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01/11/19- *Jonah Williams, Jr, Alabama, 6-5, 301
Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. Those projected first-rounders announced their intentions on Friday, along with versatile tailback Josh Jacobs and tight end Irv Smith Jr. Jonah Williams and Quinnen Williams are unanimous All-Americans rated as potential Top 10 picks. They helped lead the Crimson Tide to a Southeastern Conference title before losing 44-16 to Clemson in the national championship game. The exodus of underclassmen has become an annual rite for the talent-rich Tide.

"This is probably going to sound like a Grammy acceptance speech but I just have a lot of thank yous because this place really, it's an incredible program that coach (Nick) Saban's built but it runs because of all the people that work in the coaching and support staff roles," said Jonah Williams, before naming staffers in a number of different departments. Jonah Williams won the Southeastern Conference's Jacobs Blocking Trophy. He started every game of his Tide career, the first at right tackle and the past two on the left side. "These guys have always been exemplary in all the things they've done to help themselves, in terms of their work ethic, their character, the choices and decisions they've made, which is what has created the opportunity for them," Saban said. - AP College Football

01/02/19- *Jawaan Taylor, Jr, Florida, 6-5, 328
Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor is forgoing his final year of college eligibility and entering the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound junior announced his decision via social media Saturday night after the Gators beat Michigan 41-15 in the Peach Bowl. Taylor also signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus. Taylor was a three-year starter at Florida, part of an offensive line that played better as the 2018 season progressed. The Gators (10-3) allowed 18 sacks, including a season-high three against the Wolverines. Taylor is the second Florida player to decide to turn pro. Defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson declared for the draft in late November but still played in the Peach Bowl and was named the game's defensive MVP. Defensive end Jachai Polite, linebacker Vosean Joseph and running back Jordan Scarlett are others considering leaving school early for the NFL. - AP College Football

12/21/18- *William Sweet, rJr, North Carolina, 6-6, 300
North Carolina offensive tackle William Sweet is skipping his final season and entering the NFL draft. The 6-foot-7 junior announced his decision in a statement on Twitter after earning his degree. He started 10 games for the Tar Heels last season and made Pro Football Focus' all-Atlantic Coast Conference team. - AP College Football

12/10/18- *Greg Little, Jr, Mississippi, 6-5, 325
OL Greg Little announced Monday that he would enter the NFL Draft. The left tackle is physical, demonstrates a strong hand punch and covers a lot of ground with his kick-slide. He's No. 9 in the initial mock draft of NFLDraftScout.com analyst Ric Serritella.

11/27/18- Mitch Hyatt, Sr, Clemson, 6-5, 310
2018 JACOBS BLOCKING TROPHY AWARD WINNER: Clemson senior offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt has been voted the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the second consecutive year, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday. The Jacobs Blocking Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to the player selected the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a poll of the league's head coaches and defensive coordinators. Hyatt becomes 13th repeat recipient of the award in league history and the first Clemson player to be recognized multiple times. This marks the ninth time in league history that a Tiger has claimed the trophy.

Hyatt, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound native of Suwanee, Georgia, is a four-year starter for the Tigers and has played more snaps from scrimmage than any player in program history. A third-team All-ACC selection as a freshman three years ago and a first-team honoree each of the previous two seasons, Hyatt won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy this year for his role in a Clemson offense leads the ACC and ranks among the nation's top 10 in scoring (45.7 ppg) and total yards per game (539.1). "I'm really proud of Mitch and really happy for him" Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. "First of all, he came here with a lot of goals in mind. He came here to make Clemson better, and he's done that. He's leaving here being a part of four ACC Championship Games. He's a three-time champion, hopefully a four-time champion." Hyatt tackle has earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors three times this season. - Clemson Football

11/20/18- Trey Adams, rSr, Washington, 6-7, 316
LT Trey Adams underwent what was initially believed to be season-ending back surgery in August, but he made his return to the field against Oregon State on Nov. 17. A preseason All-American, Adams can still get a redshirt season due to new NCAA rules, as he has indicated he would return in 2019 for a fifth season. He missed half of the 2017 season due to an ACL injury.

11/19/18- James Moore, Sr, Central Washington, 6-5, 300
2018 GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: James Moore, Central Washington,...Moore led a Wildcats' offensive line that took three of five of the first-team lineman positions. The crew allowed Central Washington to finish second in Division II in total offense with 540.9 yards per game and seventh with 47.7 points per game while allowing just 3.91 tackles for loss per game, ranking the Wildcats 13th nationally. - Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football

11/14/18- Devon Johnson, Sr, Ferris State, 6-6, 310
2018 GLIAC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Devon Johnson - Ferris State,...Ferris State University senior offensive tackle Devon Johnson has played a key role in helping the Bulldogs earn a fifth-straight NCAA Division II Playoff appearance. As the squad's starting left tackle, the NFL prospect has made 51 consecutive starts for the Bulldogs, which represents a school all-time mark and is believed to be the longest streak by a Division II player in the past decade. Johnson has played a pivotal role for a Bulldog offense that ranks among the national leaders in scoring, rushing and total offense. As the backside protector for Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Jayru Campbell, Johnson earned All-GLIAC recognition for the third consecutive campaign as one of the squad's leaders up front. His play helped FSU notch its third unbeaten regular-season and GLIAC Championship in the past five seasons. - Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Football

11/14/18- Aaron Ray, rJr, Chowan, 6-5, 300
2018 ALL-CIAA HONORABLE MENTION: Offensive Lineman - Aaron Ray, Chowan,...The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, released the 2018 All-CIAA First, Second, and Honorable Mention Football Teams as well as All-Rookie Team on Friday (11/9) afternoon. - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football

11/12/18- Martez Ivey, Sr, Florida, 6-5, 310
NOV 12 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Martez Ivey, OL, Florida,...Ivey graded out at a team-high 91 percent and had three knockdown blocks. He was part of an offensive line that allowed the Gators to produce 367 yards of rushing offense on 62 carries and averaged 5.9 yards per rush...Florida logged its sixth game of 200-plus rushing yards and tied the record for the most such games in a season since 2009 and for the second time since the start of the 2015 season, Florida had four-plus rushing touchdowns in a game...The Gators also reached their highest single-season team rushing yardage total since 2004, with 2,031. - SEC Football

11/12/18- Donald Boone, Jr, Chowan, 6-4, 310
2018 ALL-CIAA FIRST TEAM: Offensive Lineman - Donald Boone, Chowan,...Donald Boone earned his third straight All-CIAA selection with a First Team nod after the previous two seasons on the Second Team. Boone and company helped the offense to a program and CIAA best 511.7 yards per game. Boone is the fourth offensive lineman to be named to the First Team for the Hawks. - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football

11/12/18- Jaylan Galloway, Fr, Fayetteville State, 6-5, 280
2018 ALL-CIAA HONORABLE MENTION: Offensive Lineman - Jaylan Galloway, Fayetteville State,...The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, released the 2018 All-CIAA First, Second, and Honorable Mention Football Teams as well as All-Rookie Team on Friday (11/9) afternoon. 15 Bulldogs Earned 2018 All-Conference Honors. Honorable Mention awardees were tight end Christopher Brooks, offensive lineman Jaylan Galloway, defensive lineman Jalen Cousar, and linebacker Nigel Peele. - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football

11/05/18- *Jonah Williams, Jr, Alabama, 6-5, 301
NOV 5 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jonah Williams, LT, Alabama,...Williams once again turned in an elite performance, this time against one of the best defenses in college, as the Crimson Tide shutout No. 3 LSU in Death Valley...Williams led an offensive line that as a unit earned Alabama Offensive Player of the Week honors...Recorded six knockdown blocks for the second straight game and third time this season as the Tide averaged 7.6 yards per carry on the ground...Helped the Crimson Tide roll up 576 yards of total offense, including 281 on the ground, which is the most the Tide has rushed for against LSU since gaining 300 yards in 2002...Williams did allow a sack or a pressure or commit a penalty...The Alabama offensive line ranks fourth nationally and first in the SEC, allowing just .67 sacks per game...Has not allowed a sack in 535 plays from scrimmage this season. - SEC Football

11/05/18- Andrew Thomas, So, Georgia, 6-5, 320
NOV 5 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia,...Anchored an offensive line that allowed the Bulldogs to churn out 444 total yards of offense and 34 points at #9 Kentucky, including a season-high 331 on the ground; UK's defense came into the game with the nation's top-ranked Scoring Defense giving up just 13 pts/game...Played in 70 plays and graded out at 87 percent after registering three knockdown blocks and missing no assignments...Left tackle on a youthful offensive line that has been constantly shuffled around this year because of injuries. - SEC Football

11/05/18- Trey Adams, rSr, Washington, 6-7, 316
Washington coach Chris Petersen says indications are that left tackle Trey Adams intends to return for a fifth season after missing most of this one because of a back injury. "I think that's the plan right now," Petersen said Monday, "things are always fluid." Adams was a preseason AP All-American but was injured the week leading up to the season opener against Auburn. Adams was coming off a torn ACL suffered midway through last season but had recovered to where he was expected to play in the opener. Petersen has been coy about Adams' status all season, although there were indications he's moving closer to being able to play. The Huskies are off this week and have at most four games left, meaning Adams could potentially play the rest of the season without jeopardizing his redshirt. - AP College Football

10/29/18- Justin Skule, Sr, Vanderbilt, 6-6, 314
OCT 29 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Justin Skule, OT, Vanderbilt,...A three-year starter on the Commodore offensive front, Skule had a pivotal blocking role in three Vanderbilt's four rushing touchdowns in a 45-31 road win at Arkansas Saturday...While earning a winning block grade playing 72 offensive snaps, Skule also contributed two pancake blocks and allowed zero hurries or sacks of VU quarterback Kyle Shurmur...Skule had key blocks on all three of Ke'Shawn Vaughn's rushing touchdowns. Vaughn ended the game with 172 rushing yards, the most by a Commodore in SEC play since Lew Thomas ran for 173 yards versus Auburn in 2001...In the win over Arkansas, the VU offensive attack produced 442 total yards, 250 rushing yards and the team's highest point production in a SEC road game since 1971. - SEC Football

10/22/18- Mitch Hyatt, Sr, Clemson, 6-5, 310
OCT 22 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson, Sr., OT, Suwanee, Ga.,...Hyatt earned his third ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor of the season following his performance in the Tigers' 41-7 win over No. 16 NC State ... Graded out at 95 percent with two knockdowns blocks versus the Wolfpack ... Helped power Clemson to 471 yards of offense while tying the school record for most career starts by an offensive lineman (49). - ACC Football

10/16/18- Penei Sewell, rFr, Oregon, 6-5, 345
LT Penei Sewell, a starter, is expected to be out about six weeks with an ankle injury suffered against Washington, coach Mario Cristobal said Tuesday. That puts the rest of the true freshman's regular season in doubt. "Penei is a relentless competitor and I have no doubt he'll return better than ever," Cristobal said in a release.

10/15/18- Jedrick Wills Jr., So, Alabama, 6-4, 309
OCT 15 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jedrick Wills Jr., RT, Alabama,...Wills Jr. turned in one of the best games of his young career in a 39-10 win over Missouri...He graded out at a career-best 91 percent on his way to Alabama Offensive Player of the Week honors...Has graded out at 90 percent or better in the last two games...Accounted for four knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide rolled up 564 yards of total offense with 184 rushing yards...Wills Jr. did not surrender a sack or a pressure against the Tigers and has not allowed a sack all season (7 games, 402 snaps)...Provided time for QBs Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts to throw for 380 while not allowing pressure...Only one missed assignment in the game (73 snaps) and is 98.0 percent on assignments this season. - SEC Football

10/14/18- Max Scharping, rSr, Northern Illinois, 6-6, 320
Marcus Jones ran 2 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 4:51 left and left tackle Max Scharping caught a pass for the 2-point conversion as Northern Illinois battled back from a 21-9 deficit after three quarters to earn a 24-21 Mid-America Conference victory over Ohio Saturday afternoon. Nathan Rourke threw 56 yards to Isiah Cox and 11 yards to Connor Brown as time expired at the end of the third quarter to put the Bobcats up 21-9. Marcus Childers drove Northern Illinois 77 yards in 12 plays to cut the deficit to 21-16 on a 10-yard quarterback draw with 4:16 left and Sutton Smith got the Huskies the ball with a strip sack of Rourke at midfield. Childers moved Northern Illinois (4-3, 4-0) 53 yards in six plays to take the lead with 4:51 left. Childers was 17 of 33 for 145 yards passing and carried 23 times for 169 on the ground. Rourke led Ohio (3-3, 1-1) with 275 yards on 15-for-23 passing. - AP College Football

10/03/18- Martez Ivey, Sr, Florida, 6-5, 310
LT Martez Ivey will face a challenge this week holding off LSU 6-foot-3,301-pound junior DE Rashard Lawrence, who has 17 career sacks and three tackles for loss this season. Plenty of scouts will be on hand to see how the 6-foot-5, 306-pound Ivey performs against a future NFL defensive lineman.

10/03/18- *Jonah Williams, Jr, Alabama, 6-5, 301
LT Jonah Williams suffered a sprained ankle last week and missed some practice early in the week. He is expected to be available Saturday against Arkansas.

10/02/18- *Andre James, rJr, UCLA, 6-5, 305
OT Andre James, a 4-star-ranked recruit coming to UCLA from high school, boasts prototypical NFL size at 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds. NFLDraftScout.com ranks him No. 15 out of 93 rated offensive tackles, and he comes into Saturday's matchup off a mixed-bag performance. Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the Los Angeles Daily News notes that RB Joshua Kelley gained the bulk of his rushing yardage on James' left side, but the tackle also surrendered a critical sack on UCLA's second drive of the game.

10/02/18- Casey Tucker, rSr, Arizona State, 6-5, 300
LG Casey Tucker was held out of last week's game because of an ankle injury. It is undetermined whether he will play at Colorado this week.

10/01/18- Mitch Hyatt, Sr, Clemson, 6-5, 310
OCT 1 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson, Sr., OT, Suwanee, Ga.,...Hyatt graded out at 92 percent with two knockdown blocks in the Tigers' 27-23 win over Syracuse...Helped power Clemson to 293 rushing yards...Hyatt, who earned his second ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor for the 2018 season, has now played the second-most career snaps from scrimmage in Clemson history. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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