Fuller, viewed by some scouts as one of the safest prospects in the country because of his bloodlines and immediate success in the ACC, ranks 12th overall on NFLDraftScout.com's board. His injury could be a significant blow to what looked like a potentially extraordinary 2016 cornerback class.
Cal has a fascinating case study happening with its football team. Despite winning only a handful of games with him the past two years, Sonny Dykes' start-up program is building what could be the NFL's next Aaron Rodgers.
Scouts had to be impressed Thursday night with the accuracy and poise shown by Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty, as well as the elusiveness of Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon. However, a horrific leg injury suffered by Hilltoppers' star Leon Allen -- NFLDraftScout.com's No. 6-rated senior running back -- soured the evening.
Junior defensive tackle (and fullback!?) Robert Nkemdiche was the obvious standout in the Rebels' 76-3 trouncing of UT-Martin Saturday but just as newsworthy for NFL scouts was the healthy return of Treadwell and absence of left tackle Laremy Tunsil, two "other" projected first round prospects for Mississippi.
College football officially returned Thursday and in front of national television audience that no doubt included plenty of NFL scouts, prospects from both the victorious South Carolina Gamecocks and tough-luck UNC Tar Heels served notice that they are players to watch.
A year after three Commodores were selected (including splashy wide receiver Jordan Matthews), Vanderbilt was shut out of the 2015 NFL Draft. Scouts won't want to skip Vanderbilt this fall, however, with emerging seniors Steve Scheu (tight end) and Caleb Azubike (defensive end) worthy prospects.