Posts Tagged ‘NFL Combine’

Dion Jordan vs. Barkevious Mingo: What’s the Difference?

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Dion Jordan

What separates Dion Jordan from Barkevious Mingo? (Photo: US Presswire)

By Ryan Alfieri, Editor

The more and more we look at this year’s draft class and how is corrolates’ to the Jets’ needs, the more and more it look like the Jets will take an outside linebacker with their ninth-overall selection in April.

Two of the top candidates for the selection are Oragon’s Dion Jordan and LSU’s Barkevious Mingo. Both are similar players from a measurebales standpoint and would both give the Jets’ a much needed dimension of speed and athleticism, so what is it exactly that separates these two as prospects?

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2013 NFL Combine: Cue the Terron Armstead Hype Train

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Will Terron Armstead’s draft stock suddenly rise? (Photo: US Presswire)

By Kyle Casey, Staff Writer

Entering this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine, a small school prospect with a lot to gain was Terron Armstead. After an impressive performance in January’s East-West Shrine Game, Armstead became a well-known prospect among draftniks.

The 6’5 offensive tackle/guard from Arkansas Pine-Bluff entered the combine as a likely day two pick. His talent as both a possible left tackle and starting guard in the NFL made him an ideal third-round pick, but after a few notable times at the combine, Armstead’s stock is ready to skyrocket.

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2013 NFL Draft: Prospects With Something to Prove at the Combine

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Jarvis Jones, Georgia

Jarvis Jones must check out medically at the combine. (Photo: US Presswire)

By Kyle Casey, Staff Writer

With the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine drills starting on Saturday, the entire NFL world will be centered in on the more than 300 prospects who will workout in front of teams over the next few days.

The combine isn’t the end-all-be-all for a prospect’s draft stock, but many players head into Indy with something to prove. Whether it’s speed, strength, health or character concerns, a prospect must clear up the concerns surrounding him in order to avoid a rapid slide down draft boards.

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