Posts Tagged ‘LSU’

Zach Mettenberger throws; Craig Loston cuts hair, looks fast

More than 150 personnel representing NFL teams — including five head coaches (Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings, Rex Ryan of the New York Jets, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles), as well as offensive line coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers — were present to see 17 athletes work out at LSU’s pro day on Wednesday. The workout was held indoors and run on FieldTurf. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger (6-foot-4 1/2, 229 pounds) is less than five months removed from knee surgery (following a left ACL tear in the Tigers’ regular-season finale), and was unable to […]

Spencer Ware catches on at workout

LSU running back Spencer Ware worked out on campus on Friday, April 29. Ware ran indoors and on FieldTurf, and wasn’t measured at the workout. He did weigh in at 229 pounds, though. As for his numbers, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 and 4.63 seconds. He posted a 34 inch vertical leap and a 10-foot-1/2 inch broad jump. In the short shuttle drill, he clocked in at 4.35 seconds, and completed the three-cone drill in 7.07 seconds. He opted not to lift, as he already had at LSU’s pro day. Ware had a good workout on the day, and caught the ball exceptionally well.

More than 20 players from LSU take part in pro day workouts

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were present at LSU’s pro day on March 27. Workouts were held indoors on FieldTurf on a very warm day. Among the notable attendees were Jason Licht, the Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel; Hue Jackson and Mike Zimmer of the Cincinnati Bengals; and the head coaches and general managers from the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles. Twenty players from this year’s LSU team participated, as well as six players from the 2011-2012 team.

Plethora of talent on display in Baton Rouge and NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks was in Baton Rouge, La. for LSU’s pro day Wednesday, and unveils his impressions of Barkevious Mingo, Kevin Minter, Eric Reid, and the player formerly known as the “Honey Badger,” Tyrann Mathieu.

My story: The Cowboys pick of Morris Claiborne shows how confident they are in 2012

During the week leading up to the NFL Draft, and then during the draft itself, I was in Dallas. In related news, I also live in Dallas now. Anyway, it gave me a chance to see the Cowboys up close, learn how they tick, see how they draft, and gain an understanding for why they did what they did. Hearing them before the draft, then watching them trade for LSU CB Morris Claiborne at No. 6, told me something very pertinent. They think they are gonna be really, really good. The result was my story that is now on the front page of With every move they made, from the blockbuster to add Claiborne, to filling in with projects […]

Claiborne shows off at LSU pro day

Vikings coach ​Leslie Frazier​, ​Jets coach ​Rex Ryan​ and Steelers coach ​Rex Ryan​ were all on hand to watch CB ​Morris Claiborne (5-foot-11 1/4, 190 pounds) ​make his case for being a top-five selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

LSU’s Claiborne aims to ‘take over’ combine, as Peterson did

LSU is turning out top-notch defensive backs at a startling pace, a trend not lost on Morris Claiborne, who’s widely considered the top cornerback in this year’s draft class.

Three step out from the crowd at LSU’s pro day

While many of the players failed to really separate themselves at LSU’s pro day, three in particular stood out. CB Chris Hawkins, LB Perry Riley and DT Al Woods were exceptional.

Holliday adding receiver workouts to return duties

LSU’s Trindon Holliday, who said Thursday that he planned to run the 40-yard dash in 4.23 seconds, will work out with the receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine.

LSU’s Holliday has big plans for the 40

Every year, a few players boast about how they will break new ground by running unheard of times in the 40-yard dash. LSU track star and return man Trindon Holliday became the first to do so this year.

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.

LSU Pro Day draws 24 NFL teams

The LSU Pro Day was held in Baton Rouge on Monday with 24 NFL teams attending, including the entire Saints coaching staff. A total of 15 position coaches attended, including defensive line, offensive line, linebacker and defensive back coaches.

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