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*Gavin Escobar heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 2/47 - Gavin Escobar, TE, 6-5, 254, San Diego State...This was a surprise pick considering the Cowboys didn't have a need for a pass-catching tight end with seven-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten coming off the best season of his career. But Escobar was considered among the top three tight ends in the draft. He is a playmaker and will signal change to the two-tight end offense that New England employs. He needs to improve as a run blocker but will be a better red-zone target than Witten. - The Sports Xchange
Brian Stahovich heading into Sr season: 2010: First-team all-Mountain West Conference selection … SDSU Special Teams Player of the Year … Led the conference and ranked eighth nationally with a 45.4-yard average … Placed 18 of 53 punts inside the 20 yard line, while only six went for touchbacks … Forced 16 fair catches … had one punt blocked. 2009: Second-team all-Mountain West Conference … Ended the campaign ranked 13th nationally in punting average (43.8) and was 18th in net punting … Of his 61 punts, 17 traveled more than 50 yards and 13 were downed inside the opponent's 20-yard-line against seven touchbacks … Forced 15 fair catches during the year … MWC Player of the Week after dropping five of his seven punts inside the 20 in the win over New Mexico, also tallied 59 and 50-yard punts vs. the Lobos. 2008: Punter in all 12 contests … Averaged 39.5 yards a punt with a long of 65 … Forced 19 fair catches … Had eight kicks of more than 50 yards … Dropped 14 inside the 20-yard line with eight touchbacks … Had one punt blocked.
Ryan Lindley heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 6/185 - Ryan Lindley, QB, 6-3, 232, San Diego State...He's a four-year starter with good size and a strong arm. His weakness is accuracy, completing 55.48 percent of his career attempts. COULD SURPRISE: Quarterback Ryan Lindley: The San Diego State quarterback has a strong arm and good size (6-3, 230 pounds). He's a project so he won't contribute for a couple of years. But he's smart and has ability. If Kevin Kolb and John Skelton falter over the next few years, Lindley could get a shot. - The Sports Xchange
*Ronnie Hillman heading into rSo season: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/67 -- Ronnie Hillman, RB, 5-9, 200, San Diego State...Denver traded up to take Hillman, dealing its fourth-round pick (No. 120 overall) to move up 20 slots for the speedy back, who is expected to split time with incumbent Willis McGahee and could push out Knowshon Moreno. - The Sports Xchange
Leon McFadden heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Browns' picks: Round 3/68 - Leon McFadden, CB, 5-10, 193, San Diego State...McFadden can play corner or nickel. The Browns need a player at both positions. He was a four-year starter for the Aztecs and led his team with three interceptions last year. He returned two for touchdowns. QUOTES TO NOTE: "I believe my ball skills are very good, my man-to-man coverage, I became a lot more aggressive in the last couple years. My IQ for football, studying my opponent is really big for me." - Browns third-round draft pick, cornerback Leon McFadden. - The Sports Xchange
Vincent Brown heading into Sr season: 2010: Brown caught 69 passes for 1,352 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to earning first-team all-Mountain West Conference honors during 2010. His 1,352 yards are the fourth most in school history and he produced six 100-yard receiving efforts during the season. Brown is coming off a Poinsettia Bowl record-breaking performance, with 165 yards receiving on eight catches. He caught a 53-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter of the Aztecs' 35-14 victory over Navy. In four seasons at San Diego State, Brown caught 209 passes for 3,110 yards and 23 touchdowns. He departs the school with a record-tying 13 100-yard receiving games and is third in receiving yards, third in receptions and fifth in receiving touchdowns...2009: One of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's top receiver ... Second-team all-MWC ... Ended the year with 45 catches for 778 yards and six touchdowns ... Five 100-yard receiving games, including four straight to start the year ... Had a touchdown in each of the team's opening five contests ... Started the first seven games, before suffering a season-ending thumb injury at Colorado State on Oct. 24 ... Became the 24th Aztec to reach the 100 career receptions mark with his five catches for 139 yards against UCLA ... Also met the 1,000 career receiving yards mark in the opener ...2008: Played and started all 12 contests ... Easily led the team in catches (64) and receiving yards (631) ... Became the 47th Aztec in school history to have at least two 100-yard receiving games in his career ... Fifth in the MWC and 46th nationally in receptions per game (5.3)...2007: Played in all 12 contests, starting eight of the final nine games ... Fourth on the team in receptions with 31 and in receiving yards with 349 ... Third in school season history in most receptions by a freshman and fourth in most receiving yards ... Returned 25 kickoffs for 547 yards (21.9 ypr.).
Miles Burris heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: 4/129 - Miles Burris, LB, 6-2, 246, San Diego State...An outside linebacker in a 3-3-5 scheme in college, Burris did a little bit of everything. His film stands out in terms of passion and playmaking and he should be an asset on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
Russell Allen heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 71 Sol-119 TT, 5.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FR; Played and started all 12 contests for the second year in a row ... Led the squad in tackles with 119 ... Ranked first in the MWC in tackles per conference outing (10.6) and was 33rd nationally in overall games (9.9) ... MWC all-conference honorable mention pick and also named to the 2007 Phil Steele's 2007 All-Mountain West Conference first team ... 2007 Butkus Award Watch List honoree ... Starter at strongside linebacker, making seven tackles against Washington State...2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 48 Sol-89 TT, 6.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU; Starter at linebacker in all 12 games with the first four on the weakside and the last eight on the strongside... Ranked ninth in the MWC in tackles per game (7.3) and in the top 100 nationally... 2005: 12 GP; 12 GS; 32 Sol-61 TT, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PBU; An honorable mention freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... Mountain West Conference all-academic selection ... Played in all 12 games, starting seven times, including six straight at weakside linebacker.
Brice Butler heading into rSr season: A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 7/209 - Brice Butler, WR, 6-3, 205, San Diego State...The son of NFL veteran corner Bobby Butler transferred from USC to San Diego State after graduating and caught 24 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns. Raiders receivers coach Ted Gilmore was his first receivers coach at USC and pushed for him. - The Sports Xchange
DeMarco Sampson heading into rSr season: DOB: 12/19/1985...Will be a 25 year-old NFL rookie...2010: All-Mountain West First Team (Coaches)...Played in all 13 games in 2010...2nd on the team in receiving with 67 receptions for 1220 yards (18.2 YPC) with8 TDs...Has caught a pass in 27 consecutive outings ... Ended his career with 2,242 yards receiving to rank ninth in school history...2009: ALL-Mountain West Second Team...lead the league with eight touchdowns receiving in conference games, three more than the next closest player...ranked second in league contests with 84.8 receiving yards per game and third with 5.9 receptions per game... Sampson's breakout game came at Colorado State when he caught 15 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns in the Aztecs' come-from-behind victory. The 257 receiving yards against the Rams are the most by an MWC player in 2009 and third-most nationally, while the 15 catches led the league and are tied for eighth nationally...2008: Was a reserve in 11 contests ... Backup at one receiver spot and also returned punts and kickoffs ... Scored his first TD since 2005, on a six-yard reception in the first quarter in the win over UNLV ...2007: Missed his second consecutive year recovering from injury...2006: Did not play due to injury...2005: Played in all 12 games ... Finished year with six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown ... Tallied six tackles on special teams ...2004: Originally signed with SDSU in February of 2004 and enrolled in classes in January of 2005 ... Showed dramatic improvement during month-long spring drills and had two long TD receptions in the Red & Black Game.
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