Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’

Lions defensive line coach at Connecticut pro day

Representatives from 23 teams attended Connecticut’s pro day on March 11, including Detroit Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek. Twelve players worked out indoors on FieldTurf, including two guys who were at the combine. Yawin Smallwood, LB: Smallwood (6-foot-2 1/8, 242 pounds) was unable to jump at his pro day because of a left hamstring injury. I spoke with him today to see if he was ever able to put in a timed run, and he said no. He did perform position workouts with Kocurek at his pro day, however. Shamar Stephen, DL: Stephen (6-foot-4 5/8, 307 pounds) also had a hamstring issue at his pro day and did not run the 40, but he put in a nice workout […]

UConn’s Sio Moore meets with Pittsburgh Steelers

Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including linebackers coaches from seven teams — gathered at Connecticut’s pro day on March 27, where 13 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Connecticut coach Paul Pasqualoni hosted a really well-run pro day in Storrs, Conn.

North linebackers leave a bit to be desired

Michigan State’s Greg Jones had a lot of buzz entering Senior Bowl practices this week, but he has failed to live up to the hype. He’s way too stiff and struggled during blitz drills.

Jets, Ravens come to Connecticut to watch Easley

When position coaches are dispatched to a pro day, it typically signifies a definite interest in a particular prospect. Remember that when it comes to Connecticut WR Marcus Easley (6-foot-2 3/4, 211 pounds). Included among the 20 team representatives on hand at UCon”s pro day were the receivers coaches from the Jets and Ravens.

Changing of the guard at the draft

While traditional college powerhouses like Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Michigan and LSU are missing in action at the 2009 NFL Draft, there is one upstart having a banner year.

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