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SUU NFL Draft Updates [Updated 3/9/16]

By Southern Utah University on February 24, 2016 in

Athletics, Alumni


Excitement has been swirling around the T-Bird Nation with three SUU football players gaining attention by NFL scounts. James Cowser, LeShaun Sims, and Miles Killebrew have each been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, making it the largest group from SUU to recieve an invitation. This post serves as the collection of all the news coverage each of the players have been receiving. It will be continiously updated so be sure to check back for more news about our star Thunderbirds. 

NFL Combine

2016 NFL Draft Big Board: Matt Miller's Post-Combine Rankings | Matt Miller | Bleacher Report | Mar. 3, 2016
Matt Miller's rankings overall and by position. 
Overall: Miles Killebrew 95; James Cowser 129; LeShaun Sims 218
Cornerback: LeShaun Sims 24
Strong Safty: Miles Killebrew 5
Edge Defenders: James Cowser 7

19 Important Key Takeaways from the NFL Combine | Bruce Feldman | Fox Sports | Mar. 2, 2016
Miles Killebrew makes the list as an interesting prospect for the NFL. 

Las Vegas' Ronnie Stanley, Miles Killebrew leave good impressions at NFL Combine | Bill Bradley | Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mar. 1, 2016
A recap of Mile Killebrew's NFL Combine stats to show his ties to Las Vegas from high school. 

Mayock on Killebrew: "He can run and he's explosive" [VIDEO] | NFL | Feb. 29, 2016
Mike Mayock talks about Miles Killebrew's tackling film footage. 

NFL Scouting Combine: USU's Vigil, SUU's Killebrew, BYU's Kaufusi among top locals at combine | Brandon Judd | Desert News | Feb. 29, 2016 
Recap of all combine participants from the state of Utah. 

Final Combine Medals Count | Chase Goodbread | NFL | Feb. 29, 2016
SUU ties for 18th place with 3 total medals awarded at the NFL Combine. 

What We Learned on Day 4 of NFL Scouting Combine | Chase Goodbread | NFL | Feb. 29, 2016
Miles Killebrew is praised by Mike Mayock for his tackling film footage.

Corey Coleman, Derrick Henry among potential stars of combine | Daniel Jeremiah | NFL | Feb. 22, 2016
Miles Killebrew is listed as  a potential star leading up to the combine and as a player with extremely high character.

Combine: Top five candidates to break Chris Johnson's 40 Record | Daniel Jeremiah | NFL | Feb. 18, 2016
Leshaun Sims is mentioned as one of five prospects to break the all time 40-yard dash record at the Combine this year.

Combine Participants | NFL 

Miles Killebrew Combine Profile | NFL

James Cowser Combine Profile | NFL

LeShaun Sims Combine Profile | NFL


Prospect Lists/Mock Drafts

NFL Mock Draft 2016: Four Rounds | Eddie Brown | The San Diego Union-Tribune | Mar. 9, 2016
Miles Killebrew is projected to go to Washington during the third round as the 84th pick. 

Morning Links: Could Detroit Lions add another BYU Cougar?; Deion Sanders praises SUU's Killebrew | Ryan McDonald | Deseret News | Mar. 1, 2016
Deseret News highlights the video of Mike Mayock and Deion Sanders discussing Miles Killebrew. 

Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2016 NFL Draft | Daniel Jeremiah | NFL | Feb. 22, 2016
Daniel Jeremiah lists his Top 50 prospects of the draft with a description on each. Miles Killebrew is ranked number 50 and described him as a “very dynamic, explosive tackler.”

2016 Top NFL Draft Prospects | CBS Sports | Feb. 19, 2016
The complete rankings of all the draft prospects for this upcoming draft by position.

Four-round mock draft 2.0: Browns, Chargers snag QBs | Chad Reuter | NFL | Feb. 18, 2016
A four round mock draft that projects Killebrew being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings 86th overall and had the Buffalo Bills selecting James Cowser with the 117th overall pick.

Utah's Book, SUU's Killebrew lauded for pro potential by NFL draft expert Mike Mayock | Brandon Judd | Deseret News | Feb. 11, 2016
NFL draft expert Mike Mayock lists Miles Killebrew as his fourth rated safety in the entire draft.

Top 100 prospects for 2016 NFL Draft  | Lance Zierlein | NFL | Jan. 19, 2016
Lance Zierlein ranks his top 100 prospects in the 2016 draft. Zierlein lists Miles Killebrew as his 56th best player and James Cowser as his 100th best player in the draft.

NFL Team Interest

Patriots NFL Draft Fits: Sean Davis Among Potential Safety Picks | Doug Kyed | NSED | Mar. 4, 2016
Miles Killebrew is on the list for pontential safety picks fof the Patriots.

Miscellaneous Articles

Gunter gives Packers depth at CB | Vic Ketchman | Packers | Mar. 4, 2016
Vic Ketchman answers fan comments and questions about Miles Killebrew. 



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