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Indianapolis Colts’ Chuck Pagano present at USC’s pro day

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams — including seven offensive line coaches and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano – were present for USC’s pro day on March 12, when 17 Trojans players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. Dion Bailey, SS (5-foot-11 5/8, 211 pounds) — Bailey had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He performed 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He then stood on his times in the runs from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill, short shuttle and 60-yard shuttle). Bailey is a quality player who had a solid field pro-day workout. He’ll probably be a third-day (Rounds 4-7) […]

Unexpected (and expected): Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft

The drama in the final day was short-lived as Matt Barkley was the first player off the board in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Oh, in case you missed it, he went to the Philadelphia Eagles. I know, right?

Matt Barkley was draw, but Robert Woods is star of USC Pro Day

Representatives from every NFL team were on hand for Southern California’s pro day on Wednesday, where 15 players (plus seven others, including former USC tight end Dominique Byrd) worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Matt Barkley displays arm strength similar to Andy Dalton

The highly anticipated on-campus workout of USC quarterback Matt Barkley finally took place on Wednesday.

McGinest ‘shocked’ at Seau’s death

NFL Network analyst and former Patriots and Browns LB Willie McGinest said he was caught off-guard by the passing of legendary LB Junior Seau on Wednesday.

Carroll clears up 2009 riff on former QB Sanchez

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll strolled up to the podium, eyed a bunch of empty seats and pointed to a lonely beat writer: “You’re going to need to carry this thing.” Quick laughs from those gathered Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, but Carroll wasn’t finished.

Data Points: Unexpected ‘football factory’

With the 76th NFL draft in the books, it gives us one more chance to argue which schools are true “football factories.”

USC’s Smith ditches Egg McMuffins for omelettes

Tyron Smith tipped the scales at 307 pounds — almost 30 more than he did at USC — and said Friday he cleaned up his diet to gain healthy weight in time for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Harbaugh vs. Carroll just what NFC West needs

Jim Harbaugh has a new job, and once again, he is chasing Pete Carroll. The two established a bitter rivalry in the Pac-10, coaching Stanford and USC respectively, and now they will tangle as the coaches of the 49ers and Seahawks.

White eyes NFL return, shares thoughts on Bush

Free-agent RB LenDale White has shown flashes of brilliance during his four-year NFL career, but questions about his work ethic and consumption of alcohol and marijuana have left him without a team and suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season.

Mays will have chance to make Carroll regret decision

As a member of the 49ers, Taylor Mays will have a chance to show his former college coach, Pete Carroll, made a mistake by not drafting him with the Seahawks.

Falcons to visit with UCLA DT Price, USC DE Griffen

The Falcons are showing some significant interest in a pair of standouts from Los Angeles. Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton will work out UCLA DT Brian Price and USC DE Everson Griffen on Saturday morning.

Thomas steps above the crowd at USC’s pro day

Befitting the Trojans’ blue blood status in college football, a whopping 13 noteworthy players worked out. In total, 21 players particpated. Despite the presence of so many talented prospects, however, it was one slightly lesser known guy (Kevin Thomas) that really used the workout to catapult himself, according to my sources.

Stars shine bright at USC’s pro day

Click on the photo to view the USC pro day gallery.

LA native Johnson wants an NFL team to move back

MOBILE Ala. — Talk of a potential NFL team relocating to Los Angeles has picked up steam in recent weeks. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reported recently that ‘It will happen at some point’ and that he expects it to be sooner, rather than later. Well, count USC RB Stafon Johnson as one who would like to see it happen. “I feel great (about that happening),” said Johnson. “I hope I can get back there with them!” Johnson was born and raised in Los Angeles, before going to play for his hometown school. He was only six years old when the Rams and Raiders both left Los Angeles. – Jason Feller

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