Archive for June, 2011

FCS Watch: Janoris Jenkins Selects N. Alabama

Former University of Florida defensive back Janoris Jenkins will play his senior season at the University of North Alabama after signing an athletic grant-in-aid with the Lions late Wednesday. Jenkins, an All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2010, had eight career interceptions at Florida, including three during his junior season. He returned one 67 yards for a touchdown. He was projected by some as a first-round draft pick after his junior year.
Jenkins became just the second true freshman in Florida history to start at cornerback on opening day. He was named to College Football News and Sporting News′ Freshman All-American team. North Alabama is coming off a 9-4 season that saw the Lions advance to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. UNA is approaching its third season under head coach Terry Bowden, who has led the Lions to a 20-6 record over the last two years, including

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Podcast: Terrence Wheatley, Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Terrence Wheatley joins All Access Football to talk about not only football but also his apperances on the cover of Family Handyman Magazine due to his home improvement skills. Wheatley was a second round pick in 2008 by the New England Partiots and was picked up off waivers by the Jags this past season. Bringing the NFL stars of today to you on All Access Football, hosted by Bo Marchionte.

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One to Watch: Travis Benjamin, Miami

If you’re looking for one of the purest displays of speed at the wideout position in college football, then look no further than the University of Miami’s Travis Benjamin. The 5’10”, 176-pound pass catcher is, after all, a flat-out burner — as a sophomore, he posted a 4.26 40-yard dash — and over the past two years, has easily established himself as one of the fastest athletes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (he finished fourth in the 60-meter dash at the ACC Championships in 2010 and then set a school record in the same race to open up the 2011 season).

Paired up with LaRon Byrd and Leonard Hankerson since his arrival in Coral Gables in 2008, the Belle Glade, Florida native has thus far served as one-third of

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Scouting Jr. and Sr. FCS Wide Receivers

FCS 2012 WR WATCH LIST

CHRIS SUMMERS (Liberty): Just like a star power forward going after a rebound, the 6’5” Summers is the type of player who can just flat out elevate to catch the ball at its highest point. This Braylon Edwards clone has come a long way since his freshman year when he could barely bench 135 pounds and struggled to maintain possession after contact. The once lanky wideout has grown into a physical athlete who can haul in a short pass, shake off defenders and take it to the house. He absolutely will not be denied on jump balls. Summers must still work on staying low when coming off the line of scrimmage.

WILLIE CARTER (Howard): Also known as Willie “the Kid,” Howard is a raw, but promising playmaker with impressive acceleration to turn on the

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Scouting Jr. and Sr. FCS Wide Receivers

FCS 2012 WR WATCH LIST

CHRIS SUMMERS (Liberty): Just like a star power forward going after a rebound, the 6’5” Summers is the type of player who can just flat out elevate to catch the ball at its highest point. This Braylon Edwards clone has come a long way since his freshman year when he could barely bench 135 pounds and struggled to maintain possession after contact. The once lanky wideout has grown into a physical athlete who can haul in a short pass, shake off defenders and take it to the house. He absolutely will not be denied on jump balls. Summers must still work on staying low when coming off the line of scrimmage.

WILLIE CARTER (Howard): Also known as Willie “the Kid,” Howard is a raw, but promising playmaker with impressive acceleration to turn on the

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Dukie V’s: Donovan Varner & Conner Vernon

When talking about the best receiving talent in the Atlantic Coast Conference over the last few seasons, one might naturally turn to those who recently were/currently are members of tried-and-true powerhouse programs such as the University of Miami and Florida State University…and why not? A quick review of some of those who have left indelible marks at each program over the past five years includes the names of pass catchers such as Bert Reed, Willie Haulstead, Greg Carr, Chris Davis, Leonard Hankerson, Aldarius Johnson and Travis Benjamin.

Yet, since 2008, a new group of talent has begun to make waves in the conference at the wideout position. The spotlight is perhaps now shining brightest on a pair of receivers playing for a program that, prior to the arrival of current head coach David Cutcliffe, would be the last place anyone would expect to find

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Dukie V’s: Donovan Varner & Conner Vernon

When talking about the best receiving talent in the Atlantic Coast Conference over the last few seasons, one might naturally turn to those who recently were/currently are members of tried-and-true powerhouse programs such as the University of Miami and Florida State University…and why not? A quick review of some of those who have left indelible marks at each program over the past five years includes the names of pass catchers such as Bert Reed, Willie Haulstead, Greg Carr, Chris Davis, Leonard Hankerson, Aldarius Johnson and Travis Benjamin.

Yet, since 2008, a new group of talent has begun to make waves in the conference at the wideout position. The spotlight is perhaps now shining brightest on a pair of receivers playing for a program that, prior to the arrival of current head coach David Cutcliffe, would be the last place anyone would expect to find

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NFL: Is Terrelle Pryor Buffalo Bound?

Patrick Schuster is the owner of Football Dialogue and a special guest contributor to the NFL Draft Bible.

If we are to believe the tandem of Chan Gailey and Buddy Nix are long term fixtures in Buffalo, then a very intriguing predicament will soon be facing them, and that is whether or not to draft Ohio State QB, Terrelle Pryor.    I know your first reaction is to say I’m crazy, as the frugal owner Ralph Wilson would never allow a team to invest money in a player like Pryor, but hear me out.   If the selection only cost the Bills a day three pick (say in the 4th round) then I say do it and here are the reasons why:

Mobility
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Jacory Harris: Still Finding His Way

It’s hard to imagine the average loyal supporter for any given collegiate football program not getting emotionally attached to an incoming freshman quarterback recruit who, despite playing only two years at the position in high school, went a perfect 30-0 and earned two state championships en route to being named a Class 6A first team all-state selection, Class 6A Player of the Year and chosen as his state’s Mr. Football. So, it’s no surprise that when Jacory Harris arrived on campus at the University of Miami (Florida) in 2008 alongside former Mr. Football award winner Robert Marve, Hurricanes fans reacted ecstatically and, for the first time in a long time, exuded a sense of hope for the future of a program that seemed to have fallen into disarray since the early national

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Jacory Harris: Still Finding His Way

It’s hard to imagine the average loyal supporter for any given collegiate football program not getting emotionally attached to an incoming freshman quarterback recruit who, despite playing only two years at the position in high school, went a perfect 30-0 and earned two state championships en route to being named a Class 6A first team all-state selection, Class 6A Player of the Year and chosen as his state’s Mr. Football. So, it’s no surprise that when Jacory Harris arrived on campus at the University of Miami (Florida) in 2008 alongside former Mr. Football award winner Robert Marve, Hurricanes fans reacted ecstatically and, for the first time in a long time, exuded a sense of hope for the future of a program that seemed to have fallen into disarray since the early national

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