Deion Sanders was picked fifth overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1989 NFL draft. Four of the first five picks ended up in the Hall Of Fame (word to Tony Mandarich), but even though it was a spectacular draft, there was no way Sanders was going to make it past the very top of the draft order. Dude put up what was…
Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 in the NFL combine 40, set in 2008, is no more as John Ross clocked a 4.22—something the Washington wide receiver said was a goal before his audition for pro football scouts.
Alabama’s Reuben Foster—the top linebacker in this year’s draft—has been sent home from the NFL combine after getting in a “heated altercation” with a hospital worker, according to ESPN.
The Vikings and Colts both finished 8-8 and tied with a .495 strength of schedule, so a coin flip determined who won the earlier pick. This somehow turned into a small event at the NFL Combine, as if there weren’t already enough excitement.
Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds at this year’s NFL combine, making him the heaviest running back in the draft class. Evaluators were apparently expecting Fournette to weigh a little less, but he eased their minds at a post-weigh-in press conference.
This is weird even for Washington, where weirdness is the natural order of things.
Did you hear the cool news? One prospective NFL player could win their own island at the NFL combine if they break the combine record in the 40-yard dash, set by Chris Johnson in 2008. Pretty cool! Here is ESPN brandbot-in-chief, Darren Rovell:
The MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas sat in on the Dolphins’ combine interview with a quarterback prospect. It’s a detailed look at a part of the process we’ve never seen before.
The biggest news from this year’s NFL scouting combine is obviously Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn’s record-setting 40-yard dash time.
Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones had trouble staying upright as he finished his 40 attempt today at the NFL combine, and replays revealed why: his genitals came flying out of his shorts while trying to beat five seconds.
NFL Network inadvertently aired its analysts’ off-air commentary on a quarterback prospect at the NFL combine, mocking both his singing and throwing ability while declaring him “the next former Browns quarterback.”
Throwback Buffalo Bills jerseys: check. Vanilla bean frappucinos: check. Those rambunctious Ryan boys are all set to scout some players.
I can’t imagine how stressful it must be to be a prospect at the NFL combine, where every aspect of your physical being is broken down and scrutinized in absurd detail, and the slightest deficiency can sink your draft stock. So it’s no wonder that Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen is stressed out about his little…
If there’s one thing the NFL scouting combine is good for, it’s putting NFL prospects in contact with crazy people who think asking deeply benign or invasive questions is what scouting is all about.
With college game film, the combine, pro days, private workouts, and interviews, you'd think NFL teams would have enough time to get to know draft prospects. They always want more, though, and they don't care what they have to do to get it. Per Yahoo's Charles Robinson, Jameis Winston's trainer George Whitfield…
We're not exactly sure what happened at the NFL combine, but it seems that somebody was taking pictures in a place that they weren't supposed to, and either got kicked out or moved to a more appropriate location. Apparently, this is an ongoing problem at the combine:
Rondel Menendez wants to play. It's Sept. 3, 1999, and the Atlanta Falcons are playing their final preseason game, against the Cincinnati Bengals. It's the last opportunity for players on the bubble to earn a place on the roster. Menendez has already done enough to show he's one of Atlanta's 53 best players, but wants…