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Posted Dec. 23, 2009 @ noon
  • Oklahoma OT Trent Williams, who missed the Sooners' regular-season finale with a concussion, is likely to start at center against Stanford in the upcoming Sun Bowl. Williams' move to the left side this year did not go as smoothly as hoped (it was his missed block that led to Sam Bradford's original shoulder injury against BYU), but he still projects as one of the two best senior OT prospects along with Oklahoma State's ...

Could Armanti Edwards be better than Colt McCoy?

Posted Dec. 24, 2009 @ 12:18 p.m.
Here is my evaluation of Appalachian State senior QB Armanti Edwards in two sentences: Armanti Edwards is a beast. Armanti Edwards is a legitimate NFL quarterback prospect, not a wide receiver. Why? Well, for starters he has all the intangibles — he's tough, he's a winner, he plays with poise and tremendous confidence, and he has outstanding awareness. And physically? Don't even get me started on that. Height (5-11) aside, Edwards is blessed ...

Spiller departs with bowl win

Posted Dec. 28, 2009 @ 10 a.m.
  • Even in a modest effort by his standards, Clemson RB C.J. Spiller managed to set a couple more records in his last collegiate game.
  • Kentucky CB Trevard Lindley's season ended last night, as the Wildcats were defeated by Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Though he was nagged by a high-ankle sprain and missed four games this fall, he doesn't regret returning for his final season.

Let the sleeper watch begin

Posted Dec. 28, 2009 @ 2:55 p.m.
So, everything I say in today's blog entry will be completely biased. I find it hard to be objective when watching and writing about Utah senior WR David Reed. Ever since I saw him make the catch of the year vs. TCU earlier this season, I've been a big fan. After nearly a month since his last performance, I got to watch Reed lace it up one last time in last Wednesday's ...

Canes' Cooper hurts knee

Posted Dec. 30, 2009 @ 9:51 a.m.
  • Miami junior RB Graig Cooper injured his right knee in last night's Champs Sports Bowl, a loss to Wisconsin. Cooper, who was considering making an early jump to the NFL, crumbled to the ground in the final seconds of the second quarter while attempting to plant his leg on a kickoff return. The knee buckled, and Cooper remained on the ground for minutes, visibly hurting and audibly frustrated. He was helped off the field ...

Savage Animal — it just rolls off your tongue

Posted Dec. 31, 2009 @ 4:33 p.m.
Who could have fathomed that the Humanitarian Bowl between Bowling Green and Idaho would have provided such a finish for the ages?  If you haven't seen it, find it. Now, let's take a look at how some of last night's prospects fared. For starters, Idaho senior left guard Mike Iupati was outstanding. What's beast times infinity? What happens when you mix a dinosaur and a cheetah? You get a really big ...

Does Tebow's game translate?

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 9:11 a.m.
  • The story of TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes is well-known by now: running-back-turned pass rusher who has been wreaking havoc on Mountain West Conference quarterbacks for two years now. His impact is being felt by his younger teammates, too, as Hughes has taken to a leadership role as a senior.

Foot surgery for Clausen

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:44 a.m.
  • Notre Dame junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who showed toughness this fall by playing through a painful toe injury, underwent surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his right big toe. He won't be able to work out at next month's Combine, but plans on throwing for teams when healthy.

Colt McCoy is "mobile Brian Brohm"

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m.
So I know I'm somewhat beating a dead horse — after suggesting two weeks ago that Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards might be a better pro prospect than Texas' Colt McCoy — but I really believe Thursday night's BCS championship game will justify those comments. I don't think McCoy has a chance to play a good game, not after Bo Pelini exposed him in the Big 12 championship as an underneath, dink-and-dunk passer, and ...

Snead decision a head-scratcher

Posted Jan. 11, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m.
  • Another quarterback in the news is Ole Miss junior Jevan Snead, who made a surprising decision to skip his senior season in Oxford and ...

Selling Snead, buying Brown

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m.
Early entries must declare for the NFL draft by Friday, Jan. 15. Here are my thoughts on some of the names that have already declared: QB Jevan Snead (Ole Miss) What is he thinking? Is he thinking? Snead's decision to declare early for the draft is about as wise as investing in asbestos handkerchiefs. The positives? Nice arm. But enough with the damn arm strength! For goodness' sake, haven't we learned our lesson ...

McCoy loses game, gains fiancé

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m.
  • Texas QB Colt McCoy's BCS Championship experience was disappointing to say the least, but his spirits were undoubtedly buoyed by his recent engagement to longtime girlfriend Rachel Glandorf.
  • Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh, who is planning on participating in all Combine drills, has his priorities in order.
  • UAB ...

Selling Jones, buying Haden

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m.
For those who missed it, on Tuesday I touched upon a trio of offensive early entries. Basically, I wouldn't touch Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead until the seventh round, but I do like Central Michigan WR Antonio Brown and am intrigued by Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas if he can catch the ball more consistently. Now, let's take a look at the defensive side of the ball: S Chad Jones (LSU) My first ...

Tar Heels headline returnees

Posted Jan. 18, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m.
  • Now that the dust has settled and the deadline for early entry has passed, we can take stock of which juniors opted for big-man-on-campus status next year rather than NFL dollars. North Carolina, in particular, appears locked and loaded heading into 2010, as several talented defensive players ...

Someone give this kid a break

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 6:20 p.m.
How is it that Clemson senior TE Michael Palmer earns All-ACC first-team (media) honors and sets school single-season records for receptions (43) and receiving yards (507), yet he receives not one invitation to a senior all-star game (East-West Shrine, Senior Bowl, Texas vs. the Nation) or the Combine? I can tell you this much — throw his 40-yard dash time out the window. The kid is going to run in the 4.9 range, but every ...