Archive for March, 2011
On The Clock: No. 24 New Orleans Saints: Record: 11-5, 2nd In the NFC South
General Manager: Mickey Loomis (10th Year), Head Coach: Sean Payton (6th Year), Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael, Jr. (3rd Year), Defensive Coordinator: Gregg Williams (3rd Year)
Offense Rankings: No. 6 Overall, No. 11 Scoring, No. 3 Passing, No. 28 Rushing
Defense Rankings: No. 4 Overall, No. 7 Scoring, No. 4 Passing, No. 16 Rushing
The Five Year Plan – Record: 49-31; Last Playoff Appearance: 2010; Last Playoff Victory: 2009 Season (31-17 Over the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl)
2010 Draft: (1-32) CB Patrick
NO BIG TRANSITION FOR JUSTIN TRATTOU
One of would think that playing for one of the nation’s elite college programs like the Florida Gators would be a dream come true…and that usually is the case---for the most part. But playing on a national powerhouse equipped with some of the finest talent around the nation also causes some gifted players to sometimes be overlooked.
NFL prospect Justin Trattou, one can argue, was one of those individuals that never quite got that opportunity to bask in the limelight, as he played behind two future second round picks, Carlos Dunlap and Jermaine Cunningham, at defensive end during most of his time in Gainesville.
When confronted with that thought in a recent interview with the NFL Draft Bible, the New Jersey native chose to only look at his situation from a positive light. “It shows
Little known Tyler Beiler, a wide receiver from Division III Bridgewater, has created quite the buzz after participating in James Madison’s pro day a little more than a week ago. Five teams – the Browns, Ravens, Raiders, Buccaneers and Falcons – were all in attendance for that pro day and have contacted Tyler.
The interest from NFL teams has been heating up for the native of Ronks, Pennsylvania over the past two weeks and it resulted in a Monday afternoon workout with an Eagles scout in Bridgewater. "It went pretty well, considering the conditions," Beiler said of Monday's workout. "I was hoping it'd be a little bit warmer, but you've got to work with what you're given."
Beiler said that he’d been contacted by about a half dozen teams since the James Madison pro day and has already heard from the Broncos and Steelers about a
On The Clock: No. 23 Philadelphia Eagles: Record: 10-6, 1st In the NFC East
General Manager: Howie Roseman (2nd Year), Head Coach: Andy Reid (13th Year), Offensive Coordinator: Marty Mornhinweg (8th Year/9th Year With Eagles), Defensive Coordinator: Juan Castillo (1st Year)
Offense Rankings: No. 2 Overall, No. 3 Scoring, No. 9 Passing, No. 5 Rushing
Defense Rankings: No. 12 Overall, No. 21 Scoring, No. 14 Passing, No. 15 Rushing
The Five Year Plan – Record: 48-31-1; Last Playoff Appearance: 2010; Last Playoff Victory: 2008 Season (23-11 Over the New York Giants)
2010 Draft: (1-13) DE Brandon Graham,
When Cameron Heyward left the field at Ohio Stadium on November 27, 2010 after defeating the rival Michigan Wolverines 37-7, many probably thought it would be his last performance in Columbus as a football player. ABC’s Sean McDonough or Matt Millen might have even said it on the air. But before the former Buckeye officially becomes part of Roger Goodell’s NFL – who knows when that will be – he has one more matter to attend to back in central Ohio…and it’s a biggie.
“This is my first chance to show off my skills, so I’m going to make the most of it,” Heyward said (on All Access Football Radio) of his private workout scheduled for this Wednesday (March 30) at 10:00 AM in Columbus.
Heyward injured his
From the All-Star games, through the NFL Scouting Combine and the pro days, right up to the 2011 NFL Draft, the NFL Draft Bible brings you the most comprehensive radio show on the NFL Draft. This week we break down the linebackers. Find out which players can be three-four edge rushers and which guys can play sideline-to-sideline as we breakdown both inside and outside 'backers. Special guests former Miami Hurricane Colin McCarthy and Nevada Wolf Pack Dontay Moch. Hosted by NFL Draft Bible president Daniel Mogollon and senior editor "The Reverend" Ralph Mancini.
Cincinnati’s recent pro day featured a draft worthy prospect that not only needed a strong showing but took advantage of the opportunity to showcase his abilities for representatives of more than 25 NFL teams that were present.
Vidal Hazelton was supposed to be the featured pass catcher in the Cincinnati offense in 2010 but due to a devastating knee injury in the season opener against Fresno State, he ended up missing the entire year and his draft stock took a big hit as a result. Hazelton later decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2011 NFL Draft but hasn’t been able to work out publicly until Monday.
Kelli Masters, the agent of Vidal Hazelton, claims that the junior wide receiver ran a 4.50 forty yard dash. Meanwhile, two different Cincinnati beat writers are reporting times in the 4.63-4.68 range. That’s a very
2011 NFL Draft--
- ILB – The Giants still have a dire need for an inside linebacker to not only stuff the middle and monitor the short area zones but to serve as the quarterback of their defense. It’s become clear that, that player is not currently on the roster. With all due respect to second-year pro Phillip Dillard and Jonathan Goff, they’re just not the type of leaders the Giants need in the middle. A player like Illinois middle man Martez Wilson would be an intriguing fit because of his athleticism, size, and smarts.
- OL – What was once a position of strength for the Giants is fast becoming an area of concern with injuries starting to pile up for long time starters David Diehl and Shaun O’Hara. Their
2010 NFL Draft Class--
(1-15) Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, USF: Credit the physical freak for not getting down on himself during the first half of the year when it appeared he had a difficult time grasping the playbook. JPP emerged late in the season by showing the ability to get underneath blockers on the edge and racing by them to get in the face of opposing quarterbacks. Grade: B
(2-46) Linval Joseph, DT, East Carolina: Made good use of his hands in the preseason to show that he could disengage from blocks to get into the backfield. However, a solid showing in August wasn’t enough to convince Giants’ brass that the 328-pound space-eater was ready to contribute in a rotational role. Joseph was a healthy scratch for most of 2010.