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USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen get better than passing grades from NFL evaluator

Not only does Los Angeles now have two NFL teams, but two of college football’s most intriguing quarterback prospects. At the scouting combine in February, there was already some buzz among evaluators about USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen. Greg Cosell, a senior producer for NFL Films, is...

Washington RB Keith Marshall to miss second consecutive season

When Washington drafted running back Keith Marshall in the seventh round of last year’s draft, the team thought it was getting a big-play threat on offense, as Marshall ran the fastest 40-yard dash time at the 2016 Scouting Combine. Now there are doubts about whether Marshall can ever get back to full speed. For the…

Bengals rookie John Ross still weeks away from debut

John Ross broke the NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dash record this spring, laying down a blazing 4.22-second time. But he hasn’t done anything since, and won’t when the Bengals open training camp. According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, Ross “isn’t expected to make his Bengals practice debut for a couple of weeks.”…

Jim Tomsula’s back, with an old job and a new look

Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula emerged from the shadows at the Scouting Combine, with a new team and a new look. And while the new Washington defensive line coach might have surprised some people by getting rid of one of the most glorious mustaches in sports, he said the reason for the shave was…

Shoulder injury could keep John Ross out of start of training camp

Bengals rookie receiver John Ross broke the 40-yard dash record at the Scouting Combine while dealing with a shoulder injury that required surgery after the Combine. That surgery may require Ross to miss the start of training camp. According to Bengals.com, Ross won’t be on the field “until early August or so.” The Bengals’ first…

Larry Fitzgerald sees some Anquan Boldin in rookie Chad Williams

The Cardinals spent a third-round draft pick on former Grambling receiver Chad Williams, a surprising move given that Williams wasn’t even invited to the Scouting Combine. But Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald thinks the team got a bargain. Fitzgerald compared Williams to Anquan Boldin, who was a three-time Pro Bowler during his seven years in Arizona.…

Cleveland radio personality loses job over comments about Jabrill Peppers, Joe Thomas

The fact that Browns safety Jabrill Peppers failed a drug test at the Scouting Combine doesn’t justify rampant speculation regarding whether he takes drugs and/or which ones he may be taking. ESPN Cleveland personality Sabrina Parr learned that lesson earlier this week, by losing her position with the station. Via Joey Morona of the Cleveland…

If dilute sample was a non-issue, Jabrill Peppers and Browns should have no concerns

Two players who ended up being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft generated dilute urine samples at the Scouting Combine. From the NFL’s perspective, a dilute sample counts as a positive test, which puts the player in Stage One of the substance-abuse program at the outset of his professional career. But if,…

Dolphins sign 14 undrafted free agents

Wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine as a result of a guilty plea on assault charges in 2014 and he went unpicked through all seven rounds of the draft. He’ll still have a chance to make it in the NFL, however. Stringfellow is one of the 14 undrafted free agents…

Former NFL and Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla escapes from custody

Colt Lyerla at the 2014 NFL scouting combine. (AP) Colt Lyerla had the talent to be a high draft pick in the NFL, but his off-field issues cost him a professional career. And those troubles haven’t ended. The Oregonian reported that Lyerla has escaped from Washington County Community Correction Center. Show More Summary

Baseball’s fastest player wants to race John Ross for charity

The fastest player in the NFL is in Cincinnati, now that the Bengals have drafted John Ross, who set the record for the fastest 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. The fastest player in Major League Baseball was already in Cincinnati in Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton, who leads the league in stolen bases. So which…

NHL extends deal for Buffalo to host combine through 2019

5 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine is staying in Buffalo through 2019        

DeDe Westbrook denies being kicked out of a Scouting Combine interview

After the Jaguars picked receiver DeDe Westbrook in the fourth round of the draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay said a team kicked Westbrook out of one of the 15-minute Scouting Combine interviews. Westbrook denies that. “I don’t think I was necessarily kicked out of a Combine interview,” Westbrook told reporters after he was picked. Asked more broadly…

Hue Jackson: We’ll find a role on offense for Jabrill Peppers

In the final weeks before the draft, there was some speculation that Jabrill Peppers would fall out of the first round because of concerns about a diluted urine sample at the Scouting Combine and uncertainty about what position he’ll play in the NFL. The Browns weren’t concerned enough to pass up Peppers at No. 25…

49ers end Reuben Foster’s slide

Reuben Foster’s loss was San Francisco’s gain. The Alabama linebacker, one of the top talents in the draft, slid after being sent home from the Scouting Combine and, more recently, generating a positive drug test via a dilute sample. It caused him to plunge, but the 49ers decided to trade up to get him, doing…

John Ross shrugs off durability concerns

Washington wide receiver John Ross was projected to be a first-round pick throughout his final college season and his record-setting 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis didn’t do anything to lessen those expectations. Mike Mayock of NFL Network suggested recently that concerns about Ross’ health could lead to a longer-than-expected wait to hear…

Chad Kelly says NFL teams know he’s moved past “dumb mistakes”

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly wasn’t at the Scouting Combine as a result of the NFL’s new policy banning players who have been involved in acts of violence off the field. But Kelly said he believes NFL teams know what kind of person he is. Kelly pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct two years ago as…

Final Edition: Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Mock Draft

1 of 7 | NEXT » After a long offseason of scouting, combine workouts, pro days, and pre-draft visits, all draft rumors will finally be put to rest for Pittsburgh Steelers fans at the end of the week. The anticipation has been building for quite some time now. Show More Summary

Will Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley drop in 2017 NFL Draft?

The 2017 NFL Draft is loaded with cornerbacks. One of the top cornerbacks available beginning on Thursday night could see his stock drop significantly. Since the NFL scouting combine, Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Gareon Conley has steadily risen on teams draft boards. Show More Summary

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