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Talented Pass Catcher Plays Defense for Jets

Cornerback Marcus Williams, a defensive specialist on his high school basketball team, was not invited to the N.F.L. scouting combine after college but impressed the Jets with his hands and work ethic.

NFL considers a Scouting Combine in Australia

The success of Australian rugby player Jarryd Hayne with the 49ers this preseason has the NFL thinking about identifying more talent Down Under. NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller told the Sydney Morning Herald that the league needs to do a better job of finding talented players all around the world, and a…

Devin Funchess: I don’t care about the Combine, I’m fast on the field

Add Panthers rookie receiver Devin Funchess to the list of those who don’t think 40-yard dash times at the Scouting Combine are meaningful. Funchess told Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News that when he ran a 4.7-second 40, making him the slowest receiver at this year’s Combine, he didn’t allow it to bother him. “You…

Browns say Danny Shelton looks great in pads, so who cares how he looks in shorts?

If all you knew about Browns rookie defensive lineman Danny Shelton was what you saw at the Scouting Combine, you’d think he was fat and slow. Shelton weighed in at 340 pounds and ran a 5.66-second 40, one of the worst times in the history of the Combine. But Shelton was a first-team All-American at…

NHL Combine 2015: Full Results, Measurements, Highlights and Top Prospects

With the June 26 NHL draft on the horizon, the best prospects in hockey converged on Buffalo, New York, this week to take part in the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine at First Niagara Center and HarborCenter. While much of the prospects' time...Show More Summary

Predicting the Biggest Risers and Fallers of the 2015 NBA Draft Class

With both the scouting combine and the lottery now over, we're gaining a clearer sense of how the 2015 NBA draft may shake out on June 25. Some players, such as Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas and Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton, opened the eyes of executives at the combine, causing their draft stocks to vault accordingly. Show More Summary

NHL Combine 2015: Dates, Schedule, Format and Top Prospects

The NHL's draft process has continued to evolve and improve over the years, and one of the greatest examples of that is the evolution of the NHL Scouting Combine. Although it has taken some time, the combine has emerged as important tool in the evaluation of draft prospects. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Prospects Who Starred at Combine

The first day of activities at the NBA Scouting Combine in Chicago will prove to be fruitful for a few of the attendees. Once you get beyond the players who are projected to be lottery picks, there's very little that separates most of the other prospects. Show More Summary

NBA Combine 2015: Prospects Who Boosted Their Stocks on Day 1

Former LSU Tigers star Jordan Mickey is an undersized power forward. However, on Day 1 of the NBA Scouting Combine in Chicago, he was one of the prospects who stood out the most. While he measured at only 6'8 ¼ " in shoes, his 7'3 ¼Show More Summary

Chiefs sign third-round pick Chris Conley

One of the fastest wide receivers at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine has signed his rookie deal with Kansas City. Georgia’s Chris Conley, whom the Chiefs traded up to select in Round Three, has finalized his four-year contract with the club, per the NFL’s Thursday personnel notice. Conley (6-2, 213) was clocked at 4.35 seconds…

2015 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Picks, Projecting Prospects with Top Measurables

A player's value goes far beyond his measurements at the NBA Scouting Combine, but the measurements are an opportunity for myths to be proven fact or fiction. All in all, it's one of the final pieces to the puzzle NBA general managers must construct as they prepare to invest in the next group of NBA hopefuls. Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2015: Updated Prospect Big Board Heading into Scouting Combine

The NBA draft process' state of inertia is finally about to be over. The best and brightest players of the 2015 class are scheduled to make a trip to Chicago this week for the combine, though it's fair to say the hoopla is not quiteShow More Summary

Da'Ron Brown NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report for Chiefs' 7th-Round Pick

STRENGTHS A former high school quarterback, Da'Ron Brown has the skills to get a look in the NFL. He showed solid hands at the NFL Scouting Combine and performed well in the gauntlet. Brown's best quality is his ability to make every catch. Show More Summary

Eric Rowe NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for Eagles' Round 2 Pick

STRENGTHS Eric Rowe dominated the NFL Scouting Combine testing—finishing in the top 10 in every category—and has the height, body and length NFL scouts crave. He's a press cornerback and a willing, physical tackler. He lined up exclusively at left cornerback and can play square to the receiver at the line. Show More Summary

Randy Gregory: Round-by-Round Updates and Twitter Reaction for 2015 NFL Draft

Nebraska's Randy Gregory entered the pre-draft process considered by most as a top-10 lock. A positive drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine and a few more off-the-field questions wound up taking him out of Thursday's first round entirely. Continue...Show More Summary

Byron Jones to Dallas Cowboys: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

Most Cowboys fans probably know Connecticut's Byron Jones from his record-breaking 12'3" broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine. To put it simply, Jones has freakish athleticism, and he put together one of the best performances at the...Show More Summary

First pro tackle for Danny Shelton: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Danny Shelton was a little too happy to go pro. The six-foot-two, 339-pound defensive tackle was overjoyed when he heard that he was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL draft. See also: NFL Scouting Combine:...Show More Summary

Report: Gregory told teams at Combine he hadn’t smoked pot since November

It’s one thing for defensive end Randy Gregory to fail the marijuana test at the Scouting Combine.  It’s another for Gregory to tell teams at the Combine that he hadn’t smoked pot since November. That’s precisely what happened, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. With Gregory testing positive in late February, it means that he…

What Makes Paul Dawson the Best Linebacker Available in the 2015 NFL Draft

Despite character concerns and a poor performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Paul Dawson remains the best linebacker available in the 2015 NFL draft. NFL Network's Mike Mayock ranked the TCU product as the No. 1 player at the linebacker position, excluding edge-rushers. Show More Summary

Confusing reports emerge about Randy Gregory

In the aftermath of Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory’s failed drug test at the Scouting Combine, scuttlebutt emerged in league circles that the other shoe eventually would drop.  It apparently now has.  And I’m having a hard time making sense of it. Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media report in a joint item,…

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