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03/28/15 - Geno SmithJr/2016, Alabama, 6-0, 197 (DS#9 FS)
Alabama DB Geno Smith charged with DUI...Alabama senior defensive back Geno Smith was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, Smith's second DUI charge in three years. Both al.com and the Tuscaloosa News reported the arrest, citing Tuscaloosa County sheriff's Office records. Bond has reportedly been set at $1,000. Smith's previous DUI offense came in August 2013, before his sophomore season. Nick Saban said at the time that the arrest "is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players." An Atlanta native, Smith transitioned from corner to safety entering the 2014 season and appeared in all 14 games for Alabama last fall, finishing fifth on the team with 54 tackles. He has been expected to move into the starting lineup in 2015 following the departures of previous safety starters Landon Collins and Nick Perry. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com

03/28/15 - Treon HarrisFr/2018, Florida, 5-11, 180 (DS#999 QB)
Florida is without two key offensive playmakers during spring practice. Quarterback Treon Harris missed his second consecutive practice Friday following the shooting death of a family member in Miami, and receiver Brandon Powell has been shut down indefinitely after aggravating a previous foot injury. Coach Jim McElwain says it's unclear when Harris will return, saying "sometimes it's time to sit back and reflect about the importance of family and what that truly means. He'll fight through it and we expect him back when the time is right." Powell had foot surgery last spring, which included the insertion of a screw, and team doctors recently found a "hot spot." McElwain says "we're going to hold him from any contact, any scrimmage work" in hopes of not making the injury worse. - AP Sports

03/28/15 - Matthew ThomasrFr/2018, Florida State, 6-3, 233 (DS#999 ILB)
FSU LB Matthew Thomas out for spring, 'probably' needs surgery...Matthew Thomas arrived at Florida State in 2013 as the bluest of blue chips, a five-star rated among the top 10 prospects at any position by the 247Sports composite. The Miami product has shown flashes of his immense potential in his first two seasons in Tallahassee, but is still waiting for a true breakout season as the 2015 campaign approaches. Unfortunately for Thomas, that breakout will have to come in spite of a setback in the Seminoles' spring practice. Per the Orlando Sentinel, Jimbo Fisher told the media Friday after practice that Thomas would miss the remainder of spring camp with a shoulder injury, and would "probably" undergo surgery. “It popped out. Popped out," Fisher said of the shoulder. "It popped out a bunch of times last year, one game it popped out four different times. It popped out the other day. It's too loose. We'll have to end up fixing it."

Per the Sentinel, the shoulder is the same one whose 2013 injury forced Thomas to take a medical redshirt after four appearances. He was suspended for the first half of the 2014 season over an NCAA rules issue, then battled injuries the remainder of the season. Despite those issues, Thomas appeared in eight games, making three starts and finishing the season with 26 tackles. Any extended absence for Thomas could be trouble for the Seminoles' linebacking corps, with potential contributor E.J. Levenberry having transferred to UConn earlier this month and starter Reggie Northrup recovering from ACL surgery. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com

03/27/15 - Patton RobinetterSo/2017, Vanderbilt, 6-4, 214 (DS#999 QB)
Vanderbilt QB Robinette ends career, enters medical school...Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette, citing health concerns, has abruptly ended his playing career and will enter medical school. Robinette, a redshirt junior for the Commodores, told head coach Derek Mason on Thursday and informed teammates Friday morning. He plans to enter Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics. Robinette started the 2014 season opener, but was pulled out for an injury. He played in just six games last season because of injuries. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Robinette started five of his 16 career games, throwing for 1,096 yards with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions during his two seasons. He rushed for 277 yards and nine touchdowns during his career.

Robinette said his decision was influenced by a history of injuries, including a knee sprain in last year's opener against Temple and a concussion he suffered against South Carolina on Sept. 20 that forced him to miss six weeks. "This has been a very difficult decision to make," Robinette said in a statement released by the university. "This team means the world to me and I love playing football more than anything. It's been tough coming to a decision that is right for my family and I, and protects my health and future. "I've been very deliberate in coming to this decision. It's difficult but I'm really excited to move forward to the next chapter of my life and really to see what the field of medicine has in store for me." - The Sports Xchange

03/27/15 - Adam GotsisJr/2016, Georgia Tech, 6-4, 288 (DS#6 DT)
Adam Gotsis wasn't on any of the recruiting lists when the Australian signed with Georgia Tech three years ago in what looked like a strange experiment. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson believed he'd landed a five-star talent. He said on that signing day in 2012, "I will match him up against almost anybody. He's 6-foot-5, 300 pounds and can run." Johnson was right. Gotsis is preparing for his third year as a starter on the Yellow Jackets' defensive front. After spending much of his youth playing Australian Rules Football, he was a major part of an improved defense that helped Georgia Tech win 11 games, including the Orange Bowl, last season. "It's been a journey," Gotsis said. "I remember the whole recruiting process and just trying to find any college to have some interest in me."

Johnson was won over by the size and speed of Gotsis. Those strengths - and his production on the field - make Gotsis a name to watch in next year's NFL draft. In the last two seasons, Gotsis has 7 ½ sacks and 20 tackles for losses. He had four tackles, including one for a loss, and blocked a field goal in the Yellow Jackets' win at Georgia last season. He added four more stops in the Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State. "Adam is going to go all-out on every play," said linebacker P.J. Davis. "He's going to give you the best he's got." Asked after Wednesday's spring practice to reflect on his 2012 expectations for Gotsis, Johnson said, "Truthfully, he has probably played even better than I thought he would. I thought he would be a player who would help us and contribute. He's ended up being what, a three-year starter?" - AP Sports

03/27/15 - Coleman ThomasFr/2018, Tennessee, 6-6, 311 (DS#999 OT)
Vols OL Thomas charged with felony theft...Tennessee offensive lineman Coleman Thomas was arrested in Knoxville, Tenn., on a felony theft charge and subsequently removed from all team activities on Thursday. Thomas, who will be a sophomore in the fall, allegedly stole an Xbox and three Xbox games from another student's dorm room on March 13, according to reports. Police arrested Thomas on Wednesday and he was released on $2,000 bond. An arraignment is scheduled for April 7. Last season, Thomas played in 11 games as a true freshman and started five at right tackle.

Thomas participated in the Vols' first spring practice and Tuesday and was interviewed by the media, but there was no indication of pending charges against him. The athletic department then announced Thursday that Thomas would not be allowed to participate in team activities until further notice. According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the Xbox and Xbox games were worth $640 and sold at a local Game Stop store the same day the alleged theft had been reported. "We are aware of the situation and are awaiting further details," school spokesman Jimmy Stanton said. - The Sports Xchange

03/26/15 - Braxton MillerrSr/2016, Ohio State, 6-1, 215 (DS#10 QB)
Ohio State's compliance office is investigating whether quarterback Braxton Miller broke any NCAA rules when he posed for a picture on social media with health-care and nutritional products. Miller was pictured on Instagram on Tuesday night with products from AdvoCare. Miller is a graduate student who started three seasons for the Buckeyes but missed all of the Buckeyes' championship season last year after shoulder surgery. He is expected to play this fall after rehabbing through spring workouts. Student-athletes are permitted to hold jobs outside of school but they cannot use their status with a college team to sell products. - AP Sports

03/26/15 - *Randy GregoryrJr/2015, Nebraska, 6-5, 235 (DS#1 DE)
Nebraska DE Randy Gregory failed combine drug test...According to a report by NFL.com, Nebraska junior pass rusher Randy Gregory tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine in February. Gregory is NFLDraftScout.com's No. 8 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft and is currently slotted in the top 10 of mock drafts. "I blame myself," Gregory told NFL.com's Kimberly Jones. "And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame." Gregory's past drug use was a concern in league circles before the failed test, dating back to high school and his time at junior college. NFL scouts often point out that marijuana testing at the NFL combine is more of an "idiot test" because every prospect and agent knows about it well ahead of time. Gregory said he hasn't smoked since December, but it adds another red flag to his already polarizing pro projection. "Am I worried? Yeah, I'm worried," he said when asked about his draft stock. "At the same time, I'm confident. I know I'm going to be all right in the end." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/26/15 - *Randy GregoryrJr/2015, Nebraska, 6-5, 235 (DS#1 DE)
Nebraska DE Randy Gregory failed combine drug test...So how will this affect his draft stock? This failed test will be viewed differently by teams as some are more tolerant than others. Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston was thought to be a possible late first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, but after a failed drug test, he slipped to the third round and the No. 70 pick overall. Marijuana hasn't been an issue for him since entering the league and he has developed into one of the best third-round steals in recent memory.

On the flip side, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, a second-rounder in the 2012 supplemental draft, looked to be a bargain after leading the league in receiving in 2013. But his constant issues with substance abuse have derailed his career and it's anyone's guess when he'll find the field again, but it won't be until 2016 at the earliest. Gregory has top-10 talent, but with concerns about his growth potential and overall reliability because of his past drug use, it wouldn't be a shock to see him fall past the initial 10 picks. However, it's hard to see him falling too far down draft boards and a team picking in the mid-to-late first round might land the Huskers pass rusher at a reduced price. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/26/15 - *Jameis WinstonrSo/2015, Florida State, 6-4, 231 (DS#1 QB)
Lovie confirms Bucs leaning Winston at No. 1...Four weeks before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on officially on the clock in the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30, head coach Lovie Smith does not deny Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the leader in the clubhouse to be the No. 1 pick. "No, I wouldn't say it's an erroneous assumption," Smith said in response to a query about the Bucs taking Winston over Oregon's Marcus Mariota first overall. "I would say when people make that assumption, we haven't had the pro workout [for Winston] yet. But we've done a lot of research, have watched a lot of video and had both of them in and talked with them individually and had them on the board. But the process, the game isn't over yet. I think you can have a leader, but you have to let the game play out and we're doing that. "We're excited about this final stage almost to decide exactly which direction to go."

The Buccaneers hosted both quarterbacks this month. Smith, who said after releasing quarterback Josh McCown on Feb. 11 that Mike Glennon is a capable starter, all but guaranteed the team will draft a quarterback. "Odds are, we're going to go a certain direction. But we don't have to make this decision and you wait until you have to," Smith said. "We would feel very comfortable, though, picking one of the [quarterbacks]." - The Sports Xchange

03/26/15 - *Jameis WinstonrSo/2015, Florida State, 6-4, 231 (DS#1 QB)
Lovie confirms Bucs leaning Winston at No. 1...The Buccaneers have drafted only two quarterbacks in the first round since 1994 -- Trent Dilfer was No. 1 overall that year, and the previous regime picked Josh Freeman in 2009 -- and neither worked out. As part of the evaluation process, the Buccaneers are spending "hours" on research of Winston and Mariota, who met with ownership. The Glazer family signed off on drafting either player earlier this week. Smith echoed Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt's position that Mariota's disposition and demeanor are not concerns. Smith said Mariota was not quiet or shy in meetings with the team. The Titans, who pick second, could draft Mariota if the Buccaneers snag Winston.

Winston won the national championship and Heisman Trophy and enters the NFL with only one loss on his resume from Florida State. Beyond off-field questions, Smith said there are areas where Winston can improve. "That's one part, you say 'What can improve?' " Smith said. "Us getting him on proper nutrition. Lifting. Getting him in the weight room. When I say he's an immature athlete, he hasn't a chance to really develop his body. You say, 'Jameis, what are you least proud of?' He'll say, 'The 40-yard dash. I was embarrassed.'" - The Sports Xchange

03/25/15 - Braxton MillerrSr/2016, Ohio State, 6-1, 215 (DS#10 QB)
Ohio State 'looking into' possible Braxton Miller endorsement violation...An Ohio State spokesperson says the school is "aware" of a deleted Braxton Miller Instagram post that showed the Buckeyes senior quarterback with a collection of AdvoCare nutrition products -- and more importantly, appeared to endorse the multi-level marketing brand. Per Land-Grant Holy Land, the Instagram handle mentioned in the caption to Miller's post belongs to trainer Brandon Oshodin of the company Authentik Fitness (who would later re-post Miller's image). Oshodin appears to be a distributor of AdvoCare products. AdvoCare makes it clear it does not approve of NCAA athletes promoting the product (even if no doubt would be happy to have them use them).

So what's the potential fallout from Miller's misstep? Not much, most likely, unless Oshodin or another AdvoCare party has paid Miller handsomely for the privilege of the above photo, in which case the violation may be of the "secondary" variety. An apology, repayment of any minor impermissible benefits and promise to keep any future mentions of AdvoCare off his social media accounts may potentially resolve the case. But as Ohio State knows better than most, delving into the murky world of the NCAA rulebook can sometimes offer some surprises. Stay tuned. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com

03/24/15 - *Todd GurleyJr/2015, Georgia, 6-1, 222 (DS#1 RB)
While the Cincinnati Bengals will not likely be in the market for a running back in the early rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft after adding Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard the past two years, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is impressed with the talent pool at the position this year. NFLDraftScout.com has two running backs currently rated as first round prospects - Georgia's Todd Gurley (No. 18 overall) and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, with 10 running backs rated within the top 100 overall. Gurley continues to recover from ACL surgery, and the bulk of his pre-draft process has been focused on the strength of the knee. "He's going to spend a lot of time jumping through hoops but the ACL injury is one that is not as career-ending or career-threatening as it used to be," Lewis said. "The way our medical operations are today guys come back depending on the severity of it. He'll have to do all of those things in order to prove and at some point somebody will think he's right for the value at that pick." - The Sports Xchange

03/24/15 - Macgarrett Kings Jr.Jr/2016, Michigan State, 5-10, 186 (DS#95 WR)
Macgarrett Kings and Delton Williams are not on Michigan State's football roster at the start of spring practice. Both players have been facing legal issues over the past month. Coach Mark Dantonio wouldn't comment much on their status when he spoke Tuesday, the first day of spring practice for the Spartans. Dantonio says anyone not on the depth chart is "sort of in limbo" at the moment. Williams, a running back, was arraigned last week on a charge of brandishing a firearm in public. He was suspended from all team-related activities. Kings, a wide receiver, was arrested Feb. 28 on charges that included being drunk and disorderly and interfering with police. - AP Sports

03/24/15 - *Todd GurleyJr/2015, Georgia, 6-1, 222 (DS#1 RB)
While the Bengals will not likely be in the market for a running back in the early rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft after adding Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard the past two years, coach Marvin Lewis is impressed with the talent pool at the position this year. NFLDraftScout.com has two running backs currently rated as first round prospects – Georgia's Todd Gurley (No. 18 overall) and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, with 10 running backs rated within the top 100 overall. Gurley continues to recover from ACL surgery, and the bulk of his pre-draft process has been focused on the strength of the knee. "He's going to spend a lot of time jumping through hoops but the ACL injury is one that is not as career-ending or career-threatening as it used to be," Lewis said. "The way our medical operations are today guys come back depending on the severity of it. He'll have to do all of those things in order to prove and at some point somebody will think he's right for the value at that pick."

03/24/15 - Marcus MariotarJr/2015, Oregon, 6-4, 222 (DS#2 QB)
Whisenhunt would start Mariota if picked No. 2...If Marcus Mariota is the No. 2 overall pick, he would also be the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart with the Tennessee Titans. "You're talking about taking a quarterback with the first or second pick, you're probably going to play that guy," said Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Oregon quarterback. "As far as whether or not he's ready to do it, we're still in the process of evaluating. We like what we've seen so far, he's a talented player." NFLDraftScout.com ranks Mariota as the No. 2 quarterback in the 2015 draft behind Florida State's Jameis Winston. The Titans don't have a franchise quarterback in place, but have also spent significant time with Southern Cal defensive tackle in addition to working out Mariota and Winston.

The mild-mannered, passive demeanor of Mariota and his college football upbringing in a fast-break offense that didn't develop certain skills vital to NFL success raised criticism from media and some in the scouting community. Whisenhunt, who has an obvious stake in hiking interest in the No. 2 pick, said he sees a pretty flawless player in evaluating Mariota. "I've been very impressed with him," Whisenhunt said. "I spent an hour and a half with him in the classroom and went out on the field and worked out with him. "How he handled that whole situation, he did a really nice job. To me, he shows a lot of the qualities of those guys who have been successful in the league. The team gravitates to him, they really like him. He's an accurate thrower, he doesn't turn the ball over much and can extend the play." How the Titans handle the No. 2 pick and the draft overall could have a serious bearing on Whisenhunt's future. Being the season for blowing smoke, Whisenhunt also had some praise for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford -- who happens to be under contract with the team coached by Mariota's former college coach, Chip Kelly. - The Sports Xchange

03/24/15 - Taylor McNamararSo/2017, Southern California, 6-5, 245 (DS#999 TE)
Tight end Taylor McNamara transferring to USC...Former Oklahoma tight end Taylor McNamara will transfer to USC, he announced on his Twitter account Monday. McNamara, who signed with OU in its recruiting class of 2012, only recorded one career reception -- a four-yard grab in the Sooners' 2014 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. He was injured during his true freshman season and redshirted. He rarely played as a redshirt freshman in 2013, but expected to get more playing time last season, especially after catching two touchdown passes in the 2014 spring game. That didn't materialize, in part because former quarterback Blake Bell was the team's primary tight end. McNamara is set to graduate from OU this May, and will transfer to USC with immediate eligibility in 2015. A former four-star prospect, McNamara was ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's seventh-best tight end -- and the No. 189 overall prospect -- in his recruiting class. - Jason Kersey, News Oklahoma

03/24/15 - Russell BellomyrJr/2016, Texas-San Antonio, 6-2, 220 (DS#999 QB)
Head football coach Larry Coker announced Tuesday that quarterback Russell Bellomy will join his program this summer after graduating from Michigan on May 1. Bellomy will have one year of eligibility with the Roadrunners. "We are excited that Russell has decided to become a member of our program," Coker said. "He has gained valuable experience at Michigan the past four years and we look forward to having him on campus for summer workouts after he graduates in May."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Arlington appeared in six games during the past three seasons for the Wolverines after sitting out the 2011 campaign as a redshirt. He appeared in one contest this past fall and another five in 2012. Coached by Bob Wager at Martin High School, he led the Warriors to a 10-3 record and UIL Class 5A Division I regional semifinals as a senior. He passed for 1,564 yards and 15 touchdowns and added another 804 yards on the ground to go along with nine more scores en route to first-team All-District 4-5A honors that season. - UTSA football

03/23/15 - Corey ClementSo/2017, Wisconsin, 5-11, 210 (DS#4 RB)
Running back Corey Clement is using spring practice at Wisconsin to prepare for a bigger workload and a new coaching staff. Clement is the heir apparent in the backfield to Melvin Gordon, who bypassed his senior year to enter the NFL draft after a record-setting season. Clement was also pretty good in 2014 with 949 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore. But the Badgers are in transition with coach Paul Chryst running his first spring practice after taking over for Gary Andersen. He left in December to take the Oregon State job. Chryst does offer some continuity given that he once coordinated potent offenses at Wisconsin before a three-year stint as Pittsburgh's head coach. Chryst has said he likes what he sees so far in Clement, especially his work ethic. - AP Sports

03/23/15 - Garrett GraysonrSr/2015, Colorado State, 6-2, 213 (DS#4 QB)
Now healthy, QB Garrett Grayson impresses at pro day...A popular topic from the NFL Scouting Combine was that all of the top quarterbacks were full participants in Indianapolis. And while that was true with Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and others, NFL scouts who wanted to see Colorado State's Garrett Grayson, who is competing to be the third quarterback drafted, had to wait until Monday to see him perform due to a hamstring injury. And he didn't disappoint. Grayson (6-2, 213) impressed representative from 11 teams in attendance, performing well during the agility tests and on the field throwing the ball at Colorado State's indoor facility. “I was happy with my performance today,” Grayson said after his workout. “I think I proved I could make all the throws…I wanted to prove to everybody that I could take the five- and seven-step drops and throw with accuracy.”

Grayson completed 70 of 74 passes in a typical pro day throwing session that included the full route tree and movement drops to show his mobility and passing on the run. He also performed the agility tests with a 10-feet-1 broad jump, 34-inch vertical and a 40-yard dash in the mid-4.5's. Currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 4 quarterback in the 2015 class, Grayson is competing with Baylor's Bryce Petty and UCLA's Brett Hundley to be the third quarterback drafted, probably in the top-100 picks. But Grayson is still preparing as if he's the top quarterback in the draft.

Grayson, who was recruited by some Pac-12 schools as a safety, reinvented himself the past two seasons and blossomed into a NFL quarterback, finishing with a 55-to-18 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a junior and senior. He will make low percentage throws into tight coverage, but he finds ways to move the chains with confidence, poise and the mental traits that NFL coaches covet. Despite ordinary physical skills, Grayson's size, athleticism and arm strength are good enough and worth developing. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/23/15 - Garrett GraysonrSr/2015, Colorado State, 6-2, 213 (DS#4 QB)
Garrett Grayson saved the 40-yard dash for the end of his pro day workout Monday. "I knew at the end of the day quarterbacks don't get paid to run 40s, they get paid to throw the ball," Grayson said. "I wanted to make sure if something did happen (again) with my hamstring, my throws, at least I got that out." It was during a 40-yard dash last month that Grayson tweaked a hamstring, preventing him from showing off his skills at the NFL Combine and necessitating his personal pro day Monday at Colorado State University. Grayson (6-foot-2 and 214 pounds) completed 70 of 74 passes to wide receiver Charles Lovett with an impressive performance in front of more than a dozen NFL scouts at CSU's indoor football field. "I proved what I can do today," Grayson said. "... think I quieted a few people."

The Mountain West Conference's offensive player of the year was sharp throwing outside the numbers, on three-, five- and seven-step drops, out of the shotgun and on roll-outs and re-sets. He was accurate on medium range and deep throws and solid on over-the-shoulder throws. Afterward, he ran a couple of 40-yard dashes in the 4.60 range and said his hamstring felt fine. "I've been, honestly, just waiting to get this over with, just been training for the past three months so it's been a long process," Grayson said. "Obviously, was a little bummed couldn't do anything at the combine...I was happy with my performance today, think we missed four throws, wished I could have those back but I think I proved I can make all the throws."

While Grayson was getting healthy over the last month, Baylor's Bryce Petty rose in many scouts' eyes as the third-best QB in the upcoming NFL draft behind Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota. "Me, Bryce Petty and (UCLA's) Brett Hundley, we're all considered to be fighting for that third spot, I can guarantee you can ask those guys too, they're not fighting for the (No. 3), they're fighting for the No. 1," Grayson said. - AP Sports

03/23/15 - *Amari CooperJr/2015, Alabama, 6-1, 211 (DS#1 WR)
Video created the confusion, a simulcam that showed Amari Cooper and Kevin White running their 40-yard dashes from the NFL Scouting Combine at the same time. While Alabama's Cooper and West Virginia's White were neck and neck throughout the run, White's time (4.35) was significantly faster than the one released for Cooper (4.42). A report Sunday cleared up the confusion. NFL teams were informed that the time released for Cooper was incorrect and that the former Alabama wide receiver's actual time was between 4.35 and 4.38 seconds, according to Yahoo!. "I feel like on the video, my top end speed, you saw I was catching [White]," Cooper said at Alabama's Pro Day earlier this month. "So I felt like if we would have run 60 yards, I think my top end speed was a little greater." - Matt Zenitz, AL.com

03/23/15 - *Jalen CollinsrJr/2015, Louisiana State, 6-1, 203 (DS#6 CB)
LSU CB Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery last week...LSU junior cornerback Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery last week and will not be able to participate in the school's Pro Day workout March 27. The procedure, which was first reported via a tweet by NFL.com's Gil Brandt, took place in North Carolina Thursday, March 19 and was conducted by Dr. Bob Anderson. The specifics of the injury were not immediately available but Brandt reported that Collins is expected to be ready by mini camps, which can take place as early as the week after the draft. The short rehabilitation means that Collins' injury may be something as relatively minor as adding stability to a stress fracture.

The injury, which was almost surely discovered during the intense medical examinations at the Combine, didn't keep Collins from working out in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-1, 203 pound Collins worked out very well at the Combine, in fact, registering a 4.48 second time in the 40-yard dash and 6.77 second time in the 3 cone drill, leading all cornerbacks tested in Indianapolis in this key drill measuring change of direction and explosion. Collins was less impressive in the short shuttle - his 4.27 second time was middle of the pack among cornerbacks - as was his 36" vertical jump and 10'3" broad jump.

Collins enjoyed an impressive positional workout, however, and scouts are intrigued by the combination of size, fluidity and physicality he shows on tape. Collins currently ranks sixth on NFLDraftScout.com's cornerback rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft but some talent evaluators believe that his upside could help him crack the first round despite the redshirt junior starting just 10 games over his collegiate career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/22/15 - Adoree JacksonFr/2018, Southern California, 5-11, 185 (DS#1 CB)
Friday Five: The non-QB breakout candidates for 2015: 1. USC CB/WR Adoree Jackson: Oh how I adore Jackson. He was the easy top choice because he might not just break out, he could easily wind up being the country's most exciting player. Jackson is the kind of talent who could cause a coaching staff civil war as offensive and defensive coaches battle keep Jackson to themselves. While it'd be understandable to want to limit Jackson to one side of the ball, USC is probably better served just getting him on the field as often as possible, because good things happen when he is. As a freshman last season Jackson finished 2014 with 49 tackles, nine passes defended, 138 yards receiving, 684 yards on kick returns (Jackson had 839 all-purpose yards) and five total TDs. Charles Woodson was the last defensive player to win a Heisman Trophy. Jackson could be the next. Assuming USC's offensive coaching staff doesn't win the war, anyway. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

03/22/15 - Carl LawsonSo/2017, Auburn, 6-2, 261 (DS#3 DE)
Friday Five: The non-QB breakout candidates for 2015: 2. Auburn DE Carl Lawson: If I'd written this same post last year, Lawson would have been on it, but sometimes things don't go according to plan. Lawson missed the entire 2014 season, thanks to a torn ACL, and his absence certainly had an impact on the defense. There's a reason Will Muschamp is on The Plains now, and having a healthy Lawson makes things a lot easier as he tries to revamp that side of the ball. Lawson was a five-star recruit in the 2013 class, and considered the second-best defensive end prospect. His presence in 2015 will help improve a defense that finished No. 12 in the SEC (No. 96 nationally) in sacks per game at 1.62, and Lawson could help key a possible playoff run. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

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Oregon
-Taylor McNamara, rSo TE
USC
-Russell Bellomy, rJr QB
UT-San Antonio
-Corey Clement, So RB
Wisconsin
-Garrett Grayson, rSr QB
Colorado St
-Garrett Grayson, rSr QB
Colorado St
-*Amari Cooper, Jr WR
Alabama
-*Jalen Collins, rJr CB
LSU
-Adoree Jackson, Fr CB
USC
-Carl Lawson, So DE
Auburn
-Corey Clement, So RB
Wisconsin
-Jalen Hurd, Fr RB
Tennessee
-Raekwon McMillan, Fr ILB
Ohio St
-*Shane Ray, rJr DE
Missouri
-Ty Montgomery, Sr WR
Stanford
-Bryce Petty, rSr QB
Baylor
-Donovan Smith, rJr OT
Penn St
-Adrian Amos, Sr FS
Penn St
-Deion Barnes, rJr DE
Penn St
-Jeremy Langford, rSr RB
Michigan St
-Tony Lippett, rSr WR
Michigan St
-Matt Hegarty, rJr OG
Notre Dame
-*Jameis Winston, rSo QB
Florida St
-Jake Rudock, rJr QB
Iowa
-Everett Golson, rJr QB
Notre Dame
-*Shane Ray, rJr DE
Missouri
-*Shane Ray, rJr DE
Missouri
-Markus Golden, rSr OLB
Missouri
-*Todd Gurley, Jr RB
Georgia
-Larenz Bryant, So SS
S Carolina
-Marcus Mariota, rJr QB
Oregon
-Bryce Petty, rSr QB
Baylor
-Bryce Petty, rSr QB
Baylor
-Antwan Goodley, rSr WR
Baylor
-Levi Norwood, rSr WR
Baylor



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