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The unstoppable Darren Sproles

The Eagles do-it-all running back has traveled a tricky path, from the loss of his mother to battling a speech impediment, to become one the NFL's most productive and electric players. PHILADELPHIA - The NFL's scouting combine is a coronation for some college players and a declaration for others. Show More Summary

Anquan Boldin Has Become the Heartbeat of the 49ers' Passing Game

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin isn ’t normal. He’s not normal because he’s never been fast, and at 34 years old, Boldin is getting slower. Way back in 2003 at his scouting combine appearance Boldin ran the 40-yard dash in a glacial 4.71 seconds. Show More Summary

Kelvin Benjamin said he purposely ran slow 40 so Panthers would draft him

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin revealed an interesting pre-draft strategy he concocted: He intentionally ran a slow 40-yard dash at the Indianapolis scouting combine. Why? “Because I wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers,’’ Benjamin...Show More Summary

Panthers say Benjamin was joking about tanked 40-yard dash

On Tuesday, Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin made a startling claim about his effort (or lack thereof) in the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. Benjamin told David Newton of ESPN.com that he purposely ran the standard test of straight-line speed in 4.61 seconds.  Why did he do it? “Because I wanted to play for the…

Danny Smith: Dri Archer going through “growing pains” as returner

As a third-round pick and the fastest player in the 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine,  rookie Dri Archer will get every chance to become a return ace for the Steelers. However, it’s been a rough go on kickoffs thus far for the Kent State product. In five regular season games, Archer has…

Kentucky Wildcats Scouting Combine 2014: Recap, Twitter Reaction and Analysis

Since Kentucky's basketball program has been a de facto training ground for future NBA lottery picks since John Calipari took over as head coach in 2009, it's surprising that it took this long for the team to hold a scouting combine for NBA teams and scouts. Show More Summary

Knile Davis' Emergence Gives Chiefs Deadly RB Duo, Plenty of Options on Offense

At the NFL scouting combine in February, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that the team would plan to utilize Knile Davis, a rookie in 2013, more in 2014 than it did last season. When Jamaal Charles suffered what Reid termed...Show More Summary

John Calipari Reportedly Planning NBA Scouting Combine for Kentucky Players

Kentucky has been churning out NBA players at an alarming rate since John Calipari took over as head coach in 2009 that it would save the professional teams a lot of time to just scout the team in one big team workout. It turns out, that could be happening very soon. Show More Summary

Report: John Calipari to Hold NBA Scouting Combine at Kentucky

Arguably no college basketball coach these days produces more NBA talent than John Calipari, and he’s reportedly letting pro scouts get a closer look at his players during a two-day […] The post Report: John Calipari to Hold NBA Scouting Combine at Kentucky appeared first on SLAMonline.

Seahawks RB Christine Michael Remains a Supremely Talented Work In Progress

No Seattle Seahawks player garnered more positive press during the offseason than running back Christine Michael. Going all the way back to the NFL Scouting Combine in February, the Seattle coaching staff and front office has raved about the second-year pro's potential. Show More Summary

Dri Archer: I showed I can play in the NFL

Every year, players come to the scouting combine and turn in blazing 40 times before fading into obscurity when the pads come on and their speed alone isn’t enough to make them productive NFL players. Steelers running back Dri Archer put up just such a time this year, the fastest at the combine in fact,…

Roby ready for 'dream come true'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Bradley Roby was an NFL hopeful last February, plowing through his final preparations for the league's scouting combine. He wasn't with the Denver Broncos when the team had its title dreams shattered into little pieces in Super Bowl XLVIII. Show More Summary

10 Under-the-Radar Players Whose NFL Draft Stock Will Skyrocket in 2014

Preseason draft rankings aren't just flawed; they're impossible. A final year of game film is the most important thing a prospect can post—more important than his size and his speed and his other scouting combine scores combined. The...Show More Summary

Interview with COSMED VP Claudio Bellini

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

We recently came across COSMED, a company focusing on cardiopulmonary testing, and were intrigued by their diverse customer list, which ranges from the NIH to the NFL Scouting Combine. We had the opportunity to speak with their VP of Business Development, Claudio Bellini, about their cardiopulmonary technologies. Show More Summary

The Opening 2014: Top 10 40-Yard Dash Times from the Sparq National Championship

The SPARQ National Championship, a scaled-down scouting combine for the best high school prospects in the country, took place during Nike's The Opening on Tuesday, and the speed of the 2015 class did not disappoint. Only the 10 players...Show More Summary

Mike Smith hinted at Hard Knocks assignment at Scouting Combine

On Thursday, the NFL announced that the Falcons will be the subject of this year’s edition of Hard Knocks.  Four months ago, Falcons coach Mike Smith didn’t exactly close the door on the possibility. “[Owner] Arthur [Blank] and [G.M.] Thomas [Dimitroff] and I have had a number of discussions on it,” Smith told PFT at…

NHL Combine 2014: Full Results, Measurements, Highlights and Top Prospects

While many NHL fans have their eyes tuned to the Stanley Cup playoffs, the next batch of stars is preparing for the upcoming NHL draft. The scouting combine features about 100 of the top prospects in the sport going through various fitness tests as teams look to see which players are in shape. Show More Summary

Top Prospect Sam Bennett Posts No Pullups at 2014 NHL Scouting Combine

Sam Bennett could potentially be selected No. 1 at the 2014 NHL entry draft this June, but regardless of where he lands, the top prospect won't be chosen for his physical prowess. That's because Bennett, a center with the Ontario Hockey...Show More Summary

What Happened to the NFL Prospect Who Ditched the Scouting Combine Because God Told Him To?

Remember Adam Muema? He's the running back from San Diego State University who ditched the NFL's Scouting Combine because he said God told him he would be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks if he left early: Not only was he not draftedShow More Summary

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