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By on March 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

The much respected NFL insider spoke with John Congemi from the Combine about what the Dolphins may do with the 15th pick in the draft. Don’t miss Mortensen’s opinion on how the Dolphins stack up against the Patriots and Jets in the AFC East.


Watch the interview here:


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By on March 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray played four years for the Sooners and finished his career with an impressive total of 50 rushing touchdowns as well as 13 more through the air. As a senior, he went over 1,200 yards rushing and at 6’1 and 207lbs, he is expected to be able to accomplish some serious things in the NFL.

Speaking with the media at the Combine, Murray discussed competing, what separates him from other running backs, the tradition at Oklahoma, and more:


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By on March 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Ryan Williams is quite familiar with the Dolphins’ home field  of Sun Life Stadium. This past November Williams ran for 142 yards and 2 TD’s on just 14 carries in propelling Virginia Tech to a 31-17 victory over the University of Miami.

Williams ran for over 1,600 yards in 2009 for the Hokies, but only ran for 477 yards in 2010 due to injury and a 3-back rotation implemented by Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer.

By on March 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

Blaine Gabbert, quarterback out of the University of Missouri, has been projected by many draft experts to be the top passer in the 2011 draft. Gabbert has NFL size, measuring in at 6-5, to go along with a strong arm and good mobility. Gabbert led Missouri to a 10-3 record in 2011, including throwing for over 300 yards in a win against Oklahoma, who was the #1 ranked team in the country at the time.

By on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Ryan Mallett, the University of Arkansas quarterback, faced many questions at the NFL Combine about drug use allegations. Mallett appeared somewhat frustrated when dealing with the questions. The Finsiders debate if this is a red flag for teams who might be considering drafting a quarterback.


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By on February 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure met with the media at the Combine in Indianapolis to discuss his future in the NFL. Leshoure ran for over 1,600 yards in 2010 while rushing for 17 touchdowns and catching three more. He spoke with the press about his training and preparation for the combine, what he thinks about his NFL future, and more:


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By on February 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

According to many draft experts, one of the quarterbacks who looked the best during on-field drills at the combine was Christian Ponder out of Florida State. Ponder battled thru injuries to lead FSU to wins over state rivals Florida and Miami which highlighted a 10 win season for the Seminoles. Ponder appears fully healthy these days and was named MVP of the Senior Bowl last month in Mobile.

By on February 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Alabama WR Julio Jones is expected to be a definite first round pick in this April’s draft after a very productive career for the Crimson Tide. He caught seven touchdown passes in 2010 and finished with 15 TD’s in his three years at ‘Bama. He had four 100-yard receiving games this past season, including monster days at Tennessee (221 yards) and against Auburn (199).

By on February 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

The future stars of the NFL have reported to Indianapolis for the start of the Scouting Combine. Today, we continue our series of breakdowns to show you some of the drills that the players will be asked to do in order to prove their value to the 32 teams in attendance.

Earlier this week, Sam Madison broke down the 40-yard dash and today, it’s the “L” drill, where players are asked to run a quick cone drill to demonstrate not just speed, but also balance and agility:


By on February 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

With the start of the NFL Scouting Combine now just a couple of days away, it’s time to start to better understand the different drills and routines that the soon-to-be NFL players will be going through in Indianapolis.

First up, the 40-yard dash. Sam Madison, a pretty quick guy in his own right, breaks down the importance of the 40 and the different techniques and tricks to try and get the fastest time possible.

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