Archive for February, 2011

Photo: Bird’s eye view

Newton on workout: ‘I was somewhat frustrated’

Auburn QB Cam Newton‘s tractor-beam effect on media at the NFL Scouting Combine continued Sunday as he was the center of attention during on-field drills before appearing on “NFL Total Access” to discuss his performance.

Peterson, Amukamara prefer to stay at corner

LSU’s Patrick Peterson and Nebraska’s Prince Amukamara are considered to be the top two cornerbacks in this year’s draft class. So, why would there be rumblings about both of them possibly switching to safety in the NFL?

Wonderlic: My grandfather’s test works in NFL

After all this time, Charles Wonderlic still can’t help but be amazed that his family name is synonymous with NFL talent evaluation.

Celebration? Paea’s haka booms in media center

Perhaps feeling good after breaking the NFL Scouting Combine’s bench-press record but most likely filming a television segment, Oregon State DT Stephen Paea woke up the sleepy media center Sunday afternoon by performing a Tongan haka.

Ingram’s middle-of-the-road 40 not a shock

Mark Ingram arrived at the NFL Scouting Combine hoping to silence questions about the knee injury he suffered last season at Alabama.

Paea shatters combine bench-press mark

Oregon State DT Stephen Paea broke the NFL Scouting Combine’s 225-pound bench-press record Sunday with a stunning 49 reps.

Green offers favorable review of Locker

INDIANAPOLIS — The favorable impressions of Jake Locker‘s NFL Scouting Combine workout continue to roll in Sunday.

Technology in a T-shirt? Only in pro sports

Many teams want to know if the prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine have heart. Thanks to a newfangled Under Armour shirt — marked by a bright, yellow button just below the chest — they can find that out and much more.

Quick statement: Julio Jones faster than expected

Julio Jones raised a few eyebrows Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium by running faster than many expected.

Fair or not, Fairley addresses ‘dirty player’ label

Auburn DT Nick Fairley knows there is a fine line between being physical and being dirty. And he was twice asked about that line during his Sunday afternoon news conference at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Photo: Newton throws


Taylor officially fastest QB; Locker, Newton third

Official 40-yard dash times for quarterbacks are out, and Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor is the man of the hour at Lucas Oil Stadium after his 4.51-second run clocked out best among his peers.

Gates, Lockette top WRs in 40; Green out of top 5

Official 40-yard dash times for both wide receivers have been filed and Abilene Christian’s Edmond Gates and Fort Valley State’s Ricardo Lockette clocked in as the groups’ best at 4.37. That type of speed impacts draft stock for two guys coming out of smaller programs, but 40 speed doesn’t always matter.

Doctors’ poking, prodding puts prospects on edge

If there is one part of the NFL Scouting Combine process that college prospects dread the most, it is the medical examinations.

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