Posted: April 17th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Doug Baldwin, frank gore, Jermaine Kearse, LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Matt McGloin, Matt Schaub, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Sidney Rice, Terrelle Pryor
In today’s Three and Out: LaMichael James and Terrelle Pryor could be moving out of the Bay Area; Sidney Rice isn’t going anywhere.
Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Detroit Lions, Grand Valley State, Matt Armstrong
Representatives from 12 NFL teams — including an offensive line coach from the Detroit Lions — were present at Grand Valley State’s pro day on April 11, when seven Lakers players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Matt Armstrong, C (6-foot-1 5/8, 298 pounds) — Armstrong — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 5.18 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-10 broad jump. He did 24 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Armstrong did not do the shuttle runs or three-cone drill. Armstrong — who was a three-time first-team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection (2010, 2012-13) — has 32 7/8-inch arms.
Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Howard Jones, Shepherd
Shepherd hasn’t had a player selected in the NFL draft since 1979 (running back Wayne Wilson), but defensive end Howard Jones could change that. Jones (6-foot-2 3/8, 234 pounds) was at the NFL Scouting Combine and stood on his numbers from the event (he was a top performer in his position group in the vertical jump and among the top performers at his position in the 40-yard dash, broad jump and three-cone drill). Jones worked out at linebacker during the pro day on April 9, which was held on a sunny, 55-degree day and held outdoors and run on FieldTurf. Jones is among the prospects who visited with the Dallas Cowboys. Tracking teams’ interest in top 2014 NFL Draft prospects
Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Dexter McDougle, Marcus Whitfield, Maryland, Oakland Raiders
Representatives from 24 NFL teams — including defensive backs coaches from the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers — were present to watch eight Terrapins players work out outdoors on FieldTurf on a sunny, 60-degree day in College Park, Md. on April 8. Dexter McDougle, CB (5-foot-10 1/4, 196 pounds) — McDougle ran the 40-yard dash three times, doing so in 4.53, 4.47 and 4.51 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.18 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds. Like at the NFL Scouting Combine, a shoulder injury prevented McDougle from doing the bench press. He looked very good on the positional workout, which was conducted by the […]
Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Aaron Murray, Arthur Lynch, Georgia, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams
Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including the quarterback coaches from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams, the head coach (Gus Bradley) and general manager (David Caldwell) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and St. Louis Rams director of player personnel Taylor Morton — were present for Georgia’s pro day on Wednesday. Quarterback Aaron Murray (6-foot 1/2, 204 pounds) was the key participant, with the potential to build some serious pre-draft momentum possible with a solid workout. He was taking part in his first pre-draft workout following an ACL injury suffered in late November and was medically cleared to work out at Georgia’s pro day, but didn’t go through the runs or jumps. Murray — […]
Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Arizona Cardinals, Calvin Johnson, Carson Palmer, Detroit Lions, Dexter McCluster, Golden Tate, Tennessee Titans
In today’s Three and Out: Golden Tate is happy about his new offense; the Titans are happy about having Dexter McCluster.
Posted: April 15th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Carolina Panthers, Jermichael Finley, Kyle Rudolph, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Sidney Rice
In today’s Three and Out: Jermichael Finley is drawing more interest; Sidney Rice could return to Seattle.
Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Bobby Rainey, Brandon Gibson, Doug Martin, Eli Manning, Miami Dolphins, Mike James, New York Giants, Rishard Matthews, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In today’s Three and Out: Doug Martin is still the one in Tampa Bay; Eli Manning could be on the downside of his time in the NFL.
Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Brandon Coleman, Jeremy Deering, Marcus Thompson, Rutgers
There were 20 NFL teams represented — including a defensive line coach from the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots Nick Caserio director of player personnel Nick Caserio — at Rutgers’ pro day on March 12, when 14 athletes worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Brandon Coleman, WR (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) — Coleman stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He did position drills, and had an average workout. Coleman underwent knee surgery in the 2013 offseason that hindered his production last season, preventing him from following up on his impressive 2012 season (he had 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012; 34 catches for 538 yards and four touchdowns in 2013). Two potential priority free-agent […]
Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Bloomsburg, Larry Webster
There were 15 NFL teams represented at Bloomsburg’s pro day on Thursday for a workout held outdoors and run on grass. Larry Webster (6-foot-5 3/4, 248 pounds), who was at the NFL Scouting Combine, did not do the runs or jumps at Bloomsburg’s pro day. He was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash (clocking in just 0.05 seconds behind Jadeveon Clowney‘s time) and vertical jump. Webster worked out with the defensive linemen in Indianapolis, but at his pro day he worked out at defensive end, tight end and linebacker. He has attraced a lot of attention from NFL teams, having worked out for the Dallas Cowboys, and visited with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions and […]
Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Cairo Santos, Julius Warmsley, New Orleans Saints, Ryan Grant, Troy, Tulane, Wilson Van Hooser
Representatives from 17 NFL teams were present for Tulane’s pro day on Friday, when 10 Green Wave players and around 20 others from area small schools worked out indoors on FieldTurf at the facility of the New Orleans Saints. Ryan Grant, WR (6-foot 1/2, 194 pounds) — Grant — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 and 4.50 seconds. Grant’s position skills are impressive; he’s a really good route runner and has very good hands. Grant is a likely third-day selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, probably in the lower rounds. Cairo Santos, K (5-8 1/2, 161) — Santos booted six kickoffs into the end zone, and then converted 8 of 8 field […]
Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Adrian Hubbard, Alabama, Anthony Steed, C.J. Mosley, Cyrus Kouandjio, Ed Stinson, Vinnie Sunseri
Alabama held its second pro-day workout on April 8 and it was attended by 10 NFL teams, including Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, San Diego Chargers offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris and a defensive line coach from the Detroit Lions. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT (6-foot-7, 321 pounds) — Kouandjio ran the 40-yard dash in 5.42 and 5.53 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-10 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.82 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.93 seconds. He performed 25 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press, but was only given credit for 21 of those reps because he arched his back. Kouandjio had not missed any practice time or games due to […]
Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Andre Brown, Andre Roberts, Arian Foster, DeSean Jackson, Houston Texans, Josh Freeman, New York Giants, Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
In today’s Three and Out: Arian Foster says he’s feeling good; Andre Roberts didn’t get what he wished for, but could come out okay in the end.
Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Lee Doss, Rashaun Allen, Southern
Representatives from 17 NFL teams made the short trek over to Southern’s pro day following the conclusion of LSU’s pro day on Wednesday (Southern University is location in Baton Rouge, La.). The Southern football staff put fliers on peoples’ cars at LSU’s pro day to remind the scouts of Southern’s pro day being held the same day and to provide directions to the new location for the pro day. The players couldn’t work out at Southern because the field wasn’t ideal, so the event was moved to another facility 10 miles from campus. Lee Doss, WR (6-foot-1, 178 pounds) — Doss ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 and 4.53 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. […]
Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Darryl Surgent, Louisiana Lafayette
Representatives from 21 NFL teams were present for Louisiana-Lafayette’s pro day on Monday for a workout that was held in ideal conditions indoors on FieldTurf. Darryl Surgent, WR (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) — Surgent ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.56 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and 11-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.28 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.43 seconds. He performed eight lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Surgent is a slot receiver who is also a good return specialist (he had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as well as a punt return for a touchdown for the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2013). Surgent looked good in the […]