In today’s Three and Out: Trent Richardson is eyeing “bell cow” status in Indianapolis; the Texans could be eyeing WR help.
There were representatives from 26 NFL teams present to see 14 prospects work out at San Jose State’s pro day on March 19. Bene Benwikere, CB (5-foot-11, 189 pounds) — Benwikere ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.69 seconds. He then stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the vertical jump). David Fales, QB (6-1 3/4, 210) — Fales stood on his numbers from the combine. He looked good throwing the ball at SJSU’s pro day. Fales will likely be a seventh-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft or a priority free-agent pickup following the conclusion of the draft. Chandler Jones, WR (5-8 1/2, […]
Representatives from nine NFL teams — including the running backs coaches from the Arizona Cardinals (Stump Mitchell) and Philadelphia Eagles (Duce Staley) — were present at UNLV’s pro day on March 13 to watch nine players work out outdoors on FieldTurf. The player those running backs coaches were there to see was Tim Cornett (6-foot-0 1/8, 209 pounds). Cornett stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine in the 40-yard dash, broad jump, three-cone drill and shuttle runs (he was among the top performers in his position group in the 60-yard shuttle). At UNLV’s pro day, Cornett had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump and had 32 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Cornett was a second-team All-Mountain […]
Representatives from 11 NFL teams were present at Memphis’ pro day on March 17, when 12 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. Memphis had one player who participated at the NFL Scouting Combine, punter Tom Hornsey. Hornsey (6-foot-3 1/2, 218 pounds) only participated in punting drills at the pro day. Lonnie Ballentine, FS (6-3, 219) — Ballentine ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 38-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-5 broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.47 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. Ballentine, who has 33-inch arms, performed 18 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Ballentine graduated high school in three years, and went on to play […]
Posted: April 17th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Doug Baldwin, frank gore, Jermaine Kearse, LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Matt McGloin, Matt Schaub, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Sidney Rice, Terrelle Pryor
In today’s Three and Out: LaMichael James and Terrelle Pryor could be moving out of the Bay Area; Sidney Rice isn’t going anywhere.
Representatives from 12 NFL teams — including an offensive line coach from the Detroit Lions — were present at Grand Valley State’s pro day on April 11, when seven Lakers players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Matt Armstrong, C (6-foot-1 5/8, 298 pounds) — Armstrong — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 5.18 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-10 broad jump. He did 24 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Armstrong did not do the shuttle runs or three-cone drill. Armstrong — who was a three-time first-team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection (2010, 2012-13) — has 32 7/8-inch arms.
Shepherd hasn’t had a player selected in the NFL draft since 1979 (running back Wayne Wilson), but defensive end Howard Jones could change that. Jones (6-foot-2 3/8, 234 pounds) was at the NFL Scouting Combine and stood on his numbers from the event (he was a top performer in his position group in the vertical jump and among the top performers at his position in the 40-yard dash, broad jump and three-cone drill). Jones worked out at linebacker during the pro day on April 9, which was held on a sunny, 55-degree day and held outdoors and run on FieldTurf. Jones is among the prospects who visited with the Dallas Cowboys. Tracking teams’ interest in top 2014 NFL Draft prospects
Representatives from 24 NFL teams — including defensive backs coaches from the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers — were present to watch eight Terrapins players work out outdoors on FieldTurf on a sunny, 60-degree day in College Park, Md. on April 8. Dexter McDougle, CB (5-foot-10 1/4, 196 pounds) — McDougle ran the 40-yard dash three times, doing so in 4.53, 4.47 and 4.51 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.18 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds. Like at the NFL Scouting Combine, a shoulder injury prevented McDougle from doing the bench press. He looked very good on the positional workout, which was conducted by the […]
Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including the quarterback coaches from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams, the head coach (Gus Bradley) and general manager (David Caldwell) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and St. Louis Rams director of player personnel Taylor Morton — were present for Georgia’s pro day on Wednesday. Quarterback Aaron Murray (6-foot 1/2, 204 pounds) was the key participant, with the potential to build some serious pre-draft momentum possible with a solid workout. He was taking part in his first pre-draft workout following an ACL injury suffered in late November and was medically cleared to work out at Georgia’s pro day, but didn’t go through the runs or jumps. Murray — […]
In today’s Three and Out: Golden Tate is happy about his new offense; the Titans are happy about having Dexter McCluster.
In today’s Three and Out: Jermichael Finley is drawing more interest; Sidney Rice could return to Seattle.
Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Bobby Rainey, Brandon Gibson, Doug Martin, Eli Manning, Miami Dolphins, Mike James, New York Giants, Rishard Matthews, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In today’s Three and Out: Doug Martin is still the one in Tampa Bay; Eli Manning could be on the downside of his time in the NFL.
There were 20 NFL teams represented — including a defensive line coach from the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots Nick Caserio director of player personnel Nick Caserio — at Rutgers’ pro day on March 12, when 14 athletes worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Brandon Coleman, WR (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) — Coleman stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He did position drills, and had an average workout. Coleman underwent knee surgery in the 2013 offseason that hindered his production last season, preventing him from following up on his impressive 2012 season (he had 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012; 34 catches for 538 yards and four touchdowns in 2013). Two potential priority free-agent […]
There were 15 NFL teams represented at Bloomsburg’s pro day on Thursday. Larry Webster, who was at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash (clocking in just 0.05 seconds behind Jadeveon Clowney‘s time) and vertical jump. Webster worked out with the defensive linemen in Indianapolis, but at his pro day he worked out at defensive end, tight end and linebacker.
Representatives from 17 NFL teams were present for Tulane’s pro day on Friday, when 10 Green Wave players and around 20 others from area small schools worked out indoors on FieldTurf at the facility of the New Orleans Saints. Ryan Grant, WR (6-foot 1/2, 194 pounds) — Grant — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 and 4.50 seconds. Grant’s position skills are impressive; he’s a really good route runner and has very good hands. Grant is a likely third-day selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, probably in the lower rounds. Cairo Santos, K (5-8 1/2, 161) — Santos booted six kickoffs into the end zone, and then converted 8 of 8 field […]