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WATCH: Bengals rookie safety Derron Smith makes spectacular one-handed grab

Bengals rookie safety Derron Smith showed off his hands during Monday's practice with a slick one-handed interception against A.J. McCarron.As seen in the video, Smith was roving the middle while McCarron rolled to his right before going up high for the pick.The sixth-round pick out of Fresno State is listed third on the team's depth chart at strong safety. Smith recorded 15 interceptions...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals end draft with ball-hawking safety, receiver

CINCINNATI (AP) Ball-hawking Fresno State safety Derron Smith and high-scoring West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford are the Bengals final two draft picks of 2015. The 5-10, 200-pound Smith, picked in the sixth round Saturday, was first-team All-Mountain West Conference each of the last three seasons and ended his career with 15 interceptions. He finished second on the team with...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2015: Best Remaining Players Entering Round 4

The first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft are in the books, but there is still one day of festivities remaining at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago as Rounds 4 through 7 take place on Saturday afternoon. While a number of the top draft prospects have already learned where they will begin their professional careers, some players have watched their stock slide. The fall of La’el...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Top 100 Players Available for Day 2

After a first round that featured only a few first-round player surprises but plenty of team selection shockers, there remains quality talent on our board available for the second round, especially for teams picking at the top on Day 2. With five first-round grades remaining and Randy Gregory, Jalen Collins and Landon Collins all garnering high second-round grades after those, the...
Via Optimum Scouting
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

More defensive players for the Saints to consider

You thought I was done, think again! I gave you ESPN’s top 20 rated defensive players yesterday and I’m giving you 21 through 45 today. Once again I examine their fit for the Saints. The first list is of course the focus, but with 5 picks in the first 3 rounds you have to imagine guys lower on this list will be targeted too. Here we go: 21. Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (NFL.com...
Via The Saints Nation
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars 7-Round Mock Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars made plenty of moves in free agency, but still have plenty of holes that need to be filled. Luckily for them, there are multiple options that can fill those needs and be good value picks all throughout the draft.Pick 1.3: Vic Beasley, EDGE, ClemsonIf Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are indeed the first two picks of the draft, the Jaguars will have their...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Panthers, Patriots, Redskins, & Seahawks

Draft Tony Pauline reports that the Raiders, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Colts all had defensive back coaches in attendance for Fresno State DB Derron Smith’s Pro Day. Panthers Ian Rapoport reports that Nebraska DE/OLB Randy Gregory visited with the Panthers last week. Patriots Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Patriots HC Bill Belichick went off on a tirade ... The post NFL Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 7 Round Mock Draft

This draft goes in accordance with my complete Raiders mock offseason.  You can find the entire post at this link:  http://topsportsreport.com/scoresnfl/oakland-raiders-complete-mock-offseason/ Round 1 – Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama View image | gettyimages.com After free agency, I added Wes Welker, who helps to eliminate the blow from losing Andre Holmes, but didn’t...
Via TopSportsReport
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Rule Change, Trent Richardson, & Cowboys

Draft Anthony Galaviz reports that Fresno State S Derron Smith will not work out on Monday due to a sports hernia. Rule Change Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report has spoke to three NFL coaches, who have said that they would like to have the ability to challenge any calls on the field at any time. The league is meeting this week to discuss potential rule changes, so this is something...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: FS Derron Smith

Denver Broncos Draft Report: FS Derron SmithWe all know the Broncos can put up a solid amount of points and will not need much help on offense besides a couple additions to the offensive line. With a good amount of players needed to be signed this offseason, there is a solid possibility that Denver will not be able to keep free safety Raheem Moore. The Broncos will be too tight on...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Improve Offense in PFS Mock Draft 1.0

Pro Football Spot’s staff held their first mock draft of 2015 Wednesday night. Here’s a recap of what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did with their first and second-round selections.Round 1, Pick 1: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: This pick wasn't too hard. The Bucs need a franchise quarterback in the worst way and Winston is the best choice to correct that issue as of right now...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Fresno State FS Derron Smith

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. With a few early round safeties already broken down, […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Fresno State FS Derron...
Via Steelers Depot
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Hawaii Bowl Preview- Fresno State vs. Rice

This year’s Hawaii Bowl features two teams that did fairly well in their respective conference. Rice was solid in the Conference-USA, coming in as the second best team. Fresno State won their division in the Mountain West, but fell to Boise State in the national championship game. The Bulldogs did, however, have a losing record on the year (6-7). Both squads come in with a few...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii Bowl Capsule

Rice (7-5, 5-3 C-USA) vs. Fresno State (6-7, 5-3 Mountain West), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Rice by 2 1/2. Series Record: Fresno State leads 6-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE This might as well be called the ''Turnaround Bowl.'' Rice and Fresno State both lost their opening three games and still made it to a bowl. Only 19 other FBS teams (out of 496) dating to 1980 have started 0-3 and played in...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose State QB Blake Jurich Train Falls off the Rails and more Mountain West Scouting Notes

Was it just fun while it lasted for San Jose State’s senior quarterback, Blake Jurich? When he threw for three touchdowns and completed 88% of his passes in the opening game, it looked like Jurich would matter. Another positive showing came in a beat down against the far superior Auburn. The bucket deep ball accuracy he showed against SEC completion looked like a good sign. Jurich...
Via Optimum Scouting
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mountain West Conference Preview: Top 10 Senior NFL Draft Prospects

By: Matt Harmon The Mountain West Conference continues to improve and gain respect in national circles. The league’s strong showing in the 2014 NFL Draft gave some evidence to this. Professional teams drafted 16 players from Mountain West squads. Many more will have the opportunity to impress in training camps as undrafted free agents. The conference could have an even better showing...
Via Optimum Scouting
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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