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NFL teams are comparing Alabama RB Kenyan Drake to former USC RB Reggie Bush, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports.

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound Drake was actually compared to Bush by OC Lane Kiffin (who coached Bush in college) earlier this month. The Drake evaluation is turning into an interesting case of eye-of-the-beholder, where the ultimate grade says more about the team (and the schemes they employ) than Drake himself. This is because Drake has uber-pronounced strengths and weaknesses. For the strengths, Pauline specifically mentioned Drake's "burst and explosion." Drake is also a tremendous asset as a receiver and returner and breaks tackles when the ball is in his hands. As for the weaknesses, Rotoworld's Josh Norris says Drake is one of the worst pass protectors he's ever seen at the Senior Bowl. The NFL loves Drake as a receiver, but defenses aren't going to be caught off guard with play calls when he's on the field.

Source: Tony Pauline on Twitter

Drake doesn't have nowhere near the interior rushing chops Bush had. This comp is just not good IMO.

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NFL teams are comparing Alabama RB Kenyan Drake to former USC RB Reggie Bush, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports.

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound Drake was actually compared to Bush by OC Lane Kiffin (who coached Bush in college) earlier this month. The Drake evaluation is turning into an interesting case of eye-of-the-beholder, where the ultimate grade says more about the team (and the schemes they employ) than Drake himself. This is because Drake has uber-pronounced strengths and weaknesses. For the strengths, Pauline specifically mentioned Drake's "burst and explosion." Drake is also a tremendous asset as a receiver and returner and breaks tackles when the ball is in his hands. As for the weaknesses, Rotoworld's Josh Norris says Drake is one of the worst pass protectors he's ever seen at the Senior Bowl. The NFL loves Drake as a receiver, but defenses aren't going to be caught off guard with play calls when he's on the field.

Source: Tony Pauline on Twitter

Drake doesn't have nowhere near the interior rushing chops Bush had. This comp is just not good IMO.

Bush was a horrible inside runner until he got to Miami.

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Drake was apparently putrid in pass protection at the Senior Bowl, so that doesn't bode well for his receiving ability being fully utilized...hopefully for him he showed SOME improvement in that area under NFL coaching at the Senior Bowl, to show he can learn.

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Christian Hackenberg - QB - Nittany Lions

Penn State isn't going to miss QB Christian Hackenberg much, argues ESPN analyst KC Joyner.

Hack's 56.4 Total QBR against Power 5 opponents ranked No. 41 out of 57 among qualified Power 5 quarterbacks last year. Not all of that was his fault, but it was clear he wasn't a fit for James Franklin's offense. "He and James Franklin never did seem to be on the same page that Hackenberg and Bill O'Brien, Franklin's head-coaching predecessor at Penn State, were, but Franklin has a history of successfully developing passers (Josh Freeman, Danny O'Brien, Jordan Rodgers) and has three talented prospects (Trace McSorley, Tommy Stevens and Jake Zembiec) to vie for the starting job," Joyner wrote. "Whoever wins that role will benefit from one of the most experienced offensive platoons in college football, as the Nittany Lions lost only 15 receptions from last year's squad and return four of five starters on the offensive line."

Source: ESPN Insider

Feb 1 - 2:16 PM

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Tyler Boyd - WR - Panthers

Pitt junior WR Tyler Boyd's 2014 season is one of the more impressive we have seen from WR prospects in recent years, according to Jon Moore of Rotoviz.

Boyd was "the single most-heavily targeted receiver in college football" during the 2014 season and still managed over 10 yards per target that season. At the age of 20. Both figures surpass Amari Cooper's ridiculous campaign during the same season. Boyd then accounted for 30 percent of Pitt's total offensive yards in 2015, despite just receiving 16 percent of the touches. As Moore puts it, the defense knew Boyd was going to be the target but could not stop him. Boyd's game looked even better in 2015 when he moved into the slot.

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San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin said he added 7 lbs to his frame prior to the Senior Bowl.

Ervin was listed at 177 lbs at San Jose State and showed up at 192 lbs for the event, so some simple math helps us conclude that Ervin actually played the season around 184 or 185 lbs. Josh Norris has frequently compared Ervin's game to Andre Ellington, for his ability to speed through lanes and display receiving skills out in space.

Source: Football Gameplan

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Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise accepted an invitation to attend the NFL Combine.

Prosise finished the season on the bench with an ankle injury, but it was a breakout year for the former receiver. Prosise assumed the lead ball carrier role in the opening game when Tarean Folston went down with a knee injury. Previously, Prosise was known as a change of pace back who mostly made his mark out in space. He made a living on more difficult runs this year. Prosise could land in the third or fourth rounds.

Source: Irish Sports Daily

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ESPN's Kevin Weidl is a "fan" of Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo's game.

Weidl rattled off a number of buzzwords as reasons for his appreciation for Carroo's ability. "Polished route runner who uses tempo well... Strong, physical and plays big in traffic... Great hands." Carroo was a super productive player when on the field, accounting for 10 touchdowns on just 39 catches in 2015. His season was cut short due to a suspension and injury.

Source: Kevin Weidl on Twitter

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