Archive for February, 2010

‘Pacman’ schedules March 19 workout for teams

Adam “Pacman” Jones will work out for NFL scouts March 19, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Track and field stars they’re not

Aside from a rare exception, like LSU’s Trindon Holliday, most prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine weren’t track and field superstars. Yet, many of the workouts are track and field-type drills. Nowhere is the players’ lack of proficiency in such disciplines more noticeable than the broad jump.

Bryant can’t do drills, permitted to leave combine

With his interviews and physicals complete, Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant sought permission from NFL Scouting Combine officials and left the event Sunday morning, according to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt.

Ford’s speed, drill work is the morning’s hot topic

Something can be taken from every workout and drill at the NFL Scouting Combine. To those who watched the first group of quarterbacks and wide receivers Sunday morning, Clemson’s Jacoby Ford is the player who caught the most attention.

Price showcases million-dollar ability, smile

Brian Price is accustomed to being overlooked. He played for UCLA at a time when USC dominated the Los Angeles sports scene, and now he finds himself — despite being a potential top-10 draft pick — in the large shadow of Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy.

First group of receivers flashes impressive speed

The first group of receivers to run Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine didn’t disappoint. Two of the group’s smaller prospects — Kansas State’s Brandon Banks and Clemson’s Jacoby Ford — led the way.

From Hillsdale College to combine star

Two years ago, it was Pierre Garcon out of Division III Mount Union College. Last year, it was Johnny Knox out of D-II Abilene Christian. This year, could Jared Veldheer from D-II Hillsdale College be the next small-school standout to turn a sensational NFL Scouting Combine performance into a promising career?

QBs, backs, receivers set to show their skills

It’s time for the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers to take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, the most anticipated day of the NFL Scouting Combine.

Autograph seekers strike gold in Indy

The prize of the NFL Scouting Combine is different for all parties involved. To teams, it’s finding that can’t-miss prospect. To fans, it’s finding that can’t-miss prospect for an autograph.

Skill positions up next on Sunday

For the first time Saturday, the field inside Lucas Oil Stadium is empty, meaning combine Day 4 is a wrap. There’s a lot to look forward to on Day 5.

Colt McCoy doesn’t shy away from Brees comparison

Typical NFL quarterbacks stand at least 6-foot-2, so when Texas’ Colt McCoy measured in at just 6-1 and 1/8 at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, it may have represented a red flag. Don’t count McCoy, though, among those concerned about the issue.

Wall-to-wall football at Lucas Oil Stadium

Nearly every corner of Lucas Oil Stadium was filled with NFL Scouting Combine activity Saturday. It was enough for total football sensory overload.

Soccer background suits Suh just fine

Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh might wind up being the first overall pick in the NFL draft, but this wasn’t how his athletic career was necessarily supposed to unfold. Suh’s first sport was soccer, which he started playing at the age of 3.

Lott fires up running backs in bench press

If you’re looking for a motivational speaker, let me recommend Cardinals strength and conditioning coach John Lott.

Head coach? Who cares? Nobody is spared the PA

In the crazy world of the NFL Scouting Combine media center, head coaches must share the spotlight with anonymous prospects whom few fans could even identify.

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