1. Talent Will Trump Up-and-Down Combine, Make Jadeveon Clowney Top-5 Lock in Draft

    In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, there were two prevailing storylines swirling around South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 8,052 reads 18 comments

  2. Khalil Mack: Breaking Down Buffalo LB's Combine Performance

    The general consensus among scouts entering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, was that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the top defensive prospect in this year's draft class...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,647 reads 14 comments

  3. Monster Combine Will Solidify DE Jadeveon Clowney as Top Pick in 2014

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been a highly touted prospect ever since he left high school...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 8,792 reads 25 comments

  4. 2014 NFL Combine Gives Khalil Mack Chance to Stake Claim as Draft's Top LB

    Entering this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, there appeared to be two prevailing schools of thought where the first four or five picks in the 2014 NFL draft are ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 3,704 reads 2 comments

  5. Combine Drills, Eye Test Crucial for Michael Sam to Prove He Can Be NFL LB

    There isn't a more talked-about player at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis than Missouri defensive end Michael Sam...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 4,505 reads 1 comments

  6. Strong Combine Key to WR Allen Robinson's First-Round Hopes in 2014 NFL Draft

    In today's pass-wacky NFL, depth at the wide receiver position has taken on added importance. That, in turn, has driven up the demand for quality pass-catchers in the NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 1,474 reads 0 comments

  7. NFL Combine Gives AJ McCarron Chance to Show He's More Than a Game Manager

    On some level, one would think Alabama's AJ McCarron has very little left to prove as a quarterback. After all, he's one of the most successful signal-callers in college football history, owner of three BCS National Championship rings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 805 reads 0 comments

  8. Blazing 40 at Combine Could Vault RB Lache Seastrunk into 1st Round of NFL Draft

    The collegiate career of Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is a study in contrasts. Immense physical talent clouded by off-the-field turmoil. Fantastic performances followed by disappearing acts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 3,401 reads 1 comments

  9. Johnny Manziel Has Everything to Prove in NFL Scouting Combine Interview Process

    Of the players that the Houston Texans are considering with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, none has generated nearly the amount of speculation and hype as Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 960 reads 1 comments

  10. Fast 40 at Combine from Kelvin Benjamin Would Make Big WR a Can't-Miss Prospect

    It happens every year at the NFL Scouting Combine. Eye-opening weigh-ins and jaw-dropping workouts send young men shooting up (or sometimes falling down) draft boards...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 2,341 reads 2 comments

  11. Speed, Agility Tests at Combine Critical for Carlos Hyde's 1st-Round Draft Hopes

    In 2013, not a single running back was taken in the first round of the NFL draft. It was the first time in the draft's history that happened...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 1,895 reads 0 comments

  12. Sammy Watkins Is Draft's Top WR, but It Will Take Stellar Combine to Crack Top 5

    Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is widely considered the top prospect at his position this year. Greg Cosell of NFL Films recently said he was "the best receiving prospect since A...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 1,498 reads 0 comments

  13. Jake Matthews: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    Heading into the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, it was a two-horse race between Jake Matthews of Texas A&M and Auburn's Greg Robinson to be the first offensive tackle selected in this year's NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 10,332 reads 5 comments

  14. Greg Robinson: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    The Auburn Tigers had a dream season in 2013, coming from nowhere to very nearly win the national championship. It appears the player who paved the way for that season is trying to keep the dream going right up until May's NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 18,260 reads 32 comments

  15. Alabama Tackle Cyrus Kouandjio Severely Disappoints on Combine's 3rd Day

    Offensive tackles are always a hot commodity in the NFL draft, and the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine features a handful of prospects who entered Indianapolis with first-round grades...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 47,178 reads 153 comments

  16. Jim Harbaugh Trade Rumor Points to Potential Unrest in 49ers Organization

    Since Jim Harbaugh became the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, there hasn't been a more successful franchise in the NFL . Save one small problem. Three NFC Championship Games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 35,805 reads 234 comments

  17. NFL Combine Was Perfect Showcase for No. 1 TE Eric Ebron

    Since it's inception in 1985, the NFL Scouting Combine has been inherently more beneficial for some players than others. It's the nature of the beast...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 3,715 reads 1 comments

  18. Jake Matthews a Top 10 NFL Draft Lock Entering 2014 Scouting Combine

    In the NFL draft, offensive tackle (and especially left tackle) is annually one of the most coveted positions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 1,654 reads 0 comments

  19. Mike Lombardi Hire by Patriots Gives Former Browns GM Quick Chance at Redemption

    When Michael Lombardi was announced as the new "assistant to the coaching staff" for the New England Patriots Thursday, many pundits chalked the news up as little more than Bill Belichick doing a professional favor for an old friend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 8,155 reads 8 comments

  20. Why Jadeveon Clowney's Struggles Last Year Shouldn't Worry NFL Suitors

    Entering the 2013 season, South Carolina defensive end Jadaveon Clowney was widely considered the favorite to be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. However, things didn't quite go as planned for the 2012 Hendricks Award winner...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 5,097 reads 18 comments

  21. Analyzing Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito's On-Field Value

    As the dust settles from the bombshells included in Ted Wells' report into the Miami Dolphins ' locker room, the futures of the two players at the center of the controversy have been cast into uncertainty...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 1,988 reads 10 comments

  22. New Orleans Saints' Purge of Aging Veterans Won't Hurt Team's Super Bowl Chances

    It's a harsh fact of life in the National Football League, especially in today's era of the salary cap and back-loaded contracts that teams were once able to get around...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 28,264 reads 98 comments

  23. Analyzing Best Potential Fits for Free-Agent OT Branden Albert

    In the NFL , there truly is no offseason. The dust had no sooner settled on the Seattle Seahawks ' victory in Super Bowl XLVIII than teams were already casting their eyes toward the upcoming crop of free agents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 9,372 reads 8 comments

  24. The 1 Move Each NFL Team Is Most Likely to Make This Offseason

    We've just about reached the point where every NFL team gets a clean slate. As the NFL calendar turns to a new league year, every team in the NFL is once again 0-0. Of course, it isn't exactly a level playing field...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 102,913 reads 90 comments

  25. What the Texans Want to See from Each Top Prospect at the NFL Combine

    The Houston Texans entered the 2013 season with high expectations, being labeled as a Super Bowl favorite by some after back-to-back AFC South titles...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 7,034 reads 35 comments