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2011 NFL Combine : Defensive Backs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Patrick Peterson NFL Draft

Patrick Peterson showed everyone exactly what all the fuss was about.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

As the 2011 NFL Combine came to a close today the Cornerbacks shined while the safeties… well the cornerbacks shined!

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2011 NFL Combine: Defense Day 1

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Sam Acho NFL Combine

Sam Acho impressed with his speed and agility on Monday.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

The third day of the NFL combine put the defensive line and linebackers out on display. The 2011 defensive line class came out strong, impressing with athleticism, strength and size. It’s a good year for teams with needs along the line, regardless of whether they’re lining up in the 3-4 or 4-3.

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2011 NFL Combine: Offense

Sunday, February 27th, 2011
DeMarco Murray NFL Combine

Running back DeMarco Murray had a big day at the 2011 NFL Combine.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

With the offensive half of the NFL Combine down, it’s time to break down some of the notable performances from the first two days.

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2011 NFL Combine Thoughts

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Tom Brady NFL Combine

The look of a champion.

Ah, the glorified meat-market that is the NFL Combine. Where hype springs eternal, and common sense goes to die. There will be 4.3′s and 4.5′s. There will be verticals jumped, cones ran, and pads smacked.

After all is said and done though, the most important part of the combine might be done with a tape measure and a voice recorder.

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2010 NFL Combine Performances

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

NFLDratUpdates.com is doing a great job putting together a list of times, measurements, and reactions for the top prospects at each position. They are being updated a couple of times per day.

2010 NFL Combine Performances: OT

2010 NFL Combine Performances: TE

2010 NFL Combine Performances: RB

2010 NFL Combine Performances: QB

2010 NFL Combine Performances: WR

2010 NFL Combine Performances: DL/DE

2010 NFL Combine Performances: LB

2010 NFL Combine Performances: CB


2010 NFL Combine Performances: S


2010 NFL Combine Viewing Schedule

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

For all you NFL Combine and NFL Network fans, here is the schedule for all NFL Combine related viewing.

Thursday, February 25

2:30 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences (HD)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)

Friday, February 26
2:30 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences (HD)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)

8:00 PM – 2010 Senior Bowl (HD)

Saturday, February 27
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Kickers, Offensive Linemen, Tight Ends (HD)
2:00 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences (HD)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)

Sunday, February 28
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs (HD)
2:00 PM – Workouts: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs extended coverage

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)

Monday, March 1
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Linebackers, Defensive Line (HD)

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access at the Scouting Combine (HD)

Tuesday, March 2
10:00 AM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Coverage
11:00 AM – Workouts: Defensive Backs (HD)

Wednesday, March 3
8:00 PM – 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap-Up Show (HD)


Travelle Gaines: The Combine Whisperer

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Performance Gaines, a performance training company founded by Travelle Gaines, has a simple motto: Rise To The Challenge. Each year, Gaines has a score or so of potential NFL Draft picks descend to his training area. Each comes with a similar motto: Rise To The Top (of the NFL Draft).

Each year, his clients perform at or near the top of their positional groupings at the NFL Combine. His clients this year include Stafon Johnson, Dominique Franks, Ed Dickson, Perrish Cox, Brian Price, Ryan Matthews, and Reshad Jones.

Travelle was kind enough to chat with a bit about what it takes to get someone ready for the NFL Combine.

How long have you been training NFL Football Players?
Four years. (Editor’s note: Travelle is a Louisiana native that attended San Jose State university before working with the LSU Tigers and Jacksonville Jaguars)

When getting players ready for the NFL Combine, do you ever try and make the cross-over to game-related skills, or is it 100% combine based?
Game related skills.

When an athlete like Chris Johnson or Reggie Bush, both clients of yours, walks in that door, do you ever wonder to yourself, “How am I going to make HIM better?”
No, because there is a plan of action for every athlete that walks in the door. Everyone can always get better.

What event is your specialty — where do your clients see the most growth?
I think I have improvement in growth in all categories. It really goes on a player by player basis.

What are a few of the specific drills or workouts that you employ to take a guy from 4.6 to 4.4?
We have them do over speed training to help with their stride frequency and sprints over mini hurdles to help with their stride length.

The forty-yard dash gets all the press, but what event at the combine do you feel is the truest test of a player’s athleticism?
The 3 cone drill because it displays a player’s athleticism by showing their linear and change of direction speed.

Any combine predictions for your clients this year?
Ryan Matthews, Reshad Jones and Brian Price will have a really great combine.

What sort of advice do you have for the arm-chair scouts out there – what should they be noticing during the NFL Combine drills?
The arm-chair scouts should be noticing the “diamond in the rough” type kids. They should notice they kids that test well across the board.




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