CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wonders if senior RB Charles Sims' departure has something to do with the Supplemental Draft.
"It remains speculation at this time why Sims has decided to leave the program, but if ruled ineligible for whatever reason he would have the option of entering the 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft this summer," Brugler writes. Sims has already graduated from Houston, so he will be eligible to play for another program during the 2013 season.
Draft insider Tony Pauline believes Buffalo LB Khalil Mack has a chance to be a top 45 selection.
Pauline noted the early selection might happen if Mack's height, weight, and speed check following a good performance during the upcoming 2013. He's a talented stand up rusher or conventional outside linebacker, but Mack does have some off-field issues on his record which could impact his evaluation.
Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay believes Florida junior CB Loucheiz Purifoy needs to add strength and improve in off coverage.
However, McShay thinks the Florida defender "has feet, balance, hips, (and) instincts to become (a) top-tier NFL corner." He went on to add all three of the Gators' corners could be drafted. McShay's counterpart, Mel Kiper, listed Purifoy as the No. 10 overall prospect heading into the 2013 season.
Penn State sophomore QB Steven Bench will transfer to USF, according to Joe Schad of ESPN.
Bench chose USF over Mississippi State, and will reportedly have a chance to win the starting job this season. "I want to get my face in the play book and get ready to go," Bench said. "Coach Taggart is a real confident guy.... He (Taggart) will play anybody anywhere anytime." Due to NCAA sanctions, Bench will be eligible for the 2013 season.
Former Oklahoma State sophomore QB Wes Lunt will visit Louisville early next week.
Jeremy Rauch of ABC 20 in Illinois notes that there has been no word on if Lunt will appeal any "blocked" schools, including ones in the Big 12, SEC, and Pac-12, along with Southern Miss and Central Michigan. Louisville and Illinois appear to be the favorites at this time.
Georgia sophomore TE Ty Flournoy-Smith is transferring.
The rising sophomore avoided a redshirt season last year due to the lack of depth at the position, but it obviously wasn't enough. Head coach Mark Richt said Flournoy-Smith will likely go to a junior college and has talked to Georgia Military College. He also left the door open for a possible return after the JUCO stint. The tight end was arrested in February for the misdemeanor charge of filing a false report of a crime.
Former Miami (OH) WR Nick Harwell will transfer to Kansas.
Harwell was suspended from the team after being arrested, and he was not expected back this season. The fourth year senior was the school's best wide receiver, however, there were times where his hands were very inconsistent. Head coach Charlie Weis was optimistic that Harwell would be eligible for the 2013 season.