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  1. Josh McCown would be short-term answer

    Pat Yasinskas

    When I looked at Josh McCown's bio Tuesday night, I saw Rodney Peete. I'm talking circa 2002 when Peete quietly landed with the Carolina Panthers and ended up as the starter. In my eyes, the McCown of today and the Peete of more than a decade ago ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Jeremy Hill is ready for NFL

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- In our final installment of features on guys who prepared for the scouting combine at IMG Academy, we turn to LSU running back Jeremy Hill. We'll see how he does in the workouts, but it's clear this is one smart guy. Hill came o...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. Versatility should help Zack Martin

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Zack Martin is going to his hometown this weekend, but that doesn't mean he's going home. Aside from dinner with his family Saturday night, the trek to Indianapolis is purely a business trip. Martin, an Indianapolis native, will...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  4. The best running back in the draft?

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- What is turning out to be one of the best stories of this year's NFL draft almost ended with Terrance West selling clothes. After a year at a prep school, the running back didn't have any scholarship offers. "I went back home...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. The next Lavonte David?

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Since the moment he was drafted, Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David has been compared to soon-to-be Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks. Well, now there's a new twist on that. David, who made All-Pro, is becoming the standard of compar...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  6. Trimmer Stephon Tuitt ready for combine

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- When Stephon Tuitt arrived at IMG Academy in early January, he had the build of a defensive tackle. That's why a visitor was shocked to hear it was Tuitt -- and not a linebacker -- going through speed drills Monday afternoon. ...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  7. Taylor Lewan ready for big combine

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is a guy with a sense of humor. That's a good thing because Lewan can laugh at himself as he reflects on the journey that brought him from a high school nose tackle to a likely first-round ...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  8. Pre-combine scouting trip

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm making my annual pilgrimage down to Bradenton, Fla., on Monday. That's the home of IMG Academy, where some of this year's top draft prospects are doing their preparation for the scouting combine. IMG's football operation is run by former NFL q...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  9. Sharrif Floyd not ready to look back

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- On a sun-splashed Florida afternoon, Sharrif Floyd sat and chatted about where he's been and where he's going. It's a remarkable story, one that should fill Floyd with a sense of accomplishment. But that's not the case. "Some...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. An alternative to Tony Gonzalez?

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON , Fla. -- As the Atlanta Falcons watch the workouts at the NFL scouting combine this week, it's pretty much a certainty their coaches and scouts will be keeping a close eye on Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert. The Falcons have been lobb...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  11. Forget Olympics, Hunt headed for NFL

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- When he came to the United States from his native Estonia in 2008, Margus Hunt viewed America as the land of opportunity. "My goal and vision was to be in the Olympics in 2012," Hunt said. That didn't happen. Instead, Hunt wi...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  12. Richardson taking confidence to combine

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- When you talk to Sheldon Richardson, it's a waste of time to beat around the bush. You can make subtle implications that he's "outspoken" or "confident," but Richardson will take you right to the point. "I'm cocky, to most pe...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  13. Montee Ball could be 'special' RB

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Montee Ball has heard the talk and, contrary to what you might expect, he likes it. "They say I'm not special," the University of Wisconsin running back said Monday after a pre-combine workout at IMG Academy. "They say I'm not e...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  14. Manti Te'o ready for NFL combine

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be the center of attention when the NFL scouting combine opens later this week and most of the NFC South teams are likely to be watching closely. Te'o has been in the headlines since ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  15. Pre-combine scouting trip

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm about to begin my annual pilgrimage down to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. To do some pre-combine stories. IMG has more than 30 prospects who have been doing its combine preparation, which is run by former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. Ironica...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  16. Panthers' Kuechly is best defensive rookie

    Pat Yasinskas

    There's a lot of talk out there about who should be the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year. Andrew Luck? Robert Griffin III? Russell Wilson? Doug Martin? You could go on for days with that one. But there's another, less-talked-about question ou...

    Blog | December 13, 2012