Posts Tagged ‘Purdue’

Purdue’s QB-turned-DB could get closer NFL look

Representatives from 23 NFL teams gathered Tuesday at Purdue’s pro day, which was held indoors on FieldTurf. One Boilermaker prospect participated at the NFL Scouting Combine — cornerback Ricardo Allen — but there are some others who could grab the attention of teams. Allen (5-foot-9 1/8, 186 pounds) was at the combine, but went through drills again at Purdue’s pro day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 and 4.46 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot broad jump. He ran the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.10 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds. Allen — a 2013 second-team All-Big Ten pick by the media and an honorable mention selection by the coaches — put […]

Kawann Short’s individual workout witnessed by 20 teams

Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short was unable to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine or the school’s pro day on March 1 due to a hamstring injury, so an individual workout was held on Monday.

Robert Marve shows a great arm at Purdue’s pro day

Robert Marve‘s college football odyssey could still net an opportunity in the NFL. During the March 1 workout in West Lafayette, Ind., Marve displayed a great arm during position drills, a demonstration that could earn the quarterback a longer look from NFL teams as a potential rookie free-agent pickup.

Kawann Short won’t work out at combine

Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short will not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine or his school’s pro day on March 1. A hamstring injury will keep the star Boilermaker shelved for the immediate future, but Short will hold a personal workout for teams at the Purdue campus on March 25. Short is expected to go in the first two rounds of the draft. Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter @Gil_Brandt

Former Purdue QB Drew Brees laments how bad the Big Ten is while living in SEC Country

So, Sunday is for the NFL, but Saturday is for college football. And, since today is Saturday, we’ll take a brief break from NFL talk (kinda) to discuss college football… with one of professional football’s stars. Today’s topic? Why the Big Ten sucks. Now, the Big Ten being terrible isn’t new. But it is timely, with no conference teams in the coaches’ poll. Why not ask former Purdue QB Drew Brees what he thinks… especially because he lives in New Orleans, which is SEC Country through and through. It’s all LSU there. In the phone call that led to posts like this one and this one, Brees explained. “You know what? I’m so disappointed… especially because I live in New Orleans […]

Speedy lineman, powerful leg impress at Purdue

There were 15 NFL teams present, including Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach/offensive line coach Russ Grimm, when Purdue University held its pro day indoors on FieldTurf on March 9.

Two offensive linemen who did not participate at the NFL Scouting Combine, and a kicker who was at Lucas Oil Stadium in late February, were the players of note working out in West Lafayette, Ind.

Keller’s more ‘tasteful’ tourney

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.

Next up for the 40-yard dash: RoboCop

A strange sight unfurled Saturday in the crowded Lucas Oil Stadium concourse, just outside the media center.

Combine invitees to learn NCAA eligibility fate

Two players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Purdue wide receiver Keith Smith and Mississippi defensive end Kentrell Lockett, are expected to learn from the NCAA on Monday if they will be granted a sixth year of eligibility.

Spotlight goes on pair of Purdue defenders

A pair of Purdue defenders got special attention at the Boilermakers’ pro day on March 12. DT Mike Neal was worked out by Browns defensive line coach Bryan Cox, and DB David Pender ran drills with a Seahawks defensive assistant.

Draft preparation under way … for 2010 and beyond

While Wednesday was the start of the unofficial “pro day season” on college campuses around the country — and NFL.com will have daily updates on how the draft prospects fare at these events — it was also the first day for scouts to look at top prospects for 2011.

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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