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That Helps No One Week 14: Da’Rick Rogers

Da’Rick Rogers came out of nowhere for the Indianapolis Colts to score two touchdowns and win the Week 14 That Helps No One award.

Unexpected (and expected): Day 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft

NEW YORK — The experts said this was going to be one of the most unpredictable in recent memory. And you can easily say that was the case for Day 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft. There were some surprises and disappointments. Speaking of disappointments, no “Fandango” humming in the first round? The “What?” chants sort of hung on for another year. Thought we could get “Fandangoing” got at least. Ah, let’s get to it. ————————————————————————————————————————————– First things first ————————————————————————————————————————————– Mike Mayock called this fat-boy draft. He said Eric Fisher was going to be the first overall selection. So there were no surprises. Luke Joeckel went to the Jaguars with the second pick. That was expected. (And our style correspondent […]

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.

Thirty NFL hopefuls participate in Florida International’s pro day

Twenty-five teams were represented at Florida International on March 8, including the Miami Dolphins defensive back coach, to watch 19 FIU and 11 small-school players perform drills outdoors on a grass field. John Cyprien, FS (6-1; 208 pounds) — Cyprien elected not to do the vertical “for personal reasons” but went on to leap 9-feet-11 in the broad jump. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.64 seconds. His time was 4.44 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.01 seconds for the three-cone drill. He did 18 reps at 225 pounds. Tourek Williams, DL (6-3 1/8; 253 pounds) – Williams had already worked out at NFL Scouting Combine. At FIU’s pro day he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 […]

Steve Tasker’s son works out for scouts at Cornell pro day

The Cornell pro day was held indoors on FieldTurf on March 8. Fourteen teams were present for two players — offensive tackle J.C. Tretter and Luke Tasker. The workout was run by Jim McNally, a longtime NFL offensive line coach who now consults for the Cincinnati Bengals. Tretter attended the NFL Scouting Combine. Luke Tasker, WR (5-11, 190 pounds) — Son of seven-time Pro Bowl and All Pro wide receiver Steve Tasker, Luke ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.63 seconds. He recorded a 33 1/2-inch vertical, a 9-foot-7 broad jump, a  4.07-second short shuttle and a 6.70-second three-cone drill. He benched 225 pounds nine times.

Twenty NFL teams watch Clemson pro day

Twenty NFL teams including New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik, and five NFL receiver coaches watched 12 Clemson players and one Southern Illinois player work out on March 7. The Jets were there to see Malliciah Goodman. Malliciah Goodman, DE  (6-3 1/2, 273 pounds) — Goodman ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.67 seconds. He recorded a 33-inch vertical, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, a 4.48-second short shuttle run and 7.10-seconds in the three-cone drill. He had the same reps (26) at 225 as at the NFL combine. His biggest measurable might be his nearly 37-inch-long arms. DeAndre Hopkins, WR (6-1 1/4; 210 pounds) — “He’s going to be the most evaluated player in the draft because […]

Williams shows off catching ability at Furman pro day

Furman University held its pro day on March 7. Ten teams were present to watch four players work out. Paladin Stadium is undergoing renovation so players had to work out on an uneven soccer field. Participants ran the 40-yard dash once in both directions. Jerodis Williams, RB (5-10 3/8, 203 pounds) -— Williams was not at the NFL Scouting Combine but had a good pro day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 and 4.56 seconds. He recorded a 39 1/2-inch vert, a 10-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.29-second short shuttle and a 6.90-second three-cone drill. “He caught the ball well, but he didn’t choose to do the bench because he had right shoulder surgery in 2012,” NFL.com’s Gil Brandt said.

Johnson-Webb highlights Alabama A&M’s pro day

Alabama A&M held its pro day on March 6, running workouts outdoors on FieldTurf. Four teams were present for 16 participants. Jamaal Johnson-Webb, OL (6-5, 310 pounds) — Johnson-Webb ran the 40-yard dash in 5.33 and 5.35 seconds. He had a 22-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-7 broad jump, a 4.70-second short shuttle and ran the three-cone drill in 7.903 seconds. He did 18 reps of 225 pounds. “He’s considered a project and could go in the seventh round or go undrafted,” NFL.com’s Gil Brandt said.

Jake Stoneburner shows off skills at Ohio State pro day

Representatives from 27 NFL teams were present at Ohio State’s pro day, which was held indoors on field turf. A total of 12 players from the university and one player from Glenville State worked out in front of NFL coaches and scouts.

Brandon Magee impresses at Arizona State pro day

Arizona State held its pro day Friday, opting to go on field turf in its indoor facility because of rain and lightning outside. Representatives from 14 NFL teams were present.

The best draft picks from rounds 2-3 not named Russell Wilson

The 2012 NFL draft feature a number of excellent rookies other than the high-profile quarterbacks that are worthy of your attention. Here are eight from rounds two and three that you may have forgotten about.

The best 2012 first round picks not named Andrew Luck or RG3

The season may be winding down, but the hyperbole is just getting started. The much-lauded 2012 rookie class has featured the likes of such playmakers as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Doug Martin, all of whom have been fixtures in league headlines for the last 16 weeks. But what about the rest of the gang? I’m not talking about the likes of Alfred Morris or Josh Gordon, going from draft day afterthoughts to key players in their teams’ seasons. I’m talking about the other big guns, the best of the rest who stood in the spotlight on the Radio City Music Hall stage with the commish, but have somehow ended up in the shadows during the 2012 season. Well, their […]

NFL week 14 Horoscopes: J.J. Watt key to slowing Tom Brady

As the NFL regular season comes to a close, we looked to the stars to see what was on the horizon for every NFL team. Here are your Week 14 NFL Horoscopes:

Top 5 ways to enjoy the NFL Playoffs (if your team stinks)

So your team’s season is over. Whether you’re bitter that your team didn’t live up to its potential (Eagles, Chargers), or you saw this coming back in August (Chiefs, Raiders), here’s a list of ways for you to make the most of what’s left of the NFL season, even with your team on its way out.

Under the Hood: David Letterman and the NFL’s top picks

Andrew Luck will make an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” just before he is the first player selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday night. In honor of Luck’s stop at the Ed Sullivan Theater, we dug up a few of the best moments from top picks appearing on the Late Show.

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