GordonIt looks like a bumper crop of ball carriers will be available this April, thanks in large part to the underclassmen.  The headliners have already declared and a few more are expected to join enter the draft and occupy slots in the draft’s initial 100 selections.

Running Backs

Rnd

Full Name

School

Yr

1st

Melvin Gordon

Wisconsin

4Jr

2nd

Todd Gurley

Georgia

3Jr

2nd

Jay Ajayi

Boise State

4Jr

2nd

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska

4Sr

2nd

Tevin Coleman

Indiana

3Jr

2nd

Duke Johnson

Miami-Fl

3Jr

2nd

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama

3Jr

2-3

Mike Davis

South Carolina

3Jr

3rd

Javorius Allen

USC

4Jr

3rd

Jeremy Langford

Michigan State

5Sr

4th

David Johnson

Northern Iowa

5Sr

4th

Matt Jones

Florida

3Jr

4-5

David Cobb

Minnesota

4Sr

5th

Malcolm Brown

Texas

4Sr

5th

Cameron Artis-Payne

Auburn

4Sr

5th

Jahwan Edwards

Ball State

4Sr

5th

Karlos Williams

Florida State

4Sr

6th

Josh Robinson

Mississippi State

4Jr

6th

Johnathan Gray

Texas

3Jr

6th

Nick Marshall

Auburn

4Sr

7th

Kenyan Drake

Alabama

3Jr

7th

Corey Grant

Auburn

5Sr

7th

Marcus Murphy

Missouri

5Sr

7th

Venric Mark

West Texas A&M

5Sr

7th

Zachary Zenner

South Dakota St

5Sr

7th

Michael Dyer

Louisville

5Sr

7-FA

Terris Jones-Grigsby

Arizona

5Sr

7-FA

Braylon Heard

Kentucky

4Jr

FA

Tyler Vaarga

Yale

4Sr

FA

Kenny Hilliard

LSU

4Sr

FA

Jamaal Williams

BYU

3Jr

FA

Terrence Magee

LSU

4Sr

FA

Kenneth Williams

Texas Tech

4Sr

FA

Jordon James

UCLA

5Sr

FA

Joe Bergeron

Texas

4Sr

FA

Dreamius Smith

West Virginia

4Sr

FA

Trey Williams

 Texas A&M

3Jr

FA

Tra Carson

Texas A&M

4Jr

FA

Dee Hart

 Colorado State

4Jr

FA

Daje Johnson

Texas

3Jr

FA

Kevin Parks

Virginia

5Sr

FA

Akeem Hunt

Purdue

4Sr

FA

Terron Ward

Oregon State

4Sr

FA

Prince-Tyson Gulley

Syracuse

5Sr

FA

Malcolm Agnew

Southern Illinois

4Sr

FA

Dominique Brown

Louisville

5Sr

FA

Byron Marshall

Oregon

3Jr

FA

Tre Madden

USC

4Jr

FA

Lyle McCombs

Rhode Island

5Sr

FA

Josh Ferguson

Illinois

4Jr

FA

Alonzo Harris

La-Lafayette

4Sr

FA

Gus Johnson

Stephen F. Austin

4Sr

FA

Storm Woods

Oregon State

5Sr

FA

Brandon Ross

Maryland

3Jr

FA

Kenneth Harper

Temple

4Sr

FA

Jonathan Williams

Arkansas

3Jr

FA

Mikal Abdul-Saboor

William & Mary

4Jr

FA

Bronson Hill

Eastern Michigan

4Sr

FA

B.J. Catalon

TCU

3Jr

FA

Bill Belton

Penn State

4Sr

FA

Shawn Johnson

Montana State

4Sr

FA

Ross Scheuerman

Lafayette

4Sr

FA

Marcus Coker

Stony Brook

5Sr

FA

Rakeem Sims

Jackson State

5Sr

FA

Ryan Jackson

Houston

3Jr

FA

Marlin Lane Jr.

Tennessee

4Sr

FA

Brandon Wegher

Morningside

5Jr?

FA

Tony Pierson

Kansas

4Sr

FA

John Bennett

Pittsburgh

4Sr

FA

Joshua Quezada

Fresno State

5Sr

FA

Jawon Chisholm

Akron

4Jr

FA

Ken Malcome

Southern Illinois

5Sr

FA

Taylor Cox

Kansas

5Sr

FA

Quincy Forte

Eastern Washington

4Sr

FA

Robert Holloman

Central Conn

5Sr

FA

Horactio Banks

Ball State

4Jr

FA

Keshaudas Spence

Sacred Heart

4Sr

FA

Keon Williams

Tenn-Chattanooga

5Sr

FA

Jacobi Green

Richmond

3Jr

FA

Travon Van

Montana

5Sr

FA

Cam McDaniel

Notre Dame

4Sr

FA

Desmond Roland

Oklahoma State

4Sr

FA

Terrell Watson

Azusa Pacific

4Sr

FA

 Andrew Buie

West Virginia

4Jr

FA

Nathan Jeffery

UTEP

5Sr

FA

Demarcus Rouse

Presbyterian

4Sr

FA

Damarcus James

Jacksonville State

4Sr

FA

Donovonn Young

Illinois

4Sr

FA

Johnathon Crockett

North Dakota St

4Sr

FA

Reggie Whatley

Middle Tennessee

5Sr

FA

Keshawn Hill

Sam Houston St

4Sr

FA

Dominique Bowers

x-Northern Illinois

4Jr

FA

Brandin Byrd

North Texas

4Sr

FA

Donnell Kirkwood

Minnesota

5Sr

FA

Lemond Buice

Florida A&M

5Sr

FA

Ralph David Abernathy IV

Cincinnati

4Sr

FA

Crusoe Gongbay

New Mexico

4Sr

Fullbacks

Rnd

Full Name

School

Yr

6th

Jalston Fowler

Alabama

5Sr

6th

Dan Vitale

Northwestern

3Jr

7th

Hunter Joyer

Florida

4Sr

FA

Mark Weisman

Iowa

5Sr

FA

Zachary Zwinak

Penn State

5Sr

FA

Seth Fisher

Richmond

4Jr

FA

Trevon Pendleton

Michigan State

5Sr

FA

Aaron Ripkowski

Oklahoma

4Sr

FA

Conner Neighbors

LSU

5Sr

FA

Soma Vainuku

USC

5Sr

FA

Derek Watt

Wisconsin

4Jr

FA

Trayion Durham

Kent State

4Sr

FA

Joey Garside

Wake Forest

5Sr

FA

Joey Iosefa

Hawaii

5Sr

FA

Michael Burton

Rutgers

5Sr

FA

Paula Lasike

BYU

4Sr

Mariota2Except for a pair of yet to declare underclassmen at the top of the class, the crop of quarterbacks for the 2015 is, in a word, ugly.  The senior class will have limited impact and even worse, there’s very little upside potential coming from this group.



Quarterbacks


Rnd


Full Name


School


Year

1st

Marcus Mariota

Oregon

4Jr

1st

Jameis Winston

Florida State

3So

2-3

Brett Hundley

UCLA

4Jr

3-4

Dak Prescott

Mississippi State

4Jr

4th

Cody Kessler

USC

4Jr

4-5

Connor Cook

Michigan State

4Jr

4th

Bryce Petty

Baylor

5Sr

5th

Garrett Grayson

Colorado State

4Sr

5th

Sean Mannion

Oregon State

5Sr

5-6

Cody Fajardo

Nevada

5Sr

6th

Everett Golson

Notre Dame

4Jr

6th

Patrick Towles

Kentucky

3So

7th

Brandon Bridge

South Alabama

5Sr

7th

Braxton Miller

Ohio State

5Sr

7-FA

Bryan Bennett

SE Louisiana

5Sr

FA

Blake Sims

Alabama

5Sr

FA

Nate Sudfeld

Indiana

3Jr

FA

Shane Carden

East Carolina

4Sr

FA

Taylor Heinicke

Old Dominion

4Sr

FA

Brandon Allen

Arkansas

4Jr

FA

Maxwell Smith

Kentucky

4Jr

FA

Mark Myers

John Carroll

5Sr

FA

Chris Bonner

CSU-Pueblo

4Sr

FA

Rakeem Cato

Marshall

4Sr

FA

Bo Wallace

Mississippi

4Sr

FA

Hutson Mason

Georgia

5Sr

FA

Dylan Thompson

South Carolina

5Sr

FA

Trevor Knight

Oklahoma

3So

FA

Terrel Hunt

Syracuse

4Jr

FA

Taysom Hill

BYU

3Jr

FA

Jerry Lovelocke

Prairie View

4Sr

FA

Kyle Pohl

Akron

4Jr

FA

Jacob Waters

Kansas State

4Sr

FA

Trevor Siemian

Northwestern

5Sr

FA

Jeff Driskel

Louisiana Tech

4Jr

FA

Devin Gardner

Michigan

5Sr

FA

C.J. Brown

Maryland

6Sr

FA

Kevin Earl

South Dakota

4Jr

FA

Taylor Kelly

Arizona State

5Sr

FA

Vernon Adams Jr.

Eastern Washington

4Jr

FA

Justin Worley

Tennessee

4Sr

FA

Brandon Doughty

Western Kentucky

5Sr

FA

Jake Rudock

Iowa

4Jr

FA

Jameill Showers

UTEP

5Sr

FA

Connor Halliday

Washington State

5Sr

FA

Anthony Boone

Duke

5Sr

FA

Garrett Safron

Sacramento State

5Sr

FA

Joel Stave

Wisconsin

4Jr

FA

Jonathan Perry

Alabama-Birmingham

5Sr

FA

Kevin Hogan

Stanford

4Jr

FA

Sam Richardson

Iowa State

4Jr

FA

Gary Nova

Rutgers

4Sr

FA

Charles Keeton

Utah State

4Sr

FA

Terrance Broadway

La-Lafayette

5Sr

FA

Frank Rivers

Albany State

4Sr

FA

Tyler Murphy

Boston College

4Sr

FA

Phillip Sims

Winston Salem State

5Sr

FA

Quinn Epperly

Princeton

4Sr

FA

Cole Stoudt

Clemson

4Sr

FA

Jacob Coker

Alabama

4Jr

FA

David Ash

Texas

4Jr (R)

DeckerThe latest news, notes and rumors surrounding the NFL Draft. The January 4th edition looks at two highly rated tackle prospects and a pair of juniors from the Big Ten.

 

 

 

 

 

- From what I’m told Andrus Peat is now on the fence as to what his next move will be. On December 5th, I reported the word in scouting circles was Peat was likely to stay at Stanford for another season. I also mentioned, “Could he (Peat) change his mind? Never say never. People will try to get into his head and show Peat the dollar signs which await him but as I hear it the player himself wants to return to Stanford.” I’m told to some extent this is what’s taking place; Peat is weighing his desire to return to college versus the economic advantage of turning pro. A decision from Peat could come by the middle of next week.

- Tight end Jesse James of Penn State is another wrestling with his next move. I’m told James is deep into weighing his options and like Peat a decision is expected next week.

- What will be the decision of Ohio State’s Taylor Decker after the national title game? I’ve heard a variety of rumors but most area scouts believe Decker will enter the draft. The junior tackle, who has flown under the radar for much of the year, is graded as an early second round pick by scouts. I’m of the opinion Decker will slide into the late part of round one if he enters.

- On New Year’s Eve I reported on the health status of Indiana running back Tevin Coleman. Since then I’ve been informed Coleman had surgery on his ailing toe/foot in December. Once again sources I’ve spoken with question whether Coleman will be ready to workout at the combine.

- Speaking of the combine, the accepted belief is Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes will hit it out of the park in Indianapolis. I’m told the junior should break into the 4.3’s when (if) he runs the forty the final week of February.