Tag:2011 Draft
Posted on: March 10, 2011 1:54 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Early results from Miami pro day

Posted by Rob Rang

Some of the early results are coming in from Miami's Pro Day, which featured a virtual "who's who" of names watching the players. (UPDATE: Weather cut the pro day short in Miami and it's been rescheduled.) Here are the highlights:

Running back Damien Berry shaved nearly two-tenths of a second off of his Combine time in the 40-yard dash. Weighing in five pounds less today (206) than he did in Indianapolis, Berry was clocked in at 4.45 seconds, according to the Univerisity of Miami official website. He had been timed between 4.59 and 4.67 at the Combine.

Another Miami running back, Graig Cooper, ran a similar time (4.6) as what he ran at the Combine.

The early results for potential first round cornerback Brandon Harris weren't as positive yet. He attempted to improve upon his 35.5" vertical jump, but dropped to 34.5" today.

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The early star of the show has been special teamer Cory Nelms, a reserve defensive back. Nelms may have at least landed himself a PFA grade by clocking in at 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash, completing 14 reps of 225 pounds and posting a 37" vertical jump. Nelms, 5-11, 191, played in 24 games for the Hurricanes, but finished his career with only 12 total tackles and one pass broken up.

Most of the 'Canes top prospects -- including WR Leonard Hankerson, DL Allen Bailey, LB Colin McCarthy and Combine-star CB DeMarcus Van Dyke are standing on the numbers they put up in Indianapolis.

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Posted on: March 7, 2011 8:12 pm

'At least 3 teams' thinking of trading for Kolb?

Posted by Will Brinson

It's no real secret that lots of teams in the NFL adore Kevin Kolb. After all, he's a really good backup on a team that will be starting Michael Vick next season, and it's not like the Eagles are shy about trading quarterbacks.

Oh yes -- half of the league desperately needs a starting signal caller too. And ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday that "at least three teams are debating deals" for Kolb.

The language here is important, because anyone can "consider trading for" Kolb. Like the Panthers, for instance, who need a quarterback. But their need for someone like Kolb to step in doesn't necessarily match up with what the Eagles will require in return -- a first-rounder (and even if their first overall pick in the second round might work, it's already in the Patriots hands).

So, for three teams to be seriously considering a trade for Kolb means that the Eagles were correct in their assessment of his value. He's worth a significant amount of money to a significant number of teams, and likely a first-rounder at some point.

Now, bear in mind if there's no new CBA by the time the draft rolls around in late April, the Eagles won't be able to get immediate value for Kolb, because teams won't be allowed to trade. Which makes the likelihood that they sit tight and plan a little longer for the future much higher. But it's also extremely likely that Philly's talking with other teams about what it would take to get Kolb, so don't be shocked if you see his name in a major deal once/if a new CBA gets done.

Don't forget, either, that it wouldn't be impossible for a team like, say, Arizona, to draft a player with their first pick that Philadelphia "really, really likes" (do you get what I am saying?) and then include him in a later deal for Kolb.

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