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Virginia's Eli Harold slips to the third round, Anthony Harris goes undrafted

The first two rounds came and went without Eli Harold's name getting called. The former Virginia defensive end had some first-round hype, so the fact that Harold wasn't selected until the third round by the San Francisco 49ers was somewhat surprising."I’ve heard some first-round buzz, but I’ve heard more second round," Harold told Andrew Ramspacher of The Daily Progress before...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five quick facts about Raiders draft pick Max Valles

The Raiders chose Virginia OLB Max Valles with the 179th overall pick. Valles played in a Virginia system that had a linebacker focus. Valles played both outside linebacker and defensive end at UVA. He seems to be more comfortable at end. Valles’ size (6’5, 251) and frame will allow him to gain 20-25 pounds effectively. Max is apparently psychic. Who doesn’t want to be a Raider...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers add linebacker Harold out of Virginia in third round

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have chosen linebacker Eli Harold out of Virginia with their third-round draft pick. Harold was picked at 79th overall on Friday night after the team took Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt at 46th in the second round. San Francisco looked to add a linebacker in the draft following the surprising retirements of five-time All Pro linebacker...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers fill linebacker need with third round steal

The San Francisco 49ers’ front seven has been hit hard this offseason by injury and retirement. So far in the 2015 NFL Draft they have been doing everything they can to reverse those fortunes. Moments ago Trent Baalke pulled off a third round miracle by selecting Virginia outside linebacker/defensive end Eli Harold. With the 79th overall pick, the #49ers select OLB @EliHarold_...
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Virginia adds TE graduate transfer from Stanford

The Cavaliers will get some help at an unstable tight end position, thanks to Charlie Hopkins' decision to transfer after graduating from Stanford, according to a release from the Virginia's official athletics webpage.After starting his collegiate career as a defensive lineman, Hopkins made the transition to blocking tight end. Although Hopkins has only two receptions to his name...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Harold left his comfort zone to prepare for the draft

Eli Harold is a homebody, Harold's brother, Walter, told Andrew Ramspacher of the Daily Progress, but his preparation for the 2015 NFL draft has not permitted his usually lifestyle of leisure.The former Cavalier has been on the move since the 2014 season concluded. He attended the scouting combine in Indianapolis and visited at least eight NFL teams, per the Daily Progress. This...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia's Max Valles should be a late-round selection

Former Virginia linebacker Max Valles' decision to enter the draft came two seasons early, so it's easy to understand why NFL teams are reluctant to make him a major investment. Even though Valles led the Cavaliers in sacks last season, ESPN draft expert Todd McShay left him off his lest of the top 300 prospects, according to Andrew Ramspacher of Cavalier Insider."I got him [going...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Long offers Virginia's Eli Harold guidance as draft nears

Chris Long knows what it's like to be a Cavalier pass-rusher rising up through the ranks. He was a consensus All-American at Virginia before the St. Louis Rams selected him No. 2 overall in the 2008 NFL draft.So, it made sense for him to mentor former Virginia defensive end and 2015 NFL draft early entrant Eli Harold. Long has been telling Harold what to expect as a potential first...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers could have three players drafted this week

Unless something catastrophic occurs, Virginia Cavaliers director of news content Jeff White notes, the Cavs will have a player selected in the NFL draft for the 32nd-consecutive year.Pass-rusher Eli Harold should be the first Virginia product plucked off the board. Later in the draft, outside linebacker Max Valles, another sack master, should be selected. Both Cavaliers are early...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Johns is Virginia's No. 1 quarterback after spring practice

Virginia released their post-spring depth chart on Thursday, revealing a bit of a surprise at the quarterback position.Matt Johns has supplanted Greyson Lambert as the team's starting signal-caller, according to Norm Wood of the Daily Press."Matt did the best job," Virginia head coach Mike London told the Daily Press. "He was most productive. He was most efficient. It wasn’t close...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach: Competition 'wasn't close,' named Johns QB starter

Matt Johns will head into the summer as Virginia's starting quarterback, having unseated incumbent Greyson Lambert during spring practice. Perhaps. ''It wasn't close,'' coach Mike London said of the competition on a conference call Thursday. ''If it was close we'd still be talking about going into August camp with two guys fighting for the same position. Matt clearly did what he...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

DC Jon Tenuta is retooling the Cavaliers defense

The Cavaliers knew they'd lose a bunch of quality contributors on the defensive side of the ball to graduation, but when defensive end Eli Harold and linebacker Max Valles decided to enter the draft early, Virginia's defense was dumbstruck.Even though Virginia went 5-7 and did not appear in a bowl game last season, the defensive unit was strong and ranked No. 28 in the nation, according...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia DT Andrew Brown has an opportunity to earn more playing time

Virginia's future came into focus during spring camp, and several fresh-faced Cavaliers have a chance to contribute this fall.Norm Wood of the Daily Press named five players with an opportunity to earn more playing time this fall and defensive tackle Andrew Brown highlighted the list.Brown is quicker and 25 pounds lighter than he was last year, according to Wood. A turf-toe injury...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hall could fill a major void for Virginia at linebacker

Henry Coley? Gone.Daquan Romero? Gone.Max Valles? Gone.Where else can the Cavaliers turn to find a quality linebacker?Enter Mark Hall, who's looking for a promotion this year. Jeff White singled out Hall as a candidate to replace one of Virginia's departed linebackers in his post-spring game notebook.Hall (6-2, 240 lbs.) only had eight tackles last season, six of which came on special...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia is trying to establish a new offensive identity

Virginia relied on the arms of its quarterbacks a lot in 2014, but that's bound to change this season.The Cavaliers aim to build a more reliable ground game this time around, Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press reports."We want to be able to run the ball, because if you noticed today, our quarterbacks were under center more," Virginia head coach Mike London told Graham. "If you...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue beats Orange 14-13 in Virginia's spring game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns each throw a touchdown pass and the Blue beat Orange 14-13 in Virginia's spring game Saturday. The quarterbacks are still dueling for the starting job, and there was little separation. Lambert hit transfer wide receiver T.J. Thorpe with a 12-yard pass on the opening drive and Johns hit tight end Brendan Marshall from 27 yards...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Drop A Tight One In Charlottesville

By Austin Sapin Currently the Virginia Cavaliers (23-14) are unranked, but any time a team that travels up to Charlottesville will have a tough series on their hands. For the Miami Hurricanes, winners of nine straight, they felt that first-hand on Friday night. Despite a solid outing from Miami starter Thomas Woodrey and an early exit for Virginia starter Nathan Kirby, the Cavaliers...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Justin Anderson Declares For NBA Draft

Another NBA draft declaration is in the books as Virginia Cavaliers wing guard Justin Anderson has said he will not return to school for his senior season and instead enter the draft. Thank you to everyone who has wished me luck in my decision to enter the NBA Draft. I truly appreciate the kind words! — Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) April 14, 2015 Anderson averaged 12.3 points...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia junior Justin Anderson entering NBA draft

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Justin Anderson is forgoing his final season at Virginia and entering the NBA draft. The university announced his intentions on Monday. His decision was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The sculpted 6-foot-6, 228-pound guard with incredible leaping ability marked his time at Virginia with a his shot-blocking ability and crowd-pleasing dunks that roused the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

#6 Virginia Goes Winless in ACC, Falling to #7 Duke 15-8

#6 Virginia vs #7 Duke (Mandatory Credit: ESPN / Getty Images) Sunday April 12, #7 Duke Blue Devils handed #6 Virginia Cavaliers their fourth ACC loss of the season. Duke improves to 1-3 in ACC and 8-4 overall. With the loss, Virginia drops to 0-4 in ACC and 8-4 overall. Duke got on the board early in the first period with a goal from Jack Bruckner at 14:28, assist coming from Case...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Virginia's Justin Anderson plans to enter NBA Draft

Virginia forward Justin Anderson plans to enter the NBA Draft, but he still could opt to return for his senior season in 2015-16, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Anderson, who averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds for Cavaliers this past season, missed eight games after sustaining a broken finger and then undergoing an appendectomy, returning during...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Virginia OLB Max Valles

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. A breakdown of one of the Steelers’ pre-draft visitors. […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Virginia OLB...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Steelers Future’s Report: Matt Conrath

Name: Matt Conrath College: Virginia Height: 6’7 Weight: 306 Born: 8/11/1989 We finish up the examination of “futures guys with NFL experience,” by looking at defensive lineman, Matt Conrath. Conrath joins the Steelers after three seasons with the St. Louis Rams. At Virginia, Conrath started for the Cavaliers all four seasons, totaling 182 tackles (29.5 […] The Steelers...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Apologizes for Post-game Comments

View image | gettyimages.com Following Virginia’s 60-54 loss to Michigan State in the Round of 32 on Sunday, senior forward Darion Atkins let his emotions get the best of him. Atkins made headlines for calling out his teammates, questioning their effort, or lack thereof, saying he felt he “wanted it more than a few other guys on the team,” and called them out of their names...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Darion Atkins Apologizes For “Inappropriate Comments” To The Media Following NCAA Tournament Loss

Following Virginia’s loss to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament’s third round on Sunday, Darion Atkins sat in his team’s locker room at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and spoke quite harshly to the media.  The Cavaliers’ senior forward questioned his team’s effort against the Spartans and said his teammates played “like a bunch of p*ssies.”  Unsurprisingly...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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