Archive for March, 2011

Steelers look to Austin for defensive help

Texas’ pro day is under way and it didn’t take me long to figure out the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top draft needs. The Super Bowl team sent its head coach, GM, and entire defensive staff to take a look at defensive backs Aaron Williams, Curtis Brown and Chykie Brown, as well as pass-rusher Sam Acho. They aren’t alone.

Ward’s teammates expect results on DWTS

The pressure is on WR Hines Ward as he performs in “Dancing with the Stars.” Just as the Steelers expect to compete for a Super Bowl championship every year, Ward’s teammates are expecting him to bring home the gold — or whatever the color of that trophy is.

Saturday confirms, Manning is annoying

Colts center Jeff Saturday was asked on “Total Access” on Monday, do the antics of QB Peyton Manning ever get old?

Portrait Session: Corey Liuget

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Getting to know … Illinois DT Liuget

Illinois DT Corey Liuget was at the NFL Network studios on Monday to film a segment for Path to the Draft. Liuget is quickly rising up draft boards, and we took some time to get to know him a bit better.

Sure-handed Binns shines at Cincinnati pro day

Armon Binns took part in Cincinnati’s pro day on March 28, one of nine Bearcats on display in front of representatives for 27 NFL teams. The event was held indoors on FieldTurf.

Pick Six: NFL’s greatest Cinderella teams

Virginia Commonwealth’s basketball team went from play-in bubble team to the Final Four, and has become the talk of the sporting world. But Cinderella runs are not just limited to college hoops. The NFL has had its share or memorable Cinderella teams, and we will count them down right now.

Portrait Session: Andrew Dalton

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McCarthy shows his fire, skill at Miami pro day

Linebacker is the position where the fire of so many great defenses burn. Mike Singletary in Chicago. Ray Lewis in Baltimore. Ray Nitschke in Green Bay. Colin McCarthy has a long way to go before he earns comparisons to any of those players, but he certainly has the DNA for the position.

Niners lead the league with 12 draft picks

Coach Jim Harbaugh‘s quest to rebuild the San Francisco 49ers in his image got a boost Friday with the announcement of compensatory picks for April’s NFL draft.

Portrait Session: Tyrod Taylor

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Getting to know … Virginia Tech QB Taylor

Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor stopped by the NFL Network studios Friday, so we took some time to get to know him as he prepares for the 2011 NFL Draft.

ASU’s Taylor trying to follow in uncle’s footsteps

Arizona State’s Kerry Taylor should know a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful receiver in the NFL.

Compensatory picks given to 23 teams

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft have been awarded to 23 teams, the NFL announced Friday.

Mayock: Eastern Washington RB Jones one to watch

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock chatted with users on Friday, as anticipation for the draft continues to build. One of the great things about a Mayock chat is that you usually discover a prospect that you likely have never heard of. And Mayock failed to disappoint. When asked about a potential “little man” in this year’s draft, Mayock sang the praises of Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones. The junior was unable to perform at the combine because of a foot injury, and scouts are clamoring to get a glimpse of the kid. As is Mayock. “He’s 194 pounds and I think he’s going to run 4.35 or better,” Mayock said. “He’s a home-run hitter who can impact the return […]

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