Syracuse Football Offers Keep Rolling In, Who’s on the Receiving End?

Scott Shafer and his Ohio connections have paid off for the Orange in the past. SU’s head man convinced linebacker Troy Henderson Jr. and safety Marquise Blair to come to Syracuse from Ohio in the class of 2015. In an interview with the Fizz last year Henderson Jr. said, “Me and Coach Shafer, it’s an Ohio thing. We got that type of connection. We’re hardworking, we get after...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ #PickSix – First Look At New York Jets UDFAs

Joe Caporoso looked at the New York Jets 2015 draft class here, but this article will take a look at the six undrafted free agents that Dalbin Osorio think will make the New York Jets 53 man roster or practice squad. Johnny Regina, Seth Plaut, and Joe Malfa will provide more detailed breakdowns over the next couple of weeks. Let’s jump right into it in this week’s edition of...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Seven former Syracuse players sign free agent deals

Syracuse football may have been shutout of the 2015 NFL draft, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing any of the Orange’s latest stars playing on Sundays next season. Upon the conclusion of the draft, a total of seven former Syracuse players were signed to free agent contracts, according to Syracuse.com. Offensive lineman Sean Hickey, safety Durell Eskridge, OLBs Dyshawn...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: tracking the undrafted free agents

The NFL draft may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the work is done. The teams are in the midst of the end of draft scramble to sign players that weren’t drafted. They are known as undrafted free agents, or UDFA’s. The Jets have made some finds in this group over the years, as Damon Harrison was an undrafted free agent, as was Wayne Chrebet back in the day. Here are the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Donovan James’ Top FS Prospects

OVR PLAYER POS. POS. RANK SCHOOL CLASS HT. WT. PROJ. ROUND 27 Damarious Randall FS 1 Arizona State rSr 5’11 196 1st-2nd 40 Cody Prewitt FS 2 Ole Miss Sr 6’2 208 2nd-3rd 53 Eric Rowe FS 3 Utah Sr 6’1 205 2nd-3rd 102 Derron Smith FS 4 Fresno St rSr 5’10 200 3rd-4th 148 Gerod Holliman FS 5 Louisville rJr 6’0 218 4th-5th 167 Durell Eskridge FS 6 Syracuse rJr 6’3 208 4th 184...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Syracuse S Durell Eskridge

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. Both safety positions have question marks attached and there […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Syracuse...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Eskridge Rises From Ghettos Of Miami To Steelers Draft Target

Syracuse free safety Durell Eskridge is on the cusp of living his dream of being an NFL draft pick, and his best football may still be in front of him. However, most people have no idea the hell he went through just to get where he is today. He grew up in the “Pork n’ […] Eskridge Rises From Ghettos Of Miami To Steelers Draft Target is a post from: The post Eskridge Rises...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Prospects Showcase Their Skills At Pro Day

The NFL hopefuls of Syracuse University had their final chance to impress scouts yesterday in the Orange’s Pro Day. You won’t see a first-round pick used on a Syracuse alum this year, but the mid-to-late round talent of the Orange was ready to make the most of their last opportunity. Jarrod West West had the benefit of being thrown to by a friend and former teammate Ryan Nassib...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Show Interest In Syracuse S Durell Eskridge During Pro Day

The University of Syracuse held their Pro Day on Tuesday and according to Jacob Klinger of Pennlive.com, Pittsburgh Steelers college scout Dave Petett was on hand to observe it. Durell Eskridge, a 6-3, 208-pound safety, was reportedly the big draw Tuesday and according to Bryan Fischer of NFL.com, he had a good showing during his […] Report: Steelers Show Interest In Syracuse...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Top 5 Syracuse Players for NFL Scouts To Take A Look At

The Orange is hold its pro day at the Ensley Athletic Center. With several Orange players looking to impress scouts, we take a look at the five players for NFL personnel to look out for. OT Sean Hickey: The redshirt senior enters pro day projected as a 5th round pick. He is expected to make a move from tackle to guard when he reaches the NFL. Hickey’s main strengths come in the...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: The New York Giants are very interested in this Syracuse safety

As the NFL draft gets closer and closer it’s getting easier to discern which players teams are looking at and who they might legitimately consdier picking. For example, Syracuse is holding their Pro Day this afternoon and word on the street is the New York Giants are very interested in one of their free safeties… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

What To Look for at Today’s Spring Game

It’s unclear just how much fans will be able to take away from today’s Spring Football game because, well, it’s not going to be a game. Scott Shafer said this week that the “Spring Game” will be more like a practice… Anyways, it’s still the first time the team will perform in front of the public since last year’s dreadful 28-7 season finale loss to Boston College...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Combine Update: Syracuse NFL Prospects

Syracuse had an awful 2014 season, but there were individuals who excelled for the Orange and will be continuing their careers in the NFL next year. Those select few made their way to Indianapolis and over the course of the past week showed off their skills at the NFL Combine. Here’s a look at how they did and when you should expect to hear their names called when the draft rolls...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Combine Underway for Sean Hickey

The NFL Draft Combine is underway in Indianapolis, and yesterday, former Syracuse University offensive tackle Sean Hickey got his chance to impress pro scouts on the first day of testing. Safety Durell Eskridge will have to wait until Monday to show what he can do from a physical standpoint. So far, Hickey has participated in […]
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Misses Out on Najee Clayton

The Syracuse football recruiting class was dealt a blow when Paramus Catholic Safety Najee Clayton announced that he will attend Rutgers next year.  This decision came after Clayton took official visits to both Rutgers and Syracuse over the last two weeks.  He announced today via twitter that he chose Rutgers over Syracuse and Pittsburgh.   Clayton is a three-star recruit and...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft – Inside the Green Room – Volume 4

In one of the biggest offseasons in the history of the franchise, the New York Jets will officially be selecting 6th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. With no head coach or general manager currently in place, it is hard to imagine what will take place during that time. What we do know is there are plenty of prospects that could help fill out a depleted roster, with a potential huge...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker

We’ve had a record number of underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft in each of the last five years. While we’re hoping the trend stops this year and we DON’T hit 100 declarees, it wouldn’t surprise at all. In what is a lackluster senior class as a whole, expect quite a few juniors declare. Track here for which players declare, by position, our grades on them as they declare...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eskridge Leaves SU Secondary in Shambles

After a total failure of a season, Scott Shafer is losing one his few bright spots on the defensive side of the ball.  Durell Eskridge, a junior, has officially declared for the NFL Draft.  He was named to the All-ACC Third Team after his sophomore season. In his junior season, Eskridge made a secondary-leading 68 tackles and a pick-six against Notre Dame.  He will finish his...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse safety Eskridge bolting for NFL draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL draft. A starter in every game this fall, Eskridge earned ACC defensive back of the week honors for his performance against Notre Dame, which included nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown. He led the Orange secondary...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Searching for the Positives in Syracuse’s Lost Football Season

Syracuse’s season to forget ends today against Boston College. After winning the Texas Bowl last year Scott Shafer targeted eight wins for his team. Whether Syracuse finishes with three or four wins, the final product will be a disappointment. But there have been some positives despite the overwhelming negativity surrounding the program. Arguably the best player on offense for...
Via Orange Fizz
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reeling Syracuse hosts No. 1 Florida State

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has a new quarterback and a new offensive coordinator just in time for a visit from top-ranked Florida State. Not a problem for Orange safety Durell Eskridge. ''I don't have a concern. We just want to play,'' Eskridge said. ''We just want a chance. We just want to show that we can play against anybody. They're very good, very talented, but at the end...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse regroups as it readies for Louisville

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has had an up-and-down season, the down part being losses in the last two games. A 34-20 loss to Maryland in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 20 was followed by a 31-15 setback against unbeaten Notre Dame on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Now comes a tough home matchup against Louisville (4-1) on Friday night. ''This is a truly resilient group...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears NFL Draft Watch: Durell Eskridge

College football features a number of intriguing games for the Chicago Bears scouts to watch this week.  One to watch carefully is Notre Dame at Syracuse.  Of course the Fighting Irish always have a strong collection of talent to oggle, especially since the program currently ranks 8th in the country.  However, for the Bears they can’t view this game without getting a peak at...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Turtle Soup: Why Syracuse Can Exploit Maryland’s Soft Defense

Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports Syracuse’s upcoming contest against Maryland on Saturday could be a turning point for this team. Starting the season 3-0 after an embarrassing opening performance against Villanova would not only silence the doubters a bit longer, but also give the team momentum heading into the Notre Dame game. The Fighting Irish have a bye this week,...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Videos: Syracuse Football Goes Through Military Team Building Drills At Fort Drum

For the last few seasons, Syracuse football has been making the trip up to Fort Drum, home to the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, for the second week of fall camp to work on team building and leadership training, and to build the program’s connection with the local troops.  Syracuse athletics released a video showing some of the drills that the soldiers had the team do....
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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