Player Notes

  • TE Smith listed as riser by Pauline
    Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists Alabama junior TE Irv Smith as one of his "risers" after his performance against Mississippi State on Saturday.

    Advice: Alabama is loaded with talented players, and Smith sometimes gets lost in the shuffle despite being one of the most productive tight ends in college football. He picked up five catches for 70 yards in the victory, and he's gone over the century mark and scored in several games for the Crimson Tide this season. "While he must improve his blocking strength, Smith’s intensity and effort are next-level worthy," Pauline writes. "The senior class of tight ends leaves a lot to be desired, but Smith is one of a handful of underclassmen who presently rank as top-75 pick." Yesterday, 4:53 pm
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  • McShay lists Wallace as prospect on rise
    ESPN's Todd McShay lists Oklahoma State sophomore WR Tylan Wallace as a prospect on the rise.

    Advice: Wallace (6'0/185) has been sensational as of late; he has two 10-catch, 200-plus yard performances in the last three games, with the in between game being an 8/122/1 effort. "Wallace is a true sophomore and won't be draft-eligible until 2020, but his above-average speed pops," McShay writes. "At just 6-foot and 185 pounds, he has average size, but he can still come down with the ball on contested targets and excels at adjusting to poorly thrown passes." McShay believes that he's a potential day-one pick, meaning he has a chance to be taken in the first 32 selections. Yesterday, 4:05 pm
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  • Kiper: Jones could be first QB taken in 2019
    ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. lists Duke redshirt junior QB Daniel Jones 18th on his updated Draft Board.

    Advice: Jones is now the second rated quarterback on the board, trailing only Oregon's Justin Herbert who ranks fourth. With rumors that Herbert could be heading back to school in 2019, that could make Jones the first quarterback taken, as Kiper notes. "The most impressive trait I've seen from Jones this season is his ability to buy time in the pocket and use his feet to get square and make a throw," writes Kiper. "He has thrown 26 interceptions in his three seasons as the starter, and he forces passes at times, but he has mostly cut down on the poor throws this season, as he has only six picks." Jones is a volatile prospect to many, but there's a real chance he goes high in 2019, assuming he gives up his redshirt senior season. Yesterday, 2:44 pm
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  • Hurts (ankle) attempts more Wednesday
    Alabama junior QB Jalen Hurts (ankle) threw the ball well at the end of Wednesday's practice according to Charlie Potter of Bama online.

    Advice: Hurts reportedly asked quarterback coach Dan Enos to go through the final drills at the end of practice, and he reportedly threw the ball well with cameras off. The Crimson Tide are playing The Citadel, so there's a good chance Hurts will play against the FCS program if he's healthy enough to do so. There's also a chance they hold him out with bigger fish to fry. Yesterday, 2:36 pm
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  • Tagovailoa (knee) not limited in practice
    Alabama sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa was not limited in Wednesday's practice ahead of Saturday's game against The Citadel.

    Advice: Tagovailoa also wasn't wearing a brace, but rather had a sleeve on his left knee. The only thing that is going to limit the sophomore southpaw signal-caller is that Alabama is playing The Citadel, and there will be no reason to risk him getting hurt when this gets ugly. Yesterday, 2:32 pm
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  • Pauline lists Weber as riser after Week 11
    Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists Ohio State redshirt junior RB Mike Weber as one of his risers after his performance against Michigan State on Saturday.

    Advice: A 104 yards day with a score on 22 carries is a nice day. It's amplified when you consider how dominant Michigan State has been at stopping the run this year, however. "Weber has terrific size, next-level power and good short-area quickness," writes Pauline. "He considered entering last April’s draft before returning to Columbus, and when Weber decides to go pro he will be great value outside the top 100 choices." Yesterday, 2:19 pm
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  • Robinson-Carr suspended indefinitely
    UCLA junior DE Moses Robinson-Carr has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

    Advice: Robinson-Carr is being hit with his second suspension of the year, as he was also one of six player that were suspended for the opener against Cincinnati for a violation of team rules. He was converted from tight end to defensive end this spring, and he's appeared in six games for the Bruins. Yesterday, 1:34 pm
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  • Robertson (undisclosed) returns to practice
    Georgia redshirt sophomore WR Demetris Robertson (undisclosed) returned to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Athletic's Seth Emerson reports that there were no braces or wraps on Robertson, so it's unclear what the injury was that kept him out of the previous three games. He's still looking for his first catch of the season after transferring from Cal this spring. Yesterday, 1:31 pm
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  • Light practicing for Harry, expected to play
    Arizona State junior WR N'Keal Harry has been practicing lightly this week, but is expected to play on Saturday against Oregon.

    Advice: It sounds like this is just a management situation with Harry, who has battled various injuries over the season. If Arizona State is able to win their next two games, they have a great chance of winning the Pac-12 South, and much of that credit will belong to Harry. Yesterday, 12:33 pm
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  • Habibi-Likio (leg) practices on Wednesday
    Oregon redshirt freshman RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio (leg) practiced on Wednesday.

    Advice: Likio (6'1/210) suffered a serious leg contusion before Saturday's loss to Utah, so the fact that he has a chance to play is pretty amazing/great news. He's been the goal-line back for the Ducks this year, picking up seven touchdowns on the ground on just 18 carries. There's a real chance he'll be back on the field for Saturday's contest against Arizona State. Yesterday, 12:23 pm
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  • Taylor, Henderson among Walker semifinalists
    Wisconsin sophomore RB Jonathan Taylor is among the semifinalists named for the Doak Walker Award.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Taylor leads college football in rushing despite the fact that there's zero reason to have concern about the Wisconsin passing game. The 5-foot-11, 221-pound tailback was a finalist last year; losing out to Bryce Love, who was not a nominee. The full list of nominees can be found in the link below. Yesterday, 12:19 pm
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  • Howard could see time at corner for Gophers
    Minnesota sophomore WR Phillip Howard could see time at corner for the Gophers during the final few weeks of the season.

    Advice: Howard (5'11/187) is listed as a backup cornerback for the depth chart against Northwestern. After showing some promise as a freshman wideout, he hasn't been featured much in the passing game, so it's possible that the Gophers want to get a chance to put his athleticism on the field over the final two games. It isn't likely to be a permanent switch, as head coach P.J. Fleck told reporters that he'd be back on the offensive side of the ball next season. Yesterday, 12:10 pm
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  • Ducks RB Verdell (neck) returns to practice
    Oregon redshirt freshman RB CJ Verdell (neck) returned to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Verdell missed Tuesday's practice but was in uniform during the media-availability portion of practice on Wednesday. However, Verdell did not participate in position drills during the period open to media viewing. Consider him questionable to play on Saturday against Arizona State. Yesterday, 11:34 am
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  • QB Rogers (ACL) ruled out for last 2 games
    TCU HC Gary Patterson ruled out the possibility of freshman QB Justin Rogers (ACL) appearing in either of the final two regular season games.

    Advice: "Justin Rogers would’ve already taken a couple snaps if he was totally cleared to be able to do everything he needs to do," Patterson said on Tuesday. Rogers suffered a torn ACL in August 2017, prior to his last season of high school football. The injury is still effecting his mobility. He'll take a redshirt this year. Yesterday, 11:28 am
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  • BC QB Brown (abdominal injury) practices
    Boston College redshirt sophomore QB Anthony Brown (abdominal injury) has practiced this week.

    Advice: Brown suffered an abdominal injury in the first quarter against Clemson on Saturday and left the game. Until we're told otherwise, we consider him questionable to play this weekend against Florida State. Yesterday, 10:45 am
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  • WR Spielman (undisclosed) is day-to-day
    Nebraska redshirt sophomore WR J.D. Spielman (undisclosed) is day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against Michigan State.

    Advice: Spielman suffered an undisclosed injury in last week's game against Illinois and has been limited in practice this week. For now, consider him questionable for Sparty. Yesterday, 10:41 am
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  • BC RB Dillon (ankle) practices in full
    Boston college sophomore RB A.J. Dillon (ankle) practiced in full on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's good news, but BC HC Steve Addazio mentioned that Dillon is still "not completely healed." Dillon has been able to play in three straight games. We'd expect to see him this weekend against Florida State, even if the 6-foot, 240-pounder remains less than 100-percent. Yesterday, 10:24 am
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  • VT RB McClease practices on Tuesday
    Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente said redshirt sophomore RB Deshawn McClease (undisclosed) practiced Tuesday and will practice Wednesday.

    Advice: McClease missed Saturday's game against Pittsburgh with the undisclosed injury. It's a good sign that he was able to return to practice on Tuesday. Virginia Tech plays Miami on Saturday. Yesterday, 10:09 am
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  • Florida State WR Matthews sees chart bump
    Florida State sophomore WR D.J. Matthews is listed as a co-starting receiver on the depth chart for Saturday's game against Boston College.

    Advice: Matthews is listed as starter, with Nyqwan Murray and Keyshawn Helton following him up after an "OR" designation. This isn't an earth-shattering change off last week's depth chart, but is notable, as it had been Murray leading the way last week, followed up by Matthews and Helton. This is more or less just the football equivalent of shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic for the 4-6 Seminoles, who will need to defeat Boston College and Florida over the next two weekends just to achieve bowl eligibility. Tuesday, 3:46 pm
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  • Garrett Williams considering joining Marines
    Clemson redshirt junior TE Garrett Williams is considering leaving after this season to join the Marine Corps.

    Advice: Williams (6'3/245) has already graduated and will take part in Saturday's Senior Day walk in advance of Clemson's game against Duke. While he is considering a future in the military, the redshirt junior said that it is still possible that he might return to Clemson for one final season of football. Williams has started eight games this season. Tuesday, 3:38 pm
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