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Combine defensive line/LBs review … With all due respects to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota who put to bed many doubts with solid performances at the QB workout at the scouting combine, the ‘real’ big story out of Indianapolis was just how well the entire cadre of tweener DE/OLBs performed on Sunday. That’s one of the themes of… Read More »

Offensive line overview

Combine offensive line review … It took a day or so to pour over all the data, but here’s a quick review of the highlights and lowlights from the offensive line at this week’s combine which in the end may not have answered many questions heading toward the draft.

winston update

Passing the test … No player came into the scouting combine in Indianapolis facing more scrutiny than Florida State QB Jameis Winston. And with his combine now done it appears that Winston at least checked off all the boxes. He was upbeat and charismatic, albeit a tad inarticulate, when he met with media late last week. When asked… Read More »

Gurley injury update

Gurley injury controversy … While the healthy backs did their on-field stuff, one of the bigger stories – and maybe a non-story – was that Georgia RB Todd Gurley did not allow team doctors in Indianapolis to examine his surgically reconstructed knee. According to Dr. James Andrews, the specialist who did the surgery, though, Gurley’s medical team did… Read More »

Day two on field preview

Combine back on … The QBs are on the field for their on-field physical testing and positional drills at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. The WRs and RBs will also be on the field later today. Meanwhile, the defensive linemen and linebackers are getting weighed and measured, while the defensive backs have arrived in town and will go… Read More »

DL weighin intro

DL weigh-in highs and lows … While the offensive linemen were grabbing most of today’s combine headlines as they went through their on-field testing, their counterparts on the defensive line were being weighed and measured. We’ve got some of the highlights from today’s DL weigh-in at the Combine Blog.

Jags put for sale sign on #3 pick

Jags put for sale sign on #3 pick … At Jacksonville’s combine presser, G.M. David Caldwell indicated that the Jaguars would be open to moving down from the third pick overall at the upcoming draft especially after getting QB Blake Bortles with the 3rd pick last year. In fact, Jacksonville’s biggest needs this coming off-season are probably along… Read More »

winston shoulder

Winston to throw … Florida State QB Jameis Winston confirmed when he finally met the media this afternoon that he will indeed be throwing when the offensive skill position guys do their on-field stuff. This comes despite the on-going story that Winston has been undergoing additional medical tests after one of the combine doctors detected some weakness in… Read More »

Combine day 4

Big uglies hit field to hilite day four at combine … The NFL’s annual scouting combine really kicks into high gear this morning with the offensive linemen and TEs set to hit the field for their on-field testing and positional drills. The NFL Network will be covering the on-field activities from gavel to gavel starting at 9 AM… Read More »

Periman out of combine

UCF WR out of combine workouts … Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman, one of the hottest prospects in the 2015 draft field, will not compete in drills this weekend because of a strained hamstring.

Combine timing change

Combine to introduce live timing … Long-time combine watchers will notice one huge change in the way the 40 is presented when the offensive linemen start lumbering down the straightaway tomorrow. As reported by this CBS Sports article, in recent years every player was actually credited with two 40-times. The first was an unofficial time that was posted… Read More »

OL BP

Cane OT leads OL BP … The bench press for offensive linemen at the scouting combine in Indianapolis appears to be done. And according to numbers from NFL.com, Miami OT Ereck Flowers led the way with 37 reps, although that’s well below Stephen Paea’s all-time record of 49 reps. Flowers edged out Missouri G/T Mitch Morse who had… Read More »

OL/TE weigh ins

Measuring up: Highs; lows of offensive line weigh-in … There were some interesting results yesterday when the offensive line went through the measurement process at the scouting combine in Indianapolis with a number of the big uglies passing the eyeball test with flying colors while a number of others disappointed. Here’s a quick rundown on the winners and… Read More »

Late Wed update

Another top QB to throw … UCLA QB Brett Hundley, who is generally considered to be the #3 prospect at the position for the upcoming draft, has confirmed that he will be taking part in throwing drills when the QBs take the field for positional drills at the combine on Saturday. Fellow QBs Jameis Winston of Florida State… Read More »

QB updates

As the QB turns … Several more items of potential interest from today’s team media moments at the scouting combine in Indianapolis related to the all-important QB position and what teams might or might not be thinking about the position and the 2015 draft. Clevelkand head coach Mike Pettine, for example, revealed that he had visited with enigmatic… Read More »

Pats looking at OL

Pats getting help with OL search … Leaving no stone unturned, defending Super Bowl champion New England has again brought former offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia to Indianapolis to help them scout the position. In fact, Scarnecchia, who retired at the end of the 2013 season, will work for the Patriots on a temporary basis through the end… Read More »

Bucs decision

More on Bucs decision with top pick … A little more from Tampa Bay’s press conference earlier this this morning at which the Buccaneers’s  brass wouldn’t quite give away what the team will do with the top pick, but hinted that the slot if Florida State QB Jameis Winston’s to lose. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith went to… Read More »

Titans

Reading the Titans tea leaves … Tennessee had its combine presser earlier to date at which time G.M. Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt both added credence to the notion that the Titans are seriously considering the option of giving 2nd year Zach Mettenberger another year to prove himself while looking other positions with the #2 pick… Read More »

Combien eupdate

Top QBs to throw … On further review, multiple sources are reporting that both of this year’s top-rated QB prospects for the 2015 draft – Jameis Winston of Florida State and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota – have indicated that they will participate in the throwing drills for the position at the scouting combine on Saturday. In the past, top-rated… Read More »

Hoosier back to sit combine

Hoosier RB out of combine … Multiple sources are reporting that Indiana RB Tevin Coleman will not be able to workout at this week’s scouting combine just down the road in Indianapolis. Coleman, who rushed for over 2,000 yards in 2014 when he led the country in big-play runs, had post-season surgery on a toe issue that bothered… Read More »

Combine preview

Welcome to Indianapolis … Draft hopefuls have begun arriving in Indianapolis for the start of the NFL’s annual scouting combine on Tuesday in what is arguably the most important week of the pre-draft testing period. Just over 320 prospects will be poked and prodded, as well as tested both mentally and physically as they go through what amounts… Read More »

Hot seat in Indy

On the hot seat in Indy … When one breaks it down there are three quite distinct phases of the annual scouting community: the medical testing, the on-field physical tests and drills, including the 40, and the team interviews. Each team is allowed to host up to 60 players for a 15-minute interview. For most players, it is… Read More »

QB buzz

Who’s #1 … So far, Tampa Bay, which owns the #1 pick overall at the 2015, hasn’t given many hints as to what the franchise plans to do this year’s first first. Heck, its possible that with such an undefined draft class to date that the Buccaneers still aren’t at all sure themselves as to what direction to… Read More »

Combine overview

So where do we stand … The annual scouting report, arguably the most important single event on the draft prep calendar, is set to get underway on Wednesday in Indianapolis. And there is an awful lot of sorting out to be this week in Indianapolis as the 2015 draft remains one of the most difficult to handicap in… Read More »

Sunday morning reading

Behind closed doors at the combine … With anyone who is anyone in the NFL personnel world heading to Indianapolis this week for the annual scouting combine which signals in many ways the real start of the pre-draft process. And while the on-field drills including the 40-yard dashes get most of the media buzz, much of the real… Read More »