In today’s Three and Out: The Houston Texans and Detroit Lions are filling out their respective shopping lists; the Eagles are determining who will fill their slot WR role.
A total of 11 players worked out in front of representatives from 10 NFL teams — including the running backs coaches from the Philadelphia Eagles (Duce Staley) and New York Jets (Anthony Lynn) — at Central Michigan’s pro day Wednesday. The workout was conducted indoors on FieldTurf. The player that the NFL running backs coaches were on hand to see work out was Zurlon Tipton, a 5-foot-11 3/4, 223-pound back who was on the 2013 Maxwell and Doak Walker Award watch lists. However, a broken ankle suffered in the season opener derailed those award hopes, and Tipton missed seven games. At Central Michigan’s pro day, Tipton ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.73 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical […]
Linebacker Chris Borland and wide receiver Jared Abbrederis aren’t among the prospects projected to be selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but their intrigue as NFL prospects in the buildup to the draft continued at Wisconsin’s pro day Wednesday. A total of 20 NFL teams gathered in Madison, Wis. to see 10 Badgers prospects work out indoors on FieldTurf. A defensive backs coach from the Philadelphia Eagles and a linebackers coach from the Baltimore Ravens were on hand for the workout. Borland, LB (247 pounds) — Borland ran the 40-yard dash in 4.84 and 4.87 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-8 broad jump. He moved really well in the positional drills, a […]
Offensive tackle Jake Matthews was the only top prospect to work out at Texas A&M’s pro day on Wednesday. Two other projected first-round picks — quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans — did not participate in the workout (Manziel has a personal pro day scheduled for March 27, and Evans is expected to be present for that workout). Matthews was worked out by St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau at the pro day that was attended by 23 NFL teams, including the general managers from the Buffalo Bills (Doug Whaley) and Pittsburgh Steelers (Kevin Colbert). Matthews stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, but continued on a theme set at the combine by looking […]
Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including offensive line coaches from the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles — were gathered at Mississippi State’s pro day, which was held indoors on FieldTurf. Of the nine MSU players — plus one from Belhaven — the most notable was guard Gabe Jackson. Jackson — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — only weighed in at the pro day (339 pounds), ran a three-cone drill (7.94 seconds) and then went through the positional drills. Jackson is a very solid football player, and his workout keeps him in the conversation as a possible first-round draft pick. But he seems more likely to be selected in the second round. Here are some other notables from […]
In today’s Three and Out: Montee Ball appears ready to take the reins of the Broncos running game.
Offensive tackle Greg Robinson and defensive end Dee Ford were the top attractions when Auburn held its pro day Tuesday. Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to see 15 Auburn players work out plus one player from West Liberty. Robinson (6-foot-5 1/8, 327 pounds) stood on all his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. At the pro day, his arms were measured at 34 3/8 inches and his hands measured 10 1/8 inches. St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau worked out Robinson, who looked good in the field drills and appears destined to be a top-five pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Ford (6-2 1/8, 244) was unable to work out at the combine after […]
One team was represented — the Philadelphia Eagles — when Slippery Rock held its pro day on March 4. Of the 10 Slippery Rock athletes to work out, two were notable: James McCombie, punter (5-foot-10 1/2, 181 pounds) — McCombie punted outdoors in cold weather (Slippery Rock is located in Western Pennsylvania). He had a 47.2-yard average on those punts and an average hang time of 4.17 seconds. John Schademan, WR (5-11, 188) — Schademan ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 and 4.49 seconds. He had a 38-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.35 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.15 seconds. He looked good catching the ball, and is a possible […]
Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo drew most of the attention at Northwestern’s pro day, but I was also impressed by Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence‘s workout. Lawrence (6-0 7/8, 196 pounds), who did not participate at the combine, looked really good catching passes and was impressive in his drills. His times in the 40-yard dash were 4.50 and 4.53. He posted a vertical leap of 39 inches and a broad jump of 10 feet, 7 inches. He completed the short shuttle in 4.04 seconds and the 3-cone drill in 6.83. It was a strong workout, and I think he has a chance to be a sixth- or seventh-round pick in a draft that’s very deep on receivers. There were representatives from 29 […]
Representatives from 14 NFL teams — including the defensive backs coach from the Philadelphia Eagles — gathered at Liberty’s pro day to see 11 players work out. The timing was held indoors and took place on a track, which is a faster running surface than FieldTurf. The on-field workouts, however, were held outdoors since the school’s facility wasn’t big enough for field drills and it was very cold. The notable prospect to participate in the pro day was Walt Aikens, a cornerback who was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Aikens (6-foot-0 5/8, 203 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.46 seconds. He did a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-10 broad jump. He had a 4.28-second […]
Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo worked out at Northwestern’s pro day on Tuesday, and the NFL figures on hand for the workout show just how much interest the small-school quarterback has from teams. Prior to Garoppolo going through pro day drills, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien worked out the quarterback but did not stick around for the actual pro day workout. Also on hand were the quarterbacks coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans. Garoppolo completed 29 of 39 passes at the pro day, and executed the level of workout that was expected of him. However, he likely didn’t move the needle on his draft stock one way or the other.
Representatives from 23 NFL teams gathered Tuesday at Purdue’s pro day, which was held indoors on FieldTurf. One Boilermaker prospect participated at the NFL Scouting Combine — cornerback Ricardo Allen — but there are some others who could grab the attention of teams. Allen (5-foot-9 1/8, 186 pounds) was at the combine, but went through drills again at Purdue’s pro day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 and 4.46 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot broad jump. He ran the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.10 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds. Allen — a 2013 second-team All-Big Ten pick by the media and an honorable mention selection by the coaches — put […]
Khalil Mack‘s emphatic march toward a top-10 selection in the 2014 NFL Draft continues to gain steam. At Buffalo’s pro day on Tuesday, the outside linebacker put forth a tremendous workout, which was held indoors at the Buffalo Bills’ facility. Representatives from 32 NFL teams attended the pro day, and Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie were among the notable attendees. Mack, who weighed in at 252 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds (he only ran the 40 once), which topped the 4.65 official time that he ran at the NFL Scouting Combine. He worked out both in space and with his hand in the ground, and blew people away with his […]
Posted: March 4th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Anquan Boldin, Garrett Graham, Hakeem Nicks, Houston Texans, Michael Crabtree, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Vernon Davis, Victor Cruz
In today’s Three and Out: Victor Cruz is looking forward to working in a new offense; Anquan Boldin is excited about staying in the same offense.
Southern Arkansas hosted a pro day that was attended by prospects from six different schools and held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. on Monday. A total of 22 players participated at the pro day, which was attended by representatives from five NFL teams. Keaton Stigger (5-foot-11 1/4, 227 pounds), a linebacker from Henderson State, ran a 4.65 40-yard dash. Stigger, a D2Football.com second-team All-American selection and a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, figures to be a priority free-agent possibility following the 2014 NFL Draft. Daniel Riley (6-2 7/8, 256), a defensive end from Harding, ran the 40 twice and did so in 4.7 seconds each time. Riley figures to be a priority free-agent possibility following the 2014 […]