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Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette is going to be drafted, and could be the first Mountain West player off the board. Safety Weston Steelhammer has options and could be selected.
“Overall, Weston Steelhammer is a backup safety who wins with competitive toughness,” the report concludes. “He’s not a safety with the cover skills to matchup against tight ends and running backs. While he possesses a non-stop motor and gives it his all on every play, Steelhammer does not have the athletic ability needed to play safety at the next level.”
Most scouting reports and draft experts see Steelhammer as a late-round pick or a priority free agent.
San Jose State: Brent Brennan. Grade: A
This is far from an easy job, so hiring someone who was there when the Spartans were good (Brennan worked under former San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre) was key.
Fresno State: Jeff Tedford. Grade: B-plus
Tedford’s tenure at Cal ended poorly, but it’s clear after the last few years that his run there was impressive. He left Berkeley as the winningest coach in Cal history (82 wins) and went to seven consecutive bowl games.
Nevada: Jay Norvell. Grade: B-plus
He’s got experience in the college football national championship game and the Super Bowl, and he’s has coached at 11 combined college and NFL programs throughout his 31-year career.
Legi Suiaunoa earned a promotion to run the Warriors defense and he has a new plan for the Warriors defense. “We want to be aggressive. There are a lot of different ways to apply pressure. We’ll be aggressive in how we coach the guys. We’ll be aggressive in how we attack the football. We’ll be aggressive in how we attack the day and approach practice. We’ll be aggressive in all we do.”