Archive for March, 2010

Examining Bradford’s worth as the top overall pick

Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford has the potential to go No. 1 to the Rams, but is he worthy of that lofty standing?

Cowboys considering switch in the backfield

While the Cowboys have been uncharacteristically quiet this offseason, their backfield situation is worth monitoring over the coming months.

Roundup: Fox thought Delhomme’s exit best for team

Late last season, Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme sat with a broken knuckle and Matt Moore filled in for the 12-year veteran. Moore went 4-1 as the starter, and earlier this month the team released Delhomme, choosing to stick with the 25-year-old Moore.

OL prospects Asamoah, Saffold show promise

While two offensive linemen impress, there are a couple of below-the-radar prospects to keep an eye on.

McCoy, Suh are top two prospects in this draft

Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford may ultimately wind up as the No. 1 overall pick, but defensive tackles Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) and Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska) are the best two prospects in this year’s class.

Which defensive ends equipped to move to linebacker?

With so many teams playing the 3-4 defense these days, college defensive ends are often being asked to run some outside linebacker drills at their pro days.

Calhoun catches on at Memphis’ pro day

Get to know the name Duke Calhoun. The wide receiver from Memphis is generating a buzz. Former Cowboys quarterback Jerry Rhome called about a month ago to give me a heads up on Calhoun’s ability, and he worked out very well at Memphis’ pro day on Friday.

Childress: No interest in Westbrook — right now

Vikings coach Brad Childress said free agent RB Brian Westbrook is on the team’s list, but there isn’t any interest right now.

Goethel attracting interest of NFL linebacker coaches

One indication of a prospects’ draft stature is how many position coaches come to watch him work out at his school’s pro day. Count Arizona State’s Travis Goethel (6-foot-2 1/2, 238) as a player on the rise.

Browns will host Berry, Haden

With plenty of options at the No. 7 pick in the draft, the Cleveland Browns will host both CB Joe Haden and FS Eric Berry for visits.

CB Wilson does best to secure first-round status

A strong performance during Senior Bowl week and a solid NFL Scouting Combine effort helped Boise State CB Kyle Wilson enhance his draft status. He built on the momentum from those workouts with another exceptional outing at the Broncos’ pro day on Friday.

NFL players get kick out of global version of football

Four NFL players are trying their luck at the global version of football during a visit to the host country of the World Cup.

A closer look at recent McNabb trade reports

The Donovan McNabb trade (and non-trade) speculation shows no signs of slowing.

Roundup: Bears trying to deal DE Brown

At the owners’ meeting earlier this week, Bears coach Lovie Smith announced that Israel Idonije would be moving to defensive end. So where does that leave fellow defensive end Alex Brown?

No hurdles between ‘Pacman’ and a return to league

With Adam “Pacman” Jones on the verge of returning to the NFL — perhaps even as soon as next week — I thought it made sense to clarify his status.

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