WR – Syracuse Junior 6’2″ 204 lbs
The Big East’s leading WR, Mike Williams, quit the team today for undisclosed reasons. Speculation around the team is that Williams may have been facing another suspension, but details are unclear at this time. Williams had registered 49 catches for 746 yards and 6 touchdowns so far this season. This will certainly be a red flag for scouts and NFL personnel to examine closer as the draft process goes forward. More on this story can be found at ESPN.com.
The final scores are in the books and Draft Breakdown is here to update you on how some of the top rookies in the 2009 draft performed in week 8 of the NFL season. Michael Oher – OT – Ravens The subject of the book and new movie “The Blind Side” is quietly having a great season. In fact, Peter King recently commented via Twitter that his two top choices for OROY are Minnesota’s Percy Harvin and Michael Oher. This week, Oher went face to face with current NFL sack leader, Elvis Dumervil, and allowed no sacks. This isn’t the first game of the season Oher has faced tremendous pass rushers. Two weeks ago he faced the Vikings Jared Allen while filling it at left tackle for the injured Jared Gaither. Oher has also faced off against Bengals DE Antwan Odom and Cleveland OLB Kamerion Wimbley. Later in the season, Keep Reading…
Nebraska’s star DT Ndamukong Suh was cited for negligent driving after he hit 3 parked cars in Lincoln. Suh was reportedly given a breathalizer test, showing a .035 blood-alcohol level, which is below the legal limit of .08. No injuries were reported in the incident. More on the story can be found via the Associated Press website.
CB – Oklahoma State Senior 6’0″ 195 lbs
One player who is quietly moving up draft boards right now is Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox. With a great combination of size and speed, and the versatility to play defense and return kicks, Cox certainly has first round potential. Perrish took a few moments of his time to talk about his game, Dez Bryant, his plans for the Senior Bowl and his strong connection to his family.
Spencer: What’s your current height and weight and most recent 40 time?
Cox: My height is 6’0″ even. My weight is 195. My last 40 was 4.38.
Spencer: You’re not only a solid defender but also a talented return man. Which do you look forward to most on game day?
Cox: Both actually. I just like to get out there on the field.
Spencer: Describe your Keep Reading…
S – Clemson Junior
Junior safety DeAndre McDaniel has received the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week award. McDaniel led the Clemson defense to an overtime victory over #8 Miami. DeAndre finished the game with seven tackles and two interceptions, one of which was returned 23 yards for a touchdown. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 7. Last season, Texas DE Brian Orakpo was the recipient of the end of season award.