Archive for February, 2011

Mora’s mock: Locker lands in top 10, but where?

NFL Network analyst Jim Mora was the latest to unleash his mock draft Monday.

Alabama WR Jones worked out on fractured foot

Julio Jones‘ impressive performance Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine became even more eye-opening Monday, when NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly revealed that the Alabama WR worked out despite a fracture in his foot.

Here’s a trade that needs to happen

We’ve become accustomed to blockbuster deals for quarterbacks, so how about this one?

For Lloyd II, comparison to dad ends at name

Most of the 330 hopefuls at the NFL Scouting Combine have some type of story to tell. But only one of them has a father who was a five-time Pro Bowl player.

Examining Fairley vs. Dareus

One of the main threads of chatter throughout the NFL Scouting Combine has been about the depth and talent of the defensive linemen, whom coaches and GMs pointed to all week as the strength of the draft. Within that group, the conversation narrows to Nick Fairley versus Marcell Dareus as to who the top interior lineman available has been.

Brandt: Lockette could be a steal

It seemed like an unfair question. Someone asked NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt during a live chat Monday afternoon what player at the NFL Scouting Combine might be the biggest steal of the later rounds in April’s draft. Rather than sidestep the question, however, Brandt had a ready response.

Illinois’ Wilson tops among linebackers in 40

Now that the linebackers have finished their on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine, we can loop back and give you the official leaders in the 40-yard dash from Monday.

Von Miller cements his top billing

Truth be told, there’s probably very little that Texas A&M’s Von Miller could have done on the field Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium to dissuade teams from believing he’s not an elite player.

Rich Eisen runs the 40

Catch Rich Eisen‘s run towards greatness Tuesday on NFL Network. Will the new shoes help him beat his record time? Tune in to find out.

The door is open for Torain to shine

The fantasy value of Redskins RB Ryan Torain is on the rise, but a history of injuries will limit his draft stock.

Ward to ‘Dancing with the Stars?’ Who else?

Producers for “Dancing with the Stars” are reportedly after Steelers WR Hines Ward according to Bob Pompeani of KDKA TV in Pittsburgh, (via Sports Nation).

Quinn used suspension as learning experience

Robert Quinn expected it. He knew it was coming. So when he got to combine and faced questions about the NCAA suspension for receiving illegal benefits that wiped out his season, he was prepared for it.

Oscar gold for Eagles’ owner Lurie

With the oft used line about the “billionaires vs. millionaires” coming to a head this week with the current CBA expiring on Thursday, it’s always curious to reflect on just how some of these owners came to be rolling in it.

Photo: Leaps and bounds

 

Nevada DE Moch sets combine 40 mark

Nevada DE Dontay Moch might be the case study for the continuing trend of faster defensive linemen, and he shattered an NFL Scouting Combine record in the 40-yard dash with a 4.45-second run Monday.

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