Archive for March, 2010

Before Bradford throws, other Sooners work out

While teams await quarterback Sam Bradford‘s workout here in Norman, other Sooners players have gone through drills.

Niners display significant interest in QB Pulley

He may not be on the level of a Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, but Florida A&M QB Curtis Pulley possesses some qualities that the 49ers must find interesting.

Ducasse one step closer to finishing unlikely journey

It’s rare for someone to learn about football in high school and a few years later become an elite pro prospect, and it’s even rarer for someone garnering first-round consideration to come from UMass. Well, OT Vladimir Ducasse has managed to do both.

Louisville’s Long gets special attention from Patriots

Louisville WR Scott Long was worked out by Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea and is a good prospect.

Lane shows room for growth at Murray State pro day

One factor that cannot always be ascertained by a prospect’s workout times or position drills is his frame. Certain players just have a build that has yet to mature. A guy that has yet to reach his physical peak can be enticing, because it means he has room to develop more body mass and strength.

Miami’s prospects unaffected by grass surface

Historically, players that run on FieldTurf post slightly faster times than those that work out on grass. Miami (Fla.) is the exception, however.

Gaither says he’ll report to Ravens on Monday

Ravens coach John Harbaugh called out Jared Gaither last week for missing the first week of voluntary offseason workouts. Gaither’s response? I’m coming, coach.

Lots of attention paid to Wake Forest’s Ghee

Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee (5-foot-11, 5/8, 191 pounds) is an explosive athlete, and his impressive workouts are catching the attention of teams. Ghee, who was a top performer for his potiion in the 40-yard dash, the broad jump, the three-cone drill, the short shuttle and the long shuttle, had another good performance at the Demon Deacons’ pro day.

Evaluators peek into future at Air Force’s pro day

While players from the service academies may not be able to start their NFL careers right away, they still often have quality prospects worth monitoring. Such is the case with Air Force this year.

Roundup: Browns to develop Cribbs as wideout

How will the Browns use the talented and versatile Josh Cribbs in 2010? According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they would like to develop him as a receiver. That and much more Around the Web.

Wootton, Cox set work out dates

Northwestern defensive linemen Corey Wootton will work out on campus Monday at 11 a.m. and Oklahoma State CB Perrish Cox will work out at Waco High School on Tuesday.

Fortunes change for two UC Davis prospects

While one UC Davis prospect was unable to take advantage of the spotlight provided by the school’s pro day due to injury, another stepped up in his place.

Bears talking Brown-Sims swap with Seahawks?

Speculation that the Bears are looking to move DE Alex Brown continues to ramp up. The latest rumor comes from Chicago Tribune reporter Dan Pompei.

Finally healthy, Gronkowski looks good at workout

One of the tougher evaluations in the upcoming draft is Arizona’s Rob Gronkowski. The talented tight end is considered one of the best prospects in the draft at his position, but missed all of last season with a back injury, and was not ready to run drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was finally able to work out in front of scouts on Saturday, and his performance was eye-opening.

Ranking the best prospects by position

Texas’ Earl Thomas tops my list as the best safety prospect in this draft class, because I consider him the most instinctual player I’ve seen at the position in several years.

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