Tirebiter’s Morning Byte: Devon Kennard for MIP and Other Links


Most important player: USC Trojans(Kevin Gemmell | ESPN Pac-12 Blog )

"So why Kennard over, say, Morgan Breslin or Leonard Williams or Dion Bailey (who by the way should flourish back at his natural safety spot)? Because Kennard could blow up in 2013 in this new scheme. There is going to be so much focus on Breslin — we know what we’re getting with him — that Kennard is going to get plenty of one-on-one opportunities to make plays in the backfield and/or stuff the run."

Buffalo Bills “In Conversation” to Start Robert Woods as No. 2 Receiver(Josh Hill | FanSided)

"The Bills obviously aren’t going to rush the decision to start Woods, but he’s got the chops to do so and the time spent between now and the beginning of the season can go a long way in preparing him to be one half of a potentially deadly receiving duo. But for now, Woods says he’s just trying to get settled in with the Bills and their new system. “Right now it’s just trying to catch the pace and the rhythm and keep it going,” Woods said, via WRG 550 AM. “Right now we’re just setting the fundamentals of the game. It’s going to get different when the whole team comes back.”"

Breaking Down 2014 Offers by the Numbers(Rick McMahan | Bleacher Report )

"At least early on, there are specific units that are being targeted for re-stocking and in looking at the 2013 roster; it is easy to see how graduation and reduced numbers to start with are mandating increased attention in these areas. Obvious units of need—such as defensive line—are receiving increased attention while others, well, not so much."

Ole Miss Offers Juju Smith(Ricky Widmer | FanSided 150 )

"2014 athlete John “Juju” Smith received another offer from the Ole Miss Rebels. Smith is the 2nd best athlete and California recruit. He is also ranked 39th on the Fansided150 2014 Football Rankings.Out of eight predictions, the 247 Sports Crystal Ball currently has Notre Dame and USC as the favorites to land the 2014 recruit. Although the Irish and Trojans are the leaders, some of the experts are predicting UCLA to make a push when it comes to Smith."

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