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Official 2012 NFL Combine Invite List

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on February 8, 2012

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Here is the official 2012 NFL Combine invite list, including both seniors and underclassmen who will be attending.

 

The combine will take place in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-28.

 

Player School Camp # Pos. Acho, Emmanuel Texas LB01 OLB Adams, Joe Arkansas WO01 WR Adams, Mike Ohio State OL01 OT Alecxih, Chas Pitt DL01 DT Alexander, Frank Oklahoma DL02 DE Allen, Antonio South Carolina DB01 SS Allen, Dwayne* Clemson TE01 TE Allen, Jeff Illinois OL02 OT Anderson, Justin Georgia OL03 OT Anger, Bryan Cal PK01 P Asper, Mark Oregon OL04 G Baker, Edwin* Michigan State RB01 RB Baker, Ryan LSU LB02 OLB Ball, Mike* Nevada RB02 RB Ballard, Vick Mississippi State RB03 RB Barron, Mark Alabama DB02 SS Beachum, Kelvin SMU OL05 OT Benford, Tim Tennessee Tech WO02 WR Benjamin, Travis Miami (Fl) WO03 WR Bentley, Dwight LA-Lafayette DB03 CB Bequette, Jake Arkansas DL03 DE Bergstrom, Tony Utah OL06 (read more…)

BJ Coleman Shrine Game 2012

Written by Aaron Aloysius on February 7, 2012

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Jonathan Massaquoi – Mission Impossible

Written by Jimmy O'Brien on February 6, 2012

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It’s a long road from Monrovia, Liberia to Lawrenceville, Georgia. And it’s an even longer road from the small practice field at Troy University in South Alabama to the big stadiums of the National Football League. But it’s not impossible. And a hard journey is a welcome friend for defensive lineman Jonathan Massaquoi, originally from West Africa, who has already gone from Butler County Community College freshman to solid NFL prospect in only three years.

 

Along the way, Massaquoi has amassed a slew of achievements and awards, including 39 sacks, 48.5 tackles for loss, and recognition as first team All Sun Belt Conference for both of his years at Troy. Now, Massaquoi looks to carry on the tradition established by his cousin, Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, as well as fellow Troy football alums DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora, by making his mark in the NFL.

 

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Scouting Report: Riley Reiff

Written by Chad Davis on February 5, 2012

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Riley Reiff

 

 

Position: OT School: Iowa Height: 6’6″ Weight: 300 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: N/A All-Star Game: N/A Team Captain: No Draft Projection: Top Fifteen Pick

 

Summary

 

Riley Reiff is another in a long line of top-caliber offensive lineman from the University of Iowa. Like the others before him, Reiff is a blue-collar blocker who is fundamentally sound, hard working, and plays with the aggressiveness that most NFL scouts drool over. While there are some flaws in his game, Reiff strikes me as a day-one starter in the NFL, and should be able to man the left tackle position for a team for many years. Playing at a premium position so many teams crave, Reiff should hear his name called within the first 15 picks in the NFL Draft.

 

Pass Blocking

 

Reiff is technically solid in pass protection, using his natural (read more…)

Eric Page: Rocket Man

Written by Jimmy O'Brien on January 31, 2012

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“There is always a next step.”

 

With these words, University of Toledo’s Eric Page ended his decorated college career and entered the 2012 NFL Draft. It was a career littered with accomplishments and awards. With 306 receptions in 3 seasons (and the NCAA record in sight), Page was not only a finalist for this year’s Paul Hornung Award, given to the game’s most versatile player, but also a 2010 first team All American kickoff returner, who also returned punts, was used in the running game, and threw 4 TDs. Page is the definition of ultra-productive, saving his best season for last, being named 1st team All MAC at 3 positions, recording 125 receptions, and ripping through Ohio State’s defense for 12 catches, 145 yards, and 2 TDs.

 

As for the next step, Page projects as a versatile slot receiver and dynamic return man. At 5’ (read more…)

New Two Round Mock Draft

Written by Ryan Lownes on January 29, 2012

New Mock Drafts

1. Indianapolis Colts

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford

 

A no-brainer pick for the franchise in the midst of a massive overhaul. The Bill Polian-Peyton Manning era is officially over in Indianapolis and whether Manning remains the starter or not, the future of the Colts will depend on the success of the Stanford prodigy. There won’t be any suspense surrounding the first pick in April, this one is already set. 2. St. Louis Rams

 

Matt Kalil – OT – USC

 

Many experts feel this pick will be up for sale with teams pushing hard for the next highest ranked signal-caller, Robert Griffin III. If the Rams keep this pick, they will be using it to aid Sam Bradford. Many expect the team to seek out a true #1 wide receiver here, but Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon is not in the elite Calvin Johnson/A.J. Green league. No (read more…)

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 4

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 26, 2012

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Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

 

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 2

 

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 3

 

 

Today at the Senior Bowl can be described with 3 blurry pictures:

 

 

 

 

After a tornado warning and torrential downpour, practices went inside and essentially boiled down to walkthroughs. In other words, very little scouting.

 

Fortunately, I got onto the escalator at the same time as a man who as it turns out is the agent for the hot ticket of the week, Joe Adams. We struck up some good conversation and he altered my perspective on the “greed” of the sports agent industry. While he may be an expert at buttering people up as part of the job, he seemed to genuinely care about the well-being of Joe Adams – his one and only client this draft.

 

After hearing (read more…)

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 3

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 25, 2012

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Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 2

 

Today at the senior bowl was quite an eventful day. Keeping with my trend of having no trend with my Senior Bowl reports, I’m going to break up my overall impressions by squads because today the experience in each was vastly different.

 

NORTH

 

Maybe it was because it is the morning practice, but the North side’s Day 3 was a bit of a snoozer. Instead of spending time showcasing player talents, the Vikings coaching squad spent a majority of the time doing walk-through.

 

The signal callers were consistently sloppy, with the exception of Kirk Cousins. He had a very good day, arguably the best quarterbacking performance that I have seen this week. Cousins was especially adept at finding the spaces in the zone defenses. There was nice pace on his throws and he seemed (read more…)

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 2

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 24, 2012

McNutt versus Johnson

 

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

 

Today at practice we finally got to see both teams play – and in ideal weather. The sun was shining and even though there was a bit of a nip in the air the field conditions were perfect. It was a great sign especially after a slippery Monday. Full pads allowed for many players to state their cases – who stood out and who dropped the ball? Here are some of my rambling observations.

 

 

 

NORTH

 

None of the North quarterbacks really stood out to me. But I did keep an eye on footwork early on and it’s unanimous that Russell Wilson is the most natural in his dropback. His steps are natural, light, and unforced. If this was beach football, he would hardly leave a footprint. His height and arm are still obvious concerns but the fact that (read more…)

Senior Bowl Interviews 1/23

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 23, 2012

Cordy Glenn

At Senior Bowl media night, I caught up with a few athletes. Here are the conversations:

 

Georgia Offensive Lineman Cordy Glenn

 

 

How was your first day of practice?

Good. Pretty good, I thought I did pretty good for not knowing what to expect. I was just trying to pick up on some of the things the coaches wanted out of us. I think this next practice I’ll be more prepared and more ready to know exactly what’s going on and what we’ll be doing.

You were at left tackle in practice today, is that where you see yourself in the NFL?

Honestly man, I just wanna play for a team and get drafted. I can play left tackle or guard, I’m pretty good at both.

You don’t have a preference?

Nope.

Is there a specific defender who has stood out to you yet as a really (read more…)

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