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?
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Posted: Friday, March 29th, 2013 | Gil Brandt Tags: 2013 pro days, Jawanza Starling, Khaled Holmes, Matt Barkley, Nickell Robey, Robert Woods, Southern California, T.J. McDonald, University of Southern California, USC
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.
The highly anticipated on-campus workout of USC quarterback Matt Barkley finally took place on Wednesday.
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.
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.
With the 76th NFL draft in the books, it gives us one more chance to argue which schools are true “football factories.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 | Gil Brandt Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Alex Parsons, Anthony McCoy, Charles Brown, Damian Williams, Jeff Byers, Joe McKnight, Josh Pinkard, Kevin Thomas, Nick Howell, Stafon Johnson, Taylor Mays, USC, USC Pro Day, Will Harris
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.
Click on the photo to view the USC pro day gallery.
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