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  1. Texans, Rams, Bucs facing draft dilemmas

    Mike Sando

    The short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium to the players' hotel at the NFL scouting combine earlier this week provided a good opportunity to ask an NFL general manager what he thought of the quarterbacks available in the 2014 draft. "It's a hard group...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Is 49ers' championship window closing?

    Mike Sando

    A high-ranking NFL personnel evaluator I ran across at the NFL scouting combine Thursday morning said he was hearing sensational stories about the San Francisco 49ers. He would not elaborate because the stories were unsubstantiated, but we can assume...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Going, going, gone: West picks by 40 times

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-three of the 38 players NFC West teams drafted in 2013 ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February. The chart shows the times they recorded, providing a feel for the track speed teams from this division added through the dr...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. Inside Slant: Alex Smith vs. Matt Cassel

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith, Tom Brady and the NFL scouting combine played starring roles in the Inside Slant podcast Wednesday. 2008-2012 Cassel vs. Smith QB Cassel Smith W-L 29-33-0 27-17-1 Comp. 1,181 855 Att. 2,005 ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  5. NFL big plays: Who and what makes them

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams spent Sunday watching running backs and wide receivers work out at the NFL scouting combine. As always, teams are looking for players with big-play ability. But what is a big play? In my experience, NFL teams tend to see them as runs ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Combine rumors

    Mike Sando

    The 2013 NFL scouting combine has not yet finished. Defensive players work out Monday and Tuesday. Defensive backs still have psychological testing and interviews with team personnel. Around the NFC West: Feb. 25, 2013 Arizona Cardin...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  7. On guards: How early to draft best ones

    Mike Sando

    General managers and coaches have been known to send figurative smoke screens from the NFL scouting combine regarding their draft intentions. On the surface, at least, the rest of the NFC West has to hope Arizona general manager Steve Keim is seri...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  8. On the Packers' Kaepernick Commission

    Mike Sando

    This just in from the NFL scouting combine: The Green Bay Packers have called off the search for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. They're now focusing on ways to stop Kaepernick and other fleet quarterbacks from replicating the 181-y...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  9. Schwartz: Rams' new DC future head coach

    Mike Sando

    Coaches tend to say nice things about their friends in the business. Our job is to identify what's meaningful or at least noteworthy. Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's comments from the NFL scouting combine regarding new St. Louis Rams defensive ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We'll be gathering Thursday at 1 p.m. ET for the next NFC West chat. Here's the link. Hope to see you there. We have much to discuss, including the NFL scouting combine. However, while the process began Wednesday, on-field ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  11. Around the NFC West: Combine's timing

    Mike Sando

    The NFL scouting combine has traditionally served another purpose beyond evaluating college prospects. For years, team executives and agents have used the event as a springboard into free agency. That might not be the case to the same extent this ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  12. NFL scouting combine preview: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback is the most obvious and critical need area for the Cardinals. The team can...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  13. Around the NFC West: QB draft lessons

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals head to the NFL scouting combine with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and an unsettled situation at quarterback. Around the NFC West: Feb. 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Cards' free agency pl...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  14. Programming note: See you in a bit

    Mike Sando

    Upcoming NFL Schedule Event Date Scouting combine Feb. 20-26 Free agency opens March 12 Owners meetings March 17-20 Draft April 25-27 Thanks to all for a great 2012 season on the NFC West blog. ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  15. Closer look at Colin Kaepernick's long run

    Mike Sando

    There are no blockers or play-action fakes to deal with when prospective NFL athletes compete at the scouting combine each February. That helps explain why Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook could not catch San Francisco 49ers quarterback Col...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  16. Putting to rest bad info on Rams' Brockers

    Mike Sando

    Kenny from Arizona expressed concerns over St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers after hearing the former LSU standout had posted poor results in the bench press at the scouting combine. "I don't want to see another Jimmy Kennedy out there...

    Blog | May 02, 2012