Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’

Kouandjio gets chance to work out at Alabama’s second pro day

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 […]

AJ McCarron has A-plus workout at Alabama’s pro day

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams — including the head coaches of the Cincinnati Bengals (Marvin Lewis), Minnesota Vikings (Mike Zimmer) and New Orleans Saints (Sean Payton); general managers from the New York Giants (Jerry Reese), Vikings (Rick Spielman) and Saints (Mickey Loomis); as well as numerous coordinators and assistant/position coaches — were present at Alabama’s pro day on Wednesday. A total of eight players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. AJ McCarron, QB (6-foot-3 3/8, 222 pounds) — McCarron did an excellent job throwing the ball to receivers Kevin Norwood and Kenny Bell. There isn’t a consensus on McCarron, with some people really liking the two-time national title-winning quarterback and others not intrigued with the decorated collegiate passer. At Alabama’s […]

Alabama’s top prospects take part in first of three workouts

Representatives from 32 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Alabama on March 13, where 10 players went through a workout held indoors on FieldTurf.

Alabama vs. Auburn: Extending the rivalry

Auburn and Alabama have one of the most storied rivalries in college football, but who has the edge when it spills over to the NFL? NFL.com’s Adam Rank has a look at some of the best players from Auburn and Alabama and you can be the judge.

‘Bama is new premier prospect factory

Step aside, “The U.” Alabama is new premier NFL prospect factory. The national champion Crimson Tide is expected to have five players drafted in the first round Thursday night, which would be only the fifth time that has happened since the common draft began in 1967.

Trent Richardson praised by unnamed scouts

Alabama running back Trent Richardson hasn’t been the victim of another unnamed scout attack, in fact quite the opposite has occured. He’s been praised.

Breaking down Alabama’s pro day

Trent Richardson, Mark Barron and Courtney Upshaw stood out at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday.

Brooks: Richardson, Barron, Upshaw have bright futures

After watching Alabama’s pro day, Bucky Brooks explains what makes Trent Richardson so special, and breaks down the performances of Mark Barron and Courtney Upshaw.

Richardson runs for slew of team reps at Alabama pro day

Top RB prospect Trent Richardson posted 40-yard dash times in the 4.45-to-4.49-second range at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday according to NFL draft analyst Bucky Brooks.

Kirkpatrick wows during Alabama’s pro day

Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick solidified his high first-round grade at Wednesday’s pro day.

Alabama’s Upshaw draws energy from Saban, Indy visit

Whether Courtney Upshaw winds up at linebacker or defensive end in the NFL largely will depend on where he goes in April’s draft, but no matter. After four seasons under coach Nick Saban at Alabama, Upshaw feels prepared.

Richardson will work out for NFL teams March 27

Former Alabama RB Trent Richardson will work out for NFL teams March 27, a league source said Thursday.

No on-field drills for Alabama RB Richardson

Trent Richardson will not participate in on-field drills at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine because of a minor knee injury, a league source said Wednesday.

Is Alabama RB Richardson the best player in the draft?

“Winning” the NFL Draft is all about getting the best value. To that end, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks suggests the best player in this year’s draft might not even go in the first 10 picks.

Barron’s draft status could take a hit after surgery

With reports coming down Friday that Alabama safety Mark Barron has undergone double hernia surgery and will miss the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks looks at how Barron’s injury will affect his draft status.

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