1. NFL Mock Draft 2011: Breaking Down the Entire First Round

    As the Draft is just a month and a half away, rumors and reports are aplenty as teams and fans try and piece together not only who are the best players in the 2011 NFL Draft , but ...

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  2. Draft Meets Tourney: Matching 2011 NFL Draft Prospects with Tournament Teams

    To some football fans, following the NFL Draft is the most exciting time of the football season. And to probably a greater percentage of basketball fans, March Madness is the peak of the sports season...

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  3. Blaine Gabbert Pro Day: Interview with Top Prospect about His Draft Preparation

    One of the most important pro days for the 2011 NFL draft is Mar. 17, as the Missouri Tigers will have numerous NFL teams flocking to the facilities...

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  4. Blaine Gabbert Pro Day: Talking NFL Draft Prep With Potential Top Quarterback

    On March 17th, one of the most highly-touted pro days will be held at Missouri. Blaine Gabbert , the former Tigers quarterback turned top 10 draft prospect who is expected to be ...

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  5. NFL Draft 2011: The Dallas Cowboys Will Have a Lot of Options Come Draft Day

    Viewed as one of the most talented teams in league the 2010 pre-season, the Dallas Cowboys dealt with injuries and inconsistencies throughout the disappointing season that had them ...

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  6. 2011 NFL Draft: Five Quarterbacks to Watch Past Round Two

    Because of the CBA concerns as well as almost half the league needing a franchise quarterback, there could be as many as six first round quarterbacks taken on draft day...

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  7. NFL Combine 2011: Could Colin Kaepernick Really Become a First-Round Pick?

    Without question, one of the biggest rises in the draft process from shortly after the season through the Senior Bowl and just days before the combine is Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

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  8. NFL Combine 2011: 9 Prospects That Need To Interview Well at the Combine

    The 40-yard dash is the most eye-catching part of the combine. The bench press can be a great test of strength for the tight ends, linebackers and linemen. The vertical jump, broad jump and shuttles can showcase a players overall athletic ability...

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  9. NFL Combine 2011: The Significance of the 40-Yard Dash

    It's the drill every combine follower considers first. It's the drill that prospects endlessly practice and perfect. It's the drill that most can relate to and understand is a key factor in NFL Draft Prospects: Speed...

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  10. NFL Combine 2011: 10 Most Likely Workout Warriors

    Among the most intriguing story lines after the NFL Scouting Combine comes to a close is which players drastically hurt or helped their stock and which players "worked out" onto some teams' draft boards...

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  11. NFL Combine 2011: 10 Players With the Most To Prove By Position

    At the Combine, players are working on generally their final chance to improve their draft stock before teams solidify their boards and prepare for draft strategy now that the scouting aspect is all but done...

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  12. NFL Combine 2011: Top 10 Projected 40 Times in Indianapolis

    Overblown, overhyped, and sometimes overvalued, the forty yard dash is usually the first thing fans look at when watching or reviewing the Combine, and the one concrete number that ...

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  13. NFL Combine 2011: Should the Top Quarterback Prospects Throw in Indy?

    Ndamukong Suh, viewed as one of the most elite defensive tackle prospects in the past 10 years, decided to do every workout at the Combine, claiming he had "nothing to hide...

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  14. NFL Draft 2011: Blaine Gabbert has "Everything to Prove" Working with Gatorade

    When a player declares for the NFL Draft, they soon realize their pro career and workout routine starts before they even get a professional shot...

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  15. 2011 NFL Draft: Comparing Super Bowl Players To 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

    In my second annual Super Bowl Players to Draft Prospect comparison, we'll take a look at some of the top players on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers to see if some of ...

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  16. 2011 NFL Draft: Could JaMarcus Russell Ties Keep Nick Fairley Out of the Top 5?

    As we reported before on www.OptimumScouting.com during our Senior Bowl coverage, we found out in Mobile an interesting, maybe huge, fact about a top junior in the class of the 2011 NFL Draft...

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  17. Sam Bradford Interview: Improvements and Developments in Year One with the Rams

    I got a chance to catch up with former No. 1 overall pick and current St. Louis franchise quarterback Sam Bradford, who is at the Super Bowl festivities for Super Bowl week...

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  18. 2011 Senior Bowl: 10 Players Who Impressed On Day Two

    I'm here live at the Senior Bowl, and while it's been a long first three days of the bowl week with practices, there is still a lot to be determined with some of the top prospects in this draft class attending the Senior Bowl...

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  19. 2011 Senior Bowl: LIVE Recap Of Monday's North Practice

    Here are Optimum Scouting's notes from the North Practice on Monday. Follow me on twitter for constant updates all week. www.twitter...

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  20. 2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Offensive Prospects

    As I've said many times via Twitter, I will be attending the 2011 Senior Bowl practices Monday through Wednesday...

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  21. Brady Hoke To Michigan: Is He Ready to Bring Back the Roses in Ann Arbor?

    Okay, Michigan fans, you missed out on Jim Harbaugh, Les Miles, even Gary Patterson of TCU and Gary Pinkel of Missouri...

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  22. 2011 NFL Draft: Pat White or Joe Webb? Dual Threat QBs Have a Choice To Make

    College football is rapidly changing. The days of "Pro Style" offensives are all but gone, and even now more teams are looking for athletic quarterbacks who can run the option and beat teams with their feet as much if not more than with their arm...

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  23. 2011 NFL Draft: Will Auburn's Cam Newton or Nick Fairley Be Drafted Higher?

    Cam Newton has been outstanding this year, having a Heisman season that reminds people of Vince Young and Tim Tebow's domination in the college ranks...

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  24. 2011 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints Draft Preview

    A shocking loss to this Seahawks in their opening playoff game quickly put an end to the Saints ' hopes of repeating their appearance in the Super Bowl...

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  25. 2011 NFL Draft: Is Missouri's Blaine Gabbert a Bigger, Stronger Chase Daniel?

    Blaine Gabbert has gained some notoriety now, thanks to his declaring for the draft and Andrew Luck staying in school. And while he's been No...

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