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Old 05-02-2015, 07:42 PM   #21
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35 REPS

6'5"
HEIGHT

32 3/4"
ARM LENGTH

309LBS.
WEIGHT

10 1/2"
HANDS

ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Can get good movement when he locks in. At his best in jump sets, with a good punch and good leverage inside. Walls off defenders effectively in run game. Can drop his anchor and take a stand against power rushers when needed.

WEAKNESSES Looks lost when he gets to the second level. Poor footwork on every wide defender. Plays with low, wide hands on pass pro, which leads to a lack of punch. Turns his shoulders and opens up too quickly in pass pro. Does not look for work downfield. Lacks thickness through his chest.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL COMPARISON Andrew Gardner

BOTTOM LINE High-cut college tackle who could struggle badly in pass protection if left at that position in the pros. If he were a little more athletic, he could be an interesting center prospect in the Chris Myers mold. As an NFL prospect, he won't check off many of the boxes teams are looking for in terms of his natural talent.

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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Saints sign DT Kaleb Eulls of Ms State

KALEB EULLSMISSISSIPPI ST. SEC
6'4"
HEIGHT

295LBS.
WEIGHT

OVERVIEW
2014: Started 12 games at defensive tackle and one game at defensive end. Recorded 34 total tackles, three tackles for loss and three sacks. Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following the win at Kentucky on Oct. 25, when he had two sacks. 2013: Started all 13 games. 2012: Started all 13 games. 2011: Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team. Was only defensive freshman (true or redshirt) to start all 13 games in the SEC. 2010: Redshirted.

PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 5.20 and 5.26 seconds
Vertical jump: 28 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.59 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.31 seconds
Bench press: 26 reps


ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Plays with a wide, strong base. Has power in his lower half. Able to brace up against double teams and eat up blocks. Uses good pursuit angles and has adequate lateral quickness against the run. Consistent player and four-year starter in a physical conference. Plays with effort and was part of an aggressive defense.

WEAKNESSES Legs straighten out and his pad level rises too often at contact. At times he's too locked in on backfield rather than handling the task at hand -- especially on stunts. Poor pass-rush skills. Uses just a bull rush and will stall out if he isn't winning within the first couple of seconds of the snap. Hand usage and placement aren't where they need to be.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 6 or 7

SOURCES TELL US "Hard worker and I know that he's well thought of at that school. He's a rotational guy at most." -- NFC South scout

NFL COMPARISON Brandon Dunn

BOTTOM LINE Has the athletic ability and motor to be effective against the run and was good enough to start for four years in the challenging SEC West. Eulls needs a great deal of improvement as a pass rusher and some of that improvement can come with better hand usage. Has the look of a competent NFL backup.

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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Saints sign UNC TE Jack Tabb

Tight end Jack Tabb (6-foot-2 7/8, 243 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 and 4.74 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-5 broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.42 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.14 seconds. He also performed 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Tabb -- who had 257 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2014 -- caught the ball well during the positional drills
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:06 PM   #28
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New DT
Kaleb Eulls is accustomed to sacking the quarterback to preserve victory, but Tuesday morning he made a life-saving tackle. It wasn't recorded on the field, instead taking place on a Mississippi school bus.

Eulls' quick reaction disarmed a troubled female student who was brandishing a .38 semiautomatic handgun and allowed 22 students and the school bus driver to avoid tragedy.

"You never figure this would ever happen on the [bus] ride to school," Eulls told ESPN.com on Thursday afternoon.

Eulls
Eulls

What started as a typical 1-hour ride from Eulls' rural home in Pickens to Yazoo County High in Yazoo City, Miss., turned into a courageous moment for a humble hero.

Eulls normally catnaps during the long journey each morning; on Tuesday at 6:52 a.m. CT, he was awakened by his 16-year-old sister, Kimberly, while their two younger sisters, Ashley and Bobbie, watched in disbelief.

"I was out of it, sleeping and listening to music on my iPod when she [Kimberly] told me a girl had a gun. At that point, I thought, 'What now?'"

Once the 14-year-old girl loaded a clip, mayhem ensued. Surveillance video from the bus showed terrified students scattering for the exits, with Eulls, an 18-year-old senior and honor roll student, instinctively springing into action. Eulls opened the emergency door in the rear of the bus, ordering students to exit.

Eulls, 6-feet-4, 255 pounds, then managed to get the girl's attention.

"She was threatening the lives of other kids," he said. "I asked her for the gun but she refused. I was trying to protect the others."

And then came the opening.

Eulls says the girl "glanced away for a half-second."

He floored the girl with a bone-shaking tackle, dislodging the firearm. Eulls retrieved the handgun and quickly exited the bus from the rear.

Talk about an instant classic.

Yazoo County head coach Matt Williams isn't surprised by his star player's actions.

"Kaleb is of high character," Williams said. "For all the accolades he's received, Kaleb is humble; no doubt he's a special, special person."

Eulls isn't your average small-town high school player. He's already accepted an athletic scholarship from Mississippi State and was named to the state's preseason "Dandy Dozen" as one of the best high school football players in Mississippi. Williams called Eulls the program's top all-time player since the school opened in 1995.

Eulls said the Mississippi State coaches have called offering their praise.

"They were excited and proud of me," Eulls said. "They said, 'We're glad to have you in the family and it's great what you would do for others.'''

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are not only getting the No. 51-ranked defensive end, according to ESPNU's Scouts Inc., but a hero.

Eulls' Scouts Inc. evaluation seems prophetic.

"Kaleb is a solid tackler and flashes a knack for popping the ball loose. Eulls is a prospect with some good raw tools. His upside will intrigue some and he could develop into a good college defender."

Yazoo County Sheriff Thomas Vaughan lauded Eulls for acting appropriately.

"He saved no telling how many lives," Vaughan told NBC News. "There may have been a lot of sad families today."

The girl, whose name was not released, is being held at the juvenile detention center and charged with 22 counts of attempted aggravated assault, 22 counts of kidnapping and one count of possession of a firearm on school property, according to police. The suspect, who may be charged as an adult, allegedly was teased by a student Monday, prompting her actions. Police are investigating how she obtained the weapon.

Eulls, who doubles as a left-handed quarterback, has been besieged for interviews since the incident. He appeared Thursday morning on NBC's "Today Show" and several other news outlets.

The outpouring of thanks continues from the families of students whom Eulls rescued from harm's way. Yet Eulls has remained focused on playing football.

"I think that was his way of getting away from the media circus," Williams said. "On the practice field, he's another one of the guys and they'll rib him if he throws a bad pass. That's the way Kaleb is; he's a humble guy."

Thursday's practice restored normalcy. The team feasted on barbecue sandwiches afterward and Eulls caught a glimpse of the junior varsity game.

Friday night, the Yazoo County Panthers (1-1) renew their rivalry at Velma Jackson (Camden, Miss.).

"We're focused on the game," Eulls said.

Eulls also realizes the magnitude of his bravery.

"I'm aware, but it was a crazy situation," he said. "I needed to make a stand."

Williams added, "He's mentally drained and looking forward to Friday's game. This is a special group [of players]."
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"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:08 PM   #29
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...if #Saints add more than 11 UDFAs tonight, something has been misreported, or someone is getting cut.
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Barnes and Eulls are great pickups!
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