Category Archives: 2010 NFL Scouting Combine

Three combine standouts who’ll be 1st-round picks

Maryland tackle Bruce Campbell, USC safety Taylor Mays and South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were among the most talked-about prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine, an event that is all about physical talent.

DB drills conclude combine

The NFL Scouting Combine concluded today with the defensive backs taking over the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium.

49ers can’t ignore impact rush linebackers

I made it home late last night from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Now that I’m on the couch, I can watch some of what’s going on inside Lucas Oil Stadium.   The workouts this morning were of considerable interest to the 49ers. By my count, 29 of the 66 defensive linemen invited to […]

Future neurosurgeon pursues NFL dream

Oxford‘s Myron Rolle, a future neurosurgeon who served an apprenticeship as a safety at Florida State, is pursuing a football career this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine. The highlight of my weekend might have been when I asked a question to Rolle that made him pause for a moment before saying, “Good question.” (That […]

49ers examining defensive backs

The 49ers have their eyes on defensive backs. The consensus top two players in the secondary are Tennessee safety Eric Berry and Florida cornerback Joe Haden.   * * *

Misi meets with 49ers, Raiders

This is get-away day at the NFL Scouting Combine. After today’s round of interviews I’ll be heading to the airport, along with wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks – and those NFL assistants who coach them.   Those groups are scheduled to work out today in Lucas Oil Stadium, and then they depart Indianapolis after […]

Multi-dimensional Spiller is intriguing

This probably will not be the last time you see C.J. Spiller’s name mentioned here. He figures to be a popular topic among 49ers fans who make their wishes known for the team’s picks at No. 13 . . . and/or No. 17.

Could nose tackle be on 49ers’ radar?

The 49ers placed the franchise tag on nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin this week but it’s uncertain whether they can work out a long-term contract. I think if the 49ers really like a defensive lineman – even a nose tackle – they would not think twice about taking him at any point in the draft.   […]

McCluster fondly recalls making Willis ‘look silly’

Dexter McCluster of Ole Miss is a running back, wide receiver, punt returner, kick returner . . . and the guy likes to play gunner on punt coverage, too.   The only thing he doesn’t do well is size. That alone will likely drop him into the second round because of his 5-foot-8, 172-pound frame. […]

Insiders: 49ers not likely to spend for Sproles

Running back/return man Darren Sproles is expected to hit the open market next week, and the 49ers seem like a logical suitor. But there are some obvious issues that create doubts among league insiders that the 49ers will be much of a player in the pursuit of his services.

Why Sproles would be a good fit for 49ers

In less than a week, Darren Sproles will likely to be an unrestricted free agent.   And at 9:01 p.m. (PT) on March 4 – the first minute the move is legal – the San Francisco 49ers should make the arrangements to get him on the next flight to the Bay Area.   Moreover, I […]