Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

Aaron Donald validates dominant combine workout

Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including new Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien, as well as Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur — gathered at Pittsburgh’s pro day on March 3, where 10 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Fast-rising 2014 NFL Draft prospect Aaron Donald (6-foot-1, 287 pounds) stood on his impressive numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where he ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash, had 35 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, registered a 32-inch vertical jump and 116-inch broad jump, and drew rave reviews for his performance. Donald only went through field drills and looked very good, showing fluid movement and substantiating the performance he displayed at the combine. There were […]

Mike Shanahan of Pitt will have to switch to tight end in NFL

Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including the running backs coaches from the New England Patriots, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers — gathered at Pittsburgh’s pro day on March 6, where 12 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Playbook: AFC Sunday Lookout

NFL Network analyst LaDanian Tomlinson made a point a few weeks ago on First On the Field saying that Matt Hasselbeck puts Chris Johnson in better positions to succeed in the pre snap phase of the game.

Luke Nix draws most attention at Pitt pro day

Luke Nix was a three-year starter on the offensive line at the University of Pittsburgh, and many from the 22 teams present at the school’s pro day were on hand to check this player out. Nix figures to be a late third-round or early fourth-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Weekend roundup

Having had a chance to see a fair bit of the all-important preseason Week 3 games out there, here are a few things that caught my attention.

McCoy gets chance to work out in front of scouts

Pittsburgh RB LeSean McCoy was unable to perform in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine last month due to a lingering illness. With that behind him, he did a full workout at Pittsburgh’s pro day on March 17.

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