Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy's name regularly pops in the first round of mock drafts these days, which is impressive considering he was hardly the most acclaimed and talked-about defensive end on his own team.
Nearly two weeks to the day after he rocketed into public consciousness by announcing he is gay, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam finally got a chance at the NFL Combine on Monday to do what he's wanted to all along put football first.
The physical testing portion of the NFL combine continued Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium with the defensive linemen and linebackers. Here are the players whose stock rose and fell, according to Eric Galko of OptimumScouting.com and The Sporting News.
Im better (than Clowney), Auburn outside linebacker Dee Ford told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Sunday. Lets put it like this; people like to talk about size all the time. Size is pretty much overrated in my eyes people are just looking at the fact hes a physical specimen.
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock says there are a few safeties in the draft who are play-makers. In short, they’re the type who could help the Chiefs.
The draft analyst talked to reporters and offered his insights so far at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Here are the players who saw their stock rise and those who saw it fall on Sunday.
I think Im the best press-man corner in this draft, Dixon said. Thats what I think and thats what I should think because Im a cornerback. Im pretty sure the other guys are gonna say theyre the best cornerbacks in this draft, too.
South Carolina defensive ends star has dimmed a bit from a year ago, but he insists he will be a force in the NFL.
Despite his new celebrity, Michael Sam said he has no endorsements and has actively worked to avoid the media since announcing publicly that he was gay. At a news conference Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the former Missouri star even admitted he wished his sexual orientation wasnt a story.
An NFL player who uses the N-word next season could be hit with a 15-yard penalty next season under a rule being discussed.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com and CBSSports.com provides his insights on players who have been helped or hurt so far at the NFL Combine.
Texas A&M quarterback is focal point of attention by NFL people. Even Broncos general manager John Elway said: I think hes a great little player. I dont (mean) little; I shouldnt say that.
Pitt State receiver John Brown is adamant his small-school background has not put him at a disadvantage compared to his peers from larger programs.
While Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin answered questions Thursday about the alleged bullying of lineman Jonathan Martin, a former teammate also chimed in.
After going 11-5 in coach Andy Reid’s first season at the helm, the Chiefs will surely be keeping a close eye on several prospects at positions of need at this year’s NFL combine, which begins Thursday.