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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Predictions for Top Prospects Ahead of Pro Days

As far as the stock department surrounding NFL mock drafts goes, let's just say things are looking up. The NFL Scouting Combine is now in the rearview mirror, meaning prospects next return to the comforts of home at collegiate pro days. Those...Show More Summary

Green Bay Packers: A Scout's Take on Stephone Anthony and Paul Dawson

Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over and we are within a couple of months of the 2015 NFL draft, teams like the Green Bay Packers are really zeroing in on solidifying their respective draft boards. It's pretty obvious that the No. Show More Summary

NFL Mock Draft 2015: Recent Projections for Elite 1st-Round Prospects

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the rear-view mirror and free agency about to begin, it's getting closer to crunch time for the 2015 NFL draft. The opening of the free-agency cycle will allow teams to start addressing some of their biggest needs, which will hopefully allow them to hone in on positions of interest for the upcoming draft. Show More Summary

What Happens Next for Prospects Who Bombed the Scouting Combine?

They're just numbers. Everything gathered at the combine—the 40, the jumps, the change of direction drills. Just numbers. They can't and don't tell the entire story on any draft prospect. However, if a prospect fails to meet expectations at the combine or flat-out bombs the workout, those numbers become something more. Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Top Prospects Before Free Agency

Workouts and interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine gave franchises a good idea of what this year's draft hopefuls bring to the table. Prospect evaluations will be ongoing through pro days and individual drills, but the impending free-agency...Show More Summary

Sean Payton envisions virtual reality training for quarterbacks

During multiple coach and G.M. interviews at the Scouting Combine, I spitballed about the possibility of the NFL eventually developing a flight simulator-style approach to preparing quarterbacks for game reps.  For a change, the spitball stuck to the wall. Appearing on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Saints coach Sean Payton suggested that…

NFL Considering Changes to Combine Drills: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The NFL Scouting Combine has been using the same testing for draft-eligible players for years, but the league may be looking to tweak things so it's more in line with what actually happens during a game. According to NFL director ofShow More Summary

NFL Draft 2015: Mock Draft and Potential Late-Round Gems

The spectacle of hype (and overreaction) that is the NFL Scouting Combine is in the rearview mirror, which means all that stands in the way of the NFL draft and some of the nation’s top prospects are pro days and an evaluation process. Teams...Show More Summary

2015 NFL Draft: 1st-Round Order and Predictions for Fastest-Rising Prospects

Naturally, NFL draft risers plateau. It's all about timing for a prospect—the whole adage "strike while the iron is hot," meaning the best time to put on a show and send scouts scrambling back to the film is the NFL Scouting Combine. Stand...Show More Summary

NFL considering changes to combine drills

The NFL scouting combine just wrapped up its frenzy of 40-yard dashes, shuttle runs and other drills, but it may be the last time that the event goes according to that familiar schedule. While speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, NFL director of player development Matt Birk and Saints…

Michael Sam to balance 'Dancing With the Stars' and NFL veteran combine

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Michael Sam was set to lace up his dancing shoes for ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," but he'll have to set them aside for a few days in March to participate in the NFL's first-ever veteran scouting combine.

NFL Mock Draft 2015: Projections for 1st-Round Prospects Before Pro-Day Workouts

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is officially in the rearview mirror, and while we have a better idea of what every prospect brings to the table, the outlook for the impending draft's first round remains murky. Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go with Jameis Winston at No. Show More Summary

2015 NFL Draft Big Board: Post-Combine Update

The 2015 Scouting Combine has come and gone, and now more than ever the draft process gets into full swing. When I was coming up as an evaluator, I was taught by Charlie Casserly to never let the combine completely change your board....Show More Summary

What Are the Jets' Best Non-QB Options at No. 6?

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan stood at the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he stood firm in his desire to sit on the fence with regard to the quarterback position. "The sixth pick is a nice pick to be at," Maccagnan said, according to Andy Fenelon of NFL.com. Show More Summary

NFL Rumors: Rounding Up Buzz as Teams Prepare for Free Agency

It's not the Daytona 500, but the sprint to the finish line in the NFL just began in earnest. The NFL Scouting Combine is in the books, the latest overblown offering doing just enough to fend off the hungry droves of football fans around...Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Predictions for Every 1st-Round Prospect

With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in the rearview mirror, teams now have no shortage of data and film to utilize when determining what to do with their all-important first-round selections. While combine performances will certainly be taken into account to some degree, every prospect also has a body of work that will come into play as well. Show More Summary

Sorting the Sunday Pile: 2015 NFL Combine winners and losers

A look at the winners and losers from the 2015 NFL scouting combine through Sunday.

Todd McShay NFL Mock Draft 2015: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 3rd Mock

There had been plenty of mock drafts released before the NFL Scouting Combine, but with the annual workout festival behind us, the release of more recent projections seems to take on more weight. ESPN's Todd McShay has released his third...Show More Summary

Baltimore Ravens: Latest Free-Agency News and Rumors

Following the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency is the next big event on the offseason schedule. It won't be long before teams can start negotiating contracts with impending free agents on March 7, then begin signing players on March...Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Predictions for Top Prospects as Free Agency Approaches

The NFL Scouting Combine did little to change the realm of mock drafts. It's hard for a prospect to catch the globe off guard these days unless he somehow manages to shatter a world record. Call it more widespread availability of information. Show More Summary

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