NFL Draft notes and news after the third week of the college season. Will Andrew Luck stay at Stanford? What about head coach Jim Harbaugh? Was there a silver lining for some of the Cal Bears despite the drudging they took at the hands of Nevada? This plus more news today and throughout the week.
– Sources have told us Andrew Luck and family members are being coy about where the Stanford passer will be playing football next year. Right now those intimate with the situation feel Luck will enter the ’11 draft, baring an unforeseen disaster. We will have much more on the situation during our Wednesday night podcast.
– Its’ still early to talk about the coaching carousel in the NFL but people we’ve spoken with think Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh will be the front runner for the San Diego Chargers job if Norv Turner’s team does not make it deep into the playoffs.
– The Cal defense got pushed around by Nevada on Friday night, yet many came away impressed with Bear lineman Cameron Jordan. Those on hand scouting the game told us when Jordan lined up as a three-technique tackle Nevada could not run on the inside. When Jordan lined up at end it was a different story. This versatility will only enhance Jordan’s stock.
– These same people did not come away from the game impressed by Nevada’s Dontay Moch. The highly rated player with impressive speed is great off the edge yet many think his instincts and awareness are suspect. The feeling is the 6-foot, 1-inch, 238-pound Moch will struggle at linebacker, the position NFL scouts project him to.
– One WAC defender gaining traction in the scouting community is Idaho safety Shiloh Keo. Scouts have compared the seniors open field tackling skills to those of Troy Polamalu’s.
– Ryan Mallett played well in the win over Georgia on Saturday but its’ crystal clear he must work on his pass placement. Mallett missed a number of wide open receivers in the game because of poor passes.