Posts Tagged ‘Florida State’

Large contingent of NFL personnel catch FSU’s pro day

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered Tuesday at Florida State’s pro day. Among the NFL notables on hand in Tallahassee, Fla., were New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. There were many assistant/position coaches on hand to see the top draft prospects from last season’s BCS national-championship team, with every NFL team represented by at least two position coaches at the pro day. The workout was held indoors and run on FieldTurf. Kelvin Benjamin, WR (6-foot-5, 242 pounds) — Benjamin had a 33-inch vertical jump, a 4.50-second short shuttle, and […]

Florida State OT Menelik Watson impresses at pro day

There were 32 teams represented at Florida State Pro Day on March 19. They ran outdoors and the field was damp due to prior rain. It was about 70 degrees. Tank Carradine DL (6-4 3/8, 275 pounds) — He recorded 32 bench presses, but will do another workout April 4 at Woodward High School in Cincinnati. Everett Dawkins DL (6-2 ¼, 291 pounds) — He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.00 and 5.02 seconds. He kept the rest of the combine results. Dawkins did well in positional workouts. Dustin Hopkins K (6-2 ¼, 192 pounds) — He has an extremely strong leg and ended his workout by kicking a 50-yard field goal. Brandon Jenkins DE (6-3, 247 pounds) — He […]

EJ Manuel earns more praise from Mike Mayock after pro day

Mike Mayock was on hand to witness Florida State’s pro day, where quarterback EJ Manuel — a player rated as the No. 2 QB in the draft by Mayock — was one of the key prospects working out.

Sanders, Datko, Harris look good at FSU’s pro day

Eleven players worked out for representatives from 19 NFL teams at Florida State’s pro day on March 14.

QB Ponder has strong showing on Wednesday

The quarterback play has been uneven this week, but Florida State’s Christian Ponder took a big step forward at the South practice on Wednesday.

Rolle gets an education from fellow Rhodes Scholar

No one can understand exactly what Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle has gone through the past couple years. There is one person, however, that can relate somewhat to Rolle’s experience: Former Rams quarterback Pat Haden.

Florida State’s Rolle set to work out on April 7

Myron Rolle’s older brother and manager, McKinley Rolle, revealed Rolle will work out for teams on April 7.

Rolle is not your average football player

A few prominent football players have been Rhodes Scholars in the past, including former USC star quarterback Pat Haden and 1958 Heisman Trophy winner Peter M. Dawkins, and now comes the latest in that tradition.

Jets need to give Washington a new contract

Let me first give the disclaimer that I am a Florida State Seminole, as is Leon Washington. That said, Washington has earned a new contract, and it’s imperative that the Jets get a deal done because their 2009 season will ride on the field position that the Pro Bowl returner provides.

FSU’s Brown draws crowd; Garvin shows off speed

Florida State’s pro day was held outdoors Monday on FieldTurf in Tallahassee, Fla., and was attended by 26 NFL teams. Linebacker coaches from the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles were in attendance, among others.

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