Archive for May, 2010

2011 NFL Draft Watch #20: Bruce Carter

The countdown continues and our number twenty prospect in college football is...

Outside Linebacker Bruce Carter, North Carolina (Senior):

The Skinny: The senior outside linebacker plays for perhaps the most talented front seven in all of college football, one that may feature, including Carter, four first-round picks in next year’s draft. Carter has to make enough big plays while staying within his defensive scheme to make sure that he is not considered the fourth wheel. Not an easy task. Quite often in the NFL the Defensive Rookie of the Year is a linebacker; athletically gifted linebackers who played in a pro-style defense in college can have a very smooth transition to the pros. The next in line for this honor may be Carter, a prototypical outside linebacker in UNC’s Butch Davis-led defense. If Carter can emerge from his senior season without being overshadowed by his teammates

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Scouting The Quarterbacks: Class of 2012

Here’s a look at the top junior quarterback prospects entering the 2011 season:

1. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas – While there is debate as to where Mallett stacks up among all of the quarterbacks in college football, he is the clear-cut top pro prospect at the position among the junior class. Mallett has the classic cannon arm that will make scouts drool come pro-day time (expect him to pass on throwing at the Scouting Combine), but he needs to work on his touch and accuracy. Too many of his fastballs still sail high or find the turf. In addition to improving his completion percentage, Mallett can do a better job of allowing his receivers to make yards after the catch. It should be noted that the Arkansas product did a very good job

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2010 NFL Yearbook: Green Bay Packers

The hiring of defensive coordinator Dom Capers was instrumental in Green Bay’s turnaround from a six-win weakling into an 11-5 playoff contender.

Not only did the defensive mastermind’s 3-4 scheme help increase sack totals from 27 to 37, but a permeable run defense suddenly became impenetrable. In fact, the Packers limited opposing ground games to a meager five touchdowns and 83 rushing yards per game in 2009, making them the stingiest unit in that department.

The Green and Gold were plenty strong in the secondary as well, although a season-ending injury to cornerback Al Harris in late November made the team more susceptible to big plays in the passing game.

Although Harris will be back on the field at some point during the regular season, Green Bay’s special teams unit won’t be as easy to revitalize.

Over the past five years, the

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On Location: Desmond Howard Hall of Fame

While feeling tremendously humbled by the honor of being selected among this year’s College Football Hall of Fame inductees, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard never aspired to being recognized as one of football’s all-time greats.

During the Thursday, May 27 announcement of the 2010 HOF class at the NASDAQ marketplace in New York City, Howard informed the NFL Draft Bible that as a team-first player, he was only interested in doing whatever he could to help his team win.

The record-breaking college wide out arrived at Ann Arbor as an All-American high school tailback, but was soon approached by Michigan’s coaching staff that had a position change in mind for the Cleveland native.

“When I got there, coach [Bo] Schembechler, coach Gary Moeller and coach Cam Cameron sat me down, and said, ‘We think you can help us better and more effectively at wide out,” so I made the switch,”

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On Location: Desmond Howard Inducted into College HOF

While feeling tremendously humbled by the honor of being selected among this year’s College Football Hall of Fame inductees, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard never aspired to being recognized as one of football’s all-time greats.

During the Thursday, May 27 announcement of the 2010 HOF class at the NASDAQ marketplace in New York City, Howard informed the NFL Draft Bible that as a team-first player, he was only interested in doing whatever he could to help his team win.

The record-breaking college wide out arrived at Ann Arbor as an All-American high school tailback, but was soon approached by Michigan’s coaching staff that had a position change in mind for the Cleveland native.

“When I got there, coach [Bo] Schembechler, coach Gary Moeller and coach Cam Cameron sat me down, and said, ‘We think you can help us better and more effectively at wide out,” so I made the switch,”

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On Location: Desmond Howard Inducted into College HOF

While feeling tremendously humbled by the honor of being selected among this year’s College Football Hall of Fame inductees, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard never aspired to being recognized as one of football’s all-time greats.

During the Thursday, May 27 announcement of the 2010 HOF class at the NASDAQ marketplace in New York City, Howard informed the NFL Draft Bible that as a team-first player, he was only interested in doing whatever he could to help his team win.

The record-breaking college wide out arrived at Ann Arbor as an All-American high school tailback, but was soon approached by Michigan’s coaching staff that had a position change in mind for the Cleveland native.

“When I got there, coach [Bo] Schembechler, coach Gary Moeller and coach Cam Cameron sat me down, and said, ‘We think you can help us better and more effectively at wide out,” so I made the switch,” he said.

Howard,

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2011 NFL Draft Watch #19: Michael Floyd

The countdown continues and our number nineteen prospect in college football is...

Wide Receiver Michael Floyd, Notre Dame (Junior):

The Skinny: Entering his junior season Floyd stands out as one of the elite prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft in terms of upside, making him a possible top-10 pick if he declares following the 2010 campaign. His combination of football instincts, pro-style offense experience, a limitless route tree, exceptional athleticism and incredible hands make him a unique prospect at the position. He enters the season behind fellow juniors A.J. Green and Junior Jones, but that does not mean the Notre Dame product can’t emerge as the top wide receiver prospect in next year’s draft. Floyd has the potential to quickly become an elite number one receiver

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On Location: Antonio Brown Tears Up OTA’s

An unexpected name stole the show during OTA’s in Pittsburgh. Former Central Michigan wide receiver Antonio Brown received quite a bit of attention from the media on hand and by other Pittsburgh Steelers as well, such as quarterback Dennis Dixon, who gave a shout out of props after a long touchdown grab tossed his way by Byron Leftwich. Brown is catching on, “I’m getting better everyday and push myself to the limit everyday,” which is evident by the strides he’s making on the field.

Playing with Dan LeFevour in college, the former Chippewas receiver posted over 300 catches during his three seasons in Central Michigan after transferring from North Carolina Tech. Brown said, “Honestly I was predicting the Steelers,” when asked where he thought he would land when the draft dust had settled. Still breathing hard after a hot practice under conditions close to 90 degrees he mentioned

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On Location: Jonathan Dwyer Draws Praise

The writing was on the wall when the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t re-sign Willie Parker—the team would be looking to find a replacement via the draft or free agency. With the 188th overall pick, the Steelers selected Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer.

Dwyer admitted after OTA’s that, “Fortunately the Steelers believed in me,” because his agent told him teams shied away from him due to the triple option offense he ran in during his time as a Yellow Jacket.

Watching the draft, Dwyer shared the disappointment of going lower than he expected but also said, “It was a blessing,” and that he was “Hoping to go to the Steelers,” when he realized they were close enough on the draft board to grab the guy who earned the college nickname of ‘The Diesel.’

Excited to be with an organization that has a chance to win a Super

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