Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Castonzo’

Rookie Richter: Which OL newcomers can rumble?

In our first installment of the “Rookie Richter,” we grade the guys who really pound the earth when they move — offensive linemen. After hunkering over hours of coaching tape, closely evaluating their debut performances, here are the blockers who made the greatest — and weakest — impacts for their teams.

Five ‘eye in the sky’ matchups for Week 1

At this late stage of the week, you have surely heard about every story line centered around quarterbacks, star skill players, loud talkers and frequent Tweeters. But there are 11 players on either side matching up on any given play. Below we list five matchups that, based on tape study, we are interested in seeing play out in Week 1

Colts’ draft all about protecting Manning

It’s no secret that the Colts’ offensive line has been breaking down and they need to start protecting Peyton Manning, who isn’t getting any younger. So it’s no surprise that they filled two of their pressing needs with offensive linemen in the first two rounds of the draft.

Mayock: Teams either buy into QBs or don’t

The third annual NFL.com mock draft, like its predecessors, was an interesting endeavor in looking at how the first round could ultimately play out, with NFL Network and NFL.com analysts playing the roles of general managers.

Mayock: Draft will be ‘feeding frenzy’ for QBs

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock spent 90 minutes Wednesday on a conference call talking with reporters about the 2011 NFL Draft. Those 90 minutes proved to be a gold mine of pre-draft knowledge, with Mayock sharing his thoughts on many of the prospects and what NFL teams are thinking.

Castonzo moves up boards following B.C. pro day

Anthony Castonzo is considered by many as one of the top offensive lineman available in the 2011 NFL Draft, and the collegiate standout did nothing to refute that during Boston College’s pro day workout on March 23. Castonzo (6-foot-7, 313 pounds) stood on his combine numbers, but showed off his the size and quickness in positional drills. His workout probably moved him up from the lower half to the middle of the first round. Representatives from 17 teams attended the workout, including New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty and New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia. The event was held indoors on FieldTurf. Nine Boston College players worked out, as well as 24 players from a host […]

Bartholomew paces first O-line group in 40

The first group of offensive linemen just completed 40-yard dashes at Lucas Oil Stadium, and we have some unofficial times.

A look back at Day 1

As we wrap up Day 1 of the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, we’ll leave you with a few thoughts (some random), observations and highlights from what we’ve heard.

Brooks ranks top offensive tackles, interior linemen

In his latest position review for the 2011 Scouting Combine, NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks unveiled his breakdown of the top five tackles and top five centers/guards scouts will be watching in Indianapolis.

Miller will take center stage during game

Texas A&M Defensive end/outside linebacker Von Miller has had a great week of practice, and is one of the best natural pass rushers I have ever seen. I’m really looking forward to seeing him in action at the Senior Bowl on Saturday.

Trio of North OTs have first-round talent

The first-round offensive tackles that I’ve been talking about all week long really impressed me.

Castonzo solidifying status as elite offensive tackle

Boston College’s Anthony Castonzo has been impressive in every practice, and has emerged as the top offensive tackle here at the Senior Bowl.

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