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08/25/14 - Josh Shaw, rSr/2015, Southern Cal, 6-1, 200 (DS#2 CB)[Newsfeed] Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin's apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can't swim, struggling in the pool. With no one around, Shaw told USC's website that he instinctively jumped from the balcony onto the concrete below and crawled to the pool, where he pulled Carter to safety. Unable to step out of the pool because of the pain in his ankles, Shaw lifted himself up the ladder with his upper body. "I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew," Shaw told the team website. "My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be back on the field as soon as possible."
Shaw was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with two high ankle sprains and will be out indefinitely. He said Carter was traumatized, but physically in good shape. "That was a heroic act by Josh, putting his personal safety aside," Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian said. "But that's the kind of person he is. It is unfortunate that he'll be sidelined for a while and we will miss his leadership and play, but I know he'll be working hard to get back on the field as soon as possible." - AP Sports
08/25/14 - Anu Solomon, rFr/2018, Arizona, 6-2, 198 (DS#12 QB)[Newsfeed] Arizona names Solomon starting QB...Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez announced Monday that redshirt freshman Anu Solomon will be the Wildcats' starting quarterback in their season opener against UNLV on Friday, but Rodriguez left open the possibility that things could change in the future. "Anu Solomon will be the starter Friday night," Rodriguez said at his weekly news conference. "That doesn't mean that he plays the whole game and that he will be the starter the rest of the season. But I also don't want any quarterback to ever go in thinking as soon as I make a mistake I'm coming out." Solomon replaces B.J. Denker as the starter, at least for now. "I'm confident that Anu will play well, and he will be the starter as long as he plays well and we win," Rodriguez said. Solomon came out on top in a four-way quarterback competition that included USC transfer Jesse Scroggins, LSU transfer Jerrard Randall and Texas transfer Connor Brewer. - The Sports Xchange
08/25/14 - Blake Bell, rSr/2015, Oklahoma, 6-6, 259 (DS#13 TE)[Newsfeed] Opponents might see an awful lot of Blake Bell this season. The senior has earned the starting tight end job for No. 4 Oklahoma after switching from quarterback. He also could be used as a short-yardage specialist or as an emergency quarterback. Bell moved to tight end in the spring and quickly gained the respect of the coaching staff and the players. He has continued to improve in fall practice and is ready to play his new position in Saturday's opener against Louisiana Tech. "He's really a big comfortable target for any quarterback when he's in the middle of the field," coach Bob Stoops said Monday. "He's got great hands. The different lifting and training from quarterback to tight end here through the year has helped him get stronger and bigger."
The coaches have said they believe Bell has NFL potential at tight end. Quarterback Trevor Knight said Bell has blossomed since the switch. "The way he has transitioned and the way he has handled the whole thing has been so admirable to watch," Knight said. "To see a guy who obviously would want to be kind of the guy at QB, but to take a step back for his team and really, to take a step forward for himself maybe in the future — it's really been unbelievable. He's really doing an excellent job there, getting involved in the trenches, and also catching the ball." Bell beat out Taylor McNamara for the No. 1 tight end spot. Isaac Ijalana and Aaron Ripkowski also figure to play. Stoops said the "Belldozer" package that has utilized the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Bell as a red-zone, short-yardage specialist will remain a part of the offense. Bell has 24 career touchdowns rushing. - AP Sports
08/25/14 - Ramik Wilson, Sr/2015, Georgia, 6-2, 232 (DS#4 ILB)[Newsfeed] Georgia depth chart: All-SEC LB Ramik Wilson on 2nd-string...Could a player named to the preseason All-SEC team and considered a leading candidate for the league's Defensive Player of the Year honor start the 2014 season on his team's second string? That looks like a distinct possibility for Georgia senior Ramik Wilson, who led the SEC with 133 tackles from his inside linebacker position in 2013 but sits on the second string on the the Bulldogs' first depth chart of 2014, behind sophomore Tim Kimbrough. Georgia opens their season Saturday vs. Clemson in Athens.
There have been whispers that Wilson might find himself ousted as the season-opening starter, with Dawgs247 recently writing in their projection of the Bulldogs' initial depth chart -- albeit one that still included Wilson in the starting lineup -- that "something has been missing" with Wilson in fall camp and "coaches have gone out of their way to publicly challenge Wilson lately." “Any time you miss practice it sets you back and he missed a bunch,” Georgia linebackers coach Mike Ekeler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last Friday, after Wilson missed two weeks of camp following a concussion*. “It kind of is what it is. We've made some moves and he's trying battle his way back right now.” Whether Wilson actually sits to start the Clemson game remains to be seen, as it's conceivable Ekeler, Mark Richt and new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt could be using this as a motivational ploy or for some other reason. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
08/25/14 - Beau Sandland, Sr/2015, Miami, 6-5, 255 (DS#50 TE)[Newsfeed] TE Beau Sandland wants to transfer from Miami...Miami tight end Beau Sandland has reportedly requested to transfer from Miami, according to the Palm Beach Post. Sandland played in all 13 games last season, recording nine catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. He joined the Hurricanes after two seasons of junior college ball at Los Angeles Pierce College, where he was ranked as a four-star prospect and one of the top JUCO talents in the 2013 recruiting class. According to Matt Porter, of the Palm Beach Post, Sandland may be looking to transfer closer to home. via the Palm Beach Post: Sources said Sandland, who was not at practice Monday morning, wanted to attend college and play football in an environment more like his Woodland Hills, Calif. home, which borders the Santa Monica Mountains. Sandland was not at practice on Monday and head coach Al Golden offered no comment on his status with the team. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
08/25/14 - Mitch Trubisky, rFr/2018, North Carolina, 6-3, 210 (DS#2 QB)[Newsfeed] North Carolina coach Larry Fedora isn't ready to name a starting quarterback for the No. 23 Tar Heels. Fedora said Monday the coaches haven't decided whether junior Marquise Williams or redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky will start against Liberty in Saturday night's opener. Fedora says both have taken first-team reps during preseason camp, and he hasn't publicly committed to a deadline for naming a starter. Williams started six games last year, including the final five as the Tar Heels rallied from a 1-5 start to win a bowl game. He threw for 1,698 yards and 15 touchdowns while running for a team-best 536 yards and six scores. UNC is also unsure whether it will have senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer, a possible starter, due to an unspecified eligibility issue. - AP Sports
08/25/14 - Jacob Coker, rJr/2016, Alabama, 6-5, 230 (DS#5 QB)[Newsfeed] Alabama lists Coker, Sims as QB co-starters on depth chart...If you've been paying attention to the two-horse quarterback race between senior Blake Sims and Florida State transfer Jacob Coker in Tuscaloosa, you know it's seemed likely for the past several days that Nick Saban isn't about to make any hard, fast decisions about his starting QB until after the team's season opener vs. West Virginia Saturday ... and maybe not even then. That point was re-emphasized again Monday when, per the Associated Press's John Zenor, the team's first depth chart of the 2014 season featured both Sims and Coker as co-starters at quarterback.
In meeting with the media, Saban said that both quarterbacks continued to do "a very, very good job." The good news for Saban: even if there really isn't any separation between Sims and Coker on the practice field, he has the luxury of delaying any decision until probably his team's Sep. 20 game against Florida. Assuming the Tide have enough to see off the Mountaineers -- losers to Kansas a year ago, lest we forget -- in Atlanta, the next two weeks bring Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss to Bryant-Denny Stadium, games the Tide could use as continuing quarterback auditions if Saban so chose. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
08/25/14 - Jesus Wilson, So/2017, Florida State, 5-09, 177 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher declined to confirm whether or not suspended receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson is eligible to play in the season-opener against Oklahoma State. Wilson has been suspended since being arrested and charged in the theft of a motor scooter in July. The sophomore pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors. The 5-foot-9, 177-poun Wilson has practiced with the team throughout fall camp and is listed as a backup to No. 1 receiver Rashad Greene on the depth chart released Monday. Fisher said Monday during his kickoff press conference Monday, "We'll see what's going on. We're handling everything inside and will take care of that." Fisher has consistently praised Wilson for doing the things necessary to return to good standing with the team, but has not given a timetable. - AP Sports
08/25/14 - Ishmael Banks, rSr/2015, West Virginia, 6-0, 185 (DS#74 CB)[Newsfeed] West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks has been suspended three games by the NCAA for an unspecified academic eligibility issue. Coach Dana Holgorsen announced the suspension Monday but did not provide details regarding the academic issue. Holgorsen said on the Big 12 coaches' call that the team is happy that Banks' issue was resolved. Banks will be eligible to play starting with the Mountaineers' home opener on Sept. 20 against No. 4 Oklahoma. The senior will miss Saturday's season opener against Alabama in Atlanta, the Sept. 6 home opener against FCS Towson, and a Sept. 13 road game at Maryland. Banks started all 12 games last season, making 32 tackles and two interceptions. - AP Sports
08/25/14 - DeVante Parker, Sr/2015, Louisville, 6-3, 209 (DS#2 WR)[Newsfeed] Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has announced that senior wide receiver Devante Parker will miss six to eight weeks with a broken left small toe, leaving the Cardinals without their top target for Monday night's season opener against Miami. Parker injured the foot in Friday night's practice and was examined Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, by orthopedist Bob Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist. Petrino says Parker is scheduled to have surgery on Monday afternoon. Parker's injury deals a big blow to Louisville's offense as it enters the Atlantic Coast Conference against a Hurricanes squad it throttled 36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl last December. The Louisville native had nine catches for 142 yards and a touchdown against Miami en route to a team-high 885 yards and 12 TDs. - AP Sports
08/25/14 - Justin Coleman, Sr/2015, Tennessee, 5-10, 190 (DS#20 CB)[Newsfeed] Tennessee's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. CB Justin Coleman, Senior...Coleman enters his senior campaign with 25 career starts dating back to his true freshman season, including the past 21 consecutively. All of them have come outside. This season, however, Coleman is expected to see plenty of time inside at nickel, a sore spot for the team last year. The move could benefit Coleman, a physical, alert tackler with 105 career stops over the past two seasons. Coleman sports an athletic frame with good weight distribution throughout his upper and lower body, helpful for playing inside near linemen. He flips his hips smoothly to turn and run with receives but loses a step in transition, showing just average burst out of his cuts. Coleman keeps his eyes glued on his target and closes quickly when the receiver makes a move for the ball. Coleman is an aggressive, competitive hitter, who isn't afraid to lower his shoulder. He is a reliable wrap-up tackler willing to come up in run support.
Nickel duties could put Coleman in position to make more plays, which could be key to his improving his draft stock. Coleman intercepted the first pass of his career in 2013, returning it 23 yards for a touchdown against Western Kentucky. It was a gift off of a tipped pass. Otherwise, Coleman has shown below average hand-eye coordination to turn his 12 career passes defensed into turnovers, dropping a few "easy" interceptions over his career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Brian Randolph, rJr/2016, Tennessee, 6-0, 197 (DS#10 SS)[Newsfeed] Tennessee's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. S Brian Randolph, Redshirt Junior...If ILB A.J. Johnson has been given too much of the limelight, Randolph -- one of the more underrated prospects in the SEC - has been given too little. While Tennessee's secondary was leaky, as a whole, Randolph proved a standout, leading the team with four interceptions while recording another three pass breakups and making 75 stops, 50 of them solos. Randolph started all 12 games at strong safety in 2013, a year after tearing the ACL in his right knee just three games into his sophomore campaign.
Randolph's injury in 2012 was a critical loss to Tennessee's secondary as the talented defender was coming off a freshman campaign in which he started eight games (and played in all 12) and posted 55 tackles while splitting duty between free safety and nickel. Randolph's medical will play an important part in his ultimate grade. Besides the ACL tear, he struggled a bit last season with recurring shoulder issues, including stingers. Jones joked that Randolph was 180 pounds last year and the safety made it a point to bulk up in the offseason. Randolph claims he's gained 15 pounds since last year and the Vols' official website lists him at a solid 209 pounds. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Brian Randolph, rJr/2016, Tennessee, 6-0, 197 (DS#10 SS)[Newsfeed] Tennessee's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. S Brian Randolph, Redshirt Junior...Randolph is an athletic, aggressive safety with good open-field tackling skills. He sports a compact frame with good overall musculature and is reportedly "noticeably" bigger in his upper body after his year in the weight room. Randolph doesn't possess elite straight-line speed and is high in his back pedal but he deciphers the action quickly and closes on the ball aggressively. He's shows good body control and vision to avoid would-be blockers in the open field and is generally a reliable wrap-up tackler. He's shown good hands when interception opportunities are there, as well as a flair for the dramatic, sealing a rare Vols' victory last season with an interception in the end zone to hold on against South Alabama. Randolph was overshadowed by Johnson a year ago and that may occur again in 2014. If the redshirt junior elects to give up his final year of eligibility, however, he could "surprise" as the Vols' top NFL prospect in 2015. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - A.J. Johnson, Sr/2015, Tennessee, 6-2, 242 (DS#3 ILB)[Newsfeed] Tennessee's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. ILB A.J. Johnson, Senior...With an SEC-leading 324 career tackles, Johnson has served as one of the few bright spots for the Volunteers over the past three years. He earned the First Team All-SEC nod from conference coaches last season - his second consecutive topping 100 tackles and considered leaving Rocky Top early for the NFL before he was reportedly given a mid-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee. Unlike most inside linebackers who possess a compact, muscled-up frame, Johnson is a bit lanky. Like his athletic build suggests, Johnson is quick and he can slither past would-be blockers to make tackles in the hole. He is reliant on beating blockers to the action, however, because he struggles to disengage once they latch on, showing only average power and technique for the position. Worse, Johnson often drops his head on contact, losing sight of the ball. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - A.J. Johnson, Sr/2015, Tennessee, 6-2, 242 (DS#3 ILB)[Newsfeed] Tennessee's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. ILB A.J. Johnson, Senior...With greater upper body strength in 2014, Johnson could boost his stock. He has just enough speed to meet backs at the edge and is fluid enough to handle coverage responsibilities. Perhaps Johnson's greatest skill is his heavy-hitting as a tackler. He has a nice closing burst to gather momentum and consistently delivers the emphatic pop that has no doubt helped him build his all-conference reputation. Johnson's talent has been clear since his freshman season and his production speaks for itself. He isn't the clean NFL projection that his reputation might lead you to believe, however, and also comes with some off-field baggage. He was arrested February 8, 2014 for purchasing alcohol for a minor and resisting arrest. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Marlin Lane, Sr/2015, Tennessee, 5-11, 210 (DS#17 RB)[Newsfeed] Other Tennessee prospects worth watching: RB Marlin Lane, Senior...Lane split time with Rajion Neal last season, finishing second on the team with 539 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, giving him 1,472 yards and eight scores over his career. Tennessee is expected to once again operate out of a committee in the backfield in 2014. Lane possesses a high-cut frame that belies his initial quickness to the hole. He isn't a punisher but is strong enough to break arm tackles. Workouts could be key for Lane, who doesn't show a great deal of explosiveness to pull away or out of his cuts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - J.T. Surratt, rSr/2015, South Carolina, 6-2, 305 (DS#8 DT)[Newsfeed] South Carolina's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. DT J.T. Surratt, RS Senior...Surratt is the lone returning starter along the defensive line for South Carolina and is coming off a junior campaign in which he recorded 33 tackles, including four for loss and 1.5 sacks. Surratt possesses a thick, powerful frame that helps him anchor against the run. He uses his natural leverage advantage to get under the pads of opponents and he locates the ball quickly. He is strong enough to stand his ground and grab runners attempting to slip past him for tackles near the line of scrimmage. Surratt's plays with a high-revving engine, showing good effort in lateral and downfield pursuit, as well as surprising agility and acceleration for his stubby frame. Despite his production and effort, Surratt does not possess ideal length. He is too short to get into quarterbacks' field of vision to deflect passes and has shorter-than-ideal arms, which cause him to struggle disengaging from opponents. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - A.J. Cann, rSr/2015, South Carolina, 6-3, 318 (DS#1 OG)[Newsfeed] South Carolina's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. OG A.J. Cann, Redshirt Senior...Cann has been a rock for South Carolina at left guard, starting 38 of 39 possible games since redshirting in 2010 and is the lone representative from the Gamecocks on CBSSports.com's Preseason All-American team. He signed with South Carolina as a highly regarded prep, turning down North Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee and others to play for Spurrier. Cann is well respected for his work ethic and leadership and was voted a permanent team captain in 2013. Cann has the square-ish frame so conducive to playing inside.
He has excellent knee bend and good core flexibility and power to absorb bull rushes and often is able to drive opponents off the ball because of his strength and leverage advantage. He's alert to stunts and blitzes and can knock defenders down with a powerful punch. Cann is best suited to a power-scheme as he does not possess ideal initial agility or straight-line speed for a zone-blocking scheme. He lumbers rather than springs off the snap and struggles to beat secondary defenders to the action. If beaten initially, Cann does not possess the quickness to recover. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Corey Robinson, rSr/2015, South Carolina, 6-7, 348 (DS#7 OT)[Newsfeed] South Carolina's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. OT Corey Robinson, RS Senior...After initially splitting time between the offensive and defensive lines over his first two seasons with the Gamecocks, Robinson emerged as the team's starting left tackle in 2012 and has since earned the nod there in 22 of 23 games. Robinson is surprisingly coordinated given his massive frame. He extends his left leg deep behind him to help protect the edge, making him more effective against speed rushers than he might appear "on the hoof." Robinson has long arms and good upper body strength to latch onto opponents and settles nicely, showing good lateral agility to mirror. He shows good quickness when releasing to block at the second level, as well as the coordination to adjust to moving targets. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Corey Robinson, rSr/2015, South Carolina, 6-7, 348 (DS#7 OT)[Newsfeed] South Carolina's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. OT Corey Robinson, RS Senior...While more athletic than he looks, Robinson is not a dancing bear. He does not possess the burst to recover if beaten off the snap and will allow his hands to get outside of his opponents' numbers, which will draw holding calls at the NFL level. At times, Robinson over-extends in pass protection, leaving himself vulnerable to counters back inside. He was certainly aided by Connor Shaw at quarterback, whose mobility and awareness kept pass rushers from truly pinning their ears back. Robinson isn't a future Pro Bowl left tackle but his combination of size, strength and surprising athleticism projects well to the NFL, where he could compete for a starting spot (likely at right tackle) early in pro career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Mike Davis, Jr/2016, South Carolina, 5-09, 216 (DS#3 RB)[Newsfeed] South Carolina's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. RB Mike Davis, Junior...While perhaps overshadowed by Todd Gurley and T.J. Yeldon from a national perspective, Davis was arguably the SEC's most effective back in 2013, his first season as a starter. After ranking fourth on the team in rushing (275 yards, two touchdowns) in 2012, Davis rushed for 1,183 yards (fourth-best in school history), caught 34 passes for another 352 yards and scored 11 touchdowns to earn second-team All-SEC honors. Davis sports a compact, powerful frame and the combination of burst, agility and power to project as a lead back in the NFL.
When presented with a hole, Davis accelerates through it quickly and has enough straight-line speed to gain yardage in chunks, with four of his touchdowns last season coming from 45-plus yards. He also shows the patience to allow holes to develop, as well as the vision to attack cut-back lanes. Davis is a natural runner with subtleties to his game that help rack up yardage, including good lateral agility, a dead-leg hesitation move, a quality spin and the determination to keep his legs grinding through contact. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Mike Davis, Jr/2016, South Carolina, 5-09, 216 (DS#3 RB)[Newsfeed] South Carolina's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. RB Mike Davis, Junior...While Davis' talent is clear, there are certainly areas in which he can improve. Davis wore down last season and coughed up critical fumbles against UCF and Missouri. While a reliable receiver out of the backfield, too often Davis resorted to dropping a shoulder or a cut-block when pass protecting, rather than facing up defenders. Davis has good bloodlines. His older brother, James, was a star running back at Clemson and played three seasons in the NFL with Cleveland and Washington.
At this time, he appears likely to beat his brothers' sixth round grade but it is worth remembering that James, too, looked like a star after his sophomore season, rushing for eerily similar numbers (1,187 yards) on the same number of carries (203). The Gamecocks' star runs with greater power and determination but needs to prove that last year's success was no fluke to earn his lofty placement on NFLDraftScout.com's 2016 RB rankings. Unfortunately, he has been listed as questionable for his first opportunity to do so. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Rory Anderson, Sr/2015, South Carolina, 6-5, 232 (DS#8 TE)[Newsfeed] Other South Carolina prospects worth watching: TE Rory Anderson, Senior...A starter in 13 of 38 games over his career (including the last seven in 2013), Anderson was being projected as a possible all-conference pick this fall before a torn right triceps late in spring. He's still expected to play in 2014 but may not be ready for the team's opener August 28 against Texas A&M. Anderson has averaged 17.8 yards per catch over his career (39 receptions for 694 yards) and scored eight touchdowns. Anderson has good initial burst and agility to gain separation off the line of scrimmage and showed good hands on the tape reviewed. Unlike many other "hybrid" tight end/receivers across the country, Anderson seems to enjoy the physical battles at the line of scrimmage, showing surprising strength and tenacity while blocking. He is quick and competitive when sealing the edge and works to sustain his blocks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Brandon Shell, rJr/2016, South Carolina, 6-5, 334 (DS#7 OT)[Newsfeed] Other South Carolina prospects worth watching: OT Brandon Shell, RS Junior...With two more years of eligibility remaining, Shell already has 23 starts on his resume, all but the first one (left tackle) coming at right tackle. Shell is every bit as athletic as his counterpart, Robinson, but isn't yet as sound, too often dropping his head on contact (inviting swim moves) and catching rather than controlling his opponents. The tools are certainly there to develop and Shell has great bloodlines, as he's the great nephew of Hall of Famer Art Shell. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/25/14 - Sharrod Golightly, rSr/2015, South Carolina, 5-10, 205 (DS#28 SS)[Newsfeed] Other South Carolina prospects worth watching: S Sharrod Golightly, RS Senior...Golightly emerged as the starter at the Spur (a hybrid linebacker/safety role) last season, recording 47 tackles, including six for loss and four pass breakups. He was limited in the spring after undergoing "minor" left knee surgery in the offseason. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com