Archive for March, 2011

OSU’s Heyward pleased with elbow, pro day

Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, a projected first-round draft pick, felt good not only about the way he performed in front of dozens of NFL scouts at his pro day Wednesday, but about the fact that he simply performed period.

Locker shows plenty of arm at Washington pro day

Quarterback Jake Locker showed good velocity on his passes for the representatives of 20 NFL teams who traveled to the University of Washington’s pro day Wednesday.

Chat live with Jeff Saturday

Colts center Jeff Saturday has been hanging out at the NFL Network studios all week, getting his broadcasting feet wet on the set of “NFL Total Access.” Since it’s his last day in the building, Saturday agreed he was up to the task of a live chat with NFL fans on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET.

La Canfora: Saints to draft D, Pixies should play SB

NFL Network analyst Jason La Canfora covered a range of topics in his chat today on everything from the expected draft and labor questions to musical musings when asked this two-parter from Jason Bourne (who is presumably not a contract assassin with amnesia) from New Orleans.

Heyward holds makeup workout, runs slow 40

Defensive end Cam Heyward, who had Tommy John surgery in January, had his makeup workout at Ohio State on Wednesday in front of an NFL contingent that included representatives from 3-4 defensive schemers Pittsburgh and San Diego.

O-line, DB coaches descend on Utah for pro days

Defensive back Brandon Burton and a trio of linemen took center stage at Utah’s pro day on Tuesday.

South Carolina’s Saunders tries to repair reputation

Dismissed tight end Weslye Saunders was back on South Carolina’s practice field Wednesday working out for scouts and personnel from 28 NFL teams — and trying to repair his reputation.

Oordt looks strong at Northern Iowa pro day

Northern Iowa held its pro day on March 30, providing tight end Schuylar Oordt another opportunity to boost his stock before the 2011 NFL Draft. A total of seven players worked out in front of personnel from the Minnesota Vikings. A representative from the New York Jets was scheduled to attend, but couldn’t make it. The event was held indoors on FieldTurf. The players were done no favors by the playing surface, which had been recently redone and was very slick. Oordt (6-foot-5 3/4, 261 pounds) attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February and kept almost all of his figures from that event. He took part in the bench press at pro day, throwing up the bar 22 times. He […]

Ayers bolsters draft stock at UCLA pro day

UCLA hosted its pro day on March 29, giving 11 Bruins a major chance to sell their abilities ahead of the NFL Draft.

Favre won’t stage comeback with Panthers

Really, it was only a matter of time … sound The Brett Favre Watch!

Ayers, Moore deliver at UCLA’s pro day

UCLA’s pro day on Tuesday provided Akeem Ayers and Rahim Moore with an opportunity to solidify their status as potential top-40 picks, and the duo delivered solid performances.

Getting to know … Notre Dame TE Rudolph

Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph was at the NFL Network studios on Tuesday to film a segment for “Path to the Draft.” Our Mike Mayock has ranked Rudolph as the top tight end prospect in this year’s draft, and we took some time to get to know him better.

Kirwan: Lions should invest in an OT

Even though the Lions have the fewest picks in the draft after losing their seventh round pick as punishment for tampering with the Chiefs, expert analyst Pat Kirwan took the time to make one Motor City fan’s day during his weekly chat when he dreamed up the perfect draft scenario for Detroit’s limited picks.

Breer: Panthers should go defensive line

NFL Network’s Albert Breer joined NFL fans for a chat on Tuesday, just four weeks and two days before the draft. The big question, of course, is what do the Panthers do with the first overall selection?

Portrait Session: Kyle Rudolph

Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph poses for a portrait in the NFL Network Studio on March 29th.

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