Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Dominique Easley draws interest from a number of NFL teams

Representatives from seven NFL teams — including Chicago Bears defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni, Baltimore Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash — were present for a workout by Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley on April 17. Easley missed most of the 2013 season with a torn ACL, and won’t be a full go until June. However, he did do position drills. Easley moved very well in those position drills and displayed good quickness. His best position in the NFL is at defensive end. Easley has visits scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.

15 NFL teams represented at Florida’s pro day

Representatives from 15 NFL teams — including new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and offensive line coaches, and the secondary coaches from the San Diego Chargers — were on hand for Florida’s pro day on Monday, when 13 Gators players plus six others from area small schools worked out. The runs and jumps took place indoors at the O’Connell Center — home of the Gators’ men’s and women’s basketball teams, among other tennants — while the position drills were conducted outside, where it was wet (hence why the pro day runs went indoors on the rubber track). Trey Burton, TE (6-foot-2 1/4, 227 pounds) — Burton stayed on his time in the 40-yard […]

Sharrif Floyd’s workout is carefully watched by Oakland Raiders

A total of 14 NFL teams were present to watch Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd work out Friday, including Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie (who possesses the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft).

Sharrif Floyd moves his pro day to March 22 due to injury

Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will hold his pro day on March 22, NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports.

Live from Tahoe: Ex-Florida coach Urban Meyer is happy Tim Tebow is getting back to his roots

As soon as the Jets acquired Tim Tebow,the questions began about how he would fit in. There is some doubt, for instance, about whether a two-QB system could work. But they obviously want him for a reason. So… huh? Well, ESPN New York reported that the Jets are planning to use Tebow as a red-zone option, taking starter Mark Sanchez out at times inside the 20. Interesting idea. But not new. In fact, when Tebow was a freshman at Florida, he was the backup to nearly-as-heralded Chris Leak. Essentially, playing in the red zone was his role. Don’t believe me? Let’s ask a dude who knows. I spoke with ex-Florida coach Urban Meyer coming off the course during a practice round […]

Rainey, Thompson highlight Gators’ pro day

Florida’s pro day was held on March 13, on grass, with 18 NFL teams present.

Haden gets his groove on in New York City

Whether it be dancing and singing in a Rolls-Royce, while riding through the streets of Manhattan listening to music or posing for the cameras at the Sean John store, Florida CB Joe Haden had a ball during his trip in New York.

Mayock: Tebow not lone star in Gainesville

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock spent the day in Gainesville on Wednesday at Florida’s pro day. He filed his thoughts with NFL.com, and believe it or not, Tim Tebow wasn’t the only player who showcased his skills.

Tebow has workouts set with Seahawks, Bills

Florida QB Tim Tebow will throw at the school’s pro day March 17, and it will be an unscripted workout, meaning he’s willing to do any passes asked of him by scouts. Tebow declined to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend, but he’s now ready to show off his revamped delivery.

Haden bummed by 40, but content with experience

Florida cornerback Joe Haden just spoke with NFL.com and expressed happiness with how his time at the NFL Scouting Combine turned out. He told Scott Hanson and Bucky Brooks on NFL.com/Live that he enjoyed meeting with teams, and was pleased with all his workouts — with one significant exception.

May not be a TD, but cause for celebration nonetheless

While many of the group 11 cornerbacks emerged from the vertical jump station frustrated or disappointed that they couldn’t quite get that extra inch or two, Florida junior Major Wright let loose a series of fist pumps at the conclusion of his second jump.

Tebow wows teams in interview sessions

His mechanics, delivery and arm strength might be questioned by some, but there are no doubts about Florida QB Tim Tebow‘s leadership skills.

Tebow displays impressive speed in 40-yard dash

Florida QB Tim Tebow ran in 4.72 seconds, the fourth-best time among the 16 quarterbacks who participated in the 40-yard dash.

Harvin showcases skills at Florida’s pro day

Wide receiver Percy Harvin was the headliner at Florida’s pro day today in Gainesville. A slew of wide receiver coaches came out to watch Harvin perform, and Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, and Bucs GM Mark Dominik and coach Raheem Morris also were in attendance.

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