NFL Draft: Prospects in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 28, 2010 @ 21:58:38 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | John Skelton | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Fordham QB John Skelton said he measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot-5, 243 pounds.

QB | Colt McCoy | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Texas QB Colt McCoy said during the NFL Scouting Combine that taking snaps from under center is something he is capable of doing. McCoy added, "If you go back and look at my freshman and sophomore years, we were about 30 percent under center so it's not foreign to me at all. I realize that's something I really need to work on because the last two years we didn't spend that much time underneath center. We probably were three, four, five times a game underneath. We ran some play action out of it, but that's about it. We played to our personnel, we played with what we had and we won a lot of games. But playing underneath the center is not foreign to me. The good thing with my shoulder after the game for about three weeks I wasn't able to throw, so I committed myself to working on my feet, working on my drops, my play-action drops. My feet are going to be perfectly fine."

QB | Tim Tebow | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information, Fantasy
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports many believe University of Florida QB Tim Tebow's work to tweak his mechanics will be a process. Most feel it will take two to three years with spot-duty for Tebow to do so.

QB | Tony Pike | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati QB Tony Pike ran a 4.92 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Running Back

RB | Ben Tate | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Auburn RB Ben Tate said during the NFL Scouting Combine that he feels he is the most complete running back in the 2010 NFL Draft. Tate said, "I would say I'm the most complete running back in this class. I think I had a chance to show that in the Senior Bowl and I think I'm going to show that Sunday (Feb. 28) when we go out and do these drills. I'm definitely going to show them I'm a lot faster than most people think. I'm definitely going to shock some people with that. When it's all over with I think they're going to say, 'Ben Tate is the most complete running back in this draft class.'"

RB | Brandon Minor | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Michigan RB Brandon Minor said he measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot, 214 pounds.

RB | Shawnbrey McNeal | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Southern Methodist RB Shawnbrey McNeal measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 5-foot-10, 194 pounds.

RB | Dexter McCluster | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mississippi RB Dexter McCluster was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine if teams were showing concern about his size. McCluster said, "It was more so early on. Now, a lot of teams aren't really talking about the weight or height situation. A lot of them are saying, 'We really don't care. You're a playmaker. You play football, so that's what you do. Your game speaks for itself.' They see I'm not scared to take on a block, a man-to-man block, and they see that I can make one man miss. Right now I don't think it's such a big issue. It never was an issue for me because it's been that way all my life, always a smaller guy. I had to work that much harder to get better and to prove that there is something different about me."

RB | Montario Hardesty | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Tennessee RB Montario Hardesty measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 5-foot-11 5/8, 225 pounds.

RB | Toby Gerhart | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Stanford RB Toby Gerhart was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine how he would react if he was asked to play fullback in the NFL. Gerhart said, "I see myself as a running back at the next level. If (fullback) is asked of me I'll do it. The team's above all else. But I firmly believe that I have the skill set to play running back at the next level."

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Georgia Tech RB Jonathan Dwyer said he has met with the St. Louis Rams and Denver Broncos during the NFL Scouting Combine.

RB | Jahvid Best | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
California RB Jahvid Best (concussion) said he has been cleared after suffering a concussion during the 2009 season. Best added that he did take a concussion test during the NFL Scouting Combine, but he did not know the results of the test. Best said he has visited Dr. Mickey Collins twice. Best added, "Mickey Collins said I am fine and any other concussion that I may get in the future would have nothing to do with the one I've had in the past. So from now on it's just a clean slate."


Wide Receiver

WR | Demaryius Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas said he has talked with the Seattle Seahawks. He said he was scheduled to meet with the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins at the NFL Scouting Combine.

WR | Taylor Price | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ohio University WR Taylor Price was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine if he felt it was unfair that some reports said he was not so great at making cuts. Price said, "It's something I've been working on. I'm trying to improve my hip movement and my footwork at the top of routes. I want to have a little wiggle. I've been working with a trainer on that."

WR | Mardy Gilyard | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot, 187 pounds.

WR | David Gettis | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Baylor WR David Gettis measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot-3, 217 pounds.

WR | Golden Tate | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information, Fantasy
Sirius Radio reports Notre Dame WR Golden Tate was clocked at 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.


Tight End

TE | Ed Dickson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Oregon TE Ed Dickson was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine if he was comfortable spreading out wide. Dickson said, "It's something I definitely feel comfortable with. When I'm split out wide I create matchup problems. I get the smaller corner on me. When I'm in tight I get the slower linebacker who tries to grab me."


Defensive Line

DL | Everson Griffen | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Southern California DE/LB Everson Griffen said during the NFL Scouting Combine that the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns asked him if he would be willing to play in a 3-4 defensive scheme. Griffen said he would be willing to play in the scheme.

DL | Geno Atkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Georgia DT Geno Atkins said he measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot-1, 293 pounds.


Defensive End

DE | Brandon Graham | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Michigan DE/LB Brandon Graham was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine if he would be comfortable playing linebacker. Graham said, "I'm very comfortable because growing up I've been playing linebacker since I was seven and I got to Michigan and played defensive end. So I knew, I always wanted to stand up, that was my dream, coming out playing linebacker. They moved me to D-line I had to adjust. I think I'll fit straight-in as soon as I get back."

DE | Thaddeus Gibson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Ohio State DE/LB Thaddeus Gibson was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine if he played linebacker in high school. Gibson said, "My whole high school career. It's truly the position I love most. It's exciting to hear the talk about me going back to linebacker. I don't mind playing defensive end, either. I'm just excited to get the opportunity and get going."

DE | Clifton Geathers | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
South Carolina DE Clifton Geathers said during the NFL Scouting Combine that some teams are looking to play him at defensive tackle on occasion. Geathers said, "Some teams looking for me to be a defensive end. And some looking at me being a defensive tackle on third down and bringing some of the smaller guys in."


Linebacker

LB | Cody Grimm | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Virginia Tech LB Cody Grimm said during the NFL Scouting Combine that he is mostly working as a safety. Grimm added, "I'm doing linebacker drills and safety drills here. I'm in the linebacker group but from what I hear, from what my agent said, they're looking at me mostly as a strong safety." Grimm doesn't believe he will have a problem making the transition. "It's not that different. We ran a 4-4 at Virginia Tech so my position was more like the strong safety position than most other linebackers would be. I'm used to playing man to man coverage, out on slots, stuff like that. The only difference is the distance I line up from the ball. Usually the safety would line up 10 yards away and I'd be closer to the line."


Defensive Back

DB | Nate Allen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury News, Draft Information
South Florida S Nate Allen (quadriceps) said he will not run at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a pulled left quadriceps he suffered two weeks ago. Allen added, "Not 100 percent, so I don't want to do anything to mess up Pro Day."


Cornerback

CB | Brandon Ghee | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee said he has interviewed with the San Diego Chargers during the NFL Scouting Combine.

CB | Dominique Franks | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Oklahoma CB Dominique Franks said he measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 5-foot-11, 194 pounds.

CB | Perrish Cox | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Oklahoma State CB Perrish Cox said he met with the Baltimore Ravens, who got after him about his Sugar Bowl suspension when he missed curfew.


Safety

S | Larry Asante | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Nebraska S Larry Asante was asked ruing the NFL Scouting Combine if he would rather make a big hit or intercept a pass. Asante said, "Going after the ball is more important and I think that's something I need to work on, there are times I always go for the big hit, being too aggressive. Getting a pick is a lot more important, putting the offense back on the field to have a chance to score."


Strong Safety

SS | Barry Church | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Toledo SS Barry Church was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine if he would be a safety or linebacker in the NFL. Church said, "So far I've had three teams come to me asking me if I could play linebacker in this NFL. Definitely I would love to play linebacker in the NFL. Love to play safety as well. As long as I make a team. Whatever position that team wants me as. I'll be glad to play it."


Free Safety

FS | Lucien Antoine | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft Information
Oklahoma State S Lucien Antoine measured in at the NFL Scouting Combine with a height of 6-foot, 217 pounds.

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