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Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2015 - Receivers & Tight Ends

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Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2015
Wide Receivers & Tight Ends
Midseason 2014 Rankings * underclassmen

Photo – TE Devin Funchess – Michigan

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Wide Receivers:
1. * Amari Cooper - Alabama - 6-1, 200
2. * Sammie Coates - Auburn - 6-2, 200
3. * Jaelen Strong - Arizona State - 6-4, 215
4. Kevin White - West Virginia - 6-3, 210
5. Ty Montgomery - Stanford -6-2, 215
6. * Dorial Green-Beckham - Oklahoma - 6-5, 225
7. * Stefon Diggs - Maryland - 6-0, 195
8. Josh Harper - Fresno State - 6-1, 185
9. * Nelson Agholor - Southern California - 6-1, 190
10. DeVante Parker - Louisville - 6-3, 210
11. Kasen Williams - Washington - 6-2, 220
12. Rashad Greene - Florida State - 6-0, 180
13.* Deontay Greenberry - Houston - 6-3, 200
14. Titus Davis - Central Michigan - 6-2, 190
15. Justin Hardy - East Carolina - 6-0, 190
16. Dres Anderson - Utah - 6-2, 190
17. Tony Lippett - Michigan State - 6-3, 190
18. Austin Hill - Arizona - 6-2, 210
19. Jamison Crowder - Duke - 5-9, 175
20. Antwan Goodley - Baylor - 5-10, 225
21. Devante Davis - UNLV - 6-3, 210
22. Kenny Bell - Nebraska - 6-1, 185
23. Levi Norwood - Baylor - 6-1, 195
24. Tyler Lockett - Kansas State - 5-11, 175
25. Phillip Dorsett - Miami (Fla.) - 5-10, 185

Tight Ends:
1. * Devin Funchess - Michigan - 6-5, 220
2. Nick O'Leary - Florida State - 6-3, 244
3. Jeff Heuerman - Ohio State - 6-5, 255
4. * Tyler Kroft - Rutgers - 6-5, 240
5. Ben Koyack - Notre Dame - 6-4, 260
6. E.J. Bibbs - Iowa State - 6-3, 260
7. Wes Saxton - South Alabama - 6-4, 235
8. C.J. Uzomah - Auburn - 6-4, 265
9. Jake McGee - Florida - 6-5, 255
10. Rory Anderson - South Carolina - 6-5, 235
11. MyCole Pruitt - Southern Illinois - 6-3, 255
12. Sam Arneson - Wisconsin - 6-4, 255
13. Gabe Holmes - Purdue - 6-5, 255
14. Blake Bell - Oklahoma - 6-6, 260
15. Clive Walford - Miami (Fla.) - 6-4, 265
16. Gerald Christian - Louisville - 6-3, 2457
17. Eric Tomlinson - Texas-El Paso - 6-7, 265
18. Randall Telfer - Southern California - 6-4, 260
19. Nick Boyle - Delaware - 6-5, 270
20. Connor Hamlett - Oregon State - 6-7, 265

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Watch List for the 20th Chuck Bednarik Award

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Watch List for the 20th Chuck Bednarik Award

The Maxwell Football Club expanded its 2013 Watch List for the 20th Chuck Bednarik Award. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik. Mr. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame 69' and the NFL Hall of Fame 67'.

Photo – DE/LB Vic Beasley – Clemson

Semifinalists for the Bednarik Award will be announced on November 3rd and three finalists for each award will be announced November 24th. The winner of the 2014 Bednarik Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will be held on December 11th.

Chuck Bednarik Award List
Henry Anderson DE Stanford Senior
Stephone Anthony LB Clemson Senior
Vic Beasley DE Clemson Senior
Michael Bennett DT Ohio State Senior
Joey Bosa DE Ohio State Soph.
Kelby Brown LB Duke Senior
Malcom Brown DT Texas Junior
Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State Junior
Alex Carter CB Stanford Junior
Sam Carter S TCU Senior
Jeremy Cash S Duke Junior
Frank Clark DE Michigan Senior
Henry Coley LB Virginia Senior
Landon Collins S Alabama Junior
Christian Covington DT Rice Junior
Su’a Cravens S USC Soph.
Carl Davis DT Iowa Senior
Paul Dawson LB TCU Senior
Trey DePriest LB Alabama Senior
Quandre Diggs CB Texas Senior
Lorenzo Doss CB Tulane Junior
Kurtis Drummond S Michigan State Senior
Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky Senior
Mario Edwards DE Florida State Junior
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon Senior
Kyler Fackrell LB Utah State Junior
Devonte Fields DE (ex-TCU) Soph.
Trey Flowers DE Arkansas Senior
Leonard Floyd LB Georgia Soph.
Dante Fowler DE Florida Junior
Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech Soph.
Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M Frosh.
Markus Golden DE Missouri Senior
Senquez Golson CB Mississippi Senior
Randy Gregory DE Nebraska Junior

Continue to Next Page for Complete List

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

#2 Florida St. beats #5 Notre Dame in Classic Matchup

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College Football Monday - Week 8

#2 Florida St. beats #5 Notre Dame in Classic Matchup

Team of the Week: Florida St.

Players Of Week
Offense: QB Jameis Winston – Florida St
Defense: S Cedric Thompson - Minnesota

Photo: QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi St.

Upcoming Game of the Week: #2 Ole Miss (6-0) at #22 LSU (6-2)

SEC West Places Four Clubs in Top Five

The top ten had another major shakeup with three clubs losing critical matchups. Florida St. beat Notre Dame in a classic battle that ended with an Irish penalty on an apparent go ahead touchdown. ND was rightly called for a pass interference call on a pick play that scored the winning score. The Seminoles made a great comeback to go 7-0 behind a laser hot QB Jameis Winston who climbed right in the middle of the Heisman Trophy race with the victory. The win extended the FSU winning streak to 23 games Winston was incredible throughout the 2nd half comeback that saw him complete 15 of his last 16 passes. He still faces possible suspensions from an alleged sexual assault from Dec. 2012 and illegal earning money for signing autographs through the recent offseason. The Seminoles face a fairly easy remaining schedule that probably earns them a spot in the final four in January.

The SEC West division continues to get national news with four teams ranked in the top five clubs, a new milestone in the AP polls. With Mississippi St sitting out this past week with a bye and Ole Miss beating a soft Tennessee club, both Alabama and Auburn moved into the top five with Baylor and Notre Dame losing. Both the Egg Bowl (Mississippi St vs Ole Miss) and Iron Bowl (Alabama vs Auburn) will have major final four implications this year, in two the best rivalries in college football.

Ole Miss goes to LSU this week in what may be the best matchup on the schedule. LSU is currently in 5th place in the SEC West, though certainly capable of beating the Rebels at home. The sleeping Giant in the SEC may be the East leader Georgia which moved into the top ten off a nice win over Arkansas. They play Florida in the biggest cocktail party game, though the matchup has lost its luster with the Gators falling significantly in recent years. The countdown on HC Will Muschamp’s tenure is reaching a peak with only five games remaining on the schedule.

Kansas St. hung on to beat Oklahoma that puts them atop the balanced Big 12 Conference. K-State and TCU have moved into the top ten area but will need help to elevate into the top five. TCU thumped Oklahoma St. 42-9. An unbeaten Baylor team was thrashed by an underrated West Virginia team that saw them fall to #12 in the AP Poll. Baylor had dodged a bullet the prior week, coming back from a 21 point deficit to beat a TCU team in overtime.

Heisman Trophy Race
QB Jameis Winston – Florida St
Erratic sophomore passer comes off his best performance in a huge victory over Notre Dame. The effort puts in position to repeat as both the Heisman Trophy and national champion.

QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi St.
Junior passer is back in action this week at Kentucky. His biggest games come late vs Alabama and Ole Miss that could determine the final Heisman race overcome.

RB Todd Gurley - Georgia
Power junior back sat out his second consecutive game due to suspension for signing memorabilia. It has all but eliminated him form the Heisman race.

QB Marcus Mariota – Oregon
Slick mobile passer had a strong game vs Washington that keeps him in the discussion. With no matchups vs top ten clubs on the schedule, he may have trouble gaining momentum for a push over the second half of the season.

Upset of the Week – LSU beats Ole Miss in Baton Rouge.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes ‘College Football Mondays’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

SEC West Places Four Clubs in Top Five

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Florida St. Beats Notre Dame in Classic Matchup
Mississippi St. Holds #1 Ranking During Bye Week

Photo – QB Jameis Winston – Florida St.

Team of the Week – Florida St.

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Jameis Winston – Florida St

Defense – S Cedric Thompson - Minnesota

Matchup for Week 8 – Ole Miss at LSU

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams – Oct. 20
1. Mississippi State - 6-0
2. Florida State - 7-0
3. Ole Miss - 7-0
4. Alabama - 6-1
5. Auburn - 5-1
6. Oregon - 6-1
7. Notre Dame - 6-1
8. Michigan State - 6-1
9. Georgia - 6-1
10. Baylor - 6-1
11. Ohio State - 5-1
12. TCU - 5-1
13. Kansas State - 5-1
14 Arizona - 5-1
15. Arizona State - 5-1
16. Oklahoma - 5-2
17. Nebraska - 6-1
18. East Carolina - 5-1
19. Utah - 5-1
20. USC - 5-2
21. Clemson - 5-2
22. LSU - 6-2
23. Minnesota - 6-1
24. Marshall - 7-0
25. West Virginia - 5-2

AP Poll - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1. Mississippi State (43), 6-0, 1480
2. Florida State (14), 7-0, 1433
3. Ole Miss (3), 7-0, 1404
4. Alabama, 6-1, 1235
5. Auburn, 5-1, 1231
6. Oregon, 6-1, 1142
7. Notre Dame, 6-1, 1133
8. Michigan State, 6-1, 1066
9. Georgia, 6-1, 1055
10. TCU, 5-1, 962
11. Kansas State, 5-1, 905
12. Baylor, 6-1, 858
13. Ohio State, 5-1, 753
14. Arizona State, 5-1, 643
15. Arizona, 5-1, 639
16. Nebraska, 6-1, 537
17. Oklahoma, 5-2, 461
18. East Carolina, 5-1, 445
19. Utah, 5-1, 437
20. USC, 5-2, 356
21. Clemson, 5-2, 283
22. West Virginia, 5-2, 272
23. Marshall, 7-0, 184
24. LSU, 6-2, 177
25. UCLA, 5-2, 118

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Mississippi State (36), 6-0, 1520
2. Florida State (22), 7-0, 1493
3. Ole Miss (4), 7-0, 1447
4. Alabama, 6-1, 1293
5. Michigan State, 6-1, 1243
6. Auburn, 5-1, 1210
7. Oregon, 6-1, 1133
8. Notre Dame, 6-1, 1117
9. Georgia, 6-1, 1096
10. TCU, 5-1, 996
11. Kansas State, 5-1, 909
12. Ohio State, 5-1, 856
13. Baylor, 6-1, 853
14. Arizona State, 5-1, 654
15. Arizona, 5-1, 612
16. Nebraska, 6-1, 588
17. East Carolina, 5-1, 578
18. Oklahoma, 5-2, 482
19. Utah, 5-1, 371
20. Clemson, 5-2, 320
21. USC, 5-2, 258
22. Marshall, 7-0, 247
23. LSU, 6-2, 155
24. Minnesota, 6-1, 147
25. West Virginia, 5-2, 143

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Pro Prospect Updated Rankings - NFL Draft 2015

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Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2015
Early 2014 Season Rankings * underclassmen

Photo – RB Todd Gurley – Georgia

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Offense
Quarterbacks:

1. * Marcus Mariota - Oregon - 6-4, 215
2. * Jameis Winston - Florida St - 6-4, 235
3. Bryce Petty - Baylor - 6-3, 230
4. * Kevin Hogan - Stanford - 6-4, 225
5. * Brett Hundley - UCLA - 6-3, 225
6. * Connor Cook - Michigan St - 6-4, 220
7. Sean Mannion - Oregon St - 6-5, 220
8. Shane Carden - East Carolina - 6-2, 220
9. Cody Fajardo - Nevada - 6-2, 215
10. Taylor Kelly - Arizona St - 6-2, 215
11. Bryan Bennett - Southeastern Louisiana - 6-2, 215
12. Hutson Mason - Georgia - 6-2, 205
13. Cole Stoudt - Clemson - 6-4, 210
14. Garrett Grayson - Colorado St - 6-2, 220
15. Bo Wallace - Ole Miss - 6-4, 210

Running Backs:
1. * Todd Gurley - Georgia - 6-1, 230
2. * Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin - 6-1, 205
3. * T.J. Yeldon - Alabama - 6-2, 220
4. Ameer Abdullah - Nebraska - 5-9, 195
5. Tevin Coleman - Indiana - 6-1, 210
6. * Duke Johnson - Miami (Fla.) - 5-9, 205
7. Karlos Williams - Florida State - 6-1, 220
8. * Jay Ajayi - Boise State - 6-0, 215
9. Jeremy Langford - Michigan State - 6-0, 205
10. Malcolm Brown - Texas - 6-0, 225
11. David Johnson - Northern Iowa - 6-2, 230
12. Corey Grant - Auburn - 5-10, 205
13. Dominique Brown - Louisville - 6-2, 215
14. Michael Dyer - Louisville - 5-9, 215
15. Terrance Magee - LSU - 5-9, 215

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Broncos, Chargers & Eagles Top NFL Rankings

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NFL Power Rankings Week 7 –
Broncos and Chargers Heading for Showdown in late October

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – RB Branden Oliver - Chargers

Defensive Player – CB Bradley Roby - Broncos

Photo – QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Defensive Player - DE Connor Barwin - Eagles

Team of Week 6 - Eagles
Matchup of Week 7 – Bengals at Colts –

Rank / Team / Record

1. Denver Broncos (4-1)
Broncos’ overpowered a scrappy Jets club.

2. San Diego Chargers (5-1)
Chargers just got by the Raiders with Chiefs on the agenda.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (5-1)
Eagles looked like world beaters vs the GMen.

4. Seattle Seahawks (3-2)
The Seahawks showed flaws in loss to the Cowboys.

5. Indianapolis Colts (4-2)
Colts are on a four game winning streak with AFC rival the Bengals coming to town Sunday.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1-1)
The Bengals kissed the Panthers in tie last week.

7. Baltimore Ravens (4-2)
The Ravens’ just quietly take care of business.

8. Dallas Cowboys (5-1)
Cowboys are a super hot club after trashing the Seahawks.

9. Arizona Cardinals (4-1)
Cards are jumping on soft clubs weekly.

10. San Francisco 49ers (4-2)
The 49ers face the acid test this week when they travel to Bronco country.

11. Green Bay Packers (4-2)
Packers’ are riding the hot hand of QB Aaron Rodgers once again.

12. Detroit Lions (4-2)
Lions host the Saints this week in a matchup that could have huge playoff implications.

13. New England Patriots (4-2)
Patriots drilled the Bills and host the collapsing Jets on Thursday nite.

14. New York Giants (3-3)
The GMen were shocked by the Eagles and face the surging Cowboys in Dallas.

15. Carolina Panthers (3-2-1)
The Panthers go to Titletown in a critical NFC contest.

16. Chicago Bears (3-3)
The Bears beat Atlanta last week and host the erratic Dolphins this Sunday.

17. Houston Texans (3-3)
Texans came up short vs the Colts with in key AFC matchup in Pittsburgh next.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)
Steelers’ got whipped by the Browns and face the Texans at home on Monday nite.

19. Buffalo Bills (3-3)
The Bills face the Vikings at home this week.

20. New Orleans Saints (2-3)
Saints had two week to get ready for the Lions in a key NFC matchup.

21. Cleveland Browns (3-2)
The Browns pounded the Steelers and travel to Jacksonville this week.

22. Atlanta Falcons (2-4)
Falcons are banged up and travel to Baltimore in tough matchup.

23. Miami Dolphins (2-3)
The Dolphins let the Packers off the hook last week.

24. Kansas City Chiefs (2-3)
The Chiefs had two weeks to get ready for critical AFC West matchup in San Diego.

25. Minnesota Vikings (2-4)
Vikings came up lame vs the Lions.

26. Tennessee Titans (2-4)
The Titans held on to beat the lowly Jaguars this week.

27. St. Louis Rams (1-4)
The Rams host the Seahawks in hope of getting into playoff hunt.

28. New York Jets (1-5)
The Jets gave a good effort vs the Broncos, but offense continues to struggle.

29. Washington Redskins (1-5)
The Skins get a winnable game at home vs the Titans on Sunday.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-5)
Bucs get their bye week to figures out their weekly disasters.

31. Oakland Raiders (0-5)
The Raiders get the Cardinals at home in hopes to turn the tide.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-6)
The Jaguars’ are primed to go after the Lions winless season.

Maxwell Award 2014 Update List

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Maxwell Award Update List - Oct. 15th

The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik. Mr. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame 69' and the NFL Hall of Fame 67'.

AJ McCarron of Alabama was the recipient of the 77th Maxwell Award and Aaron Donald of Pitt was named as the winner of the 19th Chuck Bednarik Award. McCarron is currently a member of the Cincinnati Bengals and Donald plays for the St. Louis Rams.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced on November 3rd and three finalists for each award will be announced November 24th. The winners of the 2014 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will be held on December 11th. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Tropicana Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on March 13, 2015.

The watch list candidates have been chosen by the Maxwell Football Club's Selection Committee and the Maxwell Club reserves the right to make additions and subtractions to these lists as the 20134 season unfolds. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA Sports Information Directors, Head Coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for these awards.

Maxwell Award Update List - Oct. 15th
Henry Anderson DE Stanford Senior
Stephone Anthony LB Clemson Senior
Vic Beasley DE Clemson Senior
Michael Bennett DT Ohio State Senior
Joey Bosa DE Ohio State Soph.
Kelby Brown LB Duke Senior
Malcom Brown DT Texas Junior
Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State Junior
Alex Carter CB Stanford Junior
Sam Carter S TCU Senior
Jeremy Cash S Duke Junior
Frank Clark DE Michigan Senior
Henry Coley LB Virginia Senior
Landon Collins S Alabama Junior
Christian Covington DT Rice Junior
Su’a Cravens S USC Soph.
Carl Davis DT Iowa Senior
Paul Dawson LB TCU Senior
Trey DePriest LB Alabama Senior
Quandre Diggs CB Texas Senior
Lorenzo Doss CB Tulane Junior
Kurtis Drummond S Michigan State Senior
Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky Senior
Mario Edwards DE Florida State Junior
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon Senior
Kyler Fackrell LB Utah State Junior
Devonte Fields DE TCU Soph.
Trey Flowers DE Arkansas Senior
Leonard Floyd LB Georgia Soph.
Dante Fowler DE Florida Junior
Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech Soph.
Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M Frosh.
Markus Golden DE Missouri Senior
Senquez Golson CB Mississippi Senior
Randy Gregory DE Nebraska Junior

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