Posts Tagged ‘NFL Combine’

NFL combine recap: Manti Te’o, Leon Sandcastle and a Jennifer Lawrence-worthy tumble

The 2013 NFL Combine came to a close yesterday. We take a look at the most entertaining stories to emerge from Indianapolis.

Dancing with the Stars: Ranking the NFL contestants

Jacoby Jones will be the latest NFL player to compete on Dancing with the Stars. In honor of his acceptance on the show, we count down the greatest NFL players to compete for the coveted Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy.

Trade deadline: NFL fans submit their dream trades

Check out the best and boldest fan suggested moves if they were GM for a day.

Crabtree reconsidering running 40 for scouts

Michael Crabtree is reconsidering running the 40-yard dash for NFL scouts, the Texas Tech WR told NFL Network during a phone interview.

The cost of the combine

The National Scouting Combine isn’t run by the NFL, but all 32 clubs pay for the right to gather information here. It’s not cheap, but no teams questions the value.

Overheard on the NFL Network set

“It is not a one-man race right now.” – NFL Network Guest Analyst Jon Gruden about this year’s crop of quarterbacks.

DT Hill is Stillman College’s latest aspiring talent

One of the more interesting prospects at the combine is Sammie Lee Hill, a defensive tackle from Stillman College. Hill is big (6-foot-3 plus, 329 pounds) and athletic (his vertical jump is 30 inches), and he has the versatility to play in the middle of a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.

Keep an eye on this kid. He could end up as a surprise middle-round pick.

Flu doesn’t keep Penn State’s Williams from 40

Each story has a backstory. Penn State WR Derrick Williams‘ story is no different.

West Virginia’s White open to playing other positions

West Virginia’s Pat White refused to practice at any other position besides quarterback at the Senior Bowl. The decision raised some eyebrows, but it paid off when he was named MVP of the game.

Laurinaitis comfortable in the spotlight

Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis has spent time around cameras his entire life. His father was famed professional wrestler Animal, one half of The Road Warriors (Legion of Doom) tag team and two of his uncles were also involved in pro wrestling.

Premier prospects all over the media room

With Friday being the day quarterbacks, receivers and running backs played “Meet the Press,” there was quite a bit of activity in the media room.

Offensive linemen off to a quick start

I’ve been doing this combine thing for a long time now, and today I saw a first. In the halls of the Indiana Convention Center, where prospects get poked, prodded and interviewed behind closed doors, were several offensive linemen running 40-yard dashes and practicing their starts. Someone had even put tape down on the carpeted floors for this impromptu track meet.

A pair of prospects seeking the spotlight

One prospect is aiming to increase his visibility, another is looking to re-establish his, but both are using the platform of the combine to accomplish those goals.

Texas Tech’s Vasquez dominates O-line bench press

The first bench press results of the combine are in, and among the offensive linemen, there was Louis Vasquez and everyone else.

Let the QB competition begin in San Francisco

As Mike Singletary puts it, in a perfect world, the 49ers would have a clear-cut starting quarterback and a proven commodity at the position. But the 49ers don’t live in that world.

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