Draft News-and-Notes (2/20-2/27)

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    02/28/2011 10:06 AM - 




    News-and-Notes (2/20-2/27)
    The Giants “would pounce” on Alabama RB Mark Ingram if he falls to them at number 19 in this spring’s draft. ESPN NEW YORK

    How much “poise and honesty” Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett displays in his interviews at the NFL Combine this week could be the key to where he goes in the draft. CBS SPORTS

    Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph has begun breaking into full-speed sprints after coming off hamstring surgery. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    The Lions neediest position going into the offseason is believed to be offensive tackle. MLIVE.COM

    Los Angeles Angels have their eyes “wide open” as to the possibility of Washington QB Jake Locker still playing baseball if there is an NFL lockout. ESPN.COM

    Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert is not expected to throw at this week’s NFL Combine. USA TODAY

    Auburn QB Cam Newton will participate fully in the NFL Combine this week. SB NATION

    Boise State WR Titus Young predicts he’ll run a forty-yard dash in the 4.2s at the Scouting Combine. BUFFALOBILLS.COM

    Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett reportedly didn’t declare for the 2010 NFL draft due to “heavy rumors” that he was addicted to drugs. ESPN 101 ST. LOUIS

    The Draft Advisory Committee Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers got a second- or third-round draft grade. CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES

    Oregon State DT Stephen Paea (knee scope) is not expected to run at the Combine later this week. CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES

    There is belief that LSU CB Patrick Peterson could run the fastest forty-yard dash at the Combine. SI.COM

    Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert could be “trying to hide something” if he doesn’t throw at the Combine. NFL.COM

    Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers (knee scope) is only expected to lift at the Combine later this week. ESPN.COM

    During and interview with SI.com’s Peter King, Auburn QB Cam Newton said he sees himself “not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.” TWITTER

    Alabama QB Greg McElroy’s injured throwing hand is expected to keep him from throwing at the Combine as well as the Crimson Tide pro day on March 9. TUSCALOOSA NEWS

    North Carolina DL Robert Quinn is expected to “challenge” Clemson DL Da’Quan Bowers as the draft’s No. 1 defensive end. TWITTER

    According to his agent Tom Condon, Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert will not throw at the Combine. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

    Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett will only throw and interview at this week’s Combine. ARKANSAS NEWS

    West Virginia RB Noel Devine packed on 16 pounds since weighing in at the Senior Bowl a month ago and is now up to 176 pounds. NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE

    It was revealed that Indiana WR Tandon Doss underwent post-season surgery to repair two groin muscles. INDIANAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE

    Florida State QB Christian Ponder now plans to throw at the NFL Combine. PRO FOOTBALL TALK

    USC DT Jurrell Casey has reportedly looked “unimpressive” during pre-Combine preparation. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    The Rams could look at Illinois DT Corey Liuget with their No. 14 overall pick. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

    TCU OL Marcus Cannon reportedly played 2010 at roughly 375 pounds. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    Iowa DL Adrian Clayborn says he won’t bench press at the Combine. PRO FOOTBALL TALK

    Assuming he is still there when they pick, the Texans’ “most likely candidate” for their No. 11 overall pick would be Nebraska DB Prince Amukamara. HOUSTON CHRONICLE

    According to Browns president Mike Holmgren, the team will be “looking for a homerun hitter” in the 2011 NFL draft. CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

    As a senior at Washington, QB Jake Locker’s completion rate on third downs was 51.1 percent. ESPN.COM

    USC OT Tyron Smith reportedly measured 6-foot-5 and 307 pounds at Thursday’s Scouting Combine weigh-in. CBS SPORTS

    There is belief that Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi “deserves to be a second-round pick.” ESPN.COM

    According to Panthers HC Ron Rivera, the team is looking at “seven to ten” players with the No. 1 overall pick, “right now.” TWITTER

    One NFL scout believes Iowa DL Adrian Clayborn is “probably going to slip some” in the draft because of his arm problems. SI.COM

    The Panthers are expected to host Auburn QB Cam Newton for a pre-draft visit. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

    Stanford QB Andrew Luck has taken out an insurance of at least $5 million through the NCAA to cover the risk of debilitating injury in 2011. THE SPORTING NEWS

    NFL scouts had concerns late last season that Auburn QB Cam Newton was already being surrounded by “major music and film stars” at Auburn. NFL.COM

    “Combine chatter,” says USC OL Tyron Smith “ain’t getting to the Lions” at No. 13 overall. TWITTER

    The Cardinals aren’t expected to draft Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert or Auburn QB at No. 5 overall. Cam NewtonARIZONA REPUBLIC

    Auburn DL Nick Fairley is reportedly still dealing with the after-effects of a small shoulder separation sustained during the 2010 season. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    According to one longtime NFL personnel man, every time he sees Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, he is reminded of Ryan Leaf. TWITTER

    Washington QB Jake Locker sidestepped questions about the possibility of returning to baseball at the Combine Friday. CBS SPORTS

    Florida State QB Christian Ponder spent three hours under an MRI machine as part of his Combine medical check. TWITTER

    The Lions will reportedly pass on cornerbacks at No. 13 overall if Nebraska DB Prince Amukamara is taken before they’re on the board. MLIVE.COM

    The NFL Draft Advisory Committee reportedly gave LSU RB Stevan Ridley a second- to third-round grade in January. NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE

    Redskins HC Mike Shanahan likened Washington QB Jake Locker’s game to Jake Plummer while talking to reporters at the Combine. SEATTLE TIMES

    If he is still there, the Dolphins could pick Alabama RB Mark Ingram at No. 15 in the draft. SI.COM

    Ohio State DL Cameron Heyward (Tommy John surgery) has resumed lifting weights. TWITTER

    A left hip flexor injury kept Lehigh OL Will Rackley out of drills at the Combine Saturday. NFL.COM

    Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett declined to discuss rumors of drug use and addiction while speaking at the Combine Saturday. TWITTER

    According to NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi, Washington QB Jake Locker will fall to the third or fourth round of the draft.

    The Falcons met with West Virginia RB Noel Devine at Saturday’s Combine. TWITTER

    Auburn QB Cam Newton was said to be “flustered” on Thursday night when asked by an NFL assistant coach why he ran a quarterback sneak, rather than kneel the ball as ordered by his coaches, at the end of the BCS National Championship Game. ESPN.COM

    Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett is still reportedly receiving “pretty favorable” reviews for his individual team interviews, despite his disastrous Saturday morning press conference regarding his rumored drug problems. TWITTER

    Florida OL Mike Pouncey could be drafted by the Steelers with their No. 31 pick in the draft. TWITTER

    Colorado OL Nate Solder reportedly “ran phenomenally well” in field drills at the NFL Combine on Saturday, and believes he has “all the athleticism” needed to be a left tackle in the NFL. NFL.COM

    After playing primarily in a 4-3 defense at Wisconsin, DL J.J. Watt thinks he could adjust to a 3-4 defensive scheme in the NFL. MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

    Texas A&M LB Von Miller could be taken by the Cardinals at No. 5 if he is still available. NFL.COM

    With QB Carson Palmer’s retirement threats still looming, the Bengals appear poised to seriously consider taking a quarterback with their No. 4 pick in the draft. BENGALS.COM

    USC OL Tyron Smith (knee) is expected to be 100 percent healthy for his March 31 Pro Day. ESPN.COM

    Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett’s Saturday media appearance was referred to as a “train wreck.” SI.COM

    There is belief that North Carolina WR Greg Little has hurt his draft stock at the Combine by being “less than honest” in team interviews. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    There appears to be “no chance” the 49ers will use their No. 7 pick on a wide receiver. TWITTER

    Temple DL Muhammad Wilkerson has been graded as a late first-round pick by some NFL teams. SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

    Florida State QB Christian Ponder was the “consensus top performer” in Sunday’s Combine drills. PALM BEACH POST

    Maryland RB Da’Rel Scott had the fastest forty time of all running backs at the Combine after running a 4.34. BALTIMORE SUN

    NFL Network’s Mike Mayock considers Wisconsin DL J.J. Watt the best “five-technique” end he’s ever seen. ATLANTAFALCONS.COM


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