03/20/18 - Eli Stove, So/2020, Auburn, 6-0, 183 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] WR Eli Stove's 2018 season is in doubt after he tore an ACL in spring practice, multiple media outlets reported.
While the injury occurred prior to the school's spring break, 247Sports, citing a source, reported that Stove underwent surgery on March 13. Stove was working with the first-team offense during practice prior to his injury.
Stove appeared in all 14 games as a sophomore last season, recording 29 receptions for 265 yards. He also was a threat out of the backfield with 30 rushes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.
As a freshman, the 6-foot, 183-pound Stove had 23 catches for 224 yards and added 11 rushes for 131 yards and a score in nine games.
03/20/18 - Matt Womack, rSo/2020, Alabama, 6-6, 326 (DS#4 OT)[Newsfeed] OT Matt Womack, the starting right tackle for last season's national champions, will miss all of spring practice due to a broken bone in his right foot, BamaOnline.com reported. The 6-foot-7, 324-pound Womack is expected to undergo surgery Wednesday. He was injured during workouts leading up to spring practice, according to the report. He is expected to be ready for practice in August.
03/20/18 - Chris Robison, /2021, Florida Atlantic, 6-2, 190 (DS# QB)[Newsfeed] QB Robison has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin announced Tuesday. Kiffin did not elaborate on the specific nature of the infraction involving Robison, who also violated team rules while with Oklahoma last August that ultimately led to his dismissal from the club. He transferred to Florida Atlantic and is competing with D'Andre Johnson for the starting role.
03/19/18 - Maurice Ways, rJr/2019, California, 6-2, 215 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] WR Maurice Ways has announced he will transfer from Michigan to California. Ways, who is 6 feet 3, 215 pounds, will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer. Ways was recruited by former Wolverines coach Brady Hoke and did not play as a freshman before Hoke was fired. Ways was used sparingly under Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, catching eight passes for 71 yards over the last three seasons.
03/16/18 - Osharmar Abercrombie, Sr/2018, Coastal Carolina, 5-09, 210 (DS#63 RB)[Newsfeed] Coastal Carolina held its annual Palmetto Pro Day on Friday, allowing Chanticleer student-athletes and student-athletes from other institutions to showcase their skills in front of NFL scouts. Among the NFL teams represented at the 2018 Pro Day were the Steelers, Falcons, and Browns. The student-athletes participating for Coastal Carolina were Osharmar Abercrombie, Gary Bradshaw, Lorenzo D'Angelo, Dontay Hears, Kerron Johnson, Shane Johnson, Chris Jones, Marcus Williamson, Austin Wilson, and former Chants Devin Brown, Samuel Ekwonike, Voghens Larrieux, Richard Sampson, and A.J. Sattinger. Student-athletes from Charleston Southern, The Citadel, Limestone, and Shepherd were also present. - Coastal Carolina Football
03/16/18 - Cardon Johnson, rSr/2019, James Madison, 5-09, 202 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] James Madison Head Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that running back Cardon Johnson has been given a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Johnson was granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA and his request for a sixth season was approved. He played in three games last season before suffering a torn Achilles for the second straight season. "We were confident the waiver was going to go through, so we've been planning to have Cardon back," Houston said. "It's great to have confirmation and for him to have the opportunity to play his sixth year. We hope he can make a full recovery and be back on the field soon representing James Madison University."
In last year's season-opening win at ECU, Johnson rushed for a career-high 265 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries (15.6 avg.). His touchdown runs came from 80 and 85 yards out, which led to him being named CAA Offensive Player of the Week and CFPA FCS National Performer of the Week. Johnson had 37 carries for 347 yards and three scores in total during his shortened 2017 campaign. In 24 career games, Johnson has rushed 312 times for 2,088 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. He is just 231 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns shy of reaching JMU's all-time top 10 in each category. - JMU Football
03/16/18 - Arrion Springs, Sr/2018, Oregon, 5-11, 205 (DS#31 CB)[Newsfeed] Arrion Springs had some numbers on his side. The Oregon cornerback had 12 passes broken up as a sophomore in 2015, and another 19 last fall as a senior, both of which led the Pac-12 Conference. The analytics web site Pro Football Focus gave him a coverage grade of 88.2 out of 100 in 2017, seventh nationally among FBS cornerbacks. Still, there were questions about his long-term potential. Springs wasn't extended an invitation to a postseason all-star game, nor to the NFL Scouting Combine. Through the grapevine, Springs heard whispers it was another number that scouts doubted — his 40-yard dash time. "They thought I was a 4.5, 4.6 guy," Springs said. "… All the teams told my agent, if you want to be a draft pick, you gotta run like one." Springs did that Thursday, running himself onto the radar of NFL scouts and stealing the show at Oregon's annual Pro Day workout for draft prospects.
With combine participants Tyrell Crosby, Royce Freeman and Tanner Carew on hand but limiting their activity to position drills, the stage was set for other UO alumni to grab the spotlight, and several did. The fastest 40 of the day was by Springs, who was clocked under 4.5 seconds on both runs, and under 4.4 by some hand-held timers. Freeman's backup the last four years, Kani Benoit, also was clocked under 4.5 by some of the few dozen scouts on hand, both players blowing away their expectations for the pre-draft showcase. Benoit and Springs were two of the fifteen 2017 Oregon seniors to participate in Thursday's workout, joined by alumni Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Dwayne Stanford, Matt Wogan and Dakota Prukop. - Oregon Football
03/15/18 - *Josh Rosen, Jr/2018, UCLA, 6-4, 226 (DS#2 QB)[Newsfeed] According to a longtime scout at the UCLA Pro Day, Rosen completed "just about everything" he threw Thursday, including several off-script passes requested by coaches attending the workout. There were plenty of big names at the event, including decision-makers for clubs holding top 10 picks and in need of quarterback help -- like Cleveland Browns VP of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith, Denver Broncos' general manager John Elway and head coach Vance Joseph, and New York Jets' GM Mike Maccagnan. Rosen "looked really good," completing a variety of passes to all levels of the field, showing the trademark accuracy, zip and touch that has earned him praise throughout the process (including during the Combine throwing sessions) as the most polished passer in this year's class.
The only real off-target throw of the day, in fact, came on a busted route by a receiver who appeared to pull a hamstring while tracking the ball. Even with his receiver slowing up, Rosen's pass was "still a good ball," according to the scout. The scout further noted that there were "definite wind gusts" throughout the workout and that Rosen "handled them well, especially on deep balls." Rosen is projected to be drafted sixth overall by the Jets in my mock draft, as well as the mock draft by NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/15/18 - Mason Rudolph, Sr/2018, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 235 (DS#6 QB)[Newsfeed] Like Josh Rosen, Rudolph threw the ball at the Combine about two weeks ago. Unlike Rosen, Rudolph needed a strong performance Thursday after a somewhat disappointing showing in Indianapolis. He delivered Thursday with fellow future NFL draft picks James Washington and Marcel Ateman collecting the majority of his passes, according to a scout who attended the workout. Rudolph completed 57 of 63 passes Thursday with two of those passes being simple drops by receivers. He was high on a few throws -- including on a crossing pattern when Washington saved him with a terrific leaping grab -- but otherwise "had a really solid workout and showed good trajectory and timing on the deeper throws today than before," the scout said.
Rudolph will likely be given some slack by scouts because he threw in Indianapolis shortly after being unable to participate at the Senior Bowl due to a foot injury that put him in a walking boot. The prototypically built 6-foot-5, 235-pound Rudolph checks in sixth among quarterbacks on NFLDraftScout.com's board, 63rd overall. The Pittsburgh Steelers were in full force Thursday with general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin among those representing the AFC North squad and speaking with Rudolph at the end of the workout. Rudolph later shared with reporters that he has set meetings with six teams, although he would not divulge which out of respect to the franchises. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/15/18 - James Washington, Sr/2018, Oklahoma State, 5-11, 213 (DS#8 WR)[Newsfeed] Oklahoma State football hosted its annual Pro Day on Thursday, with 17 Cowboys putting their talent on display in front of personnel from all 32 NFL teams inside the weight room at Boone Pickens Stadium and on the field at the Sherman E. Smith Training Center. NFL Combine participants Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Marcell Ateman, Tre Flowers and Chris Lacy all participated in the event, as well as linebacker Gyasi Akem, offensive tackle Zach Crabtree, cornerback Darius Curry, defensive tackle Ben Hughes, cornerback Malik Kearse, center Brad Lundblade, safety Jerel Morrow, defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne, safety Ramon Richards, offensive lineman Larry Williams, running back Rennie Childs and wide receiver Brandon Sheperd.
Several Cowboys put up impressive numbers throughout the day, including a 39-inch vertical jump from Washington, a 126-inch broad jump by Lacy and a 4.43 40-yard dash from Washington, to name a few of the day's best. Washington, who is viewed as a potential first-round pick by some, helped his stock on Thursday with a 39-inch vertical jump. It was a 4.5-inch improvement from the mark he set at the combine. He was also clocked at 4.43 in the 40-yard dash by at least one scout, which was 0.11 seconds better than his combine time. - Oklahoma State Football
03/15/18 - Garrett Dickerson, Sr/2018, Northwestern, 6-2, 248 (DS#5 FB)[Newsfeed] All 32 National Football League franchises were represented at Trienens Hall on Tuesday for the 2018 Northwestern Football Pro Timing Day. A total of 14 Wildcats, and a host of local prospects, put their talents on display in advance of the NFL Draft. Northwestern student-athletes that participated fully included Corey Acker, Moe Almasri, Matt Alviti, Garrett Dickerson, Tyler Lancaster, Warren Long, Marcus McShepard, Hunter Niswander, Brad North, Kyle Queiro and Brett Walsh. 2018 Combine invitees Godwin Igwebuike and Justin Jackson, and 2016 graduate Miles Shuler, participated in position drills. - Northwestern Football
03/15/18 - Drew Brown, Sr/2018, Nebraska, 5-10, 208 (DS#5 K)[Newsfeed] A strong representation of professional scouts were on hand in Lincoln on Wednesday for Nebraska's 2018 Pro Day. A total of 27 NFL franchise and three Canadian Football organizations were represented on Wednesday as the participants worked out in the Suh Strength and Conditioning Complex and the Hawks Championship Center. Eleven members of the 2017 Nebraska team participated in Pro Day including place-kicker Drew Brown, offensive tackle Nick Gates, tight end Tyler Hoppes, cornerback Chris Jones, safety Joshua Kalu, offensive lineman David Knevel, quarterback Tanner Lee, fullback Luke McNitt, linebacker Marcus Newby, receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El and safety Kieron Williams. In addition four other former Huskers worked out including Tommy Armstrong Jr., Josh Banderas, Daniel Davie and Mo Seisay. - Nebraska Football
03/14/18 - Shea Patterson, So/2020, Michigan, 6-1, 193 (DS#5 QB)[Newsfeed] Michigan is unlikely to know whether Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible to play next season by the time it begins spring practice March 23. Attorney Tom Mars, who is advising Patterson, said an NCAA ruling cannot come until after Ole Miss has the opportunity to respond to Michigan's application for a waiver. Mississippi has 10 business days to submit a response, starting from when it receives the information from Michigan, and the clock on that was expected to start Wednesday. "I'm optimistic it will be sent later today, and I think that highly likely," Mars told The Associated Press in a text message Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Mars said, other schools that have accepted five of Patterson's Ole Miss teammates as transfers are planning to see how his case plays out before filing similar requests with the NCAA. Mars said it was his understanding that Michigan had already sent the information to Ole Miss during its original submission to the NCAA. Ole Miss athletic department spokesman Kyle Campbell said the school would not comment on the matter. Michigan directed questions to the NCAA. NCAA spokesman Christopher Radford said the association could not comment on the process. - AP College Football
03/14/18 - *Tremaine Edmunds, Jr/2018, Virginia Tech, 6-4, 253 (DS#1 OLB)[Newsfeed] On a rather frosty March mid-week morning, a large contingent of former Virginia Tech football players showed up for job interviews at the Hokies' weight room and also the Indoor Practice Facility. The headliner of the morning - and the reason why NFL personnel from all 32 teams attended - was linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, whose play this past fall enabled him to earn All-America honors and whose performance at the NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks ago drew rave reviews. Edmunds, who decided to forgo his final season at Tech and make himself available for the NFL Draft, ran a 4.54-second 40 at the Combine, while recording 19 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press and registering a broad jump of 117 inches. All that, of course, while checking in at 6-foot-5 and weighing 253 pounds. As a result of his performance at the Combine, Edmunds elected not to repeat any of those strength and conditioning tests. Instead, he only performed linebacker-specific drills.
"I just wanted to come out and display some of my talents," Edmunds said afterward. "Display what I've been working on, and show these coaches, show these scouts and everyone that came out, my abilities. "It's all been good. It's a process that you don't get back in life, so you've got to enjoy every bit of it. That's exactly what I've been doing. The good thing about it is that I get to do it with my brother [Terrell]. That makes it 10 times better." Many, if not nearly all, draft prognosticators - several with NFL experience - project Edmunds as a first-round pick. The first-team All-ACC choice led the Hokies in tackles with 109 and tackles for a loss with 14 this past fall, while also finishing tied for the lead in sacks with 5.5. - Virginia Tech Football
03/14/18 - Kristian Fulton, rSr/2021, LSU, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 CB)[Newsfeed] Defensive back Kristian Fulton was expected to be a star after signing with LSU in 2016, but he has not played since his freshman season and it turns out he is serving a two-year NCAA suspension. The Advocate reported that Davis, a five-star recruit, was suspended by the NCAA for two years -- one for allegedly attempting to use a fraudulent drug testing sample during his freshman season, and another for "failing" the test in which the fraudulent sample was allegedly used. Fulton is appealing the ruling, hoping to regain eligibility for the 2018 season, by calling into question the handling of his drug sample. "The NCAA suspending this young man for two full competitive seasons is unethical, and there are due process issues relative to the collection of the test specimen," Don Jackson, an attorney representing the Fulton family, told The Advocate. "The decision in this case was ethically and legally incorrect. He's suffered the most serious sanction I've ever seen for a student-athlete who failed a drug test." After playing sparingly as a freshman, Fulton mysteriously did not play at all last season, but now it's apparent as to why. - The Sports Xchange
03/14/18 - Baker Mayfield, rSr/2018, Oklahoma, 6-1, 215 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] Heisman-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield participated only in throwing drills Wednesday, a day after having dinner with Miami Dolphins' brass. The Dolphins hold the No. 11 pick in the first round. NFLDraftScout.com's Brugler ranks Mayfield at No. 8 on his Big Board. "All I can do is focus on my game, focus on handling myself and put myself in good position for those meetings to show what I'm capable of mentality," Mayfield told reporters after his workout. As for his draft stock, Mayfield added: "I feel like I put myself in a good spot here to be considered the best quarterback in the draft, no matter the height question or the people questioning character. These meetings have been great for me, so I've put myself in a good spot." Among those attending Oklahoma's Pro Day were Denver Broncos' general manager John Elway and head coach Vance Joseph, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Shula, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner. - The Sports Xchange
03/14/18 - *Orlando Brown, rJr/2018, Oklahoma, 6-8, 345 (DS#10 OT)[Newsfeed] Oklahoma Pro Day: Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown fizzled like no other at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, turning in an historically bad testing performance that left his draft stock in free-fall. He at least partially redeemed himself Wednesday at Oklahoma's Pro Day in Norman, Okla. The mammoth left tackle improved his testing across the board, adding seven inches in the broad jump (7 feet, 5 inches at Pro Day), six inches in his vertical jump (25 1/2 inches) and four reps of 225 pounds in the bench press (18). He also dropped his 40 time from a Combine-worst 5.85 seconds to 5.63, although the latter mark, reported by OU, was hand-timed and not electronically timed, as in Indianapolis at the Combine. What does it all mean for the 2017 first-team All-American?
"There was a lot riding on Brown's on-campus workout," said NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler. "And he responded with improved numbers across the board, especially in the lower-body explosion drills. At the end of the day, NFL teams who consider drafting Brown will trust the tape over the workout numbers, but his improved times will help justify a team's willingness to believe in the player. "Brown will always be a heavy-footed tackle; that won't change. But with his wide base and wingspan, he is able to compensate. Brown is a tough evaluation because of his skill-set, which has scouts divided on his long-term projection. "While he likely won't be drafted in the top 50 picks, Brown still has a chance to hear his name called on day two of the NFL Draft." - The Sports Xchange
03/14/18 - *Orlando Brown, rJr/2018, Oklahoma, 6-8, 345 (DS#10 OT)[Newsfeed] Oklahoma Pro Day: Brown was a solid second-rounder, at No. 42, on Brugler's pre-Combine Big Board but fell out of the Top 50 following the event. The consensus opinion at NFLDraftScout dropped Brown to the 10th-best tackle and a third- to fourth-round prospect. He gave scouts more to think about Wednesday. "Going to the Combine, I did horrible," Brown told reporters after Wednesday's workout. "I've been running the 5.6 consistently. I've been benching 18 to 20. This is before the Combine. ... When I went to the Combine, my bench press didn't go well because I got away from my breathing technique. And from there, it just kind of snowballed for me. My mentality was messed up. "And I'm not that type of person. I've had bad plays and bounced back and had a great game. And that shows up on film."
Brown (6-9, 345) was never going to test well, but he needed to not be the worst to maintain his standing as one of the best at his position in a weak draft class for offensive tackles. Even if the 5.63 time in the 40 is legit, it would still be the slowest among offensive linemen who worked out at the Combine, and his improved testing is still below average at the position. "Hopefully, what happened at the Combine doesn't completely represent me with these scouts and coaches," Brown said. "Hopefully they look at Pro Day and they look at the film and understand what type of person I am." - The Sports Xchange
03/14/18 - Jeff Badet, rSr/2018, Oklahoma, 5-11, 182 (DS#66 WR)[Newsfeed] Wide receiver Jeff Badet (5-11, 182) ran a hand-time 4.27-second 40 on Wednesday, putting him on the radar as a late-round developmental prospect. He also posted a 10-feet, 11-inch broad jump and a vertical jump of 39 1/2 inches. Badet, who transferred from Kentucky to Oklahoma before last season, caught 26 passes for 400 yards as a senior. - The Sports Xchange
03/13/18 - Ralph Webb, rSr/2018, Vanderbilt, 5-09, 202 (DS#33 RB)[Newsfeed] The cheering grew noticeably louder at the midway point of Vanderbilt's Pro Day on Tuesday, when running back Ralph Webb took his turn on the bench press. Webb, the Commodores' all-time leading rusher, turned in a whopping 27 reps at 225 pounds, sparking hoots and howls from his surrounding teammates. Amid the ensuing high-fives, at least one Vanderbilt player wasn't surprised. "I knew I was going to kill the bench," Webb said. "I've always been pretty strong, one of the strongest guys on the team. I figured I'd get about 25-27 reps." Webb's performance was just one piece of Pro Day, when 18 former Commodores worked out for a host of NFL scouts at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility. In all, 29 NFL teams ventured to Nashville to assess the pro prospects of several Vanderbilt standouts.
Like many of his teammates, Webb hopes to forge his own NFL career. The Gainesville, Fla. product finished his collegiate career as a four-year starter and the Commodores' career rushing leader with 4,173 yards. That number places his sixth all-time in SEC history. At Pro Day, Webb showed out in front of NFL scouts. He leaped for a 36-inch vertical jump and 10' 2'' broad jump, then clocked a fast 4.48 40-yard dash. Webb then showed flashes of pass-catching out of the backfield, the very versatility he hopes will pique the interests of NFL teams. "It's just coming out and showing that I can run, I'm fast and I can catch the ball out the backfield," Webb said. "I've got great tape. I know I can run the ball. They just want to see where I can move it around and be versatile. I think I came out here and did that today." - Vanderbilt Football
03/13/18 - Jalyn Powell, rSr/2018, Youngstown State, 5-11, 193 (DS#49 SS)[Newsfeed] Eight former Youngstown State football players went through on-field tests and drills in front of a group of almost 20 professional scouts on Tuesday at the WATTS. The group of scouts represented 13 NFL organizations and two from the Canadian Football League. The former Penguins who took part in Tuesday's workout were Alvin Bailey, Stefan Derrick, Billy Nicoe Hurst, Damoun Patterson, Jalyn Powell, Kevin Rader, Justin Spencer and Soloman Warfield. Another former Guin, Martin Ruiz participated in the running times and receiving drills. Scouts from the following teams were in attendance: Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, New York Giants and Washington Redskins as well as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. - Youngstown State Football
03/13/18 - Kyle Lauletta, rSr/2018, Richmond, 6-3, 222 (DS#7 QB)[Newsfeed] 27 of the NFL's 32 teams were in attendance as the Spiders held their annual Pro Day Tuesday at Robins Stadium. Despite whipping winds and near-freezing temperatures, one of the biggest crowds of scouts and front-office personnel in years was on hand to see more than a dozen prospects from Richmond and other area schools perform. The main attraction was Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta, who is expected to be the highest-drafted Spider in decades in next month's NFL Draft. Lauletta, who won MVP honors at the Senior Bowl in January and was one of the top quarterbacks in testing at last month's NFL combine, went through a script of more than 60 throws to a group of wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs.
"I think everything went smooth. It's a windy day. It's a little bit cold, so not the best of conditions. But I just came out here and had fun and threw the ball around and I thought I did an OK job," said Lauletta after the workout. "I thought everything was pretty solid. The rest is not in my hands so I'm just going to keep preparing, keep working out and doing everything I've got to do on my end and let the rest take care of itself." With every NFL team on hand except the Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins, 49ers, and Seahawks, Lauletta took the field around 11:30 AM and spent nearly an hour going through a pre-planned program of throws as well as specific routes requested by different teams. Afterwards, he met one-on-one with representatives from several teams – including former NFL quarterback and current Cardinals QB coach Byron Leftwich – before answering questions from local and national media. - Richmond Football
03/13/18 - Ebenezer Ogundeko, rSr/2018, Tennessee State, 6-3, 240 (DS#23 DE)[Newsfeed] Tennessee State football held its annual Pro Day on Monday morning at the Indoor Football Facility in front of representatives from 23 National Football League organizations and two Canadian Football League teams. Ten former Tigers from the 2017 squad and three others from the 2016 team showed off their abilities in numerous facets, including strength, speed, agility and positional skills. Defensive end Ebenezer "Ebo" Ogundeko, wide receiver Patrick Smith and kicker Lane Clark highlighted the Tigers Pro Day. Ogundeko displayed a 32" vertical and 27 repetition in the bench press. The lifting mark would have ranked third of all edge players and linebackers at this year's NFL combine. Smith posted a 4.55 in the 40 yard dash and showed well during his position work. The December graduate impressed with his route running, speed and catching abilities. Clark tested in the bench and vertical before kicking. The kicker showed off his leg strength kicking field goals as deep as 57 yards and putting numerous balls in the end zone on kickoffs. - Tennessee State Football
03/13/18 - Connor Hilland, Sr/2018, William & Mary, 6-4, 296 (DS#41 OT)[Newsfeed] The William & Mary football program held its annual pro day Monday afternoon at Zable Stadium, as five former Tribe players worked out for 20 representatives from 18 NFL teams. The teams on hand holding the NFL combine-style workout included the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. The former Tribe players participating in the event were offensive lineman Connor Hilland, offensive lineman Chris Durant, tight end Andrew Caskin, defensive tackle Isaiah Stephens and long snapper Jesse Anderson. - William & Mary Football
03/12/18 - James Crawford, rSr/2018, Illinois, 6-1, 239 (DS#59 OLB)[Newsfeed] A total of four former Fighting Illini football players took part in Illinois' annual NFL Pro Day Monday morning, March 12, at the Illinois Football Performance Center and Irwin Indoor Practice Center in front of at least 20 NFL scouts. Taking part in Thursday's workouts were four Fighting Illini from the small 2018 senior class – seniors from the 2018 Fighting Illini – DE/LB James Crawford, OL Christian DiLauro, RB Kendrick Foster and WR Malik Turner. DiLauro and Foster participated fully, while Crawford (vertical leap) and Turner (bench press) were limited due to injuries. Former Illini cornerback Jaylen Dunlap also was present but unable to participate due to injury. The Illini started off with measurements and vertical leap testing inside the Performance Center before moving to the Irwin Indoor complex for speed an agility drills. After the drill testing, the Fighting Illini took part in position-specific drills on the turf at the Irwin Practice Facility. Many were also interviewed by scouts. - Illinois Football