When NFL scouts go to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for UNC’s pro day, they’ll see a different Marquise Williams than what last year’s film shows. Williams finished last season at 228 pounds, and he says he’s down to 215. And they’ll see a quarterback who isn’t too keen on taking off and running at the next level like he did for the Tar Heels.
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After 3 days and 256 picks, University of Montana Linebacker Brock Coyle was still without a team. However, the Former Griz captain was quickly signed to a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
Brock Coyle is one step closer to his dream. After his impressive pro day at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on March 18, Coyle’s draft stock has risen from undrafted to being a projected sixth- or seventh-round pick, according to CBS Sports.
A mere 1/100th of a second made running back Chris Johnson a millionaire in the NFL Draft.
Following his senior season at East Carolina University, Johnson was the boy in the bubble coming into the 2008 NFL Draft. If the picks fell right, he might have been taken in the second round on the first day of the draft. If things didn’t play out his way or his stock fell for some reason or another, the NCAA record holder in all-purpose yardage could have easily dropped to the third round or lower, sitting around the television as player after player got picked instead of him.
LOS ANGELES — The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they've always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night following a rare rain delay at Chavez Ravine.
Jay Gonzalez finally stood still long enough for me to get a good shot of him. As the person who brings speed to the top of the Shorebird lineup, Jay has made a nice transition from Aberdeen to Delmarva.
The 49ers drafted Eli Harold in the third round of this year's NFL Draft, and he has stood out with mentions of his speed. Grant Cohn said he almost thought he was watching Aldon Smith on one play Wednesday. He also said Harold was the first rookie to beat Joe Staley in one-on-one pass rush work since Aldon Smith in 2011. Cohn is particularly high on Harold.
Ike Taylor officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, putting an end to a productive 12-year career -- all in Pittsburgh Steelers black and gold. The 34-year-old cornerback was with the team for two Super Bowl wins and three conference championships.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Junior Skylar Kuykendall was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Newcomer of the Year in a vote by the university sports information directors.
Kuykendall became the first LSU player since 2009 and only the 14th in school history to reach the 30-win mark in a season. The Jasper, Alabama native led the nation in wins a majority of the season and even held an 11-match win streak through part of SEC play.