No. 92 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs season preview

No. 92 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (9-3) Coach Skip Holtz (first year at Louisiana Tech, 88-71 overall)Returning Starters: 8, 3 offense, 4 defense, 1 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 97 Skip Holtz returns to Conference USA and his era with the Bulldogs will begin in familiar territory – with a road trip to North Carolina State. Holtz was the head coach at East Carolina from 2005-2009...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers select WR Quinton Patton at No. 128

NFL.com CBS Sports NFL.com Louisiana Tech surprised many across the country in 2011, winning seven straight games in October and November, and the Western Athletic Conference title -? the first time they wore that crown since 2001. The Bulldogs lost a close 31-24 game to TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl, but during the broadcast, it came to light that Patton and teammate Adrien Cole...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco takes wideout Patton

The 49ers added to the receiving corps with their pick in the fourth round, drafting small-school receiver Quinton Patton, who put up huge numbers in his two seasons for the Bulldogs.
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Top NFL Draft Wide Receiver and Tight End Value Picks

Spring is in the air and that means one thing football fans: The NFL Draft is closing in on us once again from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  The NFL Draft allows pro football fans across this great nation of ours and across the world to sit back and see how their favorite teams are building for that playoff run in the fall.  Teams are plugging the holes on their rosters...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: The Cases For and Against the Draft's Top Receivers

Of all the different roles on a football field at any given time, the wide receiver spot has rapidly become the most electric position in the game. The direct impact the position has on the scoreboard is massive. Playmakers out wide are altering the way games are played now more than ever and at the increasing rate NFL teams are scoring. Spending resources at the position is...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Comparisons: Wide Receivers

Comparing NFL Draft receivers to pro counterparts is generally very difficult for multiple reasons. For one, a player could be morphed drastically by the offensive system he develops into. Two, football IQ and ability to adapt to the NFL-level of separation is a major factor in receiver development.   Keenan Allen, California – Anquan Boldin/Dez Bryant One of the...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Quinton Patton Will Prove To Be Best WR Of 2013 Draft Class

In 1985, four wide receivers were taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. While no one could have known that some guy named Jerry Rice would turn out to be the greatest receiver in NFL history, the class of pass catchers turned out to be “average” at best. Al Toon, Eddie Brown and Jessie Hester did nothing to distinguish themselves as great players.Fast forward 28 years later...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Quinton Patton Offers Skill Set Reminiscent of Deion Branch, Making Him Perfect Fit for Patriots

Quinton Patton might be the most complete receiver in this year’s draft class, at least according to fellow draftee and Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks. After getting lit up for 11 catches, 87 yards and a touchdown against Patton in 2011, Banks was quoted as saying that Patton was even better than any SEC receiver. “I feel like (Patton) from Louisiana Tech is the...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: WR Quinton Patton Scouting Report

Quinton Patton, wide receiver out of Louisiana Tech, won't wow you with his numbers; he ran a 4.53 at the Combine. But his two seasons at LA Tech should be an indication of what he will do in the NFL.As a junior, he caught 11 touchdowns plus 1,202 yards receiving; as a senior, Patton increased his production to 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns. The sky is the limit for this talented...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech

"Ideal for a West Coast-focused offense that is willing to stretch vertically, Patton developed great chemistry with Colby Cameron at Louisiana Tech, and could develop that quickly at the NFL level to become a quarterback's favorite target, especially on timing routes. With a fun, team-spirited personality, he quickly becomes a favorite in the locker room, but leaves that...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks reportedly have some interest in LA Tech WR Quinton Patton

According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Seattle Seahawks have been interested in Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton since 2011. Quinton had a great season in 2012 after hauling in 104 receptions for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Watch Another R-1 WR

A day after seeing Louisiana Tech's Quinton Patton, the Packers were at USC to see impressive Robert Woods. Also on display for the Trojans was center Khaled Holmes and a pair of safeties.
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl Wide Receivers: A Level Playing Field

Transitioning from College to the NFL as a Wide Receiver is a progression, very rarely do you see anyone come in and dominate at the position. I knew it was difficult but it shocked me to see that I had to go back to 1998, Randy Moss, to find a rookie Wide Receiver that finished in the top 10 for total yards in a season. We saw flashes of greatness from guys like Josh Gordon, Ryan...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

'Llittle things’ led Patton to NFL

MOBILE, Ala. - Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton told FOX Sports NEXT that the word for the week at the Senior Bowl was consistency, and there wasn’t another player on the roster that showed as much as he did. Despite the head-turning and play-making, Patton is focused on the next step while honing in on the “little things.”
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl Preview: 5 Reasons to Watch

NC State QB Mike Glennon will look to make a statement to NFL scouts in the 2013 Senior Bowl. Although many football fans believe that this is an off weekend for the National Football League, others know that in truth, there is a very important football game being played on Saturday afternoon in Mobile, Alabama. This game is affectionately known as the Senior Bowl and if you fancy...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Positional Rankings: Wide Recievers

QCS Top 10 Wide Receiver Rankings:   1. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson (28 pts) 1. Keenan Allen, California (28 pts) 3. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee (24 pts) 4. Robert Woods, USC (20 pts) 5. Terrance Williams, Baylor (17 pts) 6. Tavon Austin, West Virginia (16 pts) 7. Justin Hunter, Tennessee (14 pts) 8. Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech (9 pts) 9. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech (2...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl: South Tuesday Practice Notes

Another practice with myself and fellow Optimum Scouting member Alex Brown today, as I broke down QBs, WRs, and DBs for the South squad, while Alex took the pit drills and watch OLvs. DL Tyler Wilson and EJ Manuel battled for the day's best quarterback, Quinton Patton proving his "top senior receiver" merits, Larry Warford looked the part of a starting NFL guard...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Senior Bowl: Interview Notes From the Top Prospects in Mobile

At the Media Night, it was a frenzy talking to players, grabbing who you can, getting a few minutes (if not seconds) before others swarmed to get the next question in. I got a chance to talk to 10 players that night, asking them questions that relate to what NFL teams would ask. I tried to cover injuries, character issues, arrests, scheme changes, and testing their football knowledge...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Ranking the Wide Receivers

It’s the time of year where fans of teams that didn’t make playoffs turn their attention to the draft and look to the future. Unfortunately, Raiders fans are apart of that collective. I will be giving you a look at the top prospects (senior and juniors that have declared to date, only) at every position as we head towards the 2013 NFL draft. We will post refreshed rankings after...
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January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo vs. Utah State: What To Watch In Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

http://www.utahstateaggies.com/ These two teams love nothing more than running the rock, and they can do it with the best of them. While most believe defense will not be played in this one, they have another thing coming with the way the WAC champs have played all year. The Aggies of Utah State have arguably the best defense among any non-BCS team and it is because of how all the...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

San Jose St. 52, Louisiana Tech 43

De'Leon Eskridge rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns and David Fales passed for three scores as San Jose State culminated its best regular season in a quarter century with a 52-43 victory against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. Eskridge had 1-, 32-, and 1-yard scoring runs for the Spartans (10-2, 5-1 Western Athletic), who have won 10 games for the first time since 1987...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Early Analysis: Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech

Utah State at No. 20 Louisiana Tech Saturday, 4:00 PM Line: Utah State -3.5 It has been a long time since a Division I conference ceased football operations, but that is the case with the Western Athletic Conference thanks to the realignment of other leagues that has taken place over the last couple of seasons. The final WAC title will be played for Saturday afternoon...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech-Texas St. Preview

In what has become a season of firsts for the program, Louisiana Tech still has an outside shot at adding a major one in the postseason. A BCS bid is a real possibility for the Bulldogs, whose ranking in those standings and the AP poll are the best in school history heading into Saturday night's road game against struggling Texas State. Louisiana Tech (8-1, 3-0 WAC) is ranked...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 24 La. Tech brings powerful offense to NMSU

Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes knows it's one thing to make it into the Top 25 and it's quite another to stay there. That's because twice previously, the No. 24 Bulldogs found national recognition, only to lose the next game and drop out of the poll. He doesn't want to make it a third Saturday when Louisiana Tech faces reeling Western Athletic Conference foe New...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech-New Mexico St. Preview

Louisiana Tech just enjoyed one of the best offensive performances in program history, but coach Sonny Dykes wants his team focused on this weekend's game. The 24th-ranked Bulldogs shouldn't have much trouble putting up big numbers again. Louisiana Tech goes for a ninth consecutive road win Saturday night against a New Mexico State team that's dropped six in a row....
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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