Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Brennan declares, still could return to Hawaii
OSU's Ginn, Pittman to enter NFL draft
Brohm to return to Louisville for senior season
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Dorsey staying at LSU for senior year
Brandon Siler to enter draft
Friday, January 12, 2007
Gator decisions: Caldwell, Moss, Nelson, Smith
Nelson, an attacking safety with big time play-making ability, finished the season with six interceptions. He's expected to be a first round pick.
Moss is an athletic end who will be coveted by NFL teams for his pass-rushing abilities. He finished the 2006 season with 7.5 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries.
Smith, a talented but tiny corner, led the Gators with 8 interceptions.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Antoine Cason will return to Arizona
Anthony Gonzalez enters the NFL draft
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Oklahoma's Peterson to enter NFL Draft
Oklahoma junior running back Adrian Peterson will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, according to two sources close to the situation. An official announcement could come as early as Thursday.Adrian Peterson is a true franchise back. He’s a playmaker and a workhorse. He has durability concerns, but his potential will make him a top 10 pick.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Jarrett signs with agent, will enter draft
ASU's Miller going pro
Michael Bush will enter the NFL draft
Bush's senior season ended in the opener against Kentucky when he suffered a broken right leg. According to Bush, his rehabilitation is going well. However, he still walks with a limp and he doesn't know if he'll be able to run before the draft.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Pitt's Revis to leave school for NFL draft
Branch headed to the NFL
Calvin Johnson to enter the draft
Johnson's combination of size, speed, athleticism and body control are rare. He's one of the best receiving prospects to enter the draft in a long time.
Sunday, January 7, 2007
Petrino to the NFL, Brohm and Bush next?
Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has accepted a five-year, $24 million offer from the Atlanta Falcons to become their new coach. One has to assume that Louisville's Brian Brohm and Michael Bush are now going to enter the NFL draft.
Brohm, a junior, was thought to be headed back to Louisville for his senior season. However, he is unlikely to return for a new coach and to learn a new offense. If he enters the draft he'll be a first round pick, possibly in the top ten.
Bush, a senior, could return to Louisville with a medical redshirt. He broke his leg in the first game of the 2006 season and won't be completely healthy till March.
Sidney Rice will go pro
Rice is a tall (6-4), talented receiver who is raw but has a ton of potential. He could go late first or early second round depending on how he does in post-season workouts.
Jamaal Anderson to enter NFL draft
Saturday, January 6, 2007
JaMarcus Russell signs with agent, will go pro
Frank Okam to return for senior season
Friday, January 5, 2007
Branch not in class, expected to enter the draft
Branch could be a top ten pick in April's draft. The 6-6, 330 pound tackle is immovable on the inside of the defensive line. His size and strength allows him to hold his ground and clog running lanes. Branch is also a very good athlete for his size and shows the ability to get around blocks.
Robert Meachem will go pro
Tennessee wide receiver Robert Meachem has decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.
Meachem has great size (6-3, 210), speed and agility. After being highly recruited coming out of high school, he disappointed in his first two seasons at Tennessee. However this season Meachem finally lived up to his hype, finishing the year with 71 receptions for 1298 yards and 11 TDs.
Meachem is currently expected to be a late first or early second round pick. His stock could rise if he performs well in post season workouts.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Russell downs Irish, next stop NFL?
He has yet to make his intentions public, but it will be hard for him to return to LSU. Russell's stock continues to rise and he could be a high first round pick if he enters the draft.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Lynch to enter 2007 NFL Draft
Lynch is expected to be a first round pick and some think he could be drafted over Adrian Peterson.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Georgia's Ware and Johnson to skip senior season
Johnson finished the season with 7.5 sacks and should be drafted on the first day, possibly as a first rounder.
Ware was a backup running back and will be lucky to get drafted.
Monday, January 1, 2007
Miami's Greg Olsen going pro
Rosenhaus believes Olsen will be a first round pick.
''The information I'm getting is that he'll be a first-round pick,'' Rosenhaus said. "He's got rare ability -- great size and speed for the position. He's very athletic. We're confident he will be an impact rookie.''
It's more likely that Olsen will be a second round pick. Robert Davis rates him as his second best TE prospect.
CJ's Gator Bowl show, his last college game?
Johnson is one of the most talented receiving prospects to come along in a while. His combination of size, speed, and body control is rare. If he enters, he is arguably the top player in the draft, and should be a Top 5 pick.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Predicting the Underclassmen
Which other top underclassmen will enter the NFL draft? Below is our best guesses based on rumors, 2006 performance, and opinion.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma - Going pro. He's a probable top 5 pick and a virtual lock to skip his senior season.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech - Going pro. Another top 5 pick, who should go pro. However, it's not a lock and there has been a lot of noise from friends and family about the importance of staying in school.
Henne, Hart, Long, Michigan - Staying in school. All announced they will return for senior year.
Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville - Staying in school. Will return for another National Championship and Heisman run.
Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC - Going pro. Not as certain as the start of the season, but should still go pro.
Jackson, Baker, Washington, and Booty, USC - All announced they will return for senior year.
Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio St - Going pro. He won't want to audition for the NFL with a new QB next year at OSU.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Cal - Going pro. Stock way up. A few scouts like him better then Peterson.
Alan Branch, DT, Michigan - Going pro. Could be the top DT.
Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina - Staying in school. Has already told Spurrier he'll return.
Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU - Will go pro. Stock is up and should be a first rounder.
JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU - Going pro. Has everything scouts look for in a pro QB prospect: size (6-6 250), athleticism and a big time arm. Could challenge Quinn for first QB taken in draft.
Reggie Nelson, S, Florida - Going Pro. Stock way up. Could pass Laron Landry as the best safety prospect.
Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii - Originally looked to return, now seems to be leaning to going pro.
Limas Sweed, WR, Texas - Announced he will return.
Zach Miller, TE, ASU - Going pro. With coach fired, he's more likely to skip senior year. Best TE in the draft.
Greg Olsen, TE, Miami - Going pro. 2nd best TE in the draft.
Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee - Likely to go pro. Has a daughter to support and should be a late first or early second rounder.
Mario Urrutia, WR, Louisville - Will return to school.
Darrelle Revis, CB, Pitt - Going pro. Could be top CB in draft.
Friday, December 29, 2006
FSU's Timmons will go pro
Warchant.com also confirmed that Timmons has signed with pro agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Timmons finished with 79 tackles and led the team with 18 tackles for loss. The 6-3, 230 pound linebacker is expected to be a first day pick and could end up in the first round depending on his performance in post-season workouts.
Lynch impressive in perhaps his final game at Cal
Look for Lynch to get drafted in the top half of the first round as he is the total package for a running back prospect. He has very good size and is a good interior runner. He also has the elusiveness to make people miss, the speed to outrun defenders, and is a play-maker in the passing game.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Branch still undecided about NFL draft
"This semester, I had a lot of fun. Going to the pros, that's a grown-up world, and I don't know if I'm ready for that now," Branch said.
Sweed to return for senior season
Friday, December 22, 2006
Keyshawn's advice to Jarrett, stay in school
"He's not ready for the NFL in my opinion," Johnson said. "Any time you go down to Arkansas and you allow those guys to jam you at the line of scrimmage and run poor routes, you're not ready."
It's doubtful Jarrett will listen to Keyshawn. Jarrett hasn't made his decision know, however his silence while all the other USC juniors were announcing they would return speaks volumes. It would also be difficult to see Jarrett pass up the draft when many project he'll be a top 15 pick.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Florida juniors consider NFL draft
According to previous reports, Nelson will enter the draft and should be a first round selection. It's unknown at this time what the other three will do. Purely speculation, but expect Siler and Caldwell to go pro and Moss to return.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Stanley Doughty going pro
"He's free to go. He's not here," Spurrier said. "He's going pro. We haven't seen him in a couple days. He's out. He's gone."
The 6-foot, 331-pound Doughty started just 3 games this season for USC and was in and out of the coaches' doghouse all year because of his weight and questionable work ethic. He finished the year with 17 tackles and no sacks. Doughty isn't an elite prospect and reports of his poor work ethic will only hurt his draft stock.
Arizona's Henry to leave for the NFL draft
Henry has a good combination of size (6-1, 230-pounds) and speed (some report a 4.4 forty), however he didn't produce at Arizona. The junior rushed for 581 yards on 165 carries this season, an average of just 3.5 yards per attempt. He'll need to have an impressive post-season circuit to hear his name called on the first day of the 2007 NFL draft.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
UM's Beason and Olsen could declare
Beason is very unlikely to receive a first round grade and should return to Miami. Olsen is more likely to go pro and would be one of the top TEs in the draft if he declares.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Ohio State juniors consider entering NFL draft
Most expect Ginn, a probable first rounder, to go pro. Gonzalez doesn't receive the hype that Ginn does, but some scouts feel he's just as talented and could head to the NFL also. Pittman is expected to return to OSU.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Meachem likely to return to Tennessee
“If they say second round, I’ll definitely be back, because nobody wants to go second round. Trust me,” Meachem said. “When you’re beating up your body and doing things like that, nobody wants to be second round.”
It's pretty unlikely that he will receive a first round grade. So, if you take him at his word, expect him to return to Tennessee for his senior season.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Jake Long will return for senior year
“It’s best for me and for the team,” Long said. “I looked into it a little bit, but I never was close to leaving. I really want my degree, and we have unfinished business as a team.”
The first-team All-American was projected to be a top ten pick had he entered the 2007 NFL draft.
Urrutia leaning toward returning
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Brennan might go pro after all
"That's a pretty big opportunity and there's no guarantee it (being a first round pick) would be there later" Bennan said. "If they (the NFL advisory board) suggest it, I would have to take a step back and look at things."
Some scouts consider Brennan a first rounder and Kiper recently named him his top junior QB prospect ahead of Brian Brohm.
Michigan underclassmen decisions
Sunday, December 10, 2006
USC's Baker, Washington, and Booty to return
Three USC juniors announced they will return next season: tackle Sam Baker, running back Chauncey Washington, and quarterback John David Booty.
"I've always said the whole season I want to come back," Baker said.
"I'm coming back," Booty said. "There's too much ahead of us and still a lot to learn."
Receiver Dwayne Jarrett said he would wait until after the Rose Bowl to make his decision.
Peterson will play in Fiesta, last game at OU?
Friday, December 8, 2006
USC's Jackson to return for senior season
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Brohm backtracks, leaves NFL options open
You can expect a lot of this type of activity from junior prospects over the next month as they waiver back and forth over their decision. A lot of them are quick to 'return' to make their college fans happy, only to head to the NFL in the end.
If Brohm declares, he'd be a first round lock and a possible top ten pick.
Monday, December 4, 2006
Rory Johnson headed to NFL draft
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Brian Brohm to return for senior season
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Darrelle Revis Expected to Go Pro
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
ASU Coach Fired, Zach Miller Likely to Enter Draft
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Reggie Nelson's Mom Says He's Headed to the NFL
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Hawaii Quarterback Colt Brennan Intends to Stay
Brennan has received a lot of buzz from draft watchers after Kiper named him his top junior QB. Supporters point to his production at Hawaii, quick release, and intelligence for his high rankings. Critics argue that his unorthodox throwing motion and Hawaii's schedule and offense distort his true potential. Decide for yourself... here is a 4 min highlight video from youtube.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Vols' Ainge to Return, Hopes to Have Meachem Back
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Dwayne Wright will Enter the NFL Draft
Fresno State running back Dwayne Wright announced he will skip his final season with the Bulldogs to enter the NFL draft. With 133 yards rushing on Saturday, Wright topped the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career with a total of 1,061. The junior missed most of 2004 and all of 2005 when he tore his left patellar tendon. Wright is a power runner at 6-foot, 215 pounds. While he lacks great speed he shows a quick burst through the line and has excellent hands, currently leading the Bulldogs with 26 receptions.