Ohio State’s pro day Friday drew probably the largest group of NFL scouts and personnel since 2004. There were 31 teams there, and I’m willing to bet that the one team that was not spotted, the Redskins, probably had a guy there, too. There were general managers — Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert, Buffalo’s Doug Whaley and the Jets’ John Idzik among them — as well as head coaches, offensive coordinators and defensive coordinators. Rob Chudzinski, a former head coach who is now an assistant in Indianapolis, was there. Seven director of player personnels were there, including Duke Tobin of the Bengals and Rick Reiprish of the Saints. There must have been at least 50 coaches overall who were present for what […]
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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.
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 […]
Ohio State OT Mike Adams tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, sources with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora on Thursday.
The 114-year old rivalry between the two schools found its way here front and center Tuesday, with Buckeyes center Mike Brewster and Wolverines defensive tackle Mike Martin refusing to back down from each other during contact drills.
As a former NFL scout, NFL.com senior analyst Bucky Brooks is a good person to ask about the pro potential of former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. And during Brooks’ live chat Thursday on NFL.com, a fan asked him about the idea of the fleet-footed Pryor moving to running back in the NFL.
When Tim Tebow stopped by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“ on Thursday to discuss his new autobiography, “Through My Eyes,” he absorbed his fair share of good-natured abuse from the host.
NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche and NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks discussed all things NFL in their “Cover Two Podcast” debut Tuesday. If you want to know what’s going on across the league from the guys in the know, you’ve come to the right place.
Hope you all enjoyed a fun and safe Memorial Day. Did you spend it at a barbecue with friends and family? You probably were saying to yourself, “I wonder what New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is doing on Memorial Day?” Well, funny you asked.
Jim Tressel likely has no future now in college. He might at a much lower level, but not in the big conferences. As for the NFL, I think there’s a tremendous difference between the two levels. You look at all the highly successful college coaches and not many of them seem to translate that to the NFL. In the end, I think he’ll end up at some small school in an unpaid type of capacity in which he helps young coaches and young people. That’s what he always loved doing.
Defensive end Cam Heyward, who had Tommy John surgery in January, had his makeup workout at Ohio State on Wednesday in front of an NFL contingent that included representatives from 3-4 defensive schemers Pittsburgh and San Diego.
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You might have Ohio State beating UTSA in your March Madness bracket. Dustin Keller, food critic for The New York Times and tight end for the New York Jets, has grilled steak beating fried bologna in his bracket.
Small-school standouts often have to work out at more established programs’ pro days in order to reach a larger group of scouts and coaches. Indiana (Pa.)’s (6-foot, 5/8, 207) Akwasi Owusu-Ansah did just that, performing at Ohio State’s pro day on March 12.