Posts Tagged ‘Northwestern’

QB-turned-WR Kain Colter gets chance to work out

Northwestern held a second pro day on Wednesday — the first was held on March 4 — and 16 NFL teams sent representatives, including the New York Giants sending a wide receivers coach, to the workout. A total of four players worked out indoors on FieldTurf, and the key participant was Kain Colter, who was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but couldn’t work out and also didn’t participate in the initial pro day in Evanston, Ill. Colter (5-foot-11, 196 pounds) played quarterback and running back at Northwestern, but is thought to be a better NFL prospect at wide receiver. At the pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 and 4.72 seconds. He did the short shuttle in […]

Garoppolo wasn’t only standout at Northwestern pro day

Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo drew most of the attention at Northwestern’s pro day, but I was also impressed by Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence‘s workout. Lawrence (6-0 7/8, 196 pounds), who did not participate at the combine, looked really good catching passes and was impressive in his drills. His times in the 40-yard dash were 4.50 and 4.53. He posted a vertical leap of 39 inches and a broad jump of 10 feet, 7 inches. He completed the short shuttle in 4.04 seconds and the 3-cone drill in 6.83. It was a strong workout, and I think he has a chance to be a sixth- or seventh-round pick in a draft that’s very deep on receivers. There were representatives from 29 […]

Teams show intense interest in Jimmy Garoppolo’s pro day

Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo worked out at Northwestern’s pro day on Tuesday, and the NFL figures on hand for the workout show just how much interest the small-school quarterback has from teams. Prior to Garoppolo going through pro day drills, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien worked out the quarterback but did not stick around for the actual pro day workout. Also on hand were the quarterbacks coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans. Garoppolo completed 29 of 39 passes at the pro day, and executed the level of workout that was expected of him. However, he likely didn’t move the needle on his draft stock one way or the other.

Jimmy Garoppolo will throw at Northwestern’s pro day

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will throw at the pro day held at Northwestern on March 4, Gil Brandt said. Garoppolo emerged some FCS-level competition to become one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft and a possible mid-round pick. Follow College Football 24/7 on Twitter @NFL_CFB.

Pro day roundup: Mississippi, Northwestern, Ohio

Mississippi, Northwestern and Ohio held their pro days this week.

Fifteen NFL prospects work out at Northwestern

Six Northwestern players were joined by nine other NFL hopefuls Tuesday at Northwestern’s pro day. They worked out indoors on FieldTurf in front of scouts from 28 teams.

Kafka keeps it up at Northwestern’s pro day

Northwestern QB Mike Kafka’s impressive offseason continued at the school’s pro day.

QB Kafka amazes at Northwestern’s pro day

He may not be anywhere near the most famous or celebrated quarterback in this year’s draft, but Mike Kafka sure did astound the scouts from 25 teams in attendance at Northwestern’s pro day on Thursday. Among those on hand were Bengals QB coach Ken Zampese and Cardinals QB coach Chris Miller.

Purdue, Northwestern, Michigan hold pro days

Purdue, Northwestern and Michigan recently held pro days. Check out the highlights from those three schools in Gil Brandt’s report.

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