- Florida State running back Greg Jones carried the ball 14 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday nights victory against Maryland. Jones looked dominant at times but according to Seminole coach Bobby Bowden the game plan is to slowly increase his workload. Jones, recovering from major knee injury, hopes to be carrying the ball 25-times a game by seasons end. If medical examinations on his knee prior to the draft do not send up red flags, Jones could be the first back chosen next April.
- Miami receiver Jason Geathers should be ready to play against East Carolina, according to coach Larry cocker. Geathers sat out last week's victory against Florida. NFL scouts are interested to see how the athletic and speedy Geathers takes to the receiver position on a full time basis after being moved around the field last year.
- Florida State senior cornerback Bryant McFadden has really impressed NFL scouts this season. Considered one of the Seminoles most talented corners, his play has been a lot more consistent through the seasons first two games.
- Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen stated one of the main reasons he feels his offense has bogged down this year is due to the broken left foot of guard Lamar Bryant. Considered a potential late round pick, Bryant may miss up to another month with his ailing foot.
- Stanford senior passer Chris Lewis has been benched in favor of redshirt
freshman Trent Edwards. Considered a potential sleeper for next April's
draft, the athletic fire-ball thrower was sidelined last year with injury
and will now drop down draft boards.
- One name being bandied about scouting circles is that of Connecticut junior quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who is off to a scorching start this season. Throwing five touchdown passes in Connecticut's 48-21 rout of Army, Orlovsky completed 26-of-36 passes for 317 yards, in the first half as the Huskies raced to a 34-0. Orlovsky hit 26 of 42 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns during UConn's 34-10 victory over Indiana the prior week. Orlovsky was recruited by larger schools but decided to stay home and help the Husky's develop their program.
- Texas A&M middle linebacker Jared Morris will miss the rest of the season after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee. Considered a free agent after next April's draft, Morris must apply to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility if he wants to return to College Station in 2004.
- North Carolina State offensive tackle Chris Colmer, considered a potential late round pick in next April's draft, remains doubtful for Saturday's contest at Ohio State. Colmer missed the first two games with shoulder injury.
- Kevin Arbet, the starting CB and punt returner for the Trojans, will miss the remainder of the season after it was determined that he has broken the same foot that caused him to miss the 2002 season. Arbet will apply for a 6th season under the medical redshirt option.
- Indiana senior safety Joe Gonzalez is still day-to-day with the knee injury suffered in practice before the Connecticut game prior to the first game of the season.
- Senior tailback Bruce Perry has not practiced this week and will not play in Saturday's home game against The Citadel. Perry aggravated an ankle injury last week against Florida State after originally sustaining the problem during August camp. Perry, considered a top running back prospect for next April's draft, will have several medical red flags thrown up during combine exams which will push him into the late rounds.
- There is a chance that Wake Forest offensive tackle Mark Moroz will play Saturday against Purdue. Moroz, a senior, sprained a knee ligament during pre-season practice and was expected to miss at least four weeks. He is considered a potential middle round choice next April.
- Senior offensive tackle Carlos Joseph is practicing this week and expected to play this Saturday's game versus East Carolina. Joseph missed the Florida game with a foot injury. The brother of New York Giants first round choice William Joseph, the younger sibling is considered a top 60 pick in next April's draft.
- Miami lineman Vernon Carey, who sat out much of Tuesday's practice, said he aggravated a high left ankle sprain for the second time and is expected to miss Saturday's game against East Carolina. Carey is considered by NFL scouts as one of the top two senior tackles that will be available in next April's draft.
- Alabama senior receiver Antonio Carter missed last season with a stress fracture in his right leg and may not be able to play this season as the injury is still causing pain after a second surgery over the summer. Carter, a quick, speedy wide out, may seek a medical hardship and apply for a sixth year of eligibility.
- Reports out of Georgia Tech say that Yellow Jacket defensive end Greg Gathers has decided to end his career because of a kidney ailment that began flaring up last season.