Posts Tagged ‘Pro Day’

Pro Day Spotlight: Clemson, Ohio State

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson

DeAndre Hopkins was among the players to watch at Clemson’s pro day. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

In NFL draft circles, March madness consists of the packed schedule of collegiate pro days that take place throughout the month where top prospects from each school showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts.

We are currently in the midst of that season, and some of the top prospects in the 2013 NFL draft have already had their chance to shine at their school’s respective pro day. Two of the biggest pro days thus far have occurred at Clemson, which included likely first-round pick wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and Ohio State, highlighted by likely first-round pick defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.

I had the chance to watch portions of Clemson’s pro day Thursday on ESPN3, and I was in Columbus for Ohio State’s pro day Friday. Which players stood out, and which players left questions unanswered going ahead to April?


Les Brown: An Unlikely Path to the NFL

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Les Brown Highland High School

Les Brown has come a long way from his days as an All-State WR at Highland High School.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Throughout all of our lives, at some point we ask, “what if?”

What if I had picked a different college? What if I didn’t blow it with that one relationship? What if I hadn’t said that one thing or done that one thing differently?

Most of us never get the opportunity to answer that question.

Les Brown does.

After choosing basketball out of high school, rather than football, Les, 24, now has the chance to rekindle that urge to put the pads back on due to some freak athleticism he showed on March 29th at the BYU Pro Day.


2012 NFL Draft: Iowa State Pro Day Report

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Leonard Johnson Pro Day

Leonard Johnson saved his NFL Draft stock today.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

There were 29 NFL teams in attendance for the Pro Day festivities in Ames, Iowa – home of the Iowa State Cyclones. There were four prospects that I checked out, each of them having something to prove.

We’ll add “official” times and some videos as soon as we are able to.


2012 NFL Draft Interview: Trenton Robinson (FS, MSU)

Friday, March 16th, 2012

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Michigan State Safety Trenton Robinson talks with NEPD’s Mike Loyko right after his pro day. Robinson is one of the most complete safeties in this draft and someone who should be on the Patriots radar.

Among the topics discussed were Robinson’s ability to be a leader on and off the field. His pro day performance, which by all accounts went very well. His versatility as a defensive back and his ability to play safety and corner back. Robinson’s stock has been rising since the Senior Bowl where he showed that he can make an impact in all facets of the game. I want to thank Trenton for taking the time to talk to NEPD during such a busy and important day in his life.

Here is the complete interview:


Patriots Scouts Making the Rounds

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Shane Vereen NFL Draft

Cal RB Shane Vereen is rapidly becoming a favorite to be picked by the New England Patriots.

Patriots scouts have been busy the last couple of days, flying around the country to different college Pro Days to see some 2011 NFL Draft prospects up close and personal.


2011 Pro-Day Schedule

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Here is the list of when the 2011 NFL Draft Pro Days will be taking place.


Iowa Pro Day Results

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

One of the more impressive Pro Days of the year so far was held today in Iowa City, and the best Hawkeye prospect won’t even participate until next year. (DL, Adrian Clayborn)

Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga had a good day in positional drills and had 27 bench reps, but the star of the day was tight-end Tony Moeaki. Moeaki cut almost a full tenth off his combine 40-yard dash, lowering it to 4.62. He also had a 6.98 3-cone drill and 36.5 inches.

CB Amari Spievey might have improved on his combine 40 time(4.51), depending on who you ask. We’ve heard reports anywhere from 4.47 and 4.57.

The Iowa linebackers, Pat Angerer and AJ Edds (shown chasing down Jonathan Dwyer above), both improved their 40 times, running identical 4.63 times. Angerer showed off a 39.5″ vertical, while Edds went for 36.5 inches.

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