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NFL Combine 2014 - Skilled Position Players To Watch at Weekend Workouts

NFL Combine 2014
Skilled Position Players To Watch at Combine Weekend Workouts
Workouts – Feb 22nd Saturday thru Feb. 25th Tuesday

Photo – QB Jimmy Garoppolo - Eastern Illinois

Quarterbacks
Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
Big All-star efforts put him in spotlight here.

Jeff Mathews, Cornell
One of the better arms in this class.

A.J. McCarron, Alabama
Imperative he throws well after passing on Senior Bowl week.

Stephen Morris, Miami
Hopes to recover from a disappointing senior season.

Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
Biggest enigma in this draft class.

Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M
Strong armed athlete could rise off a big performance here.

Running Backs
Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky
Talented back hopes to shine in the spotlight.

* Devonta Freeman, Florida State
Hopes to join the upper echelon of backs in workout.

* Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
Capable of running a big number.

* Terrance West, Towson
Hopes to impress with a big workout.

* Kapri Bibbs, Colorado St
Tough runner should shine in drills.

* Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
Faces key questions at interviews.

Tight Ends
* Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
Imposing athlete with the complete package.

* Eric Ebron, North Carolina
Fast receiver could light up the sprint events.

* Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
Huge athlete with physical skills to excel.

Marcel Jensen, Fresno State
Athletic prospect could excel in workouts.

* Xavier Grimble, Southern California
Teams hustling to scout this athlete.

Jordan Najvar, Baylor
Athlete with well rounded talent.

* Richard Rodgers, California
Quick receiver could rise off a big workout.

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NFL Scouting Combine 2014 Opens Today

NFL Scouting Combine 2014 Schedule
NFL Combine - Feb. 19-25, 2014 - Lucas Stadium, Indianapolis, In

Photo – CB Loucheiz Purifoy - Florida

This week over three hundred of the very best college football players will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL. The NFL Network will televise the complete NFL Combine weeklong event.

How are players selected for the NFL Combine?
NFL Combine participants are determined each year by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent 25 NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Schedule
DAY 1 ARRIVALS*: █ Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)

Wednesday - February 19, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday - February 20, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Friday - February 21, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday - February 22, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS*: █ Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (RB)
Thursday - February 20, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday - February 21, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Saturday - February 22, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday - February 23, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS*: █ Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Friday - February 21, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday - February 22, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sunday - February 23, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday - February 24, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: █ Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Saturday - February 22, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Sunday - February 23, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Monday - February 24, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Tuesday - February 25, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Defensive Pro Prospects - Pre NFL Combine Rankings - NFL Draft 2014

Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2014
Pre-NFL Combine 2014 Rankings / * underclassmen

Photo – DT Timmy Jernigan - Florida St

Defensive Prospects
Ends:

1. *Jadeveon Clowney, 6-6, 270 - South Carolina
2. * Stephon Tuitt, 6-5, 305 - Notre Dame
3. Trent Murphy, 6-5, 265 - Stanford
4. * Kony Ealy, 6-5, 275 - Missouri
5. Jackson Jeffcoat, 6-5, 255 - Texas
6. * Scott Crichton, 6-3, 260 - Oregon St
7. Kareem Martin, 6-5, 260 - North Carolina
8. Chris Smith, 6-3, 265 - Arkansas
9. * George Uko - 6-2 275 - Southern Cal
10. Michael Sam, 6-2, 255 - Missouri

Defensive Tackles:
1. * Louis Nix, 6-2, 330 - Notre Dame
2. * Timmy Jernigan, 6-2, 295 - Florida St
3. Ra'Shede Hageman, 6-5, 310 - Minnesota
4. * Anthony Johnson, 6-3, 305 - LSU
5. Aaron Donald, 6-0, 275 - Pittsburgh
6. * Ego Ferguson - 6-2, 300 - LSU
7. Will Sutton, 6-1, 305 - Arizona St
8. DaQuan Jones, 6-4, 300 - Penn St
9. * Kelcy Quarles, 6-3, 300 - South Carolina
10. Deandre Coleman, 6-5, 320 - California

Outside Linebackers:
1. Anthony Barr, 6-4, 245 - UCLA
2. Khalil Mack, 6-3, 245 - Buffalo
3. C.J. Mosley, 6-2, 235 - Alabama
4. * Ryan Shazier, 6-0, 225 - Ohio St
5. Kyle Van Noy, 6-3, 235 - BYU
6. Dee Ford, 6-2, 240 - Auburn
7. Trevor Reilly, 6-4, 245 - Utah
8. Christian Jones, 6-3, 235 - Florida St
9. Jeremiah Attaochu, 6-3, 245 - Georgia Tech
10. * Carl Bradford, 6-0, 245 - Arizona St

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Pro Prospects - Pre-NFL Combine 2014 Rankings

Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2014
Pre-NFL Combine 2014 Rankings * underclassmen

Photo – WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M

Offense
Quarterbacks:

1. * Teddy Bridgewater, 6-2, 200 - Louisville
2. * Blake Bortles, 6-3, 230 - Central Florida
3. * Johnny Manziel, 6-1, 210 - Texas A&M
4. Derek Carr, 6-3, 215 - Fresno St
5. Zach Mettenberger, 6-5, 230 - LSU
6. Jimmy Garoppolo, 6-2, 215 - Eastern Illinois
7. AJ McCarron, 6-3, 220 - Alabama
8. * Brett Smith - 6-3, 215 - Wyoming
9. Tajh Boyd, 6-1, 220 - Clemson
10. David Fales, 6-3, 220 - San Jose St

Running Backs:
1. * Tre Mason, 5-10, 215 - Auburn
2. * Ka'Deem Carey, 5-10, 205 - Arizona
3. * Lache Seastrunk, 5-9, 210 - Baylor
4. * Carlos Hyde, 5-11, 240 - Ohio St
5. * Bishop Sankey, 5-9, 205 - Washington
6. Charles Sims, 5-11, 215 - West Virginia
7. Tyler Gaffney, 5-11, 225 – Stanford
8. Antonio Andrews, 5-11, 215 - Western Kentucky
9. * James Wilder, 6-1, 230 - Florida St
10. * Terrance West, 5-11, 225 - Towson St.

Fullbacks:
1. Jay Prosch, 6-0, 255 - Auburn
2. Ryan Hewitt, 6-3, 245 - Stanford
3. J.C. Copeland, 6-1, 270 - LSU
4. Chad Abram, 5-11, 240 - Florida St
5. Trey Burton, 6-0, 225 - Florida

Wide Receivers:
1. * Sammy Watkins, 6-0, 200 - Clemson
2. * Mike Evans, 6-5, 225 - Texas A&M
3. * Marqise Lee, 6-0, 195 - Southern Cal
4. * Kelvin Benjamin, 6-5, 220 - Florida St
5. * Davante Adams, 6-2, 210 - Fresno St.
6. * Odell Beckham, 5-10, 190 - LSU
7. * Brandin Cooks, 5-10, 185 - Oregon St.
8. Jordan Matthews, 6-2, 205 - Vanderbilt
9. * Jarvis Landry, 6-1, 195 - LSU
10. * Allen Robinson, 6-2, 205 - Penn St

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NFL Clubs Designate Franchise or Transition Players Today

Feb. 17: First day for NFL clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players

Feb. 19-25: NFL Combine 2014 - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Feb. 22-25: NFL Combine - Workouts daily by position

Photo – CB Darqueze Dennard - Michigan St.

February 22 - NFL Regional Combine, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
March 1 - NFL Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
March 3 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players
March 8-9 - NFL Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Georgia March 8-11: Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2013 player contracts at 4 p.m. ET on March 11. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. on March 11

March 11: New NFL League year, Veteran Free Agency begins

March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must exercise options for 2014 on all players who have option clauses in their 2013 contracts
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2013 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued Seasons of FA credit
March 11: All clubs must be under the 2014 salary cap before 4 p.m. ET
March 11 - Trading period for 2014 begins , New York time, after expiration of all 2013 contracts
March 15 - NFL Regional Combine, Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois
March 22 - NFL Regional Combine, Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida
March 22-23 - NFL Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington
March 23-26: NFL Owners Meeting - Orlando, Fla.
March 29 - NFL Regional Combine, Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 29-30 - NFL Regional Combine, Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Maryland.
April 7 - Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 12-13 - Super Regional Combine, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.
April 21: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin off-season workout programs.
May 2: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.
May 7: Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

May 8-10: NFL Draft 2014 - New York, Radio City Music Hall
May 8th - First round / May 9th - Rounds 2&3 / May 10th - Rounds 4 thru 7

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Two Round Mock Draft for NFL Draft 2014

Two Round Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2014
Pre NFL Combine 2014 / * Underclassmen

Photo – WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M

1st Round
Team / W-L / Player / Position / School

1. Houston - 2-14 – Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M
2. St. Louis (Wash- 3-13) – * Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina
3. Jacksonville - 4-12 - * Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville
4. Cleveland - 4-12 – Anthony Barr - LB - UCLA
5. Oakland - 4-12 – * Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson
6. Atlanta - 4-12 – * Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina
7. Tampa Bay - 4-12 – * Blake Bortles - QB - Central Florida
8. Minnesota - 5-10-1 – * Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M
9. Buffalo - 6-10 – * Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn
10. Detroit - 7-9 – Khalil Mack - LB - Buffalo
11. Tennessee - 7-9 - * Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech
12. NY Giants - 7-9 – Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
13. St. Louis - 7-9 – * Marqise Lee - WR - Southern Cal
14. Chicago - 8-8 – CJ Mosley - LB - Alabama
15. Pittsburgh - 8-8 – * Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M
16. x - Baltimore - 8-8 – Trent Murphy - DE - Stanford
17. x -Dallas - 8-8 – Ra'Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota
18. NY Jets - 8-8 – Zack Martin - OG - Notre Dame
19. Miami - 8-8 – * Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama
20. Arizona - 10-6 – * David Yankey - OG - Stanford
21. Green Bay - 8-7-1 – Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan State
22. Philadelphia - 10-6 – * Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama
23. Kansas City - 11-5 – Derek Carr - QB - Fresno State
24. Cincinnati - 11-5 – Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma State
25. San Diego - 9-7 – * Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida St.
26. Cleveland (Indy) 11-5 – Jason Verrett - CB - TCU
27. New Orleans - 11-5 – * Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
28. Carolina - 12-4 – * Ryan Shazier - LB - Ohio State
29. New England - 12-4 – * Kony Ealy - DE - Missouri
30. San Francisco - 12-4 – * Louis Nix - DT - Notre Dame
31. Denver - 13-3 – * Antonio Richardson - OT - Tennessee
32. Seattle - 13-3 – * Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida State

Second Round
33. Houston - Zach Mettenberger - QB - LSU
34. Wash – Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
35. Cleveland – * Odell Beckham - WR - LSU
36. Oakland - * Ego Ferguson - DT - LSU
37. Atlanta – * Marcus Roberson - CB - Florida
38. Tampa Bay – * Allen Robinson - WR - Penn State
39. Jacksonville – * Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio State
40. Minnesota – Aaron Donald - DT - Pittsburgh
41. Buffalo – Travis Swanson - C - Arkansas
42. Tennessee – Lamarcus Joyner - CB - Florida State
43. NY Giants – Kyle Van Noy - LB - BYU
44. St. Louis – * Louchiez Purifoy - CB - Florida
45. Detroit – * Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon State
46. Pittsburgh – Dee Ford - LB - Auburn
47. Baltimore – * Calvin Pryor - S - Louisville
48. Dallas – * Davante Adams - WR - Fresno State
49. NY Jets – * Jarvis Landry - WR - LSU
50. Miami – * Austin Seferin-Jenkins - TE - Washington
51. Chicago – * Anthony Johnson - DT - LSU
52. Arizona – Jackson Jeffcoat - DE - Texas
53. Green Bay - Shayne Skov - LB - Stanford
54. Philadelphia – * Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame
55. Cincinnati – * Scott Crichton - DE - Oregon State
56. San Francisco (Kansas City) – Jared Abbrederis - WR - Wisconsin
57. San Diego – Ahmad Dixon - S - Baylor
58. New Orleans - Deone Bucannon - S - Washington State
59. Indianapolis – Marqueston Huff - DB - Wyoming
60. Carolina - * Paul Richardson - WR - Colorado
61. San Francisco – * Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG - UCLA
62. New England - Kyle Fuller - CB - Virginia Tech
63. Denver – * Ed Reynolds - S - Stanford
64. Seattle – * Dion Bailey - S - Southern Cal

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Combine Invitation List - Defensive Players

NFL Combine Player Invitation List
By Position * Underclassmen

Photo – LB Kyle Van Noy - BYU

Defensive Ends (27):
William Clarke, West Virginia
*Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
*Scott Crichton, Oregon State
*Kony Ealy, Missouri
Kasim Edebali, Boston College
IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech
James Gayle, Virginia Tech
Taylor Hart, Oregon
Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
Howard Jones, Shepherd
*Aaron Lynch, South Florida
Eathyn Manumaleuna, BYU
Cassius Marsh, UCLA
Kareem Martin, North Carolina
Josh Mauro, Stanford
Tevin Mims, South Florida
Zach Moore, Concordia
Jonathan Newsome, Ball State
*Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama
Michael Sam, Missouri
Chris Smith, Arkansas
Marcus Smith, Louisville
Ed Stinson, Alabama
*Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
*George Uko, Southern California
Larry Webster, Bloomsburg
Ethan Westbrooks, West Texas A&M

Defensive Tackles (27):
Jay Bromley, Syracuse
Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State
Deandre Coleman, California
Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
Dominique Easley, Florida
Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech
*Ego Ferguson, Louisiana State
Ra'shede Hageman, Minnesota
Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech
*Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
*Anthony Johnson, LSU
DaQuan Jones, Penn State
Zack Kerr, Delaware
Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
Louis Nix, Notre Dame
Tenny Palepoi, Utah
Mike Pennel, Colorado State-Pueblo
*Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
Kaleb Ramsey, Boston College
Caraun Reid, Princeton
Shamar Stephen, UConn
Will Sutton, Arizona State
Robert Thomas, Arkansas
Khyri Thornton, Southern Mississippi
Brent Urban, Virginia
Chris Whaley, Texas
Kerry Wynn, Richmond

Outside Linebackers (25):
Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
Anthony Barr, UCLA
Carl Bradford, Arizona State
Jonathan Brown, Illinois
Dee Ford, Auburn
*Khari Fortt, California
Anthony Hitchens, Iowa
Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
Christian Jones, Florida State
Devon Kennard, Southern California
Chris Kirksey, Iowa
*Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State
Boseko Lokombo, Oregon
Khalil Mack, Buffalo
C.J. Mosley, Alabama
Trent Murphy, Stanford
Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College
*Ronald Powell, Florida
Trevor Reilly, Utah
*Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
Prince Shembo, Notre Dame
Telvin Smith, Florida State
Tyler Starr, South Dakota
Jordan Tripp, Montana
Kyle Van Noy, BYU

For Rest of NFL Combine Defensive Players go to Next page

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