Much of the de-emphasis on the RB position every year when the Draft rolls around, at least in recent history, is due in large part to the current pro emphasis on passing attacks. But there are some other major factors in play. With the seeming “equal” ability of more players these days chances of grabbing a good RB… Read More »
Baylor BBaller to enter draft … Interesting story at Baylor where star basketball junior power forward Rico Gathers has confirmed that he has decided decided to enter the 2016 NFL draft as an underclassman. The 6-8, 275-pound Gathers, who projects to play TE in the NFL, although some teams may also want to get a look at him… Read More »
Record-setting 40 in regional combine … The NFL is still buzzing this morning about the 4.19 40 that Cumberlands’ WR Wendell Williams reportedly ran at the regional combine in Minneapolis yesterday. If true, that broke – well actually shattered – the existing 40-record of 4.24 that was established by Chris Johnson several years ago. Unfortunately we may never… Read More »
Clock issues continue: Hargreaves who was originally credited with a 4.52 has now been credited with a 4.41 unofficial time which is obviously a much better time for him.
Alabama guys up with DE/DT/5T Jarran Reed clocking a slowish 5.21 with a sluggish 1.84 split, while A’Shawn Robinson was almost the same at 5.20 and 1,84. In between Texas junior DT Hassan Ridgeway turned some heads with a 5.02 40 with a quick 1.72 split.
Real quick start for PSU DE Carl Nassib with a 1.63 10-yard split with a sort of okay for 5T DE 4.84 full clocking.
Not a great day time for Joey Bosa who had a quick enough split at 1.69 seconds but finished in 4.89. Same story for DeForest Buckner who runs a 5.06 with a 1,78 split.
The combine has posted the official 40 times for RBs which confirms that Georgia’s Keith Marshall had the fastest time at a very quick 4.31. Marshall, in fact, was the only back to break the 4.4 mark as San Jose State’s Tyler Ervin had the next best time at 4.41. Among the top backs, Ohio State’s Zeke Elliott… Read More »
Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil will not run today but will participate in positional drills
Nice run by Alabama C Ryan Kelly as he posts unofficial 5.05 40 with a 1.78 10-yard split.
The first group of offensive linemen have pretty much completed their 40-yard lumbers. The top unofficial times in the first group were posted by former UCLA Bruins Caleb Benenoch (4.97) and C Jake Brendel (4.99) along with Michigan State OT Jack Conklin (4.98). Other pretty good times from C Graham Glasgow (5.09), OT Darrell Greene (5.13), OT Le’Raven… Read More »
Bench press results for OL kind of average … The offensive linemen, who get ready to run at the combine in just a few moments, were also the first group to do the bench press yesterday but the results were kind of ‘meh’. Arizona State OG Christian Westerman topped the field with 34 reps at 225 pounds, and… Read More »
Big uglies to get lumbering … The NFL’s annual scouting combine really gets down to business this morning as the offensive linemen and RBs will hit the field for their on-field testing, including running the 40, as well as positional drills. The NFL Network will be providing coverage all day beginning at 9 AM ET. We’ll also be… Read More »
Random combine thoughts … With the first day of the 2016 scouting combine in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette weighs in with some random thoughts on what he’s hearing and seeing in Indianapolis.
Who’s hot; who’s not … With the scouting combine now nicely underway in Indianapolis, here are some passing thoughts on what we have been picking up in terms of some of the players who are hot in this year’s draft class and some who are not in a special edition of the combine Scouts Notebook. The GBN Big… Read More »
With the scouting combine now nicely underway in Indianapolis, here are some passing thoughts on what we have been picking up in terms of some of the players who are hot in this year’s draft class and some who are not …. It does not appear at this time as if there is a true consensus #1 top… Read More »
Pigskin combine preview … The annual scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis tomorrow with the arrival of the offensive linemen. And our Pigskin Paul Guillemette sets up this year’s event with some preliminary thoughts on what to watch for and players to watch.
Tide QB headlines list of those not invited to the combine … Alabama QB Jake Coker, who led the Crimson Tide to the 2015 national championships back in January, heads the list of players not invited to this year’s scouting combine which gets underway on February 23rd in Indianapolis. Other well-known prospects who did not get invitations to… Read More »
Path to the draft runs through Indy … The NFL’s annual scouting combine gets underway two weeks today in Indianapolis. However, the folks who run the combine have yet to release the full list of players who will be at the combine despite the fact that their website indicated that the roster of players invited to the event… Read More »
Orange QB appeal for 6th year denied; will be in draft … Syracuse confirmed yesterday afternoon that the NCAA has denied QB Terrell Hunt’s appeal for a 6th year of eligibility after injuries ended both his 2014 and 2015 years prematurely. Hunt, a fifth-year senior, tore an Achilles tendon in the first quarter of Syracuse’s season opener this… Read More »
Senior Bowl game report: LBs and DBs … Because of the Senior Bowl rules limiting what defenses can and can’t do in the game itself, there isn’t a whole lot that one is going to learn from Saturday’s game tape about the LBs and DBs. However, one can always have observations so here goes with some passing thoughts… Read More »
by Grumpy Lindsay Because of the Senior Bowl rules limiting what defenses can and can’t do in the game itself, there isn’t a whole lot that one is going to learn from Saturday’s game tape about the LBs and DBs. However, one can always have observations so here goes with some passing thoughts on the defensive back 7… Read More »
Senior Bowl game skill position review … College all-star games are usually tough venues for the offensive skill position players. As a general rule, they don’t get many reps and for the most part are playing in unfamiliar systems. So what made this year’s Senior Bowl game somewhat unusual is that NFL personnel people saw pretty much what… Read More »
by Grumpy Lindsay Nothin’ much to see here folks … let’s just move along … College all-star games are usually tough venues for the offensive skill position players. As a general rule, they don’t get many reps and for the most part are playing in unfamiliar systems. So what made this year’s Senior Bowl game somewhat unusual is… Read More »
Senior Bowl offensive line game review … While the top story line out of last week’s Senior Bowl revolved around the number of defensive linemen, and especially the defensive tackles, who have emerged as legitimate first and second day prospects for the 2016 draft, in part as a result of their solid performances in both the practices and… Read More »