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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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’ […]
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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.
West had the benefit of being thrown to by a friend and former teammate Ryan Nassib...
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...
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...
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…
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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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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
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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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,...
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....