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last updated: 11/27/08
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Junior strong safety Myron Rolle says he will "not" return to Florida State for his senior year.

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Fast-rising sophomore tight end Aaron Hernandez gives the Florida Gators another explosive option.

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The top 2 picks from last spring's N.F.L. draft -- Chris Long and Jake Long -- will go head-to-head tommorow in St. Louis.

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South Carolina tight end Jared Cook, a junior with N.F.L. potential, was benched for not playing hard at Clemson.

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Dan Pompei's Scouts Talk: Top 10 Inside Linebacker Prospects.

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The New York Times looks at Abilene Christian's high impact tailback/N.F.L. prospect Bernard Scott.

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Syracuse defenders Vincenzo Giruzzi and Nick Santiago hope to impress scouts at Pro Day.

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Can former Navy star Kyle Eckel be the short-yardage running back the Philadelphia Eagles have been searching for?

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Versatile undrafted rookie Clifton Smith has made an immediate with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Speedy undrafted rookie linebacker Gary Guyton has done a great job for the New England Patriots.

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A pair of undrafted free agents -- linebacker Chase Blackburn and safey James Butler -- have become impact players for the New York Giants.

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Former L.S.U. star Jacob Hester looking forward to his first N.F.L. start with the San Diego Chargers.

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Besides Aaron Kampman, the Green Bay Packers lack the type of pass rushers needed to win games in the tight N.F.C. North.

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last updated: 11/27/08
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St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora to become the "Mr. Irrelevant" to start a game as a rookie since 1994.

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U.S.C. defensive end Clay Matthews Jr. has gone from a lightly regarded walk-on to a fast-rising NFL prospect.

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The New York Times takes a fascinating look at Abilene Christian quarterback Billy Don Malone, who's considered a legit NFL prospect.

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Virginia Tech Hokies' cornerback Macho Harris greatly improved his draft stock by returning for his senior season.

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Texas junior quarterback Colt McCoy has stated he will declare early if given a first or second round projection by the NFL advisory committee.

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Florida State junior defensive end Everette Brown has reportedly run a 4.5 second 40-yard dash.

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Todd McShay of ESPN notes Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas is a prospect on the rise; then lists his Top 32 Draft Prospects.

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Does Alabama junior left tackle Andre Smith have a reasonable chance at becoming the first overall pick?

DD.comment: The ranking of top SEC linemen Michael Oher and Andre Smith could be among the tighter calls of 2009. There is a clear and growing backlash to Oher's book and movie exposure, as well as his learning disability. Meanwhile, many estimates have Smith as slightly heavier, shorter and less athletic than Oher. As usual, we will withhold ranking them together until juniors officially declare, but this thing probably won't be settled until the combine and pro day workouts. Similar to the comparison between Big 10 cornerbacks Malcolm Jenkins and Vontae Davis, and Big 12 wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin, it could come down to personal preference and fitting a system, as these are all likely elite picks.

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Why high school recruiting gurus are better than NFL scouts at finding talent.

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No surprise, NFL scouts already like Alabama's talented true freshman wide receiver Julio Jones.

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New York Newsday looks at Penn State guard Rich Ohrnberger, who's considered a potential mid-round NFL prosect.

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Alabama junior defensive tackle Terrence Cody appears to be fully recovered from his knee injury.

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last updated: 11/27/08
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DD.com contributor Josh Buchanan has updated his list of Top 60 Small School Prospects.

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Scouts Buzz: Josh Buchanan looks at 16 small school stars that have Impressed NFL Scouts this season.

DD.comment: In the link above, Josh reports Sam Houston quarterback Rhett Bomar has accepted a invitation to the Senior Bowl.

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Nevada-Reno wide receiver Marko Mitchell has been invited to play in the 84th Annual East-West Shrine Game.

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L.A. Times: Southern Cal's hard-hitting junior safety Taylor Mays could go pro after this season, but he's not ruling out a return.

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Texas Longhorns' junior quarterback Colt McCoy will consider leaving school early for the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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In-depth look at "unselfish" Georgia Bulldogs' fullback Brannan Southerland.

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Pro scouts like hard-working Florida State defensive end Neefy Moffett; project him as a latter round pick or free agent.

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Faith and football drive Virginia running back Cedric Peerman, who's currently considered a middle-round N.F.L. prospect.

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DD.com contributor Josh Buchanan names his Small School Players of the Week.

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Iron Bowl: Coaches, scouts size up Alabama's and Auburn's strengths, weaknesses.

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last updated: 11/26/08
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Pro Football Weekly writer looks at the current buzz regarding several Draftable Prospects.

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Sporting News: Ole Miss defensive tackle Peria Jerry has seen his draft stock soar this season.

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University of Tennessee defensive tackle Dan Williams has drawn raves from N.F.L. scouts all season, but the junior isn't going to rush into any decisions.

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Georgia Bulldogs' defensive tackle Corvey Irvin has earned an invite to the Senior Bowl.

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Southern Utah University cornerback DeWayne Lewis has been selected to participate in this year's East Coast Bowl.

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Brunner's Blog: 49ers' area scout Todd Brunner writes about his travels as he Scouts East Coast Prospects.

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Feature guest writer Paul G's players "Who Caught My Eye" in weeks 12 and 13, content exclusive to Draft Daddy.

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Texas Longhorns' senior defensive end Brian Orakpo is still making up for lost time.

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U.C.L.A. might have a tough time preventing junior cornerback Alterraun Verner from testing the NFL waters.

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Auburn junior defensive linemen Sen'Derrick Marks and Antonio Coleman are opposing personality types, but both hate losing.

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Alabama true freshman Dont'a Hightower was able to step up early in his college career.

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In a seven-day span, Oklahoma senior left guard Duke Robinson had a baby daughter and was named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy.

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North Carolina State defensive end Willie Young says he hasn't given any thought to leaving for the N.F.L. draft after this season.

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Speedy sophomore running back LeSean McCoy says he will "definitely" return to Pitt next season.

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Will South Florida defensive end George Selvie, a junior, enter the 2009 N.F.L. draft?

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Pat Forde: Fast-rising junior quarterback Nate Davis helps Ball State reach new heights.

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Who will replace Florida's Percy Harvin next season if, as expected, he enters the 2009 N.F.L. draft?

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Closer look at Navy fullback/N.F.L. prospect Eric Kettani, who has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

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last updated: 11/25/08
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Washington State wide receiver Brandon Gibson has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

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University of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford says he might leave school early for the 2009 NFL draft.

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Prolific North Carolina linebacker Mark Paschal advised to give up football after a recent spinal cord injury.

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As we predicted in the blog a few weeks ago (11/7), Stanford tailback Toby Gerhart is leaning towards a career in pro baseball.

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Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti says Ducks' star defensive end Nick Reed will likely be moved to linebacker when he gets to the N.F.L.

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The L.A. Times takes an in-depth look at U.S.C. linebacker Brian Cushing, who once planned on playing for Notre Dame.

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Three Auburn juniors, including cornerback Jerraud Powers, have been mentioned as possible selections in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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With the academic misconduct scandal behind him, linebacker Dekoda Watson sees a bright future at Florida State University.

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Talented Ole Miss left tackle Michael Oher says he's happy that returned for his senior season.

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Oklahoma junior tight end Jermaine Gresham shows speed and Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Peria Jerry shows power.

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Former Eagles kick returner Jeremy Bloom heads back to skiing.

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Several major college football awards (Outland, Maxwell, Bednarik, etc.) have announced their 3 finalists.

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Syracuse junior defensive tackle Arthur Jones was named Big East defensive player of the week with his performance against Notre Dame.

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Penn State sophomore defensive end Aaron Maybin and 9 others made first team all Big Ten.

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last updated: 11/24/08
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Clemson Tigers' wide receiver Aaron Kelly has gone from a lightly recruited 'afterthought' to an A.C.C. star.

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Central Arkansas quarterback Nathan Brown has received an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

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South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier would not be surprised if the Gamecocks Lose a Few Key Juniors to the N.F.L. next year.

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University of Virginia star Clint Sintim is making a name for himself at linebacker, but he once hoped to be the next Emmitt Smith.

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Tony Pauline of SI.com looks at 11 draftable prospects in his weekly Risers & Sliders feature.

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Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes Pitt Panthers' tailback LeSean McCoy will enter the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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Clemson's high-impact junior defensive end Ricky Sapp is out for the season after suffering a partially torn ACL.

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Smallish Purdue strong safety Frank Duong hopes an N.F.L. team will give him a contract next spring.

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Auburn Tigers' senior center Jason Bosley, who "only" weighs 273 pounds, gets ready to face 365 pound nose tackle Terrence Cody this weekend.

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Future N.F.L. Hall of Fame safety John Lynch talks about how difficult things were -- fighting grumpy teammates on planes and losing games -- during the mid-1990's in Tampa.

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last updated: 11/23/08
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Junior defensive tackle Jared Odrick, whose name has come up as a potential early entry in the N.F.L. draft, said he'll be back at Penn State for his senior year.

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Injured University of Georgia defensive tackle Jeff Owens not sure if he'll enter the N.F.L. draft or try for a medical redshirt.

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Naples Daily News: Should quarterback Tim Tebow stay in school or leave early for the N.F.L. draft?

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In-depth look at South Carolina's talented junior tight end Jared Cook, who reportedly has run the 40 yard dash in 4.37 seconds.

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Rumor or Fact: University of Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes will leave early for the N.F.L. because he needs a pro salary to get a lawyer for his imprisoned brother?

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Furman Paladins' senior left tackle Joel Bell hopes he'll be selected in the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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University of Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez throws a lot of praise at Ohio State tailback Chris Wells.

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Herb Gould: Barring something highly unusual, junior cornerback Vontae Davis has played his last game at Illinois.

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Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Pro Football Weekly: Oakland Raiders' cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha withers away as great player on a bad team.

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last updated: 11/22/08
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SCPlaybook.com takes an in-depth look at 5 U.S.C. Trojans that have elevated their stock the most this season.

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Gifted junior cornerback D.J. Moore shines in Vanderbilt's loss to in-state rival Tennessee.

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Rising N.F.L. prospect Ramses Barden snares 6 receptions for 83 yards in Cal-Poly's 36-35 loss to Wisconsin.

DD.comment: One of our inside sources told us Ramses Barden compares favorably to ex-Northern Colorado star Vincent Jackson, who was picked in the 2nd round of 2005 N.F.L. draft by the San Diego Chargers. Actually, our source hinted that Barden, who also runs track at Cal-Poly, "might play" a little faster than Jackson. Also, it must be noted when Jackson, Reed Doughty and Brad Pyatt were all impressing scouts at U.N.C. a few years ago, the program was making the transition from Division II to 1-AA. Cal-Poly has been a top notch F.C.S. program for a while now, so Barden has faced better competition than Jackson did during his college career.

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University of Michigan junior defensive end Brandon Graham isn't talking about leaving early for the N.F.L. Draft.

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Senior offensive guard Curtis Crouch is no longer on North Carolina State's football team.

DD.comment: According to our sources, N.F.L. scouts had given Curtis Crouch a 5th to 7th round projection coming into the season. This situation can't help his draft stock.

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L.S.U. defensive end Kirston Pittman, a sixth-year senior, says he received a 3rd to 4th round projection from N.F.L. scouts following the 2007 season.

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Dan Pompei's Scout Talk: Top 10 Senior Outside Linebackers.

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6' 7', 280 pound defensive end Zach Potter has quietly had a very solid senior season for Nebraska.

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Hard-working Penn State wide receiver Deon Butler has gone from a irrelevant walk-on to a solid N.F.L. prospect in four years.

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Rutgers' sophomore running back Joe Martinek says he ran a 4.40 the last time he ran the yard dash.

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Cal-Davis' senior offensive linemen Jon Compas has caught the eye of pro scouts.

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Norfolk State's senior wide receiver Jamar Johnson hopes to catch the attention of N.F.L. teams.

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University of San Diego wide receiver John Matthews thinks being a walk-on is another obstacle he'll have to face to impress pro scouts.

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University of Idaho punter T.J. Conley leads the nation with an average of 47.2 yards an attempt, and he's hoping for an N.F.L. career.

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Several plug-in veterans have helped power the Baltimore Ravens Defense.

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Despite the fact he's only played in four games this season, defensive end Jeff Charleston ranks among New Orleans' sack leaders.

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Closer look at physically imposing San Diego State wide receiver Darren Mougey.

DD.comment: We get a lot of information from insiders (scouts, agents, ect.) regarding the senior prospects, but we haven't got a lot of feedback regarding Mougey, which surprises us a bit. Anyway, we believe he could be a wide receiver at the next level, kind of like a taller version of Kevin Walter (Texans). But our guess is he'll be used as some sort of H-Back in the N.F.L. Mougey reminds us of a former University of Washington wide out named Eric Bjornson, who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 and then converted to tight end....Also, as the article above states, Mougey was a former quarterback for the Aztecs. Here's a great article about him Training with N.F.L. star Donovan McNabb back in the summer of 2004. Notice how big, strong and physically fit Darren looked as a 18 year old standing next to McNabb, who was already a N.F.L. star at that point.

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last updated: 11/21/08
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Northern Illinois defensive end Larry English has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

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Closer look at New Mexico State's small, but very fast, senior wide receiver Chris Williams.

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DD.com friend Josh Buchanan looks at the Top D-II & DIII Performers this season.

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Four F.C.S. stars Added To Payton Watch List; Two more F.C.S. stars Added to Buchanan Watch List.

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Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel inspired Arkansas transfer Mitch Mustain to choose U.S.C. for its style of play.

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Morgan State coach thinks speedy sophomore cornerback Darren McKhan has the potential to be a Future First Round Pick.

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Cal-Davis' talented sophomore quarterback Greg Denham hopes he'll have a Future in the N.F.L.

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Injured Mississippi State linebacker Jamar Chaney will seek a medical redshirt and will not declare for the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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Hard-hitting University of Toldeo strong safety Barry Church says he will not declare early for the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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The Boston Globe reports the draft stock of Boston College defensive tackle Busari Raji Jr. is on the rise.

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Arizona Wildcats' sophomore tight end Rob Gronkowski is already being compared to Jeremy Shockey and Kellen Winslow.

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Boston Herald: N.F.L. teams are paying a lot of attention to fast-rising Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti.

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Senior defensive end Ian Campbell recalls the ups and downs he experienced at Kansas State.

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The Birmingham News takes a closer look at U.A.B.'s top pro prospect, safety Will Dunbar.

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N.F.L. Draft stock fluctuates for several Fresno State Seniors.

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Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says NFL scouts have told him Cal-Poly star Ramses Barden could be a "first-round pick".

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N.F.L. scouts have been impressed with the special teams prowess displayed by Wisconsin fullback Bill Rentmeester.

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Fast-rising Denver Broncos' rookie Peyton Hillis thrilled to be getting a shot as an N.F.L. tailback.

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Denver Post looks at rookie Spencer Larsen, who is currently starting for the Broncos at fullback and linebacker.

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Former Troy Trojans' superstar Leodis McKelvin tabbed to start at cornerback this weekend for the Buffalo Bills.

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last updated: 11/20/08
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ESPN.com: Top 25 N.F.L. Rookies

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Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh tells USA Today he would not trade his star Toby Gerhart for any of the tailbacks on U.S.C.'s roster.

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Respected NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt thinks Ole Miss left tackle Michael Oher is as talented as Jake Long.

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The San Antonio Express-News looks at Sam Houston State quarterback/N.F.L. prospect Rhett Bomar.

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Interesting draft profile of Florida senior wide receiver Louis Murphy

DD.comment: As we've been noting since June, Murphy received a first round grade from Blesto and National Scouting coming into the season due to his unique blend of size (6' 2", 200), speed (4.40) and overall athletic ability. Now, that does not guarantee he'll be first round pick in the 2009 N.F.L. draft, particularly if several talented underclassmen declare at the position. But fans should note N.F.L. scouts really like this players' raw skills.

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N.F.L. teams are paying a lot of attention to fast-rising Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti.

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Pro Football Weekly writer looks at the current buzz regarding 10 Draftable Prospects.

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Fast-rising junior defensive tackle Vincent Oghobaase could fulfill his promise, and give Duke a boost, by making it to the N.F.L.

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Louisville Cardinals' quarterback Hunter Cantwell reflects on his college career; looks forward to playing in the N.F.L.

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Savannah State safety Javorris Jackson, who is the brother N.F.L. veteran Grady Jackson, chosen to play in the East Coast Bowl.

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The Lodi News-Sentinel is reporting Azusa Pacific senior wide receiver Jon Davis has been invited to play in the Annual East Coast Bowl.

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Veteran safety Stuart Schweigert really isn't sure how his career got derailed so suddenly, but now his focus is getting it back on track with the Detroit Lions.

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Hard-hitting Terence Moore gives the Troy Trojans many options on defense.

DD.comment: According to our sources, Terence Moore came into the season with a latter round projection from scouts. He could be considered a bit of a "tweener", however, as scouts have him listed at only about 6' 1", 218 pounds and timed him in the mid-4.7's. That's a little small for a linebacker and the speed is not ideal for a safety. Nonetheless, he's a good player, who works and plays very hard, so he may be a solid N.F.L. contributor in the right spot. Also, if he can shave his 40 time down into the 4.6's, that would not be awful for a strong safety prospect. As we've noted a million times, the folks in the mainstream media have done a great job of deluding fans into believing only players that run sub 4.5's play defensive back, tailback and wide receiver in the N.F.L. That's not even close to being true.

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Closer look at University of Maine star Jovan Belcher, who's on the radar of N.F.L. scouts.

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Draft Daddy is pleased to announce a radio appearance today, at 12:35pm EST on Houston's 790 AM the Sports Animal, talking draft with the Monsters of Mid-Day. Live Stream Here.

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Auburn junior defensive end Antonio Coleman is too focused on the Iron Bowl to talk about declaring early.

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Oklahoma sophomore defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is a Wooden Cup semi-finalist.

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Oklahoma junior tight end Jermaine Gresham is one of eight semi-finalists for the John Mackey award.

DD.comment: The above average nature of this year's tight end crop is apparent while looking at this list. There should be several first-day selections among this group.

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South Florida junior quarterback Matt Grothe intends to petition the NFL draft advisory council for an evaluation after the season.

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Despite a costly interception on the game's final drive, Central Michigan senior quarterback Dan LeFevour had an impressive game against Ball State last night.

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The Bronko Nagurski award finalists have been announced; the field has been narrowed down to Texas senior defensive end Brian Orakpo and four others.

Related Link: TCU junior defensive end Jerry Hughes leads the nation in sacks and is also a Nagurski finalist.

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Ohio State senior linebacker James Laurinaitis reflects upon his first game actions as a freshman against Michigan.

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The draft stock of Northern Illinois senior defensive end Larry English is on the rise.

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Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and New England Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli were among those present at Georgia practice yesterday.

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Michigan State senior strong safety Otis Wiley remains focused on his team's goals.

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last updated: 11/19/08
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Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden believes junior safety Myron Rolle is not ready to leave school early for the NFL draft.

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Several prominent Ohio State seniors want backup quarterback Todd Boeckman to start against Michigan.

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Portland State head coach Jerry Glanville believes his star linebacker, Andrew Schantz, can play in the NFL for 10 years.

DD.comment: Coming into the season, Schantz was graded as a draftable prospect by both of the NFL's major scouting services. He measured in at 6' 1", 225 pounds, with a listed 40 time between 4.76 and 4.80. His early round projection was 6th to 7th round.

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An actual NFL scout talks about Ohio State linebackers James Laurinaitis and Marcus Freeman.

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Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree stays focused on winning a national title; says he's not thinking about the 2009 NFL draft.

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Each day is a gift for Oregon State wide receiver Sammie Stroughter, who says his 2007 ordeal made him a better person.

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Nevada-Reno linebacker Josh Mauga has already been tabbed to play in the annual East-West Shrine game, according to today's Lahontan Valley News.

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Anonymous NFL scout thinks University of Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford could be the first pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

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South Florida quarterback Matt Grothe says he will leave early for the NFL if he gets a favorable projection from scouts.

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Will talented Ohio State tailback Chris Wells leave school early and enter the 2009 NFL draft?

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Is fast-rising junior Shonn Greene the best running back to ever play for the Iowa Hawkeyes?

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Newsday asks how a cornerback with so much obvious NFL potential, like Stony Brook junior Chris Richards, could find himself at a small F.C.S. school on Long Island?

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Jackson State defensive end Marcus Bernard hopes to support his family by landing a high-paying job in the NFL next fall.

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Q&A with University of Alabama defensive end Bobby Greenwood.

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First choices were great, but rookies taken in the final rounds of last spring's draft are Saving the Denver Broncos' season

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last updated: 11/18/08
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YouTube Video: University of Texas star Jordan Shipley imitates Superman on fake field goal attempt.

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Georgia Bulldogs' junior defensive tackle Geno Atkins has said he will not leave school early for the 2009 NFL draft.

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The Chicago Bears most recent 7th round pick, wide receiver Marcus Monk, will soon join the Arkansas Razorbacks' basketball team.

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Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh believes speedy tailback Anthony Kimble will play in the N.F.L.

DD.comment: Link above also notes Stanford senior defensive end Pannel Egboh has been invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

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University of Michigan muscleman Will Johnson anchors the Wolverines' 4-2-5 defensive scheme.

DD.comment: The article above is a few days old, but it was just sent to us by a reader who wanted to know if Will Johnson is really considered a serious N.F.L. draft prospect? According to our sources he is. Johnson, who N.F.L. scouts have listed running the 40 yard dash in 4.80 seconds, which is excellent for a 6' 5", 280 pounder, was ranked among the top 60 seniors, with a 4th round projection, by one the N.F.L.'s major scouting services coming into the season. Per our opinion, we think his ultimate draft stock will depend on how he's perceived by N.F.L. teams. If they see him as a standard 4-3 defensive tackle that can push the pocket, that could help raise his stock a bit. If they view him as a 3-4 defensive end (space eater), that could harm his stock a bit, because fewer teams run that base defense.

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Speaking of N.F.L. caliber defensive tackle prospects, one of our West Coast sources has heard Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji will receive an invite to the Senior Bowl. The source also told us that fellow B.C. defensive tackle Ron Brace has received an invite to the East-West Shrine Game, but is still hoping for a Senior Bowl invite, which we believe he deserves.

DD.comment: Teammate B.J. Raji might get more press clippings, but Brace is a stout space filler in his own right, boasting above average pass-rush ability. Brace plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage and is versatile enough to contribute at the next level in both 1 and 2 gap systems. Pending workouts, Brace should be a solid N.F.L. draft pick on the cusp between first and second day.

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Will speedy Clemson running back C.J. Spiller leave early for the N.F.L. draft?

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Scouts Buzz (Week 12): Josh Buchanan looks at few dozen small school stars that have Impressed NFL Scouts this season.

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DD.com contributor Josh Buchanan's updated list of Top 60 Small School Prospects.

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Tony Pauline of SI.com looks at 14 draftable prospects in his weekly Risers & Sliders feature.

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The Topeka Capital-Journal: Will Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, a junior, enter the to the 2009 NFL draft?

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As we've noted in the blog several times since the summer, NFL scouts like Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman as a potential wide receiver/return specialist.

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The San Francisco Chronicle takes a quick look at Stanford's two-sport star Toby Gerhart.

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Florida State place-kicker/punter Graham Gano is hoping for an invite to the Senior Bowl.

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last updated: 11/17/08
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Scouts Buzz: Josh Buchanan looks at 30 small school stars that have Impressed NFL Scouts this season.

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Our friend Josh Buchanan looks at the top contenders for the F.C.S.'s Offensive and Defensive player of the year awards.

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University of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly says his redshirt junior quarterback Tony Pike looks like an NFL prospect.

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One of our sources, who knows Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody personally, just sent us this E-Mail message: [Cody] just put up on his Facebook page he's coming back for his senior year!

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Will the struggling Detroit Lions go 0-16 this season?

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last updated: 11/16/08
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Liberty Flames' quarterback Brock Smith has caught the attention of pro scouts.

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William & Mary quarterback Jake Phillips hopes to be playing in the N.F.L. next fall.

DD.comment: As the article mentions, Jake's brother, John Phillips, is considered a draftable N.F.L. prospect. Coming into the season, scouts had him running a 4.65 40 yard dash, which is excellent for an athlete a shade over 6' 5" and 250 pounds. He was only projected as 5th to 7th rounder when the season began, but his draft stock might be climbing as he's enjoying a very strong senior season for head coach Al Groh.

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Q&A with currently injured University of Kentucky wide receiver Dicky Lyons Jr.

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Ohio State wide receivers Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline possess next level talent, but their stats have dipped dramatically with a freshman quarterback behind center.

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Long-time DD.com reader/friend Daniel Lightner, a student at Wisconsin-Whitewater, recently sent us a list of 63 N.F.L. Starters that are ex-Practice Squad members.

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Dan Pompei's Scout Talk: Top 10 Defensive Tackle Prospects.

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Respected Sports Illustrated writer/N.F.L. expert Paul Zimmerman does a great job with his Mid-Season N.F.L. All-Pro Team.

DD.comment: Just a couple years ago this blogger was channel surfing and got a nice surprise when I caught a younger Dr. Z on the Game Show Network. Well before he was a noted SI writer and ESPN contributor, he was a contestant (imposter) on To Tell The Truth. Best guess is it aired in the early 1970's.

Speaking of the Game Show Network, we recently found these rare clips of a much younger Brian Billick on a episode (aired October 1977) of Match Game PM: Billick Part I; Billick Part II.

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last updated: 11/15/08
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Clemson senior wide receiver Aaron Kelly has broken the all-time ACC career receptions record.

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Michigan junior defensive end Brandon Graham has been a stand-out despite the Wolverine's tough season.

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Interesting early one round mock draft from DraftInfo.

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Florida junior wide receiver Percy Harvin "made alot of NFL money" against South Carolina.

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Cincinnati senior cornerback Mike Mickens added to his school record with the 14th interception of his career.

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Could LSU guard Herman Johnson be a first round selection?

DD.comment: One won't find many mock drafts with that occurring but it should be noted that Johnson handled Alabama NT Terrance Cody. Admittedly, Cody probably wasn't 100%, but there's no mistaking the physics of the matchup. Johnson (and Oklahoma guard George "Duke" Robinson) are unique prospects, there are not players like them in future classes.

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Louisiana-Monroe senior quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster has accounted for over 2400 yards of total offense to date.

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Arizona junior left tackle Eben Britton versus Oregon pass rusher Nick Reed is a matchup to watch in today's Pac-10 action.

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Texas A&M-Commerce senior defensive back Courtney Edmond had 10 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FF and 3 PD, good enough for co-Lone Star Conference defensive player of the week.

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Anonymous NFL Scout: Alabama sophomore linebacker Rolando McClain is better prospect than both Ray Maualuga of Southern Cal and James Laurinitis of Ohio State.

Related Link: Was Alabama sophomore linebacker Ronaldo McClain involved in a frat-house fight?

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last updated: 11/13/08
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Multi-talented freshman tailback Joe Martinek claws for playing time at Rutgers.

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Tulane offensive tackle Troy Kropog has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

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Pro Football Weekly writer looks at the current buzz regarding 11 Draftable Prospects.

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U.C.L.A linebacker Reggie Carter, a redshirt junior, is considering declaring for the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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University of Missouri defensive tackle Ziggy Hood is more worried about pushing offensive linemen back than statistics.

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Currently injured middle linebacker Tray Blackmon, a former five-star recruit, faces an uncertain future at Auburn University.

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Cyclonemania.com takes a closer look at Iowa State's rising senior wide receiver R.J. Sumrall.

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Word out of College Station is Texas A&M tailback Michael Goodson, a junior who is fast, shifty and has soft hands, but has battled injuries and hasn't been super productive since his freshman season, will likely enter the 2009 N.F.L. draft.

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Arkansas State cornerback Dominique Williams has played his way onto the N.F.L.'s radar.

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Gifted Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, a junior, says he will not enter the 2009 N.F.L. Draft.

DD.comment: Herzlich really reminds us of Rob Fredrickson, who was the Oakland Raiders first round pick, out of Michigan State, in 1994. Fredrickson played in the N.F.L. for nine seasons, with three teams, and was vastly underrated. An absolute crime that he didn't play in at least one Pro Bowl.

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Several pro scouts and execs were in DeKalb last night to check out Northern Illinois star Larry English.

DD.comment: We recently asked a friend in the scouting world about English, who ESPN's Shaun King compared to Robert Mathis of Indianapolis Colts last night. We were told N.F.L. teams have him projected as an outside linebacker. His currently recorded measurables are: Height 6023; Weight 246; 40 yard dash 4.80. His pre-season projection was 5th to 7th round.

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Despite having a mediocre senior season, Louisville quarterback Hunter Cantwell is still seen as a promising N.F.L. prospect.

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Florida Gators' head coach Urban Meyers says South Carolina junior Emanuel Cook is the best safety in the SEC.

DD.comment: This is very strong praise for Cook, who reminds us a bit of Donte Whitner of the Buffalo Bills, when you consider All-world sophomore Eric Berry plays in the SEC for Tennessee.

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Nebraska's talented senior nose tackle Ndamukong Suh says he'll be back for his senior season.

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last updated: 11/12/08
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Closer look at Rutgers' talented junior wide receiver Kenny Britt.

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The Green Bay Packers are shifting A.J. Hawk to middle linebacker after losing starter Nick Barnett to a season ending injury.

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Auburn cornerback Reshaun Powers says Georgia's Matt Stafford is the best college quarterback in the nation.

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University of Arizona left tackle Eben Britton, a junior, has been tabbed as a top-10 pick for the 2009 NFL Draft by ESPN's Todd McShay.

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Injured University of Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes still hopes to play in the Senior Bowl.

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University of Alabama safety Rashad Johnson has gone from a little used walk-on to a rising NFL prospect.

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Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman is still regarded as a promising NFL prospect, but his performance has been decidedly inconsistent this season.

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Is former Coastal Carolina star Tyler Thigpen the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback of the future?

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Without a real fullback leading the way, the Philadelphia Eagles' backfield is backfiring.

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last updated: 11/11/08
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Illinois State Redbirds' free safety/return specialist Tom Nelson hopes to be playing in the N.F.L. next fall.

DD.comment: As we noted in a recent Draft Daddy feature, 16 Day Two Prospects with Surprising Speed, N.F.L scouts listed Nelson's 40 yard dash time at 4.47 seconds coming into the season.

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Tony Pauline of SI.com looks at 15 draftable prospects in his weekly Risers & Sliders feature.

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Brett Favre's nephew, Dylan Favre, sets Mississippi state high school record with 43 touchdown passes this season.

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U.S.C. safety Taylor Mays, a junior, is considering leaving early for the 2009 NFL draft.

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North Carolina State's ultra-productive sophomore linebacker Nate Irving says he's not thinking about the 2009 NFL draft, yet.

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Growing attention and NFL Draft hype hasn't swayed Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody from his plans for 2009.

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Pro Football Weekly writer looks at the Top Running Backs in the 2009 Draft.

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Norfolk State cornerback Don Carey, who came into the season with an undrafted projection from NFL scouts, is now getting 4th to 5th round consideration.

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Several San Jose State defenders, including senior defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert, are on the radar of NFL scouts.

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Despite struggling as seniors, quarterbacks Stephen McGee, Texas A&M, and Sean Glennon of Virginia Tech look forward to having NFL careers.

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last updated: 11/10/08
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Nebraska senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh recorded 12 tackles, 2 sacks and a touchdown reception in the win over Kansas.

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Feature guest writer Paul G's players "Who Caught My Eye" in week 11, content exclusive to Draft Daddy.

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Georgia freshman center Ben Jones has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week.

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Wyoming clearly avoided Tennessee sophomore safety Eric Berry on their way to a win.

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Cincinnati senior defensive tackle Terrill Byrd had a key sack of West Virginia quarterback Pat White in his team's overtime win.

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Boston College senior defensive tackle B.J. Raji displayed a brutal bull rush during the shut-out of Notre Dame.

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Florida State junior defensive end Everette Brown recorded 3 sacks in the win over Clemson.

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Harvard senior quarterback Chris Pizzotti recorded a career high 376 passing yards after dislocating his pinky finger.

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Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Michael Floyd jumps out on film.

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Arizona State defensive end Dexter Davis recorded 2 sacks against Washington, giving him 23.5 for his career to date.

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Central Florida junior defensive tackle Torrell Troup recorded 7 tackles, 2.5 for loss against Southern Miss.

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Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap blocked a punt early in the blowout of Vanderbilt.

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last updated: 11/09/08
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The Capital-Journal: It's time for Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman to go to the N.F.L.

DD.comment: In the last couple weeks, or so, we've seen several articles with this theme: Since the senior class seems to be lacking talent at the quarterback position, some of the top underclassmen should declare early to fill the void and cash in. We've seen this type article regarding Josh Freeman, Matt Stafford, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Nate Davis. But here's something most in the mainstream media never bring up: As a group, quarterbacks that have declared early for the draft have fared poorly since 1989.

Below is a list of quarterbacks, we can think of, that have declared early in the last 20 years and it's very clear that while just about every player that made the early jump expected to be a N.F.L. star, most were/are merely average or downright busts:


Jamarcus Russell ~ Oakland Raiders (2007/#1 overall)

Vince Young ~ Tennessee Titans (2006/#3 overall)

Omar Jacobs ~ Pittsburgh Steelers (2006/#164 overall)

Alex Smith ~ San Francisco 49ers (2005/#1 overall)

Aaron Rodgers ~ Green Bay Packers (2005/#24 overall)

Ben Roethlisberger ~ Pittsburgh Steelers (2004/#11 overall)

Rex Grossman ~ Chicago Bears (2003/#22 overall)

Michael Vick ~ Atlanta Falcons, (2001/#1 overall)

Quincy Carter ~ Dallas Cowboys (2001/#53 overall)

Tim Couch ~ Cleveland Browns (1999/#1 overall)

Ryan Leaf ~ San Diego Chargers (1998/#2 overall)

John Walsh ~ Cincinnati Bengals (1995/#213 overall)

Trent Dilfer ~ Tampa Buccaneers (1994/#6 overall)

Drew Bledsoe ~ New England Patriots (1993/#1 overall)

Dave Brown ~ New York Giants (1992/Supplemental Rd. 1)

Tommy Maddox ~ Denver Broncos (1992/#25 overall)

Todd Marinovich ~ Oakland Raiders (1991/#24 overall)

Jeff George ~ Indianapolis Colts (1990/#1 overall)

Andre Ware ~ Detroit Lions (1990/#7 overall)

Timm Rosenbach ~ Phoenix Cardinals (1989/Supplemental Rd. 1)

Steve Walsh ~ Dallas Cowboys (1989/Supplemental Rd. 1)

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Dan Pompei's Scout Talk: Top Senior Defensive Ends.

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DD.com's updated list of 46 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents that have been on a 53-man roster for at least one game this season.

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In-depth look at West Liberty State tailback Branden Ore, who recently transferred to the D-II school from Virginia Tech.

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Liberty's leading rusher, Rashad Jennings, believes he could get a shot at making the N.F.L.

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Pro Scouts continue to flock to tiny Hartwick College to check out the Hawks' athletic senior quarterback Jason Boltus.

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Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach thinks NFL teams would be making a huge mistake if they ignored Graham Harrell on draft weekend.

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Former Augustana College wide receiver Tommy Ellingworth, who turned heads when he ran a series sub 4.40's at pro day last spring, is heading to the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League (af2).

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last updated: 11/07/08
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Recent Draft Daddy Feature: 16 Day Two Prospects with Surprising Speed.

DD.comment: All the 40 times, heights and weights we listed in the link above came directly from N.F.L. sources. Despite the great 40 times, all 16 prospects entered this season with latter round or free agent projections from league scouts, but have the potential to move upwards by draft day. Also, it's very important to note that there is no guarantee that these players will duplicate these gaudy 40 times in the future, particularly if they run on different tracks or run in different weather conditions.

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Talented Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis can relate to his older brother's (Vernon) struggles in San Francisco with Mike Singletary.

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Rugged East Carolina tight end Davon Drew has his sights set on Playing in the N.F.L.

DD.comment: Drew's a senior, so we have some pre-season workout numbers on him from some of our sources in the scouting world: Height: 6037; Weight 245; 40 Yard Dash 4.84; 6th-7th round projection. We've seen Drew play quite a bit and believe he could go a little higher in the draft than round 6 with a solid post-season and Combine (or Pro Day) showing. While his 40 time may seem slow to many draft followers, at first glance, it's fairly to close to the Average Time Recorded by the Tight Ends at last winter's N.F.L. Combine.

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Check out USA Today's TV Listings if you want to find which college football games will be nationally televised this weekend.

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Slate.com: Why College Football is more Cutthroat and competitive than the N.F.L.

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Paul Domowitch: Rookie wage scale talk might affect 2009 NFL draft.

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Now a starter on defense, U.S.C. senior Clay Matthews Jr. has a good chance to impress NFL scouts.

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This weekend's Cal-Berkeley @ U.S.C. contest will feature, at least, 4 Starting Linebackers with the potential to be draft next spring.

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All 32 N.F.L. teams have traveled to Texas Southern to check out ex-Oklahoma State quarterback Bobby Reid.

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The Kalamazoo Gazette takes a quick look at Western Michigan University tight end Branden Ledbetter.

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Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis heaps lots of praise on his starting strong safety David Bruton.

DD.comment: We've always liked Bruton as a prospect, because in addition to his combination of size and athletic ability he has a great motor, hits hard and is an absolute special teams demon. Coming into the season here are the numbers we got from scouts regarding Bruton: Height: 6016; Weight: 206; 40 Yard Dash 4.55; 6th round projection. Personally, barring an unexpected, awful 40 time next spring, we think he'll go a bit higher than round 6.

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Fast-rising Stanford tailback Toby Gerhart is compared to Tommy Vardell, who was the 9th over all pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.

DD.comment: For those too young to remember, Tommy Vardell looked like a soon-to-be Pro Bowl fullback (think a Mike Alstott type) with Cleveland until he tore up a knee in a early season game in 1994 against the New York Jets. He really didn't round back into form until 1996 and even then he was a bit limited.

Based on the information we've gotten, we believe Gerhart has the skills (size, speed, balance, vision) to be a feature back in the NFL, but we don't know if he'll even get there. We see two things happening: One, if a suddenly healthy Gerhart shows any glimpse of improvement playing for Stanford's baseball team next spring, a West Coast-based Major League team (most likely the A's or Giants) will throw big money at him to play baseball full time and promise to fast-track him to the majors. Secondly, he'll look around the NFL and fear he'll forever be stereotyped as only a blocking fullback, and be keenly aware that many times perception becomes reality for some players. For example, this blogger was listening to the Cleveland/Denver game on Westwood One Radio last night and could not believe my ears when I heard ex-NFL coach Dennis Green say Denver head coach Mike Shannahan shouldn't throw the ball to Peyton Hillis out of the backfield, because he's a limited athlete, only good for blocking and has poor receiving skills. A few moments after he said this, his play by play partner noted the agile Hillis, who actually average over 10 yards per punt return in the SEC, had 7 receptions for 116 yards last weekend @ Miami. For a fullback, a 100 yard receiving game is very rare. Our guess is Gerhart will note things like this and just take a large baseball deal, if it becomes available, rather than accepting a limited role in the NFL.

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The Detroit News reports Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

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USA Today's Updated NFL Salaries Database:

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Defensive Ends

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last updated: 11/06/08
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Pro Football Weekly writer looks at the current buzz regarding 10 Draftable Prospects.

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Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small suspended, father says his son is being unfairly disciplined.

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Senior defensive tackle Ron Brace is a key cog in Boston College's stifling run defense, currently 2nd best in the A.C.C.

DD.comment: Teammate B.J. Raji might get more press clippings, but Brace is a stout space filler in his own right, boasting above average pass-rush ability. Brace plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage and is versatile enough to contribute at the next level in both 1 and 2 gap systems. Pending workouts, Brace should be a solid NFL draft pick on the cusp between first and second day.

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The Bednarik Award Watch List has been culled down to 15 players.

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Penn State is well aware of Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King, the anchor of the Hawkeye's defensive front.

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Alabama boasts a "blue collar" offensive line.

Related Link: Alabama center Antoine Caldwell remembers the first time an undefeated Tide faced LSU.

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Iowa senior defensive tackle Matt Kroul has started 46 consecutive games for the Hawkeyes.

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Cincinnati senior defensive end Connor Barwin is tied for the lead in the Big East with 7 sacks.

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Arizona sophomore defensive end Brooks Reed receives high praise from his head coach Mike Stoops.

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Arkansas coaches have confidence in senior defensive end Antwain Robinson.

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Vanderbilt redshirt freshman linebacker Chris Marve is making a name for himself in the SEC.

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The News Star takes a quick look at Louisiana-Monroe's fast-rising junior free safety Greg James.

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Rivals.com: Is junior Nate Davis the great quarterback prospect from the Mid-American Conference?

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports 6' 2", 250 pound defensive end Robert St. Clair surprised his coaches and scouts when he ran a 4.43 40 last spring @ Florida Atlantic's Junior Pro Day.

DD.comment: We don't doubt the accuracy of the article above for one moment, but it's very odd that St. Clair wasn't ranked among the Owls' top five senior prospects by the NFL's two main scouting services coming into the season with that kind of junior day showing?

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Several NFL prospects will be on display when smaller schools Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist clash this weekend.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Cal-Berkeley All-American Alex Mack will be tested when the Bears take on U.S.C. this weekend.

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South Carolina offensive lineman Justin Sorensen has already been selected high in the C.F.L. draft, but his focus is on playing in the N.F.L.

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Virginia Tech coach says senior cornerback Macho Harris has as much talent as his former former Hokies' star Brandon Flowers, but needs to stay more focuseed.

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Diminutive Kent State running back Eugene Jarvis still runs hard to prove big schools wrong.

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Draft Daddy's Updated Top 500 Juniors:

Quarterbacks

Tailbacks & Fullbacks

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Line

Defensive Line

Linebackers

Cornerbacks & Safeties

DD.comment: The players are very loosely ranked and sorted by position, with stats links. We intend to add (and subtract) players and tweak the rankings constantly, as we watch more games and take in more information. Also, we'd like to thank our good friend Josh Buchanan for all the info he's provided us regarding the small school prospects.

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last updated: 11/05/08
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Brunner's Blog: San Francisco Forty-Niners area scout Todd Brunner writes about some East Coast Prospects that have caught his eye.

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a closer look at West Virginia offensive lineman Ryan Stanchek , who's started 42 consecutive games.

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Scouts Buzz: Josh Buchanan looks at 30 small school stars that have Impressed NFL Scouts this season.

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DD.com contributor Josh Buchanan has updated his list of Top 45 Small School Prospects.

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The Greenville News takes a quick look Clemson's speedy junior running back C.J. Spiller.

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University of Washington center Juan Garcia doesn't regret coming back from injury to play for an 0-8 team.

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Ian O'Connor writes sports figures like Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith helped pave the way for Barack Obama.

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In-depth look at Louisiana-Lafayette running back Tyrell Fenroy, who has been shattering school and Sun Belt records all year.

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The Denver Broncos, who have been trampled over all season on defense because they are too small, will start undrafted rookie Wesley Woodard, who probably only weighs 218 pounds, at linebacker.

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Ball State tight end Darius Hill has transformed himself from a 200 pound "stringbean" to a full-sized, 6' 6", 235 pound NFL prospect.

DD.comment: Hill is a very rare athlete in the sense that he is actually listed slightly bigger by NFL scouts than he is by his schools sports information department. Scouts have him at 6064 and 240 pounds. By the way, National has listed his 40 time at 4.90, which likely explains why he came into the season with a free agent grade from both Blesto and National.

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last updated: 11/04/08
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Has Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford already made up his mind about leaving early for the NFL?

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Our friend Josh Buchanan looks at the top contenders for the F.C.S.'s Offensive and Defensive player of the year awards.

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Media Report: The Oakland Raiders are considering releasing high-priced veterans DeAngelo Hall and Javon Walker.

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Florida head coach Urban Meyer states that junior wide receiver Percy Harvin has "the best first step in college football."

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A closer look inside Texas Tech sophomore wide receiver Michael Crabtree's big day.

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Interesting One Round Mock from DD.com site contibutor Doug Cantor.

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Draft Countdown interviews rising senior quarterback prospect Rhett Bomar from Sam Houston State.

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Alabama freshman tailback Mark Ingram recorded 113 yards on 12 carries with 2 touchdowns, good enough for SEC Freshman of the Week.

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Several Oakland Raiders, with ties to the Atlanta Falcons, are reportedly pushing team owner Al Davis to Sign Michael Vick, when he becomes available.

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Missouri All-American Jeremy Maclin will return for his junior season in 2009 unless he is assured of being a first-round pick in the NFL draft next spring.

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Tony Pauline of SI.com looks at 15 draftable prospects in his weekly Risers & Sliders feature.

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Georgia Tech left tackle Andrew Gardner has a torn labrum in his left shoulder and is considering season-ending surgery.

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last updated: 11/03/08
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This article from October takes a quick look at young Wofford safety Tommy Irvin, who impressed us with his athletic ability and skills last Friday, even though his team got absolutely blasted at Appalachian State (ESPN 2).

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Florida junior linebacker Brandon Spikes set the tone early in the game against Georgia with a big hit of tailback Knowshon Moreno.

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Oregon State freshman tailback Jacquizz Rodgers had 188 all-purpose yards against Arizona State.

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Ole Miss sophomore defensive end Kentrell Lockett had a career day against Auburn in place of injured teammate Greg Hardy.

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With a sack against Colorado State, BYU junior defensive end Jan Jorgensen set the MWC record for career sacks (22.5).

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Wisconsin redshirt freshman tailback John Clay recorded 111 yards on only 14 carries against Michigan.

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Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis recorded a team-high 9 tackles against Nebraska, despite the death of his infant daughter last week.

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Arkansas redshirt freshman linebacker Jerry Franklin had an interception and fumble recovery against Tulsa.

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Ole Miss senior guard Maurice Miller graded out at 92% against Auburn.

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Anonymous NFL executive tells New York Newsday writer that L.S.U. fullback Quinn Johnson and Troy safety Sherrod Martin are among 5 Under-the-Radar Prospects, who could wind up as day one draft picks.

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Talented NFL cornerback prospect Darius Butler will miss 4-6 weeks due to a unspecified left knee injury.

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Scout Q&A with Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti, who is considered a legitimate NFL prospect.

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Division III star defensive end Paul Spreen has his sights set on playing at the next level.

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S.A. Express-News: Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is paying the price for ignoring the importance of quality quarterback depth.

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Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback: The Good NFL Teams plan for the future while trying to win today.

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last updated: 11/01/08
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Find out which college stars were injured or compiled great stats this weekend @ College Football Fantasy Insider.

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Dan Pompei's Scout talk: Top 15 College Prospects.

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Former Ohio State defensive tackle Sian Cotton is hoping he can still turn enough scouts' heads at Walsh University to get a shot at an NFL career.

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The San Francisco Chronicle takes a closer look at Cal-Berkeley's fast-rising junior defensive tackle Tyson Alualu.

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Pete Dougherty: Jury still out on top picks from the 2006 NFL Draft.

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The Boston Globe takes a quick look at Harvard's high-impact senior linebacker Eric Schultz.

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