Gil Alcaraz IV
With less than a week to go before the beginning of the 2012 NFL Draft, it’s essential for players to be on their best behavior.
Unfortunately for Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, he was unaware of that little tidbit before Saturday, when he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.
The problems started for Dennard when he got caught up in a fight outside a bar near Lincoln, Nebraska, at around 2:15 a.m. After police arrived and attempted to break up the fight, Dennard allegedly pushed and punched one of the responding officers in the face.
According to police, it took four cops to subdue and take Dennard into custody.
Dennard, 22, is expected to stay in jail over the weekend until a judge can set his bail during a Monday hearing at Lancaster County Court.
Although Dennard hasn’t had many personal issues throughout his college career that have Keep Reading…
“With the first pick in 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck, quarterback out of Stanford.”
According to ESPN, the Colts have informed the former Cardinal quarterback that they will use the first overall pick in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft on him.
Since Luck announced his eligibility for the draft, he has unanimously been considered the No. 1 overall prospect available. Combining a staggering football IQ with tons of athleticism and a precision throwing arm, Luck has been seen as the greatest quarterback prospect to come out of the college ranks since Peyton Manning. Now, he’ll be taking Manning’s place as the Colts’ starter behind center.
Although it’s been expected for quite some time, the Colts have been unwilling to make their decision public up to this point as they continued to let the pre-draft process play out.
With Luck now a lock at No. Keep Reading…
Heading into his 2011 senior season, Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict looked like a top-tier talent with the potential to be a Top 10 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
And then, NFL teams began to see the troubled tackler for what he really was: a disaster waiting to happen.
Questions already lingered after his time with the Sun Devils. Throughout his college career, he became known for being unable to control his temper. Time and time again, he failed to keep his cool in clutch situations and racked up inexcusable amounts of personal foul penalties. The man was a walking magnet for yellow flags.
At times, the ASU coaches were even forced to pull him from the lineup because he couldn’t control himself in do-or-die situations. In short, he was a liability.
Combining an immeasurable immaturity with a lack of discipline both on and off of the football field, Keep Reading…
Considered one of the top prospects at his position in the 2012 NFL Draft, junior Georgia tight end Orson Charles was working his way towards potentially becoming the first tight end off the board.
Despite a sloppy Pro Day workout and unimpressive times in the 40-yard dash, Charles’ talent and potential as an NFL tight end were still undeniable.
That was until Charles was arrested on Friday morning on charges of DUI and driving minimum speed.
He was arrested by the Athens-Clarke County Police and booked into the ACC jail at 4:31 a.m. He was released an hour later on $1,750 bond.
With this arrest on his record, Charles’ draft stock could see a significant drop in the next month leading up to the late-April draft. He was already slipping due to his lackluster Combine and Pro Day performances. This DUI will really make NFL officials reconsider his off-field stability Keep Reading…
Today at the Oklahoma State Pro Day, wide receiver prospect Justin Blackmon was hoping to reinforce his position as a Top 10 talent. Apparently, he did just that.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Blackmon ran two 40s today. His first was clocked in the 4.45-4.5 range. His second was clocked in the 4.41-4.46 range. For a big, thick wide receiver like Blackmon who had lingering concerns about his speed, he couldn’t have asked for better results.
Blackmon added a 35-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump to his Pro Day résumé. He also matched his Combine mark of 14 bench press reps.
Although his times were impressive, some will choose to take them with a grain of salt as Oklahoma State has a notoriously fast track that may have trimmed up to a tenth of a second off of his time. Still, the time is impressive nonetheless.