Running back De’Anthony Thomas was absolutely electric when working out Thursday at Oregon’s pro day, which was attended by representatives from 20 NFL teams who were on hand to witness 11 Ducks players work out indoors on FieldTurf. Thomas (5-foot-8 5/8, 174 pounds) — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 and 4.35 seconds. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.21 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.83 seconds. He performed nine reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Thomas is going to be a lot like a running back version of Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson. That is, Thomas will […]
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Representatives from 27 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Oregon, where 15 players went through a workout held indoors on FieldTurf. The entire defensive staff of the Kansas City Chiefs, plus head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, were on hand for the workout.
Well, the week of preparation is mostly over for the Patriots and Titans as they gear up for Sunday. Interviews here in Nashville are over, and now it’s time to make sense of what I gathered over the past few days before I go on and talk about it on NFL Network’s First on the Field and GameDay Morning Sunday. Want a quick and interesting nugget, though? Let’s end the work week with one… One of the biggest challenges for the Titans is to deal with the Patriots no-huddle offense, should they choose to use it. It is fast, furious, and incredibly hard to stop. The logistical issues abound for a defense, notably how to call plays that quick and […]
Posted: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 | Pat Kirwan Tags: 2011 Senior Bowl, 2011 Senior Bowl, Boston College, Casey Matthews, Connecticut, Greg Jones, Lawrence Wilson, Mark Herzlich, Michigan State, Oregon
Michigan State’s Greg Jones had a lot of buzz entering Senior Bowl practices this week, but he has failed to live up to the hype. He’s way too stiff and struggled during blitz drills.
Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount, who wasn’t present at the school’s Thursday pro day, is scheduled to work out at a second pro day March 18, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reported.
LeGarrette Blount (6-foot, 241 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine) was a no-show at Oregon’s pro day on Thursday. The controversial running back had been trying to restore his image, but skipping the school’s pro day is a curious move.
Along with the increased exposure for college athletes comes increased scrutiny. And for Oregon’s LeGarrette Blount, that turned out to be extremely costly.
Jairus Byrd, Oregon’s quick defensive back who did not participate in the Ducks’ pro day, held a private workout for scouts Thursday indoors on FieldTurf.