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Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by ghostrider:
^^Keep in mind that we drafted a TE 6th overall.

I think teams would be willing to pay if they believe the prospect will be an elite player and more so than the other available options. I'm sure most teams in the league wouldn't hesitate too much to pay Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu that kind of money.

Couldn't agree more but Reed is a proven commodity.....at this point Berry isn't.

Well, obviously. But the point is if a team thought he could play at the level of Reed or Polamalu, they wouldn't hesitate much to make the pick. We obviously thought highly enough of Vernon to make a TE the 6th overall pick and pay him all of that money.

[ Edited by ghostrider on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:23:59 ]
Originally posted by ghostrider:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by ghostrider:
^^Keep in mind that we drafted a TE 6th overall.

I think teams would be willing to pay if they believe the prospect will be an elite player and more so than the other available options. I'm sure most teams in the league wouldn't hesitate too much to pay Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu that kind of money.

Couldn't agree more but Reed is a proven commodity.....at this point Berry isn't.

Well, obviously. But the point is if a team thought he could play at the level of Reed or Polamalu, they wouldn't hesitate much to make the pick. We obviously thought highly enough of Vernon to make a TE the 6th overall pick and pay him all of that money.

I get the point on his potential but up until the past season most had Vernon as a minor bust. I think Berry is a sure thing this year but weirder s**t has happened.
Oklahoma State’s Cox holds private workout for scouts

Posted: April 3rd, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: Oklahoma State, Perrish Cox

Oklahoma State CB Perrish Cox held a private workout for NFL scouts on March 30 in Waco, Texas, at Waco High School.

Cox didn’t run drills at Oklahoma State’s pro day on March 10 because he wasn’t invited. He was told by school officials that he wasn’t welcome to work out in Stillwater after he was suspended from the Cotton Bowl for violating team rules.

Cox (5-11 1/2, 191) worked out on FieldTurf in ideal conditions — except for the 10-15 mph wind. He ran a 4.20-second short shuttle, a 6.82 three-cone drill and ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash with the wind and 4.63-seconds against the wind. He also did position drills.
There was a time when SMU produced NFL talent with regularity. While that has waned in recent years, it appears the NFL is taking a closer look again fresh off the university’s first bowl game in 25 years.

Seventeen teams were represented at SMU’s pro day, including Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach Steve Hoffman, Cleveland Browns WR coach George McDonald and Eagles RB coach Ted Williams.

There were 10 prospects at the workout, five from SMU and a combination of five from small schools and former players. It took place outdoors on FieldTurf with a pretty good wind.

Notable prospects:

WR Emmanuel Sanders (5-foot-10 3/4, 181 pounds) stood on his 40-yard dash times from the NFL Scouting Combine. He posted a 39-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jumped. Sanders looked really good in receiving drills and is also an option in the return game.

RB Shawnbrey McNeal (5-8 3/4, 189) ran the 40 in 4.70 seconds against the wind and 4.48 with the wind. He posted a 33-inch vertical, a 4.50-second short shuttle and a 7.24-second three-cone drill. McNeal caught the ball well on a straight line, but had a hard time when he had to make moves.

Texas State QB Bradley George (6-5 1/4, 228) was the passer. He didn’t run after running at Texas State. He posted a 31-inch vertical, a 9-7 broad jump, a 4.26 short shuttle and a 7.08 three-cone drill.
A pair of Pirates defensive linemen are quickly moving up draft boards. The best indication of defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Jay Ross‘ rising stature may be that 10 defensive line coaches were among the 31 team representatives in attendance at East Carolina’s pro day on March 25.

Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes ran the drills, and Joseph and Ross also worked out for the Eagles individually on Wednesday.

The pro day, which took place outdoors on grass in slightly windy conditions, featured five notable prospects.

Joseph (6-foot-4 1/4, 319 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.93 seconds with the wind, 5.16 seconds against the wind, had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 6-inch broad jump, a 4.52-second short shuttle, a 7.62-second three-cone drill and stood on his bench press number from the NFL Scouting Combine. He was very good in drills.

Ross (6-2 7/8, 302) ran the 40 in 4.99 seconds with the wind, 5.16 seconds against the wind, had an 8-1 broad jump, a 4.56 short shuttle, a 7.67 three-cone drill and was outstanding in drills.
A.J. Jackson, a wide receiver from California University of Pennsylvania, stole the show at the University of Pennsylvania’s pro day on March 31st.

Jackson (6-1 1/4, 236) did a good job in drills catching passes from a San Francisco 49ers scout and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75-seconds against the wind and 4.68 with the wind, had a 35-inch vertical leap, 10-foot broad jump, 4.33-second short shuttle, 7.11 three-cone drill and completed 17 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds.

Jackson, along with six players from small local schools and three from Penn, were evaluated by scouts from eight teams outdoors on FieldTurf.

Another notable prospect:

Penn linebacker/special teamer Jake Lewko (6-0 3/4 232) ran 4.81 against the wind and 4.78 with the wind in the 40, had a 30.5-inch vertical leap, a 9-5 broad jump, a 4.37 short shuttle, 7.26 three-cone drill, completed 22 bench press reps and did a position workout.
Building momentum up to draft day is one of the key ingredients savvy agents and talented players often use to earn high selections. Though NFL teams have been tirelessly working on their draft boards over the past month, several players each year often get "bumped" at the last minute due to impressive workouts, interviews or just creating a general "buzz."

These five players I've listed below:

Quarterback Tim Tebow, Florida: You've heard or read the talk everywhere about his rising up draft boards and my sources are confirming the same thing. Tebow is dazzling coaches in interviews, leading some scouts -- who try to show coaches Tebow's flawed film -- frustrated with how quickly and high the former Heisman winner is being moved up the board. According to sources, Tebow is a virtual lock to be off the board by the mid second round and is gaining momentum as a late first round pick.

Defensive Tackle Linval Joseph, East Carolina: Overshadowed a bit at ECU by DE CJ Wilson and DT Jay Ross, Joseph is the one that has the most interesting blend of NFL size (6-5, 328) and athleticism. Scouts would like to see him put it all together and be a more consistent player, but his tools have some clubs talking about him as a potential 2nd round prospect.

Cornerback Alterran Verner, UCLA: Verner can thank gutty, undersized corners like Christopher Owens (3rd round pick by Atlanta in 2009) for his rise up the board. Like Owens, Verner isn't a blazer, but he's highly competitive and has been a consistent standout throughout his career. Scouts are characterizing him as one of the safer cornerbacks in the class and feel that he could earn a similar selection as Owens, who started six games for the Falcons as a rookie.

Cornerback Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt: Following his solid Pro Day performance March 20, I touted Lewis as one of the more underrated defensive backs in the 2010 draft and scouts are telling me that we're still ranking him too low. Lewis starred at cornerback for the Commodores and some teams believe he has the agility to remain at this position in the NFL despite measuring in at 6-2, 203 pounds. We currently have Lewis rated as a free safety and a 4th-5th round pick, but I've spoken to clubs that feel he'll be off the board in the 3rd.

FS Robert Johnson, Utah: Despite not getting invited to the Combine, Johnson is one of the fastest rising names in the draft. He measured in heavier than scouts expected at his Pro Day (6-2, 203 pounds) and turned in blazing times in the short shuttle and 3-cone drills. In fact, his 4.06 second short shuttle and 6.56 second 3-cone times were faster than those recorded by any safety in Indianapolis. A natural ballhawk with 13 interceptions over the past three seasons, Johnson has visited or been privately worked out by a half-dozen teams.
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Thanks for the updates jreff22, very solid info!!!
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Thanks for the updates jreff22, very solid info!!!

Yes. Thanks!
Florida DE Jermaine Cunningham, who missed the combine and the Gators’ pro day due to a shoulder injury, worked out for scouts at the school’s practice field on April 7.

A total of 12 teams were in attendance, including positional coaches from the Ravens, Buccaneers, Rams, Dolphins, Steelers and Vikings.

Cunningham (6-foot-3 3/8, 268 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.89 and 4.99, but fell at the end of the second attempt and seemed a little off the rest of the workout.

He finished with a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump. He kept his short shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press numbers from the combine.

Also in Florida yesterday, Florida State safety Myron Rolle worked out in Orlando after choosing not to work out at Florida State’s pro day on March 19.

Rolle ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 and 4.66 seconds. He kept the rest of his numbers from the combine, which included 21 bench press repititions at 225 pounds — good for sixth best among all safeties at the combine.

A year removed from his playing career at Florida State, Rolle chose to bypass last year’s draft for a chance to accept a Rhodes Scholarship and study at Oxford in England.

He was productive during his college career, however, finishing with 7.5 tackles for loss, 12 passes defensed, one forced fumble and an interception.
When it comes to first-round prospects, pro days usually serve to solidify what scouts already know. There has been so much talk, so much tape, combine evaluations, meetings, that pro days are generally just one small sample of years of evaluation.

But in the case of someone like South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who has played just one season in a major college program, a pro day workout such as the one he attended at South Florida on March 30 becomes even more important. Pierre-Paul’s experience at the Division I level is limited to just eight games, but his long body (his arms measure at 34 3/8 inches) and impressive skill set have most forecasters picking him to go in the early first round.

My sources tell me that Pierre-Paul (6-foot-4 5/5, 266 pounds) worked out in front of representatives from all 32 teams outdoors on grass along with 14 teammates at South Florida’s pro day.

While Pierre-Paul kept his 40 times, short shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, he did post an impressive 31.5-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 9-inch broad jump. Afterwards, he did position workouts with coaches from the Bengals, Saints, and Panthers.

Other notable South Florida players that worked out:

DE George Selvie (6-4 5/8, 253) ran a 4.90-second 40-yard dash with the wind and a 4.99 against the wind. He did position drills and kept the rest of his numbers from the combine.

ILB Kion Wilson (6-foot 1/4, 235) ran a 4.84 40 with the wind and a 4.93 against the wind. He ran a 4.51-second short shuttle and a 7.47-second three-cone drill. He kept the rest of his numbers from the combine and did position workouts with Joe Baker, the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR Carlton Mitchell (6-2 3/4, 212) ran a 4.46 40 with the wind and 4.53 against and a 4.42-second short shuttle while keeping the rest of his numbers from the combine. Mitchell reportedly had an excellent workout that may have helped to elevate him into the third round of the draft.

CB/KR Jerome Murphy (6-foot 1/4, 196) ran a 4.51 40-yard dash with the wind, but pulled his hamstring in the process. Murphy stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.

S Nate Allen (6-foot 3/8, 205) could not run the 40-yard dash due to a right quadriceps strain. He was able to do some other drills, including a 34.5-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 6-inch broad jump, 4.30 short shuttle and 6.96 three-cone drill.
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen threw for scouts Friday morning in South Bend, easing concerns about his surgically repaired toe.
According to scouts in attendance, Clausen "looked pretty good," driving the ball on intermediate routes and completing 57 of 59 passes overall. His two incompletions come on long balls in which he overthrew his receiver.

Like Sam Bradford's Pro Day, Clausen's workout was scripted. He took 3, 5 and 7 steps drops, though he did not attempt any bootlegs or perform in the 40-yard dash due to the fact that he is still recovering from the injury. Afterwards he described himself as "75-80%" of his normal self. Clausen has only recently been able to throw and fully workout following his surgery, January 5. Due to the surgery, Clausen was unable to workout for scouts at the Combine or in Notre Dame's first Pro Day. Clausen will be traveling to Indianapolis for a medical re-check, but afterwards has visits and private workouts lined up with several clubs, including the St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills.

Clausen threw to four former Notre Dame receivers: Golden Tate, James Aldridge, Robby Parris and David Grimes.

There were 16 teams represented Friday. Among the heavy hitters in attendance at Clausen's Pro Day were St. Louis general manager Billy Devaney, head coach Steve Spagnuolo, Buffalo general manager Buddy Nix, and Seattle offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen threw for scouts Friday morning in South Bend, easing concerns about his surgically repaired toe.
According to scouts in attendance, Clausen "looked pretty good," driving the ball on intermediate routes and completing 57 of 59 passes overall. His two incompletions come on long balls in which he overthrew his receiver.

Like Sam Bradford's Pro Day, Clausen's workout was scripted. He took 3, 5 and 7 steps drops, though he did not attempt any bootlegs or perform in the 40-yard dash due to the fact that he is still recovering from the injury. Afterwards he described himself as "75-80%" of his normal self. Clausen has only recently been able to throw and fully workout following his surgery, January 5. Due to the surgery, Clausen was unable to workout for scouts at the Combine or in Notre Dame's first Pro Day. Clausen will be traveling to Indianapolis for a medical re-check, but afterwards has visits and private workouts lined up with several clubs, including the St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills.

Clausen threw to four former Notre Dame receivers: Golden Tate, James Aldridge, Robby Parris and David Grimes.

There were 16 teams represented Friday. Among the heavy hitters in attendance at Clausen's Pro Day were St. Louis general manager Billy Devaney, head coach Steve Spagnuolo, Buffalo general manager Buddy Nix, and Seattle offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.

"Clausen, who left Notre Dame after his junior season and was unable to work out until now due to his toe injury, went directly from his pro day workout into a three-hour private workout for the Seattle Seahawks, who were represented Friday by offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and quarterback coach Jedd Fisch. Clausen was scheduled to fly to Buffalo for a visit with the Bills after Friday’s workout."
--NFL.com

Even after Whitehurst? Man, this is going to be one interesting top 10!
NFL | Simonds receiving interest
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Bo Marchionte, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Colgate WR Pat Simondsworked out for the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Simonds is also scheduled to visit with the Arizona Cardinals.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?all=1#ixzz0kdLBqRqz

I have no idea who this guy is.
Originally posted by ninertico:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen threw for scouts Friday morning in South Bend, easing concerns about his surgically repaired toe.
According to scouts in attendance, Clausen "looked pretty good," driving the ball on intermediate routes and completing 57 of 59 passes overall. His two incompletions come on long balls in which he overthrew his receiver.

Like Sam Bradford's Pro Day, Clausen's workout was scripted. He took 3, 5 and 7 steps drops, though he did not attempt any bootlegs or perform in the 40-yard dash due to the fact that he is still recovering from the injury. Afterwards he described himself as "75-80%" of his normal self. Clausen has only recently been able to throw and fully workout following his surgery, January 5. Due to the surgery, Clausen was unable to workout for scouts at the Combine or in Notre Dame's first Pro Day. Clausen will be traveling to Indianapolis for a medical re-check, but afterwards has visits and private workouts lined up with several clubs, including the St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills.

Clausen threw to four former Notre Dame receivers: Golden Tate, James Aldridge, Robby Parris and David Grimes.

There were 16 teams represented Friday. Among the heavy hitters in attendance at Clausen's Pro Day were St. Louis general manager Billy Devaney, head coach Steve Spagnuolo, Buffalo general manager Buddy Nix, and Seattle offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.

"Clausen, who left Notre Dame after his junior season and was unable to work out until now due to his toe injury, went directly from his pro day workout into a three-hour private workout for the Seattle Seahawks, who were represented Friday by offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and quarterback coach Jedd Fisch. Clausen was scheduled to fly to Buffalo for a visit with the Bills after Friday’s workout."
--NFL.com

Even after Whitehurst? Man, this is going to be one interesting top 10!

Somebody saw this coming