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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee safety Eric Berry suffered what has been initially diagnosed as a left big toe sprain that cut short his workout at the school’s pro day Wednesday.

After planting to run forward during a back-peddle, Berry pulled up, holding up his left foot. It was just his second repetition of the only drill he participated in during the workouts.

I watched Berry walk into the training room, where he was tended to by several trainers. He was eventually prescribed 30 minutes of ice and told to stay off his injured foot.

Berry is widely considered to be the top defensive back available in the draft. I’ll have another report later in the day on what goes down during the workouts.
Originally posted by jreff22:
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee safety Eric Berry suffered what has been initially diagnosed as a left big toe sprain that cut short his workout at the school’s pro day Wednesday.

After planting to run forward during a back-peddle, Berry pulled up, holding up his left foot. It was just his second repetition of the only drill he participated in during the workouts.

I watched Berry walk into the training room, where he was tended to by several trainers. He was eventually prescribed 30 minutes of ice and told to stay off his injured foot.

Berry is widely considered to be the top defensive back available in the draft. I’ll have another report later in the day on what goes down during the workouts.

That really sucks.
can that drop him to 13? i doubt it
The Singletary Scouting Tour stopped at FSU today

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While players’ weight may fluctuate from the NFL Scouting Combine to their pro day, it is rare that it changes significantly. Florida State’s Dekoda Watson, however, defies the norm. He checked in at 240 pounds at the combine, but dropped all the way to 226 pounds Florida State’s pro day.

The weight loss resulted in a much faster time in the 40-yard dash. He ran the 40 in 4.46 and 4.40 seconds at the pro day, after posting a mark of 4.56 seconds at the combine. He also flashed impressive quickness, completing the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds.

Several high-profile coaches were in attendance to watch Watson and 16 others at Florida State’s pro day on Thursday. Niners coach Mike Singletary, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison were among the 25 team representatives on hand to watch the players work out outdoors on FieldTurf.

The other primary prospects they came to see work out was CB Patrick Robinson (5-foot-11 7/8, 190). S Myron Rolle did not work out, and will hold his own private workout at a date and sight to be determined.

Robinson, meanwhile, showed why he has first-round potential, running the 40 in 4.44 and 4.40 seconds, posting a 4.29-second short shuttle and doing the three-cone drill in 6.89 seconds.
There is no way around it: Size matters in the NFL. That said, every so often a player outside the normal physical parameters is able to defy the odds and make his way to the NFL.

Georgia LB Rennie Curran (5-foot-10 5/8, 229 pounds) is trying to become the next prospect to do just that. Vikings Director of College Scouting Scott Studwell spent a significant amount of time working him out at Georgia’s pro day on March 16, and he is trying to prove to scouts his athletic ability and instincts outweigh his diminutive stature.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.73 seconds, had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 4-inch broad jump, a 4.40-second short shuttle, a 7.34-second three-cone drill and did 27 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. Those numbers are comparable to the better linebackers in the draft.

In all, 26 team representatives, including three defensive line coaches, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and Falcons coach Mike Smith, were on hand to watch prospects work out outdoors on FieldTurf. Georgia only allowed the players to run with the wind.

Here is a look at how the four other noteworthy players performed:

DT Geno Atkins (6-1, 293), stood on everything from the combine, and did position drills.

S Reshad Jones (6-0 1/8, 209) ran a 4.53 and 4.47 in the 40, did 22 bench press reps and did position workouts.

DT Jeff Owens (6-1, 300) ran a 4.95 and 4.94 in the 40, had a 9-2 broad jump and a 4.68 short shuttle.

CB Prince Miller (5-8 3/8, 192) ran 4.39 and 4.43 in the 40, had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-8 broad jump, a 4.15 short shuttle, a 6.74 three-cone drill and did 22 bench press reps. He looked really good.
There is a growing belief that wide receiver Dez Bryant, widely recognized as a top ten athlete, is slipping down draft boards.

The Cowboys might be hearing the same thing. They've scheduled the talented, but troubled for a private visit.

The Cowboys, at first glance, would initially seem like an odd fit for Bryant. Dallas, after all, currently owns the 27th pick of the draft and feature a talented receiving corps of Miles Austin, Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton.

Should Bryant fall into Dallas' lap, however, the All-American might be too splashy of a pick for Jerry Jones to pass up.

This was precisely the predicament that I and several members of the USA Today Sports Weekly crew found ourselves in when projecting a two round mock draft this morning.

I'm not at liberty to say if Dez Bryant was our pick for the Dallas Cowboys. The Sports Weekly Draft Preview will be on newstands soon.
Originally posted by jreff22:
There is no way around it: Size matters in the NFL. That said, every so often a player outside the normal physical parameters is able to defy the odds and make his way to the NFL.

Georgia LB Rennie Curran (5-foot-10 5/8, 229 pounds) is trying to become the next prospect to do just that. Vikings Director of College Scouting Scott Studwell spent a significant amount of time working him out at Georgia’s pro day on March 16, and he is trying to prove to scouts his athletic ability and instincts outweigh his diminutive stature.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.73 seconds, had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 4-inch broad jump, a 4.40-second short shuttle, a 7.34-second three-cone drill and did 27 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. Those numbers are comparable to the better linebackers in the draft.

In all, 26 team representatives, including three defensive line coaches, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and Falcons coach Mike Smith, were on hand to watch prospects work out outdoors on FieldTurf. Georgia only allowed the players to run with the wind.

Here is a look at how the four other noteworthy players performed:

DT Geno Atkins (6-1, 293), stood on everything from the combine, and did position drills.

S Reshad Jones (6-0 1/8, 209) ran a 4.53 and 4.47 in the 40, did 22 bench press reps and did position workouts.

DT Jeff Owens (6-1, 300) ran a 4.95 and 4.94 in the 40, had a 9-2 broad jump and a 4.68 short shuttle.

CB Prince Miller (5-8 3/8, 192) ran 4.39 and 4.43 in the 40, had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-8 broad jump, a 4.15 short shuttle, a 6.74 three-cone drill and did 22 bench press reps. He looked really good.

Hey Georgia, scouts will be adjusting those 40's due to you allowing the prospects to only run with the wind. Just sayin'
Originally posted by jreff22:
There is a growing belief that wide receiver Dez Bryant, widely recognized as a top ten athlete, is slipping down draft boards.

The Cowboys might be hearing the same thing. They've scheduled the talented, but troubled for a private visit.

The Cowboys, at first glance, would initially seem like an odd fit for Bryant. Dallas, after all, currently owns the 27th pick of the draft and feature a talented receiving corps of Miles Austin, Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton.

Should Bryant fall into Dallas' lap, however, the All-American might be too splashy of a pick for Jerry Jones to pass up.

This was precisely the predicament that I and several members of the USA Today Sports Weekly crew found ourselves in when projecting a two round mock draft this morning.

I'm not at liberty to say if Dez Bryant was our pick for the Dallas Cowboys. The Sports Weekly Draft Preview will be on newstands soon.

Crayton is terrible. Fans hate him and want him out. Bryant would almost assuredly be the pick if he's there -- pending some unknown issue that causes a catastrophic slide.
Originally posted by jreff22:
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee safety Eric Berry suffered what has been initially diagnosed as a left big toe sprain that cut short his workout at the school’s pro day Wednesday.

After planting to run forward during a back-peddle, Berry pulled up, holding up his left foot. It was just his second repetition of the only drill he participated in during the workouts.

I watched Berry walk into the training room, where he was tended to by several trainers. He was eventually prescribed 30 minutes of ice and told to stay off his injured foot.

Berry is widely considered to be the top defensive back available in the draft. I’ll have another report later in the day on what goes down during the workouts.

I heard it is serious . Who needs a GM when Berry drops to #13
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Originally posted by jreff22:
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee safety Eric Berry suffered what has been initially diagnosed as a left big toe sprain that cut short his workout at the school’s pro day Wednesday.

After planting to run forward during a back-peddle, Berry pulled up, holding up his left foot. It was just his second repetition of the only drill he participated in during the workouts.

I watched Berry walk into the training room, where he was tended to by several trainers. He was eventually prescribed 30 minutes of ice and told to stay off his injured foot.

Berry is widely considered to be the top defensive back available in the draft. I’ll have another report later in the day on what goes down during the workouts.

Another kind of like Michael Crabree situation?
Eric Berry a niner?
[ Edited by ImaMod on Mar 20, 2010 at 9:12 PM ]
Hillsdale’s pro day is not usually a hot spot for pro scouts, but this year is different. OT Jared Veldheer has emerged as a good prospect, and is generating plenty of interest.

He had outstanding workout numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, finishing among the top offensive line performers in the 40-yard dash, the bench press, the vertical jump, the broad jump, the three-cone drill and the short shuttle.

He stood on those numbers at Hillsdale’s pro day, but did position drills. Offensive line coaches from Seattle and Baltimore were on hand to see him, and he has more workouts planned with the Chiefs, Rams, Eagles and Raiders. The pro day was held outdoors on grass in front of nine team representatives with great weather conditions (55 degrees, sunny, no wind).

How did such a physically impressive prospect end up at Hillsdale you ask?

Well, his brother played basketball at Hillsdale, and in February of his senior year in high school he accepted a football scholarship to join his brother.

While Veldheer was the headliner, there was another notable prospect at Hillsdale’s pro day. DL Drew Berube (6-4 1/2, 266) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.08 and 5.09 seconds, had a 27-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 8-inch broad jump, a 4.54-second short shuttle, a 6.96-second three-cone drill and did 17 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. He has a visit scheduled with an undisclosed team.
Rutgers OT Anthony Davis, who is projected to go in the top 10 by NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan and Bucky Brooks, will perform in a private workout on Tuesday, March 30 at the practice bubble on campus.

His agent, Sunny Shah, tells me Anthony will be available for positional drills, measurements and one-on-one meetings.

He was unable to work out at the Scarlet Knights’ pro day on March 10 due to a stomach virus.
Penn State’s pro day speaks for itself. A number of highly touted prospects worked out, and most of them posted outstanding numbers. The March 17 event was held indoors on FieldTurf in front of 25 team representatives.

Both of the 40-yard dashes were run in the same direction, and some eye-opening times were recorded.

Here is a look at the top players who participated:

LB Navorro Bowman (6-foot 5/8, 236 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 and 4.66 seconds, had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 9-inch broad jump, a 4.20-second short shuttle, a 6.70-second three-cone drill and did position workouts.

QB Daryll Clark (6-2 1/4, 235) ran the 40 in 4.72 and 4.76 seconds, had a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 8-inch broad jump, a 4.28 short shuttle, a 6.97 three-cone drill and did position workouts.

DT Jared Odrick (6-5, 298) ran 5.03 and 4.95 in the 40, had a 29-inch vertical jump, a 4.44 short shuttle and stayed with the rest of his workout numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He had 34-inch arms and did position workouts.

TE Andrew Quarless (6-4 1/2, 252) ran 4.57 and 4.57 in the 40, had a 9-11 broad jump, a 4.57 short shuttle and a 7.29 three-cone drill. He did not lift.

TE Mickey Shuler (6-4 1/8, 251) ran a 4.63 and 4.66 in the 40, had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-11 broad jump, a 4.25 short shuttle, a 6.77 three-cone drill and did 28 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds.

LB Sean Lee (6-2, 239) ran 4.60 and 4.64 in the 40, had a 4.16 short shuttle, a 6.89 three-cone drill and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.

LB Josh Hull (6-2 7/8, 236) ran a 4.76 and 4.81 in the 40, had a 32-inch vertical jump, a 9-9 broad jump and a 6.73 three-cone drill.

OT Dennis Landolt (6-4 5/8, 306) ran a 5.01 and 5.03 in the 40, had a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-1 broad jump, a 4.46 short shuttle, a 7.49 three-cone drill and 24 bench press reps.
Ole Miss began the 2009 season ranked in the top 10 and harboring thoughts of a national championship. The Rebels rose as high as No. 4 in the polls, before everything came crashing down with a 16-10 loss to South Carolina in their third game.

Despite a somewhat disappointing year in which Ole Miss finished 9-4 and ranked outside the top 15 in both polls, there are still several talented Rebels from that team generating interest in this year’s draft class.

They were on display at Mississippi’s pro day on Tuesday. All 32 teams had representatives in attendance to watch a total of 22 players work out indoors on FieldTurf.

Here are the most noteworthy prospects:

DE Greg Hardy (6-foot-4, 277 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.80 and 4.79 seconds, had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.64-second short shuttle, a 7.13-second three-cone drill and did position drills. Hardy is still working his way back from the wrist injury that ended his 2009 season in November, and did not bench press for that reason.

QB Jevan Snead (6-3, 223) stood on all of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine and just did passing drills. Former NFL QB Jerry Rhome ran the drills and told me that Snead missed on only two of his 42 attempts.

OT John Jerry (6-5, 335) did 31 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds and did position drills.

RB Dexter McCluster (5-8 1/2, 170) ran 4.44 and 4.45 in the 40 and had a 6.73 three-cone drill.

WR Shay Hodge (6-1 1/2, 214) ran 4.55 and 4.58 in the 40, had a 33-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump.

S Kendrick Lewis (5-11 5/8, 194) ran 4.65 and 4.69 in the 40, had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.48 short.

CB Marshay Green (5-8 3/4, 175) ran 4.52 and 4.59 in the 40, had a 36-inch vertical jump, a 10-3 broad jump, a 4.76 short shuttle, a 6.80 three-cone drill and 13 bench press reps.

RB Cordera Eason (5-11 1/2, 226) ran 4.56 and 4.49 in the 40, had a 32-inch vertical jump, a 10-8 broad jump, a 4.55 short shuttle, a 7.32 three-cone drill and 21 bench press reps.

Mississippi college QB Adam Shaffer (6-0 7/8, 223) was one of 11 prospects from smaller schools to work out and has the most promise. He ran the 40 in 4.95 and 4.96, had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-2 broad jump, a 4.65 short shuttle, a 7.85 three-cone drill and did not lift. He throws the ball well.
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