L. Changing Draft Feedback System for Underclassmen.


Toledo's Junior Sylvestre leads Dane Brugler's list of the Top 10 Mid-American Conference Prospects.

last updated: 07/16/14

Bleacher Report Columnist: New College Football Starters Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2014.


Fox Sports: Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi could be N.F.L.'s next big prospect from 'O-Line U'.


Rice's Christian Covington leads Dane Brugler's list of the Top 9 Conference USA Prospects.


Fox Sports In-Depth Feature Story: How the N.F.L. could Benefit from a Developmental League.


DeVante Parker leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top prospects from Louisville.


Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson claims he got a 3rd round grade from N.F.L. scouts last winter.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Small School Safety Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Jaquiski Tartt ~ Samford University

2) Micheal Johnson ~ Fayetville state

3) Christian Dudzik ~ North Dakota State

4) Daniel Fitzpatrick ~ Tennessee state

5) Matt Hermanson ~ University of Montana

6) Tevin McDonald ~ Eastern Washington (U.C.L.A. Transfer)

7) Colten Heagle ~ North Dakota State

8) Julien David ~ Howard University

9) Tanner Troutman ~ Lycoming College

10) Caleb Schaffitzel ~ Missouri State

Other Notables who have caught the attention of pro scouts:

Dean Marlowe, James Madison

Rich Piekarski, Duquesne University (Ex-Dukes Basketball Guard)

Johnathan Shuler, Austin Peay

Mike Armiento, Colgate University (Cornerback/Safety)

Joe Sarnese, Villanova University

Tyler Thornton, Azusa Pacific.

DD.comment: Draft Daddy has been around since 2004 (blogging and ranking prospects) and we can not remember a group of small school N.F.L. safety prospects as poor as last seasons crop (2014 draft)....That should change for the 2015 Draft, as there are at least 5 or 6 senior small school safeties that are currently considered potential 7th round picks (or better).....Jaquiski Tartt, who is projected in the 4th to 5th round area by scouts right now, leads the way. Tartt is certainly the type of prospect that could rise even higher up the draft boards with a strong senior year and excellent post-season perfomances.

last updated: 07/15/14

Closer look at Notre Dame tight end and potential top 60 overall N.F.L. Draft pick Ben Koyack.


Lorenzo Doss makes Dane Brugler's list of the Top 14 American Athletic Conference Prospects.


Auburn defensive end and pro prospect Carl Lawson to miss most of season after A.C.L. surgery.


Linebacker Benardrick McKinney suggested his junior year at Mississippi State will be his last.


Rant Sports looks at some top N.F.L. Draft prospects on defense for the Louisiana State Tigers.


MMQB/SI: What if Oakland A's All-Star pitcher Jeff Samardzija had quit baseball for football?


Dres Anderson from Utah among the receivers named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List.


Rob Crisp ranks 2nd, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his top prospects from North Carolina State.


With help from Scott Wright, South Bend Tribune looks at some top prospects from Notre Dame.


Hroniss Grasu goes #18 overall to the Chargers in this updated Two Round 2015 N.F.L. Mock Draft.

last updated: 07/14/14

Gil Brandt, Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff could go No. 1 overall in 2015 N.F.L. Draft.


Jay Ajayi makes Dane Brugler's (CBS Sports) list of the Top 15 Mountain West Conference Prospects.

*** draft writer takes a closer look at Memphis defensive end an pro prospect Martin Ifedi .


Anthony Chickillo ranks 3rd, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top Prospects from Miami-Florida.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for Utah State quarterback and N.F.L. prospect Chuckie Keeton.

*** Q&A with Duke Blue Devils' senior wide receiver and N.F.L. Prospect Jamison Crowder.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Quarterback Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Bryce Petty ~ Baylor University

2) Sean Mannion ~ Oregon State University

3) Bo Wallace ~ University of Mississippi

4) Taylor Kelly ~ Arizona State University

5) Bryan Bennett ~ Southeastern Louisiana (Oregon Transfer)

6) Chuckie Keeton ~ Utah State University

7) Braxton Miller ~ Ohio State University

8) Justin Worley ~ University of Tennessee

9) Hutson Mason ~ University of Georgia

10) Devin Gardner ~ University of Michigan

DD.comment: At this point, and it's still very early in the process, Petty and Mannion lead the pack of seniors by a pretty wide margin. Both are considered top 60 overall picks.....After that, every quarterback we listed above is going into their senior year with (at best) a 4th to 6th round projection....That said, Bo Wallace is a guy we intend to watch very closely as a potential fast-riser due to his size and arm strength. But Wallace needs to put the shoulder issues that have negatively affected his play each of the past two seasons behind him as a senior....Braxton Miller is a prospect some scouts view as a future pro quarterback. Many N.F.L. evaluators, however, have him listed as a possible N.F.L. tailback after running for more than 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns the last 3 three years.

last updated: 07/13/14

Respected N.F.L. writer Mike Detillier takes an in-depth look at rising N.F.L. quarterback prospect Bryan Bennett.


Former N.F.L. player and scout Bucky Brooks: Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion already looks 'pro-ready'.


Quarterback guru George Whitfield: Michigan State's Connor Cook in position to take another leap forward this year.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for University of Southern California guard and N.F.L. prospect Aundrey Walker.


last updated: 07/12/14

Isaiah Johnson leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top Prospects from Georgia Tech.

*** Rising South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd reportedly runs a 4.30/40 yard dash.

*** takes a closer look at Southeastern Louisiana quarterback and solid pro prospect Bryan Bennett.

*** South Carolina redshirt senior quarterback Dylan Thompson embracing full-time starter status.

last updated: 07/11/14

In-depth pre-season scouting report for Oregon Ducks center and N.F.L. prospect Hroniss Grasu.


Closer look at East Carolina receiver Justin Hardy, who caught 114 passes for 1,284 yards last season.

*** Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook's confidence has grown a great deal in the past year.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Tight End Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Nick O'Leary ~ Florida State University

2) Ben Koyack ~ University of Notre Dame

3) E.J. Bibbs ~ Iowa State University

4) Jeff Heuerman ~ Ohio State University

5) Brian Vogler ~ University of Alabama (Excellent Blocking TE)

6) Wes Saxton ~ University of South Alabama (H-Back)

7) Connor Hamlett ~ Oregon State University

8) Randall Telfer ~ University of Southern California

9) Jake McGee ~ University of Florida (Virginia Transfer)

10) Clive Walford ~ University of Miami-Florida

last updated: 07/10/14

ESPN: Duke sophomore cornerback/return man DeVon Edwards goes from unknown to elite.


Bleacher Report Writer: Every Top 25 College Football Team's Most Under-the-Radar Player.


Billings Gazette: Senior Ronnie Hamlin heads list of Top 10 Big Sky Conference Linebackers.


Pittsburgh Tribune: Penn State junior tight end Jesse James measures up with best in country.


Virginia Tech's Luther Maddy one of 64 lineman to make early 2014 Outland Trophy Watch List.


Bleacher Report List: 10 Undrafted Free Agents with the best chance of making an N.F.L. roster.


Texas quarterback David Ash makes list of Top 10 Comeback College Players.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for U.S.C. inside linebacker and N.F.L. prospect Hayes Pullard.


Bleacher Report: Why Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is a legit 2014 Heisman Contender.


Breaking News from CBS Sports Draft writer: No players selected in N.F.L.'s Supplemental Draft.

last updated: 07/09/14
*** Photos: Northern Iowa's Xavier Williams heads the list of Top 14 Small School N.F.L. Prospects.


CBS Sports writer breaks down Chase Clayton and 3 other prospects eligible for the 2014 N.F.L. Supplemental Draft.


Fox Sports Feature Story: Running back Melvin Gordon returned to Wisconsin to be remembered, leave legacy.


Jamies Winston leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top Prospects from Florida State University.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for University of Arkansas defensive end and N.F.L. prospect Trey Flowers.


Potential superstar centers Conner McDavid & Jack Eichel top the early list of prospects for the 2015 N.H.L. Draft.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Small School Running Back Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Zach Zenner ~ South Dakota State

2) Hank McCloud ~ Furman University

3) Rob Holloman ~ Central Connecticut (Kent State Transfer)

4) Tarell Watson ~ Azusa Pacific

5) Shaikel Davis ~ Mars Hill University

6) Malcom Agnew ~ Southern Illinois (Oregon State Transfer)

7) Tyler Tonderum ~ Southwest Minnesota State

8) Damarcus James ~ Jacksonville State

9) John Crokett ~ North Dakota State

10a) David Johnson ~ Northern Iowa

10b) Jake Cimolino ~ Colorado Mesa

DD.comment: At this point, Zach Zenner, who rushed for over 2,000 yards as a sophomore and junior, is probably the top rated small school tailback prospect for most teams. Last two years Zenner ran for 183 yards and 203 against F.B.S. schools Kansas and Nebraska -- (almost 9 yards per carry). Imagine how Zach would've fared against Kansas and Nebraska running behind a Big 12 or Big 10 caliber offensive line? We have very little doubt he could be a star tailback for just about any top 40 B.C.S. school...Nonetheless, Zenner is only rated as a borderline 7th round pick at this time, meaning all the others below him are currently viewed as undrafted free agents.

Again, things can change going forward. No reason Zenner or some others in the group we listed can't significantly improve their draft stock with strong senior seasons, coupled with impressive displays at all-star games and great workouts (40 times) at the Combine or at Pro Days...Tarell Watson is also a player we like. Last November Pro Football Hall Famer Jackie Slater compared him to several N.F.L. legends in this Los Angeles Times Feature Story.

last updated: 07/08/14

Prolific South Dakota State tailback and N.F.L. prospect Zach Zenner headlines 2014 Payton Watch List.


Ex-N.F.L. scout Bucky Brooks' Film Room: Clemson's Vic Beasley could thrive in Von Miller-like role.


Mike Florio: Agent says 9 teams attended Pro Day workout for Supplemental Draft prospect Traylon Shead.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for Miami-Florida linebacker and N.F.L. prospect Denzel Perryman.


Rant Sports writer does a quick scouting report for fast-rising Michigan State star Shilique Calhoun.


FoxSports: Texas State star Mike Orakpo makes Bruce Feldman's list of Top 20 'Freaks' in College Football.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for Baylor Bears senior quarterback and N.F.L. prospect Bryce Petty.


Our rankings continue: Top Senior Strong Safety Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Anthony Harris ~ University of Virginia

2) Jordan Richards ~ Stanford University

3) Sam Carter ~ Texas Christian

4) Jaquiski Tartt ~ Samford University

5) Clayton Geathers ~ Central Florida

6) Tyler Hunter ~ Florida State (Serious Neck Concerns for Scouts?)

7) Ibraheim Campbell ~ Northwestern

8) Jared Tevis ~ University of Arizona

9) Robenson Therezie ~ Auburn University

10) John Lowdermilk ~ University of Iowa


Top Honorable Mentions:

Kyshoen Jarrett ~ Virginia Tech

Brison Williams ~ South Carolina

Jeremy Ioane ~ Boise State

Sharrod Golightly ~ South Carolina

Craig Bills ~ Brigham Young

last updated: 07/07/14

Scouting report for ex-Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle and N.F.L. Supplemental Draft prospect Lakendrick Ross.


Titus Davis from Central Michigan leads the ways, as writer lists his Top 5 Mid-American Conference Prospects.

DD.comment: Nice job by the writer in ranking the prospects from the M.A.C. His predictions seem very sound and it's the type of article we like linking in our blog....Using our league sources, we've posted's 'way too early' list of the top senior prospects from the M.A.C., with hulking Buffalo Bulls offensive tackle Jake Silas leading the way. Silas is currently projected as a potential 5th to 6th round pick, but has the chance to raise his stock as a senior.

1) OT Jake Silas ~ University at Buffalo

2) FB Trayion Durham ~ Kent State University

3) SS Dechane Durante ~ Northern Illinois

4) LB Lee Skinner ~ University at Buffalo

5) WR Titus Davis ~ Central Michigan

6) SS Justin Currie ~ Western Michigan

7) RB Jawon Chisom ~ Akron University

8) OG Greg Mancz ~ University of Toledo

9) LB Justin March ~ Akron University

10) OC Trevor Sales ~ University at Buffalo

11) FS Josh Kristoff ~ Ohio University

12) CB Cortney Lester ~ University at Buffalo

13) WR Chris Humphrey ~ Kent State University

14) OG Andre Davis ~ University at Buffalo

15) LB D.J. Lynch ~ Bowling Green University

16) OT Lincoln Hansen ~ Eastern Michigan


Oregon.247sports takes a quick glance at Oregon cornerback and likely first round pick Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

*** Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion working to improve on third-round grade from N.F.L.


Auburn University transfer Christian Westerman looks to make impact at left guard for Arizona State.


Maxwell Football Club announces Maxwell and Bednarik Awards pre-season Watch Lists for 2014.


Vic Beasley selected 6th overall by Dallas in writer's early Two Round N.F.L. Mock Draft.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for Ohio State defensive tackle and N.F.L. prospect Michael Bennett.


Ex-N.F.L. player and scout Bucky Brooks' Film Room: Baylor's Bryce Petty has much to prove to scouts.


A couple weeks ago we decided to start ranking the top seniors for the 2015 N.F.L. Draft. With a lot of help from several good friends, who are very well connected to pro scouts and player personnel men, we began the process of ranking the senior prospects, position-by-position.....Hopefully the rankings we post in the next few weeks will give fans a fairly accurate snapshot of how many N.F.L. scouts currently view the top senior prospects -- none of our sources will go on record regarding the underclassmen.

Doesn't mean things won't change significantly by next year, as the top players still have to stay healthy, perform well as seniors and impress at all-star games, the Combine and personal workouts. Nothing is guaranteed, even for the currently top rated prospects.


Today our rankings continue: Top Senior Fullbacks (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Jalston Fowler ~ University of Alabama

2) Trayion Durham ~ Kent State (Tailback/Fullback)

3) Hunter Joyer ~ University of Florida

4) Joey Iosefa ~ University of Hawaii

5) Malcolm Johnson ~ Mississippi State (H-Back/Fullback)

6) Mark Weisman ~ University of Iowa (Tailback/Fullback)

7) Joe Bergeron ~ University of Texas (Tailback/Fullback)

8) Aaron Ripkowski ~ Oklahoma University (Classic Blocking Back)

9) Jimmay Mundine ~ Kansas University (H-Back/Fullback)

10) Jeremy Meyers ~ Southeastern Louisiana (H-Back/Fullback)

DD.comment: Per our info, Jalston Fowler is currently the only senior fullback that carries a solid draftable grade. Going into his final college season, he's considered a 4th to 5th round pick. Joyer and Durham are behind him, with pre-season (borderline) 7th round grades. After that, it's mostly a collection of bigger tailbacks (with less than ideal speed?) and smallish college tight ends projected as possible pro fullbacks who make up our very early list.

last updated: 07/06/14

In-depth pre-season scouting report for Washington defensive tackle and N.F.L. prospect Danny Shelton.

*** writer gives Florida State offensive tackle Cam Erving a second round N.F.L. Draft projection.


In-depth pre-season scouting report for Texas A&M senior left tackle and N.F.L. prospect Cedric Ogbuehi.


last updated: 07/04/14

Oregon.247sports takes a quick glance at Oregon center and potential first round pick Hroniss Grasu.


Laken Tomlinson leads the way, as CBS Sports draft writer lists his Top Prospects from Duke University.


Bleacher Report: O.J. Howard makes list of 14 College football players Who Will Reach Elite Status in 2014.


With help from league sources, our rankings continue: Top Senior Free Safety Prospects (Bio/Stats links included):

1) Ronald Martin ~ Louisiana State

2) Jermaine Whitehead ~ Auburn University

3) Tra'Mayne Bondurant ~ University of Arizona

4) Anthony Jefferson ~ California, Los Angeles

5) Derron Smith ~ Fresno State

6) Cody Prewitt ~ University of Mississippi

7) Kurtis Drummond ~ Michigan State

8) Corey Cooper ~ Nebraska University

9) Ray Vinopal ~ University of Pittsburgh (Michigan Transfer)

10) Erick Dargan ~ University of Oregon


Top Honorable Mentions:

Micheal Johnson ~ Fayetville state

Detrick Bonner ~ Virginia Tech

Nick Perry ~ University of Alabama

Dechane Durante ~ Northern Illinois

Christian Dudzik ~ North Dakota State

last updated: 07/03/14

Bleacher Report: In-depth and inside look at the Complex World of College Football Recruiting Rankings.


Oregon.247sports takes a quick glance at Oregon left tackle and potential first round pick Tyler Johnstone.


Ex-Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham transfers to Oklahoma; seeks N.C.A.A. waiver to play right away.


Ex-N.F.L. player and scout Bucky Brooks' Film Room: Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu reminiscent of Darrelle Revis.


Billings Gazette: U.C.L.A. transfer Tevin McDonald heads list of Top 10 Big Sky Conference Defensive backs.


North Dakota State's Kevin Vaadeland among 36 F.C.S. stars Named to C.F.P.A. Tight End Watch List.


Kansas City Star: Troubled, former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham visiting Oklahoma.


SBNation writer does an in-depth player profile for University of Miami senior tight end Clive Walford.


Bleacher Report Writer: 10 College football players who can Best Help Their N.F.L. Draft Status in 2014.


Senior Grady Jarrett makes CBS Sports draft writer's list of the Top Prospects from Clemson University.


Bleacher Report: Over, Under Stat Projections for University of Michigan junior tight end Devin Funchess.


Antwan Goodley of Baylor leads the way, as writer lists his Top Big 12 Wide Receiver Prospects.

DD.comment: The writer in the above link did a good ranking the Big 12 wide receivers. If he had Justin McCay and Levi Norwood switch places, it would match up pretty accurately with how N.F.L. scouts currently view the top senior wideouts from the conference, according to our sources....We can't speak for Daje Johnson from Texas, who's an underclassmen.

last updated: 07/01/14
*** Spread offenses help Syracuse linebacker Cameron Lynch make transition from 'undersized' to 'freak'.


Zach Zenner & Quinn Backus among pro prospects named to 2014 Sports Network F.C.S. Preseason All-America Team.

*** In-depth scouting report for Clemson outside linebacker and N.F.L. prospect Vic Beasley.


Lindys Sports: Florida Gators' offense to get a boost from Virginia grad and N.F.L. tight end prospect Jake McGee.


Bleacher Report writer's quick scouting report for promising University of Oregon defensive end Arik Armstead.

*** Photos: 5' 9" New Mexico Lobos' safety/punter makes the list of Top 14 Biggest Hitters in College Football.


Xavier Cooper ranks 1st, as CBS Sports draft tracker lists his Top Prospects from Washington State University.


Former Southern Methodist running back Traylon Snead was ruled eligible for the N.F.L.'s Supplemental Draft.


Peter King of the MMQB looks at Duron Carter and a few more C.F.L. Standouts that N.F.L. teams should Watch.


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