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Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analytics

When the Vikings were at the Scouting Combine earlier this year, General Manager Rick Spielman said that the team was using analytics to derive data beyond 40 times and bench press totals. Spielman called it “another tool” the team could use to evaluate players and it is something that the team appears set to do…

Cowboys want to host Scouting Combine at their new facility

If Jerry Jones has his way, he can roll up to the Scouting Combine without his signature bus leaving its home base. Via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys owner said he hopes to lure the league’s annual personnel-and-agent convention (which doubles as a chance to weigh and measure college prospects) to…

2016 NBA Draft: Teams Under the Most Pressure to Hit Big

Why do NBA teams pour so many of their resources into the draft? Why do they spend so much time, money and effort scouting players around the world, poking and prodding them at the combine and private workouts, and deliberating whomShow More Summary

Tony Romo Comments on Future with Cowboys, Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

At February's NFL Scouting Combine, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters he believed Tony Romo could be the team's quarterback "for the next four or five years." According to ESPN.com's Todd Archer, Romo concurred with Jones'...Show More Summary

Video: Miami’s Sheldon McClellan Was Lighting It Up From 3-Point Range At NBA Combine

Miami guard Sheldon McClellan is busy trying to prove his worth to NBA scout’s at Chicago’s NBA Combine this week, and was impressing those in attendance from beyond the arc.  Miami basketball’s official Twitter account posted this video...Show More Summary

Marcus Paige sets sights on NBA

CHICAGO — The setting was different but the intensity was just the same for North Carolina guard Marcus Paige and his opponent at the NBA scouting combine, Maryland’s Melo Trimble.The two squared off on nearly every possession of the annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge’s marquee matchup back in early December. Show More Summary

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions and High-Risk Prospects Who Will Be Taken Early

The NBA Draft Combine has begun, causing some basketball fans to shift their attention from the postseason toward the upcoming draft. The combine will teach scouts a few things about the players who participate in it, but most of what they need to know has revealed itself in the game action we've already seen. Show More Summary

NBA Combine 2016: Prospects Who Boosted Their Stock After Thursday's Drills

The NBA Draft Combine is just getting started, but a number of players have already taken advantage of the spotlight with strong showings on Thursday. While scouts have already formed their opinions on many of the prospects in this year's class, this week in Chicago can change a lot. Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2016: Updated Prospect Big Board Heading into Scouting Combine

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, the majority of NBA fans are likely enjoying the action but looking forward to the NBA draft in the hopes that their favorite teams will still be playing in May next season. The next big item on the NBA draft calendar is the combine, which is set to run May 11-15. Show More Summary

Chargers sign fifth-round linebacker

Count the Chargers among the teams that have started signing their draft picks. Linebacker Jatavis Brown, a fifth-round pick, signed a four-year deal with the Chargers on Thursday. Brown was not invited to the Scouting Combine last February but was the 2015 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Akron. He set school records…

Vikings say Treadwell’s game speed trumps his Combine speed

At the Scouting Combine, receiver Laquon Treadwell turned in a disappointing 40-yard dash, leading to some speculation that he could drop out of the first round. But that didn’t happen, as the Vikings selected him with the 23rd overall pick. So why did the Vikings ignore Treadwell’s 40 time? G.M. Rick Spielman said on today’s…

Myles Jack may have made things worse for himself by talking

NFL teams knew Myles Jack’s knee was an issue, after poking at it thoroughly at the Scouting Combine and the subsequent medical re-check. But it might have been something the talented-but-injured UCLA linebacker said about his condition that scared a number of teams away, as much as the condition itself. After Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman…

Noah Spence sent drug test results to all 32 teams

The NFL has reportedly told teams that no prospects failed drug tests during the Scouting Combine earlier this year and one prospective first-round pick has also taken the step of sharing other tests with teams in order to show them that he’s been clean for the last year. Eastern Kentucky pass rusher Noah Spence started…

Michael Thomas and Josh Doctson are the most well-rounded receivers in the NFL Draft

Using advanced stats and NFL Scouting Combine data to profile the major wide receiver prospects, from Laquon Treadwell and Michael Thomas to Leonte Carroo and Devon Cajuste. The receivers in the 2016 draft class come in all shapes, sizes...Show More Summary

Report: NFL tells teams no positive drug tests at Scouting Combine

The war on drugs is clearly over, the battle won. Either that, or incoming NFL players have gotten smarter about when to use and when not to. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL has notified its 32 teams that no player tested positive at the Scouting Combine. That’s rare, even though it shouldn’t…

Reports of failed test by Vernon Hargreaves were phony

Well, it’s been an interesting hour or so. Earlier today, we posted that there had been no leaks of failed drug tests at the Scouting Combine. Almost immediately, folks pointed out that there had been reports of a positive result from Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. So I did a search on Twitter and found recent…

Rohit pleased to find winning combo after early experimentation

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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma credited Mumbai's scouting team with identifying the right players for different situations by experimenting with different combinations early in the season

Report: Kendall Fuller gets good news at medical recheck

Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller was one of the 2016 draft prospects to head back to Indianapolis last week for rechecks on issues from their medical exams at the Scouting Combine. Fuller tore the meniscus in his right knee last season and had microfracture surgery as part of the repair process. The injury wiped out…

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