Archive for March, 2010

Houston’s Onobun is talk of scouting community

One player rapidly moving up the charts and catching the eye of talent evaluators is Houston TE Fendi Onobun. Prior to Texas’ pro day on Wednesday, Onobun’s name dominated the breakfast conversation among scouts for the sensational performance he had at Houston’s pro day on Tuesday.

Stars shine bright at USC’s pro day

Click on the photo to view the USC pro day gallery.

Is missing Favre problematic for rest of Vikings?

In the first unofficial Favre Watch of 2010, Jamie Dukes and Charles Davis discussed whether Brett Favre missing mandetory offseason team work is a problem for the rest of the Vikings.

Tanner among the best of the rest at Texas Pro Day

G Charlie Tanner posted a 36-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump and a 4.38-second short shuttle at Texas’ pro day Wednesday — all numbers that would have put him in the top-10 amongst offensive linemen at the combine.

McCoy could represent second-round option for Rams

Colt McCoy revealed that the Rams are one of six teams with which he’ll hold a private workout. While the Rams do their due diligence with a closer look at McCoy, he could represent an option for them with the No. 33 pick.

McCoy reminiscent of Manning? In one way at least

Colt McCoy earned some high praise from Ravens offensive consultant Al Saunders at Texas’ pro day Wednesday. Saunders, one of the architects of St. Louis’ “The Greatest Show on Turf” in the late ’90s, said McCoy reminded him of Peyton Manning in terms of his preparation.

Roundup: McNabb rumors reach mainstream

You know Donovan McNabb trade rumors have reached a fevered pitched when the celebrity gossip sites are making reports.

McCoy is a solid second-round draft pick

My favorite stop for a pro day every year is Austin, Texas. They put on a great show and, trust me folks, there’s no lack of talent. This year, the curiosity was quarterback Colt McCoy, and I think the most important factor was he showed he was healthy.

Texas QB McCoy shows accuracy, footwork at pro day

Colt McCoy might not have the strong arm that Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford displayed earlier in the week, but that shouldn’t detract from a fine performance in front of scouts from 30 NFL teams (the Lions and Rams were the only teams not in attendance).

Caldwell sees Tebow as second-round pick

Bengals WR Andre Caldwell, who played with Tim Tebow for two seasons at Florida, says his former teammate will never be an “elite” passer and says he’ll be selected in the “late second round” of the draft.

Alex Brown posts goodbye to Bears

Alex Brown hasn’t been traded or released by the Chicago Bears, but he clearly expects to be. He’s already saying goodbye.

Texas’ Thomas pulls hamstring after 4.37-second 40

Earl Thomas already was in good standing with NFL scouts after an impressive combine performance last month. But the safety outdid himself — and every other prospect Texas had on display — at the school’s pro day Wednesday before suffering a setback.

Cardinals lock up Ware for another year

Unrestricted free-agent DB Matt Ware has signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals, according to a league source.

Lions mulling deal for Sims

The Detroit Lions are strongly considering making a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for restricted free-agent guard Rob Sims, a league source has told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

Bruins linebackers get to work at UCLA Pro Day

Click on the photo to view the UCLA Pro Day gallery.

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