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2015 NFL DRAFT

Eric Page, WR

School: Toledo  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Toledo, OH
Height/Weight: 5-09 / 186 lbs.
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03/14/2012 - As other prospects began the morning trying to dazzle NFL scouts at the vertical jump station, Eric Page paced alone in the background, focused on making the most of a second opportunity. Page, the University of Toledo star receiver who is bypassing his senior season to turn pro, had one objective in mind Tuesday morning at the school's pro day. The Springfield graduate wanted to improve upon his 40-yard dash from the NFL Combine and dispel any rumblings he might lack the necessary foot speed to play at the next level. He seemed to do that. Depending on whose stop watch was referenced, Page finished the drill in anywhere from 4.51 to 4.55 seconds, trumping the disappointing 4.6 he registered in Indianapolis. Results were kept private, but one NFL scout who wished to not be identified informed The Blade he timed Page at 4.5. Posting a better mark wasn't "the end all, be all," Page said, but trimming even a tenth of a second could bolster his appeal for April's draft. Representatives of roughly 20 NFL teams convened at Fetterman Training Center to get a closer peek at Page, Desmond Marrow, Kenny Stafford, and other draft-eligible players. "I think at the combine, you feel a little nervous going into it. You're out of your element," Page said. "Just coming back to pro day, our teammates are out here rooting us on and I felt a little more comfortable. ... I did real well." Page ran receiving routes and caught passes along with other position players, but he did not compete in other drills, choosing to stand firm with his combine results. - Ryan Autullo, The Toledo Blade

03/13/2012 - With the NFL Combine in the past, the pro football future of a number of former UT Rockets and BGSU Falcons was in the balance on Tuesday. Both schools holding their pro day hours apart. Inside the Fetterman Center on the campus of UT, Eric Page was the big draw for NFL scouts. Page ran routes and caught footballs from former UT quarterback and current Cincinnati Bengal, Bruce Gradkowski. The Springfield alum took some criticism for his 40-yard dash time at the Combine but improved from a 4.6 to a 4.51 in today's testing. "I came out hre and ran my 40 again," said Page. "And had a better time than at the Combine and i think on poistion drills, I did real well." Another familiar face taking part in the pro day was former Rocket, Isaiah Ballard. Ballard was kicked off the team prior to the season for his role in an off-campus fight but landed at the University of Findlay where he made first team All GLIAC on defense. "If i had a wish," said Ballard, the Rogers High School alum. "I would wish I had one more run with those coaches and players down there. They have a great brotherhood. Everybody came together and accepted me like I was one of them." - Eric Haubert, Northwestohio.com

01/12/2012 - University of Toledo junior wide receiver Eric Page (Toledo, OH-Springfield High School) has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Page made the announcement in a news conference at UT on Thursday. Page leaves the Rockets after finishing one of the most prolific careers in UT history. He set school records for both career receptions (306) and season receptions (125 in 2011). His 306 career receptions tied the Mid-American Conference record held by Marshall's Josh Davis and Western Michigan's Jordan White, and is 43 shy of the NCAA mark held by Robert Broyles of Oklahoma. "Eric is a terrific young man with a great future," said UT Head Coach Matt Campbell. "He is team player who gave his all for the University of Toledo for three years. It was a privilege to coach him. We wish him all the best in the NFL and in all his future endeavors." Page's three-year career at Toledo is loaded with accolades. As a freshman in 2009, Page caught 82 passes and made numerous Freshman All-America teams. In 2010, he hauled in 99 receptions and also made a huge impact as a kickoff returner. He was the only player in the BCS to return three kickoffs for touchdowns that year, earning a first-team spot on Walter Camp and Sporting News All-America teams. He was the first Rocket in 35 years to make first-team All-America. - Toledo football

01/12/2012 - After three record-breaking seasons at Toledo, junior wide receiver Eric Page has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. "It's always been my dream to play in the NFL and I think right now is a great opportunity for me," Page said. "This would have never been able to happen without my teammates, coaches and my family." Page, who says he is projected to be drafted between the third and fifth rounds of the NFL Draft at this time, will leave Toledo with 306 catches - just 43 behind NCAA record-holder Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma, 2008-11). He also is tied for the Mid-American Conference reception record with Jordan White (Western Michigan, 2007-11). Toledo head coach Matt Campbell was unavailable for comment. The first-year head coach will have to replace 2,613 total yards of offense and 23 touchdowns between Page and senior running back Adonis Thomas for next year's roster. "Eric was an outstanding player and role model for Toledo football," said Illinois head coach Tim Beckman, who coached Page all three years at UT. "I wish him the best in the NFL." Page had intended upon staying with the team following the Rockets 42-41 victory over Air Force on Dec. 28 in the Military Bowl but his decision changed as the Jan. 15 deadline to declare for the NFL Draft approached. - Zach Davis, The Toledo Free Press

12/28/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR/KR Eric Page is the headline performer for the Rockets after putting up numbers this past season that had the same "wow" factor as his sophomore season in 2010 when he won All-American honors. The Air Force defense will have to alter the way it does business to keep the ball out of the hands of the speedy and elusive Page, who had a career-high 16 pass receptions for 145 yards in the season finale. - The Sports Xchange

12/28/2011 - Scouting the Toledo special teams: The Rockets have the MAC's best return man in WR/KR Eric Page, who earned All-American honors last season with his return prowess. Page averages 10.9 yards per punt return and 23.4 yards per kick return. P Vince Penza is just average and not a field position weapon, while freshman PK Jeremiah Detmer is a perfect 5-for-5 on his field goal tries this season with two kicks of 50 yards or better. Detmer gets selective use in this points-producing offense, but has cashed when called on. - The Sports Xchange

12/09/2011 - 2011 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD FINALIST: Toledo junior Eric Page (Toledo, OH) has been named one of four finalists for the 2011 Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced today. Page, a first-team All-MAC selection at wide receiver, kickoff returner and punt returner this year, is Toledo's all-time leading receiver 293 career receptions. He has caught a school-record 112 receptions this year, ranking third in the nation and second in the MAC in receptions per game (9.3). He is 17th in the nation and third in the MAC in punt returns (10.9), and sixth in the MAC in kickoff returns (23.4). He leads the MAC and is seventh in the nation all-purpose yards (169.3). He is 1-of-3 passing with one touchdowns throw, and also has thrown for a two-point conversion. Page was a first-team All-America selection at kickoff returner in 2010, averaging 31.1 yards per kickoff return and scoring three TDs on kickoff returns. - Toledo football

12/06/2011 - 2011 ALL-MAC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Kickoff Return Specialist - Eric Page, Toledo, has been selected All-MAC First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted by the MAC News Media Association. Page, a first-team All-MAC selection at wide receiver and kickoff returner last year, became Toledo's all-time leading receiver this season and now has 293 career receptions. He has caught a school-record 112 receptions this year, ranking third in the nation and second in the MAC in receptions per game (9.3). He is 17th in the nation and third in the MAC in punt returns (10.9), and sixth in kickoff returns (23.4). He ranks seventh in the nation and first in the MAC in all-purpose yards (169.3). - Toledo football

12/06/2011 - 2011 ALL-MAC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Wide Receiver - Eric Page, Toledo, has been selected All-MAC First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted by the MAC News Media Association. Page, a first-team All-MAC selection at wide receiver and kickoff returner last year, became Toledo's all-time leading receiver this season and now has 293 career receptions. He has caught a school-record 112 receptions this year, ranking third in the nation and second in the MAC in receptions per game (9.3). He is 17th in the nation and third in the MAC in punt returns (10.9), and sixth in kickoff returns (23.4). He ranks seventh in the nation and first in the MAC in all-purpose yards (169.3). - Toledo football

12/06/2011 - 2011 ALL-MAC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Punt Return Specialist - Eric Page, Toledo, has been selected All-MAC First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted by the MAC News Media Association. Page, a first-team All-MAC selection at wide receiver and kickoff returner last year, became Toledo's all-time leading receiver this season and now has 293 career receptions. He has caught a school-record 112 receptions this year, ranking third in the nation and second in the MAC in receptions per game (9.3). He is 17th in the nation and third in the MAC in punt returns (10.9), and sixth in kickoff returns (23.4). He ranks seventh in the nation and first in the MAC in all-purpose yards (169.3). - Toledo football

11/08/2011 - Western Michigan had not won in the Glass Bowl since 1988 until it took back-to-back wins on the road against Toledo in its most recent trips there. The Broncos have won four of the last five games against Toledo. Toledo's 37-28 win in Kalamazoo last season allowed the Rockets to snap a four-game losing streak against Western Michigan. The Rockets are 11-2 in their last 13 Mid-American Conference games, with both of those losses coming against Northern Illinois. WR Eric Page tied a Mid-American Conference record with his five touchdown receptions against Northern Illinois. Page shares the mark with Marshall's Randy Moss (1997). QUOTE TO NOTE: "I think Eric Page is the best player ever to play at Toledo. He single-handedly gave them field position. I'm glad we don't have to play them again." Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren after Page caught five TD passes against the Huskies. - The Sports Xchange

11/08/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Western Michigan at Toledo, Nov. 8 The Rockets are painted into a corner, needing to win out and get some help to reach the conference title game. A win over the Broncos gets Toledo bowl eligible, and keeps the Rockets in the MAC picture, for at least another week. KEYS TO THE GAME: The Rockets need to put the heat on Western Michigan QB Alex Carder, who will carve them up if he has time in the pocket. Carder leads the MAC with 273 yards passing per game and has thrown for 18 touchdowns. The pressure up front is the critical elements here, since the Toledo secondary proved highly vulnerable in the recent loss to Northern Illinois. The Rockets will likely need a turnover or two to prevail. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR/KR Eric Page tied a MAC record in his most recent game with five touchdown receptions. Combine his receiving work with his role in the return game and we see why Page is a highlight clip waiting to happen. - The Sports Xchange

11/01/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Both Toledo quarterbacks have the same favorite target in Eric Page. The junior wide receiver has 247 career receptions in two-plus years, and ranks in Top 20 nationally in receptions (eighth, 8.3 per game), 11th in punt return average (12.9) and 12th in all-purpose yardage (166.0). "I think Eric obviously is a big screen guy and a returner," said Doeren. "So when you see a guy who's as good of a returner as he is, you know he can do things after the catch when he catches those short routes. Whereas I thought Jordan was more of a route runner, could catch the football down the field on you. Not that Eric can't go deep he can but he gets a ton of yards after the catch. And that's the thing you can't let happen. You've got to be able to tackle him after he catches it." - The Sports Xchange

10/10/2011 - WEEK 6 MAC WEST DIVISION SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Special Teams Player of the Week: Toledo PR Eric Page: Junior punt returner Eric Page (Toledo, Ohio) returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown in the Rockets 54-16 win over Eastern Michigan. The punt return for a touchdown was the first of his career. - MAC football

10/08/2011 - Ausitn Dantin and Terrance Owens each threw two touchdown passes as Toledo routed Eastern Michigan 54-16 on Saturday. Dantin completed 14 of 16 for 156 yards while Owens was 13 of 14 for 146 yards. Their favorite target was Eric Page, who caught 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Page's effort set a school record for career receptions with 235 and surpassed current Arizona Cardinals receiver Stephen Williams, who had 229 catches from 2005-08. The win was the fifth in a row and 11th in the past 12 meetings in the series for the Rockets (3-3, 2-0 Mid-American Conference), who piled up 542 yards in total offense. The Eagles (3-3, 1-1) came into the game averaging 233 yards rushing to lead the MAC, but were held to 89 yards rushing and 227 yards total offense. Alex Gillett passed for 122 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. - AP Sports

09/26/2011 - WEEK 4 MAC WEST DIVISION CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Toledo WR Eric Page: Junior wide receiver Eric Page (Toledo, Ohio) had a season high 13 receptions and career high 158 receiving yards in a 33-30 OT loss at Syracuse. Page had 279 all-purpose yards, including 114 yards in kickoff returns. Page passed Steve Odom (216 catches for 2,631 yards, 2003-06) to move into second place in school history with 219 career receptions for 2,696 yards. - MAC football

09/21/2011 - KR/WR Eric Page is first in the MAC with 8.3 receptions per game, while also leading the conference in punt returns with a 17.0 yards per return average, and in kickoff returns with a 22.9 yard average. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Toledo at Syracuse, Sept. 24 - The Rockets finish up a particularly difficult three-game stretch with a road trip to play the improved Orange. After a 2-0 start, Syracuse lost at USC in its most recent contest. Toledo staggers in after losses to Ohio State and Boise State. KEYS TO THE GAME: The errors were glaring in both the Ohio State and Boise State losses, and in both games the Rockets had a lot of self-inflicted damage. Toledo needs to play mistake-free, force Syracuse into a turnover or two, and have All-American WR/KR Eric Page put the ball in the end zone. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR/KR Eric Page moved into third place in Toledo history in career receptions in the Boise State game. Page has 206 catches less than a third of the way into his junior season. Page needs just 24 receptions to pass Toledo's all-time leader Stephen Williams. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - WR Eric Page had a game-high eight receptions against Boise State for 69 yards. Page has 206 career receptions for 2,538 yards, ranking fourth all-time at Toledo in both categories. - The Sports Xchange

09/16/2011 - LOOKING GOOD: The Rockets have become very creative in using All-American KR/WR Eric Page, who had two touchdown receptions against the Buckeyes and threw a pass for a two-point conversion. Page is now Toledo's holder on extra points, a position he has never played in his career. That puts the ball in Page's hands should the Rockets opt to use any type of fake out of the extra point formation. - The Sports Xchange

09/16/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: No. 4 Boise State at Toledo, Sept. 16 The Rockets play a rare Friday night game in a part of the country where it is usually crazy to go up against high school games. But the fact that No. 4 Boise is the opposition and the fact the Rockets nearly knocked off Ohio State last week should pack the Glass Bowl for this one. KEYS TO THE GAME: It takes no Rocket scientist to figure out that the two botched field goals against Ohio State, the punt return allowed for a touchdown, and the more than 100 yards in penalties in Columbus, can't be repeated or the Broncos will make this a night filled with misery. Clean is the operative word for the Rockets they need a mistake-free performance. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR/KR Eric Page - Every game and every play when Page is on the field, he is the player to watch. The junior showed his playmaker skills in the narrow loss at Ohio State, scoring touchdowns on receptions of six and 66 yards. Page had 12 receptions for 145 yards, returned a kick 42 yards and also passed for a two-point conversion. Page, only a junior, needs just 32 receptions to become Toledo's all-time leading receiver. - The Sports Xchange

09/16/2011 - WR/KR Eric Page, a former high school quarterback, tossed a pass to TE Hank Keighley for a two-point conversion against Ohio State, scored on receptions of six and 66 yards, and had a dozen catches for 145 yards on the day. - The Sports Xchange

09/16/2011 - There will be no sympathy, no slack coming from the Broncos, who will likely use the narrow Ohio State win over Toledo as a reason to snap to attention as they prepare for the Rockets. This is Toledo's issue to deal with, and Beckman's problem to confront. The game with Boise State in the Glass Bowl will be the biggest event that stadium has hosted since the Rockets had No. 9 ranked Pitt over in 2003, and stunned the Panthers 35-31. Toledo needs to snap out of its funk that was brought on by the crushing emotional factor involved in the loss at Ohio State. The Rockets need an upgraded effort against the Broncos, if for no other reason than to regain their swagger with the MAC schedule right around the corner. Boise State comes into the Glass Bowl ranked 4th in the nation, the highest ranked team to ever play on Toledo's home field. The Rockets have a very respectable 6-9 all-time record against teams ranked in the Top 25. All of his other exploits aside, Toledo junior WR/KR Eric Page originally made his reputation in Northwest Ohio as a quarterback. The Rockets tap that talent occasionally, and Page is 5-for-6 throwing the football in his career. - The Sports Xchange

09/16/2011 - Toledo All-American WR/KR Eric Page caught two touchdown passes against the Buckeyes, threw to TE Hank Keighley for a two-point conversion, and had 145 receiving yards in the loss to Ohio State. - The Sports Xchange

09/12/2011 - MAC WEST DIVISION WEEK 2 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Toledo WR Eric Page: Junior wide receiver Eric Page (Toledo, Ohio) caught 12 passes for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns in Toledo's 27-22 loss at No. 15 ranked Ohio State. Page has now caught a touchdown pass in seven of the last eight games. Page also threw for a two-point conversion. - MAC football

09/07/2011 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: In their season-opening win over New Hampshire, the Rockets used their two-quarterback system just as head coach Tim Beckman said he would do. There's no reason to believe QBs Austin Dantin and Terrance Owens won't share the role again, giving the Buckeyes more to prepare for. Senior RB Adonis Thomas looks very comfortable running behind a veteran line, while junior WR Eric Page is a big play waiting to happen if he gets out in space. Sophomore WR Bernard Reedy had two TD receptions in the opener and is a scary second option. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: New Hampshire at Toledo, Sept. 1 These two have not met since their 1949 game, so there is no pertinent historical record to look at other than the fact that New Hampshire had won five straight games against FBS opponents until the streak was broken last year. New Hampshire went 8-5 in 2010, qualifying for the FCS playoffs for a seventh straight time. KEYS TO THE GAME: New Hampshire is a seasoned road team that has had a lot of success against FBS division opponents, so the Rockets will need to jump on the Wildcats early. If the Toledo defense forces a few three-and-outs early, or gets a turnover in the New Hampshire end, the momentum should surge for the Rockets. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR/KR Eric Page - It's not often a MAC team boasts a first-team All-American among its returning players, but the Rockets have that luxury in the dynamic Page. He was third in the nation in kickoff returns in 2010 with a 31.1 yard average and was the only player in the country to take three kicks back for touchdowns. Page was fifth in the nation with his 99 pass receptions and had 1,105 receiving yards. He makes a good team a potential conference championship team. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2011 - WR Eric Page has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The junior WR/KR caught 99 passes and averaged 31.1 yards per kickoff return last season and was the only Division I player in the nation to score three touchdowns on kickoff returns. Page also threw three touchdown passes. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: WR/KR Eric Page - It's not often a MAC team boasts a first-team All-American among its returning players, but the Rockets have that luxury in the dynamic Page. He was third in the nation in kickoff returns in 2010 with a 31.1 yard average and was the only player in the country to take three kicks back for touchdowns. Page was fifth in the nation with his 99 pass receptions and had 1,105 receiving yards. He makes a good team a potential conference championship team. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - It is officially phase three of the revamping of the Rockets' program. Tim Beckman used his first season as head coach in 2009 to assess the talent, assemble a staff, install his system, and begin courting the alumni and student body. His team went a surprising 5-7 after three very disappointing seasons before that had amounted to a 13-23 mark. Year two was about establishing a culture of competition and accountability. Beckman raised the bar, brought in a second top-flight recruiting class, and sold the mentality that anything less than a championship would be insufficient. When his team was picked fourth in the Mid-American Conference West Division in last year's preseason poll, Beckman chose getting down to business over whining and produced a 7-1 MAC record and an 8-5 overall mark. The team played in its first bowl game in five seasons. With that solid, incremental foundation in place, the next step for the Rockets in 2011 involves winning a divisional title, playing in the conference championship game, and making another bowl trip. Toledo enters this season as the favorite in the MAC West and the pick to win the conference's overall title, so things have changed dramatically. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Eric Page, Toledo, has been named one of 50 players selected to the Paul Hornung Award Watchlist for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. Page, a wide receiver/kick returner, proved his versatility in 2010 by catching 99 passes and averaging 31.1 yards per kickoff return (third best in the nation). He was the only player in the FBS to score three touchdowns on kickoff returns. He also threw for three TDs on trick plays. - Toledo football

07/26/2011 - Toledo's Eric Page was named to four All-America teams in 2010-first-team All-America as a kickoff returner by Sporting News, Walter Camp and Phil Steele Publications, and second-team by SportsIllustrated.com. Sporting News and Walter Camp are two of the five ???major' All-America teams recognized by the NCAA (AP, Sporting News, Football Writers, AFCA and Walter Camp). Players who make at least three of the five teams are considered to be ???consensus' All-Americans. Page is the first player from the MAC to make the Walter Camp first-team All-America since 2000 when Akron defensive back Dwight Smith made the prestigious team. He is the first offensive player from the MAC to be named to the team since Randy Moss of Marshall in 1997. In addition, Page was named the 2010 MAC Special Teams Player of the Year in a vote by the MAC News Media Association. He led the MAC and was third in the nation in kickoff return average (31.1). He was the only player in the FBS this season with three TDs off of kickoff returns. Page was also named the College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Returner of the Year. - MAC football

07/19/2011 - 2011 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Eric Page, WR/KR, Toledo, Junior, has been named one of 40 players selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason Watchlist for the 2011 college football season. The 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 120 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 8. Page was a first-team All-America selection at the kickoff return position by Walter Camp and the Sporting News in 2010. He ranked fourth in the nation last season in kickoff returns (31.8 avg.) and was the only player in the Football Bowl Series (FBS) to have returned three kickoffs for touchdowns last year. As a receiver, Page tied for fifth in the nation with 94 receptions, and ranked 18th in the country with 1,081 receiving yards. He was named the MAC's Special Teams Player of the Year and made First-Team All-MAC as both a kickoff returner and wide receiver. - Toledo football

07/09/2011 - 2011 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Eric Page, Toledo, has been selected one of 75 wide receivers from around the nation named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Biletnikoff Award is named after former Florida State and Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff and goes to the top receiver in college football. Page, who plays wide receiver as well as returning kickoffs and punts for the Rockets, ranked third in the nation in kickoff returns (31.1 avg.) this past season and was the only player in the Football Bowl Series (FBS) to return three kickoffs for touchdowns. As a receiver, Page was fifth in the nation with 99 receptions and gained 1,105 receiving yards. He was named the Mid-American Conference's special teams player of the year, and made first-team All-MAC as both a kickoff returner and wide receiver. - Toledo football

06/24/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: WR/KR Eric Page - Opposing teams changed the way they played defense when Page was on the field, and he should only get more electric as Toledo tweaks its playbook to utilize Page's skills. He was a first-team All-American as a kickoff returner in several votes, ranking third nationally with his 31.1 yards per return. He was the only player in the country to take three kicks back for touchdowns in 2010. Page ranked fifth nationally with his 99 receptions, good for more than 1,100 yards. - The Sports Xchange

 
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03/14/2012 - As other prospects began the morning trying to dazzle NFL scouts at the vertical jump station, Eric Page paced alone in the background, focused on making the most of a second opportunity. Page, the University of Toledo star receiver who is bypassing his senior season to turn pro, had one objective in mind Tuesday morning at the school's pro day. The Springfield graduate wanted to improve upon his 40-yard dash from the NFL Combine and dispel any rumblings he might lack the necessary foot speed to play at the next level. He seemed to do that. Depending on whose stop watch was referenced, Page finished the drill in anywhere from 4.51 to 4.55 seconds, trumping the disappointing 4.6 he registered in Indianapolis. Results were kept private, but one NFL scout who wished to not be identified informed The Blade he timed Page at 4.5. Posting a better mark wasn't "the end all, be all," Page said, but trimming even a tenth of a second could bolster his appeal for April's draft. Representatives of roughly 20 NFL teams convened at Fetterman Training Center to get a closer peek at Page, Desmond Marrow, Kenny Stafford, and other draft-eligible players. "I think at the combine, you feel a little nervous going into it. You're out of your element," Page said. "Just coming back to pro day, our teammates are out here rooting us on and I felt a little more comfortable. ... I did real well." Page ran receiving routes and caught passes along with other position players, but he did not compete in other drills, choosing to stand firm with his combine results. - Ryan Autullo, The Toledo Blade

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