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UNC WR Greg Little impressive, apologetic

Posted on: February 25, 2011 11:44 am

Having been suspended for the entire 2010 season and not selected to play in any of the post-season all-star games, North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little needs a strong showing at the Combine to refresh the memories of NFL scouts of who he is -- both on and off the field.

Little won't workout until Sunday, but this morning he passed the first of his many tests, humbly answering the media's questions about his suspension and preparation for the NFL.

Asked if there was something the NCAA or North Carolina could have done anything different in educating he and his teammates about the ramifications of dealing prematurely with an agent, Little refused to pass the blame.

"I knew what I was doing was wrong... It was stupidity on my part."

Little measured in at 6-2 and 231 pounds. He characterized himself as "in the best shape of my life" and credited his conditioning to working with an MMA fighter.

Little said he did not feel any additional pressure to perform well in Indianapolis this week, explaining that "some people don't perform at their best when they feel pressure. As long as you're prepared, you shouldn't feel pressure. I've prepared well for opportunity."

Little will have another opportunity to workout for scouts at North Carolina's Pro Day, March 30th. Having been suspended for the year, there was speculation by some in the media that he would not be allowed to work out there.

Scouts know Little is talented. Despite having never played the same position in consecutive seasons, his natural running skills made him a big play threat at North Carolina and one of the better after-the-catch receivers in the 2011 draft.

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